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medical & special requirements - The Travelchair, Support Harness & On Board wheelchair

The TravelChair 

Monarch are pleased to announce they are one of only two airlines to offer the MERU Travelchair onboard.

What is the TravelChair?

The TravelChair is a unique chair that fits into a standard airline seat giving firm, postural support for disabled children whilst they fly. It is suitable for children from 3 – 11 years (depending on their size). The adjustable headrest, footrest and body harness provide various levels of postural support which can allow even severely disabled children the option to fly.

Monarch do not charge for this facility and can be requested through our customer services department.

All Monarch Cabin Crew are trained in the installation and use of the TravelChair.

Support and Cares Harness

Cares Harness

The Cares Harness has been designed for children age 1 year and older who weigh 22-44lbs (10-20kg) and whose height is 40 inches (100cms) or less. The child must be able to sit upright unassisted.

The Cares Harness is available upon request from our customer services department at no extra cost. 

Support Harness

We offer a support harness for both child and adult passengers with special needs. 

The child support harness is suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 15 years and the adult support harness is designed for adults with special needs from 16 years plus, although the harness used will be dependent upon the size of the child/adult.

The Support Harness is available upon request from our customer services department at no extra cost.

Onboard Wheelchair

An Onboard Wheelchair is provided for passengers who, due to disability or injury have difficulty moving around the aircraft.

If you plan to travel alone and it becomes evident at any stage that you will not be self-reliant, Monarch may insist on the presence of a carer or companion and regrettably may have to refuse carriage if you cannot comply with this requirement.

The wheelchairs are designed for passengers to be self boarding, cabin crew are not authorised to lift passengers on/off wheelchairs however the crew will push to and from the toilet, providing they feel capable of doing so.

The Onboard Wheelchair is available upon request from our customer services department at no extra cost. 

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