Can I take my SmartScoot™ electric scooter on American Airlines?


The SmartScoot™ makes American Airlines’ approved list of mobility aids. The electric scooter was designed to meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations for traveling with mobility scooters and lithium-ion batteries.

American Airlines staff also can help stow or retrieve your battery for you. And your SmartScoot™ will be waiting for you when you deplane.

The airline offers pre-boarding, deplaning and airport assistance. You can call in advance to request special assistance. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) also offers a helpline for travelers who need extra support.  You should call the TSA Cares helpline 3 days before departure with questions about screening policies and what to expect at the security checkpoint. Travelers requiring extra assistance can also request a passenger support specialist to help them at the airport.

The scooter’s battery is rated at 288 watt-hours and contains less than 25 grams of lithium content. Weighing only 40 pounds when fully assembled, it breaks down into smaller, lightweight parts. Ask for a gate check tag, ride your SmartScoot™ electric scooter to the end of the jetway and leave it there. Fold down the steering column, remove the battery and bring it with you on the plane.

You can download the SmartScoot ™battery compliance certificate here and take it with you on your next flight.





More about SmartScoot™

SmartScoot™ is a foldable, lightweight, electric mobility scooter. It’s perfect for the elderly, the disabled, or anyone who leads an active lifestyle but needs help getting around. Our lightweight, folding mobility scooters are easy to use, transport, and store. Weighing only 40 pounds when fully assembled, SmartScoot™ mobility scooters can break down into smaller, ultra-lightweight parts. Because of this, it comfortably fits into almost any vehicle’s trunk! In addition, With up to 12 miles of battery range in a single charge of its lithium-ion battery, your SmartScoot™ folding mobility scooter will never leave you in a bind.

The SmartScoot™ lightweight folding mobility scooter can serve all your needs!

SmartScoot™ lightweight folding mobility scooter features an adjustable, comfortable seat. It can accommodate almost any body type, with a 300 lb. weight capacity. Additionally, its adjustable rear wheel width adds an extra touch of stability to your ride. As a result of its small size, SmartScoot™ can travel on planes and cruise ships!

Will you use your lightweight mobility scooter for everyday uses like shopping? Perhaps it be used for travel on airplanes or cruises. Will your scooter need to be easily carried upstairs or frequently climb hills? Maybe your ideal mobility scooter needs to fill all of these roles. SmartScoot™can serve all your needs!