Airport bag2021-06-12T08:24:39+00:00

Airport bag

£109.99

SKU: ABM005 - AM-1 Category:

The Able Move Airport bag includes:

  • 2 x blue padded arm covers
  • 1 x blue leatherette leg strap (one size fits all)
  • 1 x blue Able Move drawstring

The purpose is too provided added safety when a passenger is being lifted into an aircraft seat with foldable arm rests. The covers are fully padded to prevent skin shearing or bruising if a passenger is knocked into the arm rests during a transfer. The leg strap is designed to help keep a passengers legs together when being transferred on the aisle chair, preventing the need for special assistance too physically hold or support the passengers legs. Products can be wiped over with anti-bacterial wipes for infection control if in direct contact with skin. The bags are for airports to purchase but are available for passengers to buy directly.

Note: these are currently made to order, estimated delivery is within 2 weeks of order.

 

Available on back-order

The Able Move Airport Bag has been designed and developed in partnership with moving and handling experts AMTD* alongside special assistance staff at airports. The airport bag provides an added layer of safety and dignity for wheelchair users and as well another tool to reduce risk when supporting a user on and off the aircraft. The padded arms are designed for all foldable arm rests on commercial aircraft, with the exception of bulkhead, business and first class seats. The leatherette strap is a one size fits all, that can be applied to all ranges and sizes of wheelchair users, can be quickly and easily applied around the passengers legs and is secured with velcro. The bag should be accompanied with every aisle chair across the entire airport. Allowing for quick and readily available use. Bags can also be purchased privately.

*AMTD are moving and handling experts based in Lancashire and the North West of the United Kingdom and are rolling out specific moving and handling training within the Aviation Sector.

The ableSling comes in 4 sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • X-Large
  • XX-Large
The most common Child sizes are Small and Medium. The most common Adult sizes are Large and X-Large. Using the picture below, measure ‘C’ and ‘K’ on the individual. With those measurements, identify in the tables below (inches or cms) the best size for the individual. Inches

Sizes

Total Width

Cushion Space - Width (W) x Length (L)

Cushion Thickness

Seat Depth

Back Height

Small 15.5" - total width Up to 15 (W) x 15 (L) Up to 3 15 17
Medium 16.5 - total width Up to 16 (W) x 16 (L) Up to 3 16 18
Large 17.5 - total width Up to 17” (W) x 17” (L) Up to 3 17 19
X-Large 18.5” - total width Up to 18 (W) x 18 (L) Up to 3 18 20
XX-Large 21.5” - total width Up to 20 (W) x 20 (L) Up to 3 21 20
CMS

Sizes

Total Width

Cushion Space - Width (W) x Length (L)

Cushion Thickness

Seat Depth

Back Height

Small 39.37cms - total width Up to 38.10cms (W) x 38.10cms (L) Up to 7.62cms 38.10cms 43.18cms
Medium 41.91cms - total width Up to 40.64cms (W) x 40.64cms (L) Up to 7.62cms 40.64cms 40.64cms
Large 44.45cms - total width Up to 43.18cms (W) x 43.18cms (L) Up to 7.62cms 43.18cms 48.26cms
X-Large 46.99cms - total width Up to 45.72cms (W) x 45.72cms (L) Up to 7.62cms 45.72cms 50.80cms
XX-Large 54.61cms - total width Up to 53.34cms (W) x 53.34cms (L) Up to 7.62cms 53.34cms 50.80cms
Still unsure, you can contact us:
  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here
Using the picture above when measuring for the ableSling Lite, measure ‘C', ‘G’ and 'F' on the individual. With those measurements, identify below the best size for the individual.
  • Sizes
    • Child
      • Top of head rest to bottom of back - up to 25.6" or 65cm
      • Seat width - up to 13.4" or 34cm
      • Seat depth - up to 14.6" or 37cm
    • Adult - Standard
      • Top of head rest to bottom of back - up to 31.0" or 79cm
      • Seat width - up to 17.7" or 45cm
      • Seat depth - up to 19.2" or 49cm
    • Adult - XL
      • Top of head rest to bottom of back - up to 35" or 89cm
      • Seat width - up to 21.2" or 54cm
      • Seat depth - up to 22.4" or 57cm
Still unsure, you can contact us:
  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here
Using the picture above when measuring for the ableHarness, please measure ‘B' on the individual.
  • Standard Version
    • Maximum Chest Circumference - 86cms to 110cms
  • Child Version
    • Maximum Chest Circumference - 66cms to 86cms
Still unsure, you can contact us:
  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here
  • Powered Wheelchair Version
    • This size will ensure the back length of the ableDry covers the entire wheelchair back - max length is 65cms or 25.5"
    • Width - will cover majority of powered wheelchair sizes (except bariatric)
  • Manual Wheelchair Version
    • This size will ensure the back legnth of the ableDry covers the entire wheelchair back - max length is 35cms or 13.7"
    • Width - will cover majority of manaual wheelchair sizes (except bariatric)
Still unsure, you can contact us:
  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here
  • Small
    • Leg circumference - 21" - 31" inches or 53.5 cms - 79cms
  • Standard
    • Leg circumference - 31" - 41" inches or 79 cms - 104cms
  • Leatherette
    • One size fits all
Still unsure, you can contact us:
  • Using our live chat in the bottom right hand corner and one of the team will be available to help.
  • By email at sales@ablemove.co.uk
  • Through our contact form here
Do you do a children’s ableDry version?2021-05-05T10:13:12+00:00

Our Low Back manual version of our ableDry (wheelchair cover) will be the best option for a child.

Can the ableSlings be used for purpouses other than just flying?2021-04-14T08:50:45+00:00

Absolutely yes – we know from feedback from customers that the ableSling and ableSling Lite can be used for a whole variety of activities such as getting into a beach wheelchair buggy, getting onto a pool hoist with or without the use of a hoist, getting in and out of vehicles, helping get onto a boat, accessing a hot air-balloon, helicopter and so much more. The possibilities are limitless! The ableSling Lite is very good for water based activities as it is able to dry very quickly due to the design and less material than other similar products.

Can I put my own wheelchair cushion into the ableSling?2021-04-14T08:53:22+00:00

Yes, if your wheelchair cushion is less than 3″ thick, falls within the width and length measurements of the ableSeat size you have selected, and has a soft base (so the cushion is flexible).

Please note – If you plan to fly with your ableSeat and the wheelchair cushion you are inserting has a firm base (not flexible), we advise you to check with the airline what the aisle width of the aircraft is in which you are travelling, prior to travel. If the aisle width is only 17″ wide and your cushion is 18″ wide with a firm base, you will not be able to go down the aisle on the aisle chair.

What sizes do you have and how do I measure for the right size?2021-04-14T08:54:40+00:00

The ableSling comes in 4 sizes:

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • X-Large

*Cushion space – this is max space for the insert of a cushion inside the ableSling
**Cushion thickness – this is max thickness of a cushion that will fit inside the ableSling

Sizes

Total Width

Cushion Space – Width (W) x Length (L)

Cushion Thickness

Seat Depth

Back Height

Small 15.5 – total width Up to 15 (W) x 15 (L) Up to 4 15 19
Medium 16.5 – total width Up to 16 (W) x 16 (L) Up to 4 16 19
Large 17.5 – total width Up to 17” (W) x 17” (L) Up to 4 17 21
X-Large 18.5” – total width Up to 18 (W) x 18 (L) Up to 4 18 21

 

Sizing chart and measuring:

Using the picture above, measure ‘C’ and ‘K’ in inches of the person that is going to be using the ableSling.
Using those measurements, identify below the best sized ableSling.

  • If C and K are both less than 15.5″ – select small
  • If either C or K are 0.5″ higher than 15.5″ – select medium
  • If C and K are both less than 16.5″ – select medium
  • If either C or K is 0.5″ higher than 16.5″ – select large
  • If C and K are both less than 17.5″ – select large
  • Anything from 17.5″ up to 19.5″ – select x-large

If you are still unsure, please contact us at sales@ablemove.co.uk and we can help further.

Does the ableSeat or ableSeat Lite come with a headrest/support?2021-04-14T08:55:40+00:00

ableSeat – No

ableSeat Lite – Yes: please note, a headrest comes on all on versions of the ableSeat Lite and is non-detachable.

Do you do a children’s size for the ableSling?2021-04-14T08:56:52+00:00

Our smallest size is the best option for children, however it is always best to check the measurements. The measurements for our small ableSling will cater for a cushion up to 15″ in width and length, with back support length up to 21″.

We can do bespoke orders for smaller sizes upon request, but these are subject to quotation and time frames can take up to 3-4 weeks for delivery. Please email with your request if you need a bespoke order to – sales@ablemove.co.uk

Can the ableSling be used with the Eagle Hoist?2021-04-13T20:28:56+00:00

No – not at this moment in time.

Will special assistance lift me with the ableSling or ableSling Lite when flying?2021-04-14T08:59:13+00:00

Yes – this is far safer than lifting with no transferring equipment at all.

Every special assistance provider who has worked with our products has reported the ableSeat and ableSeat Lite are simple, effective, quick and safe.

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