As you have all helped with my other questions, I hope you can help with this.
This is the email reply from the Company I contacted. We have used them twice before, though I was not quite as disabled then, and we also didn't have an 84 year old with us who needed help.
"Our bus vendor has made a new policy, and that is anything with a motor is not allowed on the bus (Whether it folds up or not). However a foldup push chair is allowed at the canyon. A lift can be ordered with 7 days notice.
Fold up push chairs are ideal at the South Rim. Motorized carts are just too difficult to get to the views."
We can take it apart and lift it into, and out of a luggage compartment without any type of assistance from the Driver. A lift is NOT needed, as I only need the Mobility Scooter at each end. I can get on and off a bus fine, I just can’t walk more than about 100 yards in one go.
The push chairs may be ideal for others, however, I am physically unable to turn the wheels manually for the 3 mile cliff top pathway from Mather Point to Bright Angel Lodge.
I also fail to see how a Manual wheelchair would be easier for someone to be able get to a view than an Electric Scooter. I just wanted to be able to go along the cliff top. My husband, who walked it last trip, said it was totally fine for my Scooter. Paved and quite level.
My husband will be able to push my Mother In Law (84 years), but naturally can’t push us both. Seems my Scooter is allowed on all Airlines, RTC bus services, Monorail and Trams throughout LV, but not on this Tour Company bus.
Does anyone know of a Tour Bus that can help us out.
The scooter is operated by an 18v battery and measures 40 inch length – 20 inch wide. It comes apart and together easily, which we are happy to do, and also load and unload ourselves. All we wanted was transport to and from the South Rim Grand Canyon.