Testimonials

Adventures with my Luggie

Maureen on Luggie in Japan - Multiple SclerosisI bought my Luggie from Scooters Australia in October 2010. Since my MS progressed and I needed mobility aids to get about outside, I was always on the lookout for better lighter devices. When I travelled in the past, I use the lightest electric wheelchair that I could find. But as soon as I saw a video demonstration of the Luggie at the Independent Living Centre, I had to have it. I bought one the very next day.
Since I bought it I have been travelling to so many different places and more often, because the small light scooter has been so easy to use.... My scooter is nearly four and a half years old now and I love it! ....
I can't wait for the next trip!

 

Dr Maureen Corrigan

Melbourne, Feb 2015

 

Here I am in Iceland (July 2015). It's a bit cold!

Maureen on Luggie in Iceland - Multiple Sclerosis
March 2018. Maureen recently upgraded to a Luggie Elite, after eight years travelling the world on her trusty Luggie Standard.

Read more travel stories from Maureen

Shopping with Karen

Karen Shopping on Luggie Mobility ScooterJust a note to let you know how much my LUGGIE means to me. I love shopping & to get around the very large shopping centres meant trying to hire a centre scooter & if you hadn’t booked well in advance then no hope, so I was restricted to a small area of the shops, not ideal for a dedicated shopper!! Now with my fantastic LUGGIE I can shop & go for coffee as much as I like. It is so easy to manage, fold & get in & out of the car. Life is so much better now. Thanks again for all your help.

 

Karen K.

Scott Travels the World

Scott on Luggie Mobility Scooter in London - Multiple Sclerosis Scott on Luggie next to Cliff - Multiple SclerosisHello, my name is Scott Sanderon and I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. I am quite limited in my ability to walk and have to rely on a mobility scooter to travel any distance.

My wife and I very much enjoy travelling and exploring foreign parts. I purchased a Luggie Scooter three and a half years ago and have used it extensively both at home and overseas.

So far our trips with the scooter have included New Zealand, America and our last trip to Hong Kong, London, Bruges and Paris.

The Luggie has been reliable, easy to handle with fantastic range and capable of travelling on all sorts of terrain.

It is easy to fold up to put on airplanes and is easy to handle in the wheeled carry bag I bought. You can tragel with it on airplanes at no extra charge.

Although I was able to buy a spare battery in London, I would also recommend taking a spare battery. I carried it under the seat to greatly increase my range when exploring Paris.

With the Lithium-ion battery the scooter is light enough to be folded and lifted and put into motor vehicles, especially taxis.

I would also recommend the optional wheeled carry bag, which makes it easier to handle once folded and also protects the scooter from any rough handling at airports.

 

Read more about Scott in this NRMA article

Roz at the Hospital

Yesterday I took my luggie to the hospital and as I sat on a bench near the doors of the hospital I started to unfold luggie,  by the time I had finished I realised I had a little audience watching me put it up and was hit with many questions. I was wondering if you could send up some business cards so when i am asked again I can give them a card. Thanks for your help. I love it,  so easy and has changed my usual routine of having to wait to find someone to go shoppin with, don't have to now, can go myself........ Freedom

 

From Roz

Meg's Travels

Meg's Luggie Mobility Scooter in Paris Meg on Luggie Mobility Scooter in LondonI have just returned from a four week trip to the UK and France with two lady friends of mine and the trusted LUGGIE!!

Meg (2014)

 

Just came back from another great overseas trip - this time in Dubai. Couldn't do any of this without my Luggie!

Meg (January 2015)

Ray in North Carolina

Ray on Luggie Mobility Scooter in North CarolinaI thought I would drop you a note to let you know how well my "Luggie" went on our recent overseas trip.

Initially I sought permission from Qantas for "Luggie" to travel from Melbourne to New York . I was referred to their Dangerous Goods Department due to the Lithium Batteries and permission was granted for these to travel in the cabin. American Airlines also recognised the Qantas assessment on a subsequent trip from New York to Raleigh North Carolina.

On arrival at Melbourne Airport it was a breeze to check in and then ride the scooter through all the security stations right up to the door of the aircraft. The security officers were impressed by my “oversized skate board”. I then disassembled Luggie and took the batteries with me into the cabin and left the engineers to stow the now very light Luggie with the rest of the luggage in the hold.

Arriving in Los Angeles Luggie was presented to me at the gate and I rode it through all of the Customs and Immigration Stations. I then boarded the flight to New York and gave Luggie back to the airline staff in the same way as when I left Melbourne.

I have gone into this detail for the benefit of other Luggie owners as there was debate when boarding as to whether I could access it while in transit in Los Angeles.

New York was a highlight particularly riding Luggie through Central Park on a warm autumn Sunday. We then drove through North and South Carolina and Luggie was always in the car and assisting my mobility and independence . It was so easy to load it into cars, to go to restaurants, for sightseeing and shopping. I was amazed at the positive response to it from so many people during the trip who would stop and ask me where I got such a "cool" scooter.

Ray Travelling Overseas on Luggie Mobility ScooterOur final part of the trip was a cruise from Charlotte North Carolina, down through the Caribbean Sea to Columbia then through the Panama Canal to Mexico and ending in Los Angeles. It was funny to watch the waiters onboard ship decide whose turn it was to park and then return Luggie to me at the dining table. I used Luggie to get around on the ship. On-shore excursions, even when the transfer from the ship to shore was via Tenders, it was easily lifted aboard.

There was only one occasion during the whole trip that Luggie was not able to be used. Arriving in Mexico we had booked a tour to San Sebastian, a small original C16th mining village high in the mountains. The narrow streets of San Sebastian where made of large river stones laid like cobble stones. If the road had have been in reasonable condition I might have been able to navigate these streets however they were poorly repaired and it was obvious that Luggie would not cope with the challenge. The problem was overcome with the help of some of the locals and a lift in their car.

I can fully endorse Luggie as a scooter for those with mobility issues who want to travel overseas.

Ray Kirkwood