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16 minutes ago, chi6488 said:

My mother in law might get a b2 visa.  She cant read or write english and has never traveled by air.

you have no specific question here....no need to be able to read or write in English or having traveled before by airplane...to get to the USA

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Personally, I would prepare the person and give us much information as I can and make sure to have a point of contact Whatsapp, FB messenger , international phone plans if the senior doesn't know how to use the smartphone. will make it easy to find them and know their steps in the airport. (make it less stressful)

And usually the piece of advice in the airport is follow people and Also, the person may find somebody from the same citizen who speaks the native language and English, will be able to help them in the airport.

 

Good luck

 


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If you’re not flying a super budget airline, it may also be worth mentioning to the airline, certainly the cabin attendants are usually helpful with first time and nervous flyers. Presumably wherever she’s flying from  will have other people speaking her language on the flight and possibly /probably at least some of the crew too. Knowing what language she speaks and where she’s going will help, for example being Spanish going to a large California airport is easy.

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Where would she be flying into? And where is she from?

 I completed all of the visa information that would have been required from my fiancé online (Lufthansa) and remember there is a paper customs form that will need to be completed (if she is not a resident or citizen) and handed in (I printed one out for my fiancé and he completed the form on the plane using my example).

My fiancé spoke very little English when he traveled to the US.... I know it’s intimidating....

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43 minutes ago, Alabamak1 said:

you have no specific question here....no need to be able to read or write in English or having traveled before by airplane...to get to the USA

Must be nice to live in a land of black and white (and grey isn’t an option).....where inference isn’t assumed. Because what I derived from the post is completely different than what you did.....I see someone concerned about how their loved one is going to make the journey.....and you see it as there’s not a question mark at the end of a post.

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1 minute ago, janet3 said:

Must be nice to live in a land of black and white (and grey isn’t an option).....where inference isn’t assumed. Because what I derived from the post is completely different than what you did.....I see someone concerned about how their loved one is going to make the journey.....and you see it as there’s not a question mark at the end of a post.

Plus, the heading of the thread is the question, the first post is just a bit of background.

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I must have flown to at least 20 countries where I do not speak the local language, certainly not insurmountably. Also been through US immigration where people around me have not spoken English, they manage.

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3 minutes ago, Boiler said:

I mist have flown to at least 20 countries where I do not speak the local language, certainly not insurmountably.

Touché 

As have I......but entering can be nerve wracking and full of apprehension. And if your skin isn’t thick and you’ve never done it before it can be terrifying.....

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most airports have signs in ENGLISH and their own language.

 

We take it for granted we can read and write English.  Well, most americans

 

Has anyone ever paid for the wheelchair or cart service?? Contacted the airline they flew??

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Not sure about signs in English, well not way back when.


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Perhaps she can have sheets of paper with the questions in English on one side and her language on the other. That way she can show the paper and people can point her the right way. As for immigrations you can write a letter with all the information about where she’s staying, etc. wheelchair definitely is beneficial with speed and there’s someone rolling you around to exactly where you need to be. Convenient if it doesn’t hurt the ego of course  😁

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Wheelchair is a possible option, some airlines don’t like doing it if it’s not strictly necessary, if you go that route make sure she knows she’s expected to sit and wait on the plane till everyone else has deplaned. 

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2 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

you have no specific question here....no need to be able to read or write in English or having traveled before by airplane...to get to the USA

, many eldrerly fly without being able to read and write even in their own language

made 6 trips to morocco and other countries

the stewardess will help them fill out the visa paper they fill out on the plane

these stewardess's and steward's speak multiple languages 

good to inform the airline that they could require assistance with airport connections as they will not be able to read the boarding boards at airport

also saw other passengers help people 

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