The Akron-Canton Airport is the closest airport to Akron Children's Hospital. It is 13 miles from the hospital. There are several options for ground transportation that will get you to the hospital from the airport. Please allow 30-60 minutes travel time, depending on time of day and traffic.
The Cleveland Hopkins Airport is 42.1 miles from Akron Children's Hospital. Ground transportation options from the airport to the hospital include rental cars, taxis and the Greyhound bus. Please allow 45-90 minutes travel time, depending on time of day and traffic.
Find out about the TSA guidelines for persons with disabilities and medical conditions.
Parents can also read the TSA guidelines specific to children with disabilities.
Angel Flight of Georgia
Angel Flight of Georgia can provide free air transportation to patients with medical hardships who cannot, either for financial or other reasons, ride commercial airlines. These can be routine medical treatments, one-time operations or other compassionate purposes. Patients must be ambulatory, able to travel in a non-pressurized aircraft, and preferably, with a travel companion (relative, friend or nurse).
Angel Flight of Georgia is the original volunteer pilot organization serving those who reside in or are traveling to or through the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Carolinas. However, we know angels everywhere and can coordinate with other volunteer pilot organizations within the Air Care Alliance, if needs extend beyond our reach.
Dekalb Peachtree Airport
2000 Airport Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Phone: Toll-free 1-877-4 AN ANGEL or local 770-452-7958
CAREFORCE - Continental
Provides assistance to those with financial need for air transportation for medical care. For information, call Bob Jack at 281-261-6626, or Melia Reed at 281-360-5374. Find out how you can donate your Continental OnePass miles to people in need.
Children's Flight of Hope
Provide free private air transportation to and from medical facilities for critically ill or injured children (with their families or guardians) who, due to medical, financial or logistical reasons, are unable to travel to their destination by any other mode.
113 Edinburgh South, Suite 210
Cary, NC 27511
Corporate Angel Network Inc.
Arranges free travel on corporate jets for cancer patients, bone marrow donors and bone marrow recipients, as long as they:
Parents may travel with child.
Westchester County Airport
One Loop Road
White Plains, NY 10604-1215
Phone: Toll-free 1-866-328-1313 or 914-328-1313
KidCares Program - Northwest Airlines
Donated WorldPerks miles are used to provide free air travel for a child, accompanied by one parent or guardian, to obtain needed medical treatment.
Northwest KidCares Program
Northwest Airlines, Inc.
2700 Lone Oak Parkway, Department A1350
Eagan, MN 55121
Midwest Express Miracle Miles
Two free flights, thereafter flights are discounted (based on availability.)
Miles for Kids In Need - American Airlines
Since 1989, AAdvantage members have donated unused miles to help kids in need. These miles provide transportation for children from needy families who require medical treatment that's not available where they live.
Special Programs MD 1394
P.O. Box 619616
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9616
Phone: Toll-free 1-800-882-8880
Miracle Flights for Kids
2756 N. Green Valley Parkway #115
Green Valley, NV 89014-2120
National Patient Travel HELPLINE
Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical air transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical air transportation network.
Phone: Toll-free 1-800-296-1217
Bridgeton, MO 63044
Phone: 314-298-9770 or toll-free 1-888-354-5757
United Way/Delta SkyWish Program
Jan M. McDaniel
Special Projects Manager, 211
United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Phone: Toll-free 1-877-327-8211
We rely on your generosity to provide quality medical care to every child who needs us.
(8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)
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