Edinburgh is our local airport. We spent Christmas with the family in Jersey returning on 28th Dec. As I have said previously, my husband has quite severe rheumatoid arthritis and that day was a bad day for him - climbing or descending stairs out of question. On the puddle jump from Jersey to Gatwick - no problems - hoist available in Jersey. Gatwick was fine but Edinburgh - nothing. No jetty, so it was a case of my husband being strapped into the narrow wheelchair and 2 attendants lifting him down the steps. It was 9.30pm and pretty foul weather, one of the attendants actually slipped on the steps, fortunately he did not harm himself but in this day and age, and for a capital city, this service is not acceptable.
We arrived at stand 8, and it is quite a walk from there to the door which is at Gate 1 & 1a.
As previously mentioned the attendants are marvellous, very willing and on one or two occasions have actually accompanied us on the bus to the car park to help me with our luggage.
We are flying from Edi later this month so will hope that there is a jetty available otherwise since it is a 757 with quite a lot of steps to climb, it may be another human lift up the steps.