Flying with a Prosthesis

This was something I was concerned about before I took my first flight after my surgery & chemo mainly because I am that person they pick on for the additional search & invariably cause the scanner to beep!

So I flew minus my watch, no under wired bras anymore anyway, no sparkly TShirt & wore slip on shoes & I sailed through no problem.

I did however, at the last minute decide to leave my swim prosthesis behind but now having read this article l'll definitely take it next time!

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Here's getting back to the new normal! ๐ŸŽ€

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  • Such a useful article and certainly covered a lot of points that I had not even considered. Thank you for sharing.

  • It's surprising isn't it the new 'normal' but I was so reassured after my first flight, so I thought the article was well worth sharing! Safe Travels! โœˆ๏ธ

  • I always get singled out so wore my softee , but last couple of times prothesis got patted down and just expained to to the girl and she was lovely said her mum had breast cancer.

  • It was really the swimming one I was most bothered about, incase they decided it was 'liquid' like lipstick! ๐Ÿ’„

    I think the metal free, bling free clothes helped & I just waltzed through!

    I thought the article was good & reassuring especially as you like me are always the one who gets the extra scrutiny!

    Take Care & Happy Flying โœˆ๏ธ

  • I haven't had any problems wearing mine through security!!

  • Have you taken a swim prosthesis in hand luggage through Security?

  • Not in my hand luggage but packed with swimsuit etc in main bag. I have never been asked about either, just lucky?

  • Wow so so relieved! Than you for posting. It's not just the BC that has given me cause to hate being touched / looked at, goes back to childhood. Of course I'm an adult now! Still good to hear / read very much appreciated xxx

  • It was the easiest trip through Security ever as it happened! I'll take the swim one when l go to France next year but put it in my Hold luggage. ๐Ÿ’•

  • I've flown several.times with my swimming prosthesis in.my suitcase and I had no problem.

  • Thanks pinkie15 thats really good to know.

    Hope you're doing well ๐Ÿ’Best Wishes for Christmas