Flying with bandages
Has anyone ever had any trouble at airport security with bandying on.
I have a 10 hours flight to do and was hoping I could travel bandaged to make things more comfortable. Will a doctors note be okay or would they make me cut them off ?
I have bandaged people before flights - none have been required to remove them. Some security staff may ask you to go through the metal detectors a few times.p! If your doctor is able to give you a letter, then take it with you, but they may think it's unnecessary.
I fly long hall 5 times per year and have never had problems at security - I have full leg flat knit garments on both legs and usually put wraps on top when I fly. I do have a doctors letter on me just in case, but never have had to use it at security
Flying long haul is NOt easy when in flight, especially with bilateral lower extremity LE. Ensure you have isle seat, it's worth paying for premium/more leg room seats (or business class if you can afford it!). Get up and walk around every 20-30 minutes, and drink twice as much water as you would orinatily. On a 10 hour flight I drink at least 3 litres of water and then more after the flight. There are other good flying tips and explanation of what flying cabin pressure does to you, on the Lymphedema Guru webpage - just google it. Lots of excellent practical and medical articles on LE.
Enjoy you trip x
I have flown long haul before just not with bandages I only wore garments . Yes have got premium seats
I think airport security may scrutinise even more than they were following the recent Manchester terror attack. Probably best to get a letter from your GP. I have one as a back up.
I have a sleeve on my arm. The first flight with a sleeve I was asked to take it off. Since then 4 more flights and no problem
As in they made you take off your compression sleeve ??
Yes looked and sent me on my way
Ah they didn't make you fly with it off then
I never had any problem to fly with bandages. Have a nice trip
No put sleeve back on once through security screen
Got a letter from the doctor today thankfully so all should be well,
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