I see i encouraged a few of you to get on your bikes so i thought id share what i could loosely call travel tips. some to the initiated will sound obvious. i m flying to texas a 14 hr door to door journey on sunday and quite frankly it pushes me to the max .1. prepare early ,you can get 3 mth prescription by law any thing above that is between you and the gatepost. 2 split your meds between checked baggage and unchecked so if you lose one you can survive
3 let the airline know your travelling this is not only if you require a wheelchair .try to contact the ground staff of the airline at the airport the day before .you will not need to stand in any queques.go to the business class check in and say you rang explaining you cant do lines and the quicker you get thro the safer it is .they are normally very helpful and ask for a fastrack ticket through security ,no queuing.at the gate ask for priority boarding youll probably be boarded at the same time as first class . i have nt as yet requested wheel chair assssistance but if your borderline ,given the enormous terminals around the world you d better take it, added bonus at somewhere like us immigration could save you an hour in a queque.
4 . you can take liquid meds on the plane have a letter explaining what they are or at least copy prescriptions. take a weeks more than you need in case of unscheduled delays.
5 wear loose clothing slip on shoes and discard belts if you can before searches
6. carry water sit close to tiolets as your circumstances suit.ask for aisle seat onplane remember you have to be able bodied to sit in emergency exit rows so make them aware as you may put lives at risk if you cant open the door
7.have fun dont forget your flip flops