Things to know before you fly (Air Travel medical condition)
Guidelines for medical condition to travel in the flight
You may be necessary or encouraged to obtain a vaccination depending on where you’re going.
Examine all of the frequent flier programs available and ensure that your flight purchases will assist you in achieving premium status.
Copying your passport, visas, and driver’s license is always a good idea. In the case that your credit card information is lost or stolen, it’s also a good idea to make copies of it.
Checking in to your flight ahead of time can earn you bonus points and help you get a better seat, in addition to saving you time at the airport.
If the airline bumps you unwillingly, demand on monetary compensation rather than a voucher.
Check the weather of your destination flight.
If you’re travelling internationally and require a data plan, make sure to look into all of your possibilities.
The most stringent regulations apply to liquids. You are not permitted to bring more than ten bottles with a capacity of 100 ml each in your hand luggage, and all such bottles must be put in a single transparent bag with a capacity of one liter.
Always carry pen in overseas flight to fill the immigration forms.
Who is considered as unfit for air travel or health risk of flying?
Infants under the age of 48 hours.
Women who are in their 36th week of pregnancy (32nd week for multiple pregnancies)
Those suffering from:
angina pectoris or chest pain at rest;
any active communicable disease
Decompression illness after diving;
elevated intracranial pressure owing to bleeding, trauma, or infection
Sinus infections or ear and nose infections, especially if the Eustachian tube is closed;
Stroke and recent myocardial infarction
recent surgery or injury that may have resulted in trapped air or gas, particularly abdominal trauma and gastrointestinal surgery, craniofacial and ocular traumas, brain surgeries, and eye operations involving eyeball penetration;
severe chronic respiratory disease, shortness of breath at rest, or an unresolved pneumothorax
psychotic disease, unless fully controlled.
Who should avoid air travel / traveling in a flight?
People who have ear, nose, or sinus infections or significant congestion may want to avoid flying to avoid pain or injury.
Before travelling, anyone who have recently had surgery, particularly intra-abdominal, neurologic, intrapulmonary, or ophthalmic surgeries, should check with their doctor.
Pregnant women, persons travelling with newborn newborns, and those with pre-existing medical disorders should speak with their doctor about the potential risks of flying travel.
What if the traveller requires Portable Oxygen Concentrator?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not allow passengers to bring portable oxygen tanks or liquid oxygen on board, thus if you need oxygen during a flight, you must utilize a portable oxygen concentrator.
The air/intake filter must not be obstructed during use for a POC to function properly.
Whom to ask help?
You can check with Airlines you are flying with and they will guide you.
Tips to use the Portable Oxygen Concentrator?
Make sure you carry plenty of batteries.
The FAA and airlines require you to have enough batteries to last 150 percent of your projected trip duration.
It is critical that you store your concentrator in a location that allows passengers to stroll and move freely without worry of stumbling over your gadget.
The portable oxygen concentrator tubing must be at least seven feet long when flying, which is long enough for the concentrator to be used while still stored under your seat, according to the FAA.