Ua777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14115 times:
I had cartilage failure in my right knee and was flying SFO-LAX-F R A-LAX-SFO and on the SFO-LAX they were kind enough to bump 2 people next to me to different seats so I could have the row when cursing but when taxing and during takeoff and landing it had to be down. On the LAX-F R A I got a free shuttle between terminals (it's a bitch of a walk between the two, even by bus) and LH kindly placed me in business. Not as good as UA's 744 business but that's a different story.
SevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1180 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14070 times:
Flying with a cast is no problem from an airlines perspective. however it should be pointed out that it may not be a comfortable experience unless you can get a couple of spare seats to yourself, or better still fly first or business class. You should definately consult your doctor prior to flying as having a cast fitted can also impede your circulation. You may also attract extra attention from secuity ( may sound unlikely but I've seen it happen!!).
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14068 times:
On the LAX-F R A I got a free shuttle between terminals (it's a bitch of a walk between the two, even by bus) and LH kindly placed me in business. Not as good as UA's 744 business but that's a different story.
Iairallie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 13868 times:
Ask your doc for permission (getting it writting can't hurt). I've traveled on crutches several times. Give yourself plenty of time to make connections. In my experience the wheelchairs/carts are pretty unreliable. Ask the agents to seat you somewhere where there is space to elevate your leg. Hopefully they know the best spot. SWA in the first row of club seating had a spot that was perfect. Good luck don't be afraid to ask for ice or anything if you need it.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13761 times:
Freshlove1 - low blow!
Northseatiger - I have flown a couple of times while on crutches with a sprained ankle (I'm going on two years without a sprain! Yay!) Anyway the airlines were always helpful, preboarded me so that I didn't have to wait in the aisle or struggle to get my bag in the overhead, etc. One time, USAirways Express was gracious enough to offer me a wheelchair upon arrival at ABE (I declined, but took the elevator from the ramp.) They also gave me a ride on an electric cart from gate-to-gate at PHL.
Henpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 13738 times:
After 2 days that the cast has been put on, and once the swelling has given up yo can fly without any problem. If you are flying coach try to get one of those seats inmediatly after the division between business and coach, you´ll have some extra space for your leg.