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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 10992 times:

Hey,
I've been a fool and broken my leg so I was wandering what are the rules about flying with a broken leg and can you fly with a cast on (mine is below the knee fibreglass cast).

Cheers Andy



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User currently offlineJafa From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 782 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 10986 times:

of course you can fly with a broken leg. You can't however occupy the exit seats because you need the extra room.

User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10969 times:

you can fly with a cast, but you must split it during the flight, i think you should consult your doctor first in order for him/her to examine you and tell you how to cut the cast..

User currently offlineSammyhostie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10956 times:

The policy is almost like Aviance GirlUK say's but more definely is:

No flying 48 hours after the cast has been put on, after that you can.
(Because of swelling, tis can cause greater risk of DVT)

But you can fly immediately after the cast has been put on if it is a split cast or a slab cast. (Thats like a half cast or a full cast which as been split in the middle when the cast was put on)

This is what I was taught at BA and is also the same at the other charter companies I have worked for.



User currently offlineUa777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 10916 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.

UA777222



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User currently offlineSevenHeavy From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1146 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10871 times:

Hi,

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!!).

Regards,

SevenHeavy



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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 40
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10869 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.

Damn, I want to break my leg now.



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User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 10812 times:

My father's friend wants broke her leg while on safari and Emirates put her in First NBO-DXB-KUL

User currently offlineIairallie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10669 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.

User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10651 times:

Hey if you fly WN with your broken leg you can most certainly sit in the emergency exit row!!!! It dosen't matter to them

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10562 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.


redngold

PS Best wishes for good and speedy healing!

[Edited 2004-06-16 22:58:25]


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User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 10539 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.

Cheers,

Henpol747



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User currently offlineNORTHSEATIGER From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 432 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 10417 times:

Cheers for the reply's, It will be a month scince I was put in plaster and I'm due to travel first class (honeymoon), So hopefully all will be good.


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