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Flying with a plaster cast

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Flying with a plaster cast


My husband was involved in a road traffic accident on Sunday, 1st Oct. He's broken a bone in his right foot & at the moment has a temporary plaster cast which is to be changed to a permanent one on Thurs, 4th Oct.

We're due to fly to Sharm el Sheikh on Monday, 8th Oct - anyone know if it's still possible to fly or will we have to cancel the holiday?

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1. Re: Flying with a plaster cast

Check with his doctor.

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2. Re: Flying with a plaster cast

I bet they were asking from a security standpoint... Just today there's an anecdotal travel piece in the Times business section about a guy flying with a head wound and gauze wrapped around his head. According to him other passengers gaped, but security didnt hassle him. Obviously this is one person's story...

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3. Re: Flying with a plaster cast

I've had the misfortune to have to travel with one twice. My experience, is that airlines wont accept you with a full cast. There is apparently too much risk of DVT. Both times I was allowed to travel with a 3/4 cast, bound with bandages. That way there is room for the limb to expand, and not be constricted by a fixed cast.

As other posters have said check with your doctor. On both my occasions, when the airlines saw verification from my doc that it was a 3/4 cast, I was allowed to travel.

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4. Re: Flying with a plaster cast

Hmmm! October 1st around here was a Monday.

WHY would anyone ask what is obviously a medical question pertaining to a specific person's injury on the New York City travel forum?

Just asking................

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