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Travel Tips

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I'm gonna be traveling to Niagara Falls from Charlotte NC via plane. I'm gonna be taking my medicine with me in my carry on. I'm on a lot of medicine. I also use a rollater (Walker with four wheels and a seat). Any tips or advice for the plane trip and getting through security with my prescriptions for easier travel would be greatly appreciated.

A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, go to the website, homeland security where you can find, what you can and cannot take, on the plane, with you. Please have something with you, from your doctor, like a note, and do not take your medications, out of the pill bottle, like all of your medications, stay in the pill bottle, It came in. Hope this imformation helps.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had to fly for an unexpected family emergency from Houston to Orlando last June. I used Southwest Airlines, I indicated when booking the ticket that I had a medical condition. The service person I dealt with was wonderful, they indicated my needs in the system. They told me to come with a note from my doctor listing my condition & my prescribed medications. I had my patient review notes from my last Rheumatologist visit which worked great bc it had all my info on it & my doctors info. The next morning when I checked in for my flight a SWA employee took me to a semi private TSA security screening area. My bag went thru the machine and I went thru the scanner. After that I presented my most recent patient review, which listed my diseases & medications I was on. They just looked that the Rx bottles & the Humira Pen (in the box & still in sealed package) matched my doctors note. Then I was escorted to the boarding area by the SWA employee. When boarding they kept my carry on with all my medications in a compartment where the flight attendant sat. I just kept my purse with me. They made it very easy to travel during a very stressful time. I would try calling your airline to see what services they can offer you? It was exactly the same when I was returning from Orlando. I just felt so blessed by there kindness and it was clearly not their first time doing it. The TSA agent was also really great and respectful. I hope this helps and you enjoy your trip.

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Get a letter from you Doctor to put with your meds so you have back up

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

If you put travel in the search box on the top right of this page, there is a lengthly thread with many good ideas. Check it out. Safe travels!

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Oh- like the comment above. Just keep your meds in a bottle with your name on it.

posted over 5 years ago
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