Ill patients

The majority of passengers, those who are in good health and a very significant percentage of people suffering illnesses, can travel as normal. However, there are certain situations where it is highly recommendable for you to consult your GP or specialist. Some of these are included below:

  • If you have had a recent operation; in particular, eye, abdominal or lung surgery.
  • If you are travelling with your legs in casts.
  • If you have suffered a heart attack, angina pectoris or have circulatory problems.
  • If you have lung disease or respiratory insufficiency.
  • If you have chronic sinusitis, middle ear infection or otitis.
  • If you have nasal congestion due to an infection or respiratory allergy.

The above circumstances are, among others, those when it is recommendable to previously check with a doctor to discover if you should fly and the precautions that you should take.

In flights over three hours, airlines usually recommend certain eating and drinking guidelines, as well as physical exercises during the flight, which help increase your well-being and to reduce the drawbacks of prolonged immobility. Carefully follow the airline's advice.

Should you fall ill, the airline's medical service will study the possibility of whether you fly or not and the conditions of flight.

You may be transported on a stretcher or given one or more seats, and should contact the airline regarding the conditions and fares applicable in each case. When transported on a stretcher, you must be accompanied by another person.