Cathay Pacific - PA - Denied boarding - how common???
We are planning to to got the HK and Singapore with our PA kids. Normally, we have never though of a flight being dangerous (we have been travelling 2-3 times a year without incidence). Recently, our daughter (9) presented with an anaphylatic reaction (hospital, epi pens, etc..) but we are uncertain what started it. She had a primary reaction at school, hives and stomach pains, and then 7 hours later a secondary reaction, stomach ache, hives, swollen lips and white colored nose...off to emergency.
Because we don't know what caused it (she is allergic to all nuts and kiwi) we are concerned about the long flight to HKG.
And I can't seem to find any info about denied boarding by planes except for the few posted when I google search.
How common? uncommon are allergic reactions on long haul flights? Ingestion is a major problem of course, but not sure with inhalation...like I said, we have been on many flights (and even to a 5 guy burgers with peanuts all around and peanut oil cooked fries...1st and last time going...)
I can't image that PA people don't fly at all...but I'm trying to reassure my wife and myself that we can take precautions, and should be able to go...
Also, what makes the airline deny boarding? We are getting a note from the doc, filling out the forms they (cathay) ask us to do. I assume that others have told the FA about the PA and go on the flights but what makes the deny boarding different?
I need more info and other people's experiences please...
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