flying with epipens...

Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 3:35am
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Has anyone flown recently with an EpiPen? I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer on Air Canada and am a bit afraid it might be hard to get it through security.

Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 4:16am
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We have taken 4 airplane trips with dd since 9/11 and did not have any trouble with the Epis (and I carry several on the plane). As a precaution, I had them in the orginal boxes that are maked with the pharmacy name / her name and other perscription info, I had a copy of the perscription from her doctor and a note from the doctor saying that she must travel with them that they could not be in checked luggage. We were only asked once "what is this" and once we explained it was meds and I could show the perscription, they moved on.
Have a good trip!

Posted on: Fri, 03/15/2002 - 2:16pm
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Thanks Chicago.
Actually, I ended up flying very last minute this week (for a good reason!) and in all my worry about the epipen not getting through security, I forgot to put my swiss army knife key chain in my checked luggage. The epi got through with no questions, the knife, not so much! The skies are safe from thoughtless university students!

Posted on: Sat, 03/16/2002 - 10:42am
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Glad to see this topic. Got my letter off of our website and our allergist signed it with gusto! As a matter of fact the office staff is going to white out my info and use it as a template for others who ask. The Dr. usually writes a note, but he has the worst handwriting of any Dr. I've seen. The pharmacist always asks for an explanation. We are flying March 30th. Wish us luck.
Arlene

Posted on: Mon, 03/11/2002 - 4:16am
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We have taken 4 airplane trips with dd since 9/11 and did not have any trouble with the Epis (and I carry several on the plane). As a precaution, I had them in the orginal boxes that are maked with the pharmacy name / her name and other perscription info, I had a copy of the perscription from her doctor and a note from the doctor saying that she must travel with them that they could not be in checked luggage. We were only asked once "what is this" and once we explained it was meds and I could show the perscription, they moved on.
Have a good trip!

Posted on: Fri, 03/15/2002 - 2:16pm
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Joined: 03/11/2002 - 09:00

Thanks Chicago.
Actually, I ended up flying very last minute this week (for a good reason!) and in all my worry about the epipen not getting through security, I forgot to put my swiss army knife key chain in my checked luggage. The epi got through with no questions, the knife, not so much! The skies are safe from thoughtless university students!

Posted on: Sat, 03/16/2002 - 10:42am
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Joined: 12/29/2000 - 09:00

Glad to see this topic. Got my letter off of our website and our allergist signed it with gusto! As a matter of fact the office staff is going to white out my info and use it as a template for others who ask. The Dr. usually writes a note, but he has the worst handwriting of any Dr. I've seen. The pharmacist always asks for an explanation. We are flying March 30th. Wish us luck.
Arlene

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