Many aircraft carriers permit passengers with type 1 diabetes to take an additional piece of hand luggage to contain their medical supplies. "If you need to take any essential medical equipment with you that will exceed your baggage allowance, please contact Passenger Medical. Relationship to Diabetes: Parent. Dory we emailed easyjet customer services and were allowed 1 extra piece of hand luggage for medical. People with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can travel all over the world – diabetes In addition, there is also the potential that luggage may be lost en route.
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If you are still inclined to refuse this, I would ask for your response as to why, and whether you agree that your actions are discriminatory both in the sense of a treating me differently to a non-disabled person and b other Type 1 diabetics who have been permitted one extra piece of hand luggage for medical reasons.
I await your response. Also, remember you can get a lot of kit in pockets, especially if you wear cargo trousers, shirts with breast pockets etc. Admittedly all on MDI, not with an insulin pump.
Copepod , May 1, Hi Helen, That sounds better! I'll remember that for next time. I have a feeling that last time I flew Easyjet out of Luton it might have been the airport not the airline that had a one-piece-of-hand-luggage rule. But this was back in ! Right, query to be sent as below: This is a discriminatory, as you are either giving someone with diabetes less hand luggage space for non life-essential luggage or forcing them to pay extra for hold luggage due to theri disability, both situations which would not be faced by other non-disabled people who don't have to carry the multitude of medical equipment listed above b contrary to your own prior actions - I have spoken to other type 1 diabetics, one of whom has confirmed that as recently as easter, they travelled to Bugaria with yoursevles and on writing to your customer services with the same query, were allowed one extra piece of hand luggage at no extra cost c contrary to your own current policy: I would also like some response as to what you are doing to increase the capability of your own customer advisors, who clearly are not even aware of their own company's policies.
Not bringing the kitchen sink Dory? I notice you've got there. Delbt - yep, got one but like you say, never needed to show it. Might need to now if I'm walking through with 2 bits of hand luggage. Helen - yeah it seems they've got it on one part of their site, but not the part they advertise as being the section to look at for customers with disabilities etc.
I hope they respond in a positive response. Lauras87 , May 1, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Share This Page Tweet. This can help alert staff and security teams as you approach that you may need extra time or special consideration.
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Divide your supplies into at least two bags. In the event your baggage is misplaced or stolen, you will always have extra supplies at hand. Insulin (if you're traveling with diabetes, having the right amount of insulin is vital); Insulated bag and cold packs to keep insulin cool; Glucagon kit; Extra copies. It is advisable to pack extra insulin in checked-in luggage. Additional photographic proof of identify, such as a driver's licence or passport may also be required.