All passengers travelling with broken limbs in plaster are required to travel with a medical certificate confirming that they are fit to fly. In addition to this, passengers must sign an indemnity form for sick passengers and thus confirm that they have been informed about the risks of transport (swelling of limbs at low air pressure, tissue damage, disturbed circulation, risk of thrombosis, etc.). If possible, a flight should only be made 48 hours after the fracture at the earliest, since the tissue surrounding the fracture has the largest swelling during this period of time.
Passengers travelling with lower limbs (from the hip down to and including the ankle) in a cast must purchase three seats in total, per journey, to travel, since the leg must be elevated and the passenger must not, for security reasons, stretch it into the aisle. In case of child passengers travelling with lower limbs in cast, it has to be determined whether they would require one, two or three seats to enable their leg to be elevated during the flight.
Passengers with casts
All passengers who would like to travel by air with broken limbs that are in casts have to comply with the following periods before air travel:
• No flights are allowed within 24 hours after a fracture.
• Only flights with a flight time of less than 2 hours are allowed between 24 hours and 48 hours after a fracture.
The cast must be plastered within the first 7 days after a fracture.
We recommend even for fractures that are older than 7 days that the cast is plastered.
Passengers who are traveling with casts on extremities from the hip and upward only need one seat.
Passengers with a leg cast (thigh down to or including the ankle) must purchase
2 seats because the leg must be elevated during the flight and for safety reasons should not be stretched out in the aisle.
For children with leg casts, the number of additional seats to be booked depends on the size of the child.