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Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Old Jul 22nd 2006, 3:59 am
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jetweedy
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Default Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Hi all,

I want to take my girlfriend to Europe (Germany, France, UK, for
reference), and for the most part, I know what I'm doing (hotels,
trains, etc), but I have one (hopefully minor?) concern about something
I've never had to deal with when traveling abroad. My girlfriend will
need to pack one or two doses of medicine that has to be kept cool (in
a cooler with ice packs is fine). Here are my concerns/questions, and I
was hoping any of you who are more familiar with policies and/or have
dealt with this could touch on any or all of them...

1) She would of course bring a copy of her prescription as well as an
original container, however because the medicine has to be injected,
I'm concerned about the rules concerning traveling with syringes. Are
they considered weapons/restricted? Obviously we want to bring this as
carry-on, since losing it in transit would cause a fairly serious
problem. What should I know about this kind of thing?

2) Could anyone recommend carrying cases that are especially good at
maintaining a cool temperature for an extended amount of time (i.e.
10hrs at a time or more)? Or ice packs that stay frozen longer?

3) Does anyone know if the flight crew can/will keep it refrigerated on
the flight? Other than the flights to and from Europe, traveling with
it by train in Europe shouldn't be a problem (assuming no problems with
legal restrictions), since we'll be moving around in small increments.

I'm also going to call some airlines and inquire about policies, but I
thought I'd ask about people's personal experiences with this sort of
thing, if anyone has anything to share.

Thanks in advance!

Jon
 
Old Jul 22nd 2006, 4:07 am
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Jon
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Default Re: Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Here's something I just looked up, which ought to help me some, but I
wouldn't mind some personal input from people who have had any issues,
or have any suggestions. Thanks again:

http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/intera...orial_1055.xml

Jon
 
Old Jul 22nd 2006, 7:31 am
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Susan Wachob
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Default Re: Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Hi-

I would ask this questin at alt.support.diabetes. They always have to
deal with this issue for insulin and would certainly have tons of
experience. Even if your friend has different medication, the problem
is identical.

Susan

[email protected] wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I want to take my girlfriend to Europe (Germany, France, UK, for
    > reference), and for the most part, I know what I'm doing (hotels,
    > trains, etc), but I have one (hopefully minor?) concern about something
    > I've never had to deal with when traveling abroad. My girlfriend will
    > need to pack one or two doses of medicine that has to be kept cool (in
    > a cooler with ice packs is fine). Here are my concerns/questions, and I
    > was hoping any of you who are more familiar with policies and/or have
    > dealt with this could touch on any or all of them...
    >
    > 1) She would of course bring a copy of her prescription as well as an
    > original container, however because the medicine has to be injected,
    > I'm concerned about the rules concerning traveling with syringes. Are
    > they considered weapons/restricted? Obviously we want to bring this as
    > carry-on, since losing it in transit would cause a fairly serious
    > problem. What should I know about this kind of thing?
    >
    > 2) Could anyone recommend carrying cases that are especially good at
    > maintaining a cool temperature for an extended amount of time (i.e.
    > 10hrs at a time or more)? Or ice packs that stay frozen longer?
    >
    > 3) Does anyone know if the flight crew can/will keep it refrigerated on
    > the flight? Other than the flights to and from Europe, traveling with
    > it by train in Europe shouldn't be a problem (assuming no problems with
    > legal restrictions), since we'll be moving around in small increments.
    >
    > I'm also going to call some airlines and inquire about policies, but I
    > thought I'd ask about people's personal experiences with this sort of
    > thing, if anyone has anything to share.
    >
    > Thanks in advance!
    >
    > Jon
    >
 
Old Jul 22nd 2006, 8:08 am
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Hatunen
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Default Re: Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

On 22 Jul 2006 08:59:56 -0700, [email protected] wrote:

    >Hi all,
    >I want to take my girlfriend to Europe (Germany, France, UK, for
    >reference), and for the most part, I know what I'm doing (hotels,
    >trains, etc), but I have one (hopefully minor?) concern about something
    >I've never had to deal with when traveling abroad. My girlfriend will
    >need to pack one or two doses of medicine that has to be kept cool (in
    >a cooler with ice packs is fine). Here are my concerns/questions, and I
    >was hoping any of you who are more familiar with policies and/or have
    >dealt with this could touch on any or all of them...
    >1) She would of course bring a copy of her prescription as well as an
    >original container, however because the medicine has to be injected,
    >I'm concerned about the rules concerning traveling with syringes. Are
    >they considered weapons/restricted? Obviously we want to bring this as
    >carry-on, since losing it in transit would cause a fairly serious
    >problem. What should I know about this kind of thing?
    >2) Could anyone recommend carrying cases that are especially good at
    >maintaining a cool temperature for an extended amount of time (i.e.
    >10hrs at a time or more)? Or ice packs that stay frozen longer?

When we travelled with our child who required refrigerated
medicine, we took a cooler pack and found out that fast food
places like McDonalds were were quite happy to fill the bag with
ice when needed.

************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
* Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
* My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 
Old Jul 24th 2006, 1:16 am
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Jon
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Default Re: Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Good idea.
I just posted it there now.

Jon



Susan Wachob wrote:
    > Hi-
    > I would ask this questin at alt.support.diabetes. They always have to
    > deal with this issue for insulin and would certainly have tons of
    > experience. Even if your friend has different medication, the problem
    > is identical.
    > Susan
    > [email protected] wrote:
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > I want to take my girlfriend to Europe (Germany, France, UK, for
    > > reference), and for the most part, I know what I'm doing (hotels,
    > > trains, etc), but I have one (hopefully minor?) concern about something
    > > I've never had to deal with when traveling abroad. My girlfriend will
    > > need to pack one or two doses of medicine that has to be kept cool (in
    > > a cooler with ice packs is fine). Here are my concerns/questions, and I
    > > was hoping any of you who are more familiar with policies and/or have
    > > dealt with this could touch on any or all of them...
    > >
    > > 1) She would of course bring a copy of her prescription as well as an
    > > original container, however because the medicine has to be injected,
    > > I'm concerned about the rules concerning traveling with syringes. Are
    > > they considered weapons/restricted? Obviously we want to bring this as
    > > carry-on, since losing it in transit would cause a fairly serious
    > > problem. What should I know about this kind of thing?
    > >
    > > 2) Could anyone recommend carrying cases that are especially good at
    > > maintaining a cool temperature for an extended amount of time (i.e.
    > > 10hrs at a time or more)? Or ice packs that stay frozen longer?
    > >
    > > 3) Does anyone know if the flight crew can/will keep it refrigerated on
    > > the flight? Other than the flights to and from Europe, traveling with
    > > it by train in Europe shouldn't be a problem (assuming no problems with
    > > legal restrictions), since we'll be moving around in small increments.
    > >
    > > I'm also going to call some airlines and inquire about policies, but I
    > > thought I'd ask about people's personal experiences with this sort of
    > > thing, if anyone has anything to share.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance!
    > >
    > > Jon
    > >
 
Old Jul 24th 2006, 1:18 am
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Jon
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Default Re: Any tips on traveling with refrigerated medicine?

Good point. So keeping it cold shouldn't be a problem. I looked up the
airport regulations and it seemed pretty straightforward, so we'll just
have to make sure we always know where we're going to be every several
hours to get some ice or something to keep it cool.

Thanks

Jon

Hatunen wrote:
    > On 22 Jul 2006 08:59:56 -0700, [email protected] wrote:
    > >Hi all,
    > >
    > >I want to take my girlfriend to Europe (Germany, France, UK, for
    > >reference), and for the most part, I know what I'm doing (hotels,
    > >trains, etc), but I have one (hopefully minor?) concern about something
    > >I've never had to deal with when traveling abroad. My girlfriend will
    > >need to pack one or two doses of medicine that has to be kept cool (in
    > >a cooler with ice packs is fine). Here are my concerns/questions, and I
    > >was hoping any of you who are more familiar with policies and/or have
    > >dealt with this could touch on any or all of them...
    > >
    > >1) She would of course bring a copy of her prescription as well as an
    > >original container, however because the medicine has to be injected,
    > >I'm concerned about the rules concerning traveling with syringes. Are
    > >they considered weapons/restricted? Obviously we want to bring this as
    > >carry-on, since losing it in transit would cause a fairly serious
    > >problem. What should I know about this kind of thing?
    > >
    > >2) Could anyone recommend carrying cases that are especially good at
    > >maintaining a cool temperature for an extended amount of time (i.e.
    > >10hrs at a time or more)? Or ice packs that stay frozen longer?
    > When we travelled with our child who required refrigerated
    > medicine, we took a cooler pack and found out that fast food
    > places like McDonalds were were quite happy to fill the bag with
    > ice when needed.
    > ************* DAVE HATUNEN ([email protected]) *************
    > * Tucson Arizona, out where the cacti grow *
    > * My typos & mispellings are intentional copyright traps *
 

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