Anyone Flown Whilst On Crutches? ? ?

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  1. OoOGazOoO

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    Hi guys.

    Im meant to be flying tomorrow morning from Stansted with Ryanair and i just wondered if there is anything you have to do before you arrive at the airport.

    Im on crutches as a result of recent surgery.

    I have tried to let Ryanair know but it is virtually impossible to get through to anyone on their call centres, helplines and customer services. I have tried, but it is just ridiculous.

    If anyone has any advice then that is great.

    Thanks.
     
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    As far as I know, you only need to let them know if you'll be needing a wheel-chair to take you too and from the plane. (or any other special requirements).

    If you are able to hobble up and down the plane steps unaided, then you don't need to inform them.
     
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    Thanks for the reply Dony, much appreciated.

    Yeh, i can get about on the crutches, that is fine, and getting up and down stairs is fine too.

    Thanks a lot.
     
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    I would probably also pay for Priority boarding. With Ryanair seats are not allocated at check-in (they prefer the free for all situation when everyone boards the plane and then try to bag the best seats), so by asking for priority boarding at check-in, this at least gives you the chance to get onto the plane first and choose an exit seat (more leg room).




    Edit: They won't let you have the exit seats over the wings because you have reduced mobility. Best bet is to try and get a seat in the front row.
     
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    Yeh that's what i thought about, getting in the front row with more leg room, etc...

    Will do, thanks again.
     
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    maybe enquire as to if you need a doctors note to let you fly. as youve just had surgery there may be a risk to your health like DVT?
     
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    I would have thought the very least you will need is a "fit to fly certificate" from a Doctor. If you don't have one , and you show up on crutches , the Captain mught refuse you travel regardless of what Ryanair CS say . Depends on his SOP's
     
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    Can sometimes be a complete waste if everyone is loaded on to a bus at the departure gate :suicide: ;)
     
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    Very true, although a couple of weeks ago I flew to Birmingham and the priority customers got a separate bus. Must have been a slack time at the airport.


    Going off topic for a moment (though it does concern Ryanair), I was astounded by the lack of security recently when I took my 6 yr old over to see a football match. My son is on my wife's passport, and since she wasn't travelling I contacted Ryanair to ask what ID I needed to bring for him. I was told I didn't need anything!!! I questioned the girl on the phone, and asked for a reference number for my call, but she asured me nothing was needed. For my own peace of mind I brought his birth cert, as well as my wife's passport and a copy of our marriage cert (I wasn't risking us not getting the flight). When we got to check-in, all I had to produce was my passport. Even when I went to show my boys ID I was again told there was no need.

    Are Ryanair always this trustful of their customers, or is it that easy to take a child out of the country?
     
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    Flew to China a couple of years ago on crutches,recovering from a broken ankle,Had a rucksack for luggage,on reflection,not a great idea.....:suicide::D

    In my experience,found the staff at the airports very helpful,got a buggy to travel in ,They insisted.....:thumbsup:
    Also when they saw I was on crutches in the departure lounge,they let me board first,and ensured I had plenty of leg room on the plane,Hope you have a safe flight,Let us know how you get on.....:)
     
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    Ken

    did they give you special service like these people in uniform on sky 2 at the moment? the missus n I are laughing all the way through :rotfl:
     
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    Just checked sky 2 out.......................................................................................................................No......................:(
     
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    :rotfl: nevermind maybe next time!
     
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    when i read the psot title i had images of a man jumping off a cliff with crutches covered in feathers in some rubbish attempt of flying, flapping his arms and crutches while plumeting to the ground!
     
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    I believe Douglas Bader did a few times ;)






    :rolleyes: I'll get my coat...
     

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