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What are tips for traveling by air with Parkinson's disease?

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  • Fly nonstop and book an aisle seat.
  • Check as many bags as possible, but carry your meds on board.
  • Use airport shuttles, or ask for a wheelchair if your gate far away.
  • Ask for early seating for time to board and to get comfortable.
  • Use the bathroom before you get on the plane. Airplane bathrooms are often small and not handicapped-accessible.
  • If you are on a restricted diet, ask for a special meal beforehand.

From: Traveling With Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Driving When You Have Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Onboard: Traveling with PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Traveling with PD."

PDCaregiver.org: "Traveling with Parkinson's."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: "Driving When You Have Parkinson's Disease."

National Parkinson Foundation: "Parkinson's Onboard: Traveling with PD."

Parkinson's Disease Foundation: "Traveling with PD."

PDCaregiver.org: "Traveling with Parkinson's."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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