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We have been allowed to travel with cooling bag and cooling element before. We needed to show a letter from the doctor we needed this medication and that it needed to be kept cool. (not required by the airline, but required by the airport security control, so best to check with them beforehand what exactly they require)


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Do you actually have to keep insulin cold? I know diabetics who store insulin in a refrigerator at home and on vacation, but simply carry it in their carryon while traveling -- no ice or insulation. This seems to be normal -- the website diabetes.co.uk says: While it’s best to be prepared, insulin can handle short trips when not refrigerated. It’s ...


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The simplest solution is to be self-reliant. Use artificial "ice-packs", insulation, and your carry-on luggage. Do not allow protein-based drugs to go through scanning machines. When purchased from a mail-order pharmacy, most such refrigerated medicines are shipped with "ice-packs" in a foam-insulated box. These boxes are usually too large to fit inside ...


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In my experience, I once brought a bottle of liquid on board that was around 300ml (i.e. more than the allowed size) that contained a medical solution that was needed for my survival. I gave a detailed explanation of what it was during the boarding hand luggage scan, and was allowed to bring it on. I believe in the same manner you could bring your cooler ...


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As part of a flight crew (I flew for middle east regional for the last 4 years with a B747), I am trained to help my passenger as best as I can. But I'm also trained to stay away from any possible hazard and to not taking extra responsibility whenever I can. Your medication is tied to your survival. That is not something I would gladly accept to be ...


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According to the Government of Australia's website, which would be more reliable than some blogger, you can bring a three month supply along with a English version of the prescription. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Brin/Can-I-bring-it-back/Can-I-Bring-It-Back-Medicine/Can-I-Bring-Medicine-Back (do you think their web guru could have packed any more ...


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It appears this is not possible for the Big Three US airlines. In fact, your assertion that "I know airplanes have" refrigerators on board seems to be not true in general. United Airlines: "Our aircraft do not have refrigerators on board, so please plan accordingly." Delta (under Special Concerns: Medicine): "Airplanes do not have refrigerators on board, ...



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