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Old 11th August 2007, 17:08   #1 (permalink)
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flying with a broken ankle

Hi does anyone know if you can fly from Birmingham to Bodrum with a broken ankle whilst on crutches?
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

My friend flew with a borken anke a few years ago, she had to get a letter form her Doctor giving her permission to fly, which she had to pay for. Also, you have to request a seat with extra leg space as you have to sit with your leg raised, there was some confusion with the seat though and she had to sit in a normal seat in the end with her leg on me- not the best of flights!. I don't think you can travel if you have only just had the sat put on.
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

Hi, all I know is if you have a plaster cast you need to have it cut at the hospital all along the length of the cast. This then allows for your ankle to swell and the cast will be able to move a little. When you arrive you go to a local hospital have the cast removed and a new one put on. Obviously you will need to repeat the procedure when you return. Good luck on your trip.
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

Heather is 100% correct .My sons wife has just come back from Calis where she broke her ankle.Jenny is also correct ,you must inform the airline and tell you need extra legroom,in all probability they will charge you for this.
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

Hi all
Thanks so much for replying, I'm not actually in plaster, I have what they call a David Beckham boot, but I can't put any weight on my ankle as yet - not for another 6-8 weeks and so yes I would probably need extra leg room and wheelchair etc, its all such a bummer!!!
JENNY - what the 'sat put on'???
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

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Hi does anyone know if you can fly from Birmingham to Bodrum with a broken ankle whilst on crutches?
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I flew from Manchester to Dalaman last August with a broken ankle; plaster cast up to my knee. You definitely need to inform the airline before you go. We checked in first and then got wheelchair assistance; went through the 'fast lane' to the departure lounge (security checked my cast and hand luggage). Got front seats on plane (think we flew with Thomas Cook) and was able to elevate my leg. Good service going out but coming back was a nightmare. Security checks at Dalaman airport and no wheelchair assistance. Checked my crutches and won't let me through with them to the departure lounge. Hopped my way through then got frisked by a butch security guard throwing her weight around. Normal seats on plane. My advise would be to ask a turkish friend to write a note when you get to airport to say that you have a broken ankle, need wheelchair assistance and a seat where you can put your leg into a comfortable position. Looking back I wish I would have done that.
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

Sorry, that was a typo I meant cast - don't know where 'sat' came from!
Heather, my friend didn't have to have her cast cut then put back on whilst in Turkey.
Just remembered, we also had to have the doctors letter translated into Turkish, which a Turkish friend did for us via email.

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I'd use an areoplane.
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Ha Ha, very funny!!
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Re: flying with a broken ankle

just a note..... extra legroom seats are usually over the exits and anyone sitting there should be fit and able to get up, open the doors and get out of the way so as not to cause an obstruction - an I.A.T.A regulation. You may have to buy 2 adjacent seats if you wish to raise your leg.
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