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LizAgna
11-08-2009, 08:40 AM
We leave for WDW on Thursday and last Monday DD rolled her ankle at basketball practice. She has a bad sprain and she is in a walking boot. How will this affect getting thru security at the airport. Will she have to take the boot off to go thru security?

backyardponder
11-08-2009, 08:55 AM
They can't make her take off the boot. Go through the handicapped lane (where they take wheelchairs). They will probably wand her and ask a bunch of questions.

Make sure you get to the airport a bit early and find out the airline's procedures for early boarding.

ironz
11-08-2009, 10:24 AM
They can't make her take off the boot. Go through the handicapped lane (where they take wheelchairs). They will probably wand her and ask a bunch of questions.

Make sure you get to the airport a bit early and find out the airline's procedures for early boarding.

Agreed.

OR...if her ankle is feeling better enough that she can take the aircast off and walk on that foot for short distances (which will depend on what your doc says and how unstable it is, etc), she can send the boot through the xray with her other shoe and walk through the detector. I travelled several trips with an aircast for a stress fracture in my foot and did that so I didn't have to be wanded, and have special screening. But in my case, I was medically able to walk without it.