Flying with an Epi-pen?

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  1. MDTerp

    MDTerp Mouseketeer

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    We are headed to Barcelona on Monday for our Med Cruise and I just realized this is my first trip with an Epi-pen. Does anyone have experience with TSA or BCN screening with one in your carry-on? Do I need anything special? TIA
     
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  3. woodleygrrl

    woodleygrrl Lawyer to the Stars

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    I fly with one everytime I fly. There is no need to do anything special. you can simply keep it in your purse/carry on and the TSA is familiar with what they are.

    Jennifer
     
  4. GeneMachine

    GeneMachine Mouseketeer

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    I leave them in the box with the Rx sticker on it, and put them in my carry-on. I have never been questioned or stopped. My belt sets off more alarms! :laughing:
     
  5. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

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    Yes, that's exactly what we do. DD(15) carried one of hers in her carry on bag when we traveled to Barcelona. I carried an extra one for her in my carry on. No issue at all.
     
  6. joestein

    joestein Mouseketeer

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    We simply put it in the carry on bag, but notify the person working the xray machine that we have an epi-pen in the bag.

    Joe
     
  7. daipp

    daipp Proud to be Welsh

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    I have flown with an Epi-pen around Europe and to the States for many years. I mention it at check-in and there has never been any problem whatsoever.

    David
     
  8. LKFan

    LKFan DIS Veteran

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    Same here.... We've traveled with an Epi-Pen for years. Depending on the airport, sometimes we mention it, sometimes we don't. We've never been stopped.

    On a side note, the one time we were stopped by TSA is when we packed all of our chargers (cell phones, MP3 players, lap top, power strip, etc) in one bag. I assume all of those wires looked suspicious when going through the x-ray machine. :rotfl:
     
  9. mytripsandraces

    mytripsandraces DIS Veteran

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    I have had the same experience in the States and Europe, but when I went to Hong Kong (with the prescription and a note in Chinese and English about why I needed it) last year, on my return flight, the pilot decided it was too dangerous to have on the plane (because he didn't know what the liquid was - as if he knows the contents of everyone else's carry-on liquid containers) and my choice was to get off the plane or give up my Epipen. Of course, I had to give up my Epipen and, of course, they served food I was allergic to. When I complained about the $75 cost to replace it, I was sent a $50 voucher for future travel on Cathay (which I was flying on an American Airlines code-share). I now travel with a copy of the prescription and the box, but will also clear it with the airline before I travel to Asia again.
     

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