Right, I've booked onto a group holiday to Andorra at the start of September but I've got various questions as it's going to be the first time I've flown since a) the pandemic and b) since my rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis (previously I last flew in 2019!). I'm flying into France if that makes a difference.

I've been on other holidays run by this company before so know that it's ok to do as much or as little as I want with the group.

I'll also be using a taxi to get me to/from the airport in the UK (as that removes one of the levels of complexity with public transport if the flight is delayed!)

I'm going to make sure that my medication is in the original box, in my hand luggage and I'll have a copy of my repeat presciption (or the last letter from rheumatology which lists the medication) with me.

I've sorted my travel insurance (and declared my RA)

I'll take a mask with me to wear on the plane

Anything else I need to consider which may not be obvious?



  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,608

    I think you've got most bases covered there @JenHB . THe only other thing that comes to mind is, if your RA affects lower limbs, to ask for assistance at the airports ie wheelchair. Even if you don't normally use one airports can involve a lot of walking and standing so worth thinking about. Normally I'd ask the airline for this but, if it's a group hpl, maybe approach the travel company. And enjoy!!!

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  • jonr
    jonr Member Posts: 358

    Hi @JenHB,

    If you've not already done so, try to book an extra legroom aisle seat if your RA affects your legs and hips at all. If it does, wearing compression socks/knee supports will help with bloodflow. Try to do mini-stretches throughout the flight.

    Enjoy your holibobs!