DD will be flying with 5 liters (11 pounds) of saline and all the pump supplies and tubing needed for 5 separate infusions. It is probably 15 llbs all together. They are leaving SOCal and goint to Hawaii for
We have a TSA approved wheeled carry on that will fit it all. The IVs should be refrigerated but don't have to be (can be out for a total of 24 hours). We would like to send them with at least a couple ice packs to help keep them cool in case of an emergency. The tubing will be the equivalent of 3 gallon size zipper bags. They are flying Alaska airlines
The bag will be heavy due to the liquid so I don't know if it can be lifted into the overhead bin. If guess if it is a problem, they may ask if they can just gate check the bag. We need to verify if the liquid would be safe stored that way due to pressure changes. Her IV bags are sealed, but they have the air removed. I am guessing that this would be a benefit, but don't know for sure.
Her port (under the skin on her upper chest) has a small amount of titanium. She has a small card in her wallet that lists the medical device numbers if TSA needs to verify it.
Dh has TSA pre-check, but she doesn't. I don't think there is time to get her cleared before the trip but we might try just in case we can get it done. Is it worth the $85 to go thru this step?
I found the TSA blue card on line, but I don't know that it actually means anything since you can just print them at home.
I know we need doctors notes for the supplies, but what needs to be on the letter?
Dh used to travel for work. He has flown more that 100 times, so he is used to navigating airports and such.
Thanks in advance!!!