travelling with food allergies - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 05-29-2011, 09:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
gigismom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: nj
Posts: 889
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi everyone...

 

We are planning a trip this summer that will involve a domestic air flight to an area of the country where we will likely not have access to many of the foods that we eat regularily.  I have a few questions specifically about the flight..

 

do you think I need a note from the allergist to allow the epi pen and benadryl in my carry on?

 

How about snacks for the plane... can I bring food and drinks in my carry on?  maybe they have to be unopened and sealed?  I am thinking of bringing some fresh fruit and veggies to munch on the plane or maybe some raisens or other dried fruit.  We leave at 5am so the kids will be hungry on the plane.  I don't know if outside food is allowed but I will not trust anything they serve us.  We don't eat cookies and crackers and pretzels anyway and ds is IgE to all nuts and tree nuts (among others). 

 

I want to bring some foods in my checked baggage that I know I won't be able to get where we are going.  This should be fine right?  It will just be some canned foods to get us through the week... so non perishable. 

 

Any other advice for making this more doable?  I am travelling by myself with my 3 kids.  We are essentially on the GAPS diet and ds is IgE to nuts, tree nuts, soy, fish and eggs.  He has a medical id bracelet with this info on it as well as my cell phone number.  '

 

thanks for the input in advance

jen


jen mommy to dd1 (11y), dd2 (6y) and ds (3y)
gigismom is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 05-31-2011, 07:19 AM
 
Momo123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm no expert since I've only been on a plane once since DS was born, but we had no issues with the epipen. You are allowed to carry it onto the plane: http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/specialneeds/editorial_1374.shtm#4

 

I just put them in a clear plastic bag and pointed it out to the security officer but it was scanned with the other items going through security. I didn't carry the whole bottle of benadryl onboard (packed in luggage) but I put some in a smaller container for carryon and put it with the other liquids but medications are no problem for carryon (See below).

 

Yes, you can bring any type of food onto the plane (opened or unopened) so that should not be an issue. As for liquids, this link http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm says breastmilk/formula/food/medications can exceed the 3 oz rule, but I'm not sure about special milks/juices. I think you may have to pack those in the checked baggage. You can pack whatever food you want in your checked baggage, even fresh foods if you want since it's a domestic flight. Hope this helps... Have a safe and fun trip with your family!


Mom to DS born 6/09 and DS2 born 6/12

Momo123 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off