Different airlines will have their own paperwork and processes and will request different amounts of notice. Some will rely on your GP or Specialist’s assessment of your ‘fitness to fly’. If this is the case ask them what information or tests they require, and if they can supply a template letter for your GP to use. It is important to contact them as far in advance as possible and get a copy of the correct form.
These are some examples of the forms airlines may ask you and/or your GP to complete:
- MEDIF: Medical Information Form
- INCAD: Incapacitated Passengers Handling Advice
- Frequent Travellers Medical Card. If you travel with the same airline regularly ask them if they can provide you with a FREMEC card. Once registered your details will be stored and any assistance you require can be easily identified whenever you fly. This may not be shared between airlines.
Make sure you have the right forms for your airline.
Useful sources of information:
- The airline website – look for a section on special travel assistance.
- The airline helpline or customer care centre.
- Some airlines have a separate department for people with medical conditions.