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raindew12
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« on: June 18, 2016, 12:28:57 PM »

Hi All -

Greetings! I'm planning to invite my dad who is currently in India to visit me in USA this summer for 2 months. He is on CAPD (using baxter products -twice a day). We have contacted Baxter and they can deliver the products in USA. I needed suggestion on the traveler  insurance plan that I should take for him that would cover any emergency situations here in US.

Also, as per his nephrologist, he is fit to travel, but wanted to know if he would be ok in long distance flight ( almost 18 hrs). Also, will he be able to carry some dialysate on flight as well? Any airline regulations around it?

Any inputs/tips are appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2016, 06:55:49 AM »

My only suggestion for travel insurance might be to contact other people for India or travel agents from India.  It has to be a fairly common need since US residents want to bring in their elderly parents and can not take the risk of bankrupting themselves should the parents become sick...  Sorry I can not be of more help.

I believe that US rules would allow him to carry medically required supplies on the flight.  I don't know if the outbound Indian airport would feel the same.  I think you need to coordinate that very carefully.

Another suggestion would be to fly a mid eastern carrier and plan a stop over in Dubai or Qatar and schedule the delivery of supplies there.  That way you have two long flights in the 8-12 hour range with a layover in the middle rather than the long 18 hour flight that would be hard on the body.  On some non discounted tickets the airlines (Qatar and likely others) will offer either free or paid transit hotels, which include bus transit to the hotel, but they may not tell you the hotel in advance so that may or may not work with delivery of supplies.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 06:10:18 PM »

Thank you for your inputs!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 05:36:05 AM »

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I believe that US rules would allow him to carry medically required supplies on the flight.  I don't know if the outbound Indian airport would feel the same.  I think you need to coordinate that very carefully.
When I was on PD, I would have my bags shipped ahead, but I would also put a few in carry-on to buy me some time if the shipment were delayed in getting to my hotel.   I always had a MDs letter stating they were medically necessary and never had a trouble taking them on board US originating flights despite the fluid ban.
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