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Diabetic - Flight Problem!
Does anyone know if he can take this tester kit in with his hand luggage? We've been away twice since he was diagnosed, the first time, we told then at check in, and they made us put the kit in the case. Last year he was really ill on the outbound flight, (feeling sick / faint etc), but couldn't check his blood because we'd put the kit in the case!
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Found this on BA site http://www.britishairways.com/travel/askbainter/public/en_gb?p_search_text=diabetic
which implies you are OK if you have a letter from your doctor, but you could still be refused. Probably best to try and contact your airline and the airport security people several days before you fly.
I take 20-60 flights a year and have carried a meter for 8 years without ever being challenged over it. I have had some interesting discussions about my needles, but have never been seriously troubled. Don't tell them you have it (you are under no obligation to do so as it is not a banned item) and they won't find it on the x ray. If a random search identifies it, show a doctors note and it will be fine