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HELP! Flying to Canada at lunchtime with DS (4), who has runs and is throwing up. What do I do?

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honkytonkwoman Mon 11-Aug-08 07:58:54

That's it, really. Have visions of hellish flight for us and those sat close to us. He feels poorly and is throwing up on a few sips of diluted drink, having eaten nothing today. Is he allowed to fly?

Any thoughts?


honkytonkwoman Mon 11-Aug-08 08:26:29


frogs Mon 11-Aug-08 08:29:32

Airlines will transfer your flight IF you get a Dr's certificate.

You can't realistically fly with a 4yo who is still at the puking stage, never mind the runs.

honkytonkwoman Mon 11-Aug-08 09:12:51

Thanks, frogs. He's laying on the sofa shivering, and retching on tiny sips of water. sad

Air Canada have said he is not to fly. Dr's appointment booked for 11:15.


frogs Mon 11-Aug-08 09:42:48

Hope he feels better soon. Generally it's better just to accept the inevitable.

I've done 2-hour train journeys with a puking child (we were away from home and needed to get back) and was no fun at all.

MrsFluffleHasAWuffle Mon 11-Aug-08 09:49:57

ah what crappy timing I think that what frogs said is right though, they will allow you to transfer if you have a doctors note. Hope he feels much better quickly.

madm00se Tue 12-Aug-08 13:06:28

Any improvement? What have air canada said about transfer of flights?
Hope DS is better soon.
Whereabouts in Canada are you going-on hol?

honkytonkwoman Sun 17-Aug-08 00:41:57

DS is now better, thanks madm00se. Air Canada were great but, because I didn't book through them but through an agent, the flights are non-adjustable and wanting to modify them in any way essentially means cancelling them at full price and rebooking. I need to try to claim the cost of the cancellation through my travel insurer. In the meantime, I've bitten the bullet and rebooked the flights for this week - directly with Air Canada, with whom I can reschedule, should I need to.

Fingers crossed ...

Thanks for tips.

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