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Will airlines let you preboard with a child with SN?

(4 Posts)
stickyg Mon 04-Feb-13 15:13:46

Phone the airline, they should allow you to do this.

We flew with Thomas Cook last year with my daughter who has autism ( well she is waiting diagnosis ). We decided against pre boarding though as my daughter would have got so impatient with waiting. With thomas cook, you can actually choose your seats ( if you have prebooked them ) online 90 days ( i think) before deprture. So we booked seats in row 4 or 5 which was near the exit and then when we were one of the last to board, that way we didnt have to wait on everyone else. That worked well for us.

Although on the return flight, my daughtger had a meltdown nearer the end of the flight and just couldnt face puttng her seatbelt on. We got the usual stares but ive got to say the flight crew were amazing, really helpful and understanding.

Hope it goes well for you xx

Crawling Mon 04-Feb-13 10:08:34

I dont know about Thomas Cook but Thompson do as do Virgin so I imagine Thomas Cook will too.

amazingmumof6 Mon 04-Feb-13 09:28:50

they should do, but it's best to ask the airline and have them confirm this in writing. or get your doctor to give you a note (it might cost money) or have you hospital notes with you - either way it's best if you can "prove"he has a condition which need special treatment.

MariusEarlobe Sun 03-Feb-13 18:05:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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