HarryStyles

Chicken pox 4 days before we are due to fly!!!

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    Did anyone else had a child come down with chicken pox 4 days before they were due to fly???? or am I just really unlucky

    I must admit after the initial cursing, crying and shouting (not at the child) I have now sat down with great friends and enjoyed a lovely impromptu night round the fire pit with a glass of fizz.

     

     

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    I think the they have to be scabbed over - but I would get a letter from the GP as airlines can refuse to fly anyone unwell and may do so if they see visible signs of an infectious disease (according to something I read).

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    It's a while ago but an airline refused to let me fly with my 4 year old who was recovering from Chickenpox.  It's worth making sure before you travel that you have the appropriate medical clearance.

     

     

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    A friend had this happen to her last year.  She was in UK visiting from WA - both her daughters came down with Chicken Pox within a day of each other and they were due to fly 6 days later.   They were not allowed to fly until for another 2 weeks.   Their travel insurance kicked in and as they were staying with family in UK there was no cost, but the insurance paid to change their flights, and they were incredibly lucky to be upgraded to Business Class as the BC cabin was almost empty... they travelled Emirates.

    Please get the treating GP to give you a written statement of what is happening and contact your airline or travel agent immediately.

    As an aside, I would be mighty pissed off if someone with such a contagious disease was on a flight that I was travelling on.... expect  you would be too if you were an innocent passenger.  

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    We cancelled our flights the same day as the spots arrived and have already been given a letter from GP which has been forwarded to our travel insurance company here so no issues with that.  We shall wait until the spots are all crusted before we even look at rebooking the flights.  Luckily we were staying with family on arrival and i hadn't booked a hire car yet anyway so financially we are pretty much ok.

     

    And no I wouldn't have considered boarding a flight with her.  24hrs in a plane is bad enough with children never mind an ill one!

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    On 19/07/2017 at 02:38, HarryStyles said:

    We cancelled our flights the same day as the spots arrived and have already been given a letter from GP which has been forwarded to our travel insurance company here so no issues with that.  We shall wait until the spots are all crusted before we even look at rebooking the flights.  Luckily we were staying with family on arrival and i hadn't booked a hire car yet anyway so financially we are pretty much ok.

     

    And no I wouldn't have considered boarding a flight with her.  24hrs in a plane is bad enough with children never mind an ill one!

    Well done Harry for being a responsible parent... there are many who would have just travelled anyway!   Do hope  your little one is recovering well.

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    46 minutes ago, Rossmoyne said:

    Well done Harry for being a responsible parent... there are many who would have just travelled anyway!   Do hope  your little one is recovering well.

    Absolutely.  from reading some of the responses i didn't think my post sounded like i was asking for advice of wether to travel or not i was just wondering if anyone else had such bad luck.  Was beginning to see the funny side of it by the time i posted lol

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    Well we finally got the all clear to fly yesterday and this morning i rebooked our flights for next week.

    Strangely it was cheaper for us to book a stopover in Abu Dhabi for 2 nights that to just change planes and fly on.  So i will now be enjoying a couple of days by the pool in the sunshine to relax and de-stress after the past 3 weeks.  

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