Health and Well-Being on board
Be fit onboard with MYP
Pre-travel medical examinations
It is recommended that international passengers seek a pre-travel medical examination and advice on vaccinations, safety precautions and information on the current situation at the destination, before and for the duration of the trip.
Air travel may have physical or psychological effects: stress, abdominal distension, ear pain, sinus congestion, leg swelling, body ache, airsickness, jet lag and, in rare cases, deep vein thrombosis.
Some recommendations to keep in good form during your flight:
On board Medical Assistance
MYP like every airline has some capability to render medical care inflight. Cabin crews are well and regularly trained for first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Medical equipment available includes:
For your safety
Contra-indication and advice for sick passengers traveling by plane Sick passengers are sensitive to minor changes, therefore medical consultation before travelling is necessary to minimize health risks. Medications must be kept in the hand luggage. Travelers with cardiac diseases who have to carry medical equipment on board must travel with a medical certificate.
The following conditions are contra-indicated for air travel :
- 1. Pregnancy more than 28 weeks must have a medical certificate confirming the date of delivery and conditions of pregnancy
- 2. Single pregnancy can travel until 36th week for the flight less than 4 hours and 34th weeks for the flight more than 4 hours. The medical certificate with estimate date of delivery and confirmation of a normal pregnancy is needed.
- 3. Multiple or complicated pregnancy (placenta previa, past history of premature delivery etc.) are relatively contra-indicated for travelling long distance by air, the medical approval from the company is absolutely needed.
- 4. Pregnancy more than 36 weeks is an absolute contra-indication for travelling by air.
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Advice for elderly passenger
Preparation for air travel
- 1. Avoid traveling in remote areas.
- 2. Consult your family doctor regarding appropriate medications, vaccinations, etc.
- 3. For any existing, chronic illness, to ensure that health conditions are safe for the trip, keep any necessary medication in your hand luggage.
- 4. Pack appropriate clothing for the destination.
- 5. Confirm your health insurance before flying
At the destination
- 1. Elderly passengers ¬– like small children – are more prone to severe dehydration, therefore they should avoid long term sun exposure.
- 2. Prevent constipation by increasing water intake or using laxatives if necessary.
- 3. Be mindful of food and water hygiene.
- 4. Take adequate rest to adjust to the local time zone.
- 5. Keep skin clean to avoid infections.