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tandl

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How old is too old to fly?
« on: August 27, 2007, 07:42:18 am »
We would like to get my gran to come over and visit us once we are in NZ.  She will be 83 at that point.  Does anyone know of any reason she shouldnt be able to fly?  The most she has ever done before is a domestic flight  :heeha: but we would like to take her to a doctor to get checked up and find out if she would be ok for a flight. 

Does anyone have any experiences of flying an over-eighty person to NZ?   ???

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007, 07:49:41 am »
My gran has been to Oz a few times, and the UK. Guess it depends how healthy the person is, maybe check with her GP.

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007, 08:28:10 am »
Tandl her GP will be the best person to say.  My gran is 99 and 5 years ago she still flew.  Not the long distance yours will but they put her and wheelchair on the food lift and took very good care of her. 

If she is healthy and you book her on the short route, she will be ok.  You must be very exited to have her visit you there.

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2007, 08:32:12 am »
If she needs assistance you can arrange it for her when buying her ticket.  The cabin crew are very good with that.  As for the age, I'm really not sure, her health would play a part.  As Rhodan says ask her GP.

tandl

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2007, 08:41:20 am »
I think it would really be nice if we could get her there for Summer next year.  I dont think winter would be a good idea.  It would mean we havent seen her for about 8 months or so. 

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2007, 08:47:47 am »
Definitely the Summer would be great.  Those 8 months will fly by.....

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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 08:54:55 am »
End of February, March and April are the best months weather-wise.  And yes, it simply depends on her health, and the doctor will know best.
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Re: How old is too old to fly?
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2007, 08:54:55 am »