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Old 07-14-2015, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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We just bring a medical box and put it in the suitcase.

That is enough for us.
You don't check that suitcase, do you?!!?
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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Always carry them in original container having the prescription label on them. That is law in every state I know of. Put them in what ever is need as some are temperature specific; if so a small cooler bag with a ice pack that you freeze.
Nope. Not in carry on. Even for medical reasons they don't allow an ice pack. A bag of frozen peas or corn works well in place of an ice pack and is allowed.
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Old 07-15-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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Nope. Not in carry on. Even for medical reasons they don't allow an ice pack. A bag of frozen peas or corn works well in place of an ice pack and is allowed.
They do allow ice packs if medically necessary.

https://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informa...s-and-aerosols

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Accessories required to cool medically necessary liquids– such as freezer packs or frozen gel packs – are also permitted through the screening checkpoint, as are supplies that are associated with medically necessary liquids, such as IV bags, pumps and syringes.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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No but if you get stopped; its the law and on some drugs can lead to a lot of explaining. Best to follow the law.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:17 AM
 
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They do allow ice packs if medically necessary.

https://www.tsa.gov/traveler-informa...s-and-aerosols
Remember the agency you are dealing with. Waiting for a supervisors supervisor to come and clear it will take an hour of your life that you'll never get back. Use the frozen peas.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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Remember the agency you are dealing with. Waiting for a supervisors supervisor to come and clear it will take an hour of your life that you'll never get back. Use the frozen peas.
No, it doesn't at all. I frequently flew with ice packs for my medication (when I was taking a temperature controlled med). As long as I declared it up front, they had no problems. It never required a supervisor's supervisor, and never even slowed me down.

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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No, it doesn't at all. I frequently flew with ice packs for my medication (when I was taking a temperature controlled med). As long as I declared it up front, they had no problems. It never required a supervisor's supervisor, and never even slowed me down.
You got lucky.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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You got lucky.
I'm a frequent flyer (even more frequent when I was on that medication ... 3-4 times a month) ... it's hard to believe that I got lucky that many times at that many different airports.

It's not the big problem you're trying to make it out to be. As long as the medicine has the original prescription label, they don't make a big deal out of the items needed to keep it cold.
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