src="//"> Tips to help seniors take flight |
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(NC) Travelling by air in the busy summer season can be challenging, especially for seniors with limited mobility or

Thursday, September 15, 2016 – Calgary, Alberta – Calgary International Airport (YYC) is shown on Thursday, September 15, 2016 for security protocol and how non-passengers screening works for The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. Photo by CHRIS BOLIN / For CATSA –

specific medical needs. Here, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority shares their top tips and information that can make the passage through security a little easier.

Most liquids, aerosols and gels in carry-on baggage must be in containers of 100 millilitres or less, but this rule doesn’t apply to prescription and over-the-counter medications. To assist screening officers, leave these items in the original manufacturer’s packaging or with pharmaceutical labels intact so they can be easily identified.

While passengers are often limited to one or two carry-on bags, medical supplies, equipment and mobility aids don’t count toward that limit.

For those with mobility issues, CATSA has ceramic canes available to traverse the walk through the metal detectors. Passengers in wheelchairs or with implanted medical devices — such as pacemakers, ostomies or joint replacements — have additional options and should communicate their needs clearly with screening officers. A private search is available on request.

Find more air-travel tips on CATSA’s website. Agents will also take questions toll-free at 1-888-294-2202 during regular business hours.

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