Flying with a plaster cast

Do you have a plaster cast? That is particularly inconvenient when going on holiday, especially since there are a number of risks involved in flying with a cast.

Can I fly with a plaster cast?

Due to pressure differences in the cabin, your hands and feet can swell, which can cause a closed cast to become too constrictive. You can contact your plaster cast technician to put a splint, brace or removable cast on instead. This will reduce any discomfort due to pressure differences. It also sometimes helps if the cast is split lengthwise or sawed open.

Still plan to fly with a closed cast? For your own safety, we recommend bringing along a statement from a doctor stating that you can travel in a pressurised cabin with a closed plaster cast.

Transavia does not offer a 'leg rest service'. It is not possible to book extra seats to keep your leg stretched out straight. For reasons of flight safety, you must be sitting upright in your seat during take-off and landing. If this is not possible, you are, unfortunately, not allowed to fly.

Flying with crutches

If you are on crutches, but do not require assistance at the airport and you are able to use stairs, then you do not need to notify us in advance. You can take your crutches with you on board free of charge. Simply place them in the overhead luggage compartment.