Me and my family are about to book flights for a short trip away to Spain…can’t wait! However, I have light/moderate incontinence after a hysterectomy. This has been VERY debilitating and worrying for me…but I really don’t want it to ruin our holiday. The plane is something I am particularly worried about…as we are going to be sat down for a long period of time. Any tips would be amazing. Thanks, Alison
i wouldn’t worry about the flight time to Spain is only 90 mins. and there are toilets on the plain. I would suggest if you wanted the extra security to wear a slip. BUT that is my fear, about going on a plane, customs might think I’m trying to smuggle drugs or something if they see or feel a bulky nappy under clothing
Having worked in airport security,they are very attuned to disabilities of this nature. As suggested, wear a slip/nappy and if challenged, just indicate to the security person that you suffer from incontinence and have to have protection underneath your clothing. Carry a spare nappy in your hand luggage so that you can explain in more detail if she wants further clarification. You are entitled to what is called a “private search” when going through security. I`ve just gone through Budapest security and had to tell the guard I had a nappy on. No problem at all.
An all-in-one slip/nappy is the best option for complete peace of mind, in case you get caught short while the seat belt signs or on, or there’s a queue etc… if you can’t hold on, you know you’re fully protected.
If you’re nervous about security checks, put it on after you go through, before boarding the plane.
I have flown all over the world wearing a nappy and plastic pants and have never been stopped once. I have always carried spares in my hand luggage along with everything I need to change myself. Get a really small tub to put any cream in though and put that in the clear plastic bag and you should be grand. I always wear pretty thick protection as I don’t want any leaks on the seat.