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Handy air travel safety tips for the elderly

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Written by Shaloo Tiwari | Updated : December 21, 2017 9:26 AM IST


Flights being the fastest method to travel also require a few safety precautions to be taken, especially for the elderly. While the airlines do provide a lot of facilities, not many people know about it. It is advisable to follow these safety tips to avoid any kind of mishaps.


Opt for the right queue at the security check: Forget about waiting for hours in the security line. There are special fast-track queues for senior citizens. Ask for it at the counter itself.


Carry a pair of compression socks: Avoid swelling in the feet and ankles by wearing a pair of compression socks. It helps improve blood circulation makes your travel comfortable.


Get travel insurance for senior citizen: There is specialised travel insurance for senior citizens that cover health-related factors. They cover pre-existing ailments and also provide hospitalisation, medical benefits, doctor visits, intensive care treatment and many other benefits.  Also Read - Bile Stones: What Happens To Your Body When You Ignore The Symptoms


Food: No matter how healthy the airline claims their food is, always try and carry home cooked food for them.