What kind of people
should not travel by plane?
The plane is an ideal transport. With the improvement
of people’s living standard, more and more people travel
by plane for business, tours, and visits. Medical
research shows, however, people of the following groups
are not advised to take a plane.
- Carriers of infectious diseases like hepatitis,
active pulmonary TB, and typhoid are not allowed to
take a plane within the quarantine. Besides, a chicken
pox carrier, if the wounds have not healed, is also
- Epileptics and patients of other forms of mental
disorder are not admitted because the cramped and
intense flight atmosphere is an easy trigger.
- Patients of cardiovascular deficiencies,
particularly those with cardiac insufficiency,
myocardial anoxia, myocardial infarction, and severe
hypertension, are not suitable for flights since they
are prone to a relapse or aggravation due to the lack
of oxygen at high altitudes.
- Patients of cerebrovascular diseases, such as
cerebral embolism, cerebral haemorrhage, brain tumour,
are forbidden because the roar and vibration during
the takeoffs and landings and the altitude anoxia
could worsen the case.
- Patients of respiratory diseases, such as
pulmonary emphysema and pulmonary heart disease, are
likely to aggravate in flight because of pneumothorax
and bullae lung induced by air inflation inside the
- Recipients of gastroenterological operations are
not allowed to take a plane within ten days. Patients
of alimentary canal bleeding are not allowed until
three weeks after the bleeding stops.
- Severe anaemic patients are not advised to take a
plane if the amount of red blood-cells is below 50
- Patients of acute inflammation with exudation in
the ear or nose, or patients who have recently had
middle ear surgeries are not suitable for flights.
- Women in labour, especially those who are more
than 35 weeks pregnant, are not suitable for flights,
because the fluctuation of the air pressure may cause