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It is our goal at EgyptAir to ensure our passengers have a safe, comfortable trip and arrive at their destinations in good health. Even though flying can sometimes be stressful, there are ways of alleviating muscle aches and swollen feet as well as stimulating blood circulation which results in a more comfortable journey. Please consult your doctor if you have a medical condition or temporary health problem, including pregnancy. Do not attempt exercise if you feel any strain on the muscles involved.
Please be aware that placing carry-on baggage under the seat in front of you will restrict your ability to stretch your legs.
Most airlines operating international flights have a policy for dealing with medical incidents on board and a cabin crew trained to recognize and manage a range of in-flight medical emergencies.
The following exercises are easy to do in your seats without disturbing your neighbor or drawing attention to yourself. Only stretch as far as comfortable and remember to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Electronic or Non-Electronic Smoking (cigars, pipes, cigarettes) are not permitted on board aircraft. Those who regularly smoke heavily may experience stress and discomfort, particularly during long flights. Heavy smokers may benefit from medical advice before travelling. Nicotine replacement patches or chewing gum may be helpful and use of a mild tranquilizer can be considered.
Travelers by air very rarely suffer from motion sickness. However, those travelers who do experience motion sickness should request a seat over the wings and/or a window seat. If necessary, medication may be taken to prevent motion sickness.
Jet lag refers to the disruption of sleep patterns and other circadian rhythms that result from abrupt changes in time zones. The adverse effects of jet lag may lead to insomnia, indigestion, reduced physical and mental performance and general malaise.
The effects of jet lag can be reduced by use of effective strategies. Travelers who take medication on a strict time schedule (e.g. insulin, contraceptive pill) should seek medical advice.
Airlines reserve the right to refuse to carry passengers with conditions where adverse effects or hazard may result during the flight.
Frequent travelers who are permanently or chronically incapacitated may obtain a frequent travelers medical card from the airline’s medical department. This card is accepted, under specified conditions, as proof of medical clearance and for identification of the holder s incapacitation.
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