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I am 63 years old and diabetic, I will have to bring my 2 insulin pens and other meds with me...

I am 63 years old and diabetic, I will have to bring my 2 insulin pens and other meds with me from Utica, NY to Albuquerque, NM. Am i eligible for any reduced fare and what restrictions on insulin pens/meds?
Desta asked this question 2 years ago
  • United Airlines • 3414 answers • 92% helpful

    Accepted answer
    Ref other question, discount on air fare, there would be no reduced fare to customers, having medical concerns.
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      Desta
      No no, dear, I just meant is there a discount for 'little old ladies' that I could have or do I have to be RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEaaaly old? :) Thanks!
    • United Airlines • 3414 answers • 92% helpful

      Sorry Desta, yes 62 dies qualify for senior fares, but they are not always offered in every market, so U would suggest calling United Directly and enquire if there is a Senior fare in your traveling market, typically it would be 10% off lowest published fare!
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      Desta
      You're the best! Thank you for the good advice, now I just have to save up for the fare! Don't get old, Social Security isn't what it's cracked up to be even now! Have a great week and thanks again :) Desta
    • United Airlines • 3414 answers • 92% helpful

      Especially now, I'm almost there, I know.
  • United Airlines • 9818 answers • 96% helpful

    Desta,
    Medicines and necessary supplies are not limited and will pass security, though there may be questions about what items you are traveling with by the security folks. My husband is diabetic also (uses a pump and pens, carries syringes and vials of medicines) and has never had to hassle with his carry-on bag. Here is a link to to the security folks website on medicines in carry-on:

    http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/what-ex...

    Passengers should inform officers of medications and separate them from other belongings before screening begins. Medication is usually screened by X-ray; however, if a passenger does not want a medication X-rayed, he or she may ask for an inspection instead. This request must be made before screening begins.
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    • United Airlines • 9818 answers • 96% helpful

      Thank you for the positive comment. I love helping people to understand their rights and what to expect in the airport! If you could accept my answer I would greatly appreciate it!
  • 13006 answers • 92% helpful

    This expert is helping you out because there weren't many active United Airlines experts.

    Desta, click here to find out information on your Special Needs. No discount or extra charge for the extra attention:
    https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel...