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Aerial

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International travel and joint replacement ID card
« on: March 03, 2012, 07:36:10 PM »
This week I received a wallet sized joint replacement patient ID card with contact info for Dr. Gross's practice on it and a mini X-ray of my hip with my name on it on the back.  I have an international trip coming up.  Has anyone ever had to use their ID card in an airport?  Would hate to miss an international flight because of my hip!
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 07:46:53 PM by Aerial »
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2012, 08:04:03 PM »
I found that domestically that card not to be worth the paper it's printed on.

Now when I travel, I just announce to them that I have a hip replacement and then I get stuck in a que for either the scanner (if they have one) or a guy who wants to touch me in places that in other countries would have made us automatically married.

Have fun on your trip.

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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2012, 08:09:08 PM »
I have heard what Obxpelican is reporting so I didn't bother getting a card.  The few times i have flown I have found it only takes a few extra minutes in security.

Love your description Obx.

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David

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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 09:39:23 PM »
I've flown twice since...nothing said on my part...nothing asked from the TSA.
Well except for that pocket knife I bought for my son that I forgot to take out of my bag...
« Last Edit: March 03, 2012, 09:41:03 PM by David »
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2012, 12:32:55 AM »
If what Chuck says is true... I married several times in college.
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2012, 01:21:57 AM »
Chuck is right.  I too received the card from Dr. Gross's office.  When I flew to South Africa I didn't even take it along.  You will get scanned anyway, even if you have the card with you.
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2012, 11:12:52 AM »
Any kind of card like this will rightfully so not be taken seriously by any airport security. I fly to Spain in a few weeks and know I'll be searched at both ends. But then I normally was searched before my op anyway so i obviously look dodgey:-)
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2012, 11:42:24 PM »
    Heck, I just like carrying the card so I wouldn't have to wear the Dr. Gross T-shirt to explain HR!!  The card doesn't work for anything travel related.  I would recommend going through the imaging scanners or you will get a pat down when you beep in the magnetic scanner. 

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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 09:07:06 PM »
I just show them my scars on me arse!

I haven't done an international flight for a long time.  Domestic though, the TSA could care less about my hips, they were more interested in my cool spy pen "gun" that I forgot to take out of my shirt pocket before going through the x-ray mahcine. 
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2012, 06:28:07 AM »
Have you been raiding Q's stores TIn? Is it the one with the killer death laser in it? :)
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2012, 07:30:29 PM »
Forget the card and allow a few more minutes to be patted down. A lot of the airports now have the scanners which should alleviate the problem. As mentioned before, when the alarm goes off I just point at my hip and wait for an agent to come and do their thing. It really only adds about another 10 minutes.

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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 09:46:59 PM »
Agreed.  I flew last week and had the full pat down. I haven't had a guy that close to my naughty bits since my vasectomy!

Hahahahaha!  ;D
« Last Edit: March 08, 2012, 12:06:05 AM by Aerial »
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2012, 02:02:49 AM »
Flew to Houston today,they didn't want to look at my card. Got a pretty good pat down. ... I've had worse flying internationally. I figure at the end of the day the extra time in security can be made up by my limp-less walking and faster pace.   Ah ...  Memories of running thru airports, good times. 
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2012, 02:17:02 AM »
I flew to Madison today.  PDX now has the body scanners.  Went through security just like the normal people.  It was fantastic!

Dan
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 02:26:29 AM »
There was a scanner at security. I told them it might be better f they let me use it but the opted for the pat down. I was a little annoyed but figured I should get used to it. For sone reason they pulled me out of line for the expideted security check. It makes you wonder.
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2012, 02:30:05 AM »
Sorry for the multi posts but there was a guy on the plane that flew here to donate a kidney to his high school friend. Good karma will come his way.
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mslendzion

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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2012, 08:22:14 AM »
Just took my first International flight as a hippy. I'm in Amsterdam now and off to Basel. No issues whatsoever with security  I opt for the line with the full body scanner to avoid the intimate pat down.

The 8 plus hours on the flight have me feeling a bit of pain. Not too happy about that.
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Re: International travel and joint replacement ID card
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012, 01:36:09 AM »
It is worthless. Just let them now, If iyou are going through the new scanner it doesn';t even matter
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