- Aug 10, 2006
steveinbsas said:This truly is one of the best posts I have ever seen on this forum. I remember (and miss) David Bloom, the NBC correspondent who died as a result of this condition. This kind of advice could have prevented his untimely death. Remembering that, I now get out of my seat and walk "about" several times when flying from BA to the USA and /or Paris. I hope others follow your advice and do the same. Thank you, Dudester.
DVT, the last time I traveled my legs felt sore for several days and I was worried it could be it, the prevention is relatively easy ( walk around, wear compression tights - or leggings - ) If your doctors suspect this, the insurance or the airline must cover you and you tickets, etc. Remember that this can show months after you travel by plane. Do not underestimate it. And you might even get lucky and get a free business class or first class upgrade from your airline