Log in or register to post comments Last Post Dick T. Prospective Patient Flying with LVAD Thu, 12/02/2021 - 11:30AM Planning on flying from Milwaukee to Orlando in February. Any tips or suggestions on how to manage the LVAD equipment? Log in or register to post comments 638 reads #1 Tonya E. Hi, when I flew I had a… Fri, 12/03/2021 - 8:40PM Hi, when I flew I had a small carry one bag( the one with wheels) and had my back up batteries,and vad supplies packed in there. I also went to my coordinator and got a letter saying that I couldn't go thru the xray machine and I needed my equipment and supplies near by. I made sure I could board in the first group to give me more time to get settled and situated. #2 Chuck S. I flew from Boston to… Mon, 12/06/2021 - 12:57PM I flew from Boston to Virginia with a few hours notice . Called my LVAD team and they put things emailed me a letter for TSA stating my requirements for my LVAD and they found me a hospital nearby in Virginia for VAD patients I had to go off transplant list for the week LVAD team took care of what I needed In a short time frame and we just need remember that they are here to helps #3 Sharon P. Traveling by Air Tue, 12/07/2021 - 3:16PM There is a program called TSA Cares for assistance for persons with disabilities or medical conditions. You call them 72 hours before your departure to assistance preparing for the security process. I haven't used them yet because I keep forgetting about the assistance. Their phone number is 855-787-2227 or ContactCenter@tsa.dhs.gov I'm sure I'm not alone but I have such deep gratitude for my LVAD team. They make life go so smoothly and frequently go the extra mile to help solve non medical problems i.e. medicare and insurance. I am very blessed.