Mile High Clots ~ Fact or Fiction??
Fiction– coach passengers are more likely to develop clots due to the smaller space provided, compared to first class
Fact– the majority of travelers that experience blockages have a reason prior to traveling, such as surgery, age, and previous clotting
Fiction– drinking alcoholic on a flight increases your risk
Fact– mobility constraints do raise the risk, for example; sitting in a window seat, tall passengers or those that do not move during the flight
Advice for long-distance travelers:
Do not use blood-thinning meds or aspirin, move around the cabin and maybe do some calf exercises and book an aisle seat!
Do any of our international travelers have tips of their own or experiences to share about this?