Preparing for a airplane trip can be stressful. There are so many rules to follow when packing and now you’ve waited until the last minute and are scrambling around gathering clothes, electronic gadgets, tickets and whatever else you want to bring with you. To help keep me organized, I have a Microsoft Word document called “Packing List” that I print before my trips longer than a weekend (Sharon still laughs at me for doing this). (Note from Sharon – Well, yeah! I can’t believe that for as often as we travel, you still need a flippin’ list?!?!?! LOLOL!) The first page is mostly clothes and things I’ll tend to forget like an umbrella and backpack. The second page is toiletries and medications. The last page is my final checklist for things I absolutely can’t forget. The final three items on that list are:
With so many things you need to remember when going on a trip to Universal Orlando, it’s understandable if you leave something at home. If you forget your toothbrush, toothpaste or comb, it’s easy enough to get those items at the gift shop of your hotel. However if you’ve forgotten to bring your high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid or any other prescription medication with you, it could ruin your once in a lifetime trip to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. While you’ll find many stores in Hogsmeade, a muggle pharmacy isn’t one of them.
Luckily for you, it isn’t the first time this has happened to someone and pharmacies around the Universal Orlando Resort area are there to help you. Here’s a guide to help you get your medications and get back to enjoying your vacation.
Please note, the instructions below are only if you normally get your medications filled in the United States. If you’ve forgotten your medication and are from outside the United States, you’ll first need to see a medical provider in the U.S. to write prescriptions for your medications.
Going through the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) checkpoints in the U.S., especially if you don’t have Pre-Check or Global Entry (and really, if you live in the U.S. and don’t have it yet, YOU SHOULD! Click here to learn why), can be a royal pain. That’s especially true if you don’t fly very often and don’t feel quite sure about what you can and cannot bring as carry on. We’ve already written posts about how to bring medication with you when flying, but there are a whole lot of other things that people wonder if they can bring on a plane with them. Here’s how to find out.
Happy Saturday, friends! Here’s a recap of what we posted this week:
Joe wrote about:
- His and Sharon’s travels in 2017 (and why their loyalty isn’t worth anything).
- What to do when you have a rental car reservation but the rental car company has no cars.
- The tale of the 737 Max U.S. debut – in two parts.
- Why we threw away all our plans in Las Vegas and booked a one bedroom suite.
Sharon wrote about:
- A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the times when she and Joe sang at Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional.
- The New York City hotel with an adults-only miniature golf course on its rooftop.
- How to find reviews and information about airport lounges around the world.
- When you’re looking for Universal Studios theme park and wind up at an incinerator.
- How to prepare for airport security when flying with medications and medical equipment.
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As many Americans know, when you’re traveling by plane in the United States, you’re required to follow the 3-1-1 rule: “you’re allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes through the checkpoint. These are limited to 3.4 ounce or less per item.” (https://www.tsa.gov/videos/travel-tips-3-1-1-liquids-rule)
Other countries follow similar guidelines, i.e. when flying in the U.K., “containers must hold no more than 100ml, containers must be in a single, transparent, resealable plastic bag, with holds no more than a litre and measures approximately 20xm x 20cm, and contents must fit comfortably inside the bag so it can be sealed.” (https://www.gov.uk/hand-luggage-restrictions/essential-medicines-and-medical-equipment) Similar restrictions are followed in Australia, Canada, the E.U., etc.
But if you’re on certain medications, especially if they’re in liquid form and take up more than 3.4 ounces, then what do you do? Well, in the United States, the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.) has got you covered:
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