Flying with asthma: tips and alternatives for safe and comfortable travel

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by inflammation and constriction of the bronchial tubes. Sufferers often have difficulty breathing and suffer from coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

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Problems of flying for asthmatics

Flying can be particularly challenging for asthmatics, as the air in airplanes is very dry and the changes in air pressure can worsen symptoms. Because you are traveling with many people in a confined space, the risk of contracting other lung diseases also increases, which can be particularly problematic for asthmatics.

Preparation is the key: tips for asthmatics when flying

If you want to fly despite your asthma condition, you should consult your doctor beforehand and get confirmation that your condition is stable. Preparation is also important: make sure you have enough medication with you and take it regularly during the flight. Careful planning of your trip can help ensure that you experience a safe and comfortable flight.

Alternative transportation for asthmatics: the option of an air ambulance flight

However, if you are unable to book a scheduled flight due to your condition, an alternative is an air ambulance flight. This will enable you to reach your destination safely and comfortably despite your condition. Ambulance flights are specially designed to meet the needs of patients and offer greater flexibility and in-flight medical care.

Factors affecting the cost of an air ambulance flight

Flight distance is one of the most important factors affecting the cost of an air ambulance flight. The greater the distance between origin and destination, the higher the cost. Costs do not increase linearly with distance, but are calculated individually by us.

The patient's condition also affects costs. Medical staff and necessary equipment are adapted to the patient's condition to provide the best possible medical care. Our air ambulances are fully equipped and resemble an intensive care unit.

In some cases, it may be necessary for the patient to receive patient-friendly pressure adjustments during the flight, which can increase the length of the flight and, therefore, the cost. Here, the air pressure is increased by technical means so that it more closely resembles the conditions on the ground – this can be particularly helpful in the case of lung diseases.

Last but not least, the urgency of the request plays a role, as many ways of saving money can only be implemented with sufficient lead time and a certain degree of flexibility.

Since these factors can only be considered individually, we do not offer fixed prices for our flights. Instead, we will calculate the cost of your flight as soon as we have the necessary information.

Assumption of transport costs by insurance companies

The international health insurance company always decides on a case-by-case basis whether it will cover the costs of a return ambulance flight. Here, the insurance companies make a distinction between a "medically reasonable" and a "medically necessary" ambulance flight and a "medically necessary Medical evacuation. A "medically appropriate" Return transport is, if the patient is fit for transport and the prospect of better treatment results at home, as well as social reasons, such as the proximity to the family, speak in favor of a foreign return. Here some, but by far not all insurance companies cover the costs.

A "medically necessary" Repatriation, on the other hand, is when the patient cannot be adequately treated locally. In these cases, most insurance companies cover the costs, provided that the patient is fit for transport. However, asthma is rarely not treatable locally, so this is almost never the case.

Also, keep in mind that many insurance policies exclude the consequences of known pre-existing conditions – unless the aggravation during your stay was due to an unexpected illness episode.

Assistance from the Ambulance Flight Center

However, if the insurance company does not cover the costs of a return transport, because it is considered "medically advisable", we will not cover the costs of a return transport is classified, the Ambulance Flight Center can help in these cases. Ambulance Flight Center provides professional organization and execution of return medical transport worldwide, regardless of whether it is covered by insurance or not.

Why Ambulance Flight Center is the best provider for ambulance flights

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Ambulance Flight Center is the best provider for an ambulance flight, as it has extensive experience and expertise in the field of medical transports. It works closely with medical professionals to ensure that each patient receives appropriate care during transport.

The Ambulance Flight Center has a variety of modern and fully equipped ambulance aircraft, which allow patients to travel safely and comfortably. It also offers a 24/7 emergency hotline to ensure that quick action can be taken in the event of an emergency. Ambulance Flight Center also has a team of experienced coordinators who ensure that all aspects of the trip, such as z.B. the authorizations and logistics, are taken care of in time to ensure a smooth procedure.

Ambulance Flight Center is an experienced ambulance flight provider and is happy to assist you in planning and executing your flight. We are doing everything possible to provide you with a safe and comfortable flight.