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Flying with a DVT

AndrewMcC
New Arrival

I have a DVT, and have for a number of years.  I'm on medication to keep the situation from getting worse. I wear compression stockings.  I know to flex my foot and move my leg a lot in situations where I have to sit for any length of time.

 

What I don't know is whether needing extra leg room to help facilitate movement while seated constitutes a situation Southwest would allow pre-boarding for, especially to try a get a front or emergency row seat.

 

Anyone have an idea?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Flying with a DVT

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor
Solution

Preboarding is exactly what you are looking for. From southwest.com: "Preboarding is available for Customers who have a specific seating need to accommodate their disability" 

Preboarders may not sit in an emergency exit row. 

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Flying with a DVT

AndrewMcC
New Arrival

Thanks for the info!

Re: Flying with a DVT

dfwskier
Top Contributor

As I understand it, mobility is the enemy of DVT.

 

If I were you, I'd walk to the front or back of the plane occasionally during the flight.