IN-FLIGHT HEALTH SE­CU­RITY

Virgin Australia Voyeur - - EXPERIENCE -

DEEP VEIN THROM­BO­SIS (DVT)

Deep vein throm­bo­sis (DVT) is blood clot­ting in a ma­jor vein, most com­monly in the legs or lower body, which causes blood flow to slow down or stop. Some peo­ple are more sus­cep­ti­ble, in­clud­ing those who are im­mo­bile for pe­ri­ods of time, those with a per­sonal or fam­ily his­tory of DVT, peo­ple with cer­tain blood dis­or­ders or those who have re­cently un­der­gone ma­jor surgery. Smok­ers, preg­nant women, el­derly peo­ple and those with heart dis­ease are also more sus­cep­ti­ble.

WE SUG­GEST YOU:

+ Drink plenty of wa­ter and other hy­drat­ing flu­ids dur­ing and af­ter the flight. Limit your al­co­hol, tea and cof­fee con­sump­tion.

+ Take reg­u­lar walks around the air­craft when the seat­belt sign is switched off. + Stretch and move your arms and legs at reg­u­lar in­ter­vals dur­ing the flight.

+ Avoid cross­ing your legs when seated. Mas­sage your calves and thighs, and reg­u­larly move your an­kles by cir­cling and gen­tly shak­ing your feet.

+ See a doc­tor if you ex­pe­ri­ence ab­nor­mal swelling, ten­der­ness or pain af­ter your flight.

This is not a com­pre­hen­sive list. If you have any con­cerns about your par­tic­u­lar health risks, you should seek the ad­vice of your doc­tor or a qual­i­fied med­i­cal prac­ti­tioner.

AIR­PORT SE­CU­RITY

Some items were never in­tended to be taken on board an air­craft and oth­ers rep­re­sent a se­cu­rity risk. That’s why there are re­stric­tions on what you can pack in your carry-on bag­gage. These re­stric­tions are in place to help you and oth­ers have a safe jour­ney, trav­el­ling in and out of Aus­tralia.

PRO­HIB­ITED ITEMS IN­CLUDE:

+ Sport­ing goods, knives or knife-like items (whether or not made of metal) strong enough to be used as a weapon, tools and other ob­jects with sharp edges or points ca­pa­ble of in­jur­ing a per­son.

+ Sharp ob­jects that are not weapons, but are ca­pa­ble (with or with­out mod­i­fi­ca­tion) of caus­ing harm by pen­e­tra­tion.

+ Blunt ob­jects that are able to be used to blud­geon a per­son.

+ Flammable house­hold goods.

+ Items that can be used to re­strain some­one.

We rec­om­mend you fa­mil­iarise your­self with these re­stric­tions be­fore you travel, to help you get through the se­cu­rity checks at the air­port as quickly and ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

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