Some airlines check for visibly sick passengers in the waiting area and during boarding.
If you look like you may be sick, the airline may not let you get on the plane.
Important: If you’re sick, check with your airline to see what options you have for rescheduling your flight.
Can you go on a plane if your sick?
“A high fever can be a sign of infection which may be contagious and may worsen during the stressors of travel,” he says. If you’re able to get your fever down to normal (97.6F) then you might be fine to get on the plane, but using your best judgement is key.
What illnesses can stop you from flying?
5 medical conditions that might prevent you flying (and the alternatives)
- COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- An infectious disease.
- Recent surgeries.
- Alternatives to flying.
Are you allowed to fly if you have the flu?
Based on how fast the flu can spread, especially in a confined area of recycled air, it’s safe to say that it isn’t all that safe to fly with the flu. That doesn’t mean, unfortunately, that people with the flu don’t fly. It’s hard to cancel a flight.