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Thread: Bringing Pump on Airplane

  1. #1
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    Default Bringing Pump on Airplane

    I was just wondering if anyone has had an issue before with bringing an electric pump on an airplane before? I have a Medela PIS and we are flying tomorrow to Las Vegas. I need to bring my pump with me and don't want to have to check in any baggage. Anyone know if this should be an issue?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Bringing Pump on Airplane

    don't you just get one carry on?
    and then a small purse?

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    Default Re: Bringing Pump on Airplane

    I have carried my pump on many flights on a variety of airlines with no problem. However, if you plan to bring the milk home with you (and plan to check it in a cooler, etc.), I have had issues with ground personnel raise issues with it being considered a "biohazard" (isn't that crazy?!) and claiming they had special rules to follow in order to check it. I would ask them to check their manuals and sure enough it said checking breastmilk was not a problem. Good luck!!!

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    Default Re: Bringing Pump on Airplane

    That was exactly what I was concerned with. Luckily I didn't have any problems either flight taking the pump or the milk with me. Thank you so much for your responses and not making me feel like it was a dumb question

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