As you get older there are more things that can go wrong when you travel long-haul. What are the risks for the silver-haired globe trotter? Photo: Alamy

Flying long-haul when you’re old: sit near the lavatory and other practical tips from doctors and travellers

  • Just like other activities, flying long distances is harder on your body when you’re older; the risk of deep vein thrombosis is higher, for example
  • If you’re over 70 get a doctor’s check-up before you go; if you have medicines to take, invest in a pill organiser; and if you need help, don’t hesitate to ask
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As you get older there are more things that can go wrong when you travel long-haul. What are the risks for the silver-haired globe trotter? Photo: Alamy
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