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I am getting surgery in Tijuana. The flight back home is four hours. I wanted to fly first class because of its comfort, but after viewing the $500+ price tag, I am a little discouraged. Has anyone flown from San Diego home in a economy seat? Were you uncomfortable? Do you think the upgrade to first class will be worth it?

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I flew from Cabo to Boise Idaho.. 6 hr total flight with 9 hr layover.. aside from being REALLY tired, and my drain site leaking I was totally fine.. I had a wheelchair in the airports, and all the airline staff were so understanding. Make sure you pack comfy clothes, slip on shoes, and gauze bandage dressings..

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On 06/01/2018 at 22:09, Sara Bronson said:



I flew from Cabo to Boise Idaho.. 6 hr total flight with 9 hr layover.. aside from being REALLY tired, and my drain site leaking I was totally fine.. I had a wheelchair in the airports, and all the airline staff were so understanding. Make sure you pack comfy clothes, slip on shoes, and gauze bandage dressings..


Nice! Did you fly first class or were the regular economy seats fine for you?

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4 minutes ago, genia_deanne said:
35 minutes ago, Sara Bronson said:


I flew from Cabo to Boise Idaho.. 6 hr total flight with 9 hr layover.. aside from being REALLY tired, and my drain site leaking I was totally fine.. I had a wheelchair in the airports, and all the airline staff were so understanding. Make sure you pack comfy clothes, slip on shoes, and gauze bandage dressings..

Nice! Did you fly first class or were the regular economy seats fine for you?

No, i can't afford first class, I just flew economy :)

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I flew from San Diego to Houston. I paid a little extra for one of the rows with extra leg room and I was fine. I was worried about blood clots so I wanted to be able to stretch and move around. I had plastic bags also in case I got sick and couldnt make it to the restroom, but I was fine. I dont think you need first class.

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I’m flying from New Orleans via Houston to San Diego and it’s about 7 hours total travel time. I booked economy on the way there and first on the way back. It was about $600, but I decided it was worth it not to be cramped for so long.

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I flew economy 5-hour direct flight from Tijuana to New York. I sat in an aisle seat so I could get up and walk throughout the flight. It was fine.

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And now you are safely back,home in Connecticut, and healing?

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3 hours ago, Frustr8 said:

And now you are safely back,home in Connecticut, and healing?

Yes, home and healing. Day 9 postop for me.

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Wear compression knee highs on the plane to minimize the risk of DVT blood clot(s).

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