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HotPete
5th Jun 2017, 06:54
Being a Boeing person I am unfamiliar with the A330-300.
My wife takes medication which has to be kept refrigerated.
We are booked to travel on the A330 and wrote to the airline seeking confirmation they would carry a small sealed medication container in the galley
refrigerator.
The response was that they dont have a refrigerator - only ice.
Would that be true or is it bulldust?
Pete

morno
5th Jun 2017, 08:58
I reckon that would be correct

Maxmotor
5th Jun 2017, 09:05
Being a Boeing person I am unfamiliar with the A330-300.
My wife takes medication which has to be kept refrigerated.
We are booked to travel on the A330 and wrote to the airline seeking confirmation they would carry a small sealed medication container in the galley
refrigerator.
The response was that they dont have a refrigerator - only ice.
Would that be true or is it bulldust?
Pete

QF A330s have galley chillers for food carts but no refrigerators.

ACMS
5th Jun 2017, 09:12
Our 330's have chillers that work well. I place food that requires refrigeration in there all the time.

Just take a small quantity of dry ice with you to be sure.

No more than 2.5 kg per pax, check this table.

https://www.iata.org/whatwedo/cargo/dgr/Documents/passenger-provisions-table-23A-en.pdf

crewflyer
5th Jun 2017, 21:58
A330 only have chillers (carts) and a ice draw. However Cabin Crew are unable to hold medication for passengers. Cabin Crew can provide ice in a bag for you. Best option is to bring dry ice (you may need to get this declared. dont quote me on it though)

Silverado
5th Jun 2017, 22:46
There are plenty of products available to keep your medication refrigerated.

Medactiv (http://medactiv.com/en/)

FRIO Insulin Cooling Case - No Icepacks, Ever Again! (http://www.frioinsulincoolingcase.com)

Fris B. Fairing
6th Jun 2017, 02:17
Pete

If we are talking about insulin you may not need refrigeration. The insulin I use is okay for 4 weeks after removing from refrigeration, provided it is not subjected to temps above 30C.
If it's another type of medication, delete reference. However, do check with your doctor to make absolutely certain that refrigeration is necessary. A pharmacist may be more au fait with storage requirements.

ACMS
6th Jun 2017, 02:53
Don't you must love it when people suggest something that you already suggested above their post.....yes that would be you crewflyer:{
I even provided the IATA link.

HotPete
6th Jun 2017, 06:00
Thanks all, very much. We now have a plan - a combination of suggestions.
Pete

regional_flyer
6th Jun 2017, 07:43
Don't you must love it when people suggest something that you already suggested above their post.....yes that would be you crewflyer:{
I even provided the IATA link.

Why does it matter? crewflyer gave one piece of info that you didn't anyway (that crew can't hold the medication, your suggestion of taking dry ice doesn't necessarily imply that).