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Cabin Crew medicals

  Topic Started By:  Zien    On:  Mon 8th March, 2021 at 11:10
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#2  Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 08/03/2021 at 11:10
Hi, lately i've been diagnosed with ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome) my dream is to become a cabin crew in one of the Middle East airlines now can that be a problem or is there anyone who's working there with ibs and it's okay?
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#3  Re: Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 08/03/2021 at 16:13
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From the UK Civil Aviation Authority website:

(c) Cabin crew members with disorders of the gastro-intestinal system, including:
(1) recurrent dyspeptic disorder requiring medication;
(2) pancreatitis;
(3) symptomatic gallstones;
(4) an established diagnosis or history of chronic inflammatory bowel disease; or
(5) after surgical operation on the digestive tract or its adnexa, including surgery involving total or partial excision or a diversion of any of these organs may be assessed as fit subject to satisfactory evaluation after successful treatment and full recovery after surgery.
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#4  Re: Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 09/03/2021 at 12:23
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Emirates medical requirements: 'Irritable bowel disease unacceptable unless if well controlled using aviation approved medication or causing minimal symptoms.'

Etihad: 'Acceptable - IBS with minimal symptoms. Unacceptable - inflammatory bowel disease.'

Hope that helps!
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#5  Re: Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 10/03/2021 at 10:01
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well it depends on the severity) you dont have to mention this in your medicals, and they are not checking it anyway)
Ibs can be easily controlled just by a proper diet so take care and pursue your dream
You just should think about yourself because your stomach will be always bloated from flying, and it might be pretty uncomfortable if you have severe ibs
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#6  Re: Ryanair Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 10/03/2021 at 21:01
Hi there,

I have a question if anyone can answer this?

If you are doing your training and job in the UK for Ryanair, do you need a UK medical or an EU medical? Does anyone know?
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#7  Re: Ryanair Cabin Crew medicals  Posted 12/03/2021 at 08:28
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Maybe try the Ryanair forum for clarification? However, I would assume if you are based in the UK then a UK medical would be required. If you were based in the EU, then a European medical would be required. They used to be transferable previously, but now due to brexit and the UK leaving the EU, things are more complicated.
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