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24-year-old woman sent off Emirates flight due to period cramps


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Period cramps, lots of woman get them, and they vary from person to person in severity. But would you ever think that your period cramps could see you taken off a flight?

Well that's what happened to 24-year-old Beth Evans who says she was removed from an Emirates flight to Dubai, due to her period cramps.

Two conflicting accounts about what actually happened and why Evans was taken off her flight have emerged.

Evans claims an air hostess overhead her saying to her boyfriend that she had cramps due to her period, leading the air hostess to worry and ask questions which apparently “brought Beth to tears”.

The account given by Emirates conflicts this one, according to Emirates, Beth approached the air hostess, complaining of cramps and stated that she wasn’t feeling too well. With no doctor immediately available, she was advised to come off the plane and see a doctor before flying.

An Emirates spokesperson told The Sun

"The passenger alerted crew that she was suffering from discomfort and pain and mentioned she was feeling unwell.

"The captain made the decision to request medical support and offload Ms Evans so she could access medical assistance.

“We would not have wanted to endanger Ms Evans by delaying medical help had she worsened during the flight.”

So, what is the best thing to do when you are travelling and have cramps? 

Whatever you decide to do, you know your body better than anyone. However, it is always best to seek medical advice as well as obtaining travel insurance before you fly.

Take the vital steps of researching safety and travel advice on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website or their Facebook Page, where you can find ample amounts of information on what to do when you travel and what is legal/illegal in certain countries. If you need medication, it is so important to check whether your medication is legal in the country you are visiting. You don’t want to end up being in prison abroad just because of your periods!

Happy travel and stay safe!

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