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03/04/2019

Assistance Device - Orthopedic Positioning Device (OPD)

Standards are incorporated for the acceptance of Orthopedic Positioning Devices (OPD) for passengers that need postural control to travel.

Description:

The use of OPD devices will be allowed to any person that requires it as a postural support in Economy, Premium Economy or Premium Business cabin seats.

Scope:

All flights operated by LATAM

Implementation date:

Since April 11th

Considerations:

  • Passengers who need to use the OPD during the trip are not subject to MEDIF procedure, unless they declare that they have some medical condition** that is subject to the processing of Medical Support .


  • Dependent** passengers must travel with a travel companion (caregiver) in 1-1 relation.


  • Passengers with OPD cannot be located in front of emergency exits and the seat belt must allow them to stay properly insured in the seat.


  • If itineraries have connection with other airlines, recommend the passenger contact the other operator to identify possible requirements.

**Exception:

Passengers departing from BR that need to travel with a travel companion (caregiver) must process a medical certification in all cases to access the discount allowed by law.

LATAM Trade Section:

The details of these devices will be updated in Special Passengers | Medical Devices from the date of implementation