This is not turning into a travel blog, but people do wonder how we travel with Jackson so here’s a little report on our trip to Bali. This was not our first trip to Asia but it was the first with Jackson. I had my doubts upfront, it’s an 18hr trip, I wasn’t sure how J would handle that. We had flown 10hrs with him to Miami last year, that was easy, but 8hrs extra including a transfer: challenging. But people do it all the time so I decided to just go ahead. I made sure we had night flights with the shortest transfer time and the airline with the best cabin crew: Garuda Indonesia.
Because of his Cochlear implants, it’s better for Jackson not to go through the metal detectors at the airport. It could disturb the settings of his implant or trigger alarm systems at the airport. Nobody wants that. We have a little card with us explaining all this, but up until now I never did have to show it. During take-off and landing we turn the CI’s off, again to make sure nothing disturbs the settings of his implants. During the flight, unless he’s sleeping, we have the CI’s on and he’s fine with that. We always make sure to have enough batteries and spare parts with us. Better safe than sorry.