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    Flying with baggage for medical supplies/equipment in South America

    Greetings - my gf and I will be traveling through South America for the last 3 weeks of April. We've traveled extensively in USA, with a bit of Europe and the Caribbean as well. However I believe this will be quite different because for all of that past travel, we've always flown one of the major airlines here (American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest, etc) and on these airlines the policy is pretty much the same across the board:
    • I'm able to remain in my wheelchair and check it right at the gate
    • I'm allowed to bring a carry-on bag containing medical supplies (catheters, bowel program supplies, etc, etc) in addition to the standard cary-on allowance for that specific airline and class of ticket
    • I'm allowed to carry on yet another bag containing my Freewheel (and its parts)


    ...all this for no additional charge.



    I'm starting to get concerned as we look at flights between countries within South America (ex Ecuador to Argentina) and also flights with the same countries. What I've been seeing is some pretty high costs for standard carry-on as well as checked baggage and not much more information on what I'm allowed to bring (paid for or not) medical supplies/equipment-wise.


    Does anyone know if there is a standard policy in place of any sort with respect to this in South America?


    Anyone who has done any traveling in South America, any anecdotes to share that might give me an idea of what to expect? Or other tips?
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