I flew on an airplane before with my pump. I didnt say anything about it or even see it. Although on the flight back my pod was visible on my arm unlike before and they gave me a hard time about it patted me down and went through all my stuff. They wont see it Im sure you will be fine...and the truth is noone ever turns off there cell phones!
If you get Insulet's Pod Talk there was an email about the Holidays on 11/22/2011. It included a light blue box to click on called "Tips for Air Travel with Diabetic Supplies".
But what it included was an official looking (cut out yourself) wallet card for Omnipod users traveling by air over the holidays. It stated "The pod transmitter is an M-PED with emission levels that meet RTCA/DO-160-6, Section 20, Category T & Section 21.5, Category M. Per FAA Advisory Circular #91-21B dated 10/02/00, any M-PED that meets these categories (in any mode) are safe to operate in a passenger cabin or in the cockpit of a transport aircraft."
I tried to find this posted on their website but did not see the PodTalks listed. This is a great card - they should include several laminated ones with every new Omnipod PDM order.
I still have the email and the Adobe attachment but I do not know how to get it to anyone that might need it.
Here is a link to the PDF with the cut-out you are referring to, HockeyMom:
And thanks for pointing it out!
AA as my point of view is the worst airline I have tried in the world (twice). Its service is awful, its staff very impolite and unhelpful in general. Hope they will bankrupt soon. Try to fly Continental or United next time - they are much better and usually try to follow a better standard of care for their customers.
As the PDM if you really insist in fly with AA (for any reason) next time to avoid problems just turn the alarms off... Nobody in the airplane will care to check of even know how to check if you PDM is powered.
I have flown with my kid many places and never tell anybody that his PDM is on. I also take care turn off the DEXCOM alarms as well.
You'd think in this day and age they could build an airplane that's not affected by consumer electronic devices. What a World we live in...