Nicola Stan 3:03pm May 21 2019
Hope you are well :-) I've flown 6 times this year and metal detectors went off only once. One thing to be aware of is swelling, my ankle swelled up after each flight for a few days - nothing too painful.
I'm on the waiting list to have my hardware removed, doc said there could be a longish wait but he gave me the ok following my CT scan. My hardware affects my ankle movement and x-rays show it sits just above the ankle and causes pain when I walk and rest.
Good luck with your hike, it's really fab to get away