Traveling for work or pleasure? Either way, you're not going to want to leave home without your CPAP device. Here are 7 tips for flying with a CPAP machine.
- Don't forget your documents - CPAP prescription
- Get a luggage tag - Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a CPAP machine is not considered carry-on luggage, make sure to mark your carrying case with a medical device luggage tag
- Long flight? - Verify that your airline has powered seats so you'll be able to use your machine in the air, it'll also help to review their policy on in-flight use
- Carry-on - Bring your device inside its carry-case
- Keep it accessible - You'll likely have to remove your CPAP machine to get through security, so make sure it's easy to get out of your bag
- Airplane mode - Prepare for takeoff by using airplane mode (if applicable), and turn off the humidifier
- Going international? - Make sure you'll have the appropriate outlet adapter
BONUS TIP: Meet the AirMini™: the premier travel CPAP device. Because it doesn’t require water and is small enough to fit in your pocket, it’s the ultimate travel companion for CPAP users.
The AirMini™ is also DOT and FAA compliant.