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CPAP carry-on case and flying question?
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#12
RE: CPAP carry-on case and flying question...?
Any reason why you would want to have the CPAP equipment as carry-on instead of checked in luggage, if you do not intend to use it during the flight (of course unless there is no checked in main luggage)?
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(07-21-2018, 10:11 AM)bonum.noctem Wrote: Any reason why you would want to have the CPAP equipment as carry-on instead of checked in luggage, if you do not intend to use it during the flight (of course unless there is no checked in main luggage)?

I would never check CPAP equipment I keep it with me at all times so it arrives at my destination with me and does not get thrown about damaged whilst traveling in the hold or out of my sight.
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#14
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I do not want to check it is as member JasWilliams alludes....

I have considered placing it within the checked luggage itself, but do not want to cause concern that might prompt the opening of it when not in my eyesight.
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(07-21-2018, 10:18 AM)jaswilliams Wrote:
(07-21-2018, 10:11 AM)bonum.noctem Wrote: Any reason why you would want to have the CPAP equipment as carry-on instead of checked in luggage, if you do not intend to use it during the flight (of course unless there is no checked in main luggage)?

I would never check CPAP equipment I keep it with me at all times so it arrives at my destination with me and does not get thrown about damaged whilst traveling in the hold or out of my sight.

Indeed, that's wasn't thought well through on my end. My wife always packs the luggage extraordinary well, so I would not have had concerns that the equipment could be damaged, but it makes sense to hold on to that precious item especially in fear that the checked-in luggage would not make it (in time or at all) to the destination airport.
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Keeping your CPAP as a separate extra allowed item also helps with the weight limits. I've flown on airlines with a 50# checked bag and varying limits for carryons. They usually don't weight the carryons but it's a possibility.
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(07-21-2018, 11:26 AM)IBubba in NC Wrote: Keeping your CPAP as a separate extra allowed item also helps with the weight limits. I've flown on airlines with a 50# checked bag and varying limits for carryons. They usually don't weight the carryons but it's a possibility.

Yes, good point as well, we most of the times check in luggage at the weight limit.

So points taken, always have your CPAP equipment as a carry-on!

About flying:

Can anybody tell his or her experience with using a CPAP machine during flight?

From what I've read, some airlines (like Air Canada) do not allow the in-flight use of CPAP machines connected to the airplane's power supply (if the seat has a power socket). I am usually only on one or two long distance flights per year not justifying the purchase of a mobile CPAP machine like an AirMini or Dreamstation Go, but then I'm totally stressed out because I simply can't sleep in an upright position laying on my back, and if I fall asleep somehow it results in severe snoring.
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#18
RE: CPAP carry-on case and flying question...?
Couple of things - always have your CPAP as checked baggage. As for what you can put in the bag - anything that is directly related to the machine, any other med equipment (wife used to stick her stimulator charger in the bag, as well as any and all medications. 

My carry on bag for my CPAP is the size of an oversized laptop case and will hold both of our CPAP machines.

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#19
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I use a camera bag for my cpap machine and mask. It also has a sleeve for my laptop. I have never had a problem carrying it as a free checkin everywhere in the US and internationally. This is usually possible because security guys do not enforce free/paid carry on policies. And gate agents don’t look into your bag.

YMMV.
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#20
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My laptop bag fits in the backpack I carry on with my "essentials" in it, cap/sunglasses/jacket/phone chargers/lollies.. and the backpack still has enough room for any odd bits I may purchase prior to boarding. 

The CPAP bag contains a myriad of "extras" in it, 2 mt. extension lead/ 3 point power board/ S hooks to hang the hose from a suitable point above or on the bedhead/ hand towel to wrap the machine in/ small nylon kitchen board for the machine to sit on ( not keen on trusting how clean motel carpet may be ) / and a couple of clothes pegs... you may be amazed at how useful some of these seemingly strange items can be.. to date I have not had anything in my CPAP bag queried, the major airlines I've flown with seem to be very familiar with CPAP machines being taken on international flights. ( or maybe I've just been lucky enough to get someone on the x-ray machine who is a CPAP user themselves, and knows what they were looking at.   Grin )
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