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Flying with CPAP
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zonk Offline

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Machine: A10 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Activa LT
Humidifier: Integrated /ClimateLineAir
CPAP Pressure: 9/13
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: CPAP since Nov 2010

Sex: Male
Location: Australia

Post: #1
Flying with CPAP
A risky intersection?
Every day, over 16 000 Australians travel overseas and there are 120000 domestic passenger movements

Estimated that up to 5% of middle age men & women in the general population have Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Guidelines have been published to assist physicians and patients with lung disease and air travel

How has commercial airlines adopted these guidelines, in particular with CPAP usage?
http://www.sleepapnea-act.org.au/images/Resources/flycpapnov2011.pdf
07-28-2013 05:11 PM
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DocWils Offline

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Posts: 1,271
Joined: Jul 2012

Machine: Philips Remstar series 60
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed P10
Humidifier: same as machine
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Switzerland

Post: #2
RE: Flying with CPAP
Interesting indeed. Thanks for that. Just flew to London with mine, no problem carrying in board from the Swiss side - we are allowed an extra hand luggage anyway and they didn't ask or even notice. Don't know how it will be for the return journey - the Brits and the Italians, I discovered) have a stick up their ass with all this and may cause some difficulty - will let you all know.
07-29-2013 02:25 PM
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