Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Tips for Air Travel
#1
Tips for Air Travel
A friend is planning some international air travel (Chicago to Austrailia) in the upcoming months. Her physician has recommended taking her BiPAP machine (ResMed Airsense 10) and an oxygen concentrator for use on the plane. He has suggested it may be most convenient flying business class. I'm wondering if anyone has any tips for long duration flights: most accommodating airlines, availability of electric power, use of batteries, etc. She will be traveling with her husband who can assist with juggling any equipment.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: Tips for Air Travel
If the airline permits its use during the flight, I would be inclined to use my own backup battery. I use a single Medistrom, good for six hours with no heat/humidity.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: Tips for Air Travel
Airline power outlets are very limited on the amperage they provide. The airline intends that you may charge a phone or laptop. It is possible, the airline seat power cannot handle a BPAP or oxygen concentrator, and very likely that your friend will be unable to connect both. This link to a guide for flying with a portable oxygen concentrator has good advise about involving the doctor and carrying documentation the devices are needed, contacting the airline ahead of time and planning for battery capacity. Most airlines require that you carry 150% of the battery capacity needed for the entire flight, and there are limits on battery types and sizes. If your friend really needs these devices to support her health, it may be a good idea to do some shorter domestic travel to work out the glitches, and evaluate the health impacts of flight, rather than launch into a 20+ hour plus layovers, international marathon. It's not inconceivable that Australia is just out of her range given health conditions and the battery requirements for such a long flight.

Please search "Guide to Flying with an Oxygen Concentrator". Also look at the United Airlines rules for POC here https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/tra...xygen.html Your friend should clearly research any airline they intend to book with.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: Tips for Air Travel
Since the pandemic started I have not been able to use my cpap on a commercial flight! My hubby could sleep with his BongoRx as long as his mask as over it but it was as an absolute no to my cpap mask and little machine.
Have they lifted that recently?
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: Tips for Air Travel
Since the mask mandate has been lifted, even temporarily, I don't see any commercial carrier restrictions on the use of a CPAP.
Crimson Nape
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com
___________________________________
Useful Links -or- When All Else Fails:
The Guide to Understanding OSCAR
OSCAR Chart Organization
Attaching Images and Files on Apnea Board
Apnea Helpful Tips

INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  [Treatment] Zzyzx - Looking for Tips Zzyzx 22 1,205 05-22-2022, 04:00 PM
Last Post: Melman
  [CPAP] Travel onthehook 2 154 05-05-2022, 10:18 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  Buying new machine; maintenance tips please? Benzi 5 235 05-04-2022, 08:23 AM
Last Post: Benzi
  Solution for the AirMini Travel Noise JimIve 23 12,224 03-29-2022, 07:02 AM
Last Post: Crimson Nape
  Sleeping through the night - pro tips plz Captain Howdy 0 217 03-18-2022, 07:59 PM
Last Post: Captain Howdy
  Sleep health tips needed StillHoping 5 425 01-21-2022, 09:07 PM
Last Post: StillHoping
  F&P Vitera Tips Please Granny7 25 867 01-11-2022, 08:30 PM
Last Post: SarcasticDave94


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.