I have never traveled by air with my machine. BUT, we were out of state for approximately 2 months which meant having to take enough clothes, etc. for us and all that is needed for our pets. Space was limited and I needed to make sure I had extra supplies just in case something happened to the ones I had packed in the case that the machine comes in.
That being said, I put the machine and humidifier in the designated compartment. I put the power brick in the big, open space, then put the humidifier tubing in there. I then put the hose to the mask in that same compartment (for the nasal mask). I then took the headgear off of both the ffm and the nasal mask, put them in a separate bag for each one and labeled them since I knew I would be tired after a 2 day drive and then put them in the same compartment. Then I put the cushion for each mask in a bag of their own and put it in the same compartment. Yea, it was a bit bulky.
In the outer compartment, I had my sleep study results, prescription, all the paperwork from any time I was at the sleep doc and the paperwork that was given to me with my machine (user guide, etc.). I put the spare parts elsewhere. It was a lot of work to figure it out but it got done.
The difference is, we knew we were going to be gone and had planning time where you probably didn't have that luxury.
I've flown/traveled before with the CPAP a lot but not with a FFM. I just was not used to figuring out where the heckaroni to safely put that big huge thing!
Now that I have some ideas, I'll sit down with everything and see what I can come up with. If only I didn't need the humidifier. Not taking that would open up a lot of room.
Oh, and a while back I did a thread of what I keep in my CPAP bag. I guess I need to update that now!
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