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need prescription for air travel?
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I have traveled to China and Russia and extensively in the US with my CPAP Machine and have not had any problems.

I do carry a copy of the TSA rules (but have never had to 'educate' a TSA employee on them), but I always take the machine out of its carry on case and put it in a bin to be X-rayed. Sometimes they wipe it, sometimes they don't.

One other bit of advice I would give to travelers is to carry an extension cord with you. I have found that the outlets in the hotels are usually either full or in an inconvenient location. If you travel to Europe/Far East, make sure your CPAP machine is dual rated (110/230V 50/60Hz) and carry the right wall plug adapter(s).

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(03-03-2012, 10:35 PM)iSnooze Wrote: EDITED BY ADMIN: iSnooze, I hate to do this to you, but the commercial link's been removed per the rules.

Just to help folks out, if you do a Google search for "Med ID", it should be the second non-ad link that pops up. Once on the site, scroll down to near the bottom of the page and look in the far left column and you'll see where you can click to get a free ID to print up. Sorry, iSnooze, had to do it. Bigwink -SuperSleeper

Not a problem, SuperSleeper.Oops I should have known better. I knew it wasn't a link to a cpap supplier but I didn't think about it being a commercial link. I'll go sit in the time out chair for a while.
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(03-04-2012, 07:15 AM)iSnooze Wrote: Not a problem, SuperSleeper.Oops I should have known better. I knew it wasn't a link to a cpap supplier but I didn't think about it being a commercial link. I'll go sit in the time out chair for a while.

No need for a time out... you're wonderful proofreading assistance has MORE than made up it. Smile

(iSnooze is the Apnea Board Proofreader for those who don't know).

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(03-03-2012, 09:56 PM)randyp1234 Wrote: I might suggest that the prescription and other paperwork not be in the bag with the machine. If TSA has the machine and carrying case and you need some sort of proof that it's yours or whatever they aren't likely to let you have access to the bag.

I respectfully disagree.

By the time TSA physically touches your machine, you are already through the person scanner and your machine has made it on the belt to the other side also.

So, you would have access to the bag.

And even if you did not have access to the bag, you could tell them the prescriptin is in the bag pocket.

And you will probably never have to produce the prescription.
TSA knows what CPAPs are and a lot of airports don't even ask you to remove your CPAP from the bag to begin with.
Using the ResMed Mirage SoftGel Nasal Mask with a chinstrap

I do not use either the Ramp nor the EPR Comfort features

Have been on CPAP since December 1998

This is my 3rd machine

I use the ResMed ResScan Software (Version 3.16)
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