Traveling With Your Device
When you travel you should always carry with you a copy of your prescription, equipment suppliers contact information, insurance information, a list with mask type and size along with information on all other replacement supplies. Just to be safe you should carry with you a copy of your medical records (e.g., a list of your medical conditions, allergies, names and dosages of your medication, and the name and contact information of your physician.
|Many devices are compatible with the power supply on airplanes. If you want to use your PAP device on the airplane, contact the airline a couple of weeks before your flight to arrange seating close to a power supply, to confirm the type of power cord or adapter you need, and to ensure you have all the necessary documents. Please note that you cannot use humidifiers while on an aircraft. Most devices automatically compensate for altitude changes.|
- Airport Security may require you to show a Prescription (Rx) from your physician verifying that you are carrying medical equipment. Be sure to plan ahead and obtain this from your doctor, and keep it on hand for airport security.
- Always carry on, never check your PAP device. As a medical device it does not count towards your carry on.
- Always keep a copy of your prescription and list of supplies with you when you travel. You'll be able to get replacements in case of damage/loss/theft.
- Read the TSA regulations for carrying CPAPs on airplanes so you know what to expect.
International Air Travel:
|Just like with your airlines you should contact your cruise lines several weeks ahead of time and inform them of your medical condition. To help them make appropriate accommodations and help you plan ahead.|
|You can keep your PAP device running, even when electricity is hard to come by. We advise against using a deep cycle marine battery with your PAP device since it might damage the unit and void the warranty on your PAP device. There are several options for campers, boaters and people traveling to rural areas for powering your PAP device:|