CPAP Carry On Rules.
Did you know??? Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines Do not Count as a Carry On Many travelers use CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines at home and while traveling to help control sleep disorders. Did you know that your CPAP machine should ALWAYS be carried onto the plane? And that is does NOT count as a piece of carry on luggage? According to the Americans with Disabilities act, your CPAP machine is not considered a carry on. You are still permitted to take a standard carry on suitcase, a personal item AND your CPAP machine in its case. What should you do to make the screening process easier? If at all possible, carry the prescription with you, especially if you are on an international flight. The CPAP should be labeled as medical equipment if possible. You’ll need to remove the machine from its case for screening, so place it in a clear plastic bag to keep it clean. Should further inspection be required, you can ask the TSA screener to use a clean pair of sterile gloves, to wipe down the surface where the machine will be inspected and to use a new swab if they need to do an explosive detection scan. Sometimes the density of the machines makes it difficult for the X-Ray machine to get a clear image. So, the next time you head to the airport for a flight, carry your CPAP, and your suitcase and personal item with confidence!