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CPAP and Air Travel

You don’t have to stop travelling because you have sleep apnea. Also, stopping your sleep therapy while you’re travelling can lead to setbacks. Here’s how to travel with your sleep apnea equipment and keep your love of exploring alive.



If you are questioned about your PAP machine, it states that it is “medical equipment” and “suitable for airline use” on the bottom of every Philips Respironics machine.

How to fly more easily with your CPAP machine.

Most airlines allow you to have your PAP device as additional hand luggage. We suggest clarifying this with the airline well in advance of your flight.
You may be required to take your machine out of its travel case for security checks.
If carrying a humidifier, you'll need to empty it of water before you go through security.
Be sure to place the machine securely in its travel bag after screening to ensure it remains safe.
Traveling internationally

If you are heading outside of the United Kingdom, be sure to take the correct power adaptor or cord. Some countries use different electric currents and outlets. Using the wrong current without an adapter can damage your machine.

"Wherever I go, CPAP comes with me."

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