No clear way for air travelers to comply with new respiratory equipment rule results in frustration and canceled vacations
posted on June 25, 2009 - 4:34pm
A May 13 ruling from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is proving a headache for manufacturers of respiratory equipment and a frustration for commercial air travelers who rely on ventilators, respirators, positive airway pressure devices such as CPAP and BiPAP, or personal oxygen concentrators.
Air travelers using respiratory equipment must follow new labeling regulations — or risk losing their seats
posted on June 4, 2006 - 9:00pm
Travelers with respiratory difficulties who use commercial airlines need to be aware of a new labeling requirement for ventilators, respirators, positive airway pressure devices (i.e., CPAP, BiPAP) and personal oxygen concentrators.
Trying to travel without following the new regulations can result in being denied a seat, or being required to turn off the respiratory equipment during the flight....