U.S. Department of Transportation

Air travelers 'hostile' as new required labels for respiratory equipment fail to materialize

posted on July 15, 2009 - 5:27pm
Vent, CPAP and BiPAP users can expect to encounter ongoing obstacles if they plan to fly on commercial airlines in the near future. Interviews with government and industry representatives show that the special labeling required for such equipment still has not been created, and no one – except the frustrated and angry travelers affected by the ruling – seems to consider it an urgent matter. The...
posted on September 1, 2007 - 10:29am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 5
Recent headlines about airlines instituting expensive restrictions on the size, weight and number of items you can check for free present a special concern for travelers who have disabilities. Will taking along that extra battery, BiPAP or other awkward piece of equipment mean that you end up paying more in luggage surcharges than you paid for your ticket?