No clear way for air travelers to comply with new respiratory equipment rule results in frustration and canceled vacations
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.
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Air travelers using respiratory equipment must follow new labeling regulations — or risk losing their seats
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....
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