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I thought I had DH all settled on the CPAP question - told him to bring an extension cord and put the machine in his carry-on. We're leaving tomorrow and he's insisting on putting it in his checked bag - doesn't want to carry it. (We'rePlatinum BTW. ;)) Is it really important to have it as a carry-on? He's threatening to leave it home if he can't put it in his checked bag.

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My DH will never check his cpap and always carry it on. The chance of it getting lost or broken the way they toss and stack luggage is too great. He can't sleep without so we just don't take the chance.

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checked luggage is thrown around and it can break. also it can get lost. I know it doesnt help this time but they do make very tiny cpap machines - they fit in the palm of your hand and weight about 10 ounces. easy to pack that one. It may be a hassle to pack in his carry on but if he leaves it at home everytime he stops breathing it deprives his heart, brain, kidneys and liver of the oxygen they need to function. if he is that opposed to putting it in his carry on are you able to put it in yours?

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The co-pay on a CPAP machine is around $700. One night without one means all the sleep patterns he has are eliminated. I carry mine on every overnight trip, every week for my job. I've tried one time to go without it and could not fall asleep. Loosing it would ruin a vacation.

You guys are platinum, slide the case over the handle of your carry-on and then go drop it in the cabin. I carry a 9' flat three prong cord in my case and it works super.

Don't beat him up too hard, I put it off having the study done and it has been amazing. I've also lost all the weight I gained after turning 50.

 

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It is not prohibited to put in check-in luggage but as prior posters said, it is not practical as unexpected things do happen. Have not known anyone not having it on their carry-on.

 

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I've packed mirrors and other breakables in suitcases without issues a number of times. I just pack them very carefully. I usually wrap numerous pieces of clothing around the fragile item then place sturdy shoes above and below it. You would probably be okay. That being said, these were cheap easily replaceable items, not an expensive cpap machine. And what if they lose the luggage? Maybe you could offer to carry it yourself and just slip it over the handle of your carry-on.

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I always carry-on my CPAP, and have an extension cord in the bag. I know they will provide one if you ask, but I always bring my own.

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I thought I had DH all settled on the CPAP question - told him to bring an extension cord and put the machine in his carry-on. We're leaving tomorrow and he's insisting on putting it in his checked bag - doesn't want to carry it. (We'rePlatinum BTW. ;)) Is it really important to have it as a carry-on? He's threatening to leave it home if he can't put it in his checked bag.

 

Sounds like your hubby needs a talking to about the importance of his medical device and what will happen if it gets broken because of mishandling

 

And if your husband really won't be that reasonable do your husband a favor and you carry it (and if you end up doing that I hope he feels like crap for making you carry his medical device instead of manning up and doing what he has to do to keep himself healthy)

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When I ordered distilled water from carnival for my CPAP delivered to my room they told me to keep it with my carryon.

 

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I'm a CPAP user and it would never occur to me to put in my checked baggage. Always carry-on. ALWAYS.

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I checked mine on my June cruise with no issues and carnival brought me an extension cord. It was in my junk suitcase with snorkel masks and sun block etc. I just put the whole travel case inside my suitcase

 

 

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I've been using a CPAP for 3 years with 3 trips to Mexico, one to Little Cayman and one domestic flight. Only carried it on once - the first flight to Cozumel. At every security check my carry on was searched. Since then I've always have put it in my checked luggage. TSA has left their card showing my luggage was searched but never had any damage to it or anything missing. Checked seems to work for me.

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Nothing of value should EVER, EVER be "checked"...and especially medical equipment! Tell him to carry it on the ship. Plan your arrival around 1pm, so you won't have to wait for your cabin to be ready!

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Sounds like a personal problem. :) I think hubby needs to put on his big boy pants and carry on the CPAP.

 

I have put my CPAP in my checked bag but I have a case specially made to protect the CPAP, but I was nervous the whole time. I cannot sleep without it. Only one time have I put it in checked baggage, and yes, it made it with no problem.

 

Tell him to go ahead and pack it. If he ruins the cruise then that's his fault.

 

Take care,

Mike

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DH is a Sleep Disorder Specialist at a hospital and also a user, he suggests to all his patients that they always carry on their CPAP device (also, if you are a frequent traveler, purchase the travel (compact) CPAP device), he always carries his on.

 

It would be HELL on myself and DS if DH did not have his CPAP machine to sleep without snoring...so making sure it gets to the destination in intact is more for us then him I think ;p....

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I'm a CPAP user and it would never occur to me to put in my checked baggage. Always carry-on. ALWAYS.

 

 

Do you call Carnival ahead of time for the water, or do you wait until you get on board?

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