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[personal profile] kshandra
We were looking at flights again tonight (which I imagine we'll do every few days until the trip is actually booked), and as we discussed the subject, I started doing some research into traveling with my CPAP. I was relatively certain that it won't count against my carry-on allowance, but I figured there were probably other details that hadn't occurred to me.

Most of the flights we've looked at thus far (particularly if we're able to get the upgraded seats) will have power outlets, but the recommendations all seem to say "carry a back-up battery with you." My current back-up is NOT something I can take on the plane with me, so I started pricing actual batteries.

I'm better off staying awake for 13 hours on the damn flight.

([personal profile] gridlore asked me if it would be possible to rent a battery, instead; the one place I found wanted a refundable deposit that was twice the cost of buying one outright.)

I thought we'd set our goal with a good cushion for something I once heard described as "expected unexpected expenses." I can see now that we're going to need every penny.

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Date: 2015-10-14 02:30 pm (UTC)
ashbet: (BoyAndi)
From: [personal profile] ashbet
I don't have a link offhand, but according to the FAA Travelers with Disabilities rule, a bag with medication/medical equipment does not count against your carry-on allowance, CPAP included.

I'm sorry that batteries are so expensive -- is your current battery against FAA regulations somehow?

Might your insurance pay for part of a compliant battery, if you tell them there is something wrong with your current one?


-- A <3

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Date: 2015-10-16 01:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catnip13.livejournal.com

So this little portable pocket-sized battery for $100 has 5aH more power than the big one you have. If we can figure out how to work the appropriate adapters, I think you'd be set.

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Date: 2015-10-16 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] catnip13.livejournal.com
I have the slightly smaller model that is 16aH, and it is really nice - it will keep my cellphone charged for a week.
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