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    Traveling with a C-pap machine

    We will need to bring a C-pap machine with us to Aruba.
    This will be the first time we have had to fly with the machine,
    does anyone know if this will be a problem going thru security in Aruba?
    Thanks in advance for your replies.
    Greg

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    from TSA site

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machine
    Travelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Machines

    CPAPs are allowed through security checkpoints once they have undergone screening.

    Passengers will be required to take their CPAP machine out of its carrying case and place the device in a bin for x-ray screening. Facemasks and tubing can remain in the carrying case.

    In addition to x-ray inspection of your CPAP machine, a visual and physical inspection, and Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) sampling will be required.

    To facilitate CPAP machine hygiene and cleanliness:

    Once out of the carrying case, you can place your CPAP machine in a clear plastic bag before placing the device in the bin. You will need to provide/bring your own plastic bag.

    Upon request, TSOs will change their gloves prior to performing the visual and physical inspection, and ETD sampling of your CPAP machine. The CPAP will need to be removed from the plastic bag by the TSO to conduct the ETD sampling.

    Upon request, TSOs will clean the table where the ETD sampling will be conducted.

    Upon request, TSOs will change the ETD sampling media before conducting the ETD sampling.

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    Also travel with one, I have yet to take it out of carrying case, just open up the case so they can have full visual access to contents. Don't put anything else with unit so they won't be handling it too much. Different agents, different criteria, just basically do what they say. I'm not overly concerned with the handling of the components because the alcohol from night one usually takes care of that for me. Just be prepared to do what Andrea listed and everything will go peachey! Will be doing this myself tomorrow, always look forward to the Darth Vader jokes from friends and family!
    AUA HERE WE COME!!!!

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    Thanks for the info Have a Great Time TeamAruba

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    My DH has always traveled with it and we have had to do what Andrea posted.
    This will be our first trip without it as he has gotten a new mouth piece device. He puts the molded plastic mouth piece in top and bottom teeth and hooks up a hinge. It is a pleasure not hearing the escaping air the head gear sometimes would do at night. His PCP recommended it and set everything up. What a pleasure no more travel with the extra weight.
    Enjoy your trip.

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    My DH travels to Aruba with C-Pap machine in his carry-on luggage. Never a problem, has not been asked to remove from the case in NY or Aruba.

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