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TSA - RDU & Medical Equipment  
User currently offlineAusA380 From Australia, joined Jan 2009, 312 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

I have travelled extensively, including through many airports in the USA. I travel with a CPAP machine (I don't use onboard, but carry it with me for safety).

RDU is the only airport in the world (including more than 6 in the US) that I have travelled through that requires the main CPAP unit to be taken out of my bag for x-ray.

Every time I ask them why, they say that is TSA procedure and infer that every other airport in the USA is wrong.

Why is TSA in RDU different and require a medical machine to be taken out of one's bag for xray?

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User currently offlinexjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2511 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

When I traveled with my cpap, i was always asked to remove it, regardless of the airport I was at. Now, if rules have changed, I don't know as I haven't traveled with it in a few years.

Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineerj170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

I travel with a partner who uses a CPAP. We have travelled through many, many airports and they all requie the CPAP out and they test it every time.

Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlinePRFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

I travel with my CPAP machine to Asia from LAX. TSA always ask me to take it out of the bag and they swab it.
BTW, I am able to use my CPAP on PR flights on Business Class. Makes a lot of difference when I get to my destinations either going or coming back home.

[Edited 2012-09-05 19:37:01]

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