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Do you know of any airlines US-->Europe that allow CPAP in flight?

Do you know of any airlines US-->Europe that allow CPAP in flight?

May 17th, 2011, 08:02 PM
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ok, SeatGuru says that the LH Airbus 330/340/380 and Boeing 747 all have AC power.

UA 767 and 747 have AC power. UA 777s, even with the new configuration, have EmPower ports.

The brick on the power cord that came with the machine is what handles the voltage.
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May 17th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Good info; thanks-- next task is to get seating on the Lufthansa flights which I can't do on United website (where I got the tix) so should be able to sort out adapter/power cord when I see which airplane.
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May 18th, 2011, 05:22 PM
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Call United to get the Lufthansa reservation number and then call Lufthansa or try their website to get seat assignments. Might as well call and then you can also tell them about the CPAP. I know an earlier poster didn't inform LH beforehand and it was ok, but I would not count on that.
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May 18th, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Thanks mrw -- good advice. Will definitely follow up and report any updates.
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Oct 29th, 2011, 06:25 PM
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Update, Lufthansa is allowing, we also got a fax from the manufacturer confirming that the model is FAA approved; we got a dry cell battery which holds power for 10 hours (apparently dry cell ok; wet cell not). He is in FC (using miles) so if a problem with the battery hopefully there's an outlet around.

DH also got entered into the Doctors on Board database for Lufthansa (which also gives him 5k free air miles) to give him some extra "juice" in working with the air staff if there are questions. (Ironic if he gets awakened to help with an emergency during "sleep time"!)

So he will fly Seattle to Frankfurt overnight and hopefully will get 4-5 hours of sleep which makes a huge difference for him.

If family stays well and healthy then we are scheduled for mid-November departure. Will report how it goes!
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Oct 29th, 2011, 08:43 PM
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Update -- DH says Lufthansa told him there were no restrictions on use (other than no wet cell batteries). He's bringing the documentation anyway just in case.
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Oct 29th, 2011, 09:17 PM
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There will be an AC outlet at his seat. He doesn't need a battery.
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Oct 29th, 2011, 09:23 PM
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AC power in F and biz class. If he was in economy (no power) they would run a power cable back to a seat and sit him there. At least that is what United does.
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Oct 30th, 2011, 07:01 AM
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I have never heard of the Doctors on Board thing, do any other airlines have this sort of program?
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Oct 30th, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Debit, Haven't heard of it before but it seems like a great idea. They can go right to your seat if there's a problem vs. loudspeaker queries and checking for your license, etc.

I noticed the program when I was looking at the Lufthansa site for the CPAP info and signed him up via FAX to Germany HQ. He got a temporary frequent flyer card and # and he is in their database now, plus has 5k miles to start him out.

MrW he would be taking the battery anyway so he will have it with him; he could then either use or not.
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