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C-Pap machine on LOT airlines

Will be traveling with a C-Pap machine that is in its carrying case. Will this count as one of our carry-on items, or is it considered a medical device as when traveling in the U.S.? Thank you.

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You should contact LOT. Different airlines might have different policies. I'm nearly certain that someone has reported here that his CPAP equipment was counted as a carry-on bag. I don't know what airline he was flying.

As one example of how things medical can be handled differently in different places, if you fly out of London-Heathrow, all liquids--including medical liquids--must be in your 3-1-1 bag or in a checked suitcase. You are not permitted to carry on extra medically-necessary liquids--though I think there may be an exception for infant formula.

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Your responses are much appreciated! I have tried to contact LOT, but have not received a response, so will try again. Leaving the machine at home is not an option.

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Of course not. I'm sure you'll be able to carry it on; it's just a matter of whether you'll be able to take very much else into the passenger cabin. I have no idea what LOT's rules are. I flew the airline from Odesa to Warsaw in 2018, but I always check my suitcase, so the issue of too many carry-ons didn't come up.