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Managing the need for water for your CPAP while traveling by air

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Moondoggy +0 points · 8 days ago Original Poster

Everyone,

In the past while traveling by air I have transportation available to when I get there so I can run out and get distilled water for my CPAP machine. This time I'm taking a trip to San Antonio and I'll be riding a shuttle to a downtown hotel so running out to get some distilled water might be a challenge. Can anyone share any method they have for carrying distilled water on the plane and not running into an issue with the TSA? Any help will be appreciated.

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Sierra +0 points · 8 days ago Sleep Innovater

My understanding is that they do allow some water to be carried with you for a CPAP. However, I am not sure how much. You would be best to check with your airline for clarification as to what you can bring on board. If you have checked luggage you could bring some that way.

How long are you staying? We typically go to a smaller area of Mexico for a couple of weeks in the winter, and they do not have distilled or demineralized water readily available. So my wife and I just use the bottled water at the resort. Each day I shake up the reservoir that has the remaining water for the night and throw it out. This prevents any significant mineral build up. When we get back I thoroughly clean the reservoir with pure vinegar to remove any remaining minerals. In Canada in this situation I would just use tap water, and clean with vinegar when we get home.

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