For the first time ever, yesterday I was asked to remove my S8 flow generator and humdifier from the Resmed carry bag, for separate image scanning, when departing for LAX through the International terminal at Sydney Kingsford Smith airport.
Previously they've been happy to let it go through in the bag.
I was fortunate in being able to use frequent flyer point to get an upgrade to Business Class on a new Airbus A380 for the flight to Los Angeles. There are 120V AC mains power sockets at each Business class seat in the QANTAS A380 configuration, and I was able to use my S8 (without humidifer) from the mains socket without any problems.... apart from the flight arriving ~4 hours late at LAX (1pm arrival instead of a 9am arrival) and disrupting my planned routine for minimising jet-lag for this trip!
Fortunately I had planned to overnight in Los Angeles anyway, so for me the delay was really just an inconvenience, but for those making same-day connections through LAX, a delay of that magnitude was a major problem, with many missing once-a-day connections and having an unplanned overnight stay in Los Angeles (at the airline's expense).
Tomorrow morning I'll find out what the current state of play is at LAX domestic departures, and DFW domestic departures, in terms of CPAP scanning.
Last edited by Bill Bolton on Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:20 am, edited 1 time in total.