Just wanted to tell you that you should check the baggage regulations of the airline you are flying with because I recently flew from Vienna to Paris with AirBerlin and they had the possibility of having 23 kg of checked baggage for medical purposes free of charge. I didn't need it as my partner and I packed our clothes into one suitcase and carried my incontinence products in the other, but I know it is possible with many airlines (under certain terms) since I always check the regulations because of my prosthesis and sometimes the wheelchair. You might need a medical certificate that proves you need incontinence products for medical reasons and you will probably need to register your medical equipment in advance.
Originally Posted by ICkaraokegirl
This is what I found on the website of AirBerlin:
Special baggage for medical purposes (ventilators, inhalers, walking aids, etc.) is transported free of charge on presentation of a medical certificate. Medicines can also be carried free of charge if accompanied by a doctors prescription. Free baggage for medical purposes may only contain medical equipment or medicines prescribed by a doctor, otherwise the normal baggage regulations come into force.
Each passenger is limited to one item of baggage for carrying medical equipment.
If transported as checked baggage the maximum weight allowance is 23 kg.
Medical baggage is not calculated as part of the free baggage allowance.
For safety reasons, all medical equipment must be registered in advance via the airberlin Service Center.
It is obligatory to register medical equipment in writing (by post, fax or email); passengers who are in possession of an appropriate severe disability pass can register by calling our Service Center.
The following types of special baggage for medical purposes are transported free of charge under the above-mentioned conditions:
ventilators, asthma equipment, inhalers
materials for dressings
walking aids (crutches, walking frames)
wheelchairs incl. accessories (with the current restrictions)LINK?
sanitary products (nappies), stoma
shower/WC-seat, transfer board for wheelchair users
doctors' emergency cases
dialysis machines, defibrillators, lymphatic draining devices, electrotherapy devices
suction equipment, irrigators
medicines and injections
It might be worth checking out since those additional baggage costs can be quite something.