Passengers travelling with Medical Portable Electronic Devices (MPED)
Strict regulations exist regarding the use of portable electronic devices onboard aircraft. Cathay Pacific does not provide any Medical Portable Electronic Devices (MPED), but passengers are allowed to use their own medical portable electronic devices (including respiratory assistive devices) inflight if:
To ensure safety during flight, please note the following:
When travelling with portable medical electronic devices operated by lithium batteries, such as Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC), Automated External Defibrillators (AED), Nebulizer, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), please use the following table to determine if the device can be accepted as carry-on baggage or checked baggage:
|Watt-hour Rating (Wh) or (Li Content)||Configuration||Carry-On Baggage||Check-In Baggage|
|≤ 100 Wh (2 g)||In equipment||Yes||Yes, but recommended to be stored in carry-on baggage. (see note below)|
|Spares||Yes, 20 pieces per passenger||No|
|> 100 Wh to ≤ 160 Wh (2 g – 8 g)||In equipment||Yes||No|
|Spares||Yes, 2 pieces per passenger||No|
|> 160 Wh (8 g)||
Forbidden in any baggage
Must be presented and carried as Cargo in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
The maximum number of equipment/electronic devices containing lithium batteries (each within 160Wh or 2g) for carriage in check-in baggage is 10 pieces per passenger, and up to 10 pieces in each bag. For example:
Refer to Lithium Batteries for more information.
Non Critical Medical Portable Electronic Device (e.g. CPAP machine, nebulisers, neurostimulators, HR/BP monitors, syringe/feeding pumps, suction devices and aspirators)
Critical Medical Portable Electronic Device (e.g. POC, Ventilators, Respirators, Incubators and Defibrillators)
Restriction on use during certain phases of flight:
Please check in at least one hour before the scheduled departure time of your intended flight.
Updated 12 March 2014