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taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

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taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

I have disabilities due to various problems and most mattresses are unsuitable due to spine problems ,so when I travel anywhere in the uk my memory foam mattress topper comes with me . I am planning to go abroad this year , am I allowed to take it on the plane and how do I check it in would it be as extra luggage ? I have found one that rolls up in a neat bag but I don't think its small enough to go as hand luggage , also it maybe in the bag to start with but whether it will fold up that small again is doubtful :) Advise desperately needed please.

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1. Re: taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

I'd say it's got to got in the hold (size, weight) And the only way to get it down in size may be to take a sealer bag - the sort you vacuum the air out of - put it into the bag then sit on it to force out as much air as possble and shirnk the topper as mcuh as you can. Trial runs definitely required!

I have problems with beds too - I took a powered airbed on a 2-week tour of Rajasthan! But it was worth the hassle, to have a good bed every night.

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2. Re: taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

My wife uses a Therma Rest self inflating camping mat on our travels to soften the over-hard mattress you often find in Mediterranean countries.

It was not cheap but works well for her. It backs into a small bag so doesn't take up excessive case space.

Cotswold Camping and other similar stores have a large range http://tinyurl.com/CotswoldCampMats

Edited: 31 January 2014, 12:42
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3. Re: taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

I would contact the airline as you are allowed to take special equipment FOC as a disabled person. You may need a letter from your doctor, but that should be easy enough for you to obtain.

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4. Re: taking a memory foam bed topper on plane

Just come back from Spain and I took mine which I brought for £20 from ace foam put it in one of these vacuum bags then put it in my case its weight 5 kg travelled with Jet 2 so could take 22 kg no problem.

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