So despite having flown a half dozen times since my injury, I didn't realize until just a couple months ago that you could take medical equipment on the plane for free.
The only reason I have to check a bag (and pay $25 or $50 each way) is because my toilet seat won't fit into a carryon bag. So I ended up buying a suitcase big enough to fit the toilet seat frame and I just pile all my clothes and stuff around it.
Will they let me check this as medical equipment?
I mean surely the toilet seat is medical equipment, but it's also definitely packed with socks and shoes and a toothrbush, etc, etc.
I guess what I'm asking is what exactly counts as medical equipment, and can you have other things in the bag too?
Just for ease of movement, I'll pay the extra money to not have to monkey with an extra box/bag if I have to.