Traveling with Oxygen:
Whether you are making your next journey via plane, automobile or cruise ship, it is important to plan ahead to ensure you have a hassle-free adventure. In addition to the tips below, you will want to take into consideration changes in time zones and increased activity.
All of our Portable Concentrators are FAA approved
- Call the airlines to obtain rules and arrange for accommodations.
- The airline may require a letter from your physician, or a current prescription.
- Direct flights are recommended whenever possible.
- Keep your unit charged while before boarding or during any layovers.
- FAA guidelines require battery sufficient for at least 150% of your flight time.
FAA Regulations for Portable Oxygen Concentrators on Airplanes
The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, has ruled that all passengers who require oxygen must be allowed to bring FAA-approved portable oxygen concentrators on all U.S. aircraft with more than 19 seats. Foreign airlines must also allow portable oxygen concentrators on all flights to and from U.S soil.
- Our portable concentrators can plug into an automobile cigarette lighter. Several (but not all) units charge the battery under DC power.
- It is not recommended that you leave your unit in a hot car portable oxygen concentrators can be damaged by intense heat.