Oxygen on board

If you have your own Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) and you need to use it on your journey please keep in mind that, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Safety Regulations, the only models approved for use on board planes are:

  • AirSep FreeStyle
  • AirSep Freestyle 5
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • lnogen One G3
  • Invacare XPO2 / XPO100
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • Sequal Eclipse
  • AirSep LifeStyle
  • (Caire) SeQual eQuinox / Oxywell (model 4000)
  • Inogen One
  • lnova Labs LifeChoice Activox
  • Invacare Solo 2
  • Respironics EverGo
  • SeQual SAROS

 

  • AirSep Focus
  • Delphi RS-00400 / Oxus RS-00400
  • Inogen One G2
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice / lnova Labs LifeChoice
  • Oxylife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
  • Respironics SimplyGo
  • VBox Trooper

 

Your AirSep Lifestyle device must have a sticker affixed to the inside cover that says "RTCA/DO-1600 21 category M Compliant" to indicate it has been modified for flights. If your device does not have this AirSep Lifestyle label, it cannot be used on board the aircraft.​​

If you want to use your own concentrator please note the following:

 

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  • In order to verify your POC, you need to Check In at our airport counters.
  • To use your POC during your flight, you need to provide an original and a copy of your medical certificate​ at the airport, either using our form or your physician’s form.
  • You must carry your concentrator with you and show it to our employees as required.
  • For device operation safety, you should not be close to people smoking while at the airport.
  • POCs to be used during flights are not included as part of your carry-on baggage.

Note

If you wish to carry a POC that will not be used in flight, it will be included as part your carry-on baggage or free baggage allowance, under the following conditions for replacement battery packaging:

  • POCs should only be used with the battery having been previously charged on ground. You should make sure you have battery charge for 150% of the estimated flying time; e.g. if you travel is scheduled to last 4 hours, you must make sure to have battery for 6 hours. It is important to check replacement batteries are carried in safe cases, preventing short-circuits or having isolated edges; you should carry them in your hand luggage.
  • Please consider the connection time period. In this case, please calculate the number of batteries described about for the second flight.
  • Replacement batteries may be accepted in the following amounts:
    • Replacement batteries not exceeding 100wh (lithium-ion) or up to 2 grams of lithium (lithium metal) have no number restrictions and you may carry as many as necessary for the device operation.
    • Only 2 batteries per passenger between 100wh and 160wh (lithium-ion) or with 2 to 8 grams of lithium (lithium metal) are allowed.
    • Batteries exceeding 160wh (lithium-ion) or with over 8 grams of lithium (lithium metal) will not be allowed.

     

  • You are responsible for carrying batteries for your POC operation, because we cannot provide them or supply energy in flight.
  • You may not take the exit-row seats.
  • As possible, please take a window seat or a seat near the regular exit doors.
  • Put your POC under the seat in front of you.
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) Breathing Assistance devices cannot be used on board.

Note

You are responsible for the use (hearing/noticing alarms and indicators as may be transmitted by your POC and taking action accordingly), and for your device maintenance. Otherwise, we may suggest you travel with a qualified companion.