Oxygen concentrator​

Using your own portable oxygen concentrator​


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
Inogen ONE
Invacare Solo 2
AirSep LifeStyle
Inogen One G2

Respironics SimplyGo​​

AirSep Focus
Inogen One G3
Precision Medical EasyPulse
AirSep Freestyle 5
Innova Labs LifeChoice Activox
Respironics EverGo
Delphi RS-00400 / Oxus RS-00400
International Biophysics LifeChoice /Inova Labs LifeChoice Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator 

DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo​

Invacare XPO2 ​​​Sequal Eclipse​​
SeQual SAROS​​


 

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:

When making your reservation

  • You must report that you intend to use your own POC during the flight, and clearly specify the manufacturer and model.​
  • If you have a connecting flight with another airline, including codeshare flights not operated by us, you will be solely and independently responsible for notifying the other airline and organizing all the relevant procedures. 
  • The current FAA regulations allow airlines to accept portable oxygen concentrators (POC), but it is not mandatory. Some airlines may not accept POCs or may require the additional payment of a fee, which must be borne entirely by the passenger.
  • We don't supply accessories or nasal cannulas for any type of concentrator.

  •  In order to verify the equipment you must check in at our airport counters. 
  • To use your POC on board the aircraft, you must present the original medical certificate​ and photocopy at the airport, using either the form we use or the physician's form, but it must always contain the information required by us. This is a mandatory requirement to be able to board the flight.
  • You must bring the concentrator with you and show it to Airline staff when it is requested.
  • For safe operation of the equipment during your time at the airport, you should avoid being near people who are smoking.​
  • The POC must only be used with a battery pre-charged on the ground. For this reason passengers should make sure that they have enough batteries for 150% of the predicted duration of the trip. For example, if your flight lasts for four hours, you must bring sufficient batteries to last for six hours. It is important to verify that the batteries are in secure cases that do not allow short-circuits or expose isolated terminals. These must be transported as carry-on baggage.
  • If you have a connecting flight please take into account the connection time to calculate the number of batteries for the second flight as described above.​
  • The POC that will be used during the flight does not count towards the carry-on baggage weight.
  • If you want to bring a POC that will not be used during flight because, for example, it isn’t required to assist your breathing, this will be included in the carry-on baggage or checked baggage weight and the replacement battery packing conditions will apply as described above.
  • During the flight we can't supply batteries to operate the POC or provide power.
  • You can't occupy a seat in an emergency exit.
  • You should, if possible, sit next to a window or on a seat near the normal exit doors.
  • Completely stow the POC under the seat in front of you.​
  • You are responsible for the POC (hearing / perceiving alarms and signals that may be emitted by the POC and noticing and reacting to these notifications) and also for equipment maintenance. If you are not able to do this we suggest you travel with a companion who is able to do so.

Important

The CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device for respiratory assistance can't be used on board.​