Which Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) is approved for Airline Travel and what are the oxygen policies for airlines?
FAA Regulations forbid the carriage of other personal oxygen units, including units which contain compressed or liquid oxygen. Compressed and liquid oxygen are classified as Hazardous Materials.
Non-approved POC brands and models that do not contain compressed or liquid oxygen may be carried in the cabin if they meet United’s carry-on size and weight requirements. Alternatively, they may be transported as checked baggage.
POCs (Portable Oxygen Concentrators) are considered assistive devices and do not count toward carry-on limits, whether or not they are used on board. They must be able to fit underneath the seat or in an overhead compartment.
Effective May 13th of 2009 every US air carrier must permit the use of approved portable oxygen concentrator (POC) devices on all domestic and international flights. This is also true for foreign carriers but only on flights departing or returning to US soil.
As of May 2009, a new ruling was instituted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requiring airlines to accept certain approved portable oxygen concentrators (POC’s) aboard flights. This rule will apply to U.S. air carriers worldwide and to foreign air carriers whose flights begin or end in the U.S. The Department of Transportation has not yet decided whether to require airlines to provide free in-flight medical oxygen to passengers.
Always check with your airline when booking travel to understand how and when these rules are being implemented. The Airline Oxygen Council of American web site (www.airlineoxygencouncil.org) lists various airlines’ policies regarding in-flight oxygen use and equipment.
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Communicate with your Airline about the use of POC’s.
According to the DOT ruling, passengers are expected to inform the air carrier about the intended use of POC’s on board while making the flight reservation. Airlines in return are required to give passengers who declare their intention to use a POC aboard the following information:
1. Any requirements for advance check-in. Airlines may require travelers to notify the airline up to 48 hours in advance if the traveler wishes to use a device.
The new DOT regulation contains specific directions in regards to batteries that are needed for POCs.
1. The airlines may require travelers to carry enough fully charged batteries required to operate their POC for at least 150 percent of the expected maximum flight duration. This includes the total duration of the flight from arrival at the gate including any possible delays that may occur during a flight.
POC’s approved by the FAA - As of 1/1/12
LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator Sequal Eclipse Portable Oxygen Concentrator Develbiss IGO Portable Oxygen Concentrator Invacare XPo2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator Inogen One G2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator Delphi Central Air Portable Oxygen Concentrator AirSep FreeStyle Portable Oxygen Concentrator
AirSep LifeStyle Portable Oxygen Concentrator Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator Delphi Portable Oxygen Concentrator Oxilife Portable Oxygen Concentrator
www.regulations.gov, docket number DOT-OST-2004-19482-1300 page 27629
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Association
American Lung Association
Airline Oxygen Council of America
American Association for Respiratory Care
National Home Oxygen Patients Association
Major Cruise Lines
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Currently, the following airlines allow the use of the Eclipse onboard their aircraft:
APPROVED ECLIPSE AIRLINES - click on your airline to confirm information.
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Almost all of them - list to be produced soon. Check with your airline
Please check with each airlines' own web site, as well as their medical oxygen desk, for up-to-date information on the airlines' specific oxygen passenger requirements.
Air Travel with EverGo
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Respironics EverGo portable oxygen concentrator for use aboard commercial airline flights. Because airline policies for traveling with an oxygen concentrator vary, patients need to check with their airlines before flying with EverGo.
EverGo is now approved for use on the following airlines:
Check back on this web page as the list of commercial airlines permitting EverGo portable oxygen concentrator continues to grow.
Flying with Oxygen
Many airlines have special assistance coordinators to help you through the process.
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