Airline Regulations2018-10-22T01:54:35+00:00
Oxygen Airline Travel Guide Checklist
1. Several weeks before your flight be sure contact the airline to obtain their policy and make arrangements for any accommodations.

A letter from your physician may be required by the airline, some medical history and a current oxygen prescription. In order to ensure a much easier transition, make sure you have all of these documents  before your flight.

2. Whenever possible,  Direct flights are recommended.

You will not have to board and leave from the airplane with your oxygen concentrator many times by doing this. Layovers may also add to your amount of flight time which will require you to have additional batteries.

3. While you are waiting for boarding, keep your machine charged on AC power or during any layovers.

The majority of airlines do not have the availability to charge a unit (AC or DC power) while in flight. Often times you can find an outlet to plug your oxygen unit into while you wait for your flight; Allowing you to not only run the machine without using battery life, but, at the same time, charge the battery. Ask someone at the check-in counter for assistance if you are unable to find an outlet, or if they know of an outlet permissible to use.

4. When traveling to and from the airport, use your portable oxygen concentrators DC capabilities.

You can still operate your POC without having to use the battery if you use this advice. If you are taking an Uber or getting a ride from a friend, ask them permission to plug your POC into their DC outlet (cigarette lighter). Reminder: some of the units do have restrictions when using DC power. Reference your owner’s manual or give us a call with any questions.

5. If possible,Use pulse dose.

While resting or sitting, it is wise to use a pulse dose setting if you can. By using a pulse dose setting over continuous flow, many of the machines we carry have increased battery duration.

6. So that you can keep track of your oxygen levels, make sure that you always have a pulse oximeter with you.

Increased activity, differences in altitude, and other conditions can all affect your oxygen saturation. While traveling, It’s very important that you know what your oxygen levels are.

7. So you can store your POC properly without having to move around other passengers, it is a good idea to board the plane first.

While sometimes other accommodations must be made, many of the units we carryslide easily underneath the seat in front of you. Simply let the airline employees at the check-in counter know that you are boarding with a portable oxygen concentrator. Often times airlines allow people with special accommodations to board before the rest of the passengers.

8. A requirement of the FAA guidelines is that you have enough battery life to power your Machine  for at least 150% of your flight time.

(For example, for a 5 hour flight, you would need 7.5 hours of battery time). Contact your airline for additional battery requirements.

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Rental Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need a prescription to rent a POC?
    Yes! We require a prescription from your physician before we will release a portable to you.
  • What’s the minimum rental period?
    5 days
  • Can I take these on an airplane?
    Yes! All of these devices are FAA approved for air travel
  • How many batteries should I rent for my flight?
    FAA requirements state an oxygen patient must have enough battery life for 150% of the flight’s time. Depending on your flight’s distance, you can typically rely on needing at least two batteries. If you were to take a 3 hour flight, you’d want 4.5 hours worth of battery life.
  • Can I request additional batteries?
    Yes! Extra batteries are $5/day each with a POC rental.
  • Can I rent a battery charger?
    Of course! Extra battery chargers are an additional $50 each.

Your Travel Oxygen Provider


OxiMedical Respiratory specializes in providing the latest portable oxygen concentrators for oxygen users while traveling. A vacation or trip to see family provides a change of scenery and a change from the routine of daily life. Here at OxiMedical, we believe arranging an oxygen rental should be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Our rental advisers are fully qualified to help you make the most of your upcoming trip. For OxiMedical to provide you with the right portable concentrator, we will ask questions relating to your condition, your oxygen requirement in liters per minute, day usage, age, and so on. From the given details we can accommodate battery time, and any specific extra requirements, such as extra tubing/face mask, plugs, or chargers. Recent changes in airline policies have made it easier to allow patients to take our portable concentrators on board most major airlines.

Before OxiMedical can rent or sell a concentrator, we will ask you for confirmation of your oxygen-rental requirements. This can be from your general practitioner, local hospital, or any medical professional, and is an extremely important document in order for any rental to proceed. You may send your prescription or physician’s statement via email to rx@oximedical.com or via fax to 888-848-1085.

For the rental to run as efficiently as possible, we will deliver your unit 2-3 business days prior to your trip, giving you the perfect opportunity to have extra time using the unit and getting to know the outstanding performance provided by your specific unit.

OxiMedical has vast experience in making vacations and weekend get-aways stress-free for many oxygen users. Our promise is to ease the anxiety of traveling while on oxygen, giving you the confidence to rely on a reputable company that knows the industry inside and out.

Careful planning is essential for all oxygen users and lets us ensure your trip goes smoothly.

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      If you’re not satisfied with the portable concentrator you purchased, we’ll exchange it for the

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