Airline index

You may encounter some problems with air travel when you have a lung disease. However most people with lung conditions are now able to safely enjoy the benefits of air travel if they plan what they will need in advance. We have produced a database to help you to plan your air travel.

In this database, airlines are listed from A to Z. You will find the contact details and individual oxygen policies for passengers for each airline.

Please note that this airline index was last updated in August 2019.

KLM
KLM

KLM

KLM allows Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) on board its aircraft. Only POC’s that are battery operated or POC’s that are both battery operated and operating on net power are allowed for use on board. Please make sure you reserve for the transportation of your POC well before departure. Passengers need to bring enough fully charged batteries with them. Based on the manufacturer’s estimate of the hours of battery life while the device is in use, and on the information provided by your physician, your batteries need to last for at least 150% of the expected maximum duration of your flight. The batteries will need to be stowed under your seat. Spare batteries are only allowed in your hand baggage, never in your check-in baggage. Your POC must be EASA/FAA approved and you should contact KLM Cares at least 48 hours before departure to register it. Your doctor must complete a Medical Information Form and return it to KLM at least 48 hours before flight departure KLM is also able to provide oxygen on board their aircraft. Cabin crew will assist you in the use of this equipment. This oxygen supply functions separately from the oxygen supply used in emergency situations. Receiving this service involves a standard charge and it will have to be requested by having a Medical Information Form submitted to KLM at least 48 hours before departure. KLM can adjust the oxygen supply to the exact amount needed for your medical condition (with a maximum of 5.2 liters per minute). This facility is available only aboard the aircraft. If you require oxygen at the airport, KLM can provide you with it at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol but not at other airport. Passengers are required to pay a fee of 275€ when using supplementary oxygen provided by KLM.  

http://www.klm.com/ @klm +31 800 55622737 / 00800 556 22737 KLMCARES@KLM.com
La Compagnie
La Compagnie

La Compagnie

La Compagnie allows passengers to carry a portable oxygen concentrator on-board. The concentrator must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The passenger should carry sufficient back-up battery supply to cover a minimum of 150% of the planned flight.

 If the device is battery powered, La Compagnie only accepts dry-cell batteries. Batteries must be properly labeled and clearly marked "Non-Spillable".


https://www.lacompagnie.com @_LaCompagnie 1-800-218-8187 contactny@lacompagnie.com
Latam
Latam

Latam

When you fly with LATAM, you can transport a Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) at no cost, provided you comply with the transport conditions.

Conditions for the use of a POC:

This service is available only for LATAM flights.

On codeshare flights between LATAM and other airlines, you must check the acceptance conditions directly with the companies involved in the trip.

You must have a medical certificate (MEDIF) that explains the conditions of its use and your state of health. This document is subject to evaluation by a LATAM doctor and must be sent at least 48 hours before flight departure.

You must be able to hear the alarms that the POC may emit, be able to see the indicators and react accordingly. Otherwise, you must travel with a companion who is capable of doing so.

If the size of the POC complies with the measurements and characteristics of a personal item you may carry it with you throughout the entire flight or under the seat in front of you, unless you are in the first row or an emergency exit row. On the other hand, if its measurements qualify it as carry-on-baggage you must keep it in the overhead compartment during taxiing, take-off and landing.

The POC may remain connected throughout the trip as long as it is located under the seat in front of you. If it needs to be kept in the overhead compartment, it must be disconnected and not in use during taxiing, take-off and landing.

The POC may remain connected throughout the trip as long as it is located under the seat in front of you. If it needs to be kept in the overhead compartment, it must be disconnected and not in use during taxiing, take-off and landing. In this case, you can’t bring pets in the cabin.

The POC's batteries must have a capacity equivalent to 150% of the flight time, including layovers and connections. The batteries must also be in good condition and come individually packaged in order to prevent them from coming into contact with each other.

A list of FAA approved POC's can be found here.


https://www.latam.com @LATAMAirlinesUS +44 (0)800 026 0728
Lauda
Lauda

Lauda

Lauda is a subsidary of Ryanair and is subject to their oxygen policies as detailed below.

They are able to provide oxygen if booked using the online chat service.
There are a number of requirements for this service:
They recommend contacting them on the same day as the flight booking is made or at the latest 3 days prior to travel, as we are permitted to provide only one inflight therapeutic oxygen request per flight.
Following this notification, a RYANAIR THERAPEUTIC OXYGEN - MEDICAL CLEARANCE FORM will be sent to the customer for completion and return. 
A RYANAIR THERAPEUTIC OXYGEN - MEDICAL CLEARANCE FORM must be completed and returned to Ryanair between 14 and 2 days prior to travel, in order for it to be validated by them and returned before travel.
You must carry the validated Therapeutic Oxygen Medical Clearance form on all flights and cannot be accepted for travel without it.
You must also carry a “FIT TO FLY FORM”. 
For safety reasons Ryanair does not permit customers to take their own therapeutic oxygen onboard the aircraft.
A fee of £55/ EUR 55 is charged for oxygen. The fee is payable at the time the Therapeutic Oxygen Medical Clearance Form is returned for validation.
Restrictions on this service

Ryanair are permitted to provide one inflight therapeutic oxygen request per flight. So they recommend contacting them on the same day as the flight booking is made.
Ryanair supplies therapeutic oxygen at a continuous flow rate of 2 litres per minute - max duration of 250 minutes.
Ryanair cannot accept passengers for travel requiring a continuous supply of oxygen of more than 250 minutes.

Ryanair accepts portable oxygen concentrators (POC) on board their aircraft. POC's approved for travel are:

  • AirSep Free Style 
  • AirSep Lifestyle
  • AirSep Focus
  • AirSep Freestyle 5
  • Delphi RS-00400/ Oxus RS-00400
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One
  • Inogen One G2
  • Inogen One G3
  • Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice/ Inova Labs LifeChoice
  • Invacare XP02
  • Invacare Solo 2
  • Oxylife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • Respironics EverGo
  • Respironics SimplyGo
  • Sequal Eclipse
  • Sequal SAROS
  • Zen-0 RS-0500

Passengers must contact the Special Assistance Line to obtain prior approval and a Medical Equipment Approval & Baggage Waiver to be shown at bag drop or the boarding gate. If using a POC on the flight you must complete a "Fit to Fly" form and return it to Ryanair between 14 and 2 days before travel. You must carry this validated form on all flights and show it to cabin crew. POC or batteries cannot be charged on board so you must ensure that you have a sufficient number of fully charged batteries for the duration of the flight and any possible delays

 


https://www.laudamotion.com/la/en/ @Laudamotion1 0871 246 0000
Level
Level

Level

Level do not provide oxygen during flights except in the case of an emergency, Level also do not allow passengers to bring their own oxygen devices on board for use during the flight. 


https://www.flylevel.com/ @FlyWithLEVEL +44 203 318 8121 (from UK)
Lions Air Group
Lions Air Group

Lions Air Group

We don’t have an up-to-date policy for this airline. Please use the contact details on the right to speak to the airline directly.


https://www.lionsairgroup.ch +41 44 828 88 88 info@lionsairgroup.com
LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines allows passengers to bring their own oxygen cylinders on board flights. Passengers wishing to bring an oxygen cylinder on board the flight are required to pay a fee for each stage of the journey operated by LOT, in accordance with the following price list:
  • Domestic Flights - 150 EUR or its equivalent
  • International Flight - 150 EUR or its equivalent
  • Intercontinental Flight - 300 EUR or its equivalent
In order to ensure the highest possible quality of care, please provide LOT with the details of your needs no later than 72 hours before departure. If you want to carry an oxygen concentrator and use it on board, you must fill in the MEDIF form, in which your doctor will specify the expected consumption of oxygen. In the case of battery-powered concentrators, the batteries should be sufficient to ensure operation for 150% of the flight (e.g. 2h longer than the flight - in case of delays). Here is a list of concentrators accepted on board LOT Polish Airlines:
  • AirSep FreeStyle
  • AirSep LifeStyle
  • AirSep Focus
  • AirSep Freestyle 5 (Caire)
  • SeQual eQuinox / Oxywell (model 4000)
  • Delphi RS-00400 / Oxus RS-00400
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare
  • iGo Inogen
  • One Inogen
  • One G2 lnogen
  • One G3 lnova
  • Labs LifeChoice
  • Activox International
  • Biophysics LifeChoice / lnova Labs
  • LifeChoice Invacare XPO2 / XPO100
  • Invacare Solo 2
  • Oxylife Independence
  • Oxygen Concentrator Precision
  • Medical EasyPulse Respironics
  • EverGo Respironics
  • SimplyGo Sequal
  • Eclipse SeQual
  • SAROS VBox Trooper
Please note, a MEDIF form is not required if the POC will not be in use on the flight, this type of equipment can be carried in your hand baggage.


http://www.lot.com/ +48 22 577 77 55
Lufthansa
Lufthansa

Lufthansa

Lufthansa does not allow passengers to bring their own oxygen bottle into the aircraft cabin. Small oxygen cyllinders weighing no more than 5kg may be stored in the hold but passengers need to contact the Lufthansa Medical Operation Centre prior to flying to gain approval.

For approval of fitness to fly and to order oxygen, contact the Lufthansa medical operation centre. no later than 48 hours before departure. Lufthansa uses the "Wenoll" oxygen system. They are only able to provide a limited extra oxygen supply on board. The costs of  this service are nonrefundable and need to be paid in advance. The fees payable are:

German Domestic flights      EUR 150,00 (per leg)

Continenal flights                  EUR 150,00 (per leg)

Intercontinental flights           EUR 300,00 ( per leg)

Lufthansa recommends that passengers contact their health insurance or private health care provider about the possibility of having these costs refunded.You must also have your fitness to fly assessed prior to flying. 

FAA-approved POCs are allowed on all Lufthansa aircrafts but must be battery powered. You need to contact Lufthansa Medical Operation Centre in order to gain approval for your POC.

 


http://www.lufthansa.com @lufthansa +49 69 696 55077; +49 1805 838 038 medicaloperation@dlh.de
Luxair
Luxair

Luxair

Luxair provides oxygen on board its aircraft for a fee of 75 EUR per flight. This should be arranged at the time of booking and at least 72 hours before the flight. Luxair use the Aero-med Oxygen unit which complies with the requirements of FAR 121.574 and has an adjustable flow rate of 2-8 litres per minute. Passengers must have a doctor's certificate that allows them to fly and the certificate should indicate the required flow rate.

Passengers are also allowed to use portable oxygen concnentrators (POC) on board. These can be used throughout the flight and must be requested at least 72 hours before departure. Devices must be battery powered and passengers should bring additional batteries if needed as charging is not possible on the flight. Lithium metal batteries must not exceed 2g lithium/battery and the watt-hour rating must not exceed 100 Wh for lithium ion batteries. Any devices placed in the hold must be switched off completely and protected from damage. The overall size of the POC must not exceed 45 x 23 x 25 cm or 45 x 42 x 20 cm. Passengers must have a doctor's certificate that allows them to fly and the certificate should indicate the required flow rate.

 


http://www.luxair.lu/ @LuxairAirlines +352 2456-1
Luxaviation
Luxaviation

Luxaviation

Luxaviation can provide oxygen on board for an additional fee which varies. They ask that you let them know of your needs at the time of booking and at least 24 hours in advance.

They also allow you to provide your own oxygen, but ask you to provide a UN number as it is considered a dangerous good. They ask that you let them know of your needs at the time of booking and at least 24 hours in advance.

For more information please contact the airline directly. 


http://www.luxaviation.lu/ @Luxaviation 01708 688420 info@luxaviation.com
Medavia
Medavia

Medavia

We do not currently have an up to date policy for this airline. Please contact the airline directly for more information using the details on the right.

http://www.medavia.com/ @Medavia_Malta +356 2249 0000 info@medavia.com
Nordica
Nordica

Nordica

Nordica allows oxygen cylinders for medical applications to be carried in either hand luggage or checked baggage. The cylinder must not exceed 5 kg of gross weight. Liquid oxygen systems are prohibited in air transport. Nordica asks you book your ticket in advance and let them know what assistance you require.

For further information please contact the airline directly using the contact information to the right. 


www.nordica.ee @flynordica +372 664 2200 info@flynordica.com
Norwegian Air
Norwegian Air

Norwegian Air

Norwegian Air only provide oxygen in the event of an emergency. However, you can bring your own on board at no extra charge but you must inform the airline Contact Centre at least 48 hours before flying. You may also require a medical certificate confirming you are fit to fly (this should be in English on international flights). You should make check-in staff and cabin crew aware that you are travelling with oxygen. Each cylinder must weigh 5kg or less and cylinders, valves and regulators must be protected from damage.

 

 


https://www.norwegian.com/en/ @Fly_Norwegian +44 (0)330 828 0854
Novair
Novair

Novair

Novair only provide oxygen for medical emergencies but allow you to take your own oxygen on board their aircraft. Passengers are allowed to take up to 4 bottles They accept the following oxygen cyllinders: - AGA OTM-1 - NEDRON VAGABOND - AIOLOS SOLISTA - ImPULSE - Freestyle portable oxygen concentrator You must inform Novair that you intend to carry your own POC at least 7 days before your flight. Novair allows passengers to bring POCs on board which are approved by the FAA. A medical certificate, which verifies that you are fit to fly and that the oxygen you have with you is enough, must be submitted to their customer service department. Novair customer service will issue an approval, which must be presented at check-in and to the cabin staff.  

https://www.novair.se +46 8 519 307 77 info@novair.se
Olympic Air
Olympic Air

Olympic Air

Olympic Air does not provide oxygen but passengers can bring their own oxygen on board. You should inform Olympic Air of your oxygen requirements when booking but no less than 48 hours before flying. Prior to flying your physician must complete all necessary forms regarding your health and confirm that you can travel. Oxygen bottles must be suitable for use on an aircraft and be accompanied by corresponding documentation which will certify its suitability for use during the flight.

http://www.olympicair.com/ @olympic_air_gr 801 801 0101 or (+30) 210 35 50 500
Onur Air
Onur Air

Onur Air

Onur Air does not provide oxygen onboard its flights. Empty oxygen cyllinders may be stored in the cargo hold. Onur Air allows passengers to use their own oxygen on the aircraft providing you have notified them in writing more than 72 hours before the flight. Additionally, you should be familiar with the use of the oxygen cylinder and carry a valid physician's report. You must also have written confirmation that the cylinder is appropriate for use in the cabin either on the equipment or a user manual in accordance with regulations specified under DGR, IATA and FAA and that it is resistable to the flight altitude.


https://www.onurair.com/ @OnurAir 0850 210 6687 crm@onurair.com
Pegasus Airlines
Pegasus Airlines

Pegasus Airlines

Pegasus airlines does not provide oxygen on board their aircraft and does not allow you to carry your own oxygen on board. Empty oxygen tanks travelling with passengers can only be checked in if their valves are open. Pegasus Airlines only provides oxygen in the event of an emergency. Equipment may be carried as checked-in baggage.

https://www.flypgs.com/ @flymepegasus 0333 300 3555
Prince Aviation
Prince Aviation

Prince Aviation

Prince Aviation do not allow additional oxygen on board their aircraft. Passengers who require additional oxygen are unable to fly with Prince Aviation.


http://www.princeaviation.com/ +381 11 260 84 30 office@princeaviation.com
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