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.
Transavia provide oxygen and allow FAA approved portable oxygen concentrators on board their aircraft. A medical certificate, signed by your doctor is required for passengers requesting oxygen and those providing their own portable oxygen concentrators.
A request for additional oxygen must be made no later than 72 hours before the flight. Transavia provide oxygen at an additional cost of 75 euros for 400 litres. You may only fly if you require less than 1,500 litres of oxygen for the flight. Oxygen can only be requested for flights departing and arriving at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Eindhoven Airport- one exception to this is the Amsterdam-Paris (Orly) route.
The following portable oxygen concentrators are allowed:
Tui fly Belgium allows portable oxygen concentrators on board provided you have a medical certificate and upon prior agreement from the airline company. You cannot use the onboard electricity supply so these must be battery powered.
An application should be submitted (contact form here) to Tui fly Belgium as you need their approval. The application and all documents should be prepared thoroughly and submitted in time.
Tuifly.com can provide oxygen equipment on board. Tuifly.com allows the transportation of their own oxygen equipment, which must be registered in advance before departure at the TUIfly Service Centre in order to obtain written permission/confirmation. Carriage of liquid-oxygen systems is prohibited.
Oxygen for the passenger’s own use is considered as a medical baggage and it must be packed separately and shown at check-in to be tested, where it could be inspected. Passengers must always notify the TUIfly Service Centre in advance of the need to carry medical baggage, unless it is to be carried on their person. The passenger must present a medical certificate with any medical equipment.
Passengers are not permitted to use their own oxygen on TUIFly NL flights. Passengers are asked to submit their request well in advance at least 3 days prior to departure. Passengers must travel at all times with an accompanying person who can assist in the provision of oxygen on board. Passengers who have requested oxygen need to check in at least 2.5 hours prior to departure at check-in desks. Wearing an oxygen mask is mandatory if it is connected to the oxygen bottle and the bottle is activated. In TUIFly NL's extensive brochure you can read exactly what to expect and which rules apply.
You can request extra oxygen during the flight from the Medidis Group. A limited number of bottles are allowed per flight, so a timely request is important. The Medidis Group can be contacted on tel: + 31 (0) 320 267600 or e-mail: OTS@medidis.nl.
Passengers needing an oxygen bottle require their attending physician to complete the MEDIF form, giving details of the patient’s state of health and certifying that he or she is fit to fly. In addition, the oxygen cylinder that will be used has to be suitable for use on an aircraft and must be accompanied by the corresponding documentation certifying its suitability for use during the journey. For precise guidelines on implementing the specified procedures, please contact the reservations department at least 48 working hours prior to departure, in order to allow TUS Airways sufficient time for proper arrangements, clearance and payment. The MEDIF form with the necessary information must be forwarded to TUS Airways Reservations Centre by email: email@example.com. For further information, please contact the airline by telephone.
Tyrolean Jet Services does not allow you to use your own oxygen cylinders on board their aircraft but will provide oxygen at a cost of 700 euros for a transatlantic flight.
Oxygen must be ordered during reservation and a series of forms may need to be completed by your doctor, stating the flow rate you require and necessity of the oxygen.
Ukraine International Airlines does not provide oxygen on board their aircraft. However, they allow you to take your own on board. Oxygen bottles must be less than 5kg in weight and cannot be used during take off and landing.
The booking request for oxygen transportation on UIA flights must reach the reservations department no later than 48 hours before scheduled departure and can be made by anonline form. Passengers need to provide the following documents:-
United® does not provide onboard medical oxygen except on flights between Guam (GUM) and Tokyo (NRT) and flights between Guam (GUM) and Honolulu (HNL). Customers may carry on board and use their own portable oxygen concentrators(POC) for all other flight segments. Portable oxygen concentrators must be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). United advises that passengers must ensure they have a supply of charged batteries for the flight duration plus three extra hours in case of delays or disruptions.
Prior to flying passengers must:-
We do not have an up to date policy for Ural Airlines. Please contact the airline directly.
If the passenger needs in flight medical oxygen equipment required to deliver oxygen, Urumqi Airlines requests the passenger shows the medical certificate issued by the Urumqi Air and signed by the doctor of the passenger. The medical certificate or diagnostic certificate shall be in triplicate, and be filled in by the county, city level or medical unit corresponding to this level, and the passenger's condition and diagnosis result shall be filled out and signed by the doctor. The medical unit is stamped. It should be completed within 96 hours before the flight departure. If the condition is serious, it should be filled within 48 hours before the flight departure.
The range of breathing aids includes portable oxygen concentrators (POC), continuous positive airway pressure devices (CPAP), ventilators, and respirators.
Application time limit and application channel requirements
Medical diagnosis certificate issued content requirements
Respiratory aids requirements
For further information please contact the airline directly.
UTair provides oxygen for an additional fee (dependant on journey distance). To accommodate this, you must let them know during the booking stage. Utair permits small oxygen cylinders onboard for medical purposes. These may be carried in carry-on and checked-in baggage or be carried on one's person.
Small cylinders of gaseous oxygen or air required for medical purposes can be carried as passenger baggage with the permission of the Airline.
For further information please contact the airline directly using the ocntact information to the right.
Volotea allows personal oxygen concentrators (POC) to be taken on board the aircraft. These must be battery powered and additional batteries carried in hand luggage. Passengers are also allowed to carry oxygen cylinders (gross weight <5kg) in the cabin subject to prior approval from Volotea.
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