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.

Vueling
Vueling

Vueling

Vueling do not provide oxygen on board their flights and passengers are not permitted to take their own supply. Passengers must be able to fly without additional oxygen to travel with Vueling.

 


http://www.vueling.com/en @vueling 02035143971
Vule Airways
Vule Airways

Vule Airways

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://vuleairways.com/ + 256 414 200 636 info@vuleairways.co.uk
WestJet
WestJet

WestJet

A link to phone numbers for different European countries can be found here.

 

Find the WestJet online contact form here.


Although WestJet does not provide medical oxygen for purchase on board, they accept certain gaseous oxygen and portable oxygen concentrators on some aircrafts. It is strongly recommend that you advise them of any oxygen needs a minimum of 48 hours prior to travel as there are restrictions on the equipment types and amounts that can be accepted. If you do not provide adequate notice, you may be denied travel.

Portable oxygen concentrators

You may use any POC bearing a manufacturers label stating in red text that "The manufacturer of this POC has determined this device conforms to all applicable FAA acceptance criteria for POC carriage and use on board aircraft." The following devices may be used on board even if they are not labelled as outlined above:

  • AirSep FreeStyle
  • AirSep FreeStyle 5
  • AirSep Focus
  • AirSep LifeStyle
  • Delphi RS-00400 (EVO Central Air)
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One
  • Inogen One G2
  • Inogen One G3
  • Inova Labs LifeChoice
  • Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice
  • Invacare Solo2
  • Invacare XPO2
  • Invacare XPO100
  • Oxlife LLC Independence
  • Oxus RS – 00400
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • Respironics EverGo
  • Respironics Simply Go
  • SeQual Eclipse (all generations)
  • SeQual SAROS
  • Oxywell (model 4000)
  • SeQual eQuinox (Caire)
  • VBox Trooper

Other portable oxygen concentrators not bearing the manufacturer's label mentioned above or included in the approved list above may be carried on board, but may only be used during the cruise portion of the flight. 

  • Your oxygen concentrator may only be used in the battery-operated mode
  • You must have enough fully charged batteries to power your POC for the scheduled flight duration as well as any unanticipated delays.
  • Extra batteries are accepted in carry-on baggage only and battery terminals must be either recessed or packaged to prevent contact with metal objects (short circuit), including the terminals of other batteries.
The space available under seats varies by seat and by aircraft type. If your POC doesn’t fit under the seat, and you need to use your POC during the flight please ask a member of the flight crew to relocate you.
 
Gaseous oxygen
 

WestJet accepts oxygen on most flights operating within Canada. They do not permit gaseous oxygen on flights operated using our Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

A maximum of two guests with a maximum of two cylinders per guest may travelwith gaseous oxygen cylinders as follows:

  • when the necessary documentation has been provided;
  • only on WestJet-operated flights within Canada;
  • in the cabin as a carry-on medical device;
  • if the cylinder can be safely and securely stowed under the seat in front of you;
  • if the cylinder is free of cracks, defects or other visible damage and free of flammable contaminants, such as any oily residues;
  • if the cylinder has a regulator attached and the regulator is protected from damage that could cause inadvertent release of the contents. Regulators cannot be changed during the flight. Oxygen cylinders without a regulator will not be accepted for transport due to safety reasons – WestJet cannot assume responsibility for oxygen cylinders that are not accepted for travel. If you are travelling with a battery-operated regulator for your oxygen cylinder you are required to bring enough batteries to reach your final destination, including any unanticipated delays
If the cylinder fits within the sleeve used to transport it onboard the flight. The cylinder may not exceed the following dimensions:
Circumference: 11.5 cm/4.5 inches
Length: 41.9 cm/16.5 inches (excluding the cylinder's content gauge and regulator)
 

In order to travel with gaseous oxygen, you must provide the following two signed and dated statements at check-in and upon boarding:

Statement one – on your physician's letterhead which must:

  • be issued no more than one year before your flight's departure date;
  • acknowledge that you are required to use medical oxygen;
  • indicate the maximum flow rate, maximum quantity of oxygen per hour and the maximum quantity of oxygen required for the flight(s);
  • confirm that you have been trained on the operation and use of your oxygen cylinder (if you are unable to do so, we strongly suggest you travel with a personal attendant who can assist you).

Statement two – on your oxygen supplier's letterhead which must:

  • be issued no more than one year before your flight's departure date;
  • indicate the model number of each medical oxygen cylinder; and verify that each cylinder:
    • conforms with the manufacturing, packaging, marking and labelling requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations;
    • has been maintained by a Canadian supplier in accordance with applicable standards;
    • has been hydrostatic tested by a Canadian supplier in accordance with applicable standards;
    • gauge does not exceed the rated cylinder pressure.

Some seats are restricted when travelling with oxygen, including bulkhead seating. We recommend specific seating locations, to ensure adequate spacing for the oxygen cylinder.

 

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/index @WestJet 1-888-937-8538
Widerøe
Widerøe

Widerøe

Passengers must bring their own oxygen when travelling with Widerøe. You need to book 48 hours in advance and this should be specified under the box "Other special requests" in the booking. Widerøe accept small bottles, maximum 2.6 liters. They accept up to 3 bottles of 1.1 liters or two bottles of 2.6 liters. Liquid oxygen is strictly prohibited on board the aircraft. Oxygen is not allowed to ship as checked baggage or shipment.Taking oxygen on board is free of charge and is not included in the free baggage allowance.Passengers should inform gate personnel and cabin crew that they are travelling with oxygen. 

 

 

 


http://www.wideroe.no/ @FlyWideroe + 47 75 80 35 68 support@wideroe.no
Wizz Air
Wizz Air

Wizz Air

Wizz Air can provide extra oxygen onboard for passengers who need it for medical reasons. Passengers own oxygen container, however, cannot be carried on board. Passengers must contact Wizz Air's Special Assistance Call Centre at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the flight and send the “Fit to fly form” (downloadable here). The form must confirm that you need oxygen for medical reasons but are fit to fly; don't require a continuous supply of oxygen more than 250 minutes at a flow rate of 2L/min; that the oxygen Wizz Air provides is suitable for your needs and that you accept that oxygen cannot be used during take off and landing. Passengers need to ensure they fetch this documentation when traveling.

(Contact numbers according to country)


https://wizzair.com/ @wizzair +443309770444 specialassistance@wizzair.com
Wizz Air UK
Wizz Air UK

Wizz Air UK

Wizz Air UK can provide extra oxygen onboard for passengers who need it for medical reasons. Passengers own oxygen container, however, cannot be carried on board. Passengers must contact the Special Assistance Call Centre at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled departure of the flight and send the “Fit to fly form” (downloadable here). The form must confirm that you need oxygen for medical reasons but are fit to fly; don't require a continuous supply of oxygen more than 250 minutes at a flow rate of 2L/min; that the oxygen they provide is suitable for your needs and that you accept that oxygen cannot be used during take off and landing. Passengers need to ensure they fetch this documentation when traveling.


https://wizzair.com/en-gb +44 3309 770 444 specialassistance@wizzair.com
YanAir
YanAir

YanAir

YanAir allows you to use your own oxygen apparatus (cylinders, portable oxygen concentrators, fans, respirators and other oxygen or air handling units) for medical purposes in accordance with the recommendations set out in the medical certificate. You must seek prior approval from the airline

A request for the carriage of your own oxygen vehicle on board an aircraft should be made no later than 48 hours prior to departure of the flight on a scheduled flight.

When booking, you must provide:

  • A doctor's request for the use of oxygen by a passenger for medical purposes during a flight.
  • Information on the type, manufacturer, weight and dimensions of the oxygen machine.
  • Safety Data Sheet or other equivalent document on an oxygen machine.


You can  pre-order service at the airline's cash desk.

Power supplies for a portable oxygen concentrator should be sufficient for flight time, transmissions and unexpected delays. Power supplies containing lithium can be of two types, depending on the content of lithium they contain: Power supplies containing up to 8 g of lithium: allowed in unlimited quantities. Power supplies containing from 8 g to 25 g of lithium: 2 units are allowed - each in a separate package to prevent short circuits.For one passenger indicated in the MEDIF medical report, it is allowed to transport small personal small cylinders for a sufficient quantity of air - up to 5 kg gross each - with gaseous oxygen or air for medical purposes only, in the form of checked baggage or cabin baggage. Again this is required to be preapproved by the airline

Cylinders, valves and regulators, if any, should be protected from damage to prevent the spontaneous leakage of the contents. Transportation by air transport of liquid oxygen cylinders is prohibited. Under no circumstances should the use of an oxygen kit (a cylinder and an oxygen mask) be used during take-off and landing.

During a horizontal flight, the use of an oxygen kit (a cylinder and an oxygen mask) in medical needs should be controlled by a flight attendant.


https://yanair.ua/ @YanAirLTD +38 067 334 55 62 contact@yanair.com.ua
Zimex Aviation
Zimex Aviation

Zimex Aviation

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. 


http://www.zimex.com/ +41 0 44 815 53 53 welcome@zimex.com
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