We aim to make air travel easier for people with lung conditions.
It is often difficult to find all the information you need in one place. Here, you can find guidance on how to plan your air travel.
How to plan your air travel
- Speak to your doctor to check your oxygen requirements.
- If your doctor recommends that you fly with additional oxygen, check your chosen airline’s oxygen policy.
- Allow plenty of time to book your flight, as completing each step may take longer than you expect.
Are you fit to fly?
The fit to fly test or the hypoxic challenge will show if you need additional oxygen when you fly.
If you do need additional oxygen to fly, then the airline will ask you for a medical certificate.
We have information about both of these important pre-flight tasks.Are you fit to fly? Get your medical certificate
Find details of oxygen providers in other countries by downloading our European oxygen providers list, which was kindly provided by the European Industrial Gases Association. You might find these details useful if you are travelling to another country and need to arrange medical oxygen whilst you are there.
Travelling with bronchiectasis
We also have information on air travel within 'Managing my Bronchiectasis', a section on the Bronchiectasis Patient Priorities website.
Arrange special assistance
Special assistance can help you once you arrive at the airport. Airports can be very big and you may have to walk for long distances or stand for a long time due to lack of seating.