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Flying With Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator

FLYING WITH YOUR PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS Inform airline that you will be traveling with your Inogen One and ask whether any specific documentation is needed to board. Determine the Confirm that your requirements for batteries for your plane will have available electrical Request seating with an available desired travel dates power onboard. power port. and locations. Ensure that you have sufficient battery power for the duration of your flight, including a conservative estimate of unanticipated delays. 000000000 000000000 PLANNING YOUR FLIGHT If you need to recharge multiple Inogen One batteries, then order an extra charger to help you charge more batteries as needed. Before you travel with a portable oxygen concentrator meeting FAA guidelines, you must obtain a signed statement from your physician that includes details about DR. JONES Your ability to see/hear alarms and respond appropriately When oxygen use is necessary (all or a portion of the trip) Maximum flow rate corresponding to the pressure in the cabin under normal operating conditions This statement needs to be kept with you at all times during your flight. A new statement will not be necessary each time you fly, but the statement should be available during every flight while you travel. BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT SEPTEMBER Here are some things to keep in mind the day your flight departs Ensure your Inogen One is clean, in good condition and free from damage or other signs of excessive Regional/Commuter airlines do not offer on-board electrical power. If your travel plans call for flights on regional airlines, you will need sufficient battery power for the duration of the flight, plus a conservative estimate of unanticipated delays. wear or abuse. 150% of the longest leg of the flight Rule: Ex. a 2-hour flight requires 3-hour battery life. Bring enough fully charged batteries with you to power Arrive at the airport early. Airport security screening personnel may require extra time to inspect your Inogen One. your Inogen One for the duration of the flight plus a conservative estimate of unanticipated delays. Contact your equipment provider to obtain additional Inogen One batteries. While waiting to board your flight, you may be able to conserve battery power by powering your Inogen One from an electrical outlet in the airport terminal. CAUTION: Airlines may not be equipped to provide backup oxygen. DURING YOUR FLIGHT you find your seat, locate the power port, if available. If your seat does not have a power port or if you have difficulty plugging in your power supply or AC power supply, ask a flight attendant for assistance. When You must remove the battery from the concentrator when operating the Inogen One using an aircraft power port. During taxi, takeoff and landing, stow your Inogen One under the seat in front of you. Your Inogen One will fit upright under most airline seats. However, if it doesn't fit, you may turn it on its side. It is not necessary to turn off your Inogen One during taxi, takeoff and landing if your physician's written statement requires you receive oxygen during these periods. When you are traveling with the Inogen One and are not planning to use it during the flight, remove the battery from the concentrator. DR. JONES You must inform the airline you will be using your Inogen One. Have your physician letter with you and ready for inspection if requested. AFTER YOUR FLIGHT 24H DELIVERY Arrange for the delivery or pick up of your backup oxygen supply. Remember to Have fun. recharge additional batteries you may have used prior to your next flight. Enjoy your independence. AIRLINES THAT ALLOW INOGEN ONE PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATORS • Air Canada • Icelandair • Air France • JetBlue • Air New Zealand • Lufthansa • Air Tahiti Nui • Mango • AirTran Airways • Mesa Airlines • Alaska Airlines • Northwest Airlines • Alitalia • Norwegian • All Nippon Airways • Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Qantas • Ryanair • SAS Airlines • Avianca Airlines • British Airways • Cathay Pacific • Singapore Airlines • South African Airways • Delta • Southwest • EL AL Airlines • Sun Country • ExpressJet Airlines • United Airlines • EASYJET • US Airways • Frontier • Virgin Atlantic Airways • Hawaiian Airlines • WestJet Airlines • Horizon Air *Airline list subject to change inogen

Flying With Your Portable Oxygen Concentrator

shared by inogenonepr on Apr 24
With the Inogen, traveling with your airline approved portable oxygen concentrator (POC) is easy. Check out our guide for tips for your next flight.


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