Travel with Extra Oxygen

Did you know that you can also travel with extra oxygen? I am sure majority would say a big “No”. Till last midnight, I was also on the same page. But, now I can say it is indeed possible. I came across a website “Oxygen Freedom“. They deal in portable oxygen concentrators.

The use of oxygen concentrators began in July 2005 when FAA approved portable oxygen concentrators (POCs) for use during flight.

What is Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

A Portable Oxygen Concentrator is a lightweight unit that can run on AC, DC and battery power. This allows users to remain away from home for indefinite periods of time while using a portable oxygen concentrator. The development of the portable oxygen concentrator has opened endless possibilities for oxygen dependent people. Oxygen patients are free to travel like never before.

Currently, the following airlines allow the use of the portable oxygen concentrators onboard their aircraft:

  • Air France
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant Air
  • Aloha Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • America West
  • ATA Airlines
  • Avianca Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Delta
  • Frontier
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Horizon Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Mango
  • Mesa Airlines
  • Midwest Airlines
  • Northwest Airlines
  • Qantas
  • SAS Airlines
  • Sky West
  • South African Airways
  • Southwest
  • Sun Country
  • US Airways
  • WestJet Airlines

2 Responses to “Travel with Extra Oxygen”

  1. Racquel Says:

    that’s good news for people who have certain medical conditions but are still willing to travel… cheers to such impressive idea! 🙂

  2. Simon Phillips Says:

    The advancements in technology is affecting every aspect of our life. Technology has done wonders for the medical industry. It is amazing to see how portable oxygen concentrators have changed the lives of so many. The fact that portable oxygen concentrators are becoming so portable is what makes them so valuable. Not just the fact that they help those with oxygen problems but they are able to go so many places that previously they weren’t able to go without having to go back home to get more oxygen. I am amazed every day the more I see what we are able to do with technology and how it affects our lives in health and other areas.

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