Traveling and flying with oxygen
I saw a post on someone flying with oxygen, through a little surfing took me to this site
so it looks like tanks are out of the question, and ONLY concentrators are allowed. There's a little preparing to do before you fly, so I'd suggest you start early. Just thought you'd like to know.
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Thanks for doing the research Steve. I’m tagging @windwalker @jentaylor @tula @jelrog @allisonsnow @peggyj4411 as they appreciate the information about flying with oxygen or have more to add.
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Some people in this discussion group have stated “going to the Mayo Clinic” How did you travel there from your home? Drive? If flying, did you fly with portable oxygen? I live alone and wish to see some family and friends in other states before I’m too weak to travel, but I don’t know how. I will also need oxygen where I am staying. I would appreciate any tips you wish to share. Thanks.
Good question about traveling with oxygen, @cognac. I moved your message to an existing conversation on the same topic. If you scroll through the discussion, you’ll see that Steve posted a link with useful information.
I’m also tagging fellow Lung Health members @annabeyta @windwalker @dogwood928 @oliver22 and @loisblo to bring them into the discussion about flying, driving with oxygen and staying in supply when you arrive at your destination.
Call your oxygen provider and make all arrangements. You must rent a portable concentrator and enough batteries to last through the flight and until you reach your destination. They should be able to contact the oxygen provider where you will be staying and arrange oxygen delivery or pick-up. This has to be done at least 2 weeks in advance, because the portable concentrator has to be ordered. I hope this helps…safe and happy travels!
Thank you for your help.
@cognac, Hello. It is important that when you fly with your oxygen, (it cannot be the tanks) have all paperworl with you including a doctor’s note stating that you need to fly with oxygen including how many liters. Always request a wheelchair whether you feel lile you need it or not. It will get you straight through the screening without any hassels. Once through the screening, you can ditch the wheelchair.
Thanks, Terri, for your support. But other than the letter from my doctor, what is the “all paperwork” to which you refer?
Steve1948, thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for the link. Take care, Cognac