Archive for the ‘Traveling with Oxygen’ Category

Typically, we will receive one or two emergency requests for Portable Oxygen Concentrator rentals during the course of a week. Since the release of a major player’s POC our emergency requests for overnight rentals have skyrocketed. So much so that we need to make a little public service announcement about the newly released portable oxygen […]

Traveling with Portable Oxygen can be a very rewarding experience.  For many people on long term oxygen therapy, the thought of traveling outside of the home is terrifying.  That is because there is a large disconnect between the types of oxygen equipment available and the types of oxygen equipment that are used. Many patients rely […]

Seven additional Portable Oxygen Concentrators have now made it to the list of FAA Approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators. The FAA Federal Aviation Administration deems the use of any Portable Oxygen Concentrator safe for use aboard aircraft even without the FAA Approved sticker.  Since an FAA Approved Portable Oxygen Concentrator is neither compressed gas or liquid […]

MEDIF Forms.  What are they and do you need one for traveling? If are planning airline travel with your Portable Oxygen Concentrator, either domestically in the United States or abroad, the airlines may require some information about you and your medical condition.  The FAA has set standards in the United States with regard to Portable […]

Cruise line Portable Oxygen Travel Policies Cruise Line Portable Oxygen Concentrator Traveling made easy. Each individual Cruise line determines the types of Portable Oxygen Concentrators are approved for use on their Cruise Lines. As such, each cruise line has their own set of rules, and even documentation that may be required. The basic rules of air […]

Need to Rent a Portable Oxygen Concentrator for your trip? Airline Travel Chart, Polices, and Forms Airline Form Eclipse Evergo LifeChoice iGo XPO2 Solo2 OxLife Aerolineas Argentinas MEDIF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Aeromexico MEDIF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Air Berlin  MEDIF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Air Canada […]

The majority of people on Oxygen Therapy in the United States are not lucky enough to have portable oxygen concentrators as an equipment choice from their oxygen service provider.  Most oxygen companies who deal with Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance companies do not have any portable oxygen  inventory at all to offer their patients, and […]

Supplemental personal medical oxygen and other respiratory-related equipment and devices (e.g. nebulizer, respirator) are permitted through the screening checkpoint once they have undergone screening. Any respiratory equipment that cannot be cleared during the inspection process will not be permitted beyond the screening checkpoint. Persons connected to oxygen: Inform the Security Officer if your oxygen supply […]

As the holidays are approaching and the TSA (Transportation Safety Administration) is very much in the news, we have received many questions regarding airline travel and portable oxygen concentrators. You can look forward to long lines and lots of moans and groans from passengers being groped, prodded, x-rayed, and otherwise inconvenienced. Should you be concerned […]

Something to consider when traveling on oxygen, by boat, plane, train, or car…how long do your portable oxygen concentrator batteries really last for you? …and how do you know? In previous posts we have looked at traveling on an airplane and figuring how many batteries to bring to make you and the airline happy: I’m […]

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If you have any questions about oxygen concentrators, liquid oxygen, portable oxygen, you have come to the right place. Whether you are lookiing to buy a POC, rent a POC for a trip, or understand how what that alarm means, you have come to the right place. Since 1992 we have immerseed in all things Oxygen Therapy, here you will find not only a users perspective, you will find the technicians perspective! Welcome!!