Traveling with Home Oxygen
Traveling when receiving oxygen therapy may seem tedious, however it need not be! We can provide you with assistance as you plan your trip and help set you up with the right equipment for your trip. We would love to help you with choosing your options for traveling, and we humbly request that you contact us as early as possible so that we have time to provide you with travel solutions!
Travel by Air
The first step when trip planning is to discuss your travel plans with your physician and with your airline. It is possible that your airline will require an endorsement from your physician before allowing you to fly. Each airline will also have its own policies on portable oxygen therapy aboard aircraft.
Travel by Car
If traveling by car, we recommend that you contact your auto insurance provider and inform them that you intend to carry portable oxygen in your vehicle. Ensure that the car is well ventilated by opening a window or setting your ventilation controls to take in outside air. Only travel with portable-sized oxygen cylinders or a portable oxygen concentrator. Secure spare cylinders in the trunk of the vehicle. Travel with only the minimum amount of portable oxygen needed, and keep your in-use cylinder secured at all times.