How to fly with the Tsingair oxygen Portable Concentrator
The Tsingair oxygen Portable Oxygen Concentrator is one of only a few oxygen concentrators that the FAA has approved for use on commercial airline flights. Learn the steps on preparing to flying with the Tsingair oxygen Portable Oxygen Concentrator.
Things You’ll Need:
Contact your airline to make sure they allow the Tsingair oxygen on the airline during flights. The airline will require a written prescription for the Tsingair oxygen concentrator. Please notify the airline a month in advance and let them know you will be using the Tsingair oxygen concentrator during flight.
Prepare to be flexible with your travel schedule and have a well planned itinerary so that you don’t need to make last minute changes. Airlines may require as much as 48 hours notice to reschedule flights with passengers using oxygen. Try to plan a direct flight without layovers to converse battery power.
Be familiar with the latest airport security screening policies and plan for extra time for inspection of your Tsingair oxygen Concentrator.
Passengers using the Tsingair oxygen Concentrator may not sit in exit rows, or the Tsingair oxygen Concentrator can’t block another passenger’s access to seats or to the airplane’s aisles. You must be able to see the alarm lights on your Tsingair oxygen Concentrator when it is stowed away. Ideally, you would want to keep your Tsingair oxygen Concentrator under the seat in front of you.
Passengers are not allowed to plug the Tsingair oxygen Concentrator in during flight to charge their battery. You will need to plan to bring enough batteries for your entire flight, including check in time, security time, take off and landing time. For safety reason, it is strongly recommended that patients that use Portable Oxygen Concentrators on airplane flights carry enough extra batteries that will last twice the duration of the flight to ensure the battery power will not run out during flight.
The Tsingair oxygen Concentrator and Tsingair oxygen Concentrator batteries are considered medical devices; they will need to be screened by TSA personnel but they will not count against your carry-on baggage allowance.