Flying with FAA Approved Portable Oxygen Concentrator In 2014

What's the point in having a portable oxygen concentrator, if you can't take it with you anywhere you would want to go? The main reason why portable oxygen concentrators exist, is so you can receive the oxygen therapy you need, while maintaining the freedom you had before you started using one. You need to be able to leave the house, exercise, and go on vacation with your family this summer. You shouldn't feel left out of the fun.

If you want to go on vacation in the Summer of 2014 and you have to get there by air, don't worry. Every one of our portable oxygen concentrators are approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for use on any flight traveling to or from United States soil. Oxygen tanks are definitely not allowed on board commercial flights, and that's why portable oxygen concentrators are the better choice for those who want to do some traveling.

You always have to call the individual airline first and see what their requirements are, before booking your flight. Each airline has its own stipulations about the use of portable oxygen concentrators. The amount of battery life they require you to bring along will vary, depending on their policies, as well as how long you will need to use it while on board. Most of the time, you will need a lot more than what you will actually be using, and that's because they want you to be covered in the event of delays or emergencies.

We also want you to be well covered, which is why we make it easy for you to get extra batteries, whether you are renting a portable oxygen concentrator, or if you need extra batteries for the portable oxygen concentrator you already own. While you are on your vacation, you might also need to bring an external battery charger that you will have to use to charge your extra batteries before boarding your flight to return home.

Portable Concentrators Approved by the FAA in 2014

Before your flight, you will need to charge up all of your internal batteries, or your external batteries (ones that you can remove). Make sure you start to do that the day or the night before you will be leaving. Many batteries take around 2 to 3 hours to charge from 0% to 100%. You will need to have them all ready to go before you get to the airport. This will also mean charging or running the concentrator in the car with the DC adapter on the way to the airport, so you won't be using any precious battery life on the way there.

The great news is, your portable oxygen concentrator and its accessories won't count as part of your carry on limit, because they are required for a medical purpose. This will likely mean that you will need to bring a form or a note written or filled out by your doctor, stating your need for the portable oxygen concentrator.

All FAA 2014 approved portable oxygen concentrators meet current FAA requirements. The FAA is committed to facilitating the implementation of the DOT rule while ensuring compliance with FAA safety regulations.

Here is a list of 2014 Portable Oxygen Concentrators Approved by the FAA:

FAA Approved Oxygen Concentrators in 2014

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

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