Traveling with Oxygen

LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen

Traveling with Oxygen

The LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator is FAA-approved for airline travel.

  1. Contact your airline well in advance of your trip to inform them that you will be using a FAA-approved Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator during the flight. Ask what documentation they require you to have.
  2. Verify your LifeChoice Activox Portable Oxygen Concentrator has the required FAA label on the bottom of the device.
  3. Check airline requirements to ensure you have sufficient battery time. Check and charge the batteries before your trip and carry on spares if required.
  4. Get familiar with and understand how your device works – troubleshooting, alarms, etc. The user is the best one to know how to solve a problem as opposed to the Flight Attendants.
  5. At the airport, when you arrive at your gate, make sure you tell the agent that you will be using a portable oxygen concentrator on the aircraft.

The FAA requires passengers traveling with portable oxygen concentrators to carry a statement from their physician specifying their medical need for oxygen and prescribed flow rate. Ask the airline for their specific airline form. If no form is available from your airline, you can download the Inova Labs Physician Statement.

Visit your airline’s website for additional information on traveling with portable oxygen concentrators and to view the airline’s oxygen policies for documentation showing POCs they have approved for in-flight use. Be advised that these tips may not be the only information required by your airline.

Air Travel Resources

The U.S. Department of Transportation has established a toll-free hotline to provide general information to consumers about the rights of air travelers with disabilities and respond to requests for printed consumer information as well as assist air travelers with time-sensitive, disability-related issues.

1-800-778-4838 (7:00 AM – 11 PM Eastern, 7 days a week)