Flying with Supplemental Oxygen
I hope you’re all doing well.
I just recently booked a domestic flight to visit a friend on the west coast of Canada yesterday, and will need to bring my supplemental oxygen with me. I have never had trouble flying with my personal oxygen concentrator (POC) on some airlines, however, the airline I booked with yesterday is giving me some trouble. Another member of the forums recently connected with me privately and asked about my experience of flying with oxygen. I’d be curious to hear your experiences. Have any of you flown with oxygen, and did you have to do preparations in advance (ie. get a medical form to the airline) and what were they? How did you feel when you flew? Do you have any tips/tricks to share?
Another wonderful columnist wrote a piece about flying with oxygen that can be found here: https://pulmonaryfibrosisnews.com/2018/03/13/pulmonary-fibrosis-challenges-traveling-oxygen/
I am also going to compile some of the tips/tricks that I have to share and reply momentarily, but I’d love to hear from you all as well.
Thanks in advance for sharing. I am confident that your experience will assist other patients with successfully planning their vacation(s) in future.
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