Airlines and their policies

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For those looking to jet set across the skies this summer you may be wondering about how they all have different policies when it comes to medical oxygen. Please check out our useful links area @oxygenworldwide where we have listed the top airline carriers.

Click below to take you straight to our website and read more regarding travel with medical oxygen.

https://www.oxygenworldwide.com/general/links.html

Do not forget to check specific requirement when prior to travelling and inform them of you needs. Most airlines will help you but you just need to plan this in advance and make them aware.

For help and advice call or email our team anytime for more information. Feel free to contact the team with any oxygen travel queries here.

How to plan your holiday with oxygen

How can I make travelling easier?

  • Make all travel plans in advance
  • Prepare for typical problems
  • Plan rest stops, snack breaks, stretches and short walks
  • Plan to travel at cooler times of the day or year, so less air conditioning is needed
  • Follow your home routine as much as possible
  • When making travel reservations (e.g. bus, airline, tours), be sure to notify the staff of your oxygen use, so they can accommodate your needs
  • Also make sure you look up any additional requirements for where you are travelling such as covid measures, paperwork or passenger forms in advance to save you trouble on route

For further information, quotes and advice when travelling abroad with medical oxygen contact our team at OxygenWorldwide on info@oxygenworldwide.com

Taken from one of our popular posts on tip for planning.

3 tips for you and your oxygen

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  1. Always plan ahead; whether you are going away for a short day trip or a long vacation. Always plan your oxygen needs in advance to allow time for suitable arrangements.
  2. Speak with others in forums or through specialists teams – these will give you good guides, tips and advice on the best services, hotels, at home tips with your medical oxygen.
  3. Don’t let it stop you. Always stay as active as you can at home and out and about. Portable medical oxygen allows patients to have a normal life and its so important for your mental wellbeing to see friends and enjoy your hobbies.

If you are travelling with oxygen or planning to at some point; feel free to see our range of resources and links over at OxygenWorldwide and speak to our specialist team for enquiries and advice. They have over 20 years experience of travel with oxygen across many countries.

Working with oxygen

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Now the way we work is changing; many are back in the office but mostly at a hybrid or part-time level. Many of us are now turning our dining tables or spare bedrooms into offices. This means are are spending more and more hours of the day in the same posture and position and this in turn causes circulation to decrease and this can result in tense muscles.

Working all day and even at home can cause stress, but when you take a holiday how relaxed do you feel? You feel good right?! Imagine if this was made harder because you rely on oxygen to breathe too.

Oxygen is a vital element that helps us to remain healthy and young – Oxygen Worldwide provide that essential life-line with arranging medical oxygen to our population when travelling across seas and oceans and to feel that they can still see the world.

Oxygen Worldwide is specialised in the supply of medical oxygen when you have to travel with special needs. Look for more information about oxygen, delivery worldwide on our website or contact us.

Updated from previous article working 9 to five with oxygen

Can you take oxygen on a plane?

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The short answer is Yes, BUT you cannot simply just board a plane with your own oxygen. The airline need to have at least 7 days notice (dependant on the company). You can also only take a portable oxygen concentrator for flying.

You also are required to show “fitness to fly” document from your doctor to show you are well enough to take the journey plus the need for the medical oxygen.

The best advice is always plan ahead, reach out to the airline you are flying with to check what requirements they need ahead of time.

Speak to a member of our team to arrange your medical oxygen for your travels at OxygenWorldwide.

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When flying why is medical oxygen such a challenge?

Preparing for a holiday, trip abroad or even for work can be relatively straight forward for most; passport, luggage and camera. But for those who require medical oxygen it is not as simple as taking your own extra item with you when boarding an aeroplane and moving across countries.

Do not fear as there are experts who can help and leave you to pack your things. It can become confusing to understand different policies, rules across airlines and then having medical oxygen provided at your accommodation is another service to research and book. It is unfortunately not cheap and therefore you need to make sure you have a reliable, safe and efficient service. You would not want your time away to be spoilt especially having help on hand as these machines can fail and need to be replaced quickly or fixed.

Speak to the team at @oxygenworldwide who can help plan, book and have your medical oxygen delivered to most countries across the world. The team also offer a 24/7 service so that if anything does go wrong they are on hand to put it right for you. With all the expert knowledge and relationships built with suppliers for over 20 years you can trust our team and have one less item to worry about.

Head over to our contact us page to find out more.

5 Tips before travelling with medical oxygen

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  1. Before travel speak with your doctor to make sure you are fit enough for the journey you are planning
  2. Check covid rules and restrictions of the country you are visiting
  3. Make sure your passport is valid and has enough validity for the destination
  4. Organise your medical oxygen well in advance to give enough time for quotes, booking and arrangements
  5. If you choose to fly check with your airline before booking for oxygen on-board

For help, quotes and arranging medical oxygen at your chosen holiday destination simply complete this form online here.

These airlines now require no masks whilst on-board

This week there was a green light for the travel industry and passengers to and from the UK. After such a difficult two years throughout the pandemic, finally this week there was good news. Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced an easing of mask wearing on their flights from UK. The UK has had an easing of restrictions since the beginning of the year and now with more people feeling safe to travel again there was even more change.

Now if the destination does not require mask wearing on public transport then this will not be compulsory on these flights for passengers. Of course if you wish to wear a mask you can and on board these flights staff will also wear mask when needed for those passengers who prefer.

There will still be a need for mask if the destination still has this rule in place. A step forward for getting the travel industry back on its feet.

Please check with your airline if you are planning to travel but also this week Heathrow airport also announced mask wearing was not compulsory apart for in close situations throughout the airport.

Tui and Jet2 have also followed with this change for England and N Ireland flights. Scotland and Wales still require mask wearing so this will still be in place for those locations.

Please do check before travelling and if you are still unsure about this change you are still welcome to make that personal choice.

If you are travelling and in need of medical oxygen please do contact our team for a quote.


How many trees do we need to breathe?

Trees give more oxygen then they give up but to produce the same amount of oxygen a person consumes a day, you need around 9166 leaves or about 600 average houseplants. This equates to about 7 or 8 trees a year per person. We do have to note that it is not only trees on this planet which produce oxygen but also algae too!

Also the trees that always give off oxygen are the Peepal tree giving oxygen for a full 24 hours!

Trees are very important and many large organisations are supporting deforestation from growing by planting a tree for every one cut down or simply providing charity donations to plant a tree.

5 things to know if its safe to travel to right now

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Travel has certainly been up and down the last couple of years. Since COVID restrictions started to ease and travel became easier the industry has seen a high demand for those wanting and needing to travel. Everyone wants to explore new destinations and also see family again. Now with the Ukraine and Russia invasion travellers may be left confused, worried or unsure if travel can still go ahead – especially is in European countries.

What travellers need to know is:

  1. You are still safe to travel to other European countries at the moment
  2. Please still do update yourself with current coronavirus rules for the country you are travelling to
  3. For neighbouring countries to Ukraine please be aware that many of these places have had an influx of refugees and emergency support set up to help
  4. Keep up to date with the news just in case of any air space changes
  5. Don’t cancel your travel plans just yet; especially as air lines may see an increase in fuel prices which will in turn be passed onto the customer

If you are also travelling with medical oxygen please do speak to to @oxygenworldwide team for current guidance and support for your trip.