Travelling with oxygen by car or other forms of transportation may seem intimidating. With a little planning, it can be easy, and safely, done. Travelling with portable oxygen by Aeroplane, by Cruise ship, by Car, by Train can be done without any stress when you know how. Here are a list of popular destinations that people travel to for holidays.
What to Do…
- DO allow time to make arrangements for your oxygen needs when travelling long distance, especially if it will be by plane. Each airline has their own policies and procedures for travelling with oxygen. If travelling by car or train, you might need to arrange both portable and a more long-lasting oxygen supply.
- DO carry your portable tank only in the case supplied with it.
- DO keep your oxygen delivery system out of the bright sunlight or other heat sources.
- DO bring extra batteries to power your concentrator in case of emergency.
- DO be aware that high altitudes, whether flying or just driving in the mountains, can increase your need for supplemental oxygen.
What not to Do…
- DON’T overlook the fact that portable oxygen tanks can only carry a finite amount of oxygen.
- DON’T put a portable tank inside a backpack or other carry bag.
- DON’T place your tank, cylinder or portable concentrator in a car trunk or other tightly enclosed space.