Travel is such an exciting experience and when you are not travelling domestically with medical oxygen flying internationally means you just need to prepare a bit more so that you are fully prepared for travel with medical oxygen.
Here is our guide to help you prepare for that exciting new trip across the waters via aeroplane:
It is advisable to book your flight as early as possible. Not only does this give you enough time to plan and arrange your oxygen needs but it also confirms that the airline is able to make arrangements for your medical requirements for travel as some airlines only allow 1 passenger per flight to travel with oxygen.
Plan your oxygen requirements in advance too, contact your OxygenWorldwide team member who can send you a quote upon request and book all your oxygen needs in your desired location using their extensive network and expertise.
Contact your accommodation provider or where you are staying to let them know you are travelling with oxygen just so they are aware as some deliveries may arrive early.
Finally make a visit to your GP to confirm you are fit to fly and travel to your chosen country and have everything you need medically to ensure a swift check in and on-boarding journey.
If you want to find out more please read our FAQ’s on our website for more information
For those of us who vitally need medical oxygen throughout the day or evening one question that is regularly asked is…
Can I take my medical oxygen on a plane when I fly?
As a team who has been arranging oxygen for travel here at OxygenWorldwide this is in our work DNA! It will depend on your airline and you must always check especially if you are getting connecting flights on your travels that you adhere to the guidelines and rules. Some airlines will allow you to travel with your Portable Oxygen Concentrator if you have completed a ‘fit to fly’ form and had this confirmed. Other airlines may forbid this and you will need to make arrangements.
Our worldwide contacts with oxygen suppliers and airport personnel combined with our multilingual customer service staff means we are able to assist you in your native language. This can be particularly important when having problems during your travels.
If you are starting to plan your summer holidays to any of these destinations and travels it can seem stressful and over whelming, but please be assured that arranging travel with oxygen can be taken out of your hands and made much easier when using an experienced team. This means you have more time to plan your itinerary, buy those new summer clothes and get excited dreaming about what you will see, explore, discover in your chosen holiday destination.
If you require oxygen for your holiday then please complete this form and we will get back to you with a bespoke quote based on your needs and requirements.
It’s time to pack and for some this may mean very careful planning but with our experts at @oxygenworldwide we can help remove a lot of stressful planning when your essentials include medical oxygen.
Flying on aeroplanes can take away energy cause fatigue, dry out skin and dehydrate you. When traveling remember to not cause yourself too much stress and plan in advance, book taxis or transport to the airport in plenty of time and make sure airlines are aware of any requirements in advance such as dietary conditions or special assistance needs.
Make sure you always carry some water on you to stop dehydration and make sure you move around a bit to keep your circulation moving especially when travelling long haul and to any of these countries that we also deal with regularly when delviering oxygen.
It is highly recommended to carry any important or recent medical records, in case you need to be seen by a different provider while traveling.
And if you aren’t feeling well, it might be worth putting off air travel.
When organising your trip use our FAQ section that will help answers a few of those questions all in one place. Also if you have any queries please do get in touch as our team are on hand to help when travelling with oxygen.