Portable Oxygen Concentrators : Frequently Asked Question #1
Can I carry and use a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) on board my flight?
Most clients are unsure or can be overcome by all the small print on travel websites and the rules when flying abroad to other countries worldwide. Airlines all differ but we can help with most questions on portable oxygen concentrators being the medical oxygen experts when travelling.
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Ryan air allow the following guidelines when flying on their air carriers with portable oxygen concentrators:
Carriage of a POC: 'If you wish to carry a POC please contact our Special Assistance line to obtain prior approval. Passengers carrying a POC should obtain a Medical Equipment Approval & Baggage Waiver letter by calling the Special Assistance line . This approval & waiver letter must be presented at the Bag Drop desk or at the boarding gate if travelling with no checked baggage.'
Use of POC during Flight: 'If you wish to use a POC during flight please contact our Special Assistance line to obtain prior approval, for the use onboard you will be required to complete a ‘Fit to Fly’ form which will be sent to the passenger once the requirement has been notified to our Special Assistance Line. This completed “Fit to Fly’ form must be returned to Ryanair between 14 up to 2 days prior to travel for validation. The validated “Fit to Fly form must be carried by the passenger on all flights and produced to our cabin crew on boarding the aircraft. If the POC is to be used onboard it is the passenger’s responsibility to ensure that they have a sufficient number of fully charged batteries for the duration of the flight and any possible delays, as POC or batteries cannot be charged on board. An oxygen concentrator should not be confused with either compressed oxygen or an oxygen generator which are not permitted to be brought onto a Ryanair aircraft.'