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Hi can anyone help me my Husband has to have oxygen on the plane when we go on holiday, do we have to buy a oxygen machine the small ones for on the plane or does he use the airlines oxygen ?

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Hello, most airlines no longer supply oxygen and so the choice is narrowed to buying a portable oxygen concentrator (POC) or renting one for the holiday. Several companies will either rent or sell to you and most are excellent sources of advice. stone-UK will be able to tell you more.

thank you so much for your reply X

Contact the airline you are flying with as some do still supply but usually only one person per flight.

Good luck


Thank you so much for the info X

With what Airline are you flying?

Jet 2 I think have not booked yet

The Jet2 website says:

We do carry oxygen on board but this is strictly for emergency use only. We are unable to supply oxygen for your own personal non-emergency use, therefore if you have a medical condition that requires the use of supplementary oxygen on board, you will be required to bring your own supply. This is however subject to you having applied for and received appropriate medical clearance from our Special Assistance Team by contacting them +44 (0) 800 408 5591 or +44 (0)203 059 8337 if calling from overseas (Open Mon – Fri 08:00 – 21:00 and Sat – Sun 09:00 – 18:00). Your treating Doctor will be required to complete a Medical Information Form (MEDIF) detailing your medical condition, oxygen requirements and confirmation that you are fit to fly so we do advise that you contact us as soon as possible for this to be arranged. The form will need to be dated within 30 days of travel to ensure that the information is current and up to date at the time of travel and cannot be accepted any earlier than this. Please see section marked Medical Information Form (MEDIF) where you will be able to download a copy of the form. Please note, liquid oxygen systems are forbidden for carriage on an aircraft.

you can hire portable consentraters tems med in birmingham are quite good

Minstrelgirl in reply to sibkev

Thank you so much for the info X


For rental or purchase try


For purchase also try,


Not forgetting our own pinned post.


If you self purchase rember to add the cost of extra batteries, you need flight duration plus fifty %

Take a look at BLF, publications.


Thank you for the info X

Some airlines still supply oxygen for free but others, if they supply, charge for it. For my last trip to Spain I was charged £100 each way (£200) way more than the price of the actual flight. Don’t leave it too long to organise as it takes quite a while to organise and is quite complex. Good luck. Joy.

Minstrelgirl in reply to Joy123

Thank you for the info X

Mrsmummy is correct about renting. I have only flown a few times but each time I had to have a form, which the airline has and signed with your dr's letter head, stating that you are able to fly but must have oxygen while flying. They have a few more requirements but you just have to call the airline and they will send you the form. It sounds complicated but it really isn't.

Thank you for the info X

Fly with Tui you will get free oxygen for the flight as said one person per flight contact customer welfare at Tui.

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