BA do not supply oxygen. I've spent almost a week trying to sort out where to get 2 litres of oxygen from for my husband (he needs the same for return journey to Italy). I found the Doctors very unhelpful and got charged £35 for them answering about 4 questions as I had filled most of the form in myself (for BA's approval to fly with medical conditions). I am so stressed out with the whole thing - I am so disheartened that nobody seems to be able to come up with a quick answer. I may get charged £200 each way! How ridiculous is that. He's had a flight test - okay to fly apart from this. This was supposed to be a celebration for our 50th wedding anniversary and its turned into the most stressful experience ever. Never done this before and I could actually break down and cry with all the effort I have had to put in. JC
travelling with oxygen on short haul ... - British Lung Foun...
The only possible solution it to hire a portable concentrator if your can use pulsed dose delivery system
For pricing, they will supply sufficient battery power for duration of the flight plus fifty percent, which is a requirement.
They operate 24hrs.
Hi Janet ,I am in the same position has your Husband I need oxygen to be able to fly we have had to hire a Concentrator from 02 Oxygen it’s the Omega with the 16 cell battery that will give you 6 hours of use I have also ordered an extra battery total cost £360 Concentrator £45 extra battery
That’s for a 10 day holiday in actual fact they are delivering it a couple of days before we go
Travel insurance his the big thing I got turned down by a lot of them because of oxygen got one from all clear insurance £1200 for 10 days but if you take it for 12 months it’s £1500 hope this helps .
Just a warning to every one that once you mention oxygen on flights the airline will want to see your insurance policy .
They get you all ways don't they! I have contacted O2 and am awaiting details from them but our flight is only 1 1/2 hours so may not need an extra battery - I'm also in touch with insurance companies but so far haven't mentioned the oxygen bit although I've declared all my husband's ailments. Just comparing quotes.
You need to mention the oxygen because if you don’t and you go on a flight it doesn’t matter the length of time you are up in the air so to speak if the plane has to divert they will charge you for th3 costs of the diversion that’s in the thousands £ s
Have you had a flight test to see if you require oxygen for flying the bottom level his 75% I came in at 73%
Hope this helps you .
I went on a long haul holiday to Jamaica in May and I booked it March. I went with TUI airline and booked it through the Coop travel agent who did all the phone calls to check what the airline need from me. I was told I had to have another fit to fly test done which had to be within thirty days of traveling and a letter from my GP with all my medications.
TUI supplied the 2 litres of oxygen I needed on the flight for free. They had four small canisters on board for me to use and I usually need 6 litres when moving about so about two years ago I bought a portable concentrator which I was allowed to take onboard with me (not all portable concentrators are allowed on board).
Travel insurance was the issue with me because they wanted between £1000 and £4000. I was insured through my bank but not for the Pulmonary fibrosis and Lupus.
Hope you get the right concentrator for your husband to use on your flight and have a great 50th anniversary celebration.
Thanks for everyone's good wishes. All sorted out now. Managed to get the oxygen and health insurance for around £1,100 - that's including insurance for the two of us. I think flying is a no no from hereon - lots of great places in the UK that we haven't seen yet so maybe a rail tour later in the year.
Hi 👋 I had same trouble with some airline and a letter saying I was ok to fly cost me £25 off dr, if you see your computer nurse ask if you can have a portable ( Inogen one ) portable oxygen machine weight about 2 kgall airlines let you take onboard its passed as fit for all planes ✈️ good luck nothing ventured nothing gained.