For patients that are on the go, the Oxlife Independence portable concentrator is your One Solution to all of your travel oxygen needs. Offering both pulse dose (settings .5 – 6) and continuous dose oxygen (1-3 lpm) flow settings, the Oxlife Independence allows patients the freedom to travel by car, bus, airplane, train, and sea. The Oxlife Independence has three different power sources; AC power, DC power and Battery power to give patients the ability to travel anywhere and anytime.
Traveling by Air
The Oxlife Independence is FAA approved for use on commercial airlines that originate in the United States. Each airline has their own guidelines for patients that travel with medical devices aboard their aircrafts. Additionally, each airline will require the passenger to complete their physician’s consent form prior to travel. We recommend that you contact the airlines special services department BEFORE making a reservation for travel. For your convenience, we have included the following links to help you prepare for your flight:
- Air Canada (consent form)
- Airtran (consent form)
- Allegiant (consent form)
- American Airlines (consent form)
- British Airways (consent form)
- Continental Airlines (consent form)
- Delta (consent form)
- Hawaiian Airlines (consent form)
- Jet Blue (consent form)
- Southwest Airlines (consent form)
- Spirit Airlines (consent form)
- Sun Country (consent form)
- United Airlines (consent form)
- US Airways (consent form)
- Virgin America (consent form)
*If your airline is not listed in the table above, it is recommended that you contact the airline prior to booking travel.
Traveling by Rail
Amtrak allows oxygen equipment (e.g., bottled oxygen, oxygen concentrators and nebulizers) onboard Amtrak trains with certain restrictions. Passenger must have a medical need to bring oxygen equipment onboard.
- Passengers must give notice of your need to bring oxygen equipment and make reservations in advance. Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL.
- Amtrak requires at least 12 hours’ notice in advance of your train’s boarding time of your need to bring oxygen equipment on aboard.
- Oxygen equipment, including oxygen concentrators, cannot rely solely on train-provided electrical power. Any device brought on a train must be able to operate a minimum of four hours without available onboard electrical power.
Please call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit: www.amtrak.com
Traveling By Sea
Most cruise lines allow passengers to bring along their own portable oxygen equipment for the trip. Each cruise line has their own guidelines on traveling with medical equipment, so we suggest patients contact the cruise lines special needs department BEFORE making reservations. Here is a list of Cruise Lines to help you plan your trip:
- Carnival Cruise Line, 866-299-5698
- Celebrity Cruise Line, 800-647-2251
- Costa Cruise Line, 800-445-8020 ext. 5009
- Crystal Cruise Line, 800-804-1500
- Cunard Cruise Line, 800-728-6273
- Disney Cruise Line, 800-951-3532
- Holland America, 877-724-6237
- Norwegian Cruise Line, 866-584-9756
- Princess Cruise Line, 800-774-6237
- Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line, 877-505-5370
- Royal Caribbean, 888-562-7625
- Windstar Cruise Line, 800-258-7245