Turkish Airlines rules for traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator

Flying with oxygen is not for everyone. The passenger must therefore have a medical certificate from his doctor when taking the flight. Turkish Airlines has different guidelines and conditions regarding the use of oxygen during flight. Therefore, when booking, the passenger must indicate that he is going to bring this medical equipment or that he needs an oxygen supply during the flight.

What is safe and important is that Turkish Airlines allows its customers to take their POC on board for free provided they are of one of the following brands:

– Medical EasyPulse, International BiophysicsLifeChoice, Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator, Oxus RS-00400, InvacareSolo2, Respironics EverGo, Respironics SimplyGo, Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox, Inova LabsLifeChoice, Invacare XPO2, DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo, LifeStyle, AirSep Focus, AirSep FreeStyle 5, Inogen One , Inogen One G2, Inogen One G3, Delphi RS-00400, Precision Medical EasyPulse, SeQual SAROS Portable Oxygen Concentrator and SeQual Eclipse.

– The Turkish carrier is always prepared to welcome passengers traveling with their oxygen device. However, you must submit your request to transport this equipment in advance (48 hours before departure or more) in order to give the board agents enough time to provide them with the necessary environment for a peaceful trip on board.

Traveling with a portable oxygen concentrator on the plane? Feel free to:

– Ask your doctor if your current state of health allows you to make this trip.

– Check well in advance what medical services are available at the place of destination.

– Obtain a mobile oxygen concentrator

On doctor’s prescription, patients can obtain a mobile concentrator, which is recharged on the mains or by batteries. Many cantonal lung leagues rent this type of device, especially for holidays.

If the concentrator is only needed during travel, a very small device is enough.

If the concentrator is also needed at night, the device will be larger, because the oxygen supply by small devices is not 100% guaranteed.

Check well in advance what are the rules applied by Turkish Airlines in terms of mobile concentrators, by calling its customer service.

A form must be signed at the airport authorizing the transport of an oxygen concentrator in the cabin, by his attending physician.

Passengers suffering from a lung problem should remember to take out travel insurance, especially if they will be leaving their country, and should also request a customs certificate from the Cantonal Lung League for the device, in order to avoid paying fees. customs officers at the airport.

A passenger planning to travel with a portable oxygen concentrator must always request a certificate from their doctor, confirming that it is a therapeutic device.

It will also be preferable for him to carry the necessary medication in sufficient quantity, and check what the current voltage is at the place of destination and what type of outlet is necessary while carrying the corresponding adapter. In addition to all this, the battery must be well charged in advance.

One Reply to “Turkish Airlines: POC”

  1. Shivani Jha

    Hello Sir/Madam,
    I am planning to visit India using Turkish Airways. I have some medical condition and need to carry a POC (Portable Oxygen Concentrator) with me all the time. Below given are the details of POC I have which is FAA Compliant, please let me know if it is allowed on Turkish Airways:

    Model Name: OxyGoNext

    Model Number: 1400-300

    Spare Batteries: Three

    Power Adapter: Available

    Charger: Separate Charger for extra batteries

    POC have a sticker which states that that this model meets applicable FAA acceptance criteria to be carried and used on board.
    I will get paperwork from my doctor’s office and complete all the paperwork required by Turkish Airways. Please let me know if OxyGoNext is allowed while traveling with your airline. Please let me know if you need any other information regarding this.

    I am planning this trip in the second week of February and coming back in the first week of April. So, there is limited time to book tickets and prepare for the journey, so please my request is to reply to this email quickly.

    Shivani Jha.

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