living with Pulmonary Hypertension

Airlines’ rules on oxygen use

AirlineCan the airline provide oxygen?Can I use my own oxygen?Can I use my own portable oxygen concentrator?
Adria Airways€50 per sectorNoYes*
Aegean AirlinesNoYesNo
Aer Arann£72 per sectorNoNo
Aer Lingus£90 per sectorNoYes*
Air BerlinYes – no chargeYesYes*
Air CanadaCA$150 per sectorNoYes*
Air EuropaNoYesYes*
Air France£180.50 per sectorNoYes*
Air IndiaInformation not available****Information not available****Information not available****
Air MaltaYes – no chargeNoYes
Air MoldovaYes – no chargeNoInformation not available****
Air New ZealandYes – depends on volume usedNoYes**
Air SouthwestNoNoYes**
AlitaliaCharge per segment                        + 2nd seat for O2NoNo
American AirlinesUS$100 per sectorNoYes*
Atlantic AirlineInformation not available****NoYes*
AurignyNoYesInformation not available****
Austrian Airlines€150 per sectorNoNo
BMIYes – information on charge not available****NoInformation not available****
British AirwaysYes – no chargeNoYes*
Brussels Airlines€175 per sector (4bottles + €125)NoYes*
Cathay PacificYes – no chargeNoYes*
China AirlinesMin US$800 each wayDepends on carrierDepends on carrier
Cimber SterlingNoYesYes*
CityJetYes – no charge***Yes***Yes*
Continental AirlinesNoNoYes*
Cyprus Air€85 per sectorNoYes*
Czech Airlines€50 per sectorNoYes*
Delta Air LinesNoNoYes*
Eastern AirwaysNoYesYes*
El Al Airlines£75/US$150 per sectorInformation not available****Yes*
EmiratesYes – no chargeNoYes*
Etihad AirwaysYes – information on charge not available****NoYes*
FinnairYes – Charge dependent on SectorsNoYes*
First ChoiceYes – no chargeYesYes*
GermanwingsYes – no chargeNoYes*
Gulf AirYes – no chargeYesYes*
IberiaYes – information on charge not available****NoYes*
IcelandairYes – £66 per sectorNoYes*
Japan Airlines (JAL)JP¥10,000 / £66bottleYesYes*
KLM£125 per sectorNoYes*
Korean AirUS$50 per bottleNoYes*
LOT Polish Airlines£136 per sectorNoNo
Lufthansa€300 Inter-continental
€150 Continental
Malaysia Airlines£400 returnNoNo
Monarch£100 each wayYesYes*
Northwest AirlinesNoNoYes*
QantasYes – £ depends on flow rateNoNo
Qatar AirwaysYes – no chargeNoNo
Royal BruneiNoYes – Charge for second seatInformation not available****
Royal JordanianYes – No chargeNoNo
Ryanair£100 per bookingNoYes*
Scandinavian Airlines – SASYes – €335 Intercontinental €150 other flightsYesYes*
Singapore AirlinesPrice depends on journey/proportion of extra seatNoYes*
South African Airways – SAAUS$150 per leg – 2L/4L charged at the same rateNoYes*
Swiss International Air LinesYes – CHF300 or £183 per sectorNoYes*
TAP€170 each way in Europe
€300 International
Thai AirwaysInformation not available****Information not available****Information not available****
Thomas Cook Airlines£100 each way on flights <5hrsNoYes*
Thomson AirwaysYes – no chargeYesYes*
TUIflyYes – no chargeYesYes*
United AirlinesUS$125 per sectorNoYes*
US AirwaysNoNoYes*
Virgin AtlanticYes – no chargeNoYes*
Wizz AirNoNoNo

*airline has a list of approved models
**POC can be used subject to meeting size restrictions and must be switched off on takeoff and landing
***on some aircraft – check at reservation
****information couldn’t be sourced at time of call(s) to airlines.  Awaiting written confirmation of policy details from airline.

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Last medically reviewed: May, 2016 • Due for review: May, 2019