LifeChoice Travel Oxygen Concentrator
Patients that have a active lifestyle love the LifeChoice. With this new portable oxygen concentrator patients can now receive 24/7 oxygen. There is no longer a need to bring around a 50lbs home oxygen concentrator everywhere you go, and no need to travel with a 20lbs portable oxygen concentrator. Patients can now travel with a 5 lbs portable oxygen machine that can be used 24/7. The LifeChoice offers the new Sleep Mode Technology allowing patients to use their small portable machine as a stationary as well. The oxygen machine will last up to 5+ hours on each setting with the external battery pack. Patients can use this oxygen concentrator when plugged into the wall outlet with their AC Power Supply, in a car with their DC Power Supply, or off the lithium ion batteries themselves.
Traveling Tips For The LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator
When you are a patient in need of oxygen therapy, traveling is the hardest to do. With the LifeChoice portable oxygen machine traveling is finally made easier for patients in need of oxygen therapy.
When planning to travel use these traveling tips:
» Have Your Physician Give You A Prescription For The LifeChoice. Keep A Copy Of That Prescription On You At All Times.
» Make Sure To Talk To Your Physician, To Make Sure That It Is Safe To Travel
» Call Your Oxygen Provider
» Decide How, Where, And When You Will Be Traveling
Traveling By Air With The LifeChoice Travel Oxygen Concentrator
United States Travel
The FAA has approved the LifeChoice travel oxygen concentrator to be used on a commercial flight that originates in the United States. Many airlines have different rules, it is always recommended to notify your airline in advance that you are bringing oxygen concentrator on board with you.
See the list below for international airlines that allow the LifeChoice travel oxygen concentrator. Airlines have different rules, so always make sure to check with your airline to make sure they know you are a patient bringing oxygen on board.
» Blue 1
» West Jet
The list continues to grow so check back frequently to check for any changes.
Flying With The LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Traveling with the LifeChoice Travel Oxygen Concentrator on a plane takes a bit more planning than it does when it comes to traveling by land. Be sure to always check with your airline and get their rules. Most airlines want you to travel with your prescription and written statement from your doctor. The airlines are going to want the patient to have 150% battery life no matter where you are going. Here are some other guidelines:
» Notifying The Airline you Are Traveling With A Portable Oxygen Concentrator To Use During The Flight
» On Occasion You Will Need To Show The Airline That You Can Operate The LifeChoice Travel Oxygen And Hear The Alarms Or Have A Companion That Can Do These Tasks
» Confirming With The Airlines Within 48 Hours That You Will Be Bringing A Travel Oxygen Concentrator On Board
Most airlines have trained professionals that specialize in your special needs to assist you during travel.
Traveling By Land With The LifeChoice Travel Oxygen Concentrator
Car, Bus, Train, Or R.V.
Traveling by Car, Bus, Train, Or R.V. is easier than traveling by plane. Even though you will be traveling with a commercial carrier by ground it is still recommended to notify the carrier that you are bringing the LifeChoice with you.
Traveling Tips When Traveling By Land
» Make Sure To Have The Phone Number Of Your Oxygen Supplier Handy Just In Case you Have Questions On The Road
» Stay Close To A Window Making Sure You Don't Cause Oxygen Accumulation
» Ask Your Doctor If A Change In Weather Or Altitude Will Affect Your Breathing Pattern. Your Doctor May Want You To Change Your Oxygen Flow Settings
» Keep You Oxygen Containers Upright And Secure At All Times
» Do Not Keep Oxygen Tanks In Hot Car Or Hot Compartments
» Do Not Put Anything On Top Of The Oxygen Concentrator
» You Should Not Smoke While Using A Travel Oxygen Concentrator
Traveling By Car Or R.V.
While traveling by car or R.V. you have 2 options for power. A patient can use the DC Power Supply in the car, or run off the lithium ion batteries. When you use a cigarette lighter for the LifeChoice travel oxygen concentrator you will be able to use the unit, and keep the batteries at the same charge. Note: Make sure not to use the unit while the vehicle is off, otherwise you will drain your vehicles battery.
Traveling By Train
It's an easy task when it comes to traveling by train with the LifeChoice Oxygen Concentrator. America's train system, AMTRAK, has their own set of rules.
» AMTRAK Allows Portable Oxygen Concentrators That Do Not Solely Depend On The Trains Power To Operate. Any Portable Oxygen Concentrator Brought On Board AMTRAK Must Be Able To Run Off Batteries For A Minimum Of 4 Hours
» AMTRAK Requires That You Give Them 12 Hours Of Notice That You Will Be Bringing Along A LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator
» If You Have A Sleeping Car, You Will Be Able To Use An AC Power Supply For The Wall Plug
To get more information on traveling with the LifeChoice on AMTRAK, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or visit their website at http://www.amtrak.com.
Traveling By Bus
Most commercial bus lines want at least 48 hours of notification that you will be traveling with an oxygen concentrator. Greyhound says 48 hours notice is a federal guideline giving the bus line enough notice to supply any assistance. To arrange assistance provided by Greyhound bus lines cal their customer service for traveling with disabilities at 1-800-752-4841.
Traveling By Sea
Many commercial cruise liners allow patients to bring along their own oxygen, such as the LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator. It's best to read over and get familiar with each cruise liners rules before you go on board. There is a list below of the most popular cruise liners for your convenience:
|Carnival Cruise Line||www.carnival.com||866-299-5698|
|Celebrity Cruise Line||www.celebritycruise.com||800-647-2251|
|Cost Cruise Line||www.costacruise.com||800-445-8020 ext. 5009|
|Crystal Cruise Line||www.crystalcruises.com||800-804-1500|
|Cunard Cruise Line||www.cunard.com||800-728-6273|
|Disney Cruise Line||www.disneycruise.disney.go.com||800-951-3532|
|Norwegian Cruise Line||www.ncl.com|
|Princess Cruise Line||www.princess.com||800-774-6237|
|Regent Seven Seas Cruise Line||www.rssc.com||877-505-5370|
|Windstar Cruise Line||www.windstarcruises.com||800-258-7245|