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Passenger's portable oxygen equipments
Updated on 13 May 2019

Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machine (CPAP)

Passengers who wish to use their POC (Portable Oxygen Concentrator) and CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Machines - used for sleep apnea), among others, on board, are accepted on TAP operated flights as long as they don not have any other collateral health problem and will not be considered a medical case. 

Contact TAP until 72 hours before flight and report:

  • report cardiac or respiratory related diseases or the need for a wheelchair. If in such cases medical procedures must be adopted and the medical form (MEDIF) completed by the attending physician must be requested from the passenger or their representative, so that the medical services of TAP will inform the conditions of acceptance of the passenger.
     
  • if the passenger declares that they have no concomitant illness and if the equipment is autonomous (running on it's own battery during the whole trip), it's use can be automatically confirmed, provided that it's one of the equipment already certified by TAP. An SSR CKIN with information on the type of equipment, brand, model, dimensions and weight must be inserted in the booking. Contact our Agency Help Desk or Contact Center to provide this information.
     
  • if the device needs to be connected to the airplane's energy source, it can not always be confirmed, since there are inherent constraints to each type of aircraft and/or class/compartment.  Contact our Agency Help Desk and await a reply about the feasibility of use on board. The reply will be delivered 72 hours before the departure of the flight (at which time the specific aircraft to operate the route is known).
     
  • passengers who declare they shall not need to use the equipment on board but request transportation in the cabin can be informed that TAP accepts POC and CPAP as carry-on baggage, provided they are within the recommended limits for the hand baggage. Passengers must be holders of an original medical statement for presentation whenever required by airport authorities and/or airline representatives.

If no collateral health condition exists and if using their own dry cell batteries, TAP will automatically confirm the following equipements:

 

CPAP-CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE MACHINE                       

 -RESPIRONICS: REMSTAR PLUS, AUTO A AND C-FLEX,M SERIES,TRILOGY 100.           

 -RESMED: AIRCURVE-10ASV,10CS,10S,10ST,10VAUTO,AIRSENSE-10AUTOSET,              

  10AUTOSET FOR HER,10CPAP,10ELITE,AIRSTART-10APAP,10CPAP,

  ASTRAL-100,150,LUMIS-100VPAP S,ST,150VPAP ST,S8-AUTO 25,                     

  AUTOSCORE II,AUTOSET,AUTOSET II,AUTOSET SPIRIT, II,AUTOSET                   

  VANTAGE,ELITE,COMPACT,ELITE II,ESCAPE,II, LIGHTWEIGHT,II, RESPOND,           

  S9-AUTOSET,25,CS,CS PACEWAVE,CS-A,AUTOSET FOR HER,ELITE,ESCAPE,              

  AUTO,VPAP ADAPT,SV,SV-A,AUTO,S,ST,ST-A,STELLAR 100,150,VPAP IV,              

  VPAP IV ST,VPAP AUTO25,S,ST                                                  

 -ICON AUTO ADJUSTING CPAP                                                      

 -GOODKNIGHT 420 SERIES                                                        

 -TYCO                                                                         

 -TRANSCEND                                                                     

 -Z1 MANUFACTURED BY HDM-HUMAN DESIGN MEDICAL      

                            

POC-PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR                                       

 AIRSEP FREESTYLE                                                              

 AIRSEP LIFESTYLE                                                              

 AIRSEP FOCUS                                                                  

 AIRSEP FREESTYLE 5                                                            

 DELPHI EVO CENTRAL AIR                                                        

 DELPHI RS-00400                                                               

 DE VILBISS HEALTHCARE IGO                                                     

 INOGEN ONE                                                                     

 INOGEN ONE G2 

 INOGEN ONE G3                                                                 

 INOVA LABS LIFECHOICE                                                         

 INOVA LABS LIFECHOICE ACTIVOX                                                 

 INTERNATIONAL BIOPHYSICS CORPORATION'S LIFECHOICE                             

 INVACARE XPO,                                                                 

 INVACARE SOLO 2                                                               

 OXLIFE INDEPENDENCE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR                                       

 OXUS RS-00400                                                                 

 PRECISION MEDICAL EASYPULSE                                                   

 PORTATIF ECLIPSE 2                                                            

 RESPIRONICS EVERGO                                                            

 RESPIRONICS SIMPLY GO                                                          

 SEQUAL ECLIPSE                                                                

 SEQUAL ECLPISE 3                                                              

 SEQUAL ECLIPSE 5 AUTAFAT                                                       

 SEQUAL EQUINO                                                                 

 SEQUAL EQUINOX OXYGEN SYSTEM (MODEL 4000)                                     

 SEQUAL OXYWELL OXYGEN SYSTEM (MODEL 4000)                                      

 SEQUAL SAROS                                                                  

 VBOX TROOPER 

If equipment is not part of the above list, please send our Agency Help Desk detailed information (brand/model/type of battery) and/or a photo of it to be  submitted for approval by the security department.

 

For oxygen (AOXY) used on board please see also Medical Cases page.

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