Be sure your equipment is clearly labeled with your name, address and phone number.
Write down the make, model, serial number and note any normal wear and tear.
Plan to arrive at your departure gate 1 hour before scheduled departure.
Check with the gate agent to get a gate delivery tag and attach it to your equipment before boarding.
When you arrive at your final destination look over your equipment to make sure it’s in good and working condition before leaving the airport.
Notify the gate agent or baggage service office if you notice any damage.
Mobility and medical devices don’t count toward carry-on limits. If space is limited, the device doesn’t fit in the cabin or if it isn’t required during the flight, it may need to be checked. These include:
Canes, walkers, continuous positive airway pressure machines (CPAP) and other assistive devices that can be collapsed to fit into overhead and under-seat storage
Items used for comfort such as seat cushions, arm or footrests
Please let a gate or Reservation agent know if you need onboard wheelchair assistance during your trip. Flight attendants can provide assistance in transfers between your seat and an onboard wheelchair, and in moving the onboard wheelchair to and from the lavatory door.
When traveling outside the U.S., we highly recommended you make your special assistance requests as far in advance as possible.
Planes have a designated space to hold 1 collapsible wheelchair.
Mobility devices can also be stored overhead or under your seat.
Non-collapsible wheelchairs, scooters or other battery-powered wheelchairs can be checked at the ticket counter or departure gate.
The doors to the wheelchair storage area are 25in high x 40in wide (63cm x 101cm), with some smaller at 25in x 38in. If your wheelchair is larger than this, contact Reservations.
Invacare XPO2 - Includes model numbers XPO100 and XPO100b
Oxus Rs-0400 Evo
Precision Medical EasyPulse
SeQual Eclipse - Models 1, 2 and 3*
SeQual Eclipse 3-1000b*
SeQual Equinox - Model 4000
We also allow any POC with a manufacturer's label stating that it meets applicable FAA acceptance criteria to be carried and used on board.
FAA Regulations prohibit the use and transportation of other personal oxygen units, including those that contain compressed or liquid oxygen because they are classified as hazardous materials.
*SeQual Eclipse (models 1000, 1000a and 1000b) and SeQual Eclipse Saros may not be used on Republic Airways. These models are too large to fit under the seat for use on board the aircraft. These models may be transported in the cabin as assistive devices and stowed in the overhead compartments but cannot be used on board the aircraft.
Onboard power for medical devices
We recommend you bring any necessary, fully-charged batteries to power your medical devices throughout your flight. Don’t depend on the availability of a power outlet to support your device.
If available, power outlets may be used for medical devices
The use of onboard power might require a DC power adaptor