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POC ACCEPTANCE POLICY:

Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) are battery-powered devices that provide the user with a pulse flow of concentrated oxygen, but do not store oxygen.
Below are the approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) permitted for transportation or use onboard LIAT flights.
 

 

POC Device
Dimensions (inches)
Weight
AirSep FreeStyle
8.6 x 6.1 x 3.64
4 lbs
AirSep LifeStyle
5.5 x 7.25 x 16.31
9.75 lbs
Oxus RS-00400 or Delphi RS-00400
11.6 x 7.4 x 4.6 
9.8 lbs
DeVilbiss iGo
15 x 11 x 8 
19 lbs
LifeChoice by Inova Labs
9.5 x 7.5 x 3.125 
4.9 lbs
Inogen One
10.7 x 3.9 x 9.5
7 pounds (includes single battery)
Inogen G2
11.61 x 5.98 x 10.75 
7 lbs
Invacare XPO2
10 x 7 x 4 
6 lbs
Invacare Solo 2
16.5 x 1 1x 8 
19.9 lbs
Oxlife Independence
8 x 8 x 12 
14.85 lbs
Respironics EverGo
12 x 6 x 8.5 
8.5 lbs
Sequal
19.3 x 12.3 x 7.1 
17.9 lbs
Please note: If your POC is not listed above, it will not be accepted for carriage or for use onboard LIAT flights.
 
 
LIAT will permit passengers to carry and use an approved Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) on its flights subject to the following:
  • A customer intending to use a POC onboard must contact the reservations department at 1-888-844-5428 or866 549-5428, at least 48 hours before scheduled departure, to have it documented that the customer will be travelling with a POC and be advised of all requirements. This includes bookings that are made on the LIAT website or with a Travel Agency.
  • Customers are required to check in two (2) hours before the scheduled departuretime of aflight.
  • Customers intending to use a POC onboard must print and complete a POC/RAD Medical Verification Statement Form. This form must be completed, signed, stamped and dated by their physician indicating that the passenger is fit to fly. LIAT will also accept other airlines’ medical forms, or a letter on physician letter head stating that the customer may travel with a POC onboard.

    The letter must include the following information:

    1. Whether the user is able to operate the device, recognize and respond appropriately to its alarms; and if not, that the user is traveling with a companion who is able to perform these functions.
    2. The phases of flight (taxi, takeoff, cruise, landing) during which use of the device is medically necessary.
    3. The maximum flow rate corresponding to the pressure is the cabin under normal operating conditions (Cabins are pressurized to an altitude of 8,000 feet.)
  • All Medical forms must be dated within 10 days of initial travel date on LIAT.
  • FAA approved POCs may be transported as cabin baggage (subject to size/weight limitations) or as checked baggage. POCs are considered assistive devices and are permitted in addition to free baggage allowance.
  • The passenger should ensure that the unit is in good condition, free from contamination (such as oil and grease) and has no visible signs of damage or abuse.
  • Battery power sufficient for 150% of the scheduled elapsed time of the trip must be available at the time of departure. All batteries must be transported in carry on-baggage, and must be packed in a manner that protects them from physical damage and short circuits. Batteries must be NON-SPILLABLE. Information on how to safely travel with batteries is available at http://safetravel.dot.gov
  • Factors to take into consideration to determine the accuracy of battery power to supply adequate oxygen are whether oxygen is medically necessary for all or a portion of the travel time, the duration of the flight (including connecting flights), the duration of the time spent on the ground (prior to departure, during en route stops and following arrival at destination) as well as an appropriate reserve in case of unforeseen operational circumstances.
  • Aircraft electrical outlets are not available for use with any electronic device.
  • Carriage/use of the specific device is subject to verification by LIAT check in staff.
  • The POC must meet the size and weight limitations to allow it to be stowed in the overhead compartment or, if its use is required in flight, under the seat in front of the passenger, (Over head compartment dimensions: 45Lx8Hx14D; Under seat dimensions: 30Lx10Hx15D. Maximum weight 20 lbs). If the device is to be used while the “Fasten Seat Belt” sign is on, it must be stowed under the seat in front of the customer.
 
 The passenger will be solely responsible for the carriage and operation of the Portable Oxygen Concentrator. The passenger should have the cognitive and sensory capacity to detect any alarm indications associated with the operation of their portable oxygen concentrator and be capable of responding to problems with the operation of the unit. LIAT cabin staff will not be available to offer assistance except in emergencies. A passenger who is unable to carry or operate the device unaided must be accompanied by a suitably trained companion, at their expense.
 
Note:Carriage by passengers of oxygen generators or devices for delivering oxygen is prohibited
 

 

 
 
VENTILATORS/RESPIRATORS/CPAPS ACCEPTANCE POLICY:
 
Subject to certain requirements being met, LIAT will accept ventilators, respirators, and Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) machines for use on board its flights which are labeled by the manufacturer as:
  • Approved by the FAA for use on board aircraft, or
  • RTCA/DO-160D Subpart 21 M compliant.
 
**Please note**:LIAT may, at its discretion, permit the carriage or use of unlabelled devices subject to the determination that the device meets the necessary requirements. This process will require the presentation to the LIAT check-in agent of the manufacturer’s documentation stating that the device had been tested and is RTCA/DO-160D Subpart 21 M compliant.
 
LIAT will permit passengers to carry and use approved ventilators, respirators and Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) devices on its flights subject to the following:
  • The passenger must contact the reservations department at 1-888-844-5428 or 866 549-5428 at least 48 hours before scheduled departure to be advised of all requirements. This includes bookings that are made on the LIAT website or with a Travel Agency.
  • Customers are required to check in two (2) hours before the scheduled departuretime of aflight.
  • If at check-in there is a reasonable doubt whether a passenger can safely complete the flight without requiring extraordinary medical assistance during the flight, the passenger may be required to submit a completed POC/RADMedical Verification Statement Form. This form must be completed, signed, stamped and dated by their physician indicating that the passenger is fit to fly. LIAT will also accept other airlines’ medical forms, or a letter on physician letter head stating that the customer may travel with a respiratory assistive device onboard.
  • All Medical forms must be dated within 10 days of initial travel date on LIAT.
  • Ventilators, respirators and Continuous Positive Airways Pressure machines are considered assistive devices and are permitted in addition to free cabin baggage allowance subject to size/weight limitations, or as checked baggage. (Overhead compartment limits: 45Lx8Hx14D; under seat limits: 30Lx10Hx15D. Maximum weight 20 lbs.)
  • Battery power sufficient for 150% of the scheduled elapsed time of the trip must be available at the time of departure. All batteries must be transported in carry on-baggage, and must be packed in a manner that protects them from physical damage and short circuits. Batteries must be NON-SPILLABLE. Information on how to safely travel with batteries is available at http://safetravel.dot.gov/
  • The passenger must contact the reservations department at 1-888-844-5428 or 866 549-5428 48 hours before scheduled departure to learn the expected maximum time of their flight in order to determine the number of batteries required for their device.
  • Carriage/use of the specific device is subject to verification by LIAT check in staff;
 
The passenger will be solely responsible for the carriage and operation of the ventilator, respirator or Continuous Positive Airways Pressure machine. If the device is to be used while the “Fasten Seat Belt” sign is on it must be stowed under the seat in front of the passenger. Use of a device that is in an overhead compartment is not permitted. The passenger should have the cognitive and sensory capacity to detect any alarm indications associated with the operation of their device and be capable of responding to problems with the operation of the unit. LIAT cabin staff will not be available to offer assistance except in emergencies. A passenger who is unable to carry or operate the device unaided must be accompanied by a suitably trained companion, at their expense.
 
 
Note:Carriage by passengers of oxygen generators or devices for delivering oxygen is prohibited
 

 


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