According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) ruling, passengers MUST inform the air carrier about the intended use of portable oxygen concentrators on board while making the flight reservation.
The DOT has established a toll-free hotline,
Call1-800-778-4838, to assist travelers with disabilities. Also find more information at https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/toll-free-hotline-air-travelers-disabilities.
The hotline will provide general information to consumers about the rights of air travelers with disabilities, respond to requests for printed consumer information, and assist air travelers with time-sensitive disability-related issues that need to be addressed in "real time." The line is staffed from 7 am to 11 pm. Eastern time, seven days a week. Air travelers who experience disability-related air travel service problems may call the hotline at
Call1-800-778-4838 (voice) or
Call1-800-455-9880 (TTY) to obtain assistance. As in the past, air travelers who would like DOT to investigate a complaint about a disability issue must submit their complaint in writing or via e-mail.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Travel Procedures for the latest on safe travel with batteries and devices.