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Medical Oxygen

There are no facilities at the airport to rent oxygen for individuals waiting for provides oxygen and can deliver to ONT. Make certain you know your flow rate because they will need this information.

International travelers requiring medical oxygen in a terminal while waiting for a connecting flight should arrange with their airline to accept the oxygen container upon its delivery to the airport and upon your departure. :

Unfortunately the Airport cannot recommend individual oxygen service companies.  

The following tips are recommended by TRAVEL OXYGEN NEWS at http://aeromedic.com/news/


NOTE:  Ontario International Airport Authority does not recommend any provider of medical oxygen.  The company listed above is provided for your convenience only.  You should check the internet or with your medical oxygen provider to see if they know of a company that delivers medical oxygen for use by passengers at airports.  

Travel Oxygen Top 5 Tips

  1. Planning is key. Don’t purchase an airline ticket without first knowing the oxygen policy of your preferred airline. Know that some airlines DO provide oxygen during some flights, not all. Know that the airline will only provide oxygen on the plane, NOT at the airport. An airline may issue a Gate Pass to allow someone to escort a person using oxygen at the airport. Don't be discouraged about having to setup arrangements for your travel oxygen needs. Traveling with oxygen can definitely be accopmplished, with the proper planning. 
  2. Always travel with a copy of your prescription for oxygen as well as any other medication. If you are in need of additional equipment, you will be ready. Be sure to have multiple copies, just in case.
  3. If you are relying on a company to deliver oxygen equipment to you when you arrive at a specific location at a specific time, be sure to get it in writing. Have a 24hr contact name and telephone number ready in case you can not locate equipment, or if additional service is needed.
  4. Be educated on the oxygen equipment that is available to you. If you have never used Liquid Oxygen before, learning how to fill a portable unit from a reservoir in your cabin on the first day of a cruise is not the time to do so. If you are traveling internationally, know exactly what’s available to you and where to get it. In Italy, for instance, Liquid Oxygen is the most common equipment. Talk to your local oxygen provider about education on Liquid Oxygen prior to traveling to Italy. When using a Portable Oxygen Concentrator, know that if you’re not plugged into a wall or car outlet, you must only rely on battery power. Having enough batteries for your trip is vital. 
  5. Always consult your physician prior to traveling with oxygen. Flying and traveling to higher altitudes can affect the way you use therapeutic oxygen.

 

Portable Dialysis Machine

Persons who use a portable dialysis machine, may transport it aboard an aircraft. A portable dialysis machine does not count towards a passenger’s carry-on limit.

Carriers must give portable dialysis machines brought in the cabin of an aircraft stowage priority over other items brought onto the aircraft.

Carriers may not charge a fee to carry a portable dialysis machine onboard an aircraft or in the baggage compartment.

Go to the following web site for more information on portable dialysis machine policy: www.dot.gov/sites/dot.dev/files/docs/Portable_Dialysis_Machine_Notice.pdf

 

Wheelchair Service at the Airport


Wheelchair service is provided free of charge by your airline.  It is recommended you request wheelchair service from your airline at the time you reserve your flight.  You may request wheelchair service from your airline when you arrive at the airport.