• Keep the windows closed to avoid traffic fumes that could cause lung irritation
  • Use air conditioning if it is warm outside
  • Ensure no one in the car is smoking
  • If necessary, position oxygen upright on the floor next to you
  • Keep supplemental oxygen secured and close by 

 

  • Confirm you are in a nonsmoking car or on a bus where smoking is prohibited
  • Call ahead to confirm that oxygen is allowed on board

 

  • Call ahead to alert the company of any specific medical needs
  • Avoid areas where there is smoking
  • Arrange to have oxygen delivered prior to departure (if necessary)

 

  • Contact your airline in advance and notify them if you are traveling with oxygen
  • Have a copy of your oxygen prescription
  • Obtain a portable oxygen concentrator that conforms to all applicable FAA criteria and make sure you have enough battery life
  • Stay relaxed and avoid alcohol or caffeine before the flight