Fliers Who Need Oxygen Stifled By Security, Cost

Airlines have established a hodgepodge of conflicting policies, and some airport security screeners seem unaware of the new rules.


JetBlue Airways: Does not allow concentrators on board but will accept them as checked baggage.

Northwest Airlines: Allows the Inogen One to be used during flights but does not provide electrical power.

Southwest Airlines: Allows both the AirSep and Inogen One concentrators on board with a medical certificate at no extra charge.

US Airways: Allows both the AirSep and Inogen One concentrators on board with a medical certificate. Does not provide electrical power.

Sources: Airline representatives and Web sites



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