Travelling with medical oxygen

If you struggle to breath while 30000 ft up in the air, you need medical oxygen. Here’s what you need to know.

With the exception of emergency situations we do not provide supplementary oxygen.


What you can bring with you

You are allowed to bring small compressed air or oxygen cylinders in your hand baggage for personal medical use only. Please note that they must not exceed 0.5 metres in length, with a maximum diameter of 250 mm.

You are permitted to carry a maximum of two cylinders, weighing no more than 5 kg each and they must be placed in the overhead locker or under the seat.

Please note we do not permit the carriage of oxygen concentrators (either mains or battery powered) and chemical oxygen generators.

What you need to do

If you are carrying oxygen cylinders you:

  • will need a medical certificate from a doctor or medical practitioner confirming the cylinders are required for medical reasons and that you are fit to fly.

  • must inform our Call Centre of your intention to carry oxygen cylinders prior to your departure date.

  • are obliged to notify the check-in staff and the cabin crew when you are boarding.


Read our Terms and Conditions for more information.