Can I bring my Portable Oxygen Concentrator on board?

CAN I BRING MY PORTABLE OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR ONBOARD?

A Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) is a medical device that separates oxygen from other gasses in ambient air and dispenses this concentrated oxygen to the user.

 

NOTE: Spirit Airlines will not accept any personal oxygen systems containing liquid oxygen. Compressed oxygen and other gasses, e.g., in cylinders, canisters, tanks, are also NOT permitted for carriage. Spirit Airlines does not provide supplemental (medical) oxygen onboard. 

If you plan on using your POC onboard, it must be FAA compliant.

In order to determine if a POC is FAA compliant, the device must meet ONE of the following requirements:

The POC must bear a permanent label on the exterior of the device containing the following certification statement in red lettering:

 

The manufacturer of this POC has determined this device conforms to all applicable FAA acceptance criteria for POC carriage and use on board aircraft.”

 

OR

 

The POC must be on the Approved POC List below:

FAA Approved POC List

AirSep Focus

Inogen One G3

Precision Medical EasyPulse

AirSep FreeStyle

Inova Labs LifeChoice

Respironics EverGo

AirSep FreeStyle 5

Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox

Respironics SimplyGo

AirSep LifeStyle

International Biophysics LifeChoice

SeQual Eclipse

Delphi RS-00400

Invacare Solo2

SeQual eQuinox Oxygen System (model 4000)

DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo

Invacare XPO2

SeQual Oxywell Oxygen System (model 4000)

Inogen One

Oxlife Independence  Oxygen Concentrator

SeQual SAROS

Inogen One G2

Oxus RS-00400

VBox Trooper Oxygen Concentrator

 

Note: The acceptance requirements only apply to POCs that guests plan to use onboard the aircraft. If your POC does not display the permanent label or is not on the FAA approved list, it will not be accepted for use onboard, but may still be carried onboard. In this case, the device must meet Spirit’s carry-on size and weight requirements, or it must be transported as checked baggage. 

A POC is considered an assistive device and are permitted free of charge in addition to the free baggage allowance. POCs may be carried onboard for use in the cabin or transported as checked luggage. We strongly suggest bringing the device onboard to prevent damage.

Aircraft electrical plugs are not available for use with any electronic device.  We encourage enough batteries to power your POC throughout the entire journey, including all ground time (between connections), the duration of the flight, and for any unexpected delays – generally enough battery power to last no less than 150% of the maximum flight duration.  

 

All batteries must be transported in carry-on baggage, and must be packed in a manner that protects them from physical damage and short-circuits. Spare lithium batteries must be individually protected from short circuit by: placement in the original retail packaging, insulating terminals by taping over exposed terminals, or by placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch.

 

Batteries must be NON-SPILLABLE. Spirit will not accept spillable batteries.

guests may not sit in an exit row seat. Guests are generally assigned a window seat; however, the middle seat may be acceptable if no one is seated in the window seat. The aisle seat is acceptable if no one is seated in the window and middle seats

 

Guests that must use a POC throughout the flight must stow the device under the seat in front of them during surface movement, take-off, and landing. The dimensions underneath our seats are 18 in. (l) x 16 in. (w) x 12 in. (h) and there are no weight restrictions for these devices.

 

It is recommended that the guest call Spirit Airlines Reservations at 801.401.2222, or add a POC to their reservation through our My Trips section, at least 48 hours before scheduled departure, to have it documented that the guest will be traveling with a POC.