To transport your medicine and avoid any problem, we suggest you take your medications in your carry-on luggage. If you must check-in your
carry-on luggage due to space limitations, we suggest you take medicines in the bag that you carry and keep them with you during the trip.
Note: Remember that you must comply with the security requirements and inspections at each airport.
Passengers that require medical oxygen.
Within our aircraft the following portable oxygen concentrators (POC) devices may be transported at no additional charge in the cabin. According
to the air regulations of FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), the POC models accepted on board are as follows:
- AirSep FreeStyle
- AirSep LifeStyle
- Inogen One
- Respironics EverGo
- SeQual Technology Eclipse
- Delphi RS-00400
- DeVilbiss Healtcare iGO
- Inogen One G2
- International Biophysics LifeChoice
- Invacare XPO2
- Invacare Solo2
- Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
Please take into account:
- The POC should only be used with batteries loaded on the ground. Therefore, the passenger must ensure they have sufficient batteries for 150% of the predicted duration of the trip. For example, if your flight has a scheduled duration of four hours, you must ensure you have enough batteries for six hours. It is important to verify that the replacement batteries are in secure cases that do not allow short circuits or have isolated terminals. These should carried as hand luggage.
- The POC should have a sticker indicating that it has been approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) for use in aircraft.
- TACA cannot provide batteries for the POC operation, nor does it provide power during the flight.
- The passenger or their companion must present a document indicating that they are trained to operate this type of unit during the flight. The validity of this document must be one year from the issue date.
Notification of transport of the portable oxygen concentrator in the cabin:
- You must notify the airline at time of booking that you will be traveling with a POC and supply the POC model that will be used.
- When making the reservation through a travel agency or through taca.com, you must notify the TACA reservation center about the POC model that will be taken and used on the journey.
At the airport:
- If you use a POC you must register, receive your boarding pass and go to the boarding gate at least 45 minutes before the flight.
- Before boarding, our staff will verify the POC model, the medical certification and the number and casing of the battery (batteries).
During the flight::
In accordance with the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Security Regulations, a passenger using a POC:
- Should, where possible, sit next to a window or on a seat near the normal exit doors.
- Must store the device completely under the seat in front of the passenger using the POC.
We do not have the equipment within our aircraft to provide medical oxygen to passengers that require it. Transportation of medical oxygen tanks or other hazardous materials such as compressed gas is not allowed in the cabin or hold.
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