Medical Conditions

Can I bring medication on the airplane?

You can fly with everything that is necessary to meet your specific medical needs, but it's important that you go over our recommendations and restrictions.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Bring it on board

If you require it, you may bring a respirator, ventilator, or CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine for breathing assistance, or one of the following Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POCs):

  • AirSep FreeStyle
  • AirSep LifeStyle
  • AirSep Focus
  • AirSep Freestyle 5
  • (Caire) SeQual eQuinox / Oxywell (model 4000)
  • Delphi RS-00400 / Oxus RS-00400
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One
  • Inogen One G2
  • lnogen One G3
  • lnova Labs LifeChoice Activox
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice / lnova Labs LifeChoice
  • Invacare XPO2 / XPO100
  • Invacare Solo 2
  • Oxylife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • Respironics EverGo
  • Respironics SimplyGo
  • Sequal Eclipse
  • SeQual SAROS
  • X) VBox (3B Medical) Trooper (Aer X) Oxygen Concentrator

You may transport other models of portable oxygen concentrators so long as they have a manufacturer's label stating the following 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".

Oxygen tanks are not permitted onboard; you may only bring a POC.

Considerations when bringing a POC

· If you require the use of a POC, be sure that it has enough battery life for the entire flight. Remember that there may be delays or detours.

· If you are bringing a POC on board for a chronic illness, you must have a signed doctor's statement that specifies:

   1. Whether or not oxygen use is medically necessary for all or a portion of the duration of the flights indicated on the customer's itinerary.

    2. The maximum oxygen flow rate (in liters per minute) corresponding to the pressure in the cabin of the aircraft under normal operating conditions.

    3. The total operating time (duration) of the POC in hours and minutes.

Please be aware that the POC user must have the ability to understand the device's aural and visual warnings and must be able to use the device without the assistance of others.

· If you are bringing a CPAP with you, it is considered to be carry-on baggage and must, therefore, comply with weight and measurement policies.

· It is important that you notify our staff of the operating conditions for your CPAP during the flight. We recommend not using it during takeoff or landing.

Medications on the Flight

The Volaris crew is not authorized to administer any type of medication. If you must medicate during the flight and you can't do it on your own, , you'll need to travel with someone who can assist you.

Allergens

If you have an allergy to any service animal on board, a flight attendant can help you with a change of seat (subject to availability). Consider that airplanes are public places, so we can´t guarantee that they are allergen-free spaces.

Incubators or stretchers

Due to safety issues and air restrictions, with Volaris it is not possible to transport incubators or stretchers on board for any reason.

Flight restrictions

If you are ill, you don’t need to bring a medical certificate. However, people with the following conditions will can't travel: diphtheria, tuberculosis, hepatitis, smallpox, measles, meningitis, open or bleeding wounds, or recovery from recent surgery.