Oxygen Therapy provided by Air France
Air France can provide therapeutic oxygen on board - this service is available for a fee and must be requested during booking, no less than 48 hours before your departure. In most cases, passengers are offered a kit (Wenoll WS120) that has been specially designed for air travel. This system functions “on demand” (rather than providing “continuous” oxygen). The system is extremely compact, with 600 litres of oxygen, enabling passengers to travel safely on long-haul flights. As long as your oxygen needs do not surpass 2,8 liters per minute, you will not need any kind of medical certificate to use this equipment. Otherwise, you may be offered an alternative solution, if it exists. You will be asked for a medical certificate.
This service may not be available when departing from certain airports or on certain flights, passengers can find out if this is the case during booking.
Use of respiratory devices
Air France allows the use of POCs. These devices can be used throughout the entire flight, however, the aircrafts cannot always provide you with a power source. Therefore, Air France recommend that you verify your device's ability to power itself and come prepared with additional batteries.The number of lithium batteries authorized on board is limited; please seek more information during booking. They ask that they are notified at least 48 hours before departure of a passanger's need for use of respiratory devices. The following POCs are authorised for use of Air France aircrafts:
Seats in Air France's La Première/First, Business and Premium Economy long-haul aircraft (Airbus A330-A340-A380 and Boeing 747 and 777) are equipped with power outlets that enable you to plug in approved respiratory devices. However, Air France aircrafts do not have all types of power outlets needed to plug in respiratory devices on board. Power outlets are disabled before and during takeoff and landing. They can also be disabled at any time by the crew if necessary. If you wish to plug in an approved respiratory device, please check that its total wattage does not exceed 75W. Attempting to use a device whose wattage exceeds 75W will automatically disable the power outlet. Please bring batteries with you to maintain power even during periods when power outlets have been disabled. Please note: Air France aircraft do not have all types of power outlets needed to plug in respiratory devices on board. Please contact customer service before your departure for specific information. The power outlets available on our aircraft can be used to power any connected electronic device, but they cannot recharge these devices.
Personal Oxygen Tanks
Air France allows the transport, but not the use of, personal oxygen tanks meeting the following requirements:
- the height does not exceed 65 cm / 26 in maximum,
- the weight is less than or equal to 5 kg / 11 lb,
- they are equipped with a safety system that protects against the accidental discharge of their content.
Please give at least 48 hours notice if you plan on transporting a persnal oxygen tank.