Assistive Devices & Medication


If you’re traveling with a medical device or medication, review the following guidelines so you’re prepared to travel. For more information, you can also call our accessibility assistance line at 404-209-3434.

Powering a Medical Device


Please note, while electrical outlets are available onboard Delta aircraft, these are not made to support medical device use. We do not provide onboard sources of power for medical devices, so you must bring a source of battery power if you’re planning on bringing a device.

  • You must bring batteries to power your medical device
  • Your assistive device must have 150% of your actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you choose to use the item
  • The appropriate number of batteries should be calculated using the manufacturer’s estimate for battery life while the device is in use
  • You can look up the estimated departure and arrival times in My Trips, but assume it will be the time to get from departure gate to arrival gate

Medical Devices


ON BOARD MEDICAL OXYGEN

Delta no longer provides compressed medical oxygen. However, Delta does allow you to use approved Portable Oxygen Concentrators (POC) with at least 48 hours advance notice. Personal oxygen systems containing liquid oxygen are not accepted on any Delta or Delta Connection flights.

Portable Oxygen Concentrators

Your own FAA approved POC — or a rented, approved POC — is allowed in the aircraft cabin. Please complete our POC Approval and Battery Approval Request form and fax or email it to our oxygen provider OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window at the contact information listed on the statement at least 48 hours prior to departure.

If your Delta-ticketed flight is operated by partner airline, contact them directly for their policy regarding medical oxygen or inquire with OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window at 866-692-0040.

You cannot be seated in an exit row or bulkhead if you intend to use a POC. Your POC does not count toward your carry-on baggage limit, but must meet the following conditions to be allowed on board:

  • The battery should be removed and packaged separately if not in use
  • It should have a recessed battery terminal, and the packaged battery terminals should not contact any metal objects.

Renting a POC

To rent a POC, contact our oxygen provider OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window at 866-692-0040.  The OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window  personnel will guide you through all steps necessary to rent equipment that may be used for your entire air and land trip, so you will not need any additional equipment. You may also rent equipment for just your onboard needs.

Using Your Personal POC

If you have your own equipment, you may use that equipment by completing the steps below:

  1. Complete your travel plans and purchase your ticket.
  2. Verify that you or your FAA approved POC supplier will have the required 150% of battery life for your cumulative flight times. Call OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window  at 866-692-0040 to discuss your specific battery needs; OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window rents batteries for most POCs.
  3. At least 48 hours prior to travel, you must complete the POC Approval and Battery Approval Request form and fax/email it to OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window  at the contact information listed on the statement. Failure to submit the POC Battery Approval Request at least 48 hours prior to travel may result in delays or refusal to board.
  4. You will receive a telephone confirmation from OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window  when they have received the completed POC Approval and Battery Approval Request form. Contact OxygenToGo®, opens in a new window if you do not receive a confirmation call within 24 hours of submission.
  5. You must bring the completed POC Approval and Battery Approval Request form to the airport to confirm you are traveling with the required number of batteries to last the duration of your flight. Carry the statement with you, rather than in checked baggage.

If you do not intend to use your FAA approved POC during flight, you may bring it on board, and are not required to travel with 150% of battery life for the duration of the trip.

Approved POCs

The following POCs are accepted on Delta, Delta Connection and the Delta Shuttle®.  If you do not see your POC listed, please contact OxygenToGo®  at 866-692-0040 for approval.

  • AirSep FreeStyle
  • AirSep Focus
  • AirSep Freestyle 5
  • AirSep LifeStyle (Modified) *Sticker required
  • Delphi RS-00400 (EVO Central Air)
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare iGo
  • Inogen One
  • Inogen One G2
  • Inogen One G3
  • Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox
  • Invacare SOLO 2
  • International Biophysics LifeChoice/ lnova
  • Labs LifeChoice
  • Invacare XPO2
  • Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator
  • Oxus RS-00400
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse
  • Precision Medical EasyPulse 3
  • Resmed AirCurve 10V Auto w/Resmed Power Station II
  • Respironics EverGo
  • Respironics SimplyGo
  • Respironics Trilogy 100 Model RSP1054260
  • SeQual Eclipse
  • SeQual eQuinox
  • SeQual Oxywell
  • SeQual SAROS
  • VBox Trooper

Devices listed can be used onboard without medical approval, provided you have an independent power source (battery) that is compliant with airline requirements.

Customers traveling with one of the listed assistive devices must also have 150% of their actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you may choose to use the device as a carry-on item.

If you do not see your device listed, please contact our accessibility assistance line at 404-209-3434 for approval.

CPAP, BI-PAP and VPAP

MFR. 



APPROVED MODELS

LABEL REQUIRED?

DEVILBISS


Bi-level S - DV55D (without optional humidifier)


No


HDM


Z1 CPAP


No


INTELLIPAP


Auto DV54D-HH (without optional humidifier)


No


PHILIPS RESPIRONICS


A30 (without optional humidifier)


No


RESPIRONICS


DS 100, IN 101


No


RESPIRONICS DREAMSTATION


DSX 200, 400, 500, 600 and 700


No


RESPIRONICS DREAMSTATION


AHX 200, 400, 500, 600, 700 (models ending in H11 or T11 are acceptable without optional humidifier)


No


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR


150P, DS 150S, IN 151S, AU151S


Yes


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR PLUS


DS 250S, CA 251S, IN 251S, AU 251S


Yes


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR PLUS


DS 200, DS 200S, IN 201, IN 201S, 260P, AH 260S, DS 260S, 261P, IN 261S, LA 261S, 261CA, CA 261S, GB 261S, FI 261S, SE 261S, ES 261S, PT 261S, 267P, CN 267S


No


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR PRO


DS 450S, CA 451S, IN 451S, AU 451S


Yes


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR PRO


FR 365S, 460P, AH 460S, DS 460S, 461CA, CA 461S, 461P, IN 461S, AU 461S, HL 461S, LA 461S, GB 461S, FI 461S, SE 461S, ES 461S, PT 461S, DE 462S, 466P, JP 466P, DS 400S, IN 401S


No


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR AUTO


DS 550S, CA 551S, IN 551S, AU 551S


Yes


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR AUTO


FR 465S, 500M, 560P, AH 560P, DS 560S, 561P, 561CA, CA 561S, IN 561S, AU 561S, LA 561S, GB 561S, FI 561S, SE 561S, ES 561S, PT 561S, NO 561S, DE 562S, HL 564S, FR 565S, 566P, JP 566S, 567P, CN 567S, 568P, FR 568S, DS 500S, DS 510S, DS 510W, IN 501S, IN 511S


No


RESPIRONICS REMSTAR AUTO A-FLEX


550P


No


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP PRO


DS 650S, CA 651S, IN 651S, AU 651S


Yes


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP PRO


Pro 660P, AH 660S, DS 660S, 661P, IN 661S, LA 661S, 661CA, CA 661S, FI 661S, SE 661S, ES 661S, PT 661S, NO 661S, 667P, CN 667S


No


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP PLUS


DS 600


No


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP AUTO


DS 750S, CA 751S, IN 751S, AU 751S


Yes


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP AUTO


Auto DS 700S, IN 701S, 760P, AH 760S, DS 760S, 761P, AU 761S, IN 761S, LA 761S, 761CA, CA 761S, GB 761S, FI 761S, SE 761S, PT 761S, NO 761S, 762P, DE 762S, 765P, FR 765S, 766P, JP 766S, 767P, CN 767S


No


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP AVAPS C-SERIES


1060485, 1060486


No


RESPIRONICS BI-PAP S/T C-SERIES


1061420, 1061421


No


RESPIRONICS SYNCHRONY


LA1029756 (This device approved for use above 10000ft and should be stowed for taxi, take-off and landing)


No


RESMED


Air10


No


RESMED ​AIRSENSE


10 Elite (S10 Elite with Integrated Humidifier), 37020, 037019, 37021, 37023, 37024, 37025, 37043, 37243


No


RESMED ​AIRSENSE 10 AUTOSET


37028, 37029, 37031, 37032, 37033, 37064, 37065


No


RESMED S8 AUTOSET


33105, 33138


No


RESMED S8 AUTOSET II


33129, 33141, 33150


No


RESMED S8 AUTOSET C


No


RESMED S8 AUTOSET VANTAGE


33112


No


RESMED  S8 AUTOSET SPIRIT II


33130, 33136, 33143, 33144, 33145, 33146, 33147, 33148


No


RESMED  S8 AUTO 25


26104, 26105, 26125, 26126


No


RESMED  S8 COMPACT


33030


No


RESMED  S8 ELITE


33021


No


RESMED  S8 ELITE II


33039, 33045, 33062, 33072, 33073, 33074, 33075


No


RESMED  S8 ESCAPE


33001, 33007, 33013, 33036, 33060


No


RESMED  S8 ESCAPE II


33048, 33051, 33052, 33053, 33054, 33061


No


RESMED  S8 LIGHTWEIGHT


33032


No


RESMED  S8 LIGHTWEIGHT II


33055


No


RESMED  S8 RESPOND


33125, 33137


No


RESMED  S9 AUTOSET


36005, 36015, 36025, 36105, 36115, 36125, 36145, 36205, 36225, 36245, 36265, 36305, 36304, 36325, 36345, 36365


No


RESMED  S9 ELITE


36003, 36013, 36023, 36103, 36113, 36123, 36143, 36203, 36223, 36243, 36263, 36303, 36304, 36343, 36363


No


RESMED  S9 ESCAPE


Without optional humidifiers attached or wireless modules enable


No


RESMED  STELLAR


150


No


RESMED  VPAP AUTO 25


26101, 26121


No


RESMED  VPAP IV


No


RESMED  VPAP S 


26119, 26120


No


RESMED  VPAP ST


26110, 26122


No


RESMED  VPAP IV ST


No


SOMNETICS INTERNATIONAL 


Transcend family of CPAP devices


No


Please contact us at 404-209-3434 at least 48 hours in advance for clearance to travel with a respirator or ventilator.

Devices listed can be used onboard provided you have an independent power source (battery) that is compliant with airline requirements and fits in an FAA- approved storage location. Customers traveling with one of the listed assistive devices must also have 150% of their actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you may choose to use the device as a carry-on item.

Manufacturer

Care Fusion (Formerly Viasys)

Devilbliss

Mediq Tefa

Newport

Puritan Bennett (Covidien)

Respironics

Approved Models

Pulmonetics - LTV 800, LTV 900, LTV 950, LTV 1000, LTV 1100, LTV 1150, LTV 1200, LTMII, SprintPack

6910DPR

Vivo 40, Vivo 50

HT50

LP10, LP20, LP6/+

Trilogy 100, Trilogy 200

Label Required?

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Delta permits the use of portable dialysis machines onboard without medical approval provided you have an independent power source (battery) that is compliant with airline requirements. 

Customers traveling with one of the listed assistive devices must also have 150% of their actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you may choose to use the device as a carry-on item.

Please call our accessibility assistance line at 404-209-3434 to confirm that you’ll have the needed number of batteries to bring this device on your flight.

Devices listed can be used onboard without medical approval provided you have an independent power source (battery) that is compliant with airline requirements and fits in an FAA-approved storage location.

Customers traveling with an assistive device must also have 150% of their actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you may choose to use the device as a carry-on item.

If you do not see your device listed, please contact us at 404-209-3434 for approval.

Pumps and Suction Devices

MANUFACTURER

APPROVED MODELS
LABEL REQUIRED?
ART INSTITUTE

Power Smile, KS-700

No

LAERDAL

78 00 00

No

MEDTRONIC

Paradigm Insulin Pump - MMT-722 (Note: If device is equipped with the MiniLink Transmitter (MMT-7703), RF transmit function must be turned off during takeoff/landing.)

No

NUTRICIA

Flocare Infinity

No

SHINEI

Smile Care KS-1000

(NOTE: This suction device should only be used above 10,000 feet when larger electronics are allowed to be used and turned off during taxi, takeoff and landing)



No

SMITHS MEDICAL

vCADD Duodopa-1400

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Legacy 1-6400

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Legacy PCA-6300

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Legacy Plus-6500

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD MS 3

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD MS 3  7400

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Prizm 6101

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Solis

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

CADD Solis VIP

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

Deltec Cozmo Insulin Pump-1700

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

Deltec Cozmo Insulin Pump-1800

No

SMITHS MEDICAL

Prizm Plus-21-6101

No

SUNRISE MEDICAL-DEVILBISS VACU-AIDE

7305D, 7305P, 7310P, 7314P-D

No

Electric Field Therapy (EFT) devices are devices that use a low intensity electrical field to treat cancer.  Delta has approved 2 devices for onboard use:

  • Novocure (trade name Optune) Model: NovoTTF-100A, which is approved for use during all phases of flight. It is limited to 2 spare batteries on domestic flights, properly packaged in your carry-on. No spare batteries permitted on international flights.
  • Novocure (trade name Optune) Model: NovoTTF-200A, which is approved for use above 10,000 ft. only. Should be stored appropriately for taxi, takeoff, and landing.

Customers traveling with an assistive device must also have 150% of their actual flight time in battery life, regardless of how long you may choose to use the device as a carry-on item.

For optimal safety and health, always carry your medication with you in your carry-on baggage, rather than in checked baggage. Our galleys are not equipped to refrigerate or store medication and Delta employees are not permitted to assist in administering medication. If your medication requires refrigeration, please plan to travel with a personal cooling method like an insulated travel cooler. You can store this under the seat in front of you. Like a wheelchair or other medical device, we can also help stow your cooler at the front or back of the aircraft if space permits. Your method of cooling must meet all FAA requirements.

Outside of typical carry-on baggage restrictions for liquids, the TSA allows larger amounts of medically necessary liquids, gels, and aerosols in reasonable quantities for your trip, but you must declare them to security officers at the checkpoint for inspection. It is recommended, but not required, that your medications be labeled to facilitate the security process.  The final decision rests with the TSA supervisor on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.  Please visit TSA.gov, opens in a new window for more information.

Although we are aware of various state laws that allow medical marijuana possession, the TSA has stated that possession of marijuana, even medical marijuana, is illegal under federal law and that it will refer customers traveling with marijuana to law enforcement authorities. Accordingly, we do not allow customers to transport marijuana on our flights.

IV Devices and Other Medications Requiring Needles

If you use needles or syringes to take medication, you are permitted to carry on your medication and syringes in your carry-on baggage as long as you also have medication that has a prescription label identifying the medication and a manufacturer's name or pharmaceutical label. Bring your prescription information that associates these medication, syringes and other medical equipment to you. 

You may use an IV at your seat as long as its use does not interfere with or have the potential to interfere with the deployment of the overhead oxygen masks or create an unreasonable risk to the safety of customers or crew members. You must be able to use the IV device to administer medication without the assistance of any airline employee.

Please alert the cabin crew if you have used any needles during flight so they may provide you with a medical sharps disposal container.