A Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) is a machine that takes normal room air and, using a series of sieves, filters, and a compressor, removes nitrogen from the air, increasing the oxygen content of the resulting air to up to 96%. JetBlue will allow individuals the use of certain POCs during flight.
Note: A POC is not to be confused with a compressed oxygen tank which Customers are strictly prohibited from carrying on any JetBlue aircraft.
While some of our aircraft have in-seat electrical power, it's not available for POCs; therefore, customers must have an ample supply of fully charged batteries plus 50% extra battery time for the flight to cover any unforeseen delays.
Customers that need additional oxygen while traveling must provide their own POC in order to travel. Please see additional clarifications here regarding POC travel.
All of the following requirements must be met to travel with and use a POC on a JetBlue flight:
It is recommended the customer(s) carry with them any POC operating instructions from the POC manufacturer or other written information provided by their healthcare professional regarding the use of their POC.
The documentation should include:
Note: Customers must check in with a JetBlue crewmember at the airport on the day of departure for a boarding pass no later than one hour from departure and present the POC for inspection by a crewmember. Prior to boarding, an airports crewmember must identify the customer traveling with a POC.
Instructions for Onboard POC Use