A few weeks ago, there was a topic here about what customers do when they need supplemental oxygen while on board. Anyway, since airlines charge X amount of dollars per bottle of medical oxygen, it can get pricey.
has had to divert while enroute due to customers who intentionally bought less medical oxygen than they needed, thinking they'd save some money and that "they'd be ok" since they weren't exerting themselves.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of these diversions were related to oxygen customers not being able to breathe.
Note: AS has recently changed their oxygen procedures to take customers' own desires out of the equation and leaving the number of bottles ordered up to their physician to avoid this very problem.
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Comments made here are my own and are not intended to represent the official position of Alaska Air Group