|Quoting FI642 (Reply 5):|
I can smell the abuse already. (not to mention the law suits from folks expiring in flight that never should be flying)
|Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 6):|
The result is that air carriers that provide supplemental medical O2 frequently rely on screening via companies like MedAire to speak directly with the patient's physician to go over their medical history and get their O2 saturation levels before agreeing to a certain flow rate for the customer.
|Quoting Ken777 (Reply 8):|
In terms of oxygen, I believe that the airlines shot themselves in the foot by charging $100 per segment. That's a rather profitable business, but was politically foolish and now they are faced with the reaction.
|Quoting DeltaMIA (Reply 10):|
If the DOT passes this then airlines just will refuse to transport oxygen period, such as many smaller LCC's do anyway.
|Quoting Ken777 (Reply 11):|
With the baby boomers growing older you are also going to see a lot of sleep apnea patients flying long haul and US airlines should be able to handle this situation as easily as QF or BA does.