Customers with special needsPassengers requiring oxygen for travel

Advance notice and medical approval

If you require the use of medical oxygen while travelling on an Air Canada flight, you can:

Please note that canned oxygen (also known as recreational or flavoured oxygen) is not accepted in checked or carry-on baggage.

Regardless of the option you choose, you will need to:

* Air Canada will make a reasonable effort to accommodate requests made within 48 hours. 48 hour advance notice applies also to itineraries between Canada and the United States. 72 hours advance notice is required for certain destinations.

Air Canada oxygen Medipak service

Air Canada's Medipak oxygen fee structure applies to international flights and flights between Canada and the U.S. Fees vary between $220 CAD and $1070 CAD, and are based on flow rate, flight duration and the number of eligible segments in your itinerary. Please call the Medical Assistance Desk for details (see contact information above).

On-the-ground oxygen

Retroactive to June 27, 2009, and for domestic itineraries only (flights originating and terminating within Canada), Air Canada will reimburse certain customers for the oxygen they require for the on-the-ground portion of their itinerary. The portion eligible for a refund includes three hours of oxygen and time between connections.


To be eligible for a refund, your oxygen supply:

Requesting a refund:

Simply send the following information by mail or fax to the address or fax number listed below, within 3 months of completing your travel:

Air Canada Customer Relations

Subject: Ground Oxygen Refund
P.O. Box 64239
R.P.O. Thorncliffe
Calgary, Alberta
T2K 6J7


Receiving your refund:
Your refund will be issued by cheque and will be sent to the mailing address you provide. Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for your request to be processed.

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