Medical assistance

Do you need to transport and/or use medical equipment? Should you inform the company of your health status to fly? In this section you will find all the information you need.

General terms of use of medical devices

Please notify Air Europa at the time of booking or no later than 48 hours before the flight leaves regarding the transport of medical equipment on board to check the respective policy.

If you are travelling with medication and/or vital medical equipment, you can take carry them free of charge in a single bundle under 23 kg, in addition to the baggage allowance allowed in your fare.

In order to ensure that medication or medical equipment is considered vital, unless a different standard is specified in subsequent sections, you must have a certificate issued by your doctor within 10 days of the scheduled flight departure date confirming that it is essential that you carry this medication or equipment.

Medication or medical equipment must be carried separately from the normal baggage allowance in order to facilitate identification at check-in.

The use of medical devices is not allowed in emergency rows.

If it is permitted and you need to use the medical equipment, it may be carried:

  • Under the seat in front
  • In the seat next to yours. This last option means paying the amount of an additional seat on the flight.

If it is not going to be used or is not allowed to be used during the flight:

  • Under the seat in front
  • In the luggage compartment
  • In checked baggage. They must be completely protected to avoid any accidental activation.
  • In the seat next to yours. This last option means paying the amount of an additional seat on the flight.
 

At Air Europa, we do not require a medical certificate for the transport of a POC, provided that it is not for use during the flight. 

If it needs to be used during the flight, you will need a medical certificate issued within 10 days prior to the flight's departure. The document must provide the following information:

  • The user who needs to use the POC is able to understand the warnings on the POC and to act appropriately without assistance.
  • Whether it needs to be used during part or all of the flights on the itinerary.
  • The maximum oxygen flow rate in litres per minute corresponding to the pressure in the aircraft cabin under normal operating conditions.

Below, you will find the models authorised for transport and use on board:

  • "Focus" - AirSep
  • "FreeStyle" - AirSep
  • "FreeStyle 5" - AirSep
  • "LifeStyle" - AirSep
  • “RS-00400” - Delphi Medical Systems
  • “Oxus RS-00400” - Delphi Medical Systems
  • "iGo" (Model 306DS) - DeVilbiss Healthcare Inc.
  • "Inogen One" - Inogen Corp.
  • "Inogen One G2" - Inogen Corp.
  • "Inogen One G3" - Inogen Corp.
  • "Inogen One G4" Inogen Corp.
  • "LifeChoice" - Inova Labs
  • "LifeChoice Activox" - Inova Labs
  • "Invacare SOLO2" - Invacare Corp.
  • "Invacare XPO2" - Invacare Corp.
  • "Independence" - Oxylife
  • "Respironics EverGo" - Respironics Inc
  • "Respironics SimplyGo" - Respironics Inc
  • "SeQual Eclipse" - SeQual Technologies Inc
  • "SeQual SAROS" - SeQual Technologies Inc
  • "EasyPulse" - Precision Medical
  • "LifeChoice" - International Biophysics
  • "SeQual eQuinox" (model 4000) - SeQual Technologies Inc.(Caire)
  • "SeQual Oxywell" (model 4000) - SeQual Technologies Inc.(Caire)
  • "VBOX Trooper" - VBOX Incorporated.
 

In order to use your respiratory assistance device, you must have a medical certificate issued within 10 days of the flight's departure and it must be fitted with a dry/gel battery. However, if it is not going be used during the flight, no certificate will be required.

The following types of devices will not be accepted:

  • Any powered by wet batteries.
  • Any that require electrical outlets during the flight in order to function.
  • Any that may cause electromagnetic interference.

The device may be transported under the seat in front or on the adjoining seat. This last option entails paying the cost of an additional seat on the plane. If you want to transport it in the hold, it must be completely turned off and protected to avoid damage or accidental activation.

Transporting oxygen devices (cylinders) for personal use, including those containing compressed oxygen and liquid oxygen, is not permitted on Air Europa flights.

Such cylinders may only be carried, both in hand luggage and checked baggage, if the regulating valve is disconnected, leaving the cylinder completely empty. Air Europa must give its prior authorisation at least 48 hours before departure.

In exceptional cases, with prior authorisation from the Air Europa medical service, medical oxygen will be allowed to be transported and used, provided that it is supplied by a specialised company and it meets the requirements specified by each destination country.

Transporting dry ice in quantities not exceeding 2.5 kg per person is permitted when used to pack perishable substances, provided that the suitcase allows carbon dioxide gas to be released and the items requiring dry ice are identified.

Air Europa must give its authorisation if passengers wish to carry it, both in hand luggage and in checked baggage.

You can carry your medicines in the cabin, provided that they comply with the regulations concerning operational security, airport security and dangerous goods.

You must carry any medicines on your person, separated from your hand luggage and checked baggage, for quick identification at check-in.

If the medicines require a medical authorisation or prescription, always carry it with you.

Syringes and all other injection instruments are not on the list of prohibited items in the cabin. They will therefore be accepted in the cabin and in the hold. However, in order to be able to insert hypodermic needles in the cabin, a medical certificate must be presented at the time of check-in.

Travelling in a stretcher on Air Europa flights is subject to prior authorisation by the company. The interested party must contact Customer Service at least 7 working days before the flight's departure in order to process the request and consult availability and cost. Medical authorisation will be required to fly.

The passenger who requires the stretcher during the trip must be accompanied by a trained companion to carry out the check-in procedures and to travel with them. Medical personnel do not need to accompany the passenger if they do not require any medical assistance.

However, the medical personnel will be responsible for transferring the passenger from the stretcher where they are being transported to the aircraft stretcher.

The availability of this service will depend on the following:

  • The plane must be stopped for at least 90 minutes.
  • There is personnel at the departure airport to assemble the stretcher.
  • The local conditions of each airport allow for carriage.

Fact Sheet for passengers requiring Medical Authorisation

 

If you require medical authorisation to fly or use medical equipment during the flight, you must complete and send the following document to the email address ssr.ux@air-europa.com to carry out a trip assessment:

Medical fact sheet
SAFETY REGULATIONS AND LIQUIDS

Are you carrying any liquids in your baggage?

Items containing liquids or substances of similar consistency may be carried, with up to a maximum of 10 containers of 100 ml (1 litre in total).

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COMFORT AND WELL-BEING

Child restraint systems

Minors travelling in their own seat may use fastening devices suitable for their age, provided that they are certified and fit the seat. 

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DANGEROUS AND PROHIBITED OBJECTS

Prohibited objects

Blunt, spiked or sharp objects are some of the prohibited items in the aircraft cabin. For more information please see our section on "Prohibited objects". .

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