What do you need to know about air travel?

Although air travel is safe for the majority of people, people with COPD may be at risk due to the decrease in the concentration of oxygen in humidified air.

Some people with COPD may require supplementary oxygen when travelling by air, even though they do not usually need it at home. Your doctor can arrange for a test (High Altitude Simulation Testing) to assess your oxygen requirements when travelling by air.