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Old 3rd Dec 2012, 21:56   #1 (permalink)

 
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Oxygen is only for emergencies!!

I'm not sure of the veracity of this, but can anyone shed any light?

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Old 4th Dec 2012, 02:30   #2 (permalink)
 
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And how much theraputic O2 should the aircraft have to carry? Isnt Asthma a problem with breathing out and therefore forcing O2 into the airway will only make it worse. The only thing that could help her was her inhaler. Late for the flight surely that is not the airlines fault. My mother needed assistance on flights and arrived in time for the assistance and was treated very well. This woman is just looking for an excuse to sue the airlike lets not pander to her wishes. I am sure if she was in such distress the crew would have noticed that is what they are trained for. Maybe the aircraft should have diverted and the bill given to her.
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Old 6th Dec 2012, 23:55   #3 (permalink)
 
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A little bit of trolling...

So this fine example of good health (note the wrinkles, carefully curled up fingers on the right hand - Smoker? Asthma? Cancer patient?) allows herself five minutes of slack to get to the gate. Knackered and wheezing she puffs her way to the gate. In the same state she believes, incorrectly, she is about to die. She has probably had more exercise eating pies than walking slowly in the last twenty years. But she gets a seat and then writes a clear message to the crew saying she was (incorrectly) about to die. Four hours and a half hours later (and an uneventful return flight ten days later) her quack says she's lucky to be alive.

I smell compo! She's obviously lacking a "no-win-no-fee" lawyer.

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Old 7th Dec 2012, 03:50   #4 (permalink)
 
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Where I used to work we gave oxygen to pax all the time.
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 06:11   #5 (permalink)
 
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And where did you work Rick a Lox plant? How much O2 did you carry?
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Old 7th Dec 2012, 07:55   #6 (permalink)
 
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We generally ensure 21% O2 to all pax and crew...can't always guarantee the pressure though....

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Old 7th Dec 2012, 10:25   #7 (permalink)
 
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Waste of blood organs and in this case oxygen!!
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Old 13th Dec 2012, 14:38   #8 (permalink)
 
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Oxygen is only for crew hangovers
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Old 29th Dec 2012, 11:24   #9 (permalink)

 
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FWIW

at one time someone thought it would be good to have ''an airline within an airline'' to better compete with low cost carriers.

the airline within the airline did not offer oxygen service for routine medical situations.......ie on the one side of the airline, you could request a special bottle of oxygen for a fee, on the low cost side you couldn't.

so, a passenger on the low cost side, shows up with a nice note from her doctor saying she should have oxygen while flying. I called our medical consultation company, spoke with a doctor and made the decission to NOT carry the woman passenger. We made it clear to her that she could get a ticket on the high cost side and pay for oxygen, but the low cost side couldn't accomadate her and she was risking her health by flying without it.. ( we didn't carry animals on the low cost side...but we did carry baby chicks as cargo...and that's another story, especially since baby chick farts can trigger a cargo fire warning, but I digress).

Well, the company backed me up and we didn't carry the passenger. Special medical situations which can be dealt with on the ground, should be dealt with on the ground.

Certainly, if someone who was in reasonable health and then had a problem inflight would be given as much help possible including a medical diversion to nearest best help
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