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Holiday Travel Plans Should Bring Excitement, Not Anxiety

Inogen One, Inogen, Inogen One G4, G4, Inogen G4, Inogen G4 coffeecupThere’s no place like home for the holidays. But they say that home is where the heart is…so where is your heart pulling you this year? Is it across the country to be with family? Or maybe it’s down south or out of the country to warm your heart from the cold. Wherever and whenever you define “the holiday season”, there’s no reason you shouldn’t follow your heart this year. Forget the holidays of the past when your medical oxygen requirements forced you to reconsider travel plans, and the prospect of leaving the house stirred more anxiety than it did excitement. With the help of a portable oxygen concentrator, this season you should be free to enjoy the holiday season wherever your heart desires.

All Inogen One oxygen concentrators are small and lightweight. The latest in the product line, the Inogen One G4 system weighs 2.8 pounds, about the weight of a small bag of coffee beans. It is 2.68 inches long, 5.91 inches wide, and 7.2 inches tall, making it compact for carrying. Included with the concentrator is a carry bag with a protective cover and a shoulder strap for easy transporting.

A DC Power Cable makes the Inogen One G4 extremely portable. Stay charged during your car ride to ensure that you have full battery power upon arrival. A single lithium ion battery lasts up to 2 hours and 40 minutes, and a double lithium ion battery lasts up to 5 hours. If you’re planning on traveling by plane or train, the Inogen One G4 complies with requirements for travel and will fit with you comfortably in your seat.

Sometimes the greatest gift for the holidays is simply being together, and Inogen is proud to give that opportunity to so many people who require medical oxygen. If you’re making travel plans this month, consult this guide for traveling with COPD for further information, and it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor or physician about your travel plans, especially if you might need a “fit to travel” signature for commercial travel.

We encourage the Inogen One community and newcomers as well to spend the holidays unencumbered by medical oxygen equipment. Enjoy the gifts of freedom and mobility made possible by a portable oxygen concentrator. This is a time for relaxation and fun, not anxiety and tough decisions. Whether you’re enjoying your holiday right at home or far away, we hope that you breathe a little easier this season.

12 thoughts on “Holiday Travel Plans Should Bring Excitement, Not Anxiety”

  1. Ruth Brewer says:

    How much does it cost?

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Ruth, Depending on the warranty package, the state you live in, and the number of batteries you want, the Inogen One G4 ranges in price from $2,495 to $4,065. An Oxygen Specialist can access your needs and go through the different packages with you. Please call an Oxygen Specialist at 1 (800) 374-9038 to learn more.

  2. Martine Perreault says:

    Is it available in Quebec, Canada?

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Martine, Yes we do have patients in Canada that use our products. Please call an Oxygen Specialist at 1-800-374-9038 to learn more.

  3. Fred Basehore says:

    How do we travel via air to other states for a length of time

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Fred, Using multiple charged batteries allows patients the ability to travel for extended periods of time on planes. Depending on what portable oxygen concentrator you're using and what flow setting you're on you may get up to 10 hours of battery life from one double battery.*

      *Based on the Inogen One G3 double battery on a flow setting of 2.

  4. Robet Swanson says:

    Is the G4 covered under medi care

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Robert, At this time no the Inogen One G4 is not covered under medicare. Depending on your medicare plan, your location, and how long you've been on oxygen, the Inogen One G3 may be covered under Medicare. For more information, please call an Oxygen Specialist at 1-800-374-9038 so that they can review your options. Again, medicare coverage depends on a variety of factors so you will need to speak to an Oxygen Specialist to find out whether or not you are eligible.

  5. Sue Reis says:

    Is it continuous flow?

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Sue, Our portable oxygen concentrators like the Inogen One G2, G3, and G4 are not continuous flow. They are pulse-dose. The only concentrator that we have that is continuous flow is the Inogen At Home Oxygen Concentrator. Please note that the Inogen At Home Oxygen Concentrator is a stationary unit – it is not portable.

  6. Virginia Griffin says:

    What should your spirometer test read before you consider oxygen.
    Please do not call me..

    1. Inogen Inogen says:

      Hi Virginia, Usually medical oxygen is prescribed when your blood oxygen level is less than or equal to 55 mg or your oxygen saturation level is 88% or lower. For more information on oxygen therapy, please visit: https://www.inogen.com/resources/oxygen-therapy-treatment/what-is-oxygen-therapy/

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