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This section has been developed to assist our passengers in their quest for trouble-free air travel. We hope you find this information useful. If you have any additional questions please call us at 954-359-9942
Personal Medical Oxygen Owned by the Passenger

Island Air Charters will only accept AirSep Lifestyle and Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) Units as a source of medical oxygen onboard Company aircraft while in flight under the following conditions:

1. The passenger must notify the Company a minimum of 24 hours in advance of their departure informing the Company of their intention to travel with medical oxygen;

2. The passenger must produce a prescription or letter from a licensed physician that indicates:

a. the passenger has the physical and cognitive ability to see, hear and understand the device's aural and visual cautions and warnings and is able, without assistance, to take the appropriate action in response to those cautions and warnings;

b. whether or not medical oxygen is necessary for that passenger for all or a portion of the duration of the trip:

c. specifies the maximum oxygen flow rate corresponding to the pressure in the cabin of the aircraft under normal operating conditions.

3. The passenger must sign a release from liability for the Company prior to boarding the aircraft with the POC;

4. The passenger must allow Company employees, representatives, agents, flight crew and specifically the Pilot in Command the opportunity to examine the prescription or letter written by the prescribing physician whenever queried and requested;

5. Only the AirSep LifeStyle Portable Oxygen Concentrator and the Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator units will be permitted on Company aircraft;

6. The passenger must carry with them a sufficient quantity of batteries to power the device for the duration of the oxygen use specified in the user's physician statement, letter or prescription, including a conservative estimate of any unanticipated delays;

7. The extra POC batteries carried onboard the aircraft must be packaged in such a manner that they are easily accessible, and sufficiently protected from short circuits and physical damage during transport;

8. Prior to, or during passenger check-in, the Passenger Service Agent is to make a photocopy of the required and signed prescription for Company purposes.

All other passenger supplied supplemental medical oxygen systems are not allowed and will not be boarded.

Passengers who use supplemental oxygen supply units that employ compressed gas cylinders are reminded that compressed gas cylinders are bona fide hazardous material and dangerous goods subject to the transportation requirements specified in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations and/or the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Island Air Charters is not authorized to transport compressed non-flammable gas in its aircraft.

Transporting Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods

Currently, Island Air Charters does not accept, and therefore does not transport consumer products or items that are, or contain hazardous materials or dangerous goods as defined by Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 100 to 185; the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air; or the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Since offering for transport or attempting to transport undeclared hazardous materials on U.S. civil aircraft is itself a felony punishable by up to 5 years imprisonment and a $250,000.00 fine, or both, in these days of heightened security it is imperative that all passengers scrutinize the items they plan on bringing with them before packing. visit the FFA Website

If you have any question concerning a consumer product, or item you plan on transporting on Island Air Charters aircraft, we suggest you make every effort to determine the status of your consumer product or item in advance of your travel day.

Island Air Charters is currently in the process of changing its policy towards transporting hazardous materials and dangerous goods, anticipating FAA approval in the not to distant future which will permit the company to accept and transport properly packaged and properly documented hazardous materials and dangerous goods.

When that approval is granted, instructions will be posted on this website providing explicit instructions to those individuals wishing to transport known hazardous materials on Island Air Charters aircraft.

What Are Material Safety Data Sheets?

A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is a document published by the actual manufacturer of a consumer product or item that contains pertinent information regarding any Health Hazards, Fire and Explosion Data, and Transportation and Regulatory Data associated with the consumer product or item in question. Most manufacturers post MSDS information either on their website where they are downloadable, or by a toll-free phone number available on the actual product itself or on the manufacturer's website, and available via fax.

The MSDS for a specific consumer product or item is the definitive source for determining whether or not the consumer product or item to be transported on an aircraft is a bona fide hazardous material or not

Island Air Charters maintains a catalog containing Material Safety Data Sheets for most commonly carried consumer products. However this does not assure Island Air Charters will have the MSDS for your product or item.

Since Island Air Charters staff are prohibited from boarding any consumer product or item they suspect to be a hazardous material or dangerous good without sufficient documented proof to the contrary, it is strongly recommended that passengers seek and obtain the Material Safety Data Sheet for their consumer product or item well enough in advance of their planned travel day, and have it in hand to present to Passenger Service Agents at check-in.

Passengers (shippers) should know that it is their responsibility to obtain and produce information concerning whether or not a consumer product or item they wish to transport on an aircraft is a bona fide hazadous material or dangerous good. Passengers (shippers) should also know that it is the obligation of the airline to refuse to transport any consumer product, or item it believes might be a hazardous material or dangerous good, without documented proof to the contrary.

If you have any questions concerning a particular consumer product or item you wish to transport, or believe your consumer product or item might be restricted, please call us at 1-800-444-9904 or 954-359-9942, and we will do everything we can to assist you in this matter.

Clorox and Other Bleaches

According to the Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods Regulations, consumer grade Clorox liquid bleach products are not bona fide hazmat or dangerous goods and are therefore not subject to the packaging, labeling and documentation requirements of those regulations. This information has been confirmed on Material Safety Data Sheets produced by the manufacturer for these products.

That said, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has listed "bleach" as an item not suitable for transport in passenger baggage and is therefore prohibited in either carry-on or checked baggage.

Island Air Charters' position with regard to the transportation of Clorox and other consumer grade bleaches is that, if the product is not a bona fide dangerous good and therefore not subject to dangerous goods regulations, and the product's Material Safety Data Sheets are presented "proving" so, the package will be accepted as a cargo shipment if the product is packaged accordingly for transport by air. This means that a plastic bottle of Clorox presented by itself is unacceptable. A plastic bottle of Clorox carried in a passenger's luggage is also unacceptable. However, plastic bottles of Clorox in a good quality sealable box or plastic container, properly oriented with sufficient absorbent material is acceptable and will be transported as cargo.

Remember, transportation of Clorox bleach or other similar products in passenger baggage is strictly prohibited.

Charcoal

Surprisingly, most Kingsford brand "Charcoals" are not charcoal at all, but sawdust and limestone with only a trace of "Char dust." Accordingly, the Material Safety Data Sheets for these "charcoals" state they are not restricted per the U.S. Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Island Air Charters will accept most consumer "charcoals" if the passenger presents the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet for the product to be transported and that MSDS indicates the "charcoal" in question is not a bona fide hazardous material or dangerous good subject to the packaging, labeling and documentation requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Passengers who wish to transport these "charcoals" shall insure the integrity of the package is sufficient to prevent leakage or spillage, and it is recommended that these products be placed in a heavy gauge clear plastic trash bag.