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Our Service Begins With You

At MedFlight911, we offer this promise to each and every one of our valued clients: "Our Service Begins with You."

That means from the moment you call our office we will:

  • Go above and beyond to help and serve you.
  • Make the process simple, easy and worry-free.
  • Take care of every detail so you don't have to.
  • Act as your partner and advocate throughout the process.
  • Treat your patient / loved one like family.
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April 24, 2012

What to Bring with You on Your Air Ambulance Flight

Once a patient has arranged a MedFlight911 air ambulance flight, they often have questions about what they should bring with them for the trip. To help you out, we've put together the following list of some of the items you might want to think about bringing with you during an air ambulance journey:

Your carry-on bag. Space on an air ambulance is limited, so we suggest that each passenger bring only one carry-on bag (the bag should be no larger than 22”x14”x9” – a typical carry-on size).  The amount of luggage that will fit depends of course on the type and size of the airplane, as well as whether there are any passengers accompanying the patient (and how many), and on the number of medical personnel and equipment required to meet the needs of the patient, given his or her condition.

If you have luggage that you need to transport that will not fit on the airplane, we can work with you to find a cost-effective shipping option. (You'll be responsible for the cost of shipping additional luggage.) Discuss your luggage needs with your MedFlight911 transport specialist so he or she can assist you with your luggage options.

Reading material. If you're accompanying a family member on a long air ambulance flight, you may want to bring books or magazines to read yourself or read to the patient.

Electronic devices. Generally, electronic devices (such as digital cameras, iPods, cell phones, computers and DVD players) can be used during the flight. However, we do ask that you check with the flight crew before using any electronic devices in flight.

Pets. We understand that our patients or their family members may be more comfortable if they can travel with their pet. While we can't guarantee you'll be able to bring your pet, we'll do our best to accommodate your desire to travel with your pet (please contact us in advance with your request). If your pet is authorized to travel, it must be current on vaccinations and travel in an approved pet carrier. Your pet won't be allowed out of the carrier during the flight.

Passport or other travel documents. If you're traveling to or from an international destination, the patient and each accompanying passenger will need to bring their passport and any other necessary travel documents.

Medications for passengers. Of course we will bring all of the proper medication and medical equipment necessary to care for the patient during the air ambulance transport.  But sometimes, accompanying passengers may have conditions for which they're taking medication. Don't forget to pack any medication you might need during flight. We also ask that you mention any health conditions you have to the MedFlight911 air ambulance crew, just in case you need medical attention during the flight.

Comfortable clothing.  The temperature on the aircraft can fluctuate.  The flight crew will ensure the patient’s temperature comfort throughout the transport process by adding or removing blankets.  We suggest that accompanying passengers wear layers so you are comfortable during the flight.  (Of course, please notify the flight crew if you need the temperature adjusted.)

There are also a few items you don't need to bring, including:

Drinks and snacks. These will be provided during transit. On long flights, you may be served a meal.

Extra luggage.  Air ambulances aren't equipped to transport lots of luggage. We ask that you limit your baggage to a single carry-on item.

Patient-owned oxygen cylinder.  Only FAA approved and secured oxygen cylinders can be brought on board the airplane; we will bring oxygen and any other medical equipment necessary.

Our goal is to make the air medical transport process and smooth and stress-free as possible. If you have any questions about what you can bring with you on your flight, just ask. We're here to help!


To find out more about MedFlight911's worldwide air ambulance services give us a call at 888-359-1911 or get a no-obligation air medical transport quote here.

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  • S. L. CA

    Thank you for your hard work and tireless effort in getting my father back to CA. I truly appreciated MedFlight911's capabilities in getting him safely back to his home.
  • H. W. GA

    MedFlight911's service was Excellent! I would highly recommend MedFlight911 to anyone. The planning was seamless.
  • Katlin E. OR | Patient

    MedFlight911, I wanted to thank all of you for helping me and my twin boys with our medical transports. Although the trip felt like it was just minutes in length,
  • J. S. CA

    Dear WONDERFUL folks, First of all our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for the professional and compassionate way in which you have embraced our inquiries into your services. Thank you for all
  • F. Z. CA

    We appreciated MedFlight911's professional service from beginning to end. You delivered a high-quality, smooth and friendly service not only to my father but also to our whole family.
  • R. N. Venezula

    One more time I would really like to thank you and your crew for all the help getting my father to Houston.
  • A. R. Brussels

    At this level, one firm among those mentioned above, was offering noticeably a best quote: Medflight911.
  • J. T. KY

    MedFlight911 is fantastic! There is a genuine interest in the customer and the family. Communication was informative.
  • L. C. TX

    Just a note to say thanks for all that you did for our family this past week. MedFlight911 went way over board in helping with JT's transport.
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