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Prohibited Items & Approved POC Policy

The Transportation Security Administration is implementing new security measures including a prohibition of the transportation on board domestic or international flights to or from the U.S. of printer or toner cartridges weighing 16 ounces or more. Accordingly, effective Monday, November 8, 2010, passengers are prohibited from transporting these items in either carry-on or checked baggage.

Visit the TSA web site for a complete list of items. 

  • No household items: bleaches, drain cleaners and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • No flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.
  • No fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • No other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.
  • Wheelchairs - only wheelchairs with certain types of batteries will be accepted. One wheelchair per passenger will be accepted and transported at no additional charge.   Advance notice is recommended due to space limitations on the aircraft.  If a size and nature such that the wheelchair can be loaded onto and transported aboard, both collapsible and electric wheelchairs will be accepted for transport.  For wheelchairs with wet cell batteries, the batteries must be disconnected, and terminals insulated and stored in strong, rigid packaging.  The box must be clearly marked as enclosing such item with arrows indicating the “up” position.  Regulation battery boxes are highly recommended.  Early check-in is also recommended to avoid any delays from the additional processing.


  • Use of e-cigarettes onboard the aircraft remains prohibited at all times. E-cigarettes are not permitted in any checked baggage or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft, as e-cigarettes have been found by the FAA to be a fire risk. 

  • Due to their potential to overheat or cause fire when activated, as determined by the FAA and ICAO, electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers or any battery-powered portable electronic smoking device (“E-cigarettes”) are not permitted in any checked baggage or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft.  Please inform a Cape Air agent if you have e-cigarettes in any of your baggage. Recharging of e-cigarettes and/or the batteries on board the aircraft remains prohibited at all times. 


Spare Lithium Batteries: 

  • Because lithium batteries present a risk of both igniting and fueling fires in aircraft cargo/baggage compartments, spare lithium batteries are not permitted in any checked baggage or in any external baggage compartment of the aircraft.  Please inform a Cape Air agent if you have any spare lithium batteries in any of your baggage. 

  • Spare lithium batteries must be individually protected so as to prevent short circuits (by placement in original retail packaging or by otherwise insulating terminals, e.g., by taping over exposed terminals or placing each battery in a separate plastic bag or protective pouch).  Each battery must not exceed the following: for lithium metal batteries, a lithium content of 2 grams; or for lithium ion batteries, a Watt-hour rating of 100 Wh.

Lithium Battery Powered Self-Balancing Recreational Mobility Devices (“hoverboards”)

  • ‚ÄčBecause of the risk of igniting, these devices are not accepted for transport on any Cape Air flight.  Examples of lithium battery powered self-balancing recreational mobility devices include Airwheel, Solowheel and hoverboard.


No personal oxygen supplies, including oxygen concentrators, are not permitted to be used on board and Cape Air is not authorized to provide medical oxygen. Personal oxygen cylinders may not be carried nor used on board.


For Transport in the 9-Passenger Cessna 402

The following FAA approved POC's are permitted as carry-on items either in the wing locker or on the aft shelf of our Cessna 402s:


- AirSep Lifestyle

- AirSep Freestyle

- AirSep Focus

- AirSep FreeStyle 5

- DeVilbiss Healthcare IGO

- Inogen One

- Inogen One G2

- Inogen One G3

- Inova Labs LifeChoice Activox

- Inova Labs LifeChoice

- International Biophysics LifeChoice

- Invacare XPO2

- Invacare Solo 2

- Oxlife Independence Oxygen Concentrator

- Oxus, Inc. RS-0400

- Precision Medical EasyPulse

- Respironics Ever-Go

- Respironics SimplyGo

- SeQual Eclipse Version 1 or 2

- SeQual SAROS


Please remember the following important information:

• Depending on the size of the unit, the POC might need to be
transported on the aft shelf if it does not fit in the wing locker.
• The battery MUST be removed from the unit during carriage.
• Some units require a screwdriver to remove the battery and that is
the responsibility of the passenger to do so.
• POC's cannot be carried as checked baggage.
• The use of the POC is NEVER authorized onboard the C402.

For Transport in the 46-Passenger ATR-42
Personal Oxygen Concentrators (POCs) which are FAA-approved may be utilized on board at no additional charge.  For use of POCs on board, please note the following information:

  • Cape Air will allow use of all POCs on board that are FAA-approved.
  • POCs that are not FAA-approved may not be operated in flight but may be carried in the cabin with batteries removed if they meet Cape Air’s carry-on size and weight requirements or they may be carried as checked baggage.
  • Customers are requested to contact our Reservations Office at least 48 hours in advance to confirm POC requirements.  Cape Air will make all effort to accommodate all customers unable to provide advance notification.

Customers must:

  1. Provide a signed written Doctor’s statement including (a) that the user has the ability to see/hear/understand the device’s aural and/or visual warnings and is able to take appropriate action, (b) whether the use of the POC is medically necessary for all or only a portion of a flight; (c) maximum oxygen flow rate considering the air pressure in the cabin under normal operating conditions; (d) duration of the expected use of the POC in hours and minutes.
  2. Provide notice at time of check-in and/or at the gate so that all information may be reviewed at the airport prior to boarding.  The POC must be kept by the customer and provided upon request by Cape Air personnel at any time during travel.
  3. Ensure that he/she has ample batteries to power the POC for the duration of the flight plus 3.0 additional hours to allow for unanticipated delays and any ground connection time where the POC is planned to be used.
  4. Ensure that all extra batteries are properly protected from short circuiting by either (a) having recessed battery terminals or (b) packing them so that the batteries do not contact metal objects including the terminals of other batteries.
  • Failure to meet the requirements will result in denied use of the POC during travel.  Customers planning on traveling with POCs are solely responsible for advising Cape Air as soon as reservations are confirmed regardless of whether the reservations were made through a travel agent, on the internet, through Cape Air, or via any other means available in order to confirm specific requirements and to provide the airline with required information.
  • When connecting to or from any flight other than an interline or codeshare partner, the customer is responsible for notifying and making independent arrangements directly with the other airline.
  • POCs are assistive devices for customers with disabilities.  As such, they do not count toward carry-on or checked baggage limits.
  • Cape Air is not liable for POC equipment failures, failure of the batteries that power the POC, or any other losses or damages alleged by the customer or any other person arising out of the use or possession of the POC, unless caused by the gross negligence or willful misconduct of Cape Air.

Oxygen Cylinders provided by Cape Air or its vendors or codeshare partners may also be utilized.  This service is limited and subject to availability.  For oxygen cylinders provided by a codeshare partner, please refer to that airline’s contract of carriage for specific requirements.  A service charge may be assessed for this service.   Customers’ personal oxygen cylinders can not be transported or used onboard any flight as per FAA restrictions.  Oxygen cylinders provided by Cape Air is subject to the following conditions:

  • Compliance with regulations of all countries within the flight itinerary where oxygen is to be used;
  • A medical certificate from the passenger’s physician is provided to Cape Air certifying the need for in-flight oxygen, stating whether any special conditions or assistance are required, and providing the maximum usage per hour and the oxygen flow rate per minute at 10,000 feet altitude;
  • Oxygen equipment is available and can be positioned at the boarding city of the passenger requiring it;
  • Passenger must provide Cape Air at least 48 hours’ notice to request oxygen services and will also be required to check-in for the flight at least two hours on International flights and one hour on Domestic US flights before the planned departure.  Cape Air will make reasonable efforts to accommodate passengers who fail to meet any of these requirements, but will not be obligated to do so.
  • Service fees apply for each flight segment where oxygen is required.
  • The passenger will not be assigned a seat in a row with, behind or in front of an emergency window exit.
  • To the extent possible, passengers receiving or requesting in-flight medical oxygen service will be given boarding priority on Cape Air in the event of an irregular operation.  Re-accommodation of the passenger on another carrier will be subject to that carrier’s requirements and capabilities to provide oxygen as they apply to the existing circumstances;
  • Cape Air is not liable for failure to provide this service when such failure is beyond its control.

REMEMBER: This list is not all-inclusive. Carrying dangerous goods aboard an aircraft violates U.S. Federal Law. (49 U.S.C. 5124).

For more information, see our full Travel Policy.

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