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Hey everyone --

I am just getting into a bad cycle, and unfortunately, have work travel to New Orleans from this Friday to next Thursday (Aug 9 - 16). Oxygen is my lifesaver, and I'm a little panicked trying to find an oxygen supply while I'm there.

I'm hoping there is someone in the New Orleans area who could spare one M and one E tank for a week? Happy to pay, and I have my own regulator/masks/etc. I really just need an M tank for my hotel room and an E tank for on the go (so I have some nearby meetings if I start to get shadows). I don't want to put anyone out of oxygen that they need, but if someone has a spare I'd be eternally grateful.

Thanks for reading, I'm really sort of desperate at this point. 

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…..perhaps only useful for future reference.....I used Lincare travel program for trips to CA, NV, and OK...delivered E-tanks directly to hotel...same charge as home (WA)….done online...the attached link shows their NO location....

https://www.lincare.com/Location-Map/moduleId/2040/controller/Location/action/LocationList?searchState=LA

NEW ORLEANS - LINCARE INC.
1533 SAMS AVENUE SUITE D
HARAHAN, LA 70123
Phone:504-733-1702
Fax:504-733-1713

 

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Jon

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10 minutes ago, jon019 said:

…..perhaps only useful for future reference.....I used Lincare travel program for trips to CA, NV, and OK...delivered E-tanks directly to hotel...same charge as home (WA)….done online...the attached link shows their NO location....

https://www.lincare.com/Location-Map/moduleId/2040/controller/Location/action/LocationList?searchState=LA

NEW ORLEANS - LINCARE INC.
1533 SAMS AVENUE SUITE D
HARAHAN, LA 70123
Phone:504-733-1702
Fax:504-733-1713

 

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Jon

Thanks Jon, I had called Lincare before and they said they only work with travel patients who are already established patients at one of their other locations. Unfortunately I am a patient with a different company (who doesn't have any NO subsidiary locations). 

Anyone know if you can just check O2 tanks into checked baggage? Kind of a pain in the ass, but without other options I could do it.

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"Anyone know if you can just check O2 tanks into checked baggage? Kind of a pain in the ass, but without other options I could do it."

Absolutely not...they will laugh in your face (been there) ...it's a significant safety issue...

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Try Apria you’ll need a script before they will give you a price sometimes but it’s worth a shot

1510 Kuebel St
New Orleans, LA  70123
United States

+1 (504) 734-0563

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If all this sensible advice doesn't work, maybe you could go for some welding tanks.  If you have a friend there, s/he could pick it up for you, or maybe you could find/make the time.  

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