PHI endorses the advocacy of the following issues and encourages its Members to support them.


Flying While Using a Ventilator
Links to Accessibility/Medical Policies
of the Airlines
Links to Governmental Policies
and Resources
Manufacturers' Certification Letters:
Look for the sticker first.
Sample airline stickers
Click here to submit your Travel Problems and Solutions
Articles About Flying by Ventilator Users
(post-September 11, 2001)

New Air Carriers Access Act and important information about flying with breathing machine. Review the FAQs from the Department of Transportation.

Flying with Ventilation working group under the leadership of Maryze Schonefeld van der Linde, Netherlands, sends letter to European Union Commission. IVUN and Post-Polio Health International sign on in this advocacy effort. (11-8-10)

Successfully Flying (One Way) While Using a Vent

Vent users needing vents during flight denied access on AirTran: READ MORE ...

Other Issues

Competitive bidding, an attempt by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to control Medicare expenditures for durable medical equipment. (Updated 2-28-11)

A Focus on Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities: On Tuesday and Wednesday, January 8 and 9, 2008, in conjunction with Homeland Defense Journal, the National Organization on Disability hosted a national conference, dedicated to addressing the emergency preparedness needs of individuals with all types of disabilities. Review the prepared remarks of Justice Department representatives, discussing the issue on a panel entitled "ADA Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice on Sheltering for Mass Care."

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