|July 13, 2005
For Immediate Release
July 13, 2005, Scottsdale, AZ – Scottsdale based ActiveForever, one of the few dealers in the country allowed to hold inventory and sell the Inogen One Oxygen Therapy System, is proud to announce that the Inogen One has earned certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The certification is expected to go into effect August 11, 2005. Earlier this year the Inogen One was presented with the Oxygen Therapy Product of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan.
“The Inogen One is redefining the oxygen therapy market by not taking the traditional approach…” says Frost & Sullivan research analyst Alpesh Gandhi. “Designed to perform as both a stationary and a portable device, the Inogen One system presents an opportunity for spontaneity and more active life both at home and on the road.”
The FAA approval opens the door to Inogen One users, as they now have the opportunity to travel with their airline of choice. All operators may choose to allow passengers needing oxygen therapy to carry on and operate the portable oxygen concentrators onboard the aircraft. According to the National Home Oxygen Patients Association (NHOPA), there are many requirements for the oxygen assisted traveler when they are using traditional oxygen tanks. There are additional fees for the oxygen user ranging from $75 - $300 round trip, depending on the fees charged for “in-flight oxygen”. Many airlines do not provide in-flight supplemental oxygen and those that do only offer it on jet flights.
Now that the Inogen One is FAA approved, the Inogen user can board the airline with the oxygen system, eliminating the hassle and additional fees of using in-flight supplemental oxygen. It also allows the user to choose almost any airline, in lieu of having only a few to choose from, due to restrictions. It is suggested that passengers using traditional oxygen tanks choose only non-stop flights, due to the extra steps needed to ensure the supplemental oxygen availability for the layover destination and connecting flight. The Inogen One user can choose a non-stop flight with peace of mind, as they do not have to arrange for oxygen during layovers or connecting flights. The Inogen One eliminates these extra steps.
“It’s moments like these that make us literally jump for joy. This defines ActiveForever’s mission to open up a whole new world for people who crave living productive lives. We were excited about the Inogen One from the start for a long list of reasons, and this FAA approval just knocks it over the top.” States, ActiveForever’s CEO Erika Feinberg.
Passengers using the Inogen One Oxygen Therapy system, travel with ease and peace of mind, knowing that they have more flight options and that there are no extra fees, as they no longer have a need to use the airlines in-flight supplemental oxygen. ActiveForever is very proud to be one of the few dealers in the country allowed to hold inventory and sell the Inogen One Oxygen Therapy System. All Inogen orders placed with ActiveForever are shipped second day air at no additional cost to the customer.
ActiveForever is a highly recommended source and leading distributor of over 10,000 unique home and workplace comfort, ADL, mobility and convenience products and prides itself in researching the quality and functionality of the products they carry. Please look for details on the FAA ruling and on the Inogen One Oxygen Therapy System on ActiveForever’s website at www.ActiveForever.com, or call 1-800-377-8033 for more information.
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