General rules

These special services are only offered to applicants whose flights are undertaken by CSAir exclusively. If passengers have booked connecting flights or round-trip flights that involve other airline companies, please apply to the corresponding companies for similar services.

To know more details about applying for special services, passengers can consult ticket offices directly under CSAir or dial 4006695539 to contact Customer Service Center.

A tip on applying for living organ transportation: Passengers who want to carry donated human organs on board can apply for transportation guaranty directly to CSAir by dialing 95539, or to the Check-in Counter at departure airport.

1.Certificate of Diagnosis

(1)In one of the following circumstances, CSAIR has the right to demand passengers show the Certificate of Diagnosis issued by the hospital recognized by CSAIR and signed by the doctor/physician for the passenger.

a. The passengers carry premature infant incubators on board.

b. The passengers need medical oxygen equipment during flights.

c. Taking the flight poses potential risks to the passenger, or the passenger needs special medical care during the flight.  

d. The passengers have contracted severe infectious diseases but will not infect others if proper preventive measures are taken.

(2) Medical certificates or certificates of diagnosis are needed in triplicate. The patients’ conditions and the results of diagnosis should be written on the certificates by hospitals at county or city level, and the certificates should also have doctors’ signatures and hospitals’ stamps on them. If oxygen tanks on board are needed, things should be noted on the certificates include the required oxygen flow, the medical requirements for the passengers to use medical oxygen, and max oxygen amount and max oxygen flow required per hour during normal flight and under specific cabin pressure.

(3) Preventive measures against the spreading of passengers’ diseases or infections should be stated on medical certificates or certificates of diagnosis. Certificates are effective only when they are written within 96 hours before the flight, or within 48 hours if passengers are seriously ill.

(4) For the disabled passengers, their medical certificates or certificates of diagnosis should be written within 10 days since their journeys start (and new certificates are not required on return journeys). Preventive measures against the spreading of passengers’ diseases or infections should be stated on certificates. Certificates are effective only when they are written within 96 hours before the flight, or within 48 hours if passengers are seriously ill. The medical certificates required for the disabled to prove that they can take the flight safely without medical assistance should be written within 10 days before departure.

2.Boarding Applications of Special (Invalid) Passengers

If a passenger applies for special services during the flights in ticket offices directly under CSAir or customer service center, boarding applications should be offered in paper form.

(1)The passenger who apply for special services should write “Boarding Applications of Special (Invalid) Passengers” in triplicate, which state that the passenger is accountable for conditions like disease aggravation, death, or being harmful to others.

(2)“Boarding Applications of Special (Invalid) Passengers” should be signed by the passenger in person. But if he/she is unable to do so, the signature of his/her families or guardians are also effective.

(3)CSAir is not excused from the liability of loss, damage or death of wheelchairs or service animals that disabled passengers have checked in China-US flights.

3.Accompanying Persons

(1) Accompanying persons should state that they accompany others when reserving seats and their tickets should be bought separately. Accompanying persons and the accompanied disabled passengers should take the same flight.

(2) Accompanying persons should be able to take care of the disabled and help them evacuate in emergencies. Their seats should be next to each other, which is not required only when safety issues are concerned.

Warm prompts:

(1) Passengers are not allowed to board planes with their own equipment of storing, generating or providing oxygen in general, but they can apply to rent medical oxygen equipment provided by CSAir (not for first-aid purpose), and these passengers should reserve seats earlier than 48 hours before departure. At present, CSAir has airborne oxygen tanks only for emergency use while airborne medical oxygen equipment is unavailable, therefore, medical oxygen services are not provided on planes. The ticket prices of passengers using oxygen equipment in flights consist of their personal ticket prices and rental fees of the equipment.

(2) Featured checking-in services (including online check-in, short-message check-in and self-service check-in) are not offered to special passengers or passengers who have to check in with other certificates (including important passengers, injured or ill passengers, disabled passenger, disabled veterans and policemen, pregnant women, unaccompanied aged people and children, passengers in need of special meals and so on). They should check in at the Check-in Counter of CSAir with valid identification documents and other certificates required.