Traveling While Pregnant? Airline Rules you Should Know

by Miguel R. Quinones


When it comes to women traveling while pregnant, there are no universal set of rules for flying. It seems every airline has different requirements and restrictions. However, Travel + Leisure has put together a list of what those rules and restrictions are for some of the world’s most popular airlines, including United, American Airlines and Delta.

After going over said rules, it appears airlines have little concerns about pregnant women traveling before 28 weeks of pregnancy. After that, things get a little tricky. For example, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines require a doctor’s note which, among other things, should certify that a pregnant woman is fit for travel. And once you get to 36 weeks, most airlines will not allow you to travel under any circumstances. Click here for the full list of rules.

If you are traveling while pregnant, make sure to research your airline’s rules for doing so before your travel date and, most importantly, make sure you and your baby are healthy enough for the rigors of airline travel.

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