The Ultimate Guide to Flying Pregnant

Helping you plan a safe and comfortable flight when you have your own passenger on board

The Ultimate Guide to Flying Pregnant | Everything first time flying mums should know before take off

Following on from our hugely popular Ultimate Guide to Airplane Baby Bassinets, we have put together our ultimate guide to help mums pre-arrival tackle the airways with confidence.

In this post we will cover:


This post is part of our Flying with Kids series.  We have detailed guides on everything from your first baby flight to how to travel with multiple children, what to pack for the flight and much, much more!


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Safety precautions for flying while pregnant

In a normal, healthy pregnancy there is no reason not to travel by air, in a pressurised cabin.  Healthcare professionals will recommend you take extra precautions such as;

  • staying well hydrated
  • moving around the cabin
  • avoiding salty or gas-producing foods
  • keep the seat belt low on the hipbone

For more general pregnancy travel advice see our pregnancy travel advice home page.

A note on pressurised cabins

One big air travel consideration is whether the cabin is pressurised.  Not an issue at all on large, commercially operated airlines. However, if you need to catch a light aircraft (say to that remote tropical island retreat for your Babymoon, right?) then you need to understand the impact of cabin pressure on your body while pregnant. You can read more on this topic here.


Important Note: Whilst we are experienced travellers, we are not medical experts. Any health concerns during pregnancy should always be discussed with a qualified medical practitioner. Use any health information you find on the web as advisory only!!


How far along can I fly?

This will really depend on your individual pregnancy and airline.  In a multiple pregnancy (where earlier arrival is common) most airlines have a different set of rules, usually restricting flight 4 weeks earlier than single pregnancies. Most airlines will start restricting air travel during your final trimester – around 28 weeks.

See more below on what to do if you do go into labour mid-flight.

Women who suffer badly with morning sickness might find it too much during the first trimester. Consider this too when planning air travel – as someone who has travelled with HG I can tell you it’s among the most unpleasant feelings in life and best avoided if possible!  This post goes into a lot more depth on flying with morning sickness.

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What is a doctors letter for flying pregnant?

The exact name of this document varies by airline, but a doctor’s note (or could be a midwife, health care professional) is a statement of your health and ability to fly while pregnant.

As you’ll see in the comparison chart below, most airlines do not require you to fly with one until the later part of your pregnancy – usually after 28 weeks.  However, better safe than sorry, we recommend from 20 weeks onwards you always travel with one in case you are stopped and questioned.

When you are provided with this letter, REQUEST THAT THE DATES ARE WRITTEN OUT IN FULL.  Remember that 10/12/18 and 12/10/18  can make a very big difference in your due date! Have important dates written in the format “10 December 2018” to prevent any international confusion.

Also, check in the table below if your airline has a specific form that needs filling in and submitting in advance (usually referred to as a MEDIF) or whether a signed and stamped doctors letter presented to ground staff will suffice. English is usually recognised internationally, but if you are flying a foreign airline do check if they have any specific language or translation requirements.


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Pregnancy comfort while flying long-haul

There are a few items I have used flying over three pregnancies and discussed with many other flying mums what they would recommend.  Here are our top 5 items we recommend you look into to improve your comfort travelling pregnant.

Coccyx pillow – help your bottom on those longer flights. I suffered back pain through all my pregnancies and found this really helpful for long journeys.

Compression Socks – No matter what cabin you’re in on the plane, we strongly recommend using compression socks when flying pregnant.  They help promote blood circulation and oxygen flow to avoid blood clots (DVT).

Jill and Joey pregnancy wedge pillow– I’m not a fan of packing more than you need but I know how uncomfortable sleeping can be when pregnant.  Although long-haul flights will come with airline issued cushions, you will find these aren’t thick enough.  We like this one as it comes with a travel bag but there are other equivalent products, best of all you can still use it at your destination too.

Plane leg pillow– we talk about these a lot with children’s flying comfort but there’s no reason some of these products can’t be used for grown-ups too (Note some airlines have banned the use of leg devices; Where these airlines are known we have included in this post).

Collapsible water bottle good no spill, no pressure bottle, fill this in the airport once you’re past security so you’re not hanging out for the crew to offer you a pathetic little cup every few hours.


Most importantly, I recommend treating yourself.  Especially if this is your first, why not use some points or pay a little extra to upgrade to premium economy or business?  That little extra wiggle room can make a lot of difference to your comfort especially on an ultra long haul.


Rules flying with a newborn

As a general rule of thumb, most airlines set a restriction of 7-8 days after birth for safe flying.  This is largely due to babies lung development, but also a general health precaution for both mother and baby – those first few days after birth are critical for both mum and babes recovery.

If you fly before this age most airlines will require some form of release letter from your paediatrician, and for the new mum.

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Don’t forget yourself as well when planning postnatal flights.  Whether it’s a natural birth or caesarean, it can be rather painful in those first few weeks  ‘downstairs’ so you won’t want to be seated for any lengthy period of time.

Flying internationally you will also have that small issue of needing to get your child a passport.  An emergency passport is only issued in exceptional circumstances, going through all the right channels can take you at least a week or two – if not months depending on your circumstances and if you live near a consulate or embassy able to issue passports.

At a minimum, if you’re an expat I’d suggest waiting 6 weeks after birth (we got ours for Baby J in under a month which we thought was really fast!).

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Flying while pregnant; Expectant mothers policy by airline

Here we share with you the expectant mother/pregnancy policy as well as newborn infant policy of 40 airlines, taken from our review of international long-haul carriers.

[If viewing on mobile, scroll right for rules on multiple pregnancies and newborns]

NB: These rules may have changed since we collated this information (June 2018), so please always double check the information with your airline. The relevant section of their website has been linked where possible.

AirlineSingle PregnancyMultiple PregnancyNewborn / new mother policy
Aer Lingus Pregnancy PolicyBefore 27 weeks there are no special requirements. Between 28 to 35 weeks within Europe you must complete an Expectant Mother Travel Advice Form and submit it to special assistance in advance of your flight. After 36 weeks flying is not permitted to Europe. For transatlantic flights the limit is 33 weeks and flying is not permitted from 34 weeks. 48 hours notice of flying is required. Not separately specified. No restrictions on normal delivery infants but recommended you clear travel with your doctor before the age of 2 weeks. Infants born prematurely require medical clearance to fly. They require this clearance up to the age of 6 months, plus the number of days that they were born prematurely. An infant is considered premature if they were born 3 weeks or more before their original due delivery date. 48 hours notice of flying is required.
Aeroflot Pregnancy PolicyIt is advisable to have a doctor’s certificate confirming the satisfactory state of health of the pregnant woman after the 28 th  week of pregnancy or in case of pregnancy pathology. Flying is not specifically prohibited but they advise "special care of passengers health and wellbeing", especially in the last four weeks of pregnancy.As per single pregnancy however the guideline is special care in the last 8 weeks of pregnancy. Take special car of the passengers health and wellbeing in the 7 days after delivery.
Air Asia Pregnancy PolicyGuests between 28 to 34 weeks inclusive must submit an approved doctors medical certificate and must sign a Limited Liability Statement at check in. Over 35 weeks carriage is not permitted.Not separately specified. Reserve the right not to carry infants 8 days and below.
Air Canada Pregnancy PolicyExpectant mothers with a normal pregnancy and no previous history of premature labour may travel up to the 36th week. After 36 weeks you will need a medical certificate stating that you are fit to fly and estimated due date.Not specified. Infants can travel from as young as seven days.
Air China Pregnancy PolicyPassengers who are 32 to 35 weeks pregnant shall provide us with a medical certificate issued by a hospital at the county level or a Grade A hospital of Class II. The medical certificate shall be issued no earlier than 7 days before flight departure (the day of flight departure excluded).Not separately specifiedInfant tickets available from 14 days old.
Air France Pregnancy PolicyMedical clearance is not required but advised. Pregnant passengers should avoid flying during the final month of pregnancyNot specified. Avoid travelling 7 days after birth.
Air New Zealand Pregnancy PolicyRecommended beyond the 28th week you carry a letter from your doctor or midwife saying they believe you are fit for travel, confirming your pregnancy dates and that there are no complications. You can board flights over four hours up to the end of the 36th week or under 4 hours to the end of the 40th week.As per single pregnancy. You can board flights over four hours up to the end of the 32nd week or under 4 hours to the end of the 36th week.Not specified.
Alitalia Pregnancy PolicyIf you are in your last 4 weeks of pregnancy, you must have your attending physician complete a MEDIF not more than 7 days before departure. If you are over 28 weeks and travelling with a companion it is advisable that they are seated next to you.MEDIF required for twin pregnancies.Inadvisable to travel within 7 days after giving birth.
American Airlines Pregnancy PolicyDomestic travel under 5 hours, you will not be permitted to travel 7 days before delivery date. Travel over water or internationally, clearance is required from a special assistance coordinator within 4 weeks of your due date (including physicians note that you've been examined within past 48 hours and fit for flying).Not separately specifiedUnder 7 days old your physician will be required to fill out a passenger medical form from AA special assistance coordinator (mother and child).
ANA Pregnancy Policy Expectant mothers with less than 28 days before their expected delivery date must complete a medical information form, indicating that there are no complications with the pregnancy, no health problems preventing them from flying and stating the due date. This must be issued within 7 days of the flight. If your due date is within 14 days you can only fly when accompanied with a physician. Pregnant woman are handed a "Maternity Mark" at check in. If you are travelling alone airport staff can walk you to your boarding gate.Not separately specified.Babies less than 8 days old are not permitted to fly.
Asiana Pregnancy PolicyUp to 32 weeks there are no restrictions on flying. For single pregnancies, between 32 to 36 weeks a medical certificate will be required to fly, dated no more than 7 days before flying.  After 36 weeks you will need a letter dated not more than 3 days before flying and be given clearance by the airline (though they recommend not flying after 36 weeks).
In addition, they offer expectant mothers a quick boarding service, transportation to the gate, priority baggage collection and on arrival at Incheon International Airport, a cart service to arrivals.  They provide additional amenities including heated socks.  Check in is at a separate pre-mums counter at Incheon or the Happy Moms counter for other International flights.
For multiple pregnancies, medical clearance in advance is required from 32 weeks.The airline recommends that no infant less than 1 week old board a flight due to concerns over ability to regulate body temperature and they may not have fully developed lungs and other body parts.  If you need to travel before 7 days old you must get medical clearance in advance.
Austrian Airlines Pregnancy PolicyPregnant women more than 4 weeks from due date are accepted. A pregnant women should consult her gynaecologist prior to flying.Not separately specified. 7 days after birth.
British Airways Pregnancy PolicyIn addition to pregnancy medical records, a medical letter or certificate from doctor or midwife confirming delivery date and no complications is required for travellers who are beyond 28 weeks pregnant. Travel is allowed up to the 36th week. As per single pregnancy however travel is only allowed up to 32 weeks.Not specified.
Cathay Pacific Pregnancy PolicyMedical clearance is required for passengers beyond the 28th week of pregnancy dated within 10 days of flying. Passengers may not fly past the 36th week. Passengers with complicated pregnancies must complete the airline’s MEDA form and submit it no later than 48 hours prior to planned departure.As per single pregnancy however travel is only allowed up to 32 weeks.Infants cannot travel for 48 hours after birth and a medical clearance certificate is required if travelling within 7 days of delivery.
Delta (no published policy)
No restrictions on flying; no medical certification required.Not specified. No specified.
Emirates Pregnancy PolicyFrom your 29th week you will need a letter from your doctor/midwife. If you do not carry the letter you may not be accepted for travel.  For single pregnancies, travel after the 36th week will only be permitted after clearance from Emirates medical department. For multiple pregnancies, no air travel is permitted from the 32nd week.Travel is not permitted within the first 7 days except for emergency medical treatment with an approved form.
Etihad Airways Pregnancy PolicyDuring the first 28 weeks of pregnancy expectant mothers can travel without a medical certificate. From the beginning of the 29th week until the end of the 36th week mothers need to submit a medical Certificate, written on clinic/hospital letterhead and stamped by Doctor/Midwife. It is valid for 3 weeks provided within the permitted gestation period. Must be in Arabic or English and verified by Etihad check-in Staff. From the 37th week onwards expectant mothers will not be accepted for travel. As per single pregnancy from 29th to 32nd week. From 33rd week onwards expectant mothers will not be accepted for travel. Avoid air travel up to 7 days after delivery.
EVA Air Pregnancy PolicyRecommend travellers bring a Doctors Diagnostic Statement verifying expected confinement to prevent possibility of being denied by airport staff. An expectant mother during the last 4 weeks of pregnancy cannot be accepted as a passenger.
During the last 12 to 4 weeks pregnant passengers must complete a MEDIF within 10 days prior to flight departure.
An expectant mother during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy cannot be accepted as a passenger.

During the last 12 to 8 weeks must complete MEDIF within 10 days prior to flight departure.
A mother within the first seven days after giving birth cannot be accepted as a passenger.
Garuda Indonesia Pregnancy PolicyExpectant mothers of normal health with no complications are accepted up to 32 weeks without restriction (but contrary information states that all expectant mothers should fill in a medical information form and contact reservations). Expectant mothers beyond 36 weeks are not permitted. Pregnancies with complications can be accepted with restrictions; medical clearance must be obtained 7 days prior to the commencement of travel and signed by Garuda’s appointed physician.During the last 12 to 4 weeks must complete MEDIF within 10 days prior to flight departure. Travel within 7 days after birth is not recommended. Premature babies will be treated as MEDA and handled as an incapacitated passenger.
Finnair Pregnancy PolicyWithin Scandinavia permitted to fly up until 38th week. Longer flights until 36th week. After your 28th week you must provide a doctors certificate, to be obtained on or after 27th week. This must be sent to the airline at least one working day prior to travel to the airlineNot separately specified. Permitted on all routes after 2 days old.
Gulf Air Pregnancy PolicyMedical certificate not required up to and including 28th week. From 29 to 36 weeks must have pre-approval from the Gulf Air Doctor within 48 hours of travel. From weeks 35 to 36 a medical escort is required. After 36 weeks air travel is not permitted. Recommended on their website that despite limits stated, all pregnant women carry a letter from their doctor stating estimated due date. If in their opinion they feel you are not fit to complete whole journey you may not be accepted on board. Medical Certificate not required up to and including the 22nd week. From 23 to 32 weeks pre-approval is required prior to travel from the Gulf Air Doctor and must be obtained within 48 hours. From 32 weeks+ air travel is not permitted.Travel is not permitted within one week after birth and you must carry evidence of date of birth.
Iceland Air Pregnancy PolicyExpectant Mothers must be in possession of a medical certificate not issued earlier than 72 hours prior to the commencement of travel in the last month of travel. Not specified other than Doctors Certificate in last month of pregnancy.Not specified.
Hawaiian Air Pregnancy PolicyBetween Hawaii and North America or Internationally, your obstetrician will need to examine you within 48 hours of your scheduled departure and provide a written certificate you are fit to travel if you are within 30 days of your due date. You'll need a medical certificate from your doctor within the state of Hawaii within 7 days of your due date. If you are not in good health or are in distress, then for your safety we may not allow you to board your flight. A Hawaiian Airlines airport customer service agent may consult our medical advisor to determine whether you’re fit to travel. Not separately specifiedWithin 7 days of date of birth you will need a medical certificate if your baby is less than seven days old.
JAL Pregnancy PolicyIn addition to pregnancy medical records, a medical letter or certificate from doctor or midwife confirming delivery date and no complications is required for travellers who are beyond 28 weeks pregnant. Travel is allowed up to the 36th week.As per single pregnancy however travel only allowed up to 32nd week. Not specified.
KLM Pregnancy PolicyIf you have complications you always need to have permission to fly from your physician.
Women that are over 36 weeks pregnant are recommended not to fly.
More than one baby it is recommended you consult your physician first. Discourage flying during the first week after delivery.
Korean Air Pregnancy PolicyLess than 32 weeks there are no special requirements. 32 to 36 weeks you must indicate your term during booking and present a declaration form during check in (from their site). from 37 weeks plus, air travel is prohibited. (Previously advertised pregnancy kits are no longer available from 1 January 2018). At airports in Korea, pregnant passengers may check in at special needs counters. Priority boarding is also available at all airports.Less than 32 weeks there are no special requirements. 32 weeks you must indicate your term during booking and present a declaration form during check in (from their site). 33 weeks or more air travel is prohibited.7 days or older.
Lufthansa Pregnancy PolicyUncomplicated pregnancies can fly up to the 36th week without a medical certificate, however, it's recommended that expectant mothers carry a physicians letter from the 28th week. Beyond the 36th week or any pregnancy with complications must get a certificate from Medical Operations Centre before travelling dated note more than 72 hours before stating medically fit to fly.Uncomplicated twin or multiples pregnancies allowed to fly until end of 28th week. Specific restrictions on newborns could not be found but general practice is that airlines will not accept a child within 7 days of delivery for health reasons.
Malaysian Airlines Pregnancy PolicyPregnancy cases are not accepted from the beginning of the 36th week. If you are travelling during pregnancy you will be required to fill out the Release and Indemnity Form (R&I) during check in.For complicated of multiple pregnancies, not accepted from the beginning of the 32nd weekNot recommended within the first 8 days after giving birth
Qantas Pregnancy PolicyAfter the 28th week you need to carry a medical certificate. The letter must be available upon request. For flights greater than 4 hours you can travel to the end of the 36th week. For flights less than 4 hours you can travel until the end of the 40th week. After the 28th week you need to carry a medical certificate. The letter must be available upon request. For flights greater than 4 hours you can travel to the end of the 32nd week. For flights less than 4 hours you can travel until the end of the 36th week. Medical clearance required if flying within 7 days of delivery date.
Qatar Pregnancy PolicyFor a single uncomplicated pregnancy a doctor’s certificate is required between the 29th  and 32nd  week, and additionally a MEDIF form from the 33rd  to 35th week, boarding will not be allowed beyond the 36th  week. MEDIF forms must be completed between 2 to 7 days prior to the flight.  They suggest expectant mothers should request the bassinet / aisle seat or a seat with a leg rest.A multiple pregnancybeyond the 29th  week and up to the 32nd week requires a MEDIF form to be completed and a doctor’s certificate, they will not take mothers with multiple pregnancies beyond the 33rd  week.Passengers are only accepted from 8 days post delivery.
SAS Pregnancy PolicyUntil 4 weeks before expected delivery there are no restrictions. From two to four weeks before expected delivery a medical certificate is requires, dated not more than 10 days prior and passenger must be authorised by SAS Medical department. The flight cannot exceed 4 hours. Less than two weeks before you will not be accepted on board.Until 12 weeks before expected delivery there are no restrictions. From 8 to 12 weeks before expected delivery a medical certificate is requires, not more than 10 days old and the passenger must be authorised by SAS Medical Department. The flight cannot exceed 4 hours. At least 7 days old.
Singapore Airlines Pregnancy PolicyUncomplicated single pregnancies can travel unrestricted up to 36 weeks, however from 29 weeks you will need to fly with a medical certificate dated not more than 10 days before the first flight. Beyond 36 weeks air travel is not permitted.In the case of uncomplicated multiple pregnancies, you will be travel restricted from 32 weeks. From 29 to 32 weeks a medical certificate must be provided and dated within 10 days of the flight. Beyond 32 weeks air travel is not allowed. Cannot be accepted within the first 48 hours after birth and not recommended 7 days of age or under.
South African Airways Pregnancy PolicyPermitted up to 35 weeks for a normal pregnancy. Beyond 28 weeks gestation must provide a letter from obstetrician, GP or midwife. Medical clearance is only necessary if you are experiencing complications with your pregnancy.Not separately specified. Not specified.
Swiss Air Pregnancy PolicyMothers-to-be whose pregnancy has proceeded without complications can travel up to the end of the 36th week of pregnancy, i.e. up until four weeks before their scheduled delivery date. If you are expecting a multiple birth and the pregnancy proceeds without complications, you can travel on Swiss flights up to the end of the 32th week of pregnancy. From 7 days old.
TAP Air Portugal Pregnancy PolicyPermitted to fly up to 36 weeks or 4 weeks before the expected date of delivery without complications. 28 weeks or more you must carry a medical declaration stating both length of gestation and there are no complications. TAP doctor permission is needed for medium and high risk pregnancy, complications, over 36 weeks, risk of miscarriage. MEDIF (from website) must be completed and confirmed with TAP doctor prior to travel.Up to 32 weeks when travelling with twins, triplets or multiples in an uncomplicated pregnancy. 28 weeks or more you must carry a medical declaration stating both length of gestation and there are no complications.Not specified.
Thai Airways Pregnancy PolicyRecommend expectant mothers beyond the 28th week of their pregnancies to carry a current letter from a physician stating that the pregnancy is uncomplicated and confirming the expected date of delivery. The physician should state that the patient's pregnancy does not prevent her from travelling by air. Single pregnancies can travel until the 36th week of flights less than 4 hours and the 34th week for flights more than 4 hours. Multiple and complicated pregnancies are contra-indicative for travelling long distance by air and the medical approval form is absolutely neededNot recommended during first week of life.
Turkish Airways Pregnancy PolicyAble to fly 1-27 weeks. Weeks 28 to 35 a doctors note is required. Over 36 weeks unable to fly.Mothers with multiple pregnancies can fly up to the end of 31 weeks, with a doctors note required between 28 and 31 weeks. From 32 weeks unable to fly. No babies can fly within 48 hours after birth. If they are less than seven days old and need to fly for medical reasons they must receive medical clearance first that they are fit to travel by air.
United Airlines Pregnancy PolicyNo age restrictions could be found. Not specified. Not specified.
Virgin Atlantic Pregnancy PolicyAfter the 28th week, a doctor’s permission is required. Passengers can travel up to the end of the 36th week. Passengers with complicated pregnancies should contact the airline’s Special Assistance team. Passengers wishing to fly after the cut-off dates can only do so for urgent medical or compassionate reasons if approved by the airline’s medical advisors; if approved, a medical attendant must accompany the passenger.As per single pregnancy. Can travel up to the end of the 32nd week.Not specified.
Virgin Australia Pregnancy PolicyIf you are 28 weeks pregnant or more, you will be required to carry a letter from your doctor or midwife, dated no more than 10 days prior to travel, outlining the estimated due date, single or multiple pregnancies, the absence of complications, and your fitness to fly for the duration of the flight(s) booked. Unaccepted for travel on flights greater than 4 hours after 36 weeks. Any pregnancy with complications requires medical clearance. Multiple pregnancies not accepted after the 32nd week.Medical clearance required within 5 days or normal delivery. Not accepted within 48 hours of delivery.
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What happens if the worst happens? Giving birth mid-air

The ultimate worst case scenario for most expecting mums is what happens if I do go into labour mid-air?  What will the airline do? What is my legal standing for an overseas birth?

This is obviously all very circumstantial, we cannot give you a one-size-fits-all answer to this question as its hugely variable.  Here are links to some articles that may help you understand what has happened in the past and how it might affect you.

Paris to New York Birth

Calgary to Tokyo

Where are they legally born?

Legal citizenship has two elements – where you are from and where you are born.  So this will depend on the “home” country of your airline.  On US airlines, for example, you may immediately be granted US citizenship but flying a British airline you would still need to apply for UK citizenship. It’s a messy area we won’t attempt to answer, get a lawyer!

What Nationality are babies born mid-air

Plane taking off

Will my child get free flights for life? 

This is entirely up to the airline!  There’s no fixed policy on this but some airlines are known to have offered this in the past as a goodwill gesture.

Remember your flight crew will only have basic first aid training.  They will, of course, page for medical professionals on board to help if you do suffer any unexpected complications mid-air but its safest to assume if you have any concerns of complications pre-flight, do NOT board!

Does insurance cover you for mid-air emergencies?

You will need to read the fine print of your policy, but generally speaking, as giving birth is considered to be an “expected event” you would not be covered while travelling for an ordinary labour and birth (hence why they don’t want you flying by the point you’re actually due!).  Going into premature labour, however, is classified as a complication of labour which is typically covered under medical insurance plans.

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Here’s an example of travel insurance coverage for pregnancy 

You will see that pregnancy coverage cuts out for residents of most countries quite far before your due date making late-term pregnancy travel a risky proposition for all concerned.

Have you flown pregnant, or have any updates to the policies mentioned here from recent experience? We’d love to hear from you! Comment below and let us know who are the best and worst airlines when it comes to pregnant flying! 


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