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Pregnancy and flying

To be extra careful that you and your baby aren’t put at any risk by flying, we’ve put together the following guidelines.

As long as you haven’t experienced any complications during your pregnancy, you can fly until your 28th week without needing to tell us. Beyond the 28th week, you’ll need to take note of the guidelines below.


Single pregnancy

If you're expecting one baby and want to travel between your 28th and 36th weeks, we'll need your doctor to fill out a Pregnancy Information Form. Once completed, please send the form through to our Special Assistance team -you'll find the form and address below.

After your 36th week, you must not fly unless there are mitigating circumstances which you can find listed below.


Multiple pregnancy

If you're expecting more than one baby and you want to travel between your 28th and 32nd weeks, we'll need your doctor to fill out a Pregnancy Information Form. Once completed, please send the form through to our Special Assistance team - you'll find the form and address below.

You must not fly after the end of your 32nd week.


Travelling after the cut-off date

For travel after the 36th week for single pregnancies or after the 32nd week for multiple pregnancies, we can only carry you for urgent medical or compassionate reasons, and only on approval from our medical advisors. We may also ask that a suitable medical attendant accompany you.

Please contact our Special Assistance team on 0844 412 4455 for more details.


Pregnancy information form

As outlined above, you’ll need your doctor to fill in this form if you wish to fly beyond the 28th week of your pregnancy.

This form is in PDF format. If you do not already have it, download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free now.

If you can’t download the form, just give our Special Assistance team a call on 0844 412 4455 and they will send it to you by post (bear in mind it could take up to five working days to arrive).

Once your doctor has completed the form, please send it to our Special Assistance team:


Contact our Special Assistance team

You can call our Special Assistance team on 0844 412 4455 if you need to discuss this information in more detail, or if you need to let us know about:

  • A complicated pregnancy
  • A recent Caesarean Section delivery
  • A recent miscarriage

Special Assistance