Pregnancy and flying

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 you to travel with a certificate from your Doctor. The certificate should state that you have had no complications and your estimated delivery date. We don’t need to see this in advance, but it might be asked for at the airport or onboard. Travel may be delayed or denied if you do not have this if asked.

It is important to remember to include your return date travel within these dates.

After your 36th week, you mustn't fly unless there are mitigating circumstances - which you can find listed below.


Multiple pregnancy

If you're expecting more than one baby and want to travel between your 28th and 32nd weeks, again you'll need to travel with Doctor's certificate stating you've had no complications and your estimated delivery date. Travel may be delayed or denied if you don't have your certificate available if asked.

You mustn't fly after the end of your 32nd week. Please do remember to include your return date in this time frame.


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.


Contact our Special Assistance team

You can call our Special Assistance team on 0344 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

Virgin Atlantic Airways

The Office

Manor Royal

Crawley

West Sussex

RH10 9NU

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