henpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4667 times:
My wife (6 months pregnant) will fly MEX-DFW-SLC on AA and SLC-MEX on DL. Is there any problem for her to fly? I mean, won´t there be any issue with the airlines? should we get a written permission from her gynecologist?
kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8684 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4609 times:
What did AA and DL say when you asked them? The rules vary between airlines around the world so it is best to ask each airline directly(although in my experience when it is a single pregnancy with no complications most airlines don't have a problem at 6 months.) Also, check with your travel insurance provider what their stance is on pregnancy as many insurers don't want to cover it past a certain point because of the potentially high costs. Travelling without insurance when pregnant is probably the biggest potential problem for many travellers ( yet strangely it is one that they often don't think about)
Couldn't find the info on the AA website ( couldn't even find their 'search'function) but DL says
We don't have restrictions for pregnant women, so you don't need a medical certificate to travel.
However, keep in mind that ticket change fees and penalties aren't waived for pregnancy. If you're traveling after your eighth month, it's a good idea to check with your doctor to be sure it will be ok
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BrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 631 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4180 times:
I've been on multiple flights with my pregnant wife without problems, although never past 3-4 months or something.
If I remember correctly, most airlines will allow pregnant women without restrictions until a certain number of months (7? 8?), then will only allow them based on written permission from their gynecologist.