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Doctor's note for flying

(7 Posts)
tiggersreturn Thu 09-Jun-11 23:10:41

I'm going to need one of these very soon and have a rather silly question. When the air lines talk about having doctor's permission ie " You may travel up to week 28 of pregnancy with your doctor's written permission. " do they mean consultant, gp or any old dr you can find? (I do the latter for another condition I have).

Hospital have said up to 28 weeks is fine (I'm expecting twins and am high risk for other things) but getting a letter out of them is often difficult and likely to have my name spelt wrong.

Isthreetoomany Thu 09-Jun-11 23:22:06

I've not ever needed to do this, but I would assume it can be from any medical professional as isn't it just confirmation that you are X number of weeks (rather than any more detailed statement about your specific state of health/risk factors)?
So I would imagine confirmation from your GP would be fine.

RingEir Thu 09-Jun-11 23:31:55

I did this recently, and the airline had a form that you fill out and get your gp to sign. Basically it is just to confirm you are 28 weeks or under. I was 31 weeks flying out and 32 coming back, I was quite the novelty on the planesmile

Laura05 Fri 10-Jun-11 08:58:49

I was 29weeks when I flew. I just got a letter from my gp which I had to pay for. No one at the airports even mentioned I was pregnant but then again I only have a small bump.

reallygrumpy Fri 10-Jun-11 09:30:27

Hi, I flew recently and just got a letter from my GP which was fine. You could always call the airline to check what they want.

KittyLilith Fri 10-Jun-11 12:43:25

Hi I flew at 24 weeks last month. I asked my midwife for a fit to fly note and she sorted it out. There was no charge, just had to collect it the next day.

tiggersreturn Sat 11-Jun-11 23:27:49

Thanks for the responses. I'm flying with Aer Lingus has anyone done it with them?

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