Apologies if this has been asked before but I am looking for some advice regarding flying when 25 weeks pregnant. I want to book a holiday to Sardinia and wasn't sure if I need a certificate from my doctor at this stage? From other people's experience would it be better to get the certificate before I book the holiday or is it ok to get the week I fly?
I am in good health and have had no complications in this pregnancy so far (22 weeks).
I think at 25 weeks you probably don't need a letter yet. But having said that every airline is different and have different cut-off dates so I'd double check just in case. The information is usually fairly easy to find on the airlines website. I've been looking into flying later in my pregnancy and my airline says the letter needs to be dated within 2 weeks of flying-so book first, worry about the lettcloister. But again, double check with your airline
Coincidence! I am 25 weeks and flying to Sardinia on weds! Checked their policy and for a single pregnancy I don't need a letter until 35 weeks unbelievably, but as others said, policies are airline dependant so check before you fly. Enjoy!
You won't need a fit to fly certificate with most airlines at that stage & with most airlines these will need to be dated within a certain time before you fly, I'm out in Portugal at the moment 30+2, I flew out with Monarch at 29+2, I needed a fit to fly letter, & was asked for it 3 times. I read up in advance that with Monarch the letter needed to be in date 2 weeks before your outbound flight, with some airlines however this can be 5 days. At 25 weeks as long as you return before 28 weeks you shouldn't need a letter but would take your green notes as a precaution. HTH
Definitely get a certificate just in case. I flew long-haul at 22 and 25 weeks and they wanted to see it anyway. Dunno if they were just being nosey as their policy is 28 weeks, or if they were just checking my dates.
I flew to Turkey at 25 weeks and back at 26 weeks and didn't need anything from doctor. Midwife just advised me to take pregnancy notes in my hand luggage and to wear flight stockings, drink lots of water and walk up and down the aisle every so often so not just sitting for too long.