Travelling While Pregnant

Our guide to travelling while pregnant

We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable travel environment for women who are carrying a child. To make this possible, we recommend all pregnant passengers consult their doctor before making travel plans with us – particularly those who are in their third trimester.

If you're pregnant and planning to fly with us, please view the below information surrounding pregnancy requirements for travelling on Tigerair services, including where medical certificates from your doctor or midwife are required. For further clarification, please reach out to us using our Customer Contact Centre any time before your day of departure.

The following details must be included on your medical certificate from your doctor or midwife and must be dated no more than 10 days prior to travel for each leg of your journey:

  • Your estimated due date
  • Whether you have a single or multiple pregnancy
  • Confirmation of the absence of complications
  • Your fitness to fly for the duration of the flight(s) booked

Your medical certificate will be sighted at check-in and during boarding, so please keep it with you at all times.

Tips for flying while pregnant

Whether you're zipping from Melbourne to Canberra or taking a cross-country flight from Sydney to Perth, it's important to prioritise your health when you're pregnant and on the go. Here's a few tips to remember:

Drink plenty of water– Due to the air circulation of commercial aircrafts, we recommend that you pay close attention to your water intake while onboard to avoid dehydration.

Pack an extra snack – You can purchase snacks and refreshments onboard most of our flights, but it's always a good idea to pack a travel-friendly snack, such as a muesli bar or a piece of fruit.

Move around the cabin – When the captain turns off the fasten seatbelt sign, take the opportunity to get up and stretch your legs. This will help regulate your blood flow and reduce the chance of clotting, which can sometimes occur if seated for too long.

Ask for assistance– If you need a helping hand at any time during your journey with us, please do not hesitate in asking one of our staff members.

Special assistance for pregnant passengers

To best prepare for your journey, please see our flying with special needs and assistance guide, which has everything you need to know about the accessibility of our aircrafts. If you require additional assistance during your flight, let us know at the time of your booking or reach out to our Customer Contact Centre as soon as you can. Our staff usually need five days' notice to accommodate for special needs, so please don't delay in contacting us.

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