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Airline Guidelines for All Travelers


Friday, October 17th, 2014

We know reading a long list of flight guidelines is so boring and most of people avoid it. But sometime it can create big trouble if you miss them especially, if you’re at the airport.

But as a traveller with special requirements, you need to check out the airline guidelines and be sure you have to carry all the required documents on your air travel. Here we share few things you need to know if you’re a traveller with special needs:

Flying While Pregnant

If you are pregnant and it is absolutely necessary to travel, you need to carry your all medical certificates or documents at all times when travelling. Take a fitness certificate from your doctor to fly clearance and all the documents with details related to your pregnancy.

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Keep in mind that different airlines have different travel policies regarding pregnancy.

Pregnancy DurationGuidelines

Up to 27 weeks — Required to sign liability certificates with the airline
Between 28-34 weeks — Required to produce doctor’s certificate (MEDIF) with clearance to travel
Beyond 35 weeks — Not allowed to travel

Flying With Reduced Mobility

If you are using a wheelchair and planning an air travel, few things you need to keep in mind. Generally, airlines do not allow personal wheelchairs to be brought aboard. They are provided own and stored your wheelchair in the luggage bay. Few of airlines require to fill a medical form (MEDIF) at the time of booking/reservation. It helps the airline to make prior arrangements.

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Some airlines take additional charges for wheelchair assistance, it is better to check all the charges and airline guidelines before booking the ticket. If you are bringing your own wheelchair, you have to inform the airline about the size, weight and type of wheelchair at the time of ticket booking.

Flying With Medical Condition

If you have a medical condition, but need to fly, you have to consult your doctor first and take a doctor’s certificate with fitness-to-fly clearance. Various airlines have different terms for medical conditions traveller. So before making your booking, you should speak with the airline authorities and make sure that you carry this at all time.

Flying as an Unaccompanied Minor/Young Passenger

If your minor kids need to be travel somewhere and helpless to travel alone, you have to check out the airlines guidelines for unaccompanied minor/young passenger. Some airlines do not allow to travel alone for unaccompanied minors (below the age of 12 years), but they allow young passengers (between the ages of 12-16 years) to travel with here parent/guardian signed approval form with the airlines.

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So, if you plan your next air trip and comes under the above conditions, read out the airline guidelines before book your flight tickets. These are common guidelines. Different airlines have different guidelines. So, please check directly with the airlines before you book your ticket.

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