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All About Travelling Pregnant Or With Kids

Post by staypositive » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:22 pm

Has anyone flown Tiger Airways before while pregnant?

Must you produce a letter from doctor to say that you are fit for travel before your 30th week? If they insist, at which point do they check this? During check-in? How much does your gynae charge for this letter?

Accordingly to their website, this letter is needed from 30th to 35th week onwards. No flight after that. But silent on what they need before 30th week..other than to inform the call centre reservations or they have right to refuse carriage

emm.. have been on hold on their line for 30 minutes now... still counting...can't get through to talk to anyone.

hope someone can help here.

Was on Airasia flight 2 weeks ago, it's simple & easy, hassle-free. Just get the limited liability form either at check-in or on board, sign it and pass back to them.

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Post by schellen » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:24 pm

I flew twice before when I was pregnant with DD1 in 2001 and DD2 in 2009. I didn't have to produce any letter. The 1st time was in the 5th month and the 2nd time was in the 3rd month. However, I flew on SIA and JAL respectively.

From what I understand, airlines will only ask for the letter in the later part of the 3rd trimester. You can still consult your gynae to check whether it's safe for you to travel, especially if he/she thinks you may have a complicated pregnancy.

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Post by MMM » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:37 pm

I flew on CX when I was pregnant. Probably less than 20 weeks only and yet they got me to sign the idemnity letter. :x

Subsequently when I had to go to US, I asked my gynae to just give me a letter certifying that I am fit to travel. It doesn't cost anything as I got him to write it during my visit.

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Post by staypositive » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:59 pm

Thanks for sharing.

I managed to get through and speak to a lady from reservations. Confirmed no letter needed for travel up to 29th week.

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Post by LKVM » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:01 pm

staypositive wrote:Thanks for sharing.

I managed to get through and speak to a lady from reservations. Confirmed no letter needed for travel up to 29th week.


Cool!! all the best have a nice journey!!


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Post by zairaong » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:55 pm

staypositive wrote:Thanks for sharing.

I managed to get through and speak to a lady from reservations. Confirmed no letter needed for travel up to 29th week.


happy for you..
have a safe trip..

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All About Travelling With Kids

Post by jan17_mummy » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:50 pm

Original Title: how to handle baby on plane?

i am going japan end of this month bringing my 14month old baby. can someone advice what to bring and can she take the pressure on plane? how to make her feel comfortable?

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Post by tankee » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:52 pm

pacificer if she is still on it as the sucking will help ease the pressure else gummy sweets.

her favourite security blanket or pillow

and a favourite doll

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Post by SAHD » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:50 pm

Bring her favorite toys. If she can color, bring along colored pencils and paper.

Before the trip, tell your baby what is like to be on the plane. Make sure no surprises for her - at lest she is mentally prepared.

Also let the airline know you need extra seat belt for your child.

Having said that, if the trip is optional, I will advise you not to travel as your child is too young to travel long distance.

You will find more long distance traveling tips here: How We Survived a Trip to Melbourne With Two Children

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Post by Eagle-Ladybird » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:32 am

Mix some whisky into the milk ! :P


just kidding

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