Do all airlines have a standard policy on pregnant women flying with them? I know of Qantas's policies, but would I have to check every other airline to verify they're all the same?
I did a bit of digging and found that the guidelines for airlines vary wildly so need to be checked on a per-airline basis.
A non-representative sample for single pregnancies (multiples are different again):
- Qantas: Medical certificate with specific information required after 28 weeks, and travel allowed up to week 36 (four hour or longer flight) or week 40 (less than four hours).
- Korean Air: Medical certificate issued within 72 hours of departure required after 32 weeks, and travel allowed up to week 36.
- Air Canada: Travel allowed up to week 36. No medical certificate requirements.
- Southwest: Travel allowed up to week 38. No medical certificate requirements.
- Porter Airlines: Medical certificate issued within 24 hours required after 36 weeks, and travel allowed up to 38 weeks.