With a bit of extra care and preparation, women with complication-free pregnancies may fly onboard Royal Jordanian flights.
Important information an expectant mother should know:
Prior to the 30th week of Pregnancy:
- All passengers flying when pregnant should consult their doctors/medical practitioners before traveling and need to submit upon check-in a certified detailed medical report from the attending Gynecologist, written within seven days prior to the date of travel. No need for approval from Royal Jordanian Medical Advisor.
After the 30th week of Pregnancy:
Pregnant women traveling after their 30th week need to submit a certified detailed medical report from the attending Gynecologist written within seven days prior to the date of travel and this report must be approved by Royal Jordanian Medical Advisor. To obtain the needed approval you may contact Royal Jordanian Call Center at : 0096265100000 or you can email our Special Assistance Coordinators at [email protected].
- Pregnant women with multiple pregnancy (twins or more) after their 32nd week will not be accepted to travel.
- All Pregnant women in their 34th week of pregnancy and on forward will not be accepted to travel on board Royal Jordanian flights.
Medical Report Guidelines:
Medical Reports submitted to RJ should have the following:
- Age of the pregnant woman.
- State if the pregnancy is single or multiple.
- State the number of weeks of pregnancy (Gestational age in week ).
- Expected Date of Delivery.
- Any complications during pregnancy.
- State if the pregnant fits to fly.
- Report should be issued 7 days before the travel date.
- All pregnant travelers, or their husband, must complete and sign upon check-in Royal Jordanian’s official “Expectant Mother Indemnity Form”. A copy of this signed Form must be retained by the pregnant passenger and carried with her throughout her trip. She must present the form upon request to any Royal Jordanian staff during boarding, inflight and upon arrival.
Tips to Increase Comfort Onboard
- Be careful with your luggage as heavy lifting during pregnancy should be avoided.
- Wear your seatbelt low around the pelvis.
- Walk around the plane at regular intervals throughout the flight.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the flight and avoid eating “heavy” foods which can lead to stomach cramps through prolonged immobility.