Travelling with young children and during pregnancy
We can request assistance at the airport if you are travelling alone with young children by contacting us at least 48 hours before you travel.
Children over the age of 2 years are legally required to have their own seat.
On Flybe operated flights, both infants and children may use a suitable car seat on-board.
All car seats and harness used on-board the aircraft must meet the safety guidelines and be pre-approved by the airline.
- The car seat must comply with the following restrictions:
- Only models which meet with the standards set by the CAA are permitted
- The complete operating instructions must be available
- It must be a forward facing model with a single release, 5-point type harness
- The harness must secure the child’s lap, torso and shoulders
- The car seat must be in good repair
- Must be able to be secured to the aircraft seat using the aircraft seat belt
If your child requires a car seat or harness but is over the age of 3 years, please contact us and we will look at making the necessary arrangements on your behalf.
We would not recommend the carriage of babies less than 7 days old or of new mothers who have given birth within the last 7 days.
Please Note: You are unable to use a car seat if your flight is booked with Stobart Air or Eastern Airways. Please check your email confirmation for details of who is operating your flight.
Expectant Mothers information
We are happy to accept expectant mothers on our domestic and international services. There are certain restrictions that apply as outlined below:
Flybe Operated Flights
- Up to 28 weeks into pregnancy - permitted to travel
- 28 to 33 weeks into pregnancy - permitted to travel with valid medical certificate
- 34 weeks onward - unable to travel
A medical certificate can be obtained from a local doctor's surgery or hospital, this should be valid for 3 weeks from the date of issue. Simply bring it with you to the airport and present it at check-in to be able to board your flight.
Furthermore, we do not recommend that either the mother or child travel within 7 days after childbirth. We would usually recommend at least 2 weeks to ensure there are no complications.
Exceptions may be made to allow expectant mothers to travel from 34 weeks on routes operated by Blue Islands only. Please contact [email protected] a minimum of 48 hours before you are due to fly in order to obtain authorisation to travel from the operating carrier. Travel may be refused if there is any concern over the passenger's condition.
Stobart Air operated Flights
On flights operated by Stobart Air, infants are only allowed to travel on the parent or responsible adult’s lap; if you require a harness on these services, this has to be arranged in advance of travel by contacting [email protected]. Car seats are not allowed on board Stobart Air operated flights. It is recommend that infants travel from age 2 weeks
Expectant mothers travelling on a Stobart Air service can travel in line with the Flybe policy as shown above.
Blue Islands operated flights
Expectant mothers travelling on Blue Islands operated services are welcome on board as per the Flybe policy above.
Pregnant women travelling between the Channel Islands and the UK to give birth can travel at any time as long as they have written confirmation from their doctor that this is a requirement
Should this fall within 2 weeks of the due date a suitably qualified nurse must accompany the mother- to-be.
Eastern Airways Operated Flights
For flights operated by Eastern Airways, expectant mothers are accepted for carriage up until the end of week 35 for a single pregnancy and up until the end of week 31 for a multiple pregnancy. A medical certificate issued by a G.P. will be required beyond week 28 to confirm the passenger is fit to travel and there is no medical history to suggest otherwise.
We offer a call back service if you are unable to contact us by email, please provide your telephone number including the area code to the staff member who takes your call.
Contact us at least 48hrs before you travel to register your requirements or to make an enquiry.
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 3080812
Email: [email protected]
If you wish to contact us for any other reason please click here.
When travelling on a flight operated by one of our Codeshare or Franchise partners, we recommend you check the website of the operating carrier for any special assistance guidelines.