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Traveling while pregnant

Notes
  • If you have pregnancy related complications or are at risk of a miscarriage or premature delivery, you must receive approval for air travel from Asiana Airlines in advance for your safety and for safe fleet operations regardless of your pregnancy term.
  • Experts recommend avoiding air travel before the first 3 months of pregnancy and after 36 weeks.
  • When traveling to Saipan, women who are at least 6 months pregnant must prepare a doctor's note (English) that clearly states their pregnancy term and ability to travel by air. The Saipan Immigration Office recommends that women who are 8+ months pregnant avoid air travel.

Information on Air Travel by Pregnancy Term

Less than 32 weeks
pregnant
  • Pregnant passengers without following conditions may travel without restriction: pregnancy-related complications (pregnancy induced hypertension, diabetes, etc.) or a confirmed risk of miscarriage or premature birth.
32-37 weeks pregnant
  • A pledge and documentary evidence must be submitted during the check-in process.
  • Pledge Content: Suitability for air travel, expected due date (including number of weeks), whether or not this is the woman's first pregnancy, presence of labor signs and pregnancy-related complications,
    and cabin precautions must be clearly stated.
  • Additional Submission Items: 1 original copy and 2 copies of the diagnosis or medical certificate that was written within 7 days of boarding
37+ weeks pregnant
  • For your safety, we are unable to allow you to board the aircraft.
  • For multiple pregnancies, boarding is prohibited starting from 33+ weeks of pregnancy.

Information on Using Travel Services During Pregnancy

Eligibility
  • Pregnant passengers traveling alone
Quick Boarding
Process Service
  • Service Details
    • Priority boarding
    • Priority checked baggage claim at the arrival city
  • Applicable Routes
    • All international flights
Long-haul flights
Sleep socks provided
  • Service Details
    • To minimize discomfort for pregnant passengers on long-haul flights, soft sleep socks are provided by Asiana for your comfort.
  • Applicable Routes
    • US, Europe, Sydney routes
  • Service Location
    • Dedicated counter at the departure city airport for applicable routes

Service Application

Present your maternity notebook at the Traveling While Pregnant/Happy Mom/Family counter at the airport to apply for service.

*Please use the Happy Mom counter at the airport for all international flights aside from Incheon Airport.

Service Guide
Service Guide

Region Contact information Business hours (Local Time)
Korea +82-2-2669-8000
(Within Korea : 1588-8000, 02-2669-8000)
International : 05:30 ~ 24:00
Domestic : 05:30 ~ 22:00
Japan +81-3-5812-6600
(Within Japan : 0570-082-555)
Weekday : 08:00 ~ 19:00
Weekend : 09:00 ~ 18:00
China +86-10-8451-0101
(Within China : 400-650-8000)
07:00 ~ 19:00
United States +1-800-227-4262 07:00 ~ 24:00 (Pacific Time)
For all other regions, please contact the local Asiana Airlines branch at the departure cityFor all other regions, please contact the local Asiana Airlines branch at the departure city