When a woman is pregnant, travelling can become a source of worry and stress. Safety and comfort are two of the main concerns for pregnant women planning to travel. And while air travel is often not recommended for pregnant women, it is natural to wonder if flying on a private jet is a safer and more suitable option. In this article, we’ll address this important question and explore the pros and cons of private jet travel during pregnancy. We will also look at what experts recommend about air travel during pregnancy and what extra precautions you should take to ensure the safety of both mother and fetus in flight. If you are pregnant and considering private jet travel, AEROAFFAIRES has the article for you.
What are the advantages of travelling by private jet during pregnancy?
Travelling by private jet during pregnancy has certain advantages for pregnant women, including:
Optimal comfort for a private jet trip:
Private jets are often more spacious and comfortable than commercial aircraft, offering wider seats and more legroom. Some aircraft allow the seat to be fully extended or have beds on board. This can be particularly beneficial for pregnant women who may need to move around regularly and change position to be more comfortable.
Flexibility to satisfy the pregnant woman:
Private jet flights can be planned on request. For pregnant women, AEROAFFAIRES is particularly attentive to their needs. Flights can be scheduled to fit in with the mother’s schedule and minimise inconvenience.
Private jet companies often have higher safety standards than commercial airlines. This is reassuring for pregnant women who are looking to minimise the risks associated with travel. In addition, security checks are quicker and less stressful than those at commercial airports.
Private jets offer greater privacy and intimacy than commercial aircraft. This can be an important consideration for pregnant women seeking to rest, relax or work in peace during their flight.
Guaranteed stress relief:
Travelling by private jet can reduce the stress of air travel, including avoiding queues and delays, and offering faster and more direct flights. This can be beneficial for pregnant women seeking to reduce stress and avoid pregnancy-related complications.
What are the risks of air travel during pregnancy?
Although there are some advantages to travelling by private jet during pregnancy, there are also potential risks associated with this type of travel. Some of the most common risks are
Risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT):
The risk of DVT is higher in pregnant women due to hormonal changes and increased pressure on the pelvic veins. Long periods of immobility, such as during an international private jet flight, can increase the risk of DVT. To minimise this risk, it is important to get up regularly and do light exercise during the flight.
Risk of hypoxia:
Commercial aircraft generally have pressurisation systems that maintain a pressure equivalent to that at an altitude of 2,400 metres. Private jets can fly higher, reaching an altitude of 12,000 metres, which can increase the risk of hypoxia for the mother and the foetus. To minimise this risk, AEROAFFAIRES offers pregnant passengers aircraft with pressurised cabins.
Risk of pregnancy-related complications:
Although every effort is made to ensure an exceptional flying experience, private jet travel can be stressful and tiring. These factors increase the risk of pregnancy-related complications, such as premature labour. Pregnant women should consult their doctor before planning a private jet trip to ensure that their pregnancy is stable enough to withstand the trip.
Other risks of private jet travel while pregnant:
Pregnant women may also be subject to other risks associated with private jet travel, such as
- sudden weather changes
- nausea or vomiting
- the risk of falling and injuring themselves.
Some tips for pregnant women who want to travel by private jet:
Here are some tips for pregnant women considering private jet travel:
Consult your doctor:
Before planning a private jet trip, consult your doctor to ensure that you are fit to travel. Your doctor will be able to give you specific recommendations based on your health and stage of pregnancy.
Plan your private jet trip carefully:
Be sure to plan your private jet trip carefully, taking into account flight schedules, travel times and stopovers. Avoid rushing and tiring yourself unnecessarily by planning overcrowded itineraries.
Inform the private jet company or AEROAFFAIRES :
Before booking your private flight, inform us or the private jet company of your pregnancy. Private jet companies may have special policies for pregnant women and will be able to give you specific advice for your flight.
Pack snacks and drinks that you enjoy:
Be sure to pack snacks and drinks for the trip. This will be especially helpful if you have morning sickness or frequent food cravings. It’s also important to stay hydrated during the flight. The great thing about business aviation is that we customise your flight. Tell us what you like and need on board before the flight and we’ll make sure you have snacks that suit you.
Wear comfortable clothes:
Comfortable clothes are essential for a pregnant private jet trip. Choose loose, comfortable clothing. This avoids compressing your belly, allowing good blood circulation.
Take extra precautions:
During the flight, take extra precautions to ensure your safety and that of your fetus. Avoid sitting for too long. Stretch regularly and use the seat belts provided by the private jet company.
By following these tips, you can travel safely on a private jet during your pregnancy.
How far can you travel in a private jet when you are pregnant?
The answer to this question depends on several factors such as
- the mother’s state of health
- the stage of the pregnancy
- the policies of the private jet company.
In general, most private jet companies allow pregnant women to travel until:
- 36 weeks of pregnancy for domestic flights
- 32 weeks for international flights.
However, some private jet companies may have more restrictive policies depending on
- the duration of the flight
- the type of aircraft used
- the number of hours of flight.
Check their specific policy on private jet travel for pregnant women.
Pregnant? Travel by private jet with AEROAFFAIRES
Ultimately, travelling by private jet during pregnancy can be a perfectly suitable option for some women. It requires careful planning and an assessment of the potential risks and benefits. If you are pregnant and considering private jet travel, talk to your doctor. Then contact the AEROAFFAIRES team. With 30 years of experience, we will be able to accompany you, answer all your questions and reassure you about your next private jet trip. Once your baby is born, you can consult this article dedicated to flying with your family, especially with a baby.
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