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The Airline That Caters To Pregnant Women & Babies ~ Yes It Does Exist!

In 2011, there was quite a bit of hoopla surrounding the airline industry, with lines such as Malaysia Airlines making it crystal clear that babies on board were not welcome and going so far as to actually banning infants on their flights. This news was extremely disheartening to many, myself included. The very idea that children can be actually ‘banned’ from being transported via plane is ridiculous.

Anyhow, there is one airline that is not only embracing infant travel, they are catering to pregnant women and infants!

Asiana Airlines is one out of two major airlines in South Korea and they are offering a special services for expectant moms called ‘Pre-Mom Service’.  According to Yahoo Travel, pregnant women who fly with the airline are treated to seats near the bathroom, warm socks and a special high-priority luggage delivery service upon landing. The line welcomes women who are in all stages of their pregnancy, however if you are 32 weeks or over it is required that you provide written permission from your family doctor.

For women flying with a child under 2 years of age, the “Happy Mom” service, is available on flights longer than 10 hours. Not only will you be welcomed at exclusive check-in counters, the airline also provides a nursing cover free of charge.

How refreshing! Wouldn’t it be nice if all airlines followed suit? Could this be the way of future family air travel?

Source: Babble

Photo: Wikipedia

A mom to two girls and a baby boy, a writer and the publisher of Child Mode. As a lover of style and fashion, Nadia found her ‘niche’ and love of children’s clothing while searching for quality items for her family.

   

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5 Responses to "The Airline That Caters To Pregnant Women & Babies ~ Yes It Does Exist!"

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  1. Melinda

    January 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Socks and a nursin cover are nice but shouldn’t a preg or nursing mom bring the things she ‘ll need. Luggage help is a great perk though.

  2. Carrie

    January 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Sounds awesome. Especially since the last time I flew pregnant I got the last seat on the plane between two fat guys and got so hot that I got sick on the descent and threw up in my mouth twice and had to swallow it because there wasn’t a barf bag at my seat. I then felt like I was going to pass out and the fat guys were hogging both arm rests and oblivious to my discomfort. With my big belly and two guys hanging over into my seat I couldn’t get my water out of my bag under the seat in front of me. And if that wasn’t awesome enough, I had to get on another plane as soon as I got off of that one.

    So yes, I would appreciate a pregnant-flier program. LOL!

  3. Alison

    January 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Finally we’re returned to being human again and having respect for each other. Nothing more than basic manners and not always putting ourselves first!! I hope other airlines do the same!

  4. walkingon travels

    January 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    As a currently pregnant flyer this is a huge leap in customer service. It makes me want to go back to Asia. Now I just wish other airlines would jump on board. Although I have to say, I really don’t want to sit close to a bathroom. They are generally noisy and smell. As we all know, bad smells and pregnant women do NOT mix.

  5. Lisa Wood

    January 5, 2012 at 5:22 am

    Gosh how good would it have been to receive good service when pregnant! I have travelled when I was pregnant (many years ago) with my first and my second boy (I was about 6 months pregnant and then about 8months pregnant) and never had any extra help or services!
    The no waiting would be the best, oh and sitting near the toilets!

    Cheers
    Lisa

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