Etihad Airways Policies
Etihad Airways desires their guests to have a safe flight. As an expectant mother there is some important information you should know regarding traveling:
• Etihad Airways allows pregnant travelers up to end of 36 weeks for a single pregnancy.
• Pregnant travelers who are expecting multiple are allowed up to the end of 32 weeks.
• If the pregnancy is 28 weeks or more the pregnant traveler will be required to submit a Medical Certificate issued by her Physician, stating fitness for travel, weeks pregnant and estimated due date.
• Etihad Airways recommends travelers to avoid air travel up to 7 days after delivery.
• Etihad Airways advises their guests the following:
(a) Wearing compression stockings and elevating feet during flight as the threat of thrombosis is increased in pregnancy. b) Avoid lifting heavy weights during pregnancy, so particular care should be taken regarding baggage.
Medical certificate for pregnant women:
The doctor’s certificate required for women traveling during pregnancy must adhere to the following guidelines:
• Be issued and signed by the guest’s medical doctor or attending midwife and written on a letter head of the clinic or hospital.
• Be issued within 7days from departure date with the expected date of delivery (EDD).
• Number of weeks during the time of travel.
• State that the pregnancy is single or multiple.
• State that the guest is fit to fly for the time covering the booked flights.
• Be easily understood and written in English or Arabic, local language is acceptable and must be verified, expiry date added in English and stamped using EY station stamp.
• The certificate should be dated within 7 days of the travel date. If return journey falls after this date a separate certificate for the return journey will be required.
Sporting Equipment - GeneralFor detailed information about carriage of sporting equipment and other categories excess baggage charges, please contact nearest Etihad Airways office.
If a child is between 5 and 12 years old (inclusive) and travelling alone they are treated as Unaccompanied Minors (UM’s).
Simply submit a completed form (to be collected from your local Etihad office) at the time of checking in. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years are not permitted to escort UMs and the child must be travelling on a firm ticket (standby or waitlisted travel is not permitted).
After check-in, your child is our responsibility. We guide them through passport control - taking care of all their travel documents - and security checks right up to the flight. At Abu Dhabi Airport we offer a designated UM lounge.
Upon landing, they will be introduced to an Etihad ground host, who will escort them through airport immigration to arrivals and hand them over to the parent or guardian.
Travel with Pets
Etihad airways accepts the carriage of falcons and guide dogs to lead the blind in the cargo hold compartment (on selected flights- please contact local Etihad Airways office for detailed information.) provided that all the necessary health documents and important licenses have been obtained.
Any other animals must travel as cargo and are not permitted within the aircraft cabin or checked baggage.
• Falcons are accepted in the cabin also.
• Guide dogs to lead the blind are permitted in the aircraft cabin for flights from Abu Dhabi to USA and vice versa only provided necessary documents are provided. However they may only be accepted as checked baggage free of charge. (Please contact local Etihad Airways office for detailed information.)
Conditions of acceptance:
• Pets are acceptable only as manifested cargo, except falcons and guide dogs to lead the blind.
• Pets are not accepted on transit flights through Abu Dhabi.
For countries known to prohibit the import/export of animals and birds as checked baggage, please refer to the Embassy concerned.
All animals and birds should travel as manifested cargo via countries that do not allow the importation of animals as checked baggage.
Guests must be informed that these animals must be cleared at the cargo terminal upon arrival where they will be examined by local veterinarian after producing the relevant import and health certificates.
The guest is responsible for providing all the applicable health documents, declarations and permits as required by governmental regulations of the country to which the pet is to be carried.