This practice is common also in Europe. On international flights, the
carriers usually refuse women which are 7-8 months pregnant. On
domestic flights I think the practice is to allows flights within 3
weeks of term and a satisfactory statement from a doctor.
I don't think that the issue is "large and pregnant", but of safety
just in case labor or problems arise during the flight. After all,
term is an estimate, and most (70%) give birth within +/- 2 weeks of
If you feel great, and have support from your doctor, fly away...
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