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Airline helps pregnant travellers

09 January 2012 09:20

Pregnant woman are being offered special treatment by Asiana Airlines

Pregnant woman are being offered special treatment by Asiana Airlines

No expectant mother wants to be in the air when the big moment arrives, but one airline is tailoring its service to make sure that pregnant women get a little extra help while they are airborne.

South Korea-based company Asiana Airlines has announced the launch of a "Pre-Moms" service, which will see pregnant women get seats near the on-board toilets, warm socks and prioritised luggage delivery on arrival.

The airline offers the "Pre-Mom" service to women at any stage of pregnancy, but can only allow those at 32 weeks or later to fly if they have a letter of permission from their doctor.

The same airline also offers a "Happy Mom" service, which allows mothers taking long journeys with children younger than two years old to check in at special counters, as well as receive free nursing cover throughout the trip.

Despite the benefits of the services offered by Asiana Airlines, it is recommended that anyone travelling while pregnant, or with any other medical condition, should seek medical travel insurance.