Pregnant woman faces flight ban

24 October 2011 15:07

A woman from East Lothian was banned from flying home from a trip to Spain because she was heavily pregnant

A woman from East Lothian was banned from flying home from a trip to Spain because she was heavily pregnant

A heavily pregnant woman from East Lothian, who spent a long weekend in Spain with her parents and daughters, was not allowed to fly back home.

Authorities at the airport in Alicante insisted that Wendy Townsley, 32, must get a medical certificate stating that she was fit to fly, because of which she missed her flight on October 10.

Despite being allowed to fly from Prestwick to Alicante four days before without the certificate, she was not allowed to board the flight from the airport in Spain.

Although Ms Townsley, from Prestonpans, managed to contact her midwife and have the medical certificate faxed to the airport, she missed her flight.

Expectant mothers planning for holidays before their due date might need to take out a comprehensive medical travel insurance policy.

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