Special Assistance - other medical conditions

Sorry, it's not safe for you to fly if you have any of the following conditions:

  • infectious and/or communicable diseases
  • open fracture of skull
  • fractured jaw with dental wiring
  • pneumonia, if you need a stretcher
  • pregnancy over 34 weeks
  • chicken pox:

Spots which have scabbed = fit to fly and passengers must be in possession of a doctor's letter confirming they are fit to travel. 

Blisters which have not scabbed = unfit to fly

plaster casts

  • should be loosely fitted to allow for bodily expansion in flight
  • must have been fitted for at least 48 hours before you fly
  • if you have a full leg plaster, and are able to bend at the hip but not at the knee, you'll need three seats. Please contact us for further details. Note: extra seats for medical or comfort reasons must be booked via our call centre
  • a medical certificate is also required confirming the date the plaster was applied and also that you are fit to fly


  • if you are pregnant you can fly with Monarch provided you won't have passed your 34th week of pregnancy by the time of your return flight.
  • if you are 28-34 weeks pregnant, you will need to carry with you a doctor or midwifes certificate of fitness to fly. The certificate will only be accepted if:
  • it is written on the surgery's headed paper
  • it is dated not more than 14 days prior to the start date of your trip
  • it is signed and stamped by your Doctor or Midwife and states that you are fit to fly on both the outbound and inbound flight dates. You will not be permitted to travel without proof that you are fit to fly for both legs of your journey.
  • it states the expected date of delivery of your baby
  • your Doctor or Midwife states that you are in good health, that they are happy for you to fly, and that (in their opinion) there is no reason why you cannot fly
  • new mothers are not permitted to travel for the first 14 days after giving birth
  • new born infants are not permitted to travel for the first 7 days after birth and further restrictions apply if the baby was born prematurely

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