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Can I travel when I'm pregnant?

Iberia allows pregnant women to travel, although, like the other airlines which are members of IATA (the International Air Transport Association) we recommend that you do not travel during the last month of pregnancy and up to 7 days after giving birth.

In some cases, medical authorization must be carried for travelling. Further information

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Are there restrictions on carrying food/drink on board or in the checked in luggage?

Most countries have restrictions on the types and quantity of liquid you may carry in your hand baggage through security at an airport. This includes gels, creams, pastes, and liquid foodstuffs such as jam and jelly. Solid foods are allowed on board but your destination may restrict the types of food allowed into the country.
Remember the regulations concerning liquids in the hand baggage.

With respect to the checked in luggage, food and beverage may be included provided it is well packed and in unbreakable containers to prevent any accident (bottles, perishable and fragile goods travel and other customer's responsibility). The airport staff may refuse to carry such goods if they consider that the article has not been correctly packed.

Animal products (meat, milk and products based on these) may carry pathogenic elements responsible for contagious diseases. There are strict controls and procedures for bringing such food into the European Union and other countries. Check with the appropriate customs department before travelling to make sure that the food you intend to bring in is allowed. For detailed information, click here

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Can I take my baby's food on board?

According to current regulations, passengers travelling with babies may carry baby milk or juices.
Further information

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Can one adult travel with two infants?

Aircraft safety regulations require that if an adult passenger wants to travel with two infants (children under 2 years), they will have to bring along a standard child car seat for one of the infants to travel in. The car seat will be fitted to the seat next to the adult passenger's seat.

The other baby will travel on the adult passenger's lap with the additional seatbelt which will be provided by the crew as has been normal practice until now.

The fare applicable to the infant in the car seat will be the same as that of a child between the ages of 2 and 11 years of age.

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How can I transport my baby?

When you travel with your baby and you take the pram with you, you have two options:

  • Keeping the pram with you until you board the aircraft.
    If you do take it to the aircraft entrance, it may be transported in the cabin when cabin space allows. Otherwise, it will taken by the flight attendants, placed in the hold and handed over at the aircraft door on arrival (where feasible).
    This service is NOT guaranteed at every airport in the Iberia Group network. Certain destinations prohibit the use of passengers' own buggies in the airport. On these routes you will be able to pick up your buggy in the baggage reclaim hall on arrival, and if you are taking a connecting flight it will be checked through to your final destination.
  • Checking it in for free with the rest of your luggage
    If you check it in as hold baggage, it will be collected with the rest of your baggage from the carousels in the arrivals hall.

Iberia, conscious of what travelling with an infant involved, provided the same baggage allowance as for the accompanying adult, as well as a pushchair/foldable buggy or a car seat.
You can also take a bag for their food, drink and items required for the flight.

To make your baby's trip safer, on intercontinental flights, and for babies up to 8 months and 11 kg. maximum weight, Iberia has available a certain number of sky-cots.

These skycots, along with the seats for the adult passengers who accompany the infant, cannot be booked online.

To book a skycot please contact the Iberia office in your country, who will inform you if you will be able to book a seat for yourself in the area asigned to skycots.

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How soon can a mother and newborn baby travel with Iberia?

Iberia permits travel from any time but recommends that premature babies or those less than 1 week old should not travel by air.

Please remember that babies may suffer pain due to cabin pressure changes and that they should be kept well-hydrated.

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