3 July 2023


Family travel has never been easier: Flying during pregnancy, with babies or minors on private jets

Ease your family travels with Cielo Aviation

One of the nicest ways to experience a private jet charter is to share the journey with your family.

But, as much as travelling with babies, toddlers, or children may sound fun, it can be stressful: toddlers are often scared of flying, some kids have too much energy and extra excitement for the flight, preparations for children-specific needs including dedicated meals, additional carry-on baggage, toys, blankets etc.

So, it is on us to ease the job and let you and your children enjoy the journey. Flying with Cielo Aviation can be comfortable for your entire family, especially for younger passengers.

From pregnancy to flying with newborn babies

Up to what stage can a pregnant woman fly?

All pregnant women should seek their doctor’s advice before planning to fly; the health and wellbeing of the mother to be and the baby are our biggest priority. Most scheduled airlines do not allow travel after 36 weeks of pregnancy, and require a medical certificate after 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Private jet operators usually follow the same guidelines, but there can be some flexibility to fly later if supported by a doctor's letter.

How soon can I fly with my newborn baby?

There are no particular regulations, and you can fly with your newborn baby as soon as you are ready and need to travel and have a valid passport or ID card for your child. If the mother has given birth by Caesarian section, it may be necessary to get a doctor's letter if you wish to fly before six weeks after giving birth.

Flying by private jet with toddlers

At what ages does my child need their own seat on a private jet?

The regulations for private charter flights are the same as for airlines - a baby can travel on your lap up until the age of two years old. Aged two onwards an own seat is required by law. You may prefer to take your child seat or booster seat with you for comfort, or we can arrange to have this in place on your Private Jet.

Most private jets have reclining seats and larger jets have full size beds board, to ensure that you and your child can relax and sleep in maximum comfort on board your private journey.

Entertainment for my child onboard a private jet

Most private jets have an on-board entertainment system. We can arrange for a wide selection of entertainment and music according your child's specific needs as well as for toys and books to be waiting on board to ensure an enjoyable journey with your child.

Meeting the Pilot

Most children love the excitement of meeting their pilot and visiting the flight deck, something they cannot do on a commercial flight.

Can children fly alone when I charter a Private Jet flight with Cielo Aviation?

Yes, at Cielo Aviation we are experienced with flying children whose parents live in different countries or those minors who attend boarding schools away from their homes. However, minors need special procedures before boarding.

Our team will hand you a dedicated form to be filled in by parents or guardians, and the guardian would also need to be present at the airport before the minor’s departure. Our crew will then escort the child on board. At landing, a child’s person-in-charge should contact our team and pick up the minor. Our crew is instructed to take care of the children by focusing on special attention like removing alcoholic beverages from the plane while the minors are on board, providing dedicated catering, entertainment and making sure they feel comfortable throughout the whole journey.

Reasons to choose a private jet for your family travels

When you are choosing to fly private as a family, there are several reasons why flying with children is more comfortable on a private jet than on commercial airlines:

  • Dedicated private jet terminals ensuring a comfortable and stress-free journey;
  • Freedom to move and express for kids more than on a commercial plane;
  • Most of your children’s belongings and toys can be brought inside the cabin;
  • A 100% dedicated crew;
  • Special attention like tailor-made catering and entertainment choices;
  • Meet the Pilot and visit the flight deck.

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At Cielo Aviation, we ensure that you reach your destinations in the fastest, safest and most comfortable way. We offer competitive pricing for Private Jet and Helicopter flights and partner only with accredited and certified operators.

We believe in personal service, tailoring everything to the needs of your requirements. We guarantee a single point of contact throughout your journey to ensure everything goes exactly according to your plan.

Contact us on +39 02 87 157 524 or by e-mail at charter@cielo-aviation.com to start planning your next flight.

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