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    Hi Ladies,
    i was just wondering how old does a new born need to be before flying domestic and internationally? I've heard as early as a week to 6months to as long as the baby has its injections but no straight answer.
    Has anyone had any experience or know of what is right or wrong?
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    We travel internationally with DD fairly regularly. We first took her on a plane at 2 months, and the youngest that was allowed was one week old. It depends on the airline - Qantas is 1 week.

    So far, no airline has ever checked whether she has had her immunisations but I imagine each airline would have its own policy on this.

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    We've travelled with DD and no one asked. I've also seen several very new babies on board

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    Internationally though I think you'd have to be a few weeks old to go, it would be too hard to get a passport for bubs any quicker than that!

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    I flew with DD3 when she was 10days old which that was what the airline allowed 10days and over..

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    It cannot be if they have had immunisations because that would be discrimination. Not all children are immunised.

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    I travelled with my DD1 domestically when she was 2 weeks old and we didn't even have a Medicare card for her.

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    I have flown with qantas with a newborn

    Here is their policy -
    Healthy newborn babies may travel after 7 days of delivery without medical clearance. We don't recommend you travel within this time. If you need to travel within 7 days of delivery, you'll need to get Qantas medical clearance.
    Taken from here - http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airl...ants/global/en

    Hope that helps

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    As young as a few days after birth. A lot of people that live in places like Nhulunbuy (Gove N.T) delivery their babies at the Darwin hospital and then fly home a few days later they just need to get a clearance letter.

    I don't know about international flights though

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    Thank you all so much for all your replies! Xx
    I'm still curious about International.
    I'm due June 6th and I'm suppose to fly to Hong Kong about July 6th.


 

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