Pregnant Woman Overnight At Bus Stop With Toddler Because Tigerair Refused To Allow Her To Fly

A heavily pregnant woman slept at a bus stop with her toddler son after Tigerair staff allegedly stopped her boarding a flight from Sydney to Melbourne, despite her having a medical certificate.

Aileen Chand nee Bourke, from Epping in Victoria, travelled to Sydney with her husband Sharneet and two-year-old son Jacob on Friday night for a weekend away before their second child is born in a matter of weeks.

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Aileen Chand claims she was ‘forced to sleep at bus stop’ with her toddler son after Tiger Air allegely refused her entry to a flight, despite having medical certificate. Photo: Supplied

At 34 weeks pregnant, 30-year-old Aileen was required to obtain a medical certificate so she could be cleared to fly from her doctor in Victoria, which the couple did.

The family flew with Tigerair up to Sydney from Melbourne on Friday night with no problems. Photo: Facebook

The family-of-three boarded the TT252 flight from Melbourne on Friday night and arrived in Sydney at 5pm.

“I just wanted to give my wife a nice break before she gives birth to our second child,” Mr Chand, 31, told Yahoo7 News.

Aileen was given this medical certificate from her doctor in Melbourne before she flew out to Sydney. Photo: Supplied

While the couple met up with friends and spent the weekend sightseeing in Sydney, their problems began when they arrived at Sydney airport on Sunday evening.


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