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Flying with babies – Airline charges and regulations 2019

Save stress and save money with Skyscanner's essential guide to major airlines' charges and regulations for flying with babies. Find out how much an infant fare will cost you, the cost to purchase an additional seat for your baby and the number of items that can be carried for free in the hold.
Infant on a plane - find out all about the charges and regulations for baby travel

Skyscanner has created an easy to read guide to the major airlines’ rules for flying with babies to ensure a stress-free experience.

If you’ve ever looked into flying with babies, you’ll know that there are so many variations in the charges and regulations involved with taking your baby on a flight. Different carriers have different rules. Some charge for one thing; while with another it’s free.

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For example, Aer Lingus allows you to carry a stroller and a car seat, but it doesn’t let you book an additional seat for an infant under 6 months. On the other hand, easyJet allows two items to be carried for free in the hold, but you’re also able to purchase a seat for your infant, using their car seat (instead of having to pay for a CARES restraint). Airlines like easyJet also give you free priority boarding, which could make the difference between tears and happiness (or just peace and quiet for everyone – bliss!).

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Check the table below, which explains all the variations parents need to be aware of when flying with babies.

Flying with a baby: airline charges and regulations 2019

Airline you’re flying with Infant charge*: fare & cost of additional seat for infantNumber of items of baby equipment (i.e. stroller) that can be carried for free in the hold*
Aer LingusEurope: €20 (excl. taxes & charges where applicable)
North America: 10% of the adult fare
Option of an additional seat for 6-24 months
Aer Lingus Regional: No baby/car seats allowed in the cabin

1 collapsible buggy/stroller
+
car seat or booster seat or travel cot
Air France
Free on domestic flights within France & within the Caribbean 
90% reduction on adult fare on international flights
Additional seat: 20% of adult fare on short-haul flights or
up to 33% on medium/long-haul flights

On your lap: 1 luggage (except Light fare)+1 stroller+1 car seat

British Airways Infant fare on your lap
Child fare on his/her own seat

1 luggage (excl. Basic Fare)
+two of the following: fully collapsible pushchair, car/booster seat,
travel cot or
baby back carrier
Delta
Free on domestic flights
10% of adult fare on international flights (route dependent)
On their own seat: country-specific discounts may apply
1 stroller + 1 safety seat
easyJet
€31 on adult’s lap
Children <2 years of age must occupy their own seat
Full adult fare

Two of the following items: travel cot, pushchair,  buggy, car seat, collapsible / non-collapsible pram, booster seat, baby back carrier
Emirates
Infant fare on your lap
Child fare on his/her own seat
1 stroller/carry-cot +
Weight Concept: up to 10kg
Piece Concept: 1 extra luggage
Etihad AirwaysInfant fare on your lap
Child fare on his/her own seat

To/from USA and Canada: 1 bag (up to 23kg)
To/from all other destinations: up to 10kg
+ stroller, pushchair, carrycot or approved car seat
Flybe12% of adult fare
1 stroller +1 car seat free of charge (up to 23kg)
Jet2
€29 one way
Full adult fare on their own seat
1 pushchair + 1 car seat, combined weight 10kg
KLMReduced fare1 buggy + 1 car seat + 10kg of hold luggage
Lufthansa
Free on German domestic flights
10% of adult fare on other routes
75% of adult fare on their own seat
1 car seat / folding buggy / pram / a baby seat + 23kg of hold luggage (except Economy Class Light)
Norwegian   
Free on domestic flights
10% of adult fare on international flights (Premium and PremiumFlex tickets)
90% + taxes of adult fare on international long haul
1 stroller + 1 car seat + 5kg of hold luggage
Qatar Airways
10% of adult fare on your lap
Child fare on his/her own seat (on selected routes)
1 stroller / collapsible carrycot / pushchair
Same as adults for infants travelling on child fare
Ryanair  
€25 one way
Full adult fare on their own seat
1 pushchair + 1 car seat / booster seat / travel cot
Thomas Cook Airlines
10% of adult fare
Full adult fare on their own seat
1 pushchair + 1 car seat or travel cot + 10kg of hold luggage (except Economy Light)
TUI Airway
Infant fees dependent on route and length of flight
1 pushchair or 1 car seat + 10kg of hold luggage (package holiday)
Turkish Airlines
€5 approx. (34 TRY) for domestic flights
Child fare on his/her own seat
1 foldable stroller + 10-23kg of hold luggage depending on route
Virgin Atlantic10% of adult fare1 pushchair + 1 car seat + 23kg of hold luggage (except Economy Light)

*Infant  seating on parent’s lap

**Item terminology as is per airlines websites, eg buggy, stroller, pushchair. Please check with your airline for any restrictions on these items, eg foldable buggy.

***Approved car seat is required. Please check with your airline and relevant association bodies (i.e. FAA & JAA).

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*Updated 23 May 2019. Whilst information was correct at the time of publication, we’d recommend that you check the details with the airline or OTA before booking.

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