APH Compares Airline Facilities when Travelling with Infants and Children

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With the school summer holiday period approaching, APH is helping savvy parents plan ahead by comparing facilities available for parents travelling with infants and children on major airlines.


Air Lingus

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Aer Lingus Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Fare: £19 short-haul
  • Fare: 10% of adult fare on flights to the USA

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years

NOTE:

  • Passengers must purchase one seat at child fare if travelling with 2 children regardless of age
  • If both children are under 6 months, infants require an adult each to accompany them
  • Cabin crew will heat baby food and bottles for babies and small children
  • Use of travel cots for long-haul flights are subject to availability and require basinet seats for use
  • Bassinet seats for long-haul flights are subject to availability and require pre-booking
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under 2 years
  • Aer Lingus does not accept reservations for unaccompanied children under 12 years of age for travel on Aer Lingus scheduled services
  • Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 years or older
Yes:

  • Request 24 hours in advance

NOTE:

  • Airline will heat up bottles and food on-board
  • Baby changing facilities are available on all of aircrafts
  • Not available


Air Canada

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Air Canada Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Fare: 10% of the adult fare when on lap
  • Only one infant per adult

Child:

  • Aged 2-12 years
  • Bassinet is available on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight for bassinet is  10kg’s
  • Passengers must reserve bassinet 48 hours prior to flight
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  Yes:

  • Request in advance
  • Children meal’s must be ordered 18 hours prior to flight

NOTE:

  • Formula, breast milk, juice and baby food (in small containers) are permitted
  • Children’s meals are only available on international flights or Business Class ticket holders only in North America
Yes:

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Air France

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Air France Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • May travel on lap at no cost

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years

Cost:

  • 15% on short-haul flights
  • 33% on medium and long-haul flights of adult fare
  • Bassinet is available on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight for bassinet is  10kg’s
  • Maximum length for bassinet is 70cm
  • Passengers must reserve bassinet 48 hours prior to flight
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the two years
  • N/A
  • Passengers must request children’s meals 24 hours in advance

 

NOTE:

  • Available only on flights over 2.5 hours
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

  • Not available


American Airlines

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

American Airlines Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Fare: 10% of the adult fare when on lap

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Fare: 25% of adult fare

NOTE:

  • Must have one seat at child fare if travelling with 2 children regardless of age
  • Bassinet is available upon request

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 9kg’s
  • Cannot request bassinet in advance
  • Available on a first-come first served basis
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years

 

  • N/A
  • No infant meals available
  • Bottles, breast milk and juice can be brought into the cabin
  • Airline will heat up baby food on-board

 

  • Nappy changing shelves are available on all transatlantic and India flights

 

  • Not available


Atlantic Airways

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Atlantic Airways Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Fare: 10% of the adult fare when on lap

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Fare: 50% of adult fare
  • N/A
  • N/A

 

  • Passenger must request a child’s menu in advance

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available

 


British Airways

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

British Airways Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Fare: 10% of the adult fare when on lap
  • 6-23 months may have own seat at child fare

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age 2 years

 

  • Children travelling in different cabin classes without parents must be over 12 years
  • Request in advance

 

NOTE:

  • Parents may bring own meals for infants (unopened in sealed jar) and can be warmed up on-board
  • Tinned baby food available on selected flights
  • Bottle sterilising or providing sterilised water on-board is not available
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

  • Not available


Cathay Pacific

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Cathay Pacific Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

 Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years

NOTE:

  • Must have one seat at child fare if travelling with 2 children regardless of age
  • Bassinet is available upon request

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 12kg’s
  • Maximum length is 76cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • Request in advance

 

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Delta Air Lines

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Delta Air Lines Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years travel free of charge
  • Infant may have own seat at child fare
  • There is a 10% tax and fee on all infant international flights

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years

NOTE:

  • Must have one seat at child fare if travelling with 2 children regardless of age
  • Limited to 2 infants per adult
  • Bassinet is available upon request on selected aircraft

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 9kg’s
  • Maximum length is 66cm
  • There is a limit of 2 bassinets per aircraft
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • Request in advance

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Emirates

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Emirates Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all aircrafts

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 11kg’s
  • Maximum length is 74cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • Complimentary strollers are available when arriving at Dubai Airport
  • Infant meals are available on selected flights
  • Children’s meals are available on all flights
  • Nappy changing shelves are available onboard all long-haul flights
  • Not available


Etihad

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Etihad Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

 Child:

  • Aged 2-12 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all aircrafts

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 10kg’s
  • Maximum age is 10 months
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • Inflight nanny is available onboard all long-haul flights

Flying Nanny Activities Include:

  • Arts, crafts & origami
  • Hand puppets
  • Drawing competition
  • Face-paintings
  • Magic tricks
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Infant meals are available on selected flights
  • Children’s meals are available on all flights

 

NOTE:

  • Airline will heat up baby food onboard
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours in advance
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

  • Not available


Iberia

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Etihad Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

 Child:

  • Aged 2-12 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all aircrafts

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 10kg’s
  • Maximum age is 10 months
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • Inflight nanny is available onboard all long-haul flights

Flying Nanny Activities Include:

  • Arts, crafts & origami
  • Hand puppets
  • Drawing competition
  • Face-paintings
  • Magic tricks
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Infant meals are available on selected flights
  • Children’s meals are available on all flights

 

NOTE:

  • Airline will heat up baby food onboard
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours in advance
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

  • Not available


Japan Airlines

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Japan Airlines Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • 10% of adult fare
  • Infant may have own seat at child fare

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • 75% of adult fare
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all aircrafts

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 10.5kg’s
  • Maximum length is 77cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight
  • Infant meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


KLM

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

KLM Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • May travel on lap at no cost
  • Infant may have own seat at child fare

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on selected aircrafts

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 10kg’s
  • Maximum length is 65cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Lufthansa

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Lufthansa Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

 Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 14kg’s
  • Maximum length is 83cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight

 

NOTE:

  • Airline will heat up food and bottles on-board
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Malaysia Airlines

 

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Malaysia Airlines Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Only one infant per adult
  • Bassinet is available upon request on selected aircrafts
  • Baby formula, food and essentials including napkins, bottles and brushes are provided onboard
  • Facilities for heating baby food and sterilising feeding bottles are also available on certain flights
  • Combined weight of the bassinet and baby essentials must not exceed 10kg
  • Strollers as cabin items will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Qantas Group

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Qantas Group Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Only one infant per adult

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 11kg’s
  • Maximum length is 71cm
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • Babies must be at least 7 days old before flying

 

  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight
  • Qantas carries limited baby food, milk, baby bottles and cereals for infants

 

NOTE:

  • Parents may bring own meal for children under 2 years
  • Airline will heat up bottles onboard
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

NOTE:

  • Limited supply of nappies and baby wipes
  • Not available


Singapore Airlines

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Singapore Airlines Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • Only one infant per adult

 Child:

  • Aged 2-12 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on selected long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 14kg’s
  • Bassinets are available on a first-come first-serve basis
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • N/A
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Nappies, disposable bibs, feeding bottles and baby wipes are available onboard all long-haul flights

 

  • Not available


Swiss Air

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Swiss Air Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years
  • 10% of adult fare

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum age is 8 months
  • Maximum weight is 11kg’s
  • Infant seat belts are available onboard for babies under the age of 2 years
  • Newborns less than a week old need to have a health certificate prior to flight
  • Children’s meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight
  • Infant meals must be requested 24 hours prior to flight

 

  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Thai Airways

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Thai Airways Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

Child:

  • Aged 2-11 years
  • Bassinet is available upon request on all long-haul flights

 

NOTE:

  • Maximum weight is 10kg’s
  • Maximum age is six months
  • Maximum length is 67cm
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)
  • Not available


Virgin Atlantic

AIRLINE

AGE RESTRICTIONS AND COST

IN-FLIGHT FACILITIES

STIPULATIONS

CHILDREN’S MEALS

CHANGING FACILITIES

DEDICATED CHILD FREE ZONE

Virgin Atlantic Infant:

  • Aged under 2 years

 Child (aged 2-11 years)

  • Bassinet is available upon request on all long-haul flights

 

Dimensions of Bassinet:

  • Premium Economy and Economy on the A340-300 and B747-400 aircraft:
  • Maximum weight is 9kg’s
  • Maximum length is 74cm

Premium Economy and Economy classes on the A340-600 and A330 aircraft:

  • Maximum weight is 11kg’s
  • Maximum length is 76cm

Upper Class on the A340-300, A340-600, A330 and B747-400 aircraft:

  • Maximum weight is 11kg
  • Maximum length is 75cm
  • Babies must be at least 48 hours old to travel on any Virgin Atlantic flight
  • Passengers travelling in Economy can bring personal car seat as long as they have booked a seat for infant

 

  • The car seat must display the following labels:
  • EU approved labelling
  • Australia / New Zealand approved labelling
  • FAA approved labelling
  • Canadian approved labelling
  • Passengers travelling in Premium Economy and Upper Class are unable to use car seats as the seats in the cabin have airbags fitted in certain aircrafts
  • Infant meals must be requested in advance

 

NOTE:

  • Airline will supply hot water to heat food and bottles on-board
  • Nappy changing shelves (depending on aircraft)

 

  • Not available



*All children regardless of age must hold a valid passport on all international flights
* All prices correct as of June 2015

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