Travelling with children
Travelling with children and their baggage is regulated by each airline therefore we advise you to check their conditions. The regulations depend on the age of the child. We’ve prepared a summary of basic information.
Travelling with children up to 2 years of age
- Children are permitted to travel on an adult’s lap or on their own seat (with your own or provided car seat).
- The car seat cannot exceed dimensions of the seat (usual width is 42cm and depth 41cm).
- Some airlines have set limits on number of children on board.
- In an aircraft it is possible to warm up baby’s bottles.
- The transport of baby food is in accordance with safety measures (the escorting adult may be asked to have the baby taste food and drink during check-in).
- A child is entitled one baggage (usually with less weight allowance) and pram/car seat/cot.
- After consulting with staff, you can use your pram right up to the aircraft where the staff will take and put it in cargo compartment and after landing get it ready for you.
Travelling with children aged between 2 and 12 years of age
- Children require their own seat and have the same baggage allowance as adults.
- Most of airlines keep children entertained during the flight and some have special child’s menu.
Travelling of unaccompanied children
If a child aged between 5 and 12 years is not accompanied by a person aged 15 or over, he is transported as “unaccompanied child”. In this case, there must be handed in written confirmation on a special form that the child will be accompanied to the flight departure by a legal guardian and a guardian will collect him in final destination.
The confirmation is required when booking a flight for an unaccompanied child. It is required for infants up to 6 months to have a medical certificate of air travel suitability. For further information on forms, we recommend you to contact your airline directly.
In download section you’ll find documents of Travel Service.
When travelling with children, don’t forget
- Every child has to hold his/her own passport.
- Before the flight, to inform your airline there is going to be a child on board and find out all the details.
- Night flights are suitable for babies because they usually sleep during the whole flight.
- You cannot predict the mood your children are going to be in so be patient and prepared to entertain them (books, toys).
An expectant mother must submit a medical certificate from her gynaecologist that the pregnancy is complication-free and therefore she is able to fly. Pregnant women are accepted for carriage until the end of 36th week of pregnancy.
From 34th week of pregnancy, in case of pregnancy with complications, multiple pregnancy and if any known deviations from normal pregnancy a medical certificate which is not older than 1 week is required. In this case the transport is provided at the woman’s own risk. For further information and forms, we recommend you to contact your airline.
In download section, you’ll find documents of Travel Service.