Families and children

We want you and your family's journey with Air Tahiti to be as enjoyable as possible. Below, you will find all the information you need to plan your infant's or child's travel.

 


Infants (under two-year-olds) get a nearly 90% discount on the full adult fare, not including taxes, airport charges and surcharges.
They travel on the lap of an able-bodied accompanying adult throughout the flight and have no baggage allowance.

Please let us know when booking that you will be travelling with an infant, so that a suitable seatbelt and life jacket can be provided.

If your infant reaches the age of two during the trip, they will be considered an infant on the outward flight and a child on the return flight. Find out the children's discount fare in the "Travelling with a child" tab.
 

Accompanying


To ensure their safety and well-being on board, infants must be accompanied by:

  • A parent (father, mother or guardian), even minor, or,
  • An able-bodied adult (18 or over), provided you complete a disclaimer at check-in.

Each accompanying person may have only one infant in their responsibility.

Read accompanying conditions for an infant if you are pregnant.
 

Priority boarding


Families with young children are the first to board. Please present yourselves at the boarding gate ahead of the other passengers.
 

Travel documents
 

As for all passengers, an identity document showing the age of your infant will be requested at check-in and boarding. So please make sure you are carrying one of the identity documents accepted by Air Tahiti.
 

Advice to ensure your infant has a pleasant flight
 

Before you fly, be sure to pack all the necessary for your infant to have a pleasant time on board.

  • A dummy, biscuit or bottle will help him swallow, preventing earache caused by pressure changes during take-off and landing.
  • Check your infant does not have a blocked nose. If he does, seek your doctor's advice.
  • Carry something to drink and give your infant regular sips. The pressurised air in the cabin is dry and tends to dehydrate.
  • It can also be cold on the plane. Remember to carry warm, comfortable clothes for your infant.
  • Take your baby-changing kit: nappies, baby wipes, etc.
  • Have your infant's important documents, such as his health card, and medication with you.
  • Finally, take his comforter or favourite toy with you. The more your infant is surrounded by familiar things he likes, the better he will feel on board.

 


Children aged between 2 and 12 years get a nearly 50% discount on the full adult fare, not including taxes, airport charges and fuel surcharge, and have the same baggage allowance as adult passengers.

If your child reaches the age of 12 during the trip, he will be considered a child on the outward flight and an adult on the return flight.
 

Accompanying adults

 

To ensure their safety and well-being on board, children must be accompanied by an able-bodied adult (18 or over), with the exception of the child's father or mother, who may be under 18.

If the child is travelling with someone who is not his parent or guardian, the accompanying adult must complete a disclaimer at check-in.

An adult passenger is allowed to accompany up to 12 children, on condition they are not already responsible for an infant, in which case they may travel with one child only. If an infant and more than one child are travelling, there needs to be a second accompanying adult.

Read accompanying conditions for a child if you are pregnant.
 

Priority boarding


Families with young children are the first to board. Please present yourselves at the boarding gate ahead of the other passengers.
 

Travel documents


As for all passengers, an identity document showing the age of your child will be requested at check-in and boarding. So please make sure you are carrying one of the identity documents accepted by Air Tahiti.
 

Advice to ensure your child has a pleasant flight


Before you fly, be sure to pack all the necessary for your child to feel comfortable on board.

  • A biscuit or sweet will help him swallow and prevent earache caused by pressure changes during take-off and landing.
  • Check your child does not have a blocked nose. If he does, seek your doctor's advice.
  • Make sure he has something to drink. The pressurised air in the cabin is dry and tends to dehydrate.
  • It can also be cold on the plane. Remember to dress your child in warm, comfortable clothes.
  • Have your child's important documents, such as his health card, and any medication with you.
  • If your child is not yet toilet-trained, take your changing kit: nappies, baby wipes, etc.
  • Finally, take his comforter with you and something fun to do on board (favourite toy, colouring book, etc.). The more your child is surrounded by familiar things he likes, the more comfortable he will feel on board.

 


Reservation


Children aged 4 to 12 travelling alone must be marked on the booking as Unaccompanied Minors (UM). Air Tahiti staff will look after your child from check-in until arrival at their destination airport.
Minors over the age of 12 may also travel as UMs at their parents' request.
In order to take better account of the needs of children travelling unaccompanied, online booking is not available for UMs. Please book through an agent or use Air Tahiti Telesales on +689 40 86 42 42.

Unaccompanied children cannot be booked on the last flight of the day, unless it is the only flight.

They are traveling using the normal child fare with an additional service charge described below.

The baggage allowance is the same as for an adult passenger. 

Children under four years of age or with a physical or mental disability must be accompanied by an able-bodied adult.
In addition, for safety reasons, unaccompanied children are not allowed on flights operated by Twin Otter or Beechcraft aircraft, due to the absence of cabin crew on these flights.


Service charge


The service charge for an unaccompanied children is 8.4 € per flight. This charge is added to the price of the ticket.
If your child finally travels with an adult, the charge will be refunded until the day before departure. 4.2 € fees per flight will be applied.


Taking care of your child
 

Before departure


Children travelling alone are checked in at one of our airport check-in desks. In order to complete all the necessary formalities for your child's journey, we advise you to arrive at the airport one hour before your flight's scheduled departure time and to check in before the final check-in time.
To enable us to take better care of your child, online and self-service check-in are not available for UMs.

As for all passengers, an identity document showing the age of your child will be requested at check-in and boarding. Please make sure he is carrying one of the identity documents accepted by Air Tahiti. Your child must keep this identity document with him throughout his journey.

An Air Tahiti attendant will ask you to complete a form with your name and contact telephone numbers and those of the person meeting your child at his destination.
For flights to Rarotonga, you must also fill in the immigration form.

The person meeting your child at the airport must be the person nominated on the form and will be required to show formal photographic identification. If the person collecting your child at the airport is not the person named on the form or if he does not present photo ID, the child cannot be handed over to him.
This procedure was put in place to guarantee your child's safety.

It is up to you to provide the person meeting your child at his destination with the necessary information (date of flight, expected time of arrival, flight number).
The person nominated to meet your child must present himself at the airport at the flight's scheduled arrival time.

Once the check-in formalities have been completed, your child will be accompanied to the aircraft by an Air Tahiti attendant, who will hand him over to the cabin crew before the other passengers arrive.

Please check with our staff that your child's flight has actually departed before leaving the airport. That way, in the event that the flight is cancelled, your child will be able to leave with you.

On board

 

Your child will be welcome on board by the steward or stewardess who will be looking after him during the flight. He will be given a seat close to the cabin crew and offered a glass of fruit juice or water.

Below is some advice to ensure your child has a pleasant, enjoyable journey:

Travelling unaccompanied is a real adventure for a child. Before they fly, be sure to pack all the necessary for your child to feel comfortable on board.

  • Depending on his age, a biscuit, sweet or chewing gum will help him swallow and prevent earache caused by pressure changes during take-off and landing.
  • Check your child does not have a blocked nose. If he does, seek your doctor's advice.
  • Make sure he has something to drink. The pressurised air in the cabin is dry and tends to dehydrate.
  • It can also be cold on the plane. Remember to dress your child in warm, comfortable clothes.
  • Pack his important documents, such as his health card, and any medication in his hand baggage.
  • Finally, give him his comforter and something fun to do on board (favourite toy, colouring book, etc.). The more your child is surrounded by familiar things he likes, the more comfortable he will feel on board.

 

Upon arrival at the destination airport


Your child will be the first to disembark from the aircraft and will be handed over to an Air Tahiti attendant, who will accompany him to the person you have nominated to greet him at the airport.
Our attendant will check his identity document and will only hand over the child if the last and first name are identical to those given on the form at check-in.

Travel tips

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