Travelling with an infant or a child

Assistance particulière - familles et enfants Duplicate 1

You are travelling with a baby or a child under 12 years old? Please find out our conditions and advise for a smooth travelling experience with your family!

Your trip


  • 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.
  • Travels on the lap of an able-bodied accompanying adult throughout the flight.
  • To check the bagage allowance for infants, click here.
  • An identity document showing the age of your infant will be requested at check-in and boarding.
  • 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.


  • The baggage allowance is the same as for an adult passenger.
  • An identity document showing the age of your child will be requested at check-in and boarding.
  • 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.

Acompanying adults

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.

Accompanying persons may only have one baby under their responsibility, and may not accompany a person undergoing medical evacuation or requiring special assistance.

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.

Advice to ensure your infant has a pleasant fligh

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 if your infant does not have a blocked nose. If he does, seek your doctor's advice.
  • 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.