We’re here to make sure your trip as a family goes as smoothly as possible. Here are some of the ways we make it easier for you:
- You’ll get priority boarding if you’re travelling with infants and children under 5 years.
- For each infant travelling on your booking, you can carry two pieces of equipment made up of either a pushchair, travel cot, and/or car seat free of charge.
- Select your seats online for a small fee so you can make sure you all sit together.
Child seating and car seats
Children under the age of 2 do not need their own seat on the flight, as they can travel on your lap by being added as an infant. However if you wish to book a separate seat for a child under 2, you can do this and pay the relevant fare for the seat by selecting a child fare. If you choose this option you must bring a suitable car seat for use onboard the aircraft.
All car seats and harnesses used onboard the aircraft must meet the safety guidelines and be pre-approved by the airline. The car seat must comply with the following restrictions:
- Only models which meet with the standards set by the CAA are permitted.
- The complete operating instructions must be available.
- It must be a forward-facing model with a single release, 5-point type harness.
- The harness must secure the child’s lap, torso and shoulders.
- The car seat must be in good repair.
- It must be able to be secured to the aircraft seat using the aircraft seat belt.
- If your child requires a car seat or harness and is over the age of 3 years, please let us know by contacting us and we will look at making the necessary arrangements on your behalf.
Children’s cabin bag and hold baggage allowance
Infants under the age of two who are sitting on an adult’s lap, and who do not have their own booked seat, do not have any cabin or hold baggage allowance included. Children over the age of two years with their own booked seat will have the standard cabin baggage allowance included as part of their ticket.
Any items that you need to bring with you on the plane for your child (such as a changing bag, food etc) can be carried as part of your own cabin baggage, provided they meet the cabin bag size and weight restrictions: up to 45 x 35 x 20cm and up to 7kgs in weight. Each item will be classed as one piece of cabin baggage.
There is no restriction on the amount of baby milk that can be carried. However, you may be asked to open or test any food or drink as part of a security check.
New mothers and babies travelling
We advise against mothers or babies travelling within seven days after childbirth. We recommend at least two weeks to ensure there are no complications.
Travelling when pregnant
If you’re pregnant, you can:
- Travel up to 28 weeks with no medical certificate
- Travel between 28 and 33 weeks with a valid medical certificate permitting you to fly.
- From 34 weeks onward, you are unable to travel.
A medical certificate can be obtained from your doctor or hospital. Simply bring it with you to the airport and present it at check-in to board your flight. Travel may be refused if there is any concern over the passenger's condition.
Pushchairs, travel cots & car seats
Whatever your ticket type, for each infant travelling on your booking, you can carry two pieces of equipment made up of either a pushchair, travel cot, and/or car seat free of charge. Your two items can have a combined weight of up to 23kgs.
When you arrive at the airport, please present your pushchair, travel cot and/or car seat to our check-in desk staff, and they will make sure each item is correctly tagged and checked into the hold.
If you need to hang on to your pushchair or car seat until boarding, you can hand them over to the ground staff at the aircraft steps. They’ll be ready for you to collect again at the bottom of the steps as you disembark.
Children travelling alone