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Infant Baggage Allowance by Airline

Posted July 31, 2013 1 Comment

infant baggage allowance

When traveling by airplane we need to consider the baggage allowance for ourselves, both cabin and checked luggage. But when traveling with children or infants, there are also specific allowances depending on the airline. Because this can be quite the headache, we’ve compiled a list of all the information you need to know about infant baggage allowances, including fees.

Ryanair

ryanair infant baggage allowance
Infants: From 8 days to 23 months old. Infants up to 7 days old cannot fly.

Ryanair infant fee:

€30/£30 per one-way flight. The infant must sit on the accompanying adult’s lap. Extra seats cannot be purchased for infants.

Ryanair infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: No

  • Exception: One pushchair per infant allowed free of charge. Does not need to be pre-booked. Must be tagged for travel at the Bag Drop desk at least 40 minutes before flight departure and then will be placed in the hold of the aircraft at the boarding gate or aircraft door.
  • Infant equipment fee: €10/£10 per item (booster, cot, or car)

Children: 2 years and older are considered adults and must pay the adult fare for their own seat.

Remember!: The fare applied will be determined by the age of the infant/child on each leg of the journey. For example, if the child turns 2 years old for the return trip they must pay the adult fare even if they were considered an infant for the first leg of the trip.

Ryanair flights

easyJet

easyjet infant baggage allowance

Infants: From 15 days to 23 months old. Infants up to 14 days old cannot fly.

easyJet infant fee:

£20 per one-way flight. The infant must sit on the accompanying adult’s lap. However, an extra seat may be purchased for infants, but at the adult fare.

easyJet infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: No

  • Exceptions: Two of the following items per infant are allowed free of charge: pushchair, travel cot, car seat, baby buggy, or back carrier. Must be tagged for travel at the Bag Drop desk at least 40 minutes before flight departure and then will be placed in the hold of the aircraft at the boarding gate or aircraft door. If you would like to take more than 2 of these items per infant you must pay an extra checked baggage fee per item.

Children: 2 years and older are considered adults and must pay the adult fare for their own seat.

Remember!: The fare applied will be determined by the age of the infant/child on each leg of the journey. For example, if the child turns 2 years old for the return trip they must pay the adult fare even if they were considered an infant for the first leg of the trip.

easyJet flights

British Airways

infant baggage allowance british airways

Infants: 0-23 months old.

British Airways infant fee:

10% of the adult fare when the infant does not have his/her own seat, but sits on an adult’s lap. Infants 6-23 months can book their own seat at a special Child Fare.

British Airways infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: Yes. One bag allowed for items the infant will need during flight.

Checked baggage allowance?: Yes

  • What is allowed?: Infants are allowed one checked bag except on hand luggage only fares. Each infant is also allowed to check-in one pushchair and one car seat.

Children: 2-11 years old are subject to a special Child Fare and must have their own seat.

Remember!: The fare applied will be determined by the age of the infant/child on the first leg of the journey. For example, if the child turns 2 years old for the return trip they will still travel on the infant fare.

Aer Lingus

aer lingus infant baggage allowance

Infants: 0-23 months old.

Aer Lingus infant fee:

€20/£19 per one way flight on all shorthaul routes or 10% of the adult fare on flights to/from the United States. Infants 6-23 months can book their own seat at the applicable fare. On transatlantic flights there is a special discount for children traveling in their own seat.

Aer Lingus infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: On short-haul flights No. On long-haul flights yes.

  • What is allowed: 10kg/22lbs of checked baggage for free per infant on long-haul flights.
  • Exceptions: One push-chair is allowed for free for an infant booking, both on short and long-haul flights.

Children: 2-11 years old must travel in their own seat. On transatlantic flights there is a special discount for children traveling in their own seat.

Remember!: The fare applied will be determined by the age of the infant/child on each leg of the journey. For example, if the child turns 2 years old for the return trip they must pay the adult fare even if they were considered an infant for the first leg of the trip.

Flybe

flybe infant baggage allowance

Infants: 0-23 months old.

Flybe infant fee:

12% of the adult net fare.

Flybe infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: No

  • Exception: One pushchair per infant allowed free of charge.

Children: 2-11 years old must travel in their own seat at the adult fare.

Monarch

monarch infant baggage allowance

Infants: 0-23 months old.

Monarch infant fee:

£20/€25 per one-way flight.

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: Yes

  • What is allowed?: If the accompanying adult has purchased 20kg of hold luggage an extra 10kg will be added to their allowance for free, whether it be in the same bag or in a separate one.
  • One pushchair per infant is also allowed free of charge regardless if the adult has purchased hold luggage or not.

Children: 2-11 years old must travel in their own seat at the adult fare.

Wizz Air

wizz air infant baggage allowance

Infants: 0-23 months old.

Wizz Air infant fee:

€25/£21 per one-way flight.  If the accompanying adult’s one-way fare is less than this amount the infant fee will be the same amount as the adult’s.

Wizz Air infant baggage allowance:

Cabin baggage allowance?: No

Checked baggage allowance?: No

  • Exception: One pushchair per infant allowed free of charge.

Children: 2-14 years old must travel in their own seat at the adult fare.