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What do I need to know about flying with children?

We want to make travelling with children easier, and to support this we will promise that:
  • If you’re travelling with children under 5, we’ll board you early;
  • You can bring two items for free including a push chair, buggy or car seat;
  • You can choose your seats in advance to ensure you sit together;
  • We have kids snack packs onboard, with games to keep kids entertained;
  • We support breastfeeding mothers and you can feed your baby on board at any time

To help you, here’s how we differentiate between infants and children:
  • An infant is anyone younger than 2 years old; and a child is 2 years and above.
  • At 16 they are considered an adult.

Flying with children

Travelling with children should be as easy as possible. This video answers some of the most popular questions including permitted travel items, luggage allowances, food, drink and seating.

What you need to know if you're travelling with a baby, infant or child.

Babies can travel provided that they are at least 14 days old. Infants under two weeks of age cannot fly.

Babies and infants under 2 are not charged a full fare, but will be charged a flat rate of £22 per flight if they travel on the lap of an accompanying adult. Babies and infants travelling on an adult’s lap also need their own boarding pass, which can be collected from the airport check-in desk.

If you wish to book a seat for your infant to make your journey more comfortable  this cannot be booked online and you will need to contact our Customer Service Team to make the booking. If you wish any infant under two to have their own seat you will need to bring a car seat to use on the plane. 

Only 2 infants are allowed with every one accompanying adult, while all passengers aged 2 or over are charged a full fare and must occupy their own seat. All children aged two or over are charged a full fare and must occupy their own seat.

Breastfeeding on board

You can breastfeed at any time during the flight including during take-off and landing, provided that your baby is secured to you with an infant extension seat belt whenever the fasten seatbelts sign is on.  Please speak with a member of the cabin crew if you are unsure at any time.

So, what equipment can I take for infants and children?

If you are travelling with an infant or young child you can take up to 2 of the following items free of charge: 

  • Travel Cot 
  • Pushchair 
  • Double pushchairs 
  • Buggy 
  • Car seat 
  • Collapsible or non-collapsible pram 
  • Booster seat 
  • Baby back carrier. 

The items must be tagged at the check-in or bag drop desk and they can be carried to the aircraft door or steps where one of our crew will store them safely for you. They can be collected from the baggage carousel on arrival. If you have checked in online and you are carrying hand baggage only, the items can be tagged at the boarding gate (except the travel cot).

Alternatively the two items can be checked-in as hold baggage at no additional charge. Please note that each of the above items cannot weigh more than 32kgs.

Booster seats can be taken as or within hand baggage provided they fit within the standard cabin baggage measurements (measuring a maximum 56 x 45 x 25cm). Please note they cannot be used as a car seat, but you can use them on-board when the seatbelt sign is off.

Tickets and prices for children and infants

Expectant mothers

Selecting the right seats for you and your family

Children and baggage

Check-in with children and infants

Security with children and infants

Airport facilities

Travelling alone with children or infants

Boarding with children and infants

Children's entertainment on-board

Food and drink for children on-board

Baby changing on-board

Other hints and tips for travelling with children

What ID documents do children need?

Can children travel unaccompanied?

Children can fly unaccompanied with easyJet, but this is very dependent on how old they are. We also have to be strict about how many children can fly with the number of adults when travelling in groups. The table below explains more:

Unaccompanied children and those in groups

Children aged 13 or younger

Children aged 13 years or younger cannot travel unless they  are accompanied by an adult who is at least 16 years old and who will take full responsibility for them.

Unaccompanied children aged 13 and under will not be permitted to board the plane.

Please note: The person accompanying an Italian minor travelling with an Affido must be at least 18 years old.

Children aged 14 to 15

Children aged 14 to 15 can travel on their own provided that they are not travelling with children aged 13 years or younger with no accompanying adult.
easyJet does not provide an escort service or  may not be able to provide special assistance for unaccompanied children in the event of the flight being cancelled, diverted or delayed overnight.

Children aged 16 and over

Children aged 16 years and over can travel on their own.

Travelling in large groups. (e.g. school trips)

easyJet will accept children aged 13 years or younger travelling in groups of 10 or more provided there is a minimum ratio of 1 adult for every 10 children. In these instances an adult is considered to be anyone aged 16 years or above.

When booking online all children need to be booked as such due to safety restrictions as to where on the aircraft they - and therefore their parents/guardians - can be seated.

No of adults  No. of children  Ok to fly? 
 2 13  Yes
 1  11  No
 3  28  Yes

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