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Children and infants

To fly as safely as possible, there are special regulations regarding children.

Children under 2

If your child has not turned two and does not occupy a seat, he/she pays 10% of the fare. If your child does occupy a seat he/she will be treated as a child aged 2 to 11.

If your child occupies a seat on the aircraft, please bring with you an authorised car seat to place the child in, considering safety regulations.

Please bear in mind that if the child will turn two before the trip ends, your ticket should be purchased at the ‘Child’ fare for the whole of the flight.

*On flights IB7XXX operated by Lan Airlines, infants who travel in Business must pay the same fare as adults and will travel in an individual seat, with the safety regulations mentioned above applying in these cases.

When you travel with an infant and bring your own stroller, you have the option of keeping the stroller with you through to when you board the aircraft or checking it in along with the rest of your baggage. If you take it to the aircraft door, you will have to carry it in the cabin, space onboard allowing. If there is not enough space, the flight crew will remove the stroller, place it in the hold and return it to you at the aircraft door upon arrival.

If you check it into the hold, you will have to collect it along with the rest of your baggage on the corresponding belts in the arrivals lounge.

Babies less than 8 months old

There are a certain number of cots for infants who weigh up to 11 kg on each Iberia aircraft on inter-continental flights.

These cots, like the seats for the adults who accompany the infant, do not have to be booked online.

Please book a cot through an Iberia Office in your country, where you can also get information about booking a seat for yourself in the designated cot area in advance. Depending on the cabin class, booking a seat will incur an additional cost. Check conditions.

Children from 2 to 11 years of age

Children travel on a full fare without restrictions, and pay 50% less on domestic flights.

Children over two and under 12 pay 50% of the fare on domestic flights with a full fare (i.e., with no restrictions). On reduced fares, a percentage will be applied depending on the fare chosen.

On international flights this percentage will vary depending on the destination and the fare applied. This discount is not applied to certain special offers.

An adult travelling with two children under two

You only have to take one authorised car seat to put on the seat next to you in the passenger cabin.

Onboard safety regulations require that if an adult passenger would like to travel with two small children, he/she will have to take an authorised car seat with them in which to place one of the infants which will be placed on the seat next to the adult passenger.

The other infant will travel on the adult passenger’s lap, using the extra belt that the crew will provide, as up to now.

The fare applied to the infant in the car seat will be the same as that of a child aged two to 12.

Special cases

Regulations on international flights

On international flights (European and other countries), because there are no standard regulations, all minors (accompanied or not and regardless of age) should show their own national identification card (with formalised authorisation from a police station if travelling alone) or passport, and must also meet the requirements of the country they are travelling to.

Flights to/from Mexico

All minors who travel alone or accompanied by a third person who is not either their parents or their legal guardian should have a document signed by both parents or the parent who has custody or the person who has guardianship, before a notary public or pertinent authority, where it states that the child is allowed to leave national territory.

When it is a document granted abroad, it should be authorised or apostilled, depending on the case, with a translation (if in a language other than Spanish).

In the specific case of Spain, the police have an authorisation document that can be used.

Baggage allowance for children with a child or infant ticket

Discount tickets for minors, i.e., children (aged 2 to 11) or infants (under 2 travelling with an adult) will have the same allowance as an adult and may also cover a foldable stroller.

And remember

  • There is a special regulation for minors.
  • Cots for babies on inter-continental flights.
  • Adapted fares.
  • If you are flying with two minors, don’t forget to bring an authorised car seat.
  • Find out about the documentation required to travel with minors.

See how this applies on flights operated by

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Finnair
  • US Airways

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