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Children & 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. 

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Children from 2 to 11 years of age

The discount applied depends on the fare class in which you are flying.

Children over two and under 12 travelling on domestic flights are eligible for a discount depending on the fare chosen. Discounts do not apply to the most economical fares.

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

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An adult travelling with more than one child under age 5

We are committed to offering infants, children and their families maximum safety and comfort during the flight.
Accordingly, one infant (under age 2), one infant and a child under age 5, or two children under age 5 are permitted per adult.

To travel with children between ages 5 and 12, the policy on groups of children applies.

Exceptionally, one adult may travel with two infants (under age 2) provided that they take a special seat for the infants.

In accordance with on-board safety regulations, an adult wishing to travel with two infants must take an approved car seat for one of the infants, placed in the seat next to the adult passenger.
The other infant will travel on the adult's lap, secured with the extra belt that the crew will provide, as per customary practice.

The fare for the infant in the car seat will be the same as the fare for a child between ages 2 and 11.

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Children travelling as a group on Iberia flights

Children between ages 5 and 12 travelling in a group must be accompanied by an adult acting as their chaperone. Groups may be accepted as follows:

  • ONE accompanying adult for up to 23 children between ages 5 and 12.
  • TWO accompanying adults for a group of between 24 and 35 children.
  • THREE accompanying adults for a group of between 36 and 47 children; thereafter, an additional accompanying adult for every 12 children added to the group.
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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 or a car seat.

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 and 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

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