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What do I need to know if I am flying with children and infants?

Airlines have different travel policies for adults, children and infants. Those under the age of 2 years at date of travel are classed as an infant. Passengers aged between 2 and 11 years are classed as children, and anyone who is aged 12 years and over are classed as an adult.


Are flights for children and infants included in the cost of the cruise?

Economy class flights from/to the UK are included for the whole party, including children and infants. Please be advised that all children and infants will need to pay any additional air supplements for regional airports.


Aircraft seating

Airlines will aim to seat children and infants close to their parents or guardians. It is recommended that seats are pre-booked for your full whole party to avoid disappointment.


Charter Flights - TUI Airways

  • Children and infants will be sat with at least one adult on your booking
  • If you wish to guarantee your whole party to sit together, seats will need to purchased via MyCruise from 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Pre-purchasing seats will be at an additional charge for all guests, regardless of age.
  • Sky cots and basinets are unavailable on our Charter flights and all infants will be allocated their own seat (infants must be sat on their parents lap for take off and landing)


Infant Car Seats – TUI Airways

 As all infants are allocated a seat on the aircraft, you may take a car seat onboard providing it meets the following criteria:

  • Must be less than 16 inches wide
  • Must have label certified for use on board an aircraft (most common reference is ECER44-03)
  • Good working order and fitted with a single release type harness
  • Only aft facing car seats are permitted on board TUI Airways aircraft


Scheduled flights

  • Seating for infants varies by airline, route and ticket type. 
  • Scheduled airlines will allow infants to travel on an adults lap for the duration of the flight (adults must be over 15 years or age)
  • Adults can only hold one infant, any additional infants will need a seat.
  • To enquire regarding infant seats on Scheduled flights, please advise at the time of booking or call our Customer Contact Centre if you already have an existing booking.
  • For Scheduled flights, please refer to the airline’s individual website for information on car seats, sky cots and bassinets.  


Luggage advice for charter and scheduled flights

You can find your baggage allowance on your Flight Confirmation or on your E-Ticket.

For more information you may find the following question useful:  What is the baggage allowance on my flight? 


Baggage allowance for infants on Charter Flights with TUI Airways

  • Infants are entitled to full luggage allowance on our TUI Airways Charter flights. 23kg for Economy and 28kg for Premium Economy
  • Infants are also entitled to full hand luggage allowance of 10kg.
  • The full luggage allowance of your party can be found on your Flight Confirmation or E-Ticket.


Hand Luggage

  • Hand baggage restrictions vary by flight. Please ensure that you adhere to your airline’s guidelines which can be found on their website
  • We would recommend you visit for the latest and up to date advise regarding hand luggage and any restrictions.



  • Pushchairs are permitted to take on your flight. They are classed as ‘free baggage’ and you will not be charged to take this on board.
  • Your pushchair will be labelled at check in and you will then be allowed to take your pushchair through security and through to departures.
  • Upon boarding, your pushchair will be taken from you and be placed in the aircraft hold and returned to you when you land (this is usually as soon as you disembark)
  • If you are travelling on our TUI Airways Charter Flight, then you will either be able to collect the pushchair from the tarmac, or it will be taken to the ship with your hold luggage. For clarification we recommend you discuss this with check-in staff when you check-in for your flight. 
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