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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?

If you book a fly-cruise holiday with us, economy class flights from/to the UK are included for the whole party, including children and infants.. Please note that unless otherwise stated, children and infants are required to pay for flights and any applicable regional flight supplement. Full details will be provided at time of booking.

Aircraft Seating

The seating of children and infants close by their parents or guardians is the aim of airline seat allocation procedures for family groups. Should you wish to choose your own seats, then we recommend that, where possible, you pre-purchase seats for your whole party.  Please see the information below, and if you require further information that’s specific to your flight, then call our Customer Contact Centre on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply).

Charter Flights

Infants travelling on one of our charter flights will be assigned a seat next to an adult within the same booking. If you would like to take a car seat on board, please check your airline’s website for the latest information.

Please note that you will need to pay to reserve seats on Flight Seat Booker for infants.

Sky cots and bassinets are unavailable on our charter flights. All infants are allocated their own seat , however, they must be sat on their parent’s lap for takeoff and landing.


Infant Car Seats – TUI Airways Flights

 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 often allow infants to travel on an adult’s lap instead of having their own seat, though there are some restrictions; for example, the passenger holding the infant must be at least 15 years of age, and a passenger can only have one child on their lap – a seat must be purchased for each additional infant.


If you would like to book an additional seat for an infant, please us advise at time of booking. If your booking has already been confirmed, please call our Customer Contact Centre immediately on 03453 555 111 (local call charges apply).  Additional fees may apply.


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


Baggage Allowance

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


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


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. Failure to comply may result in your hand baggage being transferred to the aircraft hold (in which case additional charges may apply).

If you are travelling with children, please note that restrictions may vary from the airline’s standard allowance.

Airlines must adhere to government issued regulations. If you need to carry specific items in your hand luggage, we recommend that you check with your airline to get the most up to date information and advice.

We have given a guide to hand baggage restrictions below, however, please note that this is subject to change and P&O Cruises has no control over the regulations which can be updated regularly:

Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold luggage as containers taken in hand luggage must not hold more than 100ml. Liquids include (and are not limited to) all drinks, some foods, pastes, make-up and a variety of other solutions.  

Baby Food
You are permitted to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water in your hand luggage required for your trip. Specific allowances vary by airline and we recommend you check with them before you travel.


You are permitted to take a pushchair on your flight. They are classed as "free baggage" and can be taken in addition to your baggage allowance. The pushchair will be taken from you at the gate and stored in the aircraft hold. After you land, the pushchair will be either be returned with your luggage or taken out of the hold and returned to you on the tarmac. If you are travelling on one of our charter flights where your baggage is taken directly from the aircraft to the ship, 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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