Tips when flying with infants

The  video  features tips from Edith Garrad, who is an expert on travelling with  children,  as  one  of  the airline’s aunties who look after children flying alone with British Airways.

The tips include:

  • If you’re travelling with an infant (under two) who won’t be flying in a seat of their own, you can reserve a seat for your family and everyone in your booking, free of charge, at the time of booking.
  • You can use a fully-collapsible pushchair right up to the gate, where it will be collected by staff and loaded on to the aircraft.
  • Booking a flight time which co-incides with your child’s bedtime can help them and give you a relaxing flight.
  • A child over two years old has the same checked and cabin-luggage allowance as yourself, which means you can pack more of your child’s favourite toys for trip.
  • For flights over two hours long, cabin crew will give children ‘Skyflyer’ activity packs to keep them entertained.
  • If your flight is over five hours long your children can enjoy a selection of family friendly TV programmes and a dedicated kids’ channel.
  • Don’t forget to reserve a child’s meal before you fly.
  • We will always feed children first, which allows you time to relax and enjoy your meal once they have eaten.
  • If you’re traveling at night, pack your child’s favourite pajamas so they feel comfortable and more at home.
  • British Airways has a selection of baby food on board. However, if your child has a favourite food you can carry it on board in a sealed container.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *