Lots of our team are parents themselves, so you can trust us when we say we know what it takes to travel with children. If you’re preparing for a trip with the little ones in tow, here’s everything you need to know.
Families flying from Abu Dhabi can use our Little VIP check-in desks in Terminal A.
For extra time to get settled, families travelling with infants will be invited to board first.
Warner Bros World™ Abu Dhabi activity packs will keep children entertained.
From where to sit to what to pack, here are our expert tips to make sure everyone has a happy journey.
Infants are aged seven days to 23 months. Every infant must be accompanied by an adult. This also applies to twins.
We've removed plastic packaging on our new children's packs, and our cosy new blankets are made from recycled materials. You can even take our reusable cutlery home with you.
Find out everything you need to know if you’re planning to fly during your pregnancy.
If your child is between 5 - 11 years old, they can travel on their own if you pre-book our Unaccompanied Minor service.
An Etihad Guest Family membership lets everyone earn miles individually and spend them together as a family.
You can travel with more than one child as long as they are aged two years or older.
If you’re travelling with more than one infant under two, every infant must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.
You’re welcome to breastfeed on board, and you may wish to bring a muslin or scarf to cover up whilst you do so. Blankets, where available, can be requested from our cabin crew for additional privacy.
We provide bottled drinking water on board which you are welcome to use to make your baby’s milk.
We’ll always try our best to make sure that families are seated together. If you’ve booked your tickets separately, you have a few options. You can book a seat for each individual ticket at etihad.com/manage, using our seat map to find seats close together. Or you can contact us and we’ll book your seats for you.
The way our premium cabins are configured in our Business and First cabins means won’t always be sat next to your child, or have clear visibility of them in their seat. As a parent or guardian, you are responsible for ensuring that your child stays in their seat and is secured with their own seatbelt whenever the seatbelt signs are on.
To help children sit or sleep comfortably on our flights, most travel accessories are permitted on board, including JetKids™, BedBox™, Plane Pal and Fly Tot, subject to the following conditions:
Yes! Children aged up to three years old travelling on a child’s ticket may use certain approved car-seats. As the parent or guardian, you are responsible for correctly installing the device as per the manufacturer’s instructions and restrictions.
As per the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, the following car-seats and child restraint devices are accepted on board: