Flying

with children

and infants

We do everything we can to make flying with children as comfortable as we can. Some of our airport lounges have dedicated family rooms, and when it’s time to board, we’ll invite families on to the plane first to give you a bit of extra time to get settled. You can check your pushchair in, or we'll collect your pushchair from you just before you board.

Don't forget to reserve your seats together in your favourite spot on the plane.

Infants and children

Check the baggage allowance and onboard rules for children and babies.

Normal fare rules apply.

Age Fare Seat Bassinet Food on board Baggage
7 days – 23 months Infant No Available on a first come, first served basis for infants weighing up to 11kg Request a baby’s meal up to 24 hours before your flight

Checked baggage to/from USA and Canada: 23kg

Checked baggage to/from all other destinations: 10kg

Cabin baggage: One piece, 5kg

2 – 11 years Child Yes No Request a child’s meal up to 24 hours before your flight Normal baggage rules apply
12 years + Adult Yes No Adult meal Normal baggage rules apply

No time to be bored with E-BOX

Little flyers will be entertained for hours with kids' movies, TV and cartoons on E-BOX. There's also music and games if they'd prefer something interactive.

Etihad explorers

Tiny adventurers should get ready to explore with our children’s activity packs, Etihad Explorers. The collectable character bags include colouring books, games and puzzles.

Children’s meals

Our healthy and fun children's meals keep little tummies happy on board. Please order your child's meal at least 24 hours before your flight.

Flying Nanny

On long-haul flights, our Flying Nanny will help keep your children entertained with games, face-painting and even competitions.

Bassinets

The safety of your child is our number one priority. For infants weighing up to 11kg, our bassinets are specially designed carry-cots to help your baby sleep flat during the flight. Our cabin crew will confirm that your infant fits comfortably and safely in the bassinet before affixing it at your seat position. For safety reasons, you may only use bassinets during the flight when the seatbelt sign is switched off and when the cabin crew permit you to do so.

You may request a baby bassinet when you book your flight or through Manage my booking. All bassinets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. When your infant is on your lap they should be secured with an infant seatbelt. Children aged two years or older should travel on their own seat and must be secured with their own seatbelt whenever the signs are on.

Car seats and pushchairs

Children aged up to three years old travelling on a child’s ticket may use certain approved car-seats, in conjunction with our aircraft seats.

You are also permitted to carry one pushchair or carrycot or car seat for free, in addition to your child's checked baggage allowance.

Children’s travel accessories

To help children sit or sleep comfortably on our flights, most travel accessories are permitted on board, including JetKidsTM BedBoxTM, Plane Pal and Fly Tot, subject to certain conditions. The accessory must be securely stowed during take-off and landing.

Accessories that attach to any part of the seat are not permitted.

Etihad Guest Family

An Etihad Guest Family membership lets everyone earn miles individually and spend them together as a family.

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Children flying alone

If your child is between 5 to 11 years old, they can travel on their own if you pre-book our Unaccompanied Minor service.

Learn more

Flying during pregnancy

Find out everything you need to know if you’re planning to fly during your pregnancy.


Flying when pregnant