Travelling with Infants

Travelling with infants can be tricky, but we aim to make it as easy as possible for our mom and dad passengers. Here are some pointers that should clarify any questions you have about bringing along mini-passengers.

 

Infant Tickets

Infants do need a ticket to travel on a FlySafair flight, even though they will be sitting on your lap. Infant tickets are substantially cheaper though at 15% of the nett adult fare. To add an infant to your booking, just be sure to select the number of infants when conducting your search on our homepage.

 

You are Welcome to Bring a Pram and Car Seat

We advocate for safety all the way, so children under the age of 3 years are welcome to bring along a pram and/or car seat which we will gladly take along free of charge.

 

Boarding Process

Passengers are welcome to take prams and car seats through the security area into the boarding area of the airport. We will then collect prams etc outside the aircraft door and place them in the front hold of the aircraft for you. After landing we will unload them again so that you can grab them when you disembark.

 

Hand Luggage

An adult tickets come with a free 7kg carry-on allowance. Infant tickets don't strictly carry the same allowance but policy and regulation does allow for parents to bring along the essentials that may be required during flight - essentially a modestly sized nappy bag.

 

Identification Documentation

We will require ID for baby. The unabridged birth certificate rule only applies for international travel at this point, but we will require one of the following:

  1. Valid International/National Passports (including emergency / temporary travel documents – e.g. asylum, Red Cross, or International Organisation for Migration (IOM) papers).
  2. Original Birth Certificates, abridged or unabridged (or a physical certified copy thereof that is no older than 3 months)
  3. Temporary Identification documents are permitted provided they are accompanied by an affidavit which is no older than three months.

 

On-board Safety

Our cabin crew will inform you of infant safety procedures on board and will provide you with a special seat belt extension for baby.

 

Helpful Hint

A dummy may be your best friend on a flight. Infants can be quite sensitive to the changes in pressure during take-off and landing - particularly if sinuses are a little clogged up. The sucking action of a dummy can help to allow for the pressure to be released quite nicely.

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