TOP 5 Baby Friendly Airline

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Flying with children can be a little inconvenient some times. Let’s take a look at the top 5 airlines that can help you with your problem!!!

Air New Zealand

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The Air New Zealand Group operates a global network that provides air passenger services and cargo transport services to, from and within New Zealand to more than 15 million passengers a year.

Air New Zealand’s strategic focus and competitive advantage lies within the Pacific Rim. Our network expands from New Zealand to Australia, the South West Pacific, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom.


On international flights our Boeing 777-200, 777-300, and 787-9 aircraft may offer seats with bassinets that are:

  • Designed for infants up to 8 months old and 11.8kg (26lb)
  • Made up with sheets, a pillow and blankets
  • 73.66cm (29in) long and 34.29cm (13.5in) wide

If you’re booking online, just select a seat with a bassinet icon from the bassinet row. Not all seats in this row have bassinets, so please select carefully. You’ll be asked to confirm the infant will meet the age and weight limits when they fly. If it turns out they don’t, you may be asked to move and will not receive a refund on any seat select fee.

If you are travelling with an infant aged between 8 and 15 months who does not weigh more than 11.8kg (26lb), we may be able to allocate you a bassinet seat when you check in.


Feeding your infant

  • You are welcome to bring your own baby food and feeding equipment on board
  • On international flights, our cabin crew are happy to prepare, heat and wash bottles whenever needed, but they don’t have a way to sterilise them
  • For long haul flights, but not Tasman and Pacific flights, you can request a special infant meal when you book. For online bookings, please request this through the contact centre. Please do so at least 24 hours before your departure


Kids’ activities packs

When you book an international flight and order a children‘s meal we include a fun kid’s pack.


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British Airways

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British Airways is the flag carrier and the largest airline in the United Kingdom based on fleet size, or the second largest, behind easyJet, when measured by passengers carried. The airline is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

Free seats when traveling with an infant!

When you travel with an infant (under 2) who won’t be travelling in a seat of their own, you can reserve a seat for yourself and everyone in your booking, free of charge, as soon as you’ve made your booking (except for bookings of over 9 people).

If you don’t choose a seat in advance, where possible we’ll reserve suitable seats for you a few days before the flight, however the selection will be limited.


Carry Cots

Our carrycots and child seats are for infants from birth up to 2 years old. You can reserve a carrycot/child seat position in advance on long haul flights only, as our short haul aircraft do not have carrycot/child seats.

Child seats and carrycots are supplied free of charge, but are subject to availability on-board the aircraft on the day. They will be given to the people sitting in the carrycot/child seat positions on a first-come, first-served basis.

Even if you’ve reserved this type of seat, we may have to move you on the day if there is a person with a greater need who requires it, such as a wheelchair user.

For your baby’s comfort, they have specially designed carrycots on board, so that your baby can sleep during the flight. If you have reserved your seat at a carrycot position, you can ask the cabin crew for a carrycot.

The carrycots supplied by us are:

  • suitable for babies who weigh no more than 12.5kgs (27.5lbs)
  • can only be used for an infant who is lying down
  • available on all long haul flights (except on the London City to JFK service)
  • not to be used during taxi, take-off, landing and turbulence (when the fasten seatbelt sign is on)

How to reserve carrycot/child seats

Please reserve a carrycot/child seat position in advance, using Manage My Booking. The carrycot seat positions are marked on the seat maps with a baby icon.


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Emirates Airlines

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The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft.

Today, we fly the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering our customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.

We inspire travelers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service.

Travelling with infants

We’ll give you a helping hand when you’re flying with babies or infants, both in the air and on the ground

At the airport

When you’re flying with young children, you can skip the queues and go straight to our separate family check-in desks.

We also make sure families with young children board first, so you can enjoy more time to get your children settled on the plane.

On board

We’re there every step of the way to give you extra comforts on your journey with your children. You can find out about how we make sure little ones stay entertained on Emirates flights on our Young Flyers page.

Keeping kids comfortable on board

When you fly with a baby or infant, you’ll find changing tables in the bathrooms and we’ll give you an infant kit filled with useful essentials, like nappies, bibs and wipes. 

Baby bassinets

You can request a baby bassinet in the Passenger details section when you make a booking on our website, or by calling your local Emirates office

After you make a booking on our website, you can request a baby bassinet in Manage your booking, or, by calling your local Emirates office. Please note bassinets are subject to availability.

Safe travel for babies and infants

You can carry an infant under two years old on your lap. We’ll give you a special seat belt extension. If you’re flying with a child over two years old, you’ll need to buy a child’s fare and they’ll have their own seat, or you can bring a baby car seat. You can find out more about the safety regulations for car seats and how our crew can help you fit a baby seat in our FAQ.


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Qatar Airways

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Qatar Airways is proud to be one of the youngest global airlines to serve all six continents, and thanks to our customers’ response to our offerings, we are also the world’s fastest-growing airline. We connect more than 150 destinations on the map every day, with a fleet of the latest-generation aircraft, and an unrivalled level of service from our home and hub, the Five-star airport, Hamad International Airport in Doha, the State of Qatar.

A warm cradle

Our award-winning crew is on hand to ensure your flight goes smoothly. In addition to priority boarding and the option to reserve a bassinet* seat, parents travelling with infants will have access to our special kit, which includes diapers, baby food jars, a bottle and soft toys.


Qatar Airways provides bassinets for infants. Please contact your nearest Qatar Airways office to request bassinet seats. Please note that the maximum body weight of the infant should not exceed 11 kgs (24 Lbs) and the age must not exceed 24 months. Additionally, the infant must fit within the confines of the baby bassinet.

Bassinets are not available in the First Class cabin on-board the Airbus 380.  To check availability of a Bassinet position seat on a specific aircraft and within a particular cabin, please contact the nearest Qatar Airways office.


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Singapore Airlines


Singapore Airlines Limited is the flag carrier airline of Singapore with its hub at Singapore Changi Airport. The airline uses the Singapore Girl as its central figure in corporate branding. It is ranked as the world’s best airline, since 2018, while winning the top spot in three other categories in the same year including “Best First Class”, “Best First Class Airline Seat”, and “Best Airline in Asia”.



We encourage you to request for a bassinet when you book an infant ticket, as only a limited number of bassinets are available on board and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


Each bassinet measures at 768mm (L) x 298mm (W) x 158mm (H), and can support a maximum weight of 14kg.


Child car seats and harnesses

While booster seats, vests and harness-type child restraint devices are not permitted on board, we allow the use of approved car-type child safety seats and FAA-approved child harnesses for children under 3 years of age. Car type/ infant seats (for children under 3 years of age) which are accepted for use on the aircraft must be of a model that has been approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). For your child’s safety, secure him/her in the child safety seat by its harness at all times, even when the ‘fasten seat belt’ sign is switched off.


Convertible inflight beds for children

Travel gadgets that convert into leg rests or inflight beds for children may be used on board our flights as long as the instructions for use set by the manufacturer(s) are followed.


For your child’s safety, these convertible inflight beds may only be used at the window seats or the middle seat between the aisles.  Your child must also be able to fasten the seatbelt under his or her arm when using the inflight bed.  If your child is under two years of age, he or she must be removed from the convertible inflight bed, and secured with an infant seatbelt whenever the seatbelt sign is switched on.


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