If you’re travelling in Economy, you can bring your own car seat onboard all our international and domestic flights as long as you’ve booked a seat for it.
If you would like to use your own car seat, it must:
The car seat must also display one of the following labels:
Approved for use in motor vehicles according to the UN standard ECE R 44, -03” or later
‘Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use in Aircraft’
(TÜV Doc.: TÜV/958-01/2001)
Australian Standard AS1754
New Zealand Standard NZS1354
Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard
Approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to US FMVSS No 213 and manufactured to these standards on or after February 26, 1985
‘This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety standards.
This Restraint is Certified for Use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft.’
Standard CMVSS 213/213.1
1. You may be asked to show the approval labelling to our ground staff and cabin crew, so please make sure you know where to find it.
2. You’ll need to show our cabin crew that you’ve fitted the seat securely and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
3. The seat must fit securely using a normal aircraft seatbelt, as unlike cars, we don’t have ISOFIX systems or seatbelts that are worn over the shoulder.
If you have a car seat, you may be aware that you can’t use them where airbags are fitted. As all of our Upper Class suites and the Premium Economy seats on many of our aircraft have airbags you will be unable to use your own car seats.
If you need special support seating for disabled children, take a look at our information on support seating.
We need to make sure that each child in a car seat is supervised by a guardian aged at least 14 who is sitting right next to them.
If you’ve got two children in car seats, you’ll need to have them either side of you.
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