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Family flying

Seats for Children

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:

  • Be designed to be secured by means of a normal aircraft single lap strap
  • Have a separate 5-point restraining harness
  • Not exceed the dimensions of the aircraft seat, and should fit into an area of 43cm x 43cm (17.ins x 17ins)
  • Must be secured to its host seat at all times of the flight
  • If for any reason your car seat cannot be fully secured, it may have to be placed in the hold. In these circumstances, your infant will have to be secured to your lap whenever the seat belt sign comes on

The car seat must also display one of the following labels:

EU approved labelling

EU approved labelling

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)

Australia/New Zealand approved labelling

Australia/New Zealand approved labelling

Australian Standard AS1754
New Zealand Standard NZS1354


Joint Australian/New Zealand Standard

FAA approved labelling

FAA approved labelling

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.’

Canadian approved labelling

Canadian approved labelling

Standard CMVSS 213/213.1

Please note:

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.

Premium Economy and Upper Class

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.

Special assistance

If you need special support seating for disabled children, take a look at our information on support seating.

Planning your 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.