Airlines With Infants: Flying Flybe With Children

It can be really useful to know what each airline company has to offer families, whether it’s negotiating booking prices, seating options or in-flight facilities.

We’ve put together a breakdown of all the family-friendly options provided by major UK airlines, so you can pick the company that’s right for you…




Some immigration departments require extra documentation for children travelling into/out of the country. You can check this here:

 IATA Travel centre

All passengers, including babies, must have their own passport.

Ages of children

Infant: 7 days- 1 year and 364 days

Child: 2-11 years

Teen: 12-15 years

Adults: 16+ years

An infant travelling on an adult’s lap is carried at 12% of the adult fare.

If your child is over 2 years old, they must travel in their own seat.

If your child is an infant on your flight out but turns 2 during the holiday then you will need to book a proper seat for them for the return flight. You  will not be charged extra for this, they will still be applicable for an infant fare.

Flybe does not recommended that babies younger than 7 days old or mothers who have given birth in the last 7 days embark on a flight

Pregnant mothers are discouraged from travelling after their 28th week, but can travel up to 34 weeks into the pregnancy, if they have a medical certificate.



Car Seats

Infants and children may use your own suitable car seat or harness on-board, as long as it meets appropriate safety guidelines. If your child is older than 3 years but still needs a car seat then you will need to contact customer services to make arrangements.


You can pre-book specific seats at an additional cost


Baggage and Check-in

Luggage and pushchairs

  • You can keep your pushchair with you until you reach the aircraft steps
  • Infants do not have a luggage allowance, items must be packed in adult luggage
  • You can carry up to 2 large child luggage items for free. Large child items such as pushchairs can be put into the hold
  • Children over 2 years old have the same luggage allowances as adults

Check in options

Automatic: Check in via email by printing your boarding pass

Mobile: You can check in using a boarding pass sent straight to your phone, requiring no paperwork

Online: You can also check in online between 36-2 hours prior to departure

Self service: You can use the self-service kiosk to check-in and print your boarding pass

Check-in desk: If you prefer to be checked in by a member of staff, you can visit an airport check-in desk

On the Flight

Snacks and drinks available.

Toys available to buy from inflight magazine.

For more information visit


Other blogs you might like:

Flight Tips for Babies and Toddlers

Flight Disruption: What are you entitled to?

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Tanya Johnson
Tanya Johnson

Tanya Johnson is the Marketing Manager at Tots to Travel, mum of one, big fan of family adventures, the great outdoors, sport and fitness.

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