Best Airline to Travel with Kids: A Roundup of Policies

Ever wonder which is the best airline for traveling with kids? I do, every day!

Which is why we at MomAboard have created this comprehensive directory for easy access to airline policies with regards to travel with kids. For your convenience, I have highlighted stand-out points of each airline and provided a link. Some additional points to note when using this directory:

1. Please call airlines to confirm before travel as policies change frequently these days.

2. Partner and codeshare airlines do not share the same policies so it’s important to call the carrier you are flying on, not the one you booked through to verify details and book meals.

3. Once your kids hit the age of two, ask about frequent flyer miles for kids and sign them up as a great way to start accumulating credit for your travels.

4. Standouts from the list below with exceptional services and facilities for kids are British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates, JAL, Qantas and Air France. Singapore Airlines get special mention for having bassinets with the maximum weight limit (14kgs or 30lbs).

5. Bookmark this page, it’ll come in handy! You may also like to read our list of best free mobile apps for travel.

In alphabetical order:

Best Airlines For Kids Aer Lingus Kids Travel Policy :

  • No minimum age for infants, but premature babies must have medical certificate

Best Airlines For Kids

Aero Mexico Kids Travel Policy:

  • Comet kids club for mileage for kids upto 13 years
  • “Happy Kids” entertainment on long flights

Best Airlines For KidsAir Canada Kids Travel Policy:

  • Infant and kids’ meals only available on international flights and in Executive class within North America.
  • Coolers for formula, milk recommended as refrigeration not an option on many flights.

air china, kids, travel policyAir China Kids Travel Policy:

air france, kids, travel policy Air France Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 10kgs (22lbs)
  • Fun gifts on intercontinental flights
  • Planet Bleue for kids upto 17 includes special assistance at the airport and events at CDG in Paris. Flying Blue mileage starts at 2years .

air-newzealand kids travel policy Air New Zealand Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 8 months old (and weighing a maximum of 11.8kgs/26lbs)
  • Kids’ entertainment packs, supplies and meals are not available on domestic flights.

alitalia-logo, kids travel policyAlitalia Kids Travel Policy:

  • Special lounge at Rome Fiumicino airport
  • Bassinets are available on board, but if not you can bring your own (check for size requirements)
  • Kids meals not available on domestic flights

americanairlines-logo, kids travel policy American Airlines Kids Travel Policy

  • No food, formula, bottles provided on flight
  • Bring your own kids’ headset or buy one for $2 for in-flight entertainment

british-airways-logo, kids travel policies British Airways Kids Travel Policy:

  • Discounted seats for children between 2 and 12 (infants fly at 10% of fare)
  • Family check-in for up to 6 people at
  • “Feed kids First” policy so that you can you enjoy your meal in peace after the kids have had theirs

cathay pacific logo kids travel policy Cathay Pacific Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 12kgs but not recommended for children over 6 months
  • 2 infants with one adult provided infant is over 6months and in a car seat
  • Bassinets and baby foods available on all flights

continential airlines, kids travel policyContinental Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 10kg or 22lbs
  • Not equipped to heat baby bottles in-flight

delta airlines kids travel policy Delta Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

emirates kids travel policy Emirates Kids Travel Policy:

  • Complimentary stroller service at Dubai airport (twin strollers as well)
  • Bassinets up to 11kgs. Customized bassinets available in first class also.
  • Priority boarding for families
  • Skysurfers frequent flyer program for kids 2-16 years

hawaiianair kids travel policyHawaiian Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

  • Lap child not eligible for meals
  • 2 infant tickets maximum per adult

iberia travel with kids Iberia Kids Travel Policy:

  • An adult with 2 infants is permitted provided one of them is in a car seat
  • Bassinets up to 11 kgs and must be booked via the booking office and not online

jal-logo, kids travel policy Japan Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

  • Priority seating for families
  • Priority boarding
  • Blanket and stroller rentals
  • Milk preparation in-flight offered

jetblue travel policy kids JetBlue Kids Travel Policy:

  • Travel with kids information not readily available on the website
  • No online check-in if you are traveling with a lap kid
  • No baggage allowance (diaper bag, car seat and stroller permitted)

klm-logo, kids travel policy KLM Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 10 kgs (22 lbs)
  • Entertainment for kids available
  • Flying Blue mileage starts at 2 years (same program as Air France)

korean-air, kids travel policy Korean Air Kids Travel Policy:

  • Baby bassinets upto 11kgs (24 lbs)
  • Meals for 12-24month old babies is baby food (you may want to bring your own or inquire about a child’s meal)

lufthansa kids travel policy Lufthansa Kids Travel Policy:

  • Lufthansa Family Service will guide you through Munich or Frankfurt airport for an additional fee
  • JetFriends mileage program for kids between 2 and 17 years
  • Special attention to sugar-free and balanced kids’ meals
  • Coloring books for in-flight entertainment

malaysia airlines logo kids travel policyMalaysia Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

  • Children’s play zones and lactation rooms at select airports
  • Complimentary activity books for kids 3-10 years
  • Nutritious children’s meals that must be ordered upto 24 hours in advance

qantas, kids travel policyQantas Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 11kgs (approximately 24 lbs)
  • One infant per adult
  • Complimentary kids kits
  • Limited supply of baby food, diapers and other supplies on flight but best to bring your own
  • Dedicated family Zone at Sydney airport T3
  • Read about Momaboard’s experience with Qantas

ryanair, kids travel policyRyanAir Kids Travel Policy:

  • One pram permitted free per infant (no additional hand/checked baggage unless paid for)
  • Priority boarding available for purchase

singapore airlines, kids travel policy Singapore Airlines Kids Travel Policy:

  • Bassinets upto 14 kgs or 30 lbs
  • Diapers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles, and baby wipes are also available onboard, upon request.
  • Read a review of Singapore Airlines on Momaboard

southwest kids travel policySouthwest Kids Travel Policy:

ual travel with kids United Airways Kids Travel Policy:

  • No special services for children
  • Bassinets go up to 6 months of age only
  • Mileage program starts at 2 years
  • Read a review of United Airlines on Momaboard

usairways travel with kids policyUS Airways Kids Travel Policy:

  • Lap children at 10% of fare and seated children at full fares

virgin atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Kids Travel Policy:

  • 3 sizes of bassinets available
  • Will heat up milk on demand
  • In-flight entertainment for kids
  • Child meals available and must be requested up to 72 hours before travel
  • Read a review of Virgin Airlines on Momaboard