- Air travel is not recommended for infants during the first week of life, when a newborn’s body is still adjusting to life outside the uterus and to assure that the child is healthy and free of congenital defects. Healthy infants 7 days of age are acceptable to travel with an adult passenger.
- The airlines policy states that children with chronic disease may be at risk for hypoxia during flight, and a physician should be consulted before air travel.
- For children who suffer from motion sickness, medication can be used 30 minutes before departure.
- Children up to 2 years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform Thai Airways that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap.
- Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under 2 years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for each additional infant.
- You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device. Infant fares may also be available.
- For international flights children under 2 years old (24 months) is charged a percentage of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight. Contact Thai Airways for more information.
- A bassinet is available for babies less than 6 months of age, weighing less than 10 kg and not exceeding 62 67 cm in length. For babies less than 2 years old, an FAA-approved car-seat can be used on the normal paid seat for a child fare. Babies and toddlers must be held in the arms during taking off and landing
- Infant amenities vary by aircraft. When you’re on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. You can always contact Thai Airways for more information.
Baggage Allowances and Strollers
- You can take your stroller on board free of charge. You can opt to check it in at the check in desk or at the gate.
- As the baggage allowances varies depending on the flight, please click here for more information.
Using Car Seats
Car seats can be used if they adhere to international safety standards however if you wish to use one you will need to buy a seat on the flight for your infant.
For more information, please contact your local THAI Airways office or see Thai Airways website.