General Information on Thomson Airlines when travelling with a baby or toddler.

General Policy

  • An infant must be more than 14 days old to travel on an aircraft, for health and safety reasons.
  • Each adult can only accompany one infant, therefore if two infants are travelling, they must be accompanied by at least two adults.
  • Infants up to the age of two years must travel on the accompanying adult’s lap with a lap-strap safety belt for take-off and landing, and at anytime when the seatbelt sign is illuminated.
  • If there is an empty seat, the infant may sit in it during the flight.

Inflight Policy

  • There are no restrictions on taking solid foods, so you can carry things like baby milk powder to be mixed up during the holiday. These types of foods may also be tested at airport security.
  • There are toilets on board each aircraft with a changing table for infants. Please remember to bring your own supplies of nappies, bottles and food etc as they are not available on the aircraft.
  • The cabin crew can heat infants milk in a pan of hot water during the flight free of charge, although this service is at the discretion of the flight crew.

Baggage Allowance

  • Infants under the age of 2 have an individual luggage allowance of 10kg. Folding strollers do not count as part of your baggage allowance, however you will not be charged to carry them when travelling.
  • If you are not travelling on the in house airline, the maximum weight for checked baggage on these flights may be limited to 15 kg with no additional allowance for infants. The weight allowed for all flights will be shown on your tickets.
  • You can carry liquid baby foods or baby milk that’s either pre-packaged or made up at home along with foods for special dietary requirements as long as it’s essential for the flight or holiday.
  • Please give any food or baby milk to staff when you go through airport security, as it will be screened separately.

Use of Car Seats and Child Restraints

Child car seats can be used for toddlers or children in accordance with the age, weight and height ranges that are recommended with the manufacturer. It’s the parents’ responsibility to make sure the seat is suitable for their child. You’ll also need to make sure you bring a car safety seat conforms to British safety standards, has a restraining harness and can be fit forward facing. The seat must not be wider than 40cm or 16″ and the instruction leaflet should be carried with it

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