Baby luggage: allowances by air company

2 January 2020

Your next trip is booked but at the time of packing, everything is complicated… Does a baby mean checked-in baggage or can you just fly with hand baggage? What about the diaper bag and stroller? KEEP CALM! To save you time, Little Guest lists in this article all the baby luggage franchises (from 0 to 2 years old) for major airlines: Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, EasyJet, Emirates, Ryanair, Transavia, Virgin and Vueling.

 

Summary

 

Air France

AIR FRANCE

With Air France, baby can sit in the lap of Mom or Dad, or sitting in his own seat. Whatever his choice, he has one piece of checked luggage (10, 23 or 32 kg) and a 12 kg cabin baggage. His stroller can also be carried, along with his car seat and a changing bag with a maximum weight of 5 kg. Please note that in La Première, Business and Premium Economy cabins on intercontinental flights, a kit containing a bib, a first-age diaper, Nivea wipes, etc. is offered. Changing tables are also available.

More information on the website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 12kg (the total weight of hand luggage and cabin baggage cannot exceed 12kg)

Maximum dimensions: 40x30x15cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 12kg (the total weight of hand luggage and cabin baggage cannot exceed 12kg)

Maximum dimensions: 55x35x25cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg (32kg in Business and First class)

Maximum dimensions: 158cm

Additional costs: No


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 12kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x35x25cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 10kg

Maximum dimensions: 158cm

Additional costs: No (except for light rate tickets)


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: 15x30x100cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


 

 

British Airways

BRITISH AIRWAYS

British Airways offers babies free travel on Mom’s or Dad’s lap or on their own seat at extra cost. Whatever his choice, he has a 23 kg cabin baggage and can take his stroller and his car seat for free. As for the changing bag, we advise parents to insert it in their own hand luggage.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 56x45x25cm

Additional costs: Yes


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg 

Maximum dimensions: 90x75x43cm

Additional costs: Yes


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 56x45x25cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: No


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker (except for very compact models such as the Yo Yo Zen, which have the dimensions of a piece of hand luggage)

Maximum dimensions: 117x38x38cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


 

 

BRUSSELS AIRLINES

Brussels Airlines encourages babies under 2 years of age to travel on their parent’s lap (for the equivalent of 10% of the adult ticket) and grants (depending on the formula) a free baggage allowance in the hold up to 23 kg. Babies can board the aircraft free of charge with their pushchair and car seat.  As for the changing bag, we advise the parents to place it into their hand luggage.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 12kg

Maximum dimensions: 118cm

Additional costs: Yes


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 158cm

Additional costs: Yes


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No

Notes: if you are traveling in class Check & Go, baby can only carry a stroller or a diaper bag


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No

Notes: if you are traveling in class Check & Go, baby can only carry a stroller or a diaper bag


 

 

Easyjet

EASYJET

EasyJet does not offer any baggage allowance for babies travelling on their parents’ lap. For the more self-reliant, the company gives them carry-on baggage and cabin baggage with no weight limit, as well as checked baggage, of which the quantity and weight allowed depend on your destination and the class selected. EasyJet also allows free boarding of travel accessories such as stroller and car seat. As for the baby changing bag (also without weight limit), EasyJet advises parents to integrate it into their carry-on baggage.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: Yes, but the diaper bag has to integrate the carry-on baggage

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: No limit

Maximum dimensions: 45x36x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: No limit

Maximum dimensions: 56x45x25cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: from 1 to 3 checked baggage, depending on the destination and the class (see your ticket)

Maximum weight: from 23kg to 32kg, depending on destination and class (see your ticket)

Maximum dimensions: 275cm

Additional costs: No


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: 45x36x20cm

Additional costs: No

Notes: The diaper bag must incorporate the carry-on baggage


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


 

 

Emirates

EMIRATES

When your baby flies with Emirates, whether he travels on Mum’s or Dad’s lap or sits in his own seat, he always gets at least one cabin baggage, one checked baggage (the quantity and the weight depend on your destination and the selected class) and a changing bag (5 kg). The franchise also allows for the free registry of his travel accessories. On the other hand, your toddler will have to choose between his stroller or his car seat. A pram can also be placed on board the aircraft if you have made the request beforehand.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x38x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: from 1 to 3 checked baggage, depending on the destination and the class (see your ticket)

Maximum weight: 20kg or 30kg or 35kg, depending on destination and class (see your ticket)

Maximum dimensions: 300 L

Additional costs: No


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x38x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 10kg or 23kg, depending on destination and class (see your ticket)

Maximum dimensions: 115 L

Additional costs: No


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a pram?


Answer: Yes, a pram is distributed on board with reservation


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x38x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes, but you have to choose between a car seat or a stroller

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a stroller?


Answer: Yes, but you have to choose between a car seat or a stroller

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


 

 

Ryanair

RYANAIR

Ryanair offers its passengers to travel either on the lap of Mom or Dad, or sit on their own seat. The company welcomes freely all its baby accessories (stroller, pram and car seat) on board. As for the changing bag (5 kg), we advise the parents to insert it in the hand luggage of their child, integrated in his baggage allowance whatever the chosen comfort formula.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: 35x20x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 10kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x40x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: No


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: 35x20x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: No


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes

Maximum weight: 5kg

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a pram?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


 

Transavia

TRANSAVIA

If you have chosen Transavia, your child travels on your lap with 10 kg hold baggage (suitcase, stroller or pram) or on his/her own seat with cabin luggage of the same weight, accompanied by a registered suitcase that can weigh up to 32 kg (at additional costs). To enjoy your flight with peace of mind, perhaps consider inserting the baby diaper bag in your personal carry-on baggage and present your car seat if your baby has his own seat.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 10kg

Maximum dimensions: 55x40x20cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 32kg 

Maximum dimensions: 86x115cm

Additional costs: Yes


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 10kg

Maximum dimensions: 86x115cm

Additional costs: No

Notes: checked baggage must be either a suitcase, a stroller or a pram


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes, the checked baggage must be either a suitcase, a stroller or a pram

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: 15x30x100cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a diaper bag?


Answer: Yes, in one of your personal hand luggage

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: 57x42cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a pram?


Answer: Yes, the checked baggage must be either a suitcase, a stroller or a pram

Maximum dimensions: standard

Additional costs: No


 

 

Virgin

VIRGIN

Virgin offers baby two options: travelling on the knees of parents or enjoying the trip in his own seat while enjoying the same baggage allowance as an adult (which differs depending on the class you have selected for your flight). Regardless of your choice, your baby may board with at least one piece of cabin baggage and benefits from a free car seat, distributed on board the aircraft. These benefits are not granted to travelers registered in ECONOMY class.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY IS SITTING ON HIS OWN SEAT


↪  Am I allowed to bring a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 90x75x43cm

Additional costs: No


↪   Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: Yes, except in ECONOMY class

Maximum quantity: 1 in ECONOMY CLASSIC AND DELIGHT class, 2 in PREMIUM class and 3 in UPPER class

Maximum weight: 23kg (32kg in Upper class)

Maximum dimensions: 90x75x43cm

Additional costs: No


 

BABY TRAVELING ON MY KNEES


↪  Am I allowed to carry a baby carry-on?


Answer: No


↪  Am I allowed to pack a baby baggage?


Answer: Yes, except in ECONOMY class

Maximum quantity: 1

Maximum weight: 23kg

Maximum dimensions: 90x75x43cm

Additional costs: No


↪  Do I have the right to carry luggage in the hold for the baby?


Answer: No


 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: no need, a car seat is distributed on board the aircraft (except ECONOMY class)


 

 

Vueling

VUELING

The Vueling company prefers your baby to travel on your lap, and its baggage allowance is non-existent, forcing you to pack all his or her belongings (including the changing bag) in your own suitcases. You can nevertheless take an approved baby seat with you by contacting customer service. The company’s only kids-friendly gesture: the boarding at no additional cost of a travel accessory, such as a stroller, a bassinet or a cradle.

More information on the official website

 

 

BABY ACCESSORIES


↪   Am I allowed to carry a stroller?


Answer: Yes, a stroller, a bassinet or a cradle (to choose)

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a pram?


Answer: Yes, a stroller, a bassinet or a cradle (to choose)

Folding stroller: Yes

Location on the plane: Bunker

Maximum dimensions: Standard

Additional costs: No


↪  Am I allowed to take a car seat?


Answer: Yes

Maximum dimensions: width of 44cm

Additional costs: Yes

 

To go further: because the well-being of newborns is vital, Little Guest selected for you the most beautiful luxury hotels with baby club.

 

 

Sarah, 27 years old, passionate about journalism and travel, from Brussels

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