Special Assistance

Traveling with Infant

Traveling with Infant

 

  -  Inform the local reservation & ticketing officers about children’s information for appropriate seating and preparation of facilities on the aircraft

  • The Bassinet for babies less than 6 months of age, weighing less than 10 kg and not exceeding 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
  -  Prepare adequate clothing to keep the baby warm in the plane
  -  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.
  -  Children with chronic disease may be at risk for hypoxia during flight, and a physician should be consulted before air travel.
  -  Changing cabin pressure cause temporary changes in middle ear pressure, which can result in pain. To minimize this, it is helpful to have a baby nurse a bottle, breast or suck on a pacifier (older children may drink from a cup or chewing gum) particularly during descent. This will help equalize the air pressure in the middle ear.  
  -  For children who suffer from motion sickness, medication can be used 30 minutes before departure

NOTE:
     For the safety reason of the business class air bag seat belt system on Boeing 787-900, lab held infant and infant without approved car seat are not allowed on the business class of the aircraft. Only infant occupying seat with the approved car seat (Child Restraint System - CRS)* can be accepted and the belt extender are available on board.

     * Passenger need to resiponsible for providing approved car seat (Child Restraint System - CRS).

 

 

For more information, please contact your local THAI office