flying with children

Children ages 2 and older are subject to the same fee and luggage conditions as apply to adults. However, an extra foldable umbrella stroller (for young children) that weighs no more than 7 kg can be taken with you to the gate. Children are always assigned their own seat and pay the same fare as adults.

luggage guidelines for children
 hand luggagehold luggage
adult/child1 piece of hand luggage:
  • Maximum size: 55x35x25 cm (LxWxH)
  • Maximum weight: 10 kg
  • foldable umbrella stroller for young children with a max. weight of 7 kg*
* You can take your buggy or pram with you to the gate, after which it will be transported as hold luggage.

Important: for flights from/to France (flight number starting with TO), you will need to check in your buggy or pram at the check-in counter as hold luggage.

children travelling alone defines children travelling alone as a child ages 5 to 15 years travelling unaccompanied by a passenger age 16 or older. Children under the age of 5 years travelling alone will not be allowed on board.

children ages 5 to 11 years
The call centre must be notified of children ages 5 to 11 years travelling alone no later than 48 hours before the flight departure time. The ‘unaccompanied minor’ form must be filled out and 5 copies printed out for children travelling alone. This form must be taken with you to the airport.
fill out the unaccompanied minor form will make sure that the child is accompanied to and from the aircraft. The purser will receive the unaccompanied minor on board the flight and, on arrival at the destination, will hand over the child to a local passenger services staff member. An adult (age 16 or older) must pick up the child at the destination airport or the child will be required to return on the return flight. This adult must report to the handler at the arrival airport beforehand and sign the transfer document. The fee for this service is €50 per child per single journey.

children ages 12 to 15 years
These children may travel alone and will not receive any special assistance from personnel. But, if you would like to arrange for your child to be accompanied, you can request this service. The fee is €50 per child per single journey.

IMPORTANT! These are the terms and conditions employed by The conditions under which minors are permitted to travel, however, can differ per country. For this reason, we advise you to contact the embassy or consulate of the country to which you are travelling. They can provide you with additional information.

frequently asked questions about travelling with children

arrow My child has chicken pox or another childhood disease. Is my child allowed to travel? accepts children infected with mumps, whooping cough, measles, rubella (German measles), scarlet fever, the fifth disease (Erythema infectiosum) or chicken pox only if a medical statement written in both English and Dutch and signed by an independent physician (not the patient’s personal physician) can be submitted. The statement may be issued no more than 7 days before the departure of the outbound flight. This medical statement has to state that the disease is not (or is no longer) contagious and that it is safe for the child to fly.