Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?
Children under 2 years (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform Emirates that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap.Any person 2 years or older must occupy a seat when travelling on Emirates.
When booking online, a request for a bassinet can be made in the Passenger Details section.
Also, children between 6-36 months may travel on board in car seats as long as a separate seat is purchased for the child. Contact Emirates Reservations to purchase a seat for your infant.
You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device. Contact Emirates Reservations to purchase a seat for your infant.
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.
Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?
Tickets for infants travelling on the parent’s lap or in a bassinet are discounted from the full adult fare. Contact Emirates Reservations for fee information.
Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?
Contact Emirates Reservations for fee information.
What types of child restraint devices are allowed?
US FMVSS #213
Federal Aviation Authorities (FAA)
Manufactured after 26 February 1985; red sticker bearing text "This restraint is certified for use in Motor Vehicles and Aircraft" and “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.”
Manufactured before 1985; it must state “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal motor vehicle safety standards.”
CMSVV #213 or 213.1
|Entitled "Child Restraint Systems"|
ECE regulation 44, -03
United Nations ECE R 44-03 (or later versions)
If your device does not meet any of these requirements, it can be put in the hold as checked baggage.
What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (ie. Bassinets)?
For families travelling with infants, Emirates has equipped every plane with: pillows and blankets; large overhead storage lockers; changing tables in the toilets. Emirates also offers bassinets on board all of their aircraft, available on a first come first serve basis.
Can I sit in the Exit Row with my infant?
Lap children and infant seats are not allowed in Exit Rows.