KLM Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children up to two years old (24 months) are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform KLM that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap.

Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under two years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for each additional infant.

You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device.

Can I reserve a bassinet for my infant?

Bassinets/cradles suitable for babies measuring no more than 26 in/65 cm and weighing no more than 22 lb/10 kg on the date of travel can be reserved on intercontinental flights.

Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?

Contact KLM for information.

Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?

Yes, a child under two years old (24 months) is usually charged a discounted fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.

What if my child turns two while on the trip; will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight?

Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be older than two years old.

What baggage can I bring for my child sitting on my lap?

You are permitted to take one piece of carry-on luggage for each child younger than two years of age who does not have his/her own seat. The maximum dimensions of this piece of baggage are 22 in x 14 in x 10 in/55 x 35 x 25 cm, and it may not exceed 22 lb/10 kg. You can also bring a small, collapsible stroller/buggy with you as carry-on baggage, provided it will fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin. The stroller can also be checked free of charge, in addition to your two allotted pieces. You may also check one piece of baggage weighing no more than 22 lb/10 kg at no extra cost.

What types of child restraint devices are allowed?

If a seat has been reserved for your child, you may bring your own car seat aboard, as long as it fits between the armrests of the seat (16.5 in/ 42 cm). Only children's seats that display no defects and that carry a visible seal of quality awarded by the European Union or other official government agency may be taken aboard. A seat for a second baby or the use of a car seat should be reserved in advance by contacting KLM Reservations or a KLM ticket office.

The following seals of approval will be accepted aboard:

  • UN STANDARDS ECE R44-03 and 44-04
  • US FMVSS NO. 213
  • CANADIAN CMVSS 213/123.1
  • GERMAN TUV/958-01/2001
  • TYPES MARKED APPROVED BY TRANSPORT CANADA
  • TYPES MARKED APPROVED BY THE US FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)
  • TYPES MARKED APPROVED BY JOINT CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (JAA)

If your device does not have the labels noted above, you will not be allowed to use it during takeoff, landing, and surface movements. This includes booster seats and other types of harnesses.

What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (i.e. bassinets)?

infant iconInfant amenities vary by aircraft. When you're on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You can always contact KLM for more information. You must reserve bassinets ahead of time by contacting KLM Reservations.

Can I sit in the exit row with my infant?

Lap children and infant seats are not allowed in exit rows.

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