Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?
Children up to 2 years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform LAN Airlines 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 2 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.
Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?
A child under 2 years old (24 months) can travel for free as long as the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.
Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?
Yes, a child under 2 years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.
What if my child turns 2 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 over 2 years old.
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.”
Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA)
United Nations ECE R 44-03 (or later versions)
If your device does not have the labels noted above, you will not be allowed to use it during take-off, 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 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 LAN Airlines for more information.
How do I reserve a bassinet?
A Moses basket/bassinet provides passengers traveling with infants with a basket-like crib to be attached to the aircraft's wall paneling. Only infants weighing less than 15lbs/7kgs and measuring less than 28in/71cm in height may use a bassinet.
Bassinets can be reserved for flights on 767, A320, and A340 aircraft. A bassinet must be requested from Sales Service at least 24 hours before the flight as the number of cribs is limited and varies from flight to flight. The availability service can only be pre-confirmed in economy cabin classes that permit advance seat assignment. Otherwise, availability of the service will depend on the seating availability at the time of billing. If there are not enough available seats, the rest of the family members will be relocated to seats available for reservation.
On the 737-200, bassinets are not available, but transportable cribs are available based on availability of space, as it must be placed in a seat contiguous to the passenger in question. The use of this type of crib is subject to the discretion of the cabin crew.
Can I sit in the exit row with my infant?
No lap children or infant seats are allowed in an exit row. In fact, all passengers in an exit row must be at least 15 years of age. In addition, infant seats are not allowed in the row directly in front of or directly behind an exit.