LATAM Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant on LATAM Airlines?

Children up to 2 years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat in Economy Class. You must, however, inform LATAM Airlines that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap and pay associated fares, fees, and taxes. Lap children may only be held by passengers who are at least 15 years of age.

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 may also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper certified child chair (car seat) for use on board the aircraft or an Aviation Child Safety Device (ACSD).

If you are traveling in Premium Business Class then you must pay the full fare for a reserved seat for the infant.

Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically on LATAM Airlines?

Yes, for domestic flights you will pay all applicable boarding fees and taxes.

Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally on LATAM Airlines?

Yes, a child up to 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 on LATAM Airlines?

Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any flight on which the infant will be over 2 years old.

What documentation is required to fly with an infant on a LATAM Airlines international flight?

Current identity documents, a passport, and/or a birth certificate must accompany all infants and minors traveling. If the child travels with only one of their parents, then the parent must obtain a notarized permission statement provided by the other parent, or equivalent, in their country of origin. 

What types of child restraint devices are allowed on LATAM Airlines?

If you will be purchasing a seat for your infant and wish to bring your own car seat, contact LATAM Airlines for rules and regulations.

What infant amenities are available on the LATAM Airlines aircraft I will be flying (i.e. bassinets)?

Bassinets/cradles are available to infants under 2 years old and weighing no more that 10 kg/22 lb on flights operated by Airbus 330, Airbus 350, Boeing 767, Boeing 777, and Boeing 787 aircraft.

The approximate bassinet measurements are: 75 cm x 34 cm x 22 cm/30 in x 13 in x 8.5 in. It will hold up to 11 kg/22 lb including the infant. The weight of the bassinet is 3.5 kg/7.5 lb. The bassinet location is always in front of the first seats of each class, at the bulkhead. See the specific aircraft seat map page for more information.

Because infant amenities vary by aircraft, look for the Infant Amenity Icon on the airplane seat map page. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, then infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You may always contact LATAM Airlines for more information.

Is there a fee to use the bassinet on LATAM Airlines aircraft?

Yes. The fee must be paid directly at the airport or at a sales center. You may pay directly if your flight is operated by LATAM Airlines Brasil or LATAM Airlines Paraguay.

Fees by route follow:

  • To/from South America and North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, or Oceania [including flights to/from Papeete] - US$ 140
  • Within South America and routes between New York and Toronto, Madrid and Frankfurt, Santiago and Easter Island, Punta Cana and Miami, and Auckland and Sydney - US$ 45
  • Sales taxes will be added to these fees in countries where they apply
  • LATAM Pass members in the Black and the Black Signature categories are exempt from the charge
  • LATAM Fidelidade members in the Black and the Black Signature categories are exempt from the charge

How do a I reserve a bassinet for a LATAM Airlines flight?

Contact LATAM Airline's call center at 4002-5700 (Brazil), 600 526 2000 (Chile) or 1-888-435-9526 (USA) [telephone numbers for other locations may be found under "Help Center" and the corresponding country on] to reserve a bassinet. You must request a bassinet at least 3 hours in advance of the flight.

May I sit in the Exit Row with my infant on a LATAM Airlines flight?

U S Federal Aviation Administration and other government authorities' regulations state that no lap children or infant seats are allowed in an Exit Row and that 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.