Sun Country Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children under two years of age (24 months) may be held on an adult's lap without charge. Please note: the number of infants in a party cannot be greater than the number of adults. FAA regulations require any child who is two years of age or older to occupy his or her own seat during takeoff and landing. Be sure to bring along a copy of your infant's birth certificate for age verification.
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 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?

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?

If you purchase a seat for your child, you may want to consider using a FAA approved child restraint device (i.e., car seat) for safety. Some restraint devices have been banned by the FAA for use in planes and many devices manufactured before the FAA's ban may still carry a symbol indicating they are approved for aircraft use. For a list of safety recommendations visit the FAA website or call the FAA's consumer information hotline at 1-800-FAA-SURE.

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 Sun Country for more information.

Can I sit in the Exit Row with my infant?

Federal Aviation Administration 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.

Sun Country's tips and hints for traveling with infants

  • Please notify the ticketing agent of your child's age when booking your flights.
  • Plan for extra time to get through security when traveling with younger children.
  • Even babies must be individually screened at the security checkpoint.
  • Consider requesting a private screening when traveling with multiple children.
  • Pack toys and snacks to keep your child occupied during the flight.
  • Use a stroller or infant carrier that can be "gate-checked" to your final destination, so when you reach your destination the item can be returned to you at the arrival gate.

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