Thomson Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children up to 2 years old (24 months) must travel on the accompanying adult's lap with a lap-strap safety belt for take-off and landing, and at any time when the seat belt sign is illuminated. if there is an empty seat, the infant may sit in it during the flight.

Every adult can only accompany one infant, therefore if two infants are traveling, they must be accompanied by at least two adults.

What if my child turns 2 on the trip; will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight?

Yes, you must book and pay the appropriate child fare if your child celebrates his or her second birthday while on holiday.

What are the baggage allowances for an infant?

  • Individual luggage allowance of 10 kg (approx. 22 lbs.)
  • Maximum weight for checked baggage limited to 15 kg (approx. 33 lbs.) with no additional allowance for infants
If you pay the usual child's air fare, your infant will be using a seat on the aircraft and is now entitled to a full baggage allowance.

Folding pushchairs and wheelchairs do not count as part of your baggage allowance, however you will not be charged to carry them when traveling on our in-house airline. The weight allowed for all flights will be shown on your tickets.

Can I take infant milk with me on the flight?

Baby milk or liquid baby food (the contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger) may be brought on board as hang luggage; however these items should NOT be included within the transparent, re-sealable plastic bag.

What types of child restraint devices are allowed?

You may book a seat for your infant (providing he or she is aged 6 months or more) and bring your own car safety seat, as long as it has a proper restraining harness and can be fixed facing forward on the seat of the aircraft. It should be in good condition, must conform to British Safety standard and you should have the instruction leaflet handy to show the cabin crew if they need to refer to it. It must not exceed 16 in. in width.

Carrycots and deluxe child car seats are not suitable, as they do not fit. These restrictions apply to standard seats as well as seats with extra space.

Do I have to pay extra to take a pushchair/car seat?

No, but please be aware that due to lack of space on board the aircraft, these items are not allowed in the cabin.

Can I take my pushchair to the boarding gate?

You will usually be able to use your pushchair at the airport and hand it to a member of staff at the gate before you board, but please confirm this with our ground staff when you check-in. Your pushchair will then be loaded into the hold of the aircraft.

Does my child need his or her own passport?

All children, including newborn babies, must now have their own individual passport. The child's passport will initially be valid for five years, but can be renewed for a further five years at the end of this period. Once they reach their 16th birthday they then become eligible for a standard 10-year passport.

Please note that for travel to Morocco, if children do not have their own individual passport, they will require a valid birth certificate in addition to appearing on their parents' passport.