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China Southern Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children under 2 years (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform China Southern Airlines that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap. Lap children can only be held by passengers who are at least 16 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 can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant provided you use the onboard baby car.

Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?

Yes, a child under 2 years old (24 months) is charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.

What is the baggage allowance for my infant?

When an infant ticket is purchased at the price equivalent to 10% of an adult ticket, the infant is entitled to a free baggage allowance of 10 KG to be carried on.

Additionally, one cradle or foldable baby car (with the dimension not larger than the volume of storage space available) can be carried without charge.

What types of child restraint devices are allowed?

No baby car or baby car seats are allowed onboard. An onboard baby car is available on flights between China and the United States.

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

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 China Southern Airlines 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.