Child And Infant Passengers Ticketing Rules On Emirates

Infants (0-1 year)

Tickets for infants are discounted from the full adult fare, which is traveling on the parent’s lap or in a bassinet. A request for a bassinet can be made in the Passenger Details section in the online booking.

Infant passengers less than seven days old are only allowed on board in case of travel for some emergency medical reasons or if the mother is traveling on sympathetic grounds.

Children in car seats (6-36 months)

Children of age 6-36 months may travel on board in car seats only if a separate seat is purchased for the child. Car seats can be used during any stage of the flight which includes take-off and landing. It must be the forward facing type only which can be secured to the seat by the use of the lap seatbelt and not a shoulder one which is for car vehicles. Airport Services at check-in will approve the infant car seat for use on board.

Children (2-11 years)

Tickets for children who are traveling in a separate seat are also discounted from the full adult fare.

Please Note:

The Emirates Unaccompanied Minor service is not available in combination with a discounted child ticket. Full adult fare must be purchased.

Children flying in a different class to the parents:

Children under 8 years of age who are flying in a different class to their parents are considered as Unaccompanied Minors and have to pay the full adult fare. When the children are both over as well as under the age of 8 and are traveling together with their parents in a different cabin class then all the children are considered Unaccompanied Minors and the adult fare would be charged for all. Passengers are reminded that visits should be kept to a minimum between the cabins.

IMPORTANT: Updated information regarding infant bookings

Any person 2 years or older must occupy a seat when flying with Emirates. Therefore, any infant who reaches the age of 2 after the starting of the journey must pay the fare that is required to occupy a seat for that part of the journey.

  • Where a passenger is traveling as an infant on the outward journey and as a child on the return journey, chargeable infant fare will be applied for the outward journey and child fare for the return flights. This should be booked from your local Emirates office as it cannot be booked online.
  • When a passenger is an infant but is 2 years or older on travel date at the point of starting the journey, the applicable child fare will apply for the entire journey

The check-in staff will arrange this at the airport on departure if the above mentioned has not been done at the booking or ticketing stage.

With the subject of availability, the adult and child passengers will be booked together on alternate flights, If seats are not available at the ticketing or check-in stage.

If travel plans change while en-route and an infant turns 2 years old after the journey has started, the unused coupons will be re-issued at the chargeable child fare for the rest of the trip with a seat booked for all remaining flights.


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