Q. What do I need to know if I am flying with children and infants?

Children under the age of 2 years at date of travel are classed as infants in airline terminology.
Any children travelling under the age of 12 years are classed as children.
Anyone travelling who is aged 12 years or over is classed as an adult.

Are flights for children included in the cost of the cruise?

If you book a fly-cruise holiday with us, economy class flights from/to the UK are included for children and infants. If you are flying on the day of embarkation/disembarkation, transfers between the airport and the ship will be provided. Please note that unless otherwise stated, children and  infants need to pay for flights. Full details will be provided at time of booking.

Seats on Flights

Children are always allocated seats on flights. For infants, the allocation of seats depends on whether you’re travelling on a charter or scheduled flight. Please see the information below, then call our Customer Contact Centre (please visit our website for contact details) for information specific to your flight.

Charter Flights - Infants
An infant on a charter flight will always be assigned a seat next to an adult and will receive the full baggage allowance.  If you would like to take a carry seat on board it will need to  be in a forward facing position and must have a single release 5 point harness.

There are  seats available for infants which accommodate carry seats, but these seats vary by airline, aircraft type and the location of the infant oxygen masks onboard.

Please note that you will need to pay to reserve seats on Flight Seat Booker for infants.

Scheduled Flights - Infants
Seating for infants varies by airline, route and ticket type.

Scheduled airlines will often allow infants to travel on an adult’s lap instead of having their own seat, though there are some restrictions; for example, the passenger holding the infant must be at least 15 years of age, and a passenger can only have one child on their lap – a seat must be purchased for each additional infant.

Baggage Allowance
You can find your baggage allowance on your Flight Confirmation or on your E-Ticket.


Charter Flights

Any person (including infants and children) who occupies a seat on a flight is entitled to the airline baggage allowances.  If your baggage exceeds the maximum allowance you may be liable for an excess baggage fee. (Please note that unless otherwise stated, handbags and laptop bags are classed as 1 piece of hand luggage.)

Scheduled Flights

Please refer to the airline’s website for dimension guidelines or if you are travelling with infants.


Hand Luggage

Hand baggage restrictions vary by flight. Please ensure that you adhere to your airline’s guidelines which can be found on their website. Failure to comply may result in your hand baggage being transferred to the aircraft hold (in which case additional charges may apply).

If you are travelling with children, please note that restrictions may vary from the airline’s standard allowance.

Airlines must adhere to government issued regulations. If you need to carry specific items in your hand luggage, we recommend that you check with your airline to get the most up to date information and advice.

We have given a guide to hand baggage restrictions below,  however,  please note that this is subject to change and P&O Cruises has no control over the regulations which can be updated regularly:

Wherever possible you should pack liquids in your hold luggage as containers taken in hand luggage must not hold more than 100ml. Liquids include (and are not limited to) all drinks, some foods, pastes, make-up and a variety of other solutions.  

Baby Food
You are permitted to take enough baby food, baby milk and sterilised water in your hand luggage required for your trip. Specific allowances vary by airline and we recommend you check with them before you travel.

You are permitted to take a pushchair on your flight. They are classed as "free baggage" and can be taken in addition to your baggage allowance. The pushchair will be taken from you at the gate and stored in the aircraft hold. After you land, the pushchair will be either be returned with your luggage or taken out of the hold and returned to you on the tarmac.

 For clarification we recommend you discuss this with check-in staff when you check-in for your flight.

Sky Cots and Bassinets
Sky cots and bassinets are unavailable on our charter flights. All infants are allocated their own seat but, for most carriers they must be sat on their parent’s lap for takeoff and landing.

For scheduled flights please refer to the airline’s individual website for information on sky cots and bassinets.  

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