It's not long until your family start their travel.
Make sure you're ready for your trip by choosing your seats, pre-ordering your children's meals and making the most of your free baggage allowance.
Reserve your seat for free when you fly with an infant
When you travel with an infant (under 2 years) who won't be travelling in a seat of their own, you can reserve a seat for yourself and everyone in your booking, free of charge, as soon as you've made your booking. If you don't choose a seat in advance, we'll allocate a seat for you three days before departure.
If your infant is less than two years old and you haven't reserved a carrycot position, your infant can sit on your lap using an extension seat belt. The cabin crew will provide this for you and show you how to use the seat belt.
For your baby's comfort, we have specially designed carrycots on board, so that your baby can sleep during the flight.
To reserve a carrycot, you just need to book a seat in advance at a carrycot position on the aircraft. Carrycots are free of charge, but subject to availability. You'll see the carrycot positions on the seat map in Manage My Booking. If you don't choose a seat in advance, we'll allocate a suitable seat for you three days before departure, but this might not be at a carrycot position.
Please note: Due to operational reasons, sometimes we will not be able to guarantee the carrycot that you reserved.
We can also supply a child seat that attaches to the carrycot position. If you have reserved your seat at a carrycot position, you can ask the cabin crew for a child seat.
The child seats supplied by British Airways are:
If you decide to purchase a separate seat for your infant for a child fare, or you're travelling with a child who is less than three years old, you may prefer to use your own forward facing car seat.
The car seat:
Two part car seats, (a seat and separate base) are not suitable for use on aircraft seats.
Amsafe Child Restraint System
If you have your own AmSafe System, you can use this on board.
You can reserve your seat before you check in to get a wider choice
If you'd like to make sure the whole family has the seats of their choice, you can reserve them in advance.
Use our seating guide to find out if you can book your seat for free or if there is a charge.
If you decide not to select your seats in advance, we'll allocate your seats five days before departure. If the group can't be seated together, all children in your booking will be seated with an accompanying adult.
When you travel on British Airways, your child has the same hand baggage allowance as you.
If you are travelling with an infant, you'll be able to bring one bag for the items that your infant may require during the flight. Airport security will vary around the world, so please check what restrictions your airport has in place for carrying baby milk in your hand baggage.
Children (ages 2–11) get the same free checked baggage allowance as you, which will vary depending on your cabin and fare type. Infants (under 2) are allowed one checked bag except on hand-baggage only fares.
In addition, for each child or infant in your group, you can also check in one fully collapsible pushchair (stroller) and one car seat, even on hand-baggage only fares.
At most airports you'll be able to take your pushchair right up to the aircraft door, and the airport staff will then put it in the aircraft hold. It will then be returned to you on arrival at the aircraft door if possible, or alternatively in the baggage hall on the baggage carousel.