Flying with Twins and Infants - Airline Travel with Babies
Do you have twins or two children under two? Here's a guide on airline travel with babies, the general rules.
I know its obvious, but you will need to read the individual infant policy provided by your chosen airline carrier to confirm that you can travel with two babies - and what rules they apply. They are not all the same.
It is common practice for airlines to allow two adults to accompany two infants on a flight, so twins and their parents can fly together and both children will qualify for an infant fare (up until the age of two).
However, if you are planning airline travel with babies as a solo parent, the rules can be slightly more complicated.
In a nutshell, most airlines have the similar guidance, which is as follows....
Two infants with one accompanying adult may travel if the second infant is over 12 months and is able to sit in a seat with a seat belt, or if the second infant is over six months and restrained in a car seat.
This means purchasing a child fare, rather than infant fare for the second baby as they must sit in the seat next to you whilst the other is in your lap (or in the bassinet).
In the case where you have twin babies and a sibling that is still an infant, again, the same applies.
This means that three infants can travel with two adults if each adult watches over an infant during take-off and landing and if either the third infant is over 12 months and is able to sit in a seat with a seat belt, or is over six months and is restrained in a carseat (again, on a child fare, not an infant fare).
A single adult cannot fly with three infants.
If you need to fly alone with two babies (and they are too small for the carseat option), you can book an airline escort (to act as the second adult) - however there is a cost for this service.
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