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Travelling with children

This section covers everything you need to know about travelling with children on Air Transat!

  • Minimum 7 days old, maximum 2 years old less a day
  • May travel on the lap of a passenger, age 16 years or older
  • Maximum of one infant per passenger, age 16 years or older
  • If an infant turns 2 during the trip, a seat must be purchased for the return flight segment
  • 2 – 11 years inclusively 
Family booking
  • A family booking includes at least one child aged 12 and under and their parents/guardians.

Minimum 7 days to under 8 years of age 8 - 11 years inclusively 12 - 17 years inclusively
Must be accompanied, in the same cabin, by another passenger who is 16 years of age or older. 

May travel alone, or with an adult travelling in a different cabin, upon the purchase of our Unaccompanied Minor VIP Service. This service is not available on connecting or codeshare flights.

May travel alone or with an adult travelling in a different cabin. We will be pleased to offer assistance to youth passengers travelling alone, however they must be able to travel independently and without Air Transat guardianship.

For peace of mind, you may choose to register your youth traveller in our Unaccompanied Minor VIP Service. This service is not available on connecting or codeshare flights. All paperwork, identification requirements, services, fees and handling will apply.


Lap-held infant
Flight Only
  • Domestic and South flights: free base fare, plus taxes and fees depending on the destination
  • Transatlantic flights: 10% of the regular ticket price plus taxes and fees depending on the destination
  • All destinations: Prices may vary
Flight Only
  • South and domestic flights: regular ticket price, plus taxes and fees
  • Transatlantic flights: 25% off the regular ticket price, plus taxes and fees (a maximum of three children per adult may benefit from the child rate)
  • All destinations: Prices may vary

  • If travelling on adult’s lap, infants without a purchased seat have no baggage allowance
  • One stroller and one (car or booster) seat accepted free of charge
  • Parent/guardian may carry diaper bag in addition to regular carry-on, containing supplies needed for duration of flight
  • Regular baggage allowance
  • One stroller and one (car or booster) seat accepted free of charge

Additional and/or substituted equipment is subject to excess baggage charges where applicable.


Compact, foldable strollers that do not exceed our standard carry-on dimensions (23 x 40 x 51 cm / 9 x 16 x 20 inches) may be taken into the passenger cabin in lieu of a regular carry-on bag

Gate Delivery

Please ensure that checked equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.  
At most airports, passengers travelling with a small, fully collapsible and lightweight stroller will qualify to take it right to the boarding gate and collect it at the aircraft door at the end of their flight.

To be accepted for gate delivery, collapsed strollers must not exceed the following dimensions and weight:

  • Depth: 60 Cm (23 in)
  • Length: 108 Cm (42 in)
  • Weight: 11Kg (25 Pounds)

We strongly recommend the use of small collapsible strollers like these:

Recommanded Strollers Air Transat

Large, heavy, non-collapsible, double and multi-piece strollers cannot be accepted for gate delivery and will be delivered to the arrivals baggage hall (oversize carousel) at the final destination.

*Gate delivery is not permitted by law in certain countries and cities, including Cancun, Punta Cana, Cuba, Portugal, Spain, Rome, London or on connecting flights. Complimentary strollers will be available on arrival, in Portugal, London and Spain, except in Barcelona. Passengers will still be able to check in their strollers free of charge at the counter and recuperate them at the baggage carousel at destination.

Seat assignments for families
  • Standard seats are assigned for free to children aged 13 and under and their parents/guardians featured on the same family booking.
  • Family bookings of 5 passengers or less: seats will be grouped together and assigned by the system 4 days after a booking has been made.
  • Family bookings of 6 passengers or more, or families with separate bookings: families must call the Information and Seat Selection Centre at 1-877-TRANSAT no later than
    24 hours before departure.
  • Only standard seats will be assigned, and these will be subject to availability.
  • If families prefer other types of seats, they can opt for a paid seat selection.
  • No discount will be granted on seat selection.
  • Seat selection is free for Kids Club members (available to residents of Canada, France and the United Kingdom).
  • Maximum infant weight 11 kg (24 lbs)
  • Infant’s size may not exceed the dimensions of the bassinette: 68 x 30 x 15 cm (27 x 12 x 6 in)
  • Safe for non-active infants who are unable to sit upright; your bassinette will remain on request until a crew member has assessed the suitability once on board
  • Limited availability, at bulkhead seats only
Restraint systems approved for onboard use 

Car seats
  • Recommended for safety and comfort of children under 18 kg (40 lbs)
  • For infant travel: an approved restraint system may be used on board only when a seat has been purchased for the infant
  • Car seats must conform to these regulations:
    • Forward and rear-facing car seats allowed
    • Canadian-made: Manufactured after Jan. 1, 1981 and displays the following inspection label: "CMVSS 213 or 213.1 Canada"
    • U.S.A.-made: Manufactured after Feb. 26, 1985 and displays these labels: "This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards" or "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft"
    • European-made: Restraint system manufactured to the UN ECE standard (Europe) must bear two labels: an international approval label consisting of a circle surrounding the letter “E” followed by the distinguishing number of the country that has granted approval (reflects UN standard ECE R 44, revision 03 or later), and second label that states it is approved for use in aircraft.
    • Car seats manufactured in other countries may NOT be used on Air Transat flights

C.A.R.E.S (child aviation restraint system):
The AmSafe C.A.R.E.S device can be used by children between the ages of 1 and 4, weighing between 10-20 kg (22-44 lb) and whose height is 100 cm (40 in) or less.
Non-authorized systems
Passengers may bring these systems on board as hand luggage, but they are not approved for use at any time during the flight. 
  • Booster seat
  • Belly loop for infant
  • Baby hammock
  • Vest or any type of harness (except for CARES™ systems)
Systems to be used with certain limitations
  • Infant carriers (Snugli, baby sling, etc.) can be used during the flight but are not permitted when the seatbelt sign is on
  • Equipment / infant beds (BedBox® etc.)
  • The following conditions apply for the use of equipment / infant beds:
-The equipment / infant bed is not attached to a fixed part of the aircraft
-The occupant must use the seat belt correctly (around the hips)
-The equipment / infant bed meets the cabin baggage criteria and is treated the same way (must be securely stowed when the seatbelt sign is on)

  • Our crew will be pleased to warm up baby food brought from home
  • To/from South destinations, the U.S. and Domestic flights within Canada: Your choice from the Bistro menu ($)
  • To/from Europe: Complimentary meal from the menu

  • A kit containing infant-care items
  • Surprises will be given out on all our flights.
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