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10 February, 2020 -

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV), an increasing number of countries are imposing quarantine or denying entry to visitors who have recently been to the People's Republic of China. If this is your case, it is your responsibility to check the entry restrictions of your destination country.

The situation is evolving rapidly and is beyond our control. We recommend that you regularly check the restrictions put in place by the border authorities of the country you are planning to visit. Please note, however, that Air Transat will not be held liable and will not assume any expense in the event that you are refused entry into your country of destination due to these restrictions.

Should you need to change your itinerary, please contact your travel agency or our 24/7 customer contact centre.

Travelling with children

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

Infant
  • 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
Child
  • 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. 

Children under the age of 12 will be charged an adult fare if traveling without a parent / legal guardian in addition to paying the VIP service fee. 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. In this case, the young traveler will have to pay an adult rate in addition to paying the fee for the VIP service for unaccompanied minors. 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
Packages
  • All destinations: Prices may vary
Child
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)
Packages
  • All destinations: Prices may vary

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

Note: Booster seats or vest-type restraint systems do not provide sufficient protection on airplanes for small children. Thus, they are not approved for airline use!

Strollers
 
Carry-on

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

At most airports, passengers travelling with a baby stroller can take it right to the boarding gate and collect it at the aircraft door at the end of their flight.

Please ensure that checked equipment is properly wrapped/secured for transport to prevent loss or damage.

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

Recommanded Strollers Air Transat

 


*Gate delivery is not permitted by law in certain countries and cities, including Cancun, Punta Cana, Cuba, Portugal, Spain, Rome, London and Zagreb. Complimentary strollers will be available on arrival, in Portugal, London, Zagreb 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).
 
Bassinette
  • 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)

Infant
  • Our crew will be pleased to warm up baby food brought from home
Child
  • 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

Infant
  • A kit containing infant-care items
Child
  • Every child will receive surprises on our flights. 
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