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Infants
  • Travel instructions

An infant between 14 days old and two years old must be accompanied by an adult passenger who is at least 18 years old in order to take a flight.

For safety reasons, we do not provide air transport services to infants who are less than 14 days old or to premature infants who are less than 90 days old.  We suggest you choose another means of transportation for your trip.

One adult passenger may travel with up to two infants, one of whom can travel on an infant fare, while the other must occupy a seat and travel on a Child Fare ticket; or, one individual adult passenger may travel with an infant and two minors; or if the infant is ill, the individual adult passenger may travel only with one infant.

  • Carriage quantity limitations

To ensure flight safety, different types of aircraft on different routes are subject to different carriage quotas for infant passengers in accordance with the safety regulations for passenger carriage requirements for various aircraft types issued by CAAC.

To ensure that you and your child have a smooth trip, please submit a travel request for the infant passenger to our ticketing staff at the time you book or purchase your ticket. After confirming that the infant carriage quota for the flight has not been exceeded, we will issue a ticket for you and the infant traveling with you to ensure that the infant will be allowed to board with you when you arrive at the airport for your flight.  By doing this, you can avoid the need to change your itinerary because the infant carriage quota for your flight has been exceeded.

  • Applicable fares

An infant who is younger than two years old on the departure date is charged 10% of the normal adult fare and does not have his or her own seat.  If you would like your infant to occupy a seat, please purchase a Child Fare ticket. To take an Air China flight, an infant who is two years or older on the departure date must occupy a seat and is required to purchase a Child Fare ticket.

  • Bassinet

We may offer the use of a bassinet free of charge in some cabins on international flights served by B747/B777/A330/A340 aircraft.  If you wish to book this service, please make a request to one of our direct sales offices at the first point of departure within the time period set forth below. The bassinet will be available only after we have made appropriate arrangements.

(1) Sao Paulo route

Please make a request at least 72 hours before, but no earlier than seven days before departure (exclusive of day of departure).

(2) Routes other than Sao Paulo

Please make a request at least 48 hours before, but no earlier than seven days before departure (exclusive of the day of departure).

The bassinet is suitable for infants that are no longer than 29.5 inches/75 centimeters and weigh no more than 22 pounds/10 kilograms.

  • Free baggage allowance for infants

On routes where baggage allowances are determined on the basis of weight, the free baggage allowance for infant passengers is 10 kg; each piece of checked luggage must not exceed the maximum dimensions of 100 cm×60 cm×40 cm.

On routes where baggage allowances are determined on a piece basis, infant passengers are allowed to check-in one piece of luggage free of charge.  The checked bag must weigh no more than 23 kg, and its total linear dimensions must not exceed 115 cm.

In addition, infant passengers may be allowed one checked foldable stroller or bassinet free of charge.

  • In-flight Services

We will provide you with an infant seat belt.

If you have successfully booked the bassinet service, for safety reasons please do not use the bassinet during taxiing, take-off, and landing or when the seatbelt reminder light is on. Thanks for your understanding.