Air Canada Travelling with Infant Requirements (Full Guide)

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline in terms of size and passengers carried. It provides services to more than 220 destinations from all around the world. It offers many special services to its passengers to ensure a comfortable travel experience. If you are traveling with an infant, then you should know Air Canada infant policy and avail yourself of the benefits. Air Canada understands that traveling with an infant is difficult, so they give some leverage to the passengers traveling with an infant.

Air Canada's infant policies are:

  • Infants up to the age of 2 years can be seated on an adult's lap at no extra charge. 
  • If an infant under the age of 2 years owns a seat, the adult fare will be applied.
  • Children over the age of 2 years must own a seat by paying the adult fare.
  • On international flights, 10% of the adult fare will be charged if an infant sits on an adult's lap.
  • On international flights, child fare must be paid for children under the age of 12 years.
  • Child fare is only applied to children under the age of 12 years; youngsters aged 12 or above must pay adult fare.
  • The child's fare must be paid if an infant celebrates their 2nd birthday on the flight.
  • A parent (age 16 or above) can only travel with one infant below two years of age.
  • Parents traveling with two infants under the age of 2 years can only carry one infant on their lap and must book a seat for at least one infant and pay the child's fare.
  • Passengers traveling with infants can carry extra items on board free of charge, such as baby food, milk, water bottles, etc. 

How do I add an infant to my Air Canada ticket? 

There are multiple ways to add an infant to an Air Canada flight. To know them read the following pointers:
  • While booking the ticket: Passengers can add an infant to their flight while booking their flight online through the website of Air Canada or a phone call. While booking the tickets, add your child to the add passengers section. Their age and airline will determine whether the Air Canada infant charge applies. Pay the charges if applied and follow the instructions.

  • After booking the ticket: Suppose you have booked your flight and want to add an infant. Open Air Canada's official website, go to My Bookings and search for your flight using the ticket/ booking number and last name. Click on change booking, then click on add travelers, fill in your child's details, and confirm it. Pay the fees, and your child is added to the flight.

Benefits of traveling with an infant on Air Canada. 

Air Canada gives a lot of benefits to a passenger traveling with an infant. If you are traveling with an infant, then you must take benefits from the services mentioned below:
  • Family seating: Air Canada ensures that children under 14 are seated close to their parents at no extra charge. However, a fee may be applied if the passenger wants to charge the assigned seat.

  • Family check-in: Passengers traveling with children under the age of 6 years can access the priority family check-in counters at the airport.

  • Early boarding: Children under the age of 6 years and their family members can board their flight before the general boarding time. It gives extra time to store the belongings and settle in.

Can I take a baby stroller on Air Canada?

Yes, passengers traveling with an infant can carry baby strollers on Air Canada flights. Air Canada allows passengers to bring one stroller for each child in addition to carry-on and checked baggage. However, the passenger must ensure the stroller fits in the area designated for Air Canada infants with seats. There is no extra charge for bringing a baby stroller; passengers can also request a baby bassinet. Infants who can't sit straight can use the bassinets provided by the airline.
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