Travel with children

Infants and children on board

We care about our most demanding passengers! Here is some advice, important information and tips to make it easier to travel with the very youngest.

Offering the best for our youngest passengers

Learn how to prepare the journey of the very youngest, what you can carry on board and how we can help. 
Follow our recommendations and instructions. 
Have a good trip with your baby or child!

When booking a flight, each adult can only take one child aged between 2 and 11 years old and one infant aged less than 2 years old or only one infant aged less than 2 years old.

The hold and cabin baggage allowances for children (aged 2-11 years) is the same as that for adults. If you are travelling with a child aged between 2 and 5 years, you can still carry your buggy (fully folded) or child seat, when used in flight, completely free of charge.

The hold baggage for children under the age of two is one 10Kg item and the sum of the 3 dimensions shall not exceed 115cm / 45in (when travelling on tap|basic, tap|classic, tap|plus, tap|executive or tap|top executive) in addition to a folded buggy, child seat or basket. If travelling on tap|discount, you can only carry a folded buggy, child seat or basket. Find out more information about hold baggage here.
We do not recommend travelling with babies during the first seven days after birth. In an emergency situation, please contact us so our medical services can assess the situation.

Note: If you already have a reservation and wish to add a baby, you must do it through the TAP Contact Center.

Priority boarding

Whenever your aircraft is parked at a boarding bridge, and you are travelling with children (under the age of 2), you may board first to give you more time to stow your baggage and take your seats.


Your baby can remain in the pushchair up to the door of the aircraft. TAP will take care of your pushchair and return it to you at the destination.


  • On long-haul flights, choose an overnight trip so that children sleep during the flight.
  • Take their favourite blanket or teddy on board so they feel more comfortable.
  • Bring toys to entertain them during the trip.
  • Walk with the children around the airport, while waiting to board.
  • Be among the first to board the aircraft so it is easier to get settled in.