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Flying with babies - Hainan Airlines

 

How old should be my baby to be allowed on a Hainan Airlines flight?

 

Hainan Airlines transports healthy infants who are at least 14 days old, and also prematurely born infants older than 90 days.

 

However, should you decide to take your infant(s) with you on a Hainan Airlines flight, don’t forget to contact the airline at least 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure.

 

 

When am I required to purchase a ticket for my child?

 

Babies aged between 14 days and 2 years can travel only accompanied by an adult and are eligible for infant fares. Children who are more than 2 years old are supposed to pay for a ticket and occupy a seat.

 

When travelling with an infant, you should contact Hainan Airlines at least 1 day before departure, and also fill in a Special Assistance Form Application.1

 

1Special Passenger Service Demand Sheet

 

Do I need any special items when travelling with my baby?

 

The free baggage allowance for infants varies depending on the route. Certain routes set their baggage restrictions depending on the number of luggage pieces per passenger, and in this case the allowance is limited to a single piece of 115 cm / 45 in, while other routes establish their baggage restrictions upon weight, and in this case the allowance for infants is a maximum of 10 kg / 22 lb.

 

If you possess a bassinet of a foldable stroller, they will be carried free of charge as carry-on baggage, provided the item do not exceed 20 x 40 x 55 cm / 7 x 15 x 21 in, and weights no more than 5 kg / 11 lb. If these requirements are not met, your bassinet or stroller will still be carried free of charge, but as checked baggage.

 

If you want to bottle-feed your baby during the flight, you can bring your own baby formula, and the flight attendants will help you mix the baby milk powder. Hainan Airlines can provide nutritious baby meals for your child, but you have to inform the airline at least 24 hours prior to scheduled flight departure.

 

Your infant can be eligible for the Infant Cradle Service only if he or she measures at most 72 cm / 28 in and weights no more than 11 kg / 24 lb. The onboard bassinets are provided only for babies younger than 2 years old and within the aircraft’s limits.

 

Bassinets or cradles are available on international and regional flights, but you should consult with the ticket seller for availability - when booking tickets. The following aircraft are equipped with baby bassinets:

 

Aircraft model

Available baby bassinets

Suitable seats for baby bassinets

First / Business class

Economy class

A330

1

1C, 1H, 4C, 4H

10A, 10H

A330-200PW

1

1A, 1C, 1D, 1G, 1H, 1K

5A, 5K, 5D, 5E, 5F, 5G, 25D, 25E, 25F, 25G

A330-300

1

10A, 10H, 10K, 10D, 10E, 10F, 10G

8A, 8D, 8G, 8K

A340

1

11D, 18D

30E, 55E, 55F

B767

2

1A, 1F

7C

 

Most of the other things that you might need during a journey with your baby are provided directly by Hainan Airlines:

 

  • All seats are equipped with two oxygen masks placed overhead, both for you and your baby.
  • For safety reasons, baby seat belts are also provided in-flight.
  • Aircraft in which baby bassinets are available can also provide, at your request, blankets and pillows, shortly after take-off.
  • Diaper-changing boards are available in all planes.
  • Upon request, on international routes Hainan Airlines can provide bibs and baby wipes, as well as disposable baby diapers.
  • On international routes, nursing aprons and baby carriers are also available, upon request.

 

Does Hainan Airlines offer discount or child fare?

 

The fares applicable for infant passengers differ according to the number of babies you bring along. If you decide to travel accompanied by one infant, he or she must be carried on lap, and the charge will be set at 10% of the applicable adult ticket price.

 

For a second infant travelling with you, you will have to pay 50% of the applicable adult ticket price, and a separate seat will be arranged.

 

Infant on lap

 

An adult passenger cannot travel accompanied by more than two infants. While the first one will be carried on lap, the second one will have to occupy a separate seat. The fare for infants travelling on lap is set at 10% of the adult ticket.

 

Infants travelling with their own tickets

 

Regardless of the charges that must be paid, infants are allowed on board only accompanied by persons who are at least 18 years old. An infant occupying a seat will be subject to a fare of 50% of the applicable adult ticket.

 

Children travelling with their own tickets must occupy a seat, and are eligible for the Child Seat Service if they meet certain requirements: they must be aged between 2 and 5, measure between 70 and 116 cm (between 27 and 45 in) in height, and weight between 10 and 25 kg (between 22 and 55 lb).

 

The number of child seats available per aircraft is limited, therefore it is advised that you contact the ticket seller when booking. Child seats are available on international and regional routes as follows:

 

Aircraft model

Available child seats

Suitable seats for children

First / Business class

Economy class

A330

2

non-emergency exit seats next to windows

A340

2

B767

2

 

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