Aeroflot Russian Airlines flying with babies

How can I travel with my baby on Aeroflot flights?

Until his/her second birthday, you may hold your baby on your lap when traveling on Aeroflot flights. One adult may take one baby without a separate seat. One adult passenger may travel with up to 3 infants (babies under 2 years old), but separate seats must be reserved for the second and third infant.

Are discounts offered for babies and children traveling on Aeroflot flights?

On domestic flights within the Russian Federation, an infant without a separate seat travels for free.

On international flights, a discount of 90% of the normal or special fare is offered for infants traveling on an adult’s lap.

If a child under 2 years of age is provided a seat at the request of the accompanying passenger, then the child discount will apply. For children (aged 2 to 12 years) traveling with an accompanying adult, the following discounts apply depending on the fare purchased:

  • 50% discount – FLEX fares JFM/JFO Business, WFM/WFO Comfort, YFM/YFO Economy.
  • 25% discount – SAVER, CLASSIC and all other FLEX fares.
  • No discount – PROMO fares.

When a ticket is issued for an infant (under 2 years of age) or child (under 12 years of age), the accompanying passenger must present Aeroflot with proof of age of the child (a birth certificate). The child’s age must be determined as of the date of commencement of the travel from the initial point of departure.

Traveling with Infants

For babies up to 12 months and 11 kg, a cradle may be provided during flight. Inform Aeroflot that you want to get a cradle at the time of booking, but no later than 36 hours before departure. Availability and amount of places for baby bassinets depends on the type of aircraft you’ll be flying in. Passengers with children under 2 years of age must not be seated next to emergency exits and rescue equipment.

The baggage allowance for infants (children under 2 years of age without a separate seat on the aircraft), regardless of the service class, constitutes of 1 piece of checked baggage with the weight of less than 10 kg and the sum of measurements not exceeding 115 cm.

A baby cot or stroller up to 23 kg can be transported in the baggage compartment of the aircraft as checked baggage free of charge. The passenger can use the stroller up until boarding the aircraft, and the stroller must be transferred into the hold directly before boarding. The ability to use a stroller at the airport before boarding and the receipt thereof directly at the aircraft upon arrival may be restricted by the airport security requirements. A folding pushchair weighing no more than 7 kg and with maximum folded dimensions of 42 х 50 х 20 cm may be carried in the cabin when traveling with a child.

A child seat is transported free of charge provided a separate seat was purchased for the infant. For use on board the aircraft, the child seat must have a manufacturer’s labelling confirming the possibility of its use in air transport, such as: “Approved for aircraft only” / “This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicle and aircraft” / “This child restraint system conforms to all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle/TSO-C100B/TSO-C100C Safety Standards”.

The new children menu from Aeroflot offers to smaller passengers their favorite meals, tasty and healthy at the same time, in a new lunchbox. Upon request made no later than 36 hours before the departure time indicated in the schedule, a child may be provided with baby meal (BBML). In the absence of an advanced request, no baby meal will be provided to an infant on board the aircraft.

Traveling with Children

The ticket provides the child a separate seat and the free baggage allowance corresponding to the chosen travel class. Children will be seated next to their parents and/or next to the window. As far as this is allowed by the fare purchased, you can retain adjacent seats for the whole family at the time of booking. Otherwise, you should check in as early as possible in order to allow Aeroflot to arrange adjacent seats for you.

On Aeroflot flights, there is a range of travel kits depending on kid’s age and flight direction. Children from 3 to 11 years old inclusive are provided with special travel kits containing activity books, drawing set, board games and branded accessories.

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