Cathay Dragon flying with babies

What is the minimum age for acceptance of infants on Cathay Dragon flights?

A healthy infant may travel on a Cathay Dragon flight after the first week of delivery, accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Is it required to reserve a seat for my infant?

Infants are not required to have their own reserved seat and may travel on the adult passenger’s lap, but must be under 24 months throughout the whole journey. The infant fare will be charged when the infant does not occupy a seat. If the infant turns two years old before the return trip, or if you prefer to reserve a seat for your baby, the child fare applies.

One adult passenger can hold on his/her lap only one infant. Each parent/guardian may travel with maximum two infants under the following conditions:

  • One of the two infants must reach 6 months old and occupy an infant car safety seat. The child fare will be charged. The car safety seat, which must comply with the Cathay Dragon approved specifications, must be brought by the parent/guardian.
  • The other infant must be secured onto the parent/guardian with a child restraint device. The infant fare will be charged.

Infant on Lap

A maximum of 2 infant tickets can be booked online. All Cathay Dragon Airbus A321 and Airbus A330 aircraft are equipped with special baby bassinets. A request for a baby bassinet can be made when booking a Cathay Dragon flight. A bassinet measures 76.20 x 38.10 x 20.32 cm (30″ x 15″ x 8″) and can hold a baby weighing up to 12 kg. However, a baby older than 6 months may feel uncomfortable in a bassinet.

Baggage Allowance

A small bag of food and nappies (for consumption on the flight), an approved car safety seat and/or an umbrella type collapsible stroller (if cabin stowage is available) may be carried on board, free of charge, when you are traveling with an infant. Please note that Cathay Dragon does not heat or chill personal food items.

On Cathay Dragon flights, passengers who are traveling with an infant are permitted one or two extra pieces of checked baggage up to 10 kg (22 lbs) in total plus a car seat and a stroller/pushchair.

Car Safety Seats

The booking must be done offline when you want to reserve a seat for an infant under 2 years old, through the local Reservations Office or Online Services Support. A personal infant/child car safety seat can be taken on board and used under the following conditions:

  • The infant/child traveling in the car safety seat must have a separate passenger seat reserved and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or a travel companion of at least 18 years of age, occupying an adjacent seat.
  • The infant/child car safety seat must comply with Cathay Dragon’s specifications:
    • Designed for carrying an infant/child under 3 years old.
    • Forward-facing, with a well-defined shell (e.g. a plastic frame) and in operational condition (rear-facing car seats may be permitted if the use of the seat will not cause any impact on other passengers’ comfort; contact the Reservations Office to request for an assigned seat).
    • The seat must meet one of the safety standards approved by Cathay Dragon (e.g., US FMVSS 213, ECE Regulation 44).
    • Designed to easily and quickly secure and remove the infant/child, with a single-release-type harness and straps that have a minimum width of 25 mm (1”).

Car seats may be used on the following aircraft:

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