Do I really need to reserve a seat for my baby when flying with Eurowings?
When your baby is less than 2 years old and considered an infant, you have the option to choose whether to reserve or not a seat for your baby. Eurowings allows you to travel with your infant in the following ways:
- The infant sitting on the adult’s lap, using a loop-belt and sharing the seat with the adult.
- The infant sitting in a child seat in his/her separate seat that you have reserved for your baby.
Children between 2 and 11 years, inclusively, must be booked under the reservation of the accompanying person (same booking number) and have a seat reserved for them.
Are there reductions offered for children on Eurowings flights?
Children are offered reduced fares on Eurowings flights, depending on their age and how they travel (with or without a reserved seat). When making a booking, the child’s age at the time of the last flight will decide which reduction applies.
On short-haul & medium-haul Eurowings flights, when the infant under 2 years does not have a seat reserved and will sit on the lap of the adult, you will pay a service fee of €25 per leg.
On medium-haul & long-haul Eurowings Discover flights, when the infant under 2 years does not have a seat reserved and will sit on the lap of the adult, you will pay 10% of the adult fare, plus any applicable taxes.
A reduction of 20% of the adult fare is offered for children between 2 and 11 years, as well as when the infant under 2 years is traveling in a child seat on his/her own separate seat.
Bookings and Baggage Allowances
Online booking is available for passengers traveling with children and/or infants, but only if the infant will sit on a parent’s lap. Infants traveling in a child seat in their own separate seat cannot be booked online, but only by contacting the Eurowings call center or at an airport sales desk. The same restriction also applies for check-in. Passengers traveling with children and/or infants without a reserved seat may check in online, but when you have reserved a seat for your infant, you will not be allowed to use Web Check-in.
Infants traveling on lap have a free baggage allowance of one bag up to 23 kg regardless of the fare purchased. When booking the Basic fare, a second small cabin bag can be taken on board for your infant sitting on your lap. The same baggage allowances and rules as for adult passengers apply for all children and infants for whom a seat has been reserved.
Additionally, two of the following items may be carried and checked in as luggage per infant/child free of charge: pram, pushchair, booster seat, carrycot. It is not possible to take prams or buggies, including “pocket buggies” in a hand luggage format, on board the aircraft. Depending on the regulations that apply at the departure airport, you may be allowed to take smaller buggies with you up to the boarding gate. Only child seats whose suitability has been established at check-in and that will be used during the flight are allowed onboard the aircraft.
On long-haul flights operated by Eurowings Discover with Airbus A330 aircraft, baby cots (baby bassinets) are available free of charge for passengers traveling with babies with a weight of a maximum of 8 kg and a height of a maximum of 70 cm. All that is required is to reserve one of the designated seats (depending on the fare purchased, a fee may apply) via the Call Center or at the Airport Sales desk.
Eurowings allows infants under 2 years to travel in an approved child seat, provided that they have their own seat booked for them. You must bring your own child seat for your baby because child seats are not provided by Eurowings. Also, you must check in at the airport desk because Eurowings must check if it meets the requirements. If requirements are not met, the flight crew is authorized to refuse the use of the child seat and to stow it separately, without any refund. The following child seats are allowed are accepted on board Eurowings flights:
Approved for use in aircraft according to the German ‘Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use In Aircraft’ (TÜV Doc.: TÜV/958-01/2001).
|Approved for use in motor vehicles according to the UN Standard ECE R 44, -03 or later series of amendments
Approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to Canadian CMVSS 213/213.1
Approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according FMVSS No 213 and manufactured to these standards on or after February 26, 1985. US approved CRDs manufactured after this date must bear the following in red letters:
1.) “THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARDS” und
2.) “THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT”
Upper Torso Restraint Devices of “CARES – kids fly safe”