Are there any conditions for the acceptance of children on LATAM Airlines flights?
If the child is up to 1 week old, he or she will require medical certification in order to fly. Minors up to the age of 12 years must travel with a legal adult on the same airplane.
Does LATAM Airlines offer discounts for infants and children?
For infants without a seat, the infant fare is, usually, 10% of the adult fare. For flights within Chile (except Easter Island), LATAM charges no fare, boarding fees and taxes for infants without a seat.
For children from 2 to 11 years of age, child fares may be available on certain routes. Child discounts vary between 25% and 33% of the adult fare and are applicable only for travel in the Economy cabin. If the child will travel in Premium Economy or Business cabin, the child fare is unavailable.
If your infant becomes a child during the trip (on his/her second birthday), you must purchase a ticket to ensure the return trip. You may opt to purchase a ticket only for the necessary segments, or to purchase a round-trip child fare ticket. Until the day your child turns 2, you must use a child safety seat approved for use in aircraft if you have reserved a seat for the entire trip.
In the Economy cabin, each adult can share the seat with an infant (baby under 2 years of age) paying only a percentage of the fare plus boarding fees and taxes. If an adult is traveling with two babies, then, for their safety, the adult will need an additional seat and must pay the fare for one child. In this case, the baby will require a child safety seat certified for use on an airplane, which must be provided by the passenger.
In the Premium Economy and Business cabins, you are not allowed to hold an infant on lap, so you must pay the full fare for your baby, without any child discount, because he/she will travel in their own seat.
A baby may be safer and more comfortable in a bassinet. To be eligible for this service, the baby must not weigh more than 10 kg and must be less than 71 cm long. Requests for bassinets should be made at least 48 hours before departure LATAM Airlines Brasil Contact Center or Sales Office. Bassinets are not available in Premium Economy and Business Class. Bassinets are available on the following aircraft, in Economy Class:
- Airbus A350 and Boeing B767 – 1 bassinet per aircraft.
- Boeing B777 and Boeing B787 – 2 bassinets per aircraft.
Baby bassinets are offered free of charge, but the service is subject to the purchase of a Forward+ seat.
Comfort items that create a bed for children (e.g., Bed Box, Fly Away, inflatable pillows, etc.) may be used on board LATAM flights, but not during taxi, takeoff, and landing. The use of these items is allowed only in window seats or middle seats of the middle row.
The baggage allowance for children and infants paying a child fare is the same as for adult passengers, dictated by the fare and flight.
For infants without a seat, the following allowance apply:
- 1 piece of checked baggage up to 23 kg (50 lbs).
- a stroller, child seat approved for use on board aircraft, or bassinet, which may be carried in the passenger cabin if there is space available.
On international routes, LATAM Chile offers special meals for children. Adults can request this service at least 24 working hours before the flight. The service is not available on domestic flights or flights within South America, or for children aged under 2 years.