Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flying with babies

Is there an age requirement for acceptance of infants on SAS Airlines flights?

An infant should be at least 7 days old to travel on SAS Airlines. When traveling with an infant, he or she should be sitting on adult’s lap. However, passengers can also book a separate seat for the baby, for the same price as a child ticket.

When is it necessary to reserve a seat and purchase a ticket for my baby?

If you are traveling with two children under the age of 2, you must have one child sitting on your lap and one in the next seat. Parents must purchase a ticket and reserve a seat for the child next to the parent, and, in this case, the charge is the same as a ticket for a child from 2 to 11 years of age. The child must be fastened in a car seat that the adult passenger must bring.

A round trip child ticket must be purchased for an infant under 2 years of age on the outbound flight who turns 2 on the return flight.

Traveling with Infants

Children under 2 years old enjoy a 90% discount on the price of their ticket when traveling in their parent’s lap. It is also possible for an infant to have his or her own seat. In this case, the child discount, which is up to 25%, will apply, but this discount is not available on all fares from the US. For an infant traveling in a separate seat, a car seat must be used.

On SAS flights to the US or Asia, bassinets are available for infants under 9 months. The baby cannot weigh more than 11 kg (24 lbs). The bassinet, placed on the cabin divider in front of your seat, has a length of 72 cm (28 in). Bassinets are provided free of charge, but you should book it as soon as possible since there are only a limited number available on each aircraft.

Infant Baggage Allowance

Passengers can check in 1 bag weighing up to 23 kg with maximum dimensions of 115 cm and a foldable stroller or baby buggy free of charge for an infant. If you are you traveling in SAS Go Light, no checked baggage is permitted for your baby, except for one stroller or baby buggy.

Remember that infants are not entitled to a cabin baggage allowance. Strollers weighing up to 8 kg can be brought as your cabin baggage. SAS reserves the right to check in the stroller before boarding the plane. You can bring a child car seat or bassinet as your cabin luggage if it does not exceed maximum weight and dimensions. Otherwise, you have to check in the car seat with your other luggage, and the car seat will count as one piece of checked baggage.

Adults can bring their own baby food on board or order a special infant meal when traveling in SAS Plus on flights within Europe, and in all classes on flights to the rest of the world. The infant meal consists of jars of fish or meat and vegetables, porridge (soya semp), as well as fruit puree. All SAS Airlines aircraft have a change table in at least one of the lavatories. When flying with SAS, your child will have a toy to play with to help pass the time more quickly on board.

Traveling with Children

Passengers from 2 to 11 years old who have not yet turned 12 can purchase child tickets when flying with SAS. Children from 6 to 11 years must travel with a person who is at least 16 years of age, otherwise they must travel as Unaccompanied Minors.

Children receive up to a 25% discount on the ticket price depending on destination, price and booking class, but the discount is not available on all flights from the US. The discount is applicable for children under 12 years of age who are traveling with an adult older than 16 years of age, but does not apply to taxes and fees.

When traveling with a baby up to 2 years of age, passengers can check in a collapsible stroller for free in addition to the checked baggage allowance, but for children older than 2 years, the stroller counts as one piece of checked baggage.

Adults can book special meals for children up to 24 hours before departure. Special meals are available when flying in SAS Plus on flights longer than 90 minutes in Europe, and in all classes on routes to the rest of the world.

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