When you're traveling by air with children, it's a lot easier if you know at least a little bit about the airline's services and policies for families and kids before you go.
For example, you might want to know if you can bring a stroller on board, if there are kids' meals available, what the policy is for bringing car seats, and if you can get a bassinet/cot for your infant. These posts give a quick overview of the policies and services offered by several airlines, and also include links to more information:
- British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, SAS, Iceland Air, Delta, Air Canada.
- Japan Airlines, Air France, Qantas, United & Continental Airlines, Finnair, American Airlines
- Air New Zealand, Virgin Atlantic, Air China, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines
And to find out about the policies of specific airlines about various services:
- Flying with an infant: airline policies for cots & bassinets
- Flying with kids: all about strollers
- Flying with kids: all about kids' meals
- Flying with kids: all about bringing car seats on board
For some tips on what you might want to ask the airline about before flying, you can check out this post from my Basic Guide to Flying with Children: