Flying with baby

When you and your baby fly with Lufthansa you will feel in good hands because our special services are set up to cater fully to your needs.
  • You can keep your buggy or pram with you until just before boarding; it will be handed back to you immediately after landing.
  • During the aircraft’s ascent and descent, help your baby to equalize the air pressure by giving him/her a dummy or a bottle.
  • Take along your baby’s favourite food or bottle, as the supplies of baby food on board Lufthansa flights are limited.
  • We will happily warm up baby’s bottles or food for you on board.
  • There is adequate water for babies’ bottles on board which saves you having to buy water after you have passed through the security control.
  • We also have spare nappies on board for emergencies.
  • Baby changing units can be found in the washrooms on board.
  • Children who turn two years of age during the trip require their own seat. In this case the child fare will be charged for the entire trip.
  • Please note that for safety reasons, only one infant under 2 is permitted to be seated on an adult’s lap in flight. However, if you have a second child under two years old travelling with you, you have the option of booking a seat and taking an appropriate child restraint system, such as a baby car seat or child seat, on board with you.

Baby cots

On our entire long-haul fleet we have special baby cots available to you. The bassinets are perfectly suited for babies up to 14 kg in weight and up to 83 cm in length. The number of bassinets on board is limited. You can reserve the baby cots up to 48 hours before flight departure. Please note that a seat reservation fee for the seat with bassinet may apply depending on your ticket condition. For further information please contact our Lufthansa Service Center.

Child restraint systems

A child restraint system or child car seat or baby seat can be used on board to increase the passive safety of infants and children (up to about 7 years of age). Their use is entirely voluntary. As families enjoy priority boarding on Lufthansa flights, you will have time to get to your seat and attach the child seat without rushing.

Child restraint systems


At Lufthansa children under two have a free baggage allowance of one piece up to 23 kg. This does not apply to the Light fare in Economy Class on European flights. In this case only the accompanying adult can add one piece of baggage for a fee of € 15 per direction. Additional pieces of baggage must be checked in as excess baggage. A car seat or folding buggy or pram or a baby carrier may be carried as carry-on baggage free of charge.

Free baggage