What should I be aware of when flying with my 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.
Important information on preparing for a journey with your baby
- Night flights are especially suitable for travelling with your baby, as they can maintain their sleep pattern and consequently be more relaxed.
- During the aircraft’s ascent and descent, help your baby to equalize the air pressure by giving him/her a dummy or a bottle.
- Changing tables can be found in the washrooms on board.
- There is adequate water for babies’ bottles on board, which saves you having to buy water after you have passed through security.
- We also have spare nappies on board for emergencies.
At most airports you can keep a foldable buggy or pushchair with you until just before boarding. It will be returned to you immediately after landing.
Please enquire at baggage drop-off whether your buggy can be taken with you and handed over directly at the aircraft, and also please tell staff if you need your buggy or pushchair when making your flight connection.
At the departure gate our staff will make sure that your buggy or pushchair is taken on board.
Once the plane reaches its parking position, the buggy will be returned to you at the passenger boarding bridge or in the case of a bus transfer at the foot of the aircraft steps.
If you do not receive your buggy or pushchair on arrival, please contact one of our gate staff or the nearest service centre. Please note that the return of your buggy may take a few minutes.
Your buggy cannot be taken directly to the aircraft itself at the following airports:
Addis Ababa, Asmara, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bremen, Catania, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hanover, London Heathrow, Nice, Orlando, Olbia, Palermo, Riyadh, Rome, Stockholm, Valencia.
Taking a buggy or pushchair with you is free of charge.
You can find out about the free baggage allowance for babies here.
Yes, but it is worth taking 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 security.
Children aged two or over, or who will turn two 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 baby per adult is allowed on board. 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.
We have special bassinets available for you on our entire long-haul fleet: they are perfectly suited to babies under 11 kg in weight and under 67 cm in length. The number of bassinets on board is limited. You can reserve the bassinets up to 52 hours before flight departure. Please note that, depending on your booking class, a seat reservation fee for the seat with the bassinet may apply. For further information, please contact the Lufthansa Service Center.