What should I be aware of when flying with my baby?
When you and your baby fly with Lufthansa, you are in good hands because our special services are entirely orientated towards your wellbeing.
Important information about preparing for a flight with your baby
- Night flights are especially suitable for travelling with babies as they can maintain their sleep pattern and consequently be more relaxed.
- During the aircraft’s ascent and descent, you can 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 also water suitable for babies’ bottles on board so that it is unnecessary to purchase water after you have passed through security control.
- We also have spare nappies available on board for emergencies.
At most airports, it’s possible to use a foldable pushchair1 or buggy and to hand it over just before boarding. It will be returned to you immediately after landing.
Please enquire at baggage drop-off whether you can take your buggy or pushchair with you and hand it over directly at the aircraft. Please also remember to tell staff if you will need your buggy or pushchair1 for a connecting flight.
At the departure gate, our staff will make sure that your buggy or pushchair1 is taken on board.
Once the aircraft reaches its parking position, the buggy or pushchair1 will be returned to you at the passenger boarding bridge or, in the case of a bus transfer, at the foot of the aircraft boarding steps.
If you do not receive your buggy or pushchair1 on arrival, please contact one of our gate staff or the nearest Service Center. Please note that the return of your buggy or pushchair1 may take a few minutes.
You cannot take your buggy or pushchair1 on board yourself at the following airports:
Addis Ababa, Asmara, Bari, Billund, Birmingham, Bordeaux, Bremen, Cagliari, Catania, Copenhagen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, London Heathrow, Nice, Nuremberg, Olbia, Palermo, Riyadh, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Valencia.
Taking a buggy or pushchair1 with you is free of charge.
You can find information about the free baggage allowance for babies here.
1 Please note that it must be a fully foldable travel pushchair.
Yes, but we still recommend taking along your baby’s favourite food or bottle, as the availability of baby food on board Lufthansa flights is limited. We will happily warm up baby’s bottles or food for you on board. There is also water suitable for babies’ bottles on board so that it is unnecessary to purchase water after you have passed through security control.
Children aged two or over, or who will turn two during the trip, require their own seat. In the latter case, the child fare applies to 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 carrier or child car seat, on board with you.
We have special bassinets available on our entire long-haul fleet: these 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 a bassinet up to 52 hours before your flight departs. 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 our Service Center.
A child restraint system, child car seat or baby carrier can be used on board to increase the passive safety of babies and children (up to about 7 years of age). Their use is voluntary.