Travelling with Children

Children under 2 Years of Age (Infants)

Children under 2 years of age may travel:

  • On an adult’s lap,
  • In own seat in their car seat certified for air transport or
  • In a baby cot with load capacity of 11kg and sizes of 75 x 34 x 22cm (but only on Airbus A319/A330 Business Class and on Airbus A330 Economy Class). Please request the cot via our Contact Centre during your seat booking.

Infants Cabin Baggage Transport

Children travelling on an adult’s lap are not allowed transport of own cabin baggage.

Children with their own reserved seat may carry on board the same cabin baggage as adults based on the price package under which their ticket is issued. In addition, they are provided free transport of the air transport certified car seat they will be seated in for the duration of the flight.

Infants Checked Baggage Transport

Children travelling on an adult’s lap are allowed free checked baggage transport as follows:

Price Package
Travel Class
Free Allowance
LITE
Economy
X
PLUS, FLEX
Economy
1 piece up to 10kg and 115cm (length, width and height combined)
BUSINESS LITE, BUSINESS
Business

Children with their own reserved seat may carry the same checked baggage as adults based on the price package under which their ticket is issued.

In addition, collapsible baby strollers, portable cots or car seats can be checked free of charge.

Children’s Discounts

Only 10% of the regular fare is commonly charged for children travelling on an adult’s lap. Children with reserved seats commonly pay 75% of the regular fare.

Safety Instructions and Limitations

During take-offs and landings and when the “Fasten Seatbelt” sign is switched on, your child must be seated either:

  • On your lap, wearing a seatbelt attached to yours or 
  • In its own car seat certified for air travels wearing a seatbelt.

The car seat must be European-standard certified and have the ECE R44/03, R44/04 or I Size (UN R129) label including the “THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT” note. In order to safely fasten a car seat to an aircraft seat, the bottom of the car seat must not exceed the depth of 41cm and the width of 42cm.

You can travel with the maximum of two infants on Czech Airlines-operated flights, whereas the second infant must have its own reserved seat and its own air transport certified car seat.

For safety reasons, children up to 16 years of age may not be seated in exit rows.

Upon request, our cabin crew members will heat up the food you brought on board for your child in a baby bottle. Please note that baby food transport aboard aircraft is subject to Transport Safety Rules.

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Children Aged 2 to 12 Years

Children from 2 to 12 years of age travelling with an adult are provide a 25% discount from the regular fare upon ticket purchase. We recommend that tickets for both the child and the accompanying adult are purchased at once.

If you or your closed ones are unable to travel together with the child, you may use the Unaccompanied Minor service.

Baggage Transport for Children Aged 2 to 12 Years

Children from 2 to 12 years of age are allowed the same free cabin and checked baggage transport as adults based on the price package under which their ticket is issued.

In addition, collapsible baby strollers can be checked free of charge.

Seating

We will always seat your child next to you or next to the adult escort as stated in the booking. For safety reasons, children up to 16 years of age may not be seated in exit rows.

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Children Travelling Alone

Children from 12 years of age may travel aboard Czech Airlines flights alone without adult escort. The only exception are countries where higher age limit is set by the law. Children under 5 years of age are not allowed to travel alone.

Children from 5 to 17 years of age travelling without adult escort are provided the unaccompanied minor service aboard Czech Airlines-operated flights.

How does it work?

At check-in, the child will receive a special “Unaccompanied Minor” (UM) card, stating the flight number, full name, age and language of communication of the child. The card will be placed in a see-through case with a string to go around the child’s neck where it will be kept visible for the entire duration of travels.

  • The child and their baggage will be in the care of the ground staff during the child’s stay at the airport and then accompanied to the aircraft.
  • Cabin crew will assume responsibility for the child once on board of the aircraft.
  • After arrival, a member of the ground staff will meet the child at the aircraft exit and help them reclaim their baggage. After that, the child will be accompanied to the customs area exit and hand over to a previously appointed person – most commonly a family member.

The ground staff member will verify the identity of the person picking up the child based on a photo ID and request that the person signs a special form confirming the unaccompanied minor’s pic up.

Unaccompanied Minor Service Fee

Unaccompanied Minors are charged the regular adult fare. They are not subject to children’s discounts. In addition to the regular fare, a fee is charged for the service as follows:

  • 65 EUR* per each leg of travel to/from European destinations
  • 85 EUR* per each leg of travel to/from other destinations

* or a local currency equivalent

In-flight refreshments, such as children’s meals and hot and cold non‑alcoholic beverages as per the child’s request, are included in the fee. Free baggage allowance of Unaccompanied Minors depends on the price package under which the ticket is purchased.

Unaccompanied Minor Service Bookings

Please request the Unaccompanied Minor service when booking the ticket via our Contact Centre or sales points no later than 48 hours before the scheduled departure. You will be notified of the service availability in 24 hours from the booking.

Before the ticket is issued, a special Unaccompanied Minor form must be filled in. Our Contact Centre agents or ticketing agents will be happy to assist you. 

Required Travel Documents

Unaccompanied minors must have their own travel documents: a valid passport, visa and health certificate if required for the particular country.

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