Children Infants FAQs
Children Infants FAQs
Children and Infants
Our crew will frequently check that the child is comfortable and happy. We also will provide many games, puzzles and gifts for the child to enjoy.
Our ground staff will meet and assist a child through a smooth, fast check-in. Please ensure that the person accompanying the child remains at the airport until the child’s flight departs.
An infant younger than 2 years old may travel on an adult's lap with the purchase of an infant ticket. However, if your passenger is planning to use an infant restraint device/car seat, a child's fare ticket will need to be purchased. An infant car seat may be used for children over 2 years and it will need to occupy a normal passenger seat. It is recommended that an infant car seat be used for children weighing between 20 and 40lbs or 40 inches in height or less.
The infant must be accompanied on all flights in the same cabin by an adult who is 18 years or older.
Please check the detailed fare rules while booking, or contact your local Qatar Airways office for more information.
To be eligible to occupy a seat, the child passenger will have to hold a ticket with CHD* fare. There are two options:
- Issue a CHD* fare ticket prior to commencement of journey from point of origin.
- Issue two separate tickets: (a) Outbound: INF fare ticket and (b) Inbound: CHD* fare ticket
- In both of the above cases, the passenger with CHD* fare ticket will be eligible to occupy a seat.
*Where applicable, additional Taxes/Fees/Charges (if any) need to be collected.
- a. QR office or travel agent must add the infant name in the field of the adult passenger. Then price the INF fare and issue the eticket for the infant.
- b. If there is no valid fare after adding the infant name, then price it using the date of issuance of the
adult ticket. All applicable taxes, service fee should be collected as per current date.
- If there is no valid infant fare as per booked RBD of the adult, then check the next available fare for an infant. Pricing must be done manually.
*Note: The infant RBD must either be the same or higher and not lower than the RBD of the adult passenger.
- No, this will have to be managed by ways of a new booking and applicable system fare will apply.
Child Restraining Device
Yes. A CRD or a personal car seat (substitute of CRD) must be used in such cases i.e. for the second infant. However, the following requirements are applicable:
- One of the two infants must be over 12 months; and
- The infant should be able to sit in a separate seat
Yes. You need to pay appropriate child fare for the extra seat in case you need to use CRD or car seat for your infant.
Yes. Both CRD and car seat allow seating of a child or infant in a safe and comfortable manner during the flight.
- CRDs are designed to safely and comfortably seat infant and children weighing from 20 – 40 pounds (9.05 kg to 18.10 kg) or 40 inches (101.6 cms.) height.
- Car seats are allowed for infants and children within the age group from 6 months to 36 months.
If passenger is travelling with an infant and has purchased a separate seat for the infant, the following types of car seats are acceptable onboard:
- Car seats that are approved for use in aircraft by JAA authority, the FAA or Transport Canada (based on a national technical standard); these are marked accordingly.
- Car seats approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to US FMVSS No 213 and are manufactured to these standards on or after February 26, 1985. US approved car seats manufactured after this date must bear the following labels:
“THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD”
and “THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT”
- The car seat must bear two labels, although typically the text for these two required labels is merged onto one label.
- Car seat approved for use in motor vehicles according to the UN standard ECE R 44, -03 or later series of amendments. The car seat must bear either a label showing approval of a foreign government or a label showing it was manufactured under the standards of the United Nations. The following is an example of the required labelling for a car seat manufactured under the standards of the United Nations (the “E” is consistently used in the label, but the number to the right of the “E” can change because it is the distinguishing number of the country that has granted approval):
- Car seats approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to Canadian CMVSS 213/213.1.
- Car seats qualified for use in aircraft according to the German "Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use in Aircraft" (TÜV Doc.: TÜV/958-01/2001).
- Car seats that bear a label or markings showing FAA approval through a STC. The following is an example:
- The car seat must be clearly marked showing FAA approval under 21.305(d) and bear the label “FAA Approved in Accordance with 14 CFR 21.305(d).” The following is an example: