Baby on Board!


Preparing to travel with a baby can seem overwhelming, but with proper planning and knowing the essential requirements, it can exciting and  memorable for the whole family – and dare we say it? Even child´s play. Here we´ll guide mums and dads through the key tips and documentation requirements needed to travel on Iberia with their little companions in adventure.

Tips for Stress-free Flights

Advance Planning

The key to a successful trip with your baby lies in careful planning. We recommend that you book your flights in advance to ensure that you can get the seats and accommodation options that best suit your family’s needs. Also be sure to inform the airline of your baby’s age when booking so they can provide you with additional assistance if needed.

Prepare a ´Travel Kit´

This should include diapers, wet wipes, bottles, formula (if needed), a change of clothes and toys to keep him entertained during the flight. Also consider carrying an ergonomic backpack or a portable baby seat to facilitate your movements during the trip.

Amenities on Board

Before your flight, find out about the airline’s policies regarding food and entertainment for babies on board. Some airlines offer special meal options and entertainment kits for the little ones. Also request an aisle seat to facilitate access to the bathroom and move comfortably during the flight.

Safety and Wellbeing

Make sure you use an approved infant safety seat on the plane and in any form of ground transportation. Also, keep your baby hydrated during the flight by offering fluids regularly and by breastfeeding or bottle-feeding during takeoff and landing to relieve ear pressure.

Documents Required for Children Under the Age of Two

If your baby has not reached the age of two and will not occupy a seat, a reduced fare will be applied that varies according to the airline and the fare of the accompanying adult. If you will occupy a seat, you will be treated as a child between 2 and 11 years old.

For domestic flights, babies under the age of 14 are not required to carry an identification document, but it is recommended to have one to facilitate the accreditation process. For international flights, all minors, regardless of their age, must bring their own identification document, either a DNI (in the case of a Spanish national) or passport, and comply with the requirements of the country of destination.

At Iberia we are committed to making your journey with your baby as comfortable and pleasant as possible. From booking your flights to your arrival at your final destination, our team is here to help you every step of the way. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need additional assistance during your trip.

So pack your bags and your baby and get ready for an exciting family adventure with Iberia!




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