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Alaska Airlines Flying With Kids Information

All the Alaska Airlines flying with kids information in one place. Including:

  • Flying when pregnant
  • Flying with a newborn baby, and baby or toddler under two
  • Kids’ baggage allowance
  • Car seat policy
  • Other child restraint device policies
  • Baby and child meals
  • In-flight entertainment for children
  • Other family services provided
  • Current mask rules for children
Flying with kids information on Alaska Airlines
Alaska Airlines Flying With Kids

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ALASKA AIRLINES FLYING WHEN PREGNANT

 There is no official Alaska airlines pregnancy policy and there is no official information on their site

ALASKA AIRLINES NEWBORN POLICY

While there is no minimum age for newborn infants traveling with Alaska Airlines, check with your doctor if you’re unsure your infant should be traveling via plane.

FLYING WITH BABY POLICY (INFANTS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD)

Alaskan Airlines infant policy means each ticketed adult may travel with one lap infant. To add a lap infant request to your reservation, call Alaska Airlines reservations at 1-800-252-7522 with your confirmation code.

Guests traveling with a lap infant on a partner airline must book their tickets on the partner airline’s website, or by calling the partner airline’s customer service or reservations center.

Lap infants travel free of charge within the United States, but are subject to approximately $17 USD in fees when traveling from an international location into the United States. Lap infants traveling from Costa Rica will also be subject to the following fees paid at the airport of departure: Boarding Tax: $27.00, Baggage Inspection Fee: $2.00. Lap infants traveling to a destination outside of North America may need to be ticketed at a percentage of the applicable adult fare plus taxes.

Lap infants in the First Class cabin are not eligible for complimentary meals.

Lap infants and infants with their own seat.

Because of the location of extra oxygen masks:

  • Alaska Airlines flights 1-1999 – only one lap infant is permitted per row (including both sides of aisle)
  • Alaska Airlines flights 2000-2999 – only one lap infant may sit on each side of rows 3-20.
    • Bombardier Q400 aircraft: up to four lap infants may be seated per row in rows 3-20.
    • Embraer E175 aircraft: one lap infant is permitted on each side in rows 6-21.
  • Alaska Airlines flights 3300-3499 – one lap infant is allowed per row on the right side of the aircraft only.
    • CRJ aircraft: one lap infant is allowed per row on the right side of the aircraft only.
    • Embraer E175 aircraft: one lap infant is permitted on each side in rows 6-21.

Lap infants are not permitted in the emergency exit rows, in the rows immediately in front of or behind any exit row on Alaska Airlines flights 001-1999.

Lap infants are not guaranteed a seat, but if there is an empty seat available on a flight, the infant may occupy that seat for no extra charge.

Alaska Airlines do not have airplane bassinets available on their flights.

ALASKA AIRLINES CHILD POLICY: FLYING WITH CHILDREN AGED TWO AND OVER

Infants who become children while travelling

As of their second birthday, children are no longer considered infants. The Federal Aviation Administration requires all children who have reached their second birthday to occupy their own seat and travel on their own ticket.

Alaska Airlines reserves the right to require proof of age for any child passenger. Please be prepared to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation upon request.

KIDS’ BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE ON ALASKA AIRLINES

Alaska Airlines will transport your child’s car seat and stroller free of charge as checked baggage. You can check these items with your other baggage, or wait until you reach the gate area.

You’re allowed one carry-on bag (bag size limit is 22″ x 14″ x 9″) plus one personal item, such as a purse, briefcase or laptop computer. When traveling with a lap infant, a diaper bag will count toward the standard carry-on limit of the ticketed adult passenger. Lap infants are not entitled to their own carry-on allowance.

These items may be brought onboard without counting toward your carry-on limit.

  • A pillow for personal use
  • Food for immediate consumption
  • Reasonable amount of reading material
  • FAA approved child/infant restraint seats to be occupied by a child, strollers (based on space availability; space guaranteed only with the purchase of a ticket for the infant).
  • Mobility/Medical assistive devices such as wheelchairs, canes, crutches, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, approved portable oxygen concentrators (POC), breast pump, etc.
  • Prescription medications and any medical devices needed to administer them (for example: syringes, auto- injections) as long as they comply with applicable safety, security, and hazardous materials rules.

ALASKA AIRLINES CAR SEAT POLICY

Alaska Airlines strongly recommend that children, as well as infants traveling on a regular fare, be secured in an appropriate child-restraint system, such as a car seat. Please visit the child safety section of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) website for more information about child safety on airplanes.

Lap infants sharing a seat with a parent may still sit next to their parent in a car seat if there’s an empty seat available.

To be used onboard, your child-restraint system must bear both of the following labels:

  • This restraint system conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards
  • This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft (in red lettering)
FAA approved car seats, stickers showing airline approved car seats
Airline approved car-seat label examples

Labels that indicate US or foreign government approval or show the seat was manufactured under the standards of the United Nations are also valid.

Child-restraint systems are not permitted in:

  • Any aisle seat
  • Emergency exit rows
  • Rows immediately in front of or behind the exit rows
  • “A” seats in rows 1-4 on flights operated with Embraer E175 aircraft

The window seat is the best location for a child restraint system, although it may be placed in the middle seat if the window seat is vacant, or if the restraint system does not block access to the aisle. If you are uncertain, the flight attendant can assist in determining if middle seat is acceptable.

Car seats airplane, child restraint devices CARES harness back
CARES harness (front) Photo courtesy of Tim Kelley AmSafe CARES harness

Other Child Restraint Device Policies

In addition to the standard CRS, children who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds and are 40 inches or less may use an Aviation Child Safety Device (ACSD) for added security. Currently the AmSafe CARES Restraint is the only approved ACSD and must bear a label that reads:

FAA APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH
14 CFR 21.302(d) APPROVED FOR
AIRCRAFT USE ONLY

BABY AND CHILD MEALS ON ALASKA AIRLINES

In response to current CDC guidelines, Alaska Airlines are minimizing contact and will have limited offerings for inflight food and beverage service. We recommend that you pack your own food and refillable water bottle. Food and beverage options may vary. Please refer to the pre-order menu for your specific flight for more information. Alaska Airlines do not provide baby food or child meal options.

ALASKA AIRLINES IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN

Choose from over 500 free movies and browse 550+ episodes of more than 80 TV series in their onboard entertainment library. Most aircraft feature Alaskan Airlines streaming entertainment system Alaska Beyond Entertainment, letting you watch free movies and TV shows on your own device.

OTHER FAMILY SERVICES PROVIDED

Elite Leave for new parents -The Elite Leave lets you keep the elite status Mileage Plan™ benefits you’ve earned for another year. Apply now, and we’ll help you keep your elite status for another year during your pregnancy or parental leave.

ALASKA AIRLINES FACEMASK POLICIES FOR CHILDREN

In response to CDC guidelines, all guests 2 and older will be required to wear a mask or face covering over their nose and mouth — with no other exceptions.

INDIVIDUAL AIRLINE INFORMATION FOR FLYING WITH KIDS

Find out all the information about flying with kids on your airline. From car seats to strollers to lap infants to bassinets, luggage allowance, facilities on board and much much more.

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