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Essential Airplane Bassinet Seat Information With Over 60+ Airlines

Updated April 2024

How to request an airplane bassinet, how to use them, age & weight restrictions, airlines that charge, photos of different types, advantages of having a bassinet on the plane & more!

The Ultimate Airplane Bassinet Seat Information With Over 60+ Airlines, How to book, use and airline bassinet fees.
Bassinet on planes vary in look and weight/age capacity
  • An airplane bed for baby is known largely as a bassinet. Define bassinet, I hear you ask? They are small beds for babies under two which are provided by many airlines. They are sometimes referred to as skycots, baskets, cots, sky cradles or as an airplane baby bed. There are a limited number of these onboard on some flights, (which makes these plane bassinets very popular with families flying with infants.)
  • This easy parents ‘how-to’ guide will help you determine whether one of these airline provided bassinets is an option for you depending on what your airline provides, the airline requirements, whether there is an additional cost and whether your baby will fit.
  • As an ex flight attendant and a parent, I’ve had plenty of experience using various different airline bassinets for my own babies and helped many other parents with my old airline. This complete, updated useful 2024 guide will give you all the essential airplane bassinet seat information you need to know before and after requesting these special bassinet bulkhead seats with a baby bassinet – to help your baby sleep on a flight. (Booking is never fully guaranteed, which is why I use the word request and explain why below.)
  • Included are photos of the bassinets from many different airlines as well as the individual requirements for each airlines bassinet in terms of weight, age, length and any other requirements. e.g some airlines restrict bassinet use when a baby reaches 6 months, and some 18m-2 years. Many will fit a 12 month old, including my 95% percentile baby! I also list the pros and cons of having a bassinet on the plane, so you can decide what is the best option for you.

This is the original guide which I revise regularly to keep up to date.

my baby in a British airways bassinet
My then 12 month old in her BA bassinet
bassinet on a virgin flight with my sleeping baby
My then 9 month old in the Virgin bassinet – a different style.
Turkish Airlines bassinet
Turkish Airlines Bassinet. Airplane travel with a young infant can be much easier if you can snag a seat with one.

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO REQUESTING & USING AN AIRPLANE BASSINET

This inflight beds for babies travel guide also includes a quick reference table and insider information compiled by me, a former flight attendant, so you can easily compare information on over 60 airlines baby bassinet seat policies and see pictures of where plane bassinet seats are located. You will find answers to questions about topics such as:

  • FULL details of which airlines provide. Over 60 airlines details below!
  • Age, Size and weight limits vary
  • See photos of different types available
  • What is a baby bassinet for airplane use?
  • Airlines that charge for their use
  • Pros and Cons
  • How to request a bassinet for the flight
  • See photos of different types of the baby airplane bed available
  • Bassinet and car seat options
  • Lots of helpful tips

Airplane Bassinet Meaning

First off, a little bit of airline terminology will help you understand what airline staff are talking about when you are requesting a certain seat:

Bassinet Seat meaning: An airplane bassinet seat, is a small bed for babies which is can be fixed to the airplane bulkhead wall (the wall behind the galley, or toilets or another cabin). See my photos below showing this.

What is a bulkhead seat? A bulkhead seat is an airplane seat behind the partition wall aka bulkhead wall which separates the cabin seats from the galley, from another cabin class, the toilets. i.e. a seat with bassinet facility available.

This is the bulkhead seat by the window. You can see the 2 circular attachments used for the bassinet type on this aircraft. This can fit one sky cradle aka airplane bassinet.
This is the bulkhead seat by the window. You can see the 2 circular attachments used for the bassinet type on this aircraft. This can fit one sky cradle aka plane bassinet. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)
These are the bulkhead seats in the middle section, typically seats DEFG where there is usually space for two airplane bassinets.
These are the bulkhead seats in the middle section, typically seats DEFG where there is usually space for two airplane bassinets. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

A bulkhead seat does not have another seat immediately in front of it which make them desirable for those wanting extra legroom. Some airlines sell them as preferred seats, even to parents who need the bassinet.

Due to the extra legroom they are also desirable to other passengers without children.

There are normally two bulkhead rows in economy; however this can vary depending on the aircraft configuration. Business and first class often only have one bulkhead row or option for the baby airplane bed.

In economy, the tray table is usually located in the armrest and if available, the inflight TV is on the wall in front or stowed below the seat when not in use.

The photos above show how the TV looks once removed from under the seat in my economy seat. For take-off and landing, carry-on baggage cannot be stowed on the floor at any bassinet, bulkhead or exit positions. So have whatever you need on you in case there is a long taxi or delay before take-off

These bulkhead seats can house airplane bassinets on the walls and also offer slightly more room for wheelchair passengers. N.B Wheelchair passengers will always be given priority over infants when it comes to these seats.

This is why asking for or ‘booking’ a bassinet is always a request and not a guarantee, as if someone with a higher priority needs the bassinet seat, then your seat will be moved. This is not common, but can happen.


Some airlines charge for the bassinet

Some airlines are now charging for these seats to capitalize on this. As always, the actual bassinet or baby bed is free to use, but the airline charges for the physical seat position. (Thankfully, these airlines are still in the minority with most airlines giving families with infants priority.)

Some of these airlines include Thai Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss and others. More details under each airline below. – full details of who charges is on the chart below and highlighted in red.)

These special airplane seats for infants with beds can only be used after take-off and before landing when the flight is in cruising altitude. In most cases, babies must be removed if the seat belt sign is switched on for turbulence.

In some premium cabins, these inflight bassinets for babies can be built into the seat compartment as pictured below.

B777-United-bassinet-business
Business Class United Bassinet on a long haul flight. These are smaller than standard bassinets

Bassinet Types can vary from airline to airline and even cabin class

Bassinets in airplanes can come in different styles with some reclining, a few styles have foldable hoods to help baby sleep in a darker, calm environment; but the majority are similar in style – rectangular with raised sides, which attach to the bulkhead wall.

Some bassinets on airplanes have mesh parts and usually a portion of the top closes either by Velcro or a zip fastener. Others have restraint harnesses or adjustable straps built in for extra safety on board.

Your airlines bassinet for planes may not be the same as another airlines and can even vary from cabin class and aircraft type.


Bassinet sizes vary

Bassinet sizes vary from airline to airline due to varying requirements on the weight, length and age of baby to use the bassinet after take-off. It is therefore useful to know these bassinet weight limits and other requirements before you book your flight to see if you can use the airplane bassinet. We have you covered with over 60 airlines bassinet details in our chart!

For example, the bassinet on Singapore airlines can fit a baby weighing up to 14 kgs (30.81 lbs) as long as they fit inside one measuring 76.8 cm x 29.8 x 15.8 cm.


The age of babies who can use a bassinet also depend on the airplane type and airline.

Airline bassinets are generally for babies under the age of two. However, babies over 1 year old may not fit comfortably or meet the requirements by individual airlines, so do check the table below to see what options are available to your family. As a very rough guide, most will fit a 1 year old infant.

Some airlines require that a baby must be over 7 days old to use a bassinet. The useful chart below highlights all the information so you can quickly see which airline best meets your needs.


Not all airplanes have them

No, this depends on the airline, type of airplane and the route. The majority of long haul flights will have bassinets for babies to sleep in – (some even for short haul flights!) There are a limited number onboard, with some airlines operating a first come, first served basis and others giving preference to younger babies.

However, if you are flying with a budget or low cost carrier, then often even if it’s a long-haul flight, (eg TUI, Ryan Air, bassinets are not provided.

Each airline has different policies on the age or weight of the baby permitted in the bassinet and procedures on how to request an airplane baby bed. If you have a young baby, it is these kind of facilities for infants on flights which may make you choose one airline over another.

You will find details of over 60 airlines policies plus extra information to help you secure an airplane skycot for your baby below.


Benefits of using a plane bassinet

  • Baby has somewhere to sleep
  • Parents can eat without having to hold a baby
  • A bassinet seat location is often free for at least one parent.

Safety

Airplane bassinets are either built into the airplane or most commonly, affixed to the bulkhead wall. Some secure the baby with a zip over section, whereas others offer harnesses. Only Virgin Atlantic and Qantas currently allow a baby to stay inside a bassinet when it is turbulent due to the harness.


What Does The Airline Bassinet Table Include?

The table below also depicts additional essential airline bassinet seat information including the airline bassinet weight limit restrictions and measurements, plus extra tips and information for over 60 airlines.

This also covers reservation policies and which airlines have priority policies – ie if there are a number of infants on board the flight – who is most likely to be given the seat for the inflight bassinet?

The table also details which airline charge for the bulkhead seat/airplane seat for baby.

All of this information is researched and updated regularly to help you make an informed decision before you book your flight. Be aware that airlines do have varying requirements and these can change.

Please always check with your airline before you travel or book an airplane bassinet for baby.

If you know all about flight bassinets, are in a hurry and just want to quickly compare airline policies – head directly to the quick reference airline bassinet table below. If you have a few questions, read through these FAQ first to help. At the very end of this page are the full details of each airlines bassinet policy.


Pros and Cons of an Airline Baby Bassinet


How Do You Get a Bassinet on a Plane?

  • If you are flying with a lap baby and require one, you need to request an airplane bassinet seat, via your airline or booking agent. Requesting, can sometimes be done online like on British Airways, but often you will need to call the airline. 
  • Requesting is often called ‘booking a bassinet,’ however, this does give the wrong impression, as bassinets are never fully guaranteed. e.g. because of a last minute airplane change, or another passenger has a greater need for that seat i.e. a wheelchair passenger – which is why technically, it is a request.
  • The actual seat is a normal passenger seat, which can either have the bassinet fixed to the wall in front, or in premium cabins there is sometimes a special compartment built in which is the bassinet. Some airlines charge extra for these ‘special’ seats, including Turkish Airlines,  as there are at the bulkhead position – a desired place for extra legroom. I have detailed which ones in the comparison chart below.
  • If you are flying with a US or Canadian airline, you are only given the option of an airline baby bassinet at the boarding gate. It is very much on a first come, first served basis, so it is imperative you check in early and get to the gate as soon as possible to secure one.
  • Some airlines give preference to the youngest babies (eg Qantas) so you will not have your inflight bassinet confirmed until all infants have been checked in for the flight.
  • I recommend to always double check and call the airline to check a request has been noted. I also use the airline seat map to check it is correct by using www.seatguru.com and the airline website – check the aircraft type and my seat number.
  • At check in or bag drop, I always again check the status of the bassinet and ask if there is any potential for a spare empty seat: great to put some essential items from your carry-on instead of the overhead locker.
  • After take-off, a crew member should immediately get the airline infant bassinet and install it for you once the seat belt sign has been switched off. If they forget, do ask!
  • Most airlines require you to remove your baby from the bassinet if it is bumpy or turbulent in-flight. A bassinet cannot be used for taxi, take-off or landing.
  • Plane bassinet weight limits must be adhered to. You may be asked the weight of your baby before they set it up for you.
  • Airlines can never guarantee ‘baby bassinet’ flights due to operational reasons like last minute changes of aircraft.

Can I use a bassinet and a car seat?

No, car seats cannot normally be used in bassinet seats. You cannot request a bassinet seat if you have purchased a seat to use a car seat or other CRD restraint for your baby.

As the airplane baby cots positions are located on the bulkhead seats, you would be unable to use your car seat at these seats as it would stop another family traveling with an infant from using them.

It is unlikely you will be offered the bulkhead on planes unless there are are no other infants onboard or any wheelchair passengers. Airlines will let you choose one option or the other, so that they can offer the convenience of the bassinets to another family if you are using your car seat.


Turbulence

Most airline staff will request you to remove your baby if it is turbulent,  Virgin Atlantic (and Qantas) are an exception due to their bassinet design and restraint buckles. (Thank you!)

Below is a picture of the Virgin Atlantic baby bassinet harness which allows baby to stay in the bassinet in flight, even if there is turbulence during your journey.

Virgin Atlantic bassinet, baby bassinet for airplane
The Virgin Bassinet in flight ready for use. It is a comfy airplane baby bed for younger babies.
airplane bassinet on Emirates B777-300 ER. How to book, use and airline bassinet fees.
Economy bassinet on Emirates B777-300 ER (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

What do bassinets on the plane look like? Are they the same on every airline?

Most airlines have wall-mounted baby bassinets for airplanes (at a bulkhead position) but a couple have bassinets that go on the floor – (some made out of cardboard and others like plastic sleeping bags, although these are very rare to see these days.)

The British Airways bassinet has a version like the above photo for smaller babies and a fabric ‘car seat’ style which reclines for older babies which is also fitted to a folded down table as pictured below.

bassinet on airplane. British Airways reclining chair airplane bassinet - photo copyright Carrie Bradley
Bassinet on airplane -British Airways reclining bassinet – photo copyright Carrie Bradley/Flying With A Baby

In some business and first class cabins, (e.g. Virgin Australia) the bassinet on airplanes are built in and are different to the ones in the economy cabin.

For photos of different types of airline infant bassinets see my bassinet photo album on my Flying With A Baby Facebook Page. Please do follow for plenty of family travel tips!

I’m on a Codeshare Flight, Who do I Request the Airplane Bassinet With?

If you are on a codeshare flight, the airplane bassinet sizes, availability, and rules could be completely different from the airline you book your flight with!

The airline you are actually flying with, is the airline responsible for your request for a bassinet on a plane.

Bassinet locations on the Plane

To find seats with the bassinet facility, airline websites usually have seatmaps for the aircraft type. Another useful resource is SeatGuru, where you can see not only the fixed bassinets positions, but where the lavatories, galley and exits are, as well as the exact seat number of the bassinet.

They often look like this and have small holes on the bulkhead bassinet seat positions for the baby cot to attach to. Tray tables are usually stowed in the armrest and TV’s below the seat.

Bassinet on airplane. Emirates airline bulkhead position, showing where the baby bassinets are placed. These are airplane bassinet seats
bulkhead bassinet position on Emirates B777-300 ER economy class. These are airplane bassinet seats. Note the armrest comes up between the middle seats. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

Airplane Bassinet Covers

Some people use a lightweight blanket and some tape to shield their little one from bright cabin lights in the airplane baby cot. Alternatively, there is a great product, Cozigo – which is not only an airplane bassinet sleep cover but a UV stroller cover too.

The CoziGo airplane bassinet cover (affiliate link) retails at AUS $99.95 and can be shipped worldwide or can be bought from Amazon.co.uk. (affiliate link) It’s currently not available on the USA or Australia Amazon sites but can be shipped worldwide.

We are firm fans of this airline bassinet cover as it works brilliantly. It is quite expensive, but if you use it as a UV stroller sleep cover too, it is well worth it in my opinion.

The CoziGo bassinet sleep cover will fit on the normal style of bassinets like below

Fly Babee, CoziGo bassinet cover review airline stroller cover, buggy cover UV50+
Cozigo airline bassinet and UV stroller cover (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

and will fit on the toddler style British Airways bassinet seat like this:

Cozigo on the toddler/older baby bassinet seat on British Airways.
Cozigo on the toddler/older baby bassinet seat on British Airways. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

Do all airlines allow the CoziGo Bassinet Cover?

Most airlines do allow the foldable and portable CoziGo airplane bassinet cover, but check with your airline first. Airlines usually state on their website in the ‘travelling with children’ section or ‘comfort device’ section if they have a policy.

If you are flying with Virgin Atlantic, it may be worth using the term “Bassinet Cover” if queried, as some airline policies do not mention specific permitted brands although they do approve it, whereas others take the stance if the particular brand is not approved on the airline website, it won’t be allowed.

If you are pretty sure your comfort device is permitted then my top tips are:

  1. Be patient and polite – as crew are not always used to seeing these type of products.

2. Politely ask the cabin crew if they can check their manual when they have a moment (they always have it on them).

3. Advise them that it may come under comfort device, bassinet cover, bassinet canopy rather than the actual brand name of CoziGo.

4. It also worth taking a screenshot of the airlines website, in case the crew are not familiar with the comfort device and think it is restricted. Here are some examples of airlines which approve the CoziGo on their website:

virgin atlantic comfort aid rules
CoziGo permission BA
Find out more information about CoziGo on British Airways
Emirates cozigo
Emirates only allows CoziGo and specify it by name. More details here

Are there any downsides to having the plane bassinet bulkhead seat?

The most complained about issue for baby airplane travel and plane bassinets is regarding the arm rest. As shown in the image below, on the newer fleet for aircraft, on a row of 4, the very middle armrest will lift up only.

The other armrests do not lift up as they house the tray-table or technical parts for the TV within the armrest.

This can be an issue if you have another child seated next to you who can’t lift the armrest to lie down on you. (On a row of 3 by a bulkhead bassinet seat, NONE of the armrests move regardless if a newer or older aircraft.)

Unless there are no other babies from another family needing the bassinet, only two people from your booking reservation (plus baby) will be allocated this row.

This is to ensure that another family can use the bassinet. Other members of your booking will normally be seated close by; usually the seat immediately behind or in the adjacent row.

Emirates bassinet row showing where armrests can move up, How to book, use and airline bassinet fees.
The blue arrow shows the only armrest that moves up on newer aircraft. This applies to the bulkhead bassinet seat row of 4 seats only. The bulkhead seats by the windows all have rigid armrests. This example is of an Emirates new Boeing 777 bassinet seat. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

Which Airlines have Bassinets for Infants? Quick Reference Table of 60+ Airlines & Their AIRPLANE BASSINET WEIGHT LIMITS

Airlines highlighted in Red charge for the bassinet seat selection. (Swipe table to left to see more of the table info if on mobile)

AirlineMax Weight
of Baby
Max Length
& Age of Baby
Bassinet DimensionsFurther Info inc. extra
costs (if applicable)
Aer Lingus18.5kg
(40.7lbs)
N/A74.5cm x 37.5 cmPre booking required. Available on international flights.
One of the most generous bassinets in terms of weight
allowance.
Aeroflot
11 kgs
(24lbs)
N/A
Under One
N/AAvailable on medium and long haul flights.
Aero Mexico11 Kgs
(24lbs)
The adult will have to buy an AM Plus seat, to receive the crib service
Air Canada12 kgs
(25 lbs)
N/A18H x 35.5W x 81cm/ or
7″H x 14″W x 32″L
Only available in economy class.
For babies unable to sit upright.
Availability only confirmed at flight departure.
Air France10 kgs
(22 lbs)
70cm/27”N/AOnly available in economy/premium economy and business class long haul flights. Request by phone ASAP.
Air IndiaUnder 2 years71cm x 36cm x 19cmInfant must fit in bassinet
Air Mauritius11 kgs
(24lbs)
12 months up to 74 cm tall
Air New Zealand11.8 kgs
(26lbs)
Only available on international flights. Bassinets come with sheets, pillow and blanket.
These bassinets have a small charge as preferred seats
Air SeychellesNo bassinets available
Air Transat11 kgs
(24lbs)
68 cm68 x 30 x 15cm/27 x 12 x 6 inA child that can sit up alone is not allowed in the bassinet.
Seat charged at $140 per seat additional.
Alaska AirNo bassinet available
American
Airlines
9 kgs
(20lbs)
Must be under
two
28″L , 12″ W and 6.5″ DAvailable on B777 and some B767 aircraft. Cannot be reserved in advance. Will be allocated at the gate.
ANA10 kgsOn international aircraft.
Asianaall aircraft except A350 under 14kg
for economy. See other
info for more details
76 cm76.8cm x 29.8 x 15.8 cm
29.92″ x 11.73 x 6.22″
*Business Class
A380, A350, B777 : height of 71 cm or below + weight of less than 10 kg
B747, A330, B767, A321 : height of 76 cm or below + weight of less than 14 kg
Economy Class
A350 : height of 71 cm or below + weight of less than 14
All aircrafts(except A350) : height of 76 cm or below + weight of less than 14
Avianca11 kgs
(24lbs)
74 cm
age 12
months or less
74.93 x 33.99 x 22cm
29.5 X 13.38 X 8.82 inches
Airport may require confirmation of request on day of flight.
Documentation- Avianca recommend taking paediatricians certificate of weight and size of baby/
British Airways8kg (17.5lb) for carrycot
12.5kgs
(27.5 lbs)
for the child seat
Carry cot up to 6 months/
Child seat up to 2 years if all other requirements met.
N/ABA have carrycot style for young infants and reclining chair child seat style for up to 2 years old (max 12.5kgs) which is put in the same bassinet position. Can book online and choose seat at same time as booking flight online. Bassinets available on all long except on London City to JFK service.
Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon12 kgs
(26 lbs)
6 months but flexible76.2 cm x 38.1 cm x20.3 cm
(30″ x 15″ x 8″)

Not available on A321-neo.
China AirlinesUnder 11kg
(24.2lbs)
less than 71cm/28″No bassinet on  A321neo
China Southern Airlines25lbs
(12kgs)
70cmOnly available in Mingzhu Economy Class ( premium) or economy class and if the flight is over 3 hours. Must reserve at least 24 hours before the flight.
CondorNo bassinets available
Czech Airlines11 kgs
(24lbs)
75cm x 32 x 22Must be requested when you book your seat.
Delta9kg
(20 lbs)
26″28″L x 14″W x 8″ HBassinet seat given at boarding gate but can be requested by contacting reservations. Only 2 skycots per aircraft.
Easy JetNo bassinet available
El Al18kgs (39.68lbs)9 months74 cm x 22.5 x 34 cmFree unless on a Lite ticket.
Emirates11 kgs
(24.2lbs)
N/A
Age 2 limit although EK state “Whilst our bassinets are designed for babies up to two years old, we won’t be able to provide one if your baby doesn’t fit safely.”
First class are 63.5 cm long and 28 cm wide (25 in x 11 in)
74.93 long x 33.03 cm wide x 16.51 cm deep (29.5 in x 13 in x 5 in) in Business Class and Economy Class.
Contact reservations to book.
Etihad11kg
(24lbs)
75cm tall29″L x13″ Wx 8.5″ H
(75 x 33 x 21 cm)
EVA Air14 or 16 kgs.
(30.81 or
35.2 lbs)
Under 8
months old
Varies from 70.8cm Long x 29.8cm Wide
to 77.8cm Long x 34.9cm Wide
Full details of each aircrafts bassinet size below.
Royal Laurel Class Baby Bassinet install between 138CM ~ 141CM height on the B777
Finn Air
9kgs
(20 lbs)
Length is 70cm (27.5″)
70 x30 x 20 cm
Seats are chargeable!
Frontier AirlinesNo bassinets available
Garuda Indonesia14 kg76.9 cm x 29.9 x 20 cm
Gulf Air10 kgs
(22 lbs)
26″
up to 7 months
old
Hawaiian9 kgs
(20lbs)
Under 232″ x 14.5 x 7″Available on request on
all Japan routes and
Auckland (New Zealand) Austin, Texas (USA), Boston (USA) Incheon (Korea), JFK New York (USA), Sydney (Australia) and
These are on international A330 /B787 flights and the accompanying adult must purchase a bassinet compatible “Extra Comfort Seat’ in row 14. Full details below.
Iberia11 kgs
(24lbs)
8 months36x76x14cmAvailable on international flights.
only.
Depending on the cabin class, booking a seat will incur an additional cost. 
Iceland AirNo bassinets available
ITA 11 kgs
(24lbs)
76cm Can be requested at time of booking.
JAL10.5 kgs
(23lbs)
77cm x 32.5 x 15 cmAvailable on international routes.
jetBlueNo bassinets available
Jetstar Airways11kgs
(24lbs)
8 days to
18 Months
71cmL x 38cmW x26cmH
28″x15x10.5″
Available on B787 International
routes only
KLM10 kgs
(22lbs)
65 cmCan book online or by phone
Korean Air11 kgs
(24lbs)
75cm/2.46ft or less75cmx34cmx22.4cm
29.5″ x 13.38″ x 8.82″
Latam Airlines10 kgs
(22.5 lbs)
under 71cm
(28″)
There is a charge for the bassinet ranging from US$ 45 to $140 plus sales tax unless in LATAM+ seat
Lufthansa11 kgs
(24lbs)
67 cmA seat reservation fee may apply depending on type of ticket.
Malaysia
Airlines
Fixed bassinet
11kg (24lbs) Wall Mounted
15kg (33lbs)
Under 275 cm x 34 x 22.4 cm/
29.5″ x 13.38 x 8.82
Phone to book. Only available in economy and business cabins.
Miat Mongolian
Airlines
11 kgs
(24lbs)
75cm75 cm x 34 x 22.4cmYou can request at check in
Norse
Airlines
12kg
(26.4lbs)
80 x 30 cmSeats which have
bassinets are 1G, 11H
and 27D. The additional
fee is $45 per sector for
the bassinet. PLUS a fee ranging between $100-120 for the bassinet seat location as it is an extra legroom seat.
QantasUnder 11 kgs
(24lbs)
Under 271 cm x 31 cm x 26 cm
Seat with Bassinet is available for a charge, subject to availability, for customers travelling in international Economy and is complimentary for customers travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy cabins, on flights operated by B787, A380 and A330 aircraft.

This charge includes the seat with bassinet only.
A cost may apply for any adjacent seats booked.

Baby must be able to lie flat in the bassinet at the time of travel.
Porter AirlinesNo bassinets available
Qatar11 kgs (24lbs)Under 2
Height 22.4cm / 8.8″, Length 75cm/ 29.52″
Width 34cm / 13.38″
Bassinets are not available in the First Class cabin on-board the Airbus 380. 
Ryan AirDo not provide bassinets
Singapore14 kgs
(30.81 lbs)
76.8 cm x 29.8 x 15.8 cm All passengers travelling with infants in the same booking may select Forward Zone Seats or Standard Seats in advance for free.
South African Airways10 kgs (22lbs)75cm
SouthwestNo bassinets available
Sri Lankan16kgUnder 12
months
24 “x 12 x 8 “The most generous weight allowance bassinet.
SunwingNo bassinets
Swiss Air11kgs
(24lbs)
70cm
Up to 8 months
70cm x 30cm x 20cmCharge $99 for each segment for each pax to sit next to parent at bassinet seat.
TAP Portugal11kgs
(24lbs)
12 months75 cm (29″) x 34 cm (13″) x 22.4 cm (8.8″)Available on long-haul flights and in Executive Class of some medium-haul aircraft;
The baby should always be seen to fit comfortably inside the crib.
Thai Airways10 kgs
(22 lbs)
6 monthsSeats with baby bassinet facility in economy class are considered ‘Preferred Seats’ and are chargeable.
Bassinet service for infants can be requested at check-in only. Charges can range from $15 -$200 depending on where from and where you are flying too.
TUI No bassinets available.
Turkish Airlines11 kgs
(24lbs)
75cm x 34cmBassinet seat is charged between $19- $249 per person per leg. The parent/companion must provide a weight declaration for the infant).
United AirlinesWall mounted
15.8kgs (35lbs) or

Fixed Bassinet
11.3 kgs (25lb)
Wall mounted dimensions are 32’Lx 14.5″Wx 7″H
Fixed Bassinet dimensions (Polaris Business) are 27.6″L x13.35″Wx6.54″H
International on B757-200, B767, B777, and B787. No bassinets in First Class and B787-800 is the only plane which has them for Economy. See Below for detailed information and photos.
Virgin Atlantic11kg
(24.25lbs)
See other info. Varies from 75cm (29.5″)-76cm (30″) depending on cabin class.(Economy / premium economy):
72.7cm l x 28.6cm
(28.6”x11.25” )

Upper class all: 76 cm x 35cm x 24cm
(29.9” x 13.8” x 9.4”)
*baby can remain in bassinet when seat belt sign is on…

Boeing 787-9, Airbus A330 and Airbus A350
Economy and Premium max weight 11kg/24.25lbs and length of 76 cm/30”.


Upper Class all aircraft max weight of 11 kg (24.25lb) and length of 75cm/29.9”
Virgin AustraliaNo longer available
WestJetUnder 11kg or max
(25lbs)
26 in. (66cm)In economy, on B787-9 only
On 9B, 9D, 9F, 9J and 25E. Baby must be unable to sit upright
Researched by Carrie Bradley/ Flying With A Baby
Fly Babee, CoziGo bassinet cover review airline stroller cover, buggy cover UV50+
Cozigo airplane bassinet and UV stroller cover (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

How big is the bassinet on a plane? FULL Details of 60+ Airline Bassinet Policies

Which airlines provide baby bassinets? The below are direct information from each airlines website regarding their skycots or bassinets for planes or from when I have written and requested the information.

Disclaimer: Note I do fully research and check this data with airlines directly, but I cannot be held responsible for any bookings based on this and I do urge you to double check before confirming your ticket.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF 60 + AIRLINE BASSINET POLICIES

aer lingus bassinet
Aer Lingus Bassinet

AER LINGUS

Max weight of baby permitted: 18.5kgs (40.7lbs)

Further information about Aer Lingus bassinets:

  • Baby bassinet seats can be pre-booked for transatlantic flights, subject to availability.

Aero Mexico

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kg/24 lbs.

Further information about Aero Mexico bassinets

  • The adult will have to buy an AM Plus seat to use the bassinet.

Air Canada

Max weight of baby permitted: 12 kgs (25lb)

Further information about Air Canada bassinets:

  • The Air Canada bassinets size are 18H x 35.5W x 81cm/ or 7″H x 14″W x 32″L
  • The seat selection for the passenger holding the baby is free. Any others are chargeable at $160CAN as they are bulkhead extra legroom seats.
  • Plane Bassinets are assigned on a first come, first served basis, subject to availability at time of flight departure.
  • Bassinets may be provided on the following aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789), Boeing 787-8 (788), Boeing 777-300ER (77W), Boeing 777-200LR (77L), Airbus A330 (333)

Air France - Economy bassinet
London to San Francisco, CA.
Air France – Economy bassinet
London to San Francisco, CA.

Air France

Max weight of baby permitted: 10kg/22lbs.

Further information about Air France bassinets

  • You can request a bassinet on long-haul flights in the Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins, subject to availability.
  • Babies must measure less than 70cm/27in
  • Book by phone at least 48 hours before departure.

Air India

Max age of baby permitted: Must be under two and fit in these bassinet dimensions. 71cm x 36cm x 19cm

Further information about Air India Bassinets:

  • The paid seat selection doesn’t include Bassinet seats for infants which are free of charge.

Air Mauritius

Max weight of baby permitted: 11 kg (24lbs)

Further information about Air Mauritius Bassinets

  • Can accommodate infants up to 12 months old and/or weighing up to 11 kg, depending on whichever condition is more restrictive.
  • Baby can be up to 74 cm tall.

Air New Zealand bassinet: Baby girl was 7 months old and 10kg

Air New Zealand

Max weight of baby permitted: 11.8kg (26lb)

Further information about Air New Zealand bassinets:

  • There’s a small charge for choosing the seat.
  • Bassinet sizes are: 73.66cm (29in) long and 34.29cm (13.5in) wide

Air Transat

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kg (24 lbs), with a maximum size of 68cm.

Further information about Air Transat bassinets:

  • The bassinet is not available on small airplanes and can be confirmed available onboard only, according to some conditions.
  • There is a charge of $140 per seat to sit at the bulkhead seat. A child that can sit up alone cannot be in a bassinet for security reasons.
  • The cradle size is 68 X 30 X 15 cm//27 x 12 x 6 in
  • A kit containing infant-care items for children, plus surprises will be given out on all their flights. e.g: Headphones, Beach ball (aboard flights to the South), Activities booklet (aboard flights to Europe), Deck of cards (aboard flights from Europe and from the South).

B787 bassinet American Airlines
B787 bassinet American Airlines. Baby is 6 months old at 16 lbs and 9oz

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 20lbs/9kg

Further information about the American Airlines bassinets:

  • The American Airline bassinet size is 28″L , 12″ W and 6.5″ D
  • “Airplane bassinets are available on a first come, first serve basis at the gate for travel only on 777-200, 767-300, 777-300 and 787 aircraft for infants under 2 years old

ANA bassinet ANA Airlines Tokyo-Chicago. Baby 9 months old, 9kg, Boeing 777-300ER, Economy Class (1).jpg
ANA Airlines Tokyo-Chicago. Baby 9 months old, 9kg, Boeing 777-300ER, Economy Class

ANA (ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS)

Max weight of baby permitted: 10Kg

Further information about the ANA bassinets:

Bassinets with baby blankets are provided on all international aircraft for infants not occupying a seat. Please reserve by telephone 48 hours prior to departure. The number and position of bassinet seats are limited. Bassinets may differ depending on aircraft and are not available in First Class.

ANA provide a special blanket for passengers who have requested a baby bassinet.

The blanket is made from the same type of fabric used in Uchino’s Marshmallow Puff Gauze, which comes recommended by the Japan Atopic Dermatitis Patients Association.”


ASIANA

Max weight of baby permitted:

  • Business class A380, A350, B777 : height of 71 cm or below + weight of less than 10 kg
  • B747, A330, B767, A321 : height of 76 cm or below + weight of less than 14 kg.
  • Economy class: A350 : height of 71 cm or below + weight of less than 14kg. All other aircraft (except A350): height of 76 cm or below + weight of less than 14kg.

Further information about Asiana bassinets:

The baby bassinet can only be used after making a reservation, and reservations may close early due to limited quantities. If the specifications are exceeded, the baby bassinet cannot be used in the cabin even if an advance reservation was made, and the infant must sit with their guardian.


Avianca bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: Up to 11 kilograms (24lbs)

Further information about Avianca bassinet:

  • InFlight bassinet Age Limit: 12 months old or less
  • Height: Less than 74 centimeters
  • The bassinet size is 74.93 x 33.99 x 22cm/ 9.5 X 13.38 X 8.82 inches
  • The service is available for all routes operated by the A330 or B787.
  • Flights operated by Avianca Ecuador S.A. do not offer this service.

BA bassinet reclining, british airways bassinet carrycot. The Ultimate Airplane Bassinet Seat Information With Over 60+ Airlines, How to book, use and airline bassinet fees.
British Airways reclining chair type bassinet (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

BRITISH AIRWAYS

Max weight of baby permitted: 8kg (17.5lb), for the carry cot style and 12.5kgs (27.5lbs) for the child seats

Further information about the British Airways bassinet:

  • Available in advance on long haul flights only.
  • Child seats and carrycots are supplied free of charge, but are subject to availability on-board the aircraft on the day.
  • You may have to moved on the day IF there is a person with a greater need who requires it, such as a wheelchair user.
  • The carrycots supplied by BA are:
  • The max weight of 8kg (17.5lb) is applicable for the carry cot style.
  • Can only be used for an infant who is lying down
  • Available on all long haul flights (except on the London City to JFK service)
  • The child seats supplied by BA for larger babies are:
  • The max weight of 12.5kgs (27.5lbs) is applicable for the reclining child seat style of bassinet.
  •  Available on all long haul flights (except on the London City to JFK service)
  •  Adjustable to a variety of reclined positions
  • For infants under 6 months, the seat should always be used in the reclined position. For infants over 6 months, either position can be used.

Read our experiences of flying with a baby on British Airways here


Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon

Max weight of baby permitted: 12kgs (26.5lbs)

Further information about the Cathay bassinets:

  • A bassinet onboard measures 76.20cm (30″) x 38.10cm (15″) x 20.32cm (8″)
  • Please note, however, a baby older than 6 months may feel uncomfortable in a bassinet. On planes equipped with a bassinet, you will notice they have retractable hoods, like a stroller.
  • A request for a baby bassinet (BSCT) can be made at time of reservation if passenger is travelling with an infant.”
  • There are no bassinets on Airbus A321 neo aircraft.

China Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 11kgs (24.2lbs)

Further information about the China Airlines bassinets:

  • Babies must be less than 71cm/28 inches in length.
  • Bassinets are not available on A321neo

China Southern

Max weight of baby permitted: up to 12kg (25 lbs)

Further information about the China Southern bassinets

  • Baby bassinet is only available for infants aged between 14 days and 12 months.
  • Babies must be no taller than 70cm in length.
  • “Request for Baby bassinet service must be made at least 24 hours before flight departure. (Please note that Daylight Savings are not considered by the system for this deadline.
  • Baby bassinet service is ONLY available in Premium Economy Class and Economy Class on flights over 3 hours and operated by A380/A330/B777/B787 aircrafts.
  • To ensure safety and service of the flight,there is a limit on the number of bassinet available on each flight. We ask for your understanding if your request is denied due to the limit had been reached.”

Czech Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: up to 11kg (24 lbs)

Further information about the Czech Airlines bassinets

  • The size is of the bassinet is of 75 x 34 x 22cm.
  • It is only available on Airbus A319/A330 Business Class and on Airbus A330 Economy Class).

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Baby in bassinet (Delta Bassinet Image courtesy of Cartwheeling Down The Aisle.)
Delta airlines  bassinet Seattle to Amsterdam
Delta airlines bassinet Seattle to Amsterdam with the blanket and duct tape trick

DELTA SKYCOTS

Max weight of baby permitted: up to 20 lbs (9kg) and up to 26 inches long.

Further information about the Delta bassinets

  • Size of the Delta Skycots: 28″L x 14″W x 8″
  • Available on some international flights, free of charge, however there is a limit of 2 per aircraft.
  • SkyCots can be requested by contacting Reservations before arriving at the airport and then speaking with the gate agent at the boarding gate.
  • Baby can be up to 26 inches long.

El AL bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: 18kgs (39.68lbs)

Further information about the El Al bassinets:

  • Max age of infant is up to 9 months of age.
  • Bassinet seat is free of charge, (except for Lite tickets which are entitled to a single bassinet seat for an additional charge.
  • Passengers on flights to/from North America, are allowed 2 bassinet seats free of charge if available.
  • Bassinet cot dimensions: length – 74 cm; height/depth – 22.5 cm; width – 34cm

Emirates Bassinet Seat on the B777. How to book, use and airline bassinet fees.
Emirates Bassinet Seat (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

EMIRATES BASSINET

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Emirates bassinets:

  • Emirates baby bassinets in First class are 63.5 cm long and 28 cm wide (25 in x 11 in)
    74.93 long x 33.03 cm wide x 16.51 cm deep (29.5 in x 13 in x 5 in)
  • iIn Business Class and Economy Class they are approximately 75 x 33 x 22(29.5 x 13 x 8.8 inches) in size
  • Can fit up to the age of two IF they can fit in safely.
  • Read my review of flying Emirates with a baby.

Etihad bassinet with CoziGo sleep cover
Etihad bassinet with CoziGo sleep cover attached over it. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

ETIHAD

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Etihad bassinets:

  • The size of the Etihad bassinets are 29″L x13″ Wx 8.5″ H (75 x 33 x 21 cm)
  • Your baby must weigh no more than 11kgs on the day of departure.
  • Airplane bassinets are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

 EVA BAssinet US to Vietnam. My son was 6.5 months old at that time. It was Boeing aircraft.
EVA Bassinet on US to Vietnam flight with 6.5 months baby on a Boeing aircraft.

EVA AIR

Max weight of baby permitted: 14kg – 16kg dependent on aircraft and cabin class.

Further information about the Eva Air Bassinets

  • Under 8 months old.
  • Airplane bassinets are available aboard all EVA Air aircraft,
  • You will need to inform the airline of your baby’s date of birth, height and weight when you book your flight.
  • The bassinet sizes vary depending on the aircraft type as per below:

B777

  • Bassinet size: 70.8CM Long x 29.8CM Wide / Max weight of baby 14kg (only for Royal Laurel Class) 
  • Bassinet size: 77.8CM Long x 34.9CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 16kg

B787: Bassinet size: 70.8CM Long x 29.8CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 14kg

A332

  • Bassinet size: 76.8CM Long x 28.3CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 14kg
  • Bassinet size: 77.8CM Long x 34.9CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 16kg

A333

  • Bassinet size: 77.8CM Long x 34.9CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 16kg
  • Bassinet size: 70.8CM Long x 29.8CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 14kg

A321: Bassinet size: 70.8CM Long x 29.8CM Wide/ Max weight of baby 14kg


Finn Air

Max weight of baby permitted: 9kg (20lbs)

Further information about the Finn Air Bassinets

  • Finnair has baby baskets on intercontinental flights.
  • Length of bassinet is 70cm (27.5″)
  • Dimensions are 70 x30 x 20 cm
  • Bassinet Seats are chargeable.

Garuda Indonesia

Max weight of baby permitted: 9kgs (20lbs)

Further information about the Garuda bassinets:


Gulf Air

Max weight of baby permitted: 10kgs (22lbs)

Further information about the Gulf Air bassinets

  • Infants can be aged up to 7 months old and must be no more than 26” in length.
  • Bassinets are not available in Falcon Gold cabin on the Boeing Dreamliner 787

Hawaiian Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: 9kgs (20lbs)

Further information about the Hawaiian bassinets:

  • Bassinet size on Hawaiian is 32” in length, 14.5” in width and 7” in height.
  • Inflight bassinets are available in Extra Comfort on most of Hawaiian Airlines international flights on the A330 and B787 to/from the following cities:
    • Auckland, New Zealand (AKL)
    • Austin, Texas (AUS)
    • Boston, Massachusetts (BOS)
    • Haneda -Tokyo, Japan (HND)
    • Incheon, Korea (ICN)
    • Fukuoka, Japan (FUK)
    • Narita – Tokyo, Japan (NRT)
    • New York City, New York (JFK)
    • Osaka-Kansai, Japan (KIX)
    • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • There is a charge: the accompanying adult should purchase a bassinet-compatible Extra Comfort seat. If available, the accompanying adult must purchase an Extra Comfort seat in Row 14 (14 AB, CD or EG, HJ)
  • If you’d prefer not to purchase an Extra Comfort seat, you may see an airport customer service agent at check-in (on the day of departure) for bassinet availability. If available, Hawaiian Airlines will accept up to two (2) requests per flight. Confirmed bassinets will be assigned during the boarding process. Priority will be given to the customer with the earliest check-in time. *Bassinets are not guaranteed if requested upon check-in.

Iberia

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Iberia bassinets:

  • Bassinets are for babies less than 8 months old and up to 11kg on intercontinental flights. 
  • Dimensions are 36cm x 76cm x 14cm
  • Depending on the cabin class,  booking a seat will incur an additional cost.

ITA Italian Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: No more than 11kg (24lbs)

Further information about ITA bassinets:

  • Babies must be 76 cm tall and under.

Japan airlines November 2021
787 and 777 Economy BKK-HND-ORD basically the same looking bassinets on both legs.
Pictured at 7month at 9kg for reference
Japan Airlines Bassinet
787 and 777 Economy BKK-HND-ORD basically the same looking bassinets on both legs.
Pictured at 7month at 9kg for reference

JAL bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: 10.5kg (23.1lbs)

Further information about JAL bassinets:

  • Bassinets are ideal for infants weighing up to 10.5kg (age 2).
  • Dimensions (length: 72 cms, width: 30cms, and depth: 15 cms). 

jetBlue

jetBlue is very family friendly, but they do not provide a baby bassinet in airplanes yet.

Jetstar

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 11kgs (224lbs)
Further information about the Jetstar Bassinet

Jetstar only has bassinets on International flights on their B787 Dreamliner and the weight limit is 11kg (24lbs). Infants using the bassinet must be aged between 8 days and 18 months.


KLM airplane bassinet from Chicago to Amsterdam
KLM airplane bassinet from Chicago to Amsterdam

KLM

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 10kgs (22lbs)
Further information about KLM Bassinet

  • Available on intercontinental flights only.
  • These are suitable for babies that are no longer than 65 cm and weigh no more than 10 kg on the day of the trip.

Korean Air

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 11kgs (24lbs)
Further information about Korean Air bassinet

  • Available on international flights only (Economy Class and Prestige Class on some aircrafts)
  • Height: 75cm/2.46ft or less
  • The bassinet dimensions are 75cm x 34cm x 22.4cm (29.5″ x 13.38″ x 8.82″)
  • Must request prior to 48 hours before departure.
  • Note: Even if the request was made in advance, an infant who is taller or heavier than the allowed limit will not be given a bassinet in flight.

LATAM bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: 10kgs (22lbs)
Further information about the LATAM bassinet:

  • Infant must be under 71 cm (28″) 
  • There is only one bassinet on the Boeing 767 and 2 on Boeing 777 and 787 aircrafts. The Airbus 350 has further bassinets.
  • If you request this service you have to purchase the preferred seat for bassinet use, unless you are traveling in a LATAM+ seat.
  • If you travel with other passengers seats are assigned in accordance with availability and the conditions of the fare paid.

Lufthansa bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)
Further information about the Lufthansa bassinet:

  • The length of a baby should be under 67 cm in length.
  • Bassinets can be reserved up to 52 hours before your flight departs.
  • Depending on your booking class, a seat reservation fee for the seat with the bassinet may apply. 
Malaysian Airlines bassinet with the CoziGo Bassinet cover over.
Malaysian Airlines bassinet with the CoziGo Bassinet cover over. (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

Malaysia Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs) for Business Class fixed bassinet or 15kg (33lbs) for wall mounted
Further information about the Malaysian Airlines Bassinet

  • The size of the bassinet varies according to its mounting type. A standard bassinet is 75 cm in length, 34 cm in width, and 22 cm in height and can support 11-15 kg in weight.
  • Due to safety and storage reasons, passengers are not allowed to carry their own bassinets into the cabin.
  • Read my review on flying with a baby on Malaysia Airlines.

Miat Mongolian

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Miat Mongolian bassinets:

  • The dimensions of the MIAT bassinet are: 75 х 34 х 22.4 см (29.5 x 13.38 x 8.82 inch)

Norse Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: 12kg (26.4lbs)

Further information about the Norse Airlines bassinet:

  • Seat with bassinets are located at 1G, 11H and 27D and those seats must be booked through Customer Care.
  • The additional fee is $45 per sector for using the physical bassinet. PLUS a fee ranging between $100-120 for the bassinet seat location as it is an extra legroom seat. (Note: the fare for an infant on the lap is $135)
  • The bassinet measures 80 x 30 cm

PORTER AIRLINES 

Porter Airlines do not have bassinets or a bassinet seat for baby in flight. Airplanes which operate short-haul flights are not equipped with diaper-changing tables.


flying with a baby tips, Essential airline bassinet seat chart, qantas bassinet
Qantas Bassinet (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)
QANTAS Dreamliner 777 Boeing Bassinet
QANTAS Dreamliner 777 Boeing Bassinet

QANTAS BASSINET

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Qantas bassinets:

  • Bassinets on Qantas flights are approximately 71cm long, 31cm wide, 26cm deep
  • A seat with a Bassinet is available for a charge, subject to availability, for customers travelling in international Economy and is complimentary for customers travelling internationally in First, Business or Premium Economy cabins, on flights operated by B787, A380 and A330 aircraft. This charge includes the seat with bassinet only. A cost may apply for any adjacent seats booked.
  • Domestic Flights: Bassinets are only available on domestic flights operated by A330 aircraft and cannot be booked in advance, but can be requested at the time of check-in, subject to availability.
  • Must be booked and travelling with an adult (parent or guardian)
  • Must be less than 2 years of age, weigh less than 11kg and be able to lie flat in the bassinet at the time of travel.
  • Read my experience of flying with a baby on Qantas

qatar airways bassinet, flying with a baby
bassinet on Qatar Airways on a flight to Doha.

QATAR AIRWAYS

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Qatar Airways bassinets:

  • Bassinets are not available in the First Class cabin on-board the Airbus 380. 
  • To check availability of a Bassinet position seat on a specific aircraft and within a particular cabin, please contact the nearest Qatar Airways office. 
  • Bassinet dimensions are:  Height 22.4cm / 8.8″, Length 75cm/ 29.52″
    Width 34cm / 13.38″

Read this experience of flying with a baby on Qatar Airways here.


kids asleep on flyaway mattress and plane pal on Singspore Airlines
Kids asleep on Flyaway mattress and Plane Pal on Singapore Airlines. Baby bassinet is seen too. (Photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)
Singapore Airlines - London to Singapore A380 economy
Singapore Airlines – London to Singapore A380 economy (photo credit: Carrie Bradley – Flying With A Baby)

SINGAPORE AIRLINES BASSINET

Max weight of baby permitted: 14kgs (30lbs) – Singapore airlines has one of the more generous weight limits on their bassinet for bigger babies.

Further information about the Singapore Airlines bassinets:

  • Bassinet seats are only available in Premium Economy and Economy Class
  • They are reserved for passengers with infants, on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Each bassinet measures at 768mm (L) x 298mm (W) x 158mm (H)
  • Families travelling with 2 or more infants may not be able to be seated together as the bassinet points may not be positioned side by side.
    Scoot flights do not have bassinets.
  • All passengers travelling with infants in the same booking may select Forward Zone Seats or Standard Seats in advance for free. Passengers with children in the same booking may select Standard Seats in advance for free.
  • Photo above is of the Singapore baby bassinet.
  • Airplanes on Singapore Airlines have liftable armrests on the middle bassinet seats.

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

Max weight of baby permitted: 10kgs (22lbs)

Further information about the South African Airways bassinets:

  • Infants must be no taller than 75cm
  • The baby bassinet is on a first come first served basis.
  • The crew member will be required to confirm the age, weight and length of the infant prior to bringing the bassinet.

SRI LANKAN

Max weight of baby permitted: 16kg (35.2lb)

Further information about the Sri Lankan bassinets:

  • You can order a bassinet through the Global Contact Center or at your nearest ticket office.
  • Bassinets are only for infants who are still unable to sit up unassisted.
  • Infants must weigh under 16kg.
  • Legs should not be extending out of the bassinet.
  • Bassinet size is approximately 24” X 12” X 8”)
  • When in use, the Infant shall be secured using the bassinet restraints.

SWISS AIR BABY BASSINETS

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kg (24lbs)

Further information about the Swiss Air bassinet:

  • The Swiss Air bassinet size is 70cm x 30cm x 20cm
  • Approved for babies up to 8 months old only
  • Baby bassinets are available in all flight classes on long haul flights and in Business Class on European flights.
  • The parent holding the infant does not need to pay for the seat selection, but there is a charge $99 for each segment, for each additional passenger wanting to sit next to them.

TAP PORTUGAL INFANT COTS

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the TAP Portugal bassinet:

  • The baby must not weigh more than 11kg/24lbs and the baby must be no more than 12 months old.
  • The cot dimensions are 75cm / 29 in long by 34 cm / 13 in wide and 22.4 cm / 8.8 in high;
  • The baby must always fit comfortably inside the cot

THAI

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 10kgs (22lbs)

Further information about the Thai bassinet:

  • The bassinet for babies is only for infants under 6 months old.
  • They must weigh less than 10kg and be under 26″ (67 cm) in length.
  • The Preferred seat is chargeable. Charges can range from $15 -$200 depending on where from and where you are flying too.

Turkish Airlines bassinet
Baby bassinet seat Turkish airlines

Turkish Airlines

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24lbs)

Further information about the Turkish Airlines bassinet:

  • Bassinet seat is charged $19- $249 per person per leg as it is an extra legroom seat. Passengers must purchase this seat before a bassinet request can be made.
  • The parent/companion must provide a weight declaration for the infant).
  • 75cm x34cm are the measurements of this airlines bassinet.
  • Bassinets are only available on some Economy and Business flights.

United Airlines Bassinet
United Airlines Wall Mounted Bassinet

United Airlines Bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: Wall mounted 15.8kgs (35lbs) or Fixed bassinet 11.3 kgs (25lb) which you will find in Business Class

Further information about the United bassinets:

  • Bassinets are available on international flights only on B757, B767, B777 and B787 aircraft.
  • There are two types of bassinet: wall mounted and fixed bassinets
  • Wall mounted dimensions are 32’Lx 14.5″Wx 7″H
  • Fixed Bassinet dimensions are 27.6″L x13.35″Wx6.54″H
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The Business Class United Fixed Bassinet on a long haul flight is smaller than the economy wall mounted bassinet.
The Business Class United Fixed Bassinet on a long haul flight is smaller than the economy wall mounted bassinet. (B777)
  • B757-200 Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats are located at 1AB, United Economy Plus 7DEF and none in Economy.
  • B757-300 No bassinets on this plane.
  • B767-300 ER– None in Polaris Business, Premium 21DF, Economy Plus 30DEF, Economy none.
  • B767-400 ER Bassinets are only available in United Premium at 20DF
  • B777-200 Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats are located at 9A, 9L, Premium at 20DEFG, Economy Plus 30DEFG, 41DEFG and none in United economy.
  • B777-300 ER Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats are located at 9A, 9L, Premium 20E, 20F, Economy Plus 30E, 30F, 46E, 46F and Economy none available
  • B787-10 Dreamliner Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats are located at 1A, 1L, Premium at 20AC, 20DEF, 20JL, and Economy Plus at 30ABC, 30DEF, 30JKL, 44DEF. None in economy.
  • B787-800 Dreamliner Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats have no bassinets available, Premium at 20A-L, Economy Plus at 30A-L and Economy at 42DEF
  • B787-900 Dreamliner Dreamliner Polaris Business Class Bassinets seats are located at 1A, 1L, Premium at 20C, 20DEF, 20J, Economy Plus 30C, 30DEF, 30J, 44DEF and none in Economy.

Virgin bassinet with a 15 month old inside.
Virgin bassinet with a 15 month old baby inside.

Virgin Atlantic Bassinet

Max weight of baby permitted: 11kgs (24.25lbs)

Further information about the Virgin Atlantic bassinets:

Virgin Atlantic are the only airline which allow babies to stay strapped in to bassinet during turbulence, due to the 5 point harness.

Economy and Premium sky cots are available on on Boeing 787-9, Airbus A330 and Airbus A350

  • Dimensions: 28.6cm wide x 72.7cm long (11.25” wide x 28.6” long)
  • Maximum weight of baby: 11kg (24.25lb)
  • Maximum height of baby: 760mm (30”)

UPPER CLASS SKY COTS are on Boeing 787-9, Airbus A330 and Airbus A350:

  • Dimensions: 35cm wide x 24cm deep x 76cm long (13.8” wide x 9.4” deep x 29.9” long)
  • Maximum weight of baby: 11kg(24.25lb)
  • Maximum height of baby: 750mm (29.5”)

WestJet

Max weight of baby permitted: Under 11kgs (25lbs)

Further information about the WestJet bassinets:

  • WestJet provide bassinets on B787 dreamliners in Economy cabin only. If you’re traveling with a lap baby, bassinets are located at seats 9B, 9D, 9F, 9J or 25E 
  • Your baby must be a maximum of 26 in (66cm) and unable to sit upright.
  • Charges for the bassinet seat apply but these vary.

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Top Tips Before you Request or Use Your Airline Bassinet

  • Remember to lift your TV out before you or the crew put the flight bassinet up and baby into sleep, otherwise you may not be able to unlatch it properly and will be left with no inflight movie to watch…
  • Face your babies legs towards the aisle. A lot more airlines are now enforcing this rule. (I believe the reason is to see babies face to check they are ok as they walk past?)
  • Know the bassinet weight limit for your flight. The guidelines and sizes vary even on the same airline due to different aircraft types and configurations aka aircraft layouts.
  • For take off and landing, you will not be allowed any bags or items on the floor in front of you – so have any baby food or milk ready if you are weaning or bottle feeding during take off and landing.

My baby doesn’t fit into the bassinet seat – what now?

  • You may have been all set for requesting a bassinet for the plane, but now you have discovered your infant won’t fit or is over the baby bassinet weight limit- so what now?
  • If you are travelling with another child and you have already booked your flight, you may prefer to sit in normal seats, where all the arm rests lift up.
  • This will allow little ones to stretch out an be more comfortable. My article on sleeping on a plane has some really useful tips and information here.
  • If you are flying with a toddler, the sleep gadgets mentioned here may help your little one get some rest in a normal seat and these airplane beds for toddlers may help too.
  • Another alternative, is to purchase an additional seat for your baby. This usually costs from 75% to 100% of an adult fare and will mean you will either need to:
  • Hold your baby for take off, landing and turbulence, if you don’t use an approved car seat or child restraint device.
  • Use an approved car seat or child restraint device for the entire flight.
  • Some airlines may only let you purchase an additional seat if you use a car seat or approved restraint device the entire time – this policy should be on the airline website, but most will allow either of the above two options when an additional seat is purchased. If you purchase a seat, then the baggage allowance is the same as an adults.

Can I Bring My Own Bassinet on the Plane?

This is unlikely as they are not FAA (or equivalent) approved. The few airlines that may permit you to bring your own (small) bassinet to use on the plane would have to meet certain requirements. eg

  • It meets the hand luggage rules
  • It is not used during taxi, take-off, landing or whenever the seat belt sign is switched on.
  • It is not placed on the floor (due to oxygen masks tubes potentially not being able to reach.)
  • It does not encroach on another passenger’s comfort.
  • As a general rule, airlines eg Air New Zealand will want you to use their bassinet rather than bringing your own bassinet on flights. Planes have been specially modified to allow for this and ensure safety requirements are met.

I need more help!

For more helpful tips and information for flying with a baby and holidaying with kids, please have a look through the menu tabs above- where hopefully you can find out everything you needed to know!

If not- please do ask me via the contact page or give me a follow on Instagram and ask away as that will likely be the quickest response.

Alternatively, add a comment at the bottom of this post if you would like to know more about bassinets on planes.

Note: I do fully research and check this data with airlines, but I cannot be held responsible for any bookings based on this table and I do urge you to double check before confirming your ticket regarding airline bassinet sizes and policies.

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Any questions, please do ask in the comments below and I will try and find out the information for you!

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Mira

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Hi! Per lufthansa web site the maximum child height for their bassinets is 67 cm so I was wondering what is your source for the bassinet length you’ve given here? Thanks!

Carrie Bradley

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

Hi Mira, ah yes, I see I updated the table but not the info below. This used to be what Lufthansa had on their website, but yes, its now 67cm. Thanks so much for letting me know and I'll update that right now.

Megan

Friday 28th of August 2020

Hello, when I check the Lufthansa website currently (Aug 2020) it says there is a limit of 11kg and 67cm. Where did you get your information? I hope your version is true!

Carrie Bradley

Thursday 10th of September 2020

Hello, apologies for delay in getting back to you (I was on vacation) I did get the information from their website, but it looks likes this has changed. When airlines change or update their fleet this can happen. Always frustrating when they make them smaller, when larger is needed! I will update my website to reflect this also.

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