Travelling With Children

Travelling With Children

Age Ranges And Fares

plus  Infants
plus  Children
plus  Adults

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Unaccompanied Minor Assistance (UMNR)

It is necessary to request American Airlines Unaccompanied Minor Assistance (UMNR) for children aged between 5 and 11 travelling alone or with other children aged between 5 and 11. Beginning September 3, 2014, children 12-14 years of age travelling alone will also be considered Unaccompanied Minors.

American Airlines is happy to provide the service to young adults aged between 15 and 17 at commencement of travel, although it is optional. Customers 16 years of age or older traveling alone may book travel online. Customers who are 15 and travelling alone must book travel by calling Reservations.

Our attentive and dedicated staff will do their utmost to ensure children and young adults are well looked after at every step of their journey.

plus  On Departure
plus  During The Flight
plus  On Arrival
plus  On Connecting Flights
plus  Fee
plus  Please Note That Unaccompanied Minor Assistance Cannot Be Provided In The Following Situations:

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Baggage Allowance

For details about American Airlines baggage allowance for children and infants, visit our baggage section.

Additional Items

The following items can either be checked in or carried onboard free of charge for each child / infant travelling:

  • One nappy bag as carry-on
  • One checked fully collapsible child stroller / pushchair or child carrier to check in. The child carrier can be taken in place of a pushchair, but not in addition to a pushchair
  • One child carrier as carry-on within 22in / 56cm in length, 14in / 35cm in width and 9in / 23cm in height
  • One child's restraint seat
  • Child safety seats and fully collapsible pushchairs can be taken to the gate. Large pushchairs, non-collapsible or weighting over 20lbs/ 9kgs will not be accepted at the gate and will need to be checked in at the check-in counter

Child Seats

  • Child seats can be checked in or carried onboard free of charge in addition to the regular baggage allowance. The applicable child fare must be paid to guarantee a seat for use of a child seat
  • Children weighing more than 40 pounds are not allowed to travel on a child seat. There are no height restrictions
  • If carried on, the child seat must be secured to the seat. During take-off or landing, the child or infant must remain in the child seat or be held by an adult
  • All child seats must bear a label showing compliance with the safety regulations of the manufacturing country or of the United Nations. U.N. approval is designated by a label with a circle surrounding the letter "E" followed by the distinguishing number of the country which has granted approval

Please note that the following items cannot be carried onboard:

  • Child belt extensions attached to the parent
  • Vests, harness or any other child restraint devices that position the child on the lap or chest of an adult
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Onboard Facilities


  • American does not offer bassinets for sale or for advanced assignment. As a courtesy, one onboard metal frame bassinet may be available on a first come, first serve basis at the gate on the 777-200 and the 767-300. The 777-300 aircraft offers three bassinets on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If using a bassinet onboard, please note that the infant must be held during take-off and landing and at all other times when the seat belt sign is on
  • Infant using a bassinet must be under 2 years old and weigh no more than 20 pounds / 9 kg
  • Please note that American Airlines does not sell bassinets

Baby Food

  • American Airlines does not offer baby food onboard. However, baby bottles, breast milk, or juice can be brought in the cabin. Breastfeeding of infants is allowed on American Airlines and American Eagle flights
  • Baby bottles can be cooled or heated on all American Airlines flights. Just ask a flight attendant onboard. Please note that this is not possible on
    American Eagle aircraft

Baby Amenity Kits

Complimentary baby amenity kits are offered to First and Business Class passengers on international flights. They contain:

  • One nappy and one changing sheet
  • One nappy disposal bag
  • Two alcohol-free baby wipes

Infant Changing Tables

Fold-down changing tables are available on all transatlantic flights from Europe and India.

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