We love having children travel with us. There is no difference between an adult or child fare, but there are some very important rules for children traveling. Anyone under the age of 12 is considered to be a child.
Children between the ages of 12-18 years of age may travel unaccompanied on non-stop flights only.
Note: All children, regardless of age, must be accompanied by original identification (see Security & Safety).
As any parent who has flown with children knows, take-offs and landings can be painful for their little ears. It’s caused by a pressure imbalance and you can help soothe the discomfort by:
Children under age two at the time of departure are considered to be infants, and may travel as a lap-held infant (a single infant with a customer 18 years of age or older) without requiring a seat to be purchased for them. A separate seat can be purchased for your infant at the regular fare, and they must be secured using an approved restraint device (see below for approved devices).
Infants must be lap-held by the accompanying customer 18 years of age or older, or secured using a car seat for the duration of the flight. You will be required to hold your infant on your lap during taxi, take-off, landing, at any time the seat belt sign is illuminated, and at any time you are instructed to do so by the flight crew.
All infants/children secured in a car seat must be seated beside a customer 18 years of age or older, and are restricted from some seats on the aircraft (for example: over-wing exit row or bulkhead aisle seats).
When travelling with an infant, you may check in two complimentary items such as a stroller, child restraint device and/or playpen.
NewLeaf is bound by Transport Canada regulations with regards to acceptable child restraint devices.
If you are pregnant and 36 weeks or more into your pregnancy, we ask that you check with your medical professional prior travelling. Safety is our primary concern, and we want you to be as comfortable as possible during your trip.
Here are some tips to help you stay as comfortable as possible:
As safety is something we value at NewLeaf, we do ask our customers to keep their seat belt fastened at all times when seated. We recommend that you keep the seat belt fastened under your belly and low on the hips. If you require a seat belt extender for comfort, just ask one of our partner’s flight attendants and they will be happy to provide one for you.
If you have given birth within the last seven days, we ask that you check with your medical professional prior travelling.