You may take a child’s car seat or folding pushchair right up to the aircraft door or steps, along with a suitable (small) quantity of food. The free baggage allowance for babies and infants includes one piece of baggage with total linear dimensions of up to 158 cm and a maximum weight of 23 kg, and a folding pushchair weighing up to 10 kg. Leave the car seat or pushchair at the aircraft door or steps and collect it from the same place after landing. If you wish to have your child’s car seat with you in the cabin, you will need to purchase an additional seat.
How to travel with children
All children, whatever their age, need their own identity document with photograph. Even babies need their own tickets, although babies and infants (children under 2 years old) do not need their own seat.
Additional benefits when travelling with children
Children over 2 years old are entitled to discounts up to 25% on net ticket prices.
We offer an Unaccompanied minor service for children aged 5–15.
For children 5-11 years of age, our service is mandatory, but for children 12–15 years of age, it's optional.
The parent/legal guardian or an authorized adult must accompany/take the child to the check-in and stay until the flight has departed. Our Unaccompanied Minor service ensures your child will be introduced to the flight attendant, chaperoned during all connections, helped with any baggage, and through customs and passport checks. At their destination, the child will be released to the appropriate person (as authorized in writing by a parent/guardian).
Make sure your child's travel documents are in order and check whether a visa is required.
Sometimes it is unavoidable that your child has to travel alone. No problem! Our unaccompanied minor service will ensure a comfortable flight and a safe landing, not to mention an unforgettable memory of an adventure among the clouds.
How to organise an escort for your child
When you make the booking we will ask you for the personal details (full name, address, telephone number) of the contact person who will accompany the child to the departure airport and the person who will be meeting the child at the arrival airport.
Services for unaccompanied children are subject to a fee of €32 for each flight segment.
Please note: The price list for the special assistance service for unaccompanied minors is valid for a single direction of travel on Nordica’s direct flights. If you have a connecting flight, please be sure to consult the rules and price lists of the respective partner airline well ahead of time.
Choose a destination appropriate for your child's age
Many parents ask themselves the same questions before a flight: Will my baby sleep during the flight? What happens if he/she cries? How do I get my child to sit quietly during the flight and not disturb other passengers?
It is more difficult for children to cope with dry air, low air pressure and restricted space than it is for adults, so when travelling with babies and small children try to choose shorter flights with as few connecting flights as possible.
Make sure your child has had all necessary vaccinations and check your child's general well-being before the flight.
Prepare your child for the flight
Don't forget to bring your child's favourite toys, books, colouring books, colouring pencils and small snacks they are familiar with and like.
Our staff will be happy to help you find your seats, deal with your pushchair and ensure your child's seatbelt is correctly fastened.
If a baby cries a lot during a flight, this may be because the difference in air pressure hurts his/her ears. We therefore recommend giving your baby plenty to drink during take-off and landing.
Feeling comfortable at the airport
It's a good idea to dress your child in layers because there can be considerable differences between the outside temperature, the temperature in the airport, and the temperature aboard the aircraft. Don't forget warm socks – children can wear them during the flight instead of shoes for greater comfort.