Infants and children less than 2 years old may travel for free within the U.S. if an adult (12 years or older) holds the infant in arms or places the infant in an FAA-approved child restraint during take-off and landing.
Infants and small children must be accompanied by someone who is at least 18 years old, or is the child's parent or legal guardian. The adult and the child must travel in the same cabin. If traveling with a newborn, please review Delta and Delta Connection® Carrier requirements for an approval letter from a physician saying it's all right for the newborn to fly.
If a customer is traveling with an infant and their travel destination requires a passport and/or travel visas, the customer will need to secure a passport for the child.
Travel with one lap-infant and:
A purchased ticket is required when:
NOTE: Number of Infants per Adult—a limit of two infants, less than two years old, per adult may travel together.
International Taxes & Fees—For infants under the age of two and held in the adult's lap, the cost is usually about 10% of the adult fare plus any international taxes and surcharges, which can be significant.
Travel Within the Domestic U.S.
Delta does not offer discounted infant and child fares for travel within the domestic U.S.
Travel Between Countries
Discounted child fares may be available when traveling outside the U.S. or when traveling between certain countries. The price of the ticket will depend on the age of the child. Taxes & fees may also apply to infants held in the adult's lap.
Traveling with an infant restricts a customer’s ability to occupy some seats due to FAA regulations. To make sure both customer and infant are safe and comfortable during the flight, review Infant and Child Seating and Aircraft Types and Layout for more information.
Review the Infant and Children’s Baggage section for specific information on carry-on items such as child restraint seats, strollers, and diaper bags. During security check-in, the TSA will usually make a special provision for items such as medications and baby formula.
All child restraints have labeling that shows whether or not the restraint meets certain safety requirements. The label has a circle surrounding the letter "e" followed by the distinguishing number granting approval, and will indicate the seat's category and mass group.
If a restraint was manufactured within the U.S. between 1/1/81 and 2/25/85, it needs to have the following labeling to be approved for Delta flights:
If a restraint was manufactured within the U.S. after 2/25/85, it needs to have the following labeling to be approved for Delta flights:
If a restraint was manufactured outside the U.S., it needs to have the following labeling to be approved for Delta flights:
We do not permit the following types of car seats:
A customer may place an infant in an adjacent unoccupied seat if the seat remains open and the customer is using an FAA-approved child restraint. However, Delta can't guarantee that the adjacent seat will remain open. The customer will need to pay for the seat to ensure that it's available.
When a customer is using a child restraint, do not select seats in the following areas:
If a child is placed in a restraint occupying the middle seat of a single-aisle aircraft, the accompanying adult has to sit at the window seat, unless the window seat remains vacant throughout the flight. This is so other passengers can easily access the aisle.
Similarly, if a child is placed in a restraint occupying the middle seat of a dual-aisle aircraft, the accompanying adult has to sit next to the child in such a way that other passengers can easily access the aisle.
A row may contain more than one child restraint device if the children are from the same family or travel group.
An adult (12 years or older) may hold an infant or place the infant in a FAA-approved child restraint during take-off and landing.
The accompanying adult has the following responsibilities when using a child restraint during take-off and landing:
Our flight attendants will check with the accompanying adult that the child is properly restrained and the child's seat is properly secured to the aircraft seat. However, the ultimate responsibility falls to the accompanying adult.
Information about traveling with an infant or a child on an Air France or KLM flight is available on the agency website afkl.biz.
Information about traveling with an infant or a child on an Alitalia flight is available on alitalia-agent.com.