Delta Airlines Baby
Child Fares & Ticketing
Whether or not your child needs a ticket, or even a seat, and how much it costs depends on where you're going, the number of kids, and their ages.
When a ticket is Not required
You can travel with one1 infant in your lap without a purchasing a ticket if:
Child Fares & Special Discounts
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
You may find discounted child fares 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.
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.
Infant Age Restrictions
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 you're traveling with a newborn, Delta and Delta Connection® Carrier flights do need an approval letter from a physician saying it's all right for the newborn to fly. The following infant age restrictions apply to all Delta and Connection Carrier flights:
Infant & Child Seating
We want to be sure your kids are safe. If you decide to use a child restraint aboard the airplane, there are certain safety restrictions and guidelines you'll need to observe.
Aboard the Aircraft
If the seat next to you remains unoccupied, you may place your infant in the seat using an FAA-approved child restraint. However, we can't guarantee that a seat will remain open. You will need to pay for the seat to be sure that it's available.
Where to Sit with a Child Restraint
When you're using a child restraint, do not select seats in the following areas:
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.
Take-off and Landing
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.
Child Restraints & Adults' Responsibilities
The accompanying adult has the following responsibilities when using a child restraint during take-off and landing:
Approved Child Restraints
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:
Restraints that are Not Permitted
We do not permit the following types of car seats:
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