What Should I Know If I Am Flying with an Infant on Ryanair?

Ryanair has a number of policies regarding traveling with an infant. There are restrictions on age and fares, and you need to understand the policies related to the kind of baby-related equipment you can bring with you, where it can be used, and how it must be certified. There are also policies regarding baggage.

If you plan on taking a trip on Ryanair along with an infant, then you should learn about Ryanair's infant-related policies, so you know what to expect when you fly. This article will teach you about them.

Age-Related Policies

Infants under 8 days old cannot fly on Ryanair. Infants between 8 days and 23 months old can travel for free, sitting on the lap of an adult. Every infant must be accompanied by an adult (who is, for the purposes of this policy, anyone 16 years old or older). There must be at least one adult for every infant. If the infant turns 2 years old on the trip, he or she must have a fare purchased for the return trip.

Equipment-Related Policies

You can bring two free pieces of baby-related equipment per infant you are traveling with. These could be, for example, a stroller and a car seat. Car seats must face forward and be less than 42.5 cm wide. They must also have a 5-point harness and an FAA sticker approving them for use on an airplane. Car seats can only be used in rows 5 through 14 and 19 through 30. Generally, the car seat must fit in the window seat. If you are using a car seat for your infant, you must purchase a ticket for them. You typically have to tag strollers and leave them at the boarding gate or baggage desk.

Baggage-Related Policies

If you have purchased a seat for your infant, you can take one additional carry-on bag with you. It must fit under the seat in front of you, which is a space 20 cm by 25 cm by 40 cm. You can also purchase a checked bag for the infant. There is no carry-on baggage allowance for an infant you are carrying on your lap. You may also take a baby bag into the cabin with you, in addition to your carry-on. It can weigh no more than 5 kg and be no more than 20 cm by 35 cm by 45 cm in size.

Contacting Ryanair

If you have any questions about Ryanair's infant policies, you can contact a Ryanair customer service representative for help. You can reach one by phone, chat, or help forum.

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