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  • All our aircraft are equipped with special baby bassinets and packs as well as a wide range of baby food
  • Each aircraft has at least two toilets with special fold-down tables for changing diapers.

Subject to restrictions mentioned in the section of Car Safety Seat, a personal infant/child car safety seat can be taken on board. Infant/child car safety seats may not be used on some of our aircraft passenger seats due to safety requirements. In these instances, specifically designed Child Restraint Seat (CRS) may be offered for use on the applicable aircraft type and class of travel instead, with prior reservation.

Please refer to the table below for a summary of some child restraint systems and read the individual section for details. For further information, we recommend you contact our local Reservations office or Travel Agents and inform them of any special requirements you may have.

Age of infant/child Applicable device
Reached 2 years and under 3 years
  • Aircraft seat belt; or
  • Car Safety Seat (taken on board by passenger); or
  • Child Restraint Seat (CRS) (provided by CX)
Reached 6 months and under 2 years
  • Child Restraint Device (CRD) (provided by CX for securing the infant onto the parent / guardian); or
  • Car Safety Seat (taken on board by passenger); or
  • Child Restraint Seat (CRS)(provided by CX)
Under 6 months
  • Child Restraint Device (CRD) (provided by CX for securing the infant onto the parent / guardian)

+ Please be advised that any personal food items brought on board for consumption should not require reheating nor chilling. For hygiene reasons, our crew will not be able to re-heat nor chill food items brought on board by passengers.

Acceptance

Acceptance
  • A healthy newborn infant is ready to travel with us after the first week of delivery
  • The infant must be accompanied by a parent / guardian
  • Infant fare will be charged when an infant travels with a parent / guardian and the infant does not occupy a seat
  • The infant passenger must be under 24 months throughout the whole journey. If the infant turns two years old before the return trip, applicable child's fare, tax, fee and charges apply.
  • A maximum of two infants can be accepted for travel with each parent / guardian under the following conditions:
    1. One of the two infants must reach 6 months old and occupy an infant car safety seat. The applicable child fare will be charged
    2. The other infant must be secured onto the parent / guardian with a child restraint device. Infant fare will be charged
    3. The parent / legal guardian / travelling companion should bring their own infant car safety seat which must comply with the Cathay Pacific approved specifications.
      • The above conditions are subject to aircraft type. Infant/child car safety seats / CRS / CARES Harness may not be used on some of our aircraft passenger seats due to safety requirements. For further information, please contact our Reservation Office.
  • With effect from 1 August 2013, an infant must travel with an adult passenger in the same cabin. An infant ticket (travelling without a seat) must be purchased at the same or the next applicable higher infant discount fare based on the fare of the adult travelling companion. The infant ticket is subject to fare rules and conditions.

Bassinet

  • All our aircraft are equipped with special baby bassinets. A bassinet measures 76.20cm (30") x 38.10cm (15") x 20.32cm (8") and can carry up to 12kgs
  • Please note however a baby older than 6 months may feel uncomfortable in a bassinet
  • A request for a baby bassinet (BSCT) can be made at time of reservation if passenger is travelling with an infant.

Car Safety Seat

Subject to restrictions below, a personal infant/child car safety seat can be taken on board:

  • A separate passenger seat must be purchased for the infant/child occupying the car safety seat.
  • The infant/child occupying the child safety seat must be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian or a travel companion of at least 18 years of age, occupying an adjacent passenger seat.
  • The infant/child car safety seat is required to have the following characteristics:
    • The car safety seat is designed for carrying an infant/child who has reached 6 months of age but is under 3 years old
    • It is forward-facing
    • It is in operational condition
    • It has a well-defined shell (e.g. a plastic frame), and if there is a separate shell and understructure, they must be securely attached to each other
    • It is designed for easy and quick securing and removing of a child
    • It has a single-release-type harness that secures a child’s lap, torso and shoulders
    • It has a single-release-type harness designed to prevent easy release by the child occupying the seat
    • It has harness straps that have a minimum width of 1” (25 mm)
    • Any adjusters on the harness straps that are lift-type must be designed to release only when it is lifted to a positive angle, to prevent the child from easily adjusting and loosening the harness straps.
  • Installation requirements of the infant/child car safety seat:
    • The car safety seat must be secured to a passenger seat throughout the flight
    • A car safety seat with an integral harness must not be installed such that the adult safety belt is secured over the infant/child
    • The buckle of an adult safety seat must not lie on any sub-frame member of the car safety seat after tightening
    • The car safety seat must sit securely on a passenger seat -- whether its lower part is a shell or understructure, it must not extend unreasonably beyond the passenger seat.
  • Due to safety requirements, car safety seats may not be used on some of our aircraft passenger seats. Please refer to the table below and call your local reservations office or your travel agent for the aircraft type of your flight. Specifically designed Child Restraint Seat (CRS) may be offered instead, with prior reservation.
  First Class (FCL) Business Class Premium Economy Class (PEY) Economy Class
 

Infant seat

Infant seat

Infant seat

Infant seat

747-400 (3-Class without PEY)

CRS only

Not applicable

747-400 (4-Class with PEY)

CRS only

777-300ER (4-Class with FCL)

CRS only

777-300ER (3-Class without FCL)

Not applicable

CRS only

777-300   (with Regional Product)*

Not applicable

×

Not applicable

×

777-200 (with Regional Product)

Not applicable

Not applicable

A340-300 (2-Class without PEY)

Not applicable

CRS only

Not applicable

CRS only

A340-300 (3-Class with PEY)

Not applicable

CRS only

CRS only

A330-300 (3-Class with PEY)

Not applicable

CRS only

A330-300 (with Regional Product)*

Not applicable

×

Not applicable

×

*On selected aircraft, a personal infant/child car safety seat cannot be taken on board and we do not offer a Child Restraint Seat (CRS)

Please note the above table is for reference only. For further information, we recommend you contact our local Reservations office or Travel Agents

Child Restraint Seat

Due to safety requirements, infant/child car safety seats may not be used on some of our aircraft passenger seats. In these instances, Cathay Pacific offers passengers the use of a Child Restraint Seat, certified for use on the applicable aircraft type and class of travel as specified in the table below.

  First Class Business Class Premium Economy Class Economy Class
747-400 × × ×
777-300ER × √* × √*
777-300 
(with Regional Product)
Not applicable × Not applicable ×
777-200 
(with Regional Product)
Not applicable × Not applicable ×
A340-300 Not applicable
A330-300 Not applicable × √*
A330-300 
(with Regional Product)
Not applicable × Not applicable ×

* Except the New Business Class seat on 777-300ER (3-Class with Premium Economy Class) until further notice.

* Except the New Economy Class seat on 777-300ER and A330-300. Please check with the Cathay Pacific local reservations office or your travel agent.

 

Acceptance

Acceptance:

Please check with the Cathay Pacific local reservations office or your travel agent.
Acceptance:

  • The parent/guardian must purchase a separate seat for the infant/child using the Child Restraint Seat. The applicable child fare will be charged, but no extra charge on lease of Child Restraint Seat.
  • Child Restraint Seat is available for infants and children who have reached 6 months of age but are under 3 years old, with a maximum height of 100cm (40 inches) and a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 Ibs).
  • An infant/child occupying the Child Restraint Seat must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, or a travel companion at least 18 years of age.
  • Passengers are required to make a reservation through the Cathay Pacific local reservations officeor your travel agent at least 24 hours prior the flight departure time, subject to availability. Child Restraint Seat is offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Acceptance
  • One parent/legal guardian can only reserve one Child Restraint Seat per flight.
  • A passenger with confirmed Child Restraint Seat booking must complete check-in at the airport no later than 90 minutes prior to flight departure time and at the boarding gate no later than 50 minutes prior to flight departure.
  • In Economy class, the parent/legal guardian must occupy a seat adjacent to the seat where the Child Restraint Seat is being used. In Business Class, the parent/legal guardian must occupy a seat forward or aft of the Child Restraint Seat .
  • Once installed, the Child Restraint Seat cannot be reclined or removed from the seat it occupies until after landing.

Please check with the Cathay Pacific local reservations office or your travel agent for the service.