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If you’re bringing children from 2 to under 12 years old with you when you fly, let us help you and the kids have an enjoyable journey.

Travelling with children

For their safety, child passengers aged between 2 and 12 years old travelling on a Cathay Pacific flight need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians (at least 18 years old) at all times. Children under 6 years old must travel in the same cabin class with their parents or guardians.

If your child is registered as an unaccompanied minor, we will take good care of them for you.

If your child is under 24 months old, please check out our travelling with infants section.

Booking options for infants and children

There are two types of tickets that you can buy if you want to bring young children on board a Cathay Pacific flight – one for infants and one for children. These are available for booking online.

With an infant ticket, a child will not have their own seat, but will have a limited amount of baggage allowance. See infant tickets

Travelling with a child ticket

A child ticket is especially convenient if you bring your own personal car safety seat or plan on using other safety devices.

Please note that not all safety devices are usable or available on all types of aircraft or classes.

If you get a child ticket, your child will have their own seat and also the usual baggage allowance.

See check-in baggage allowance

Flying tips

Every flight with us is an opportunity for fun. Here are some of the ways we help your kids enjoy their flight.

Inflight entertainment

Cathay Pacific has a fantastic selection of family-friendly movies from cartoons to anime, all especially picked for kids.

Toys for kids

Kids 3-6 years old will be offered a special gift to keep them occupied on the flight which they can take home with them after the trip.

Please note: We are unable to provide toys on flights travelling solely within Northeast and Southeast Asia.

Children’s meals

We serve healthy and nutritious children’s meals with colourful and child-safe cutlery - please place your children's meal request in Manage Booking as far in advance of your flight as possible.

Please note: We cannot reheat or chill your personal food items for hygiene reasons.

See the full list of special meals