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flying with children & pets - infants in car seats

  • Car seats may be used for any child older than 6 months-old but younger than 3 years-old. In all cases the child's parent/guardian must occupy the adjacent seat. For safety reasons, the infant is required to sit on the parent/guardian’s lap take-off and landing, but may be sat in the seat next to the parent/guardian for the rest of the flight.
  • The seat must be capable of being secured firmly using the aircraft lap type seatbelt and must be forward facing.
  • The lower part of the shell must not extend far beyond the forward position of the passenger seat cushion. Minimum aircraft seat cushion dimensions: depth front edge to seat back 17in, width 16in.
  • The car seat must have a rigid frame. 'Bucket' type car seats with a carrying handle are not permitted.
  • Any parent/guardian wishing to bring an infant car seat onboard must notify Monarch a minimum of 5 working days prior to departure. However, due to the large variety of shapes and sizes of infant car seats available, it is not possible for Monarch to guarantee in advance that a particular seat is suitable for use onboard. In the interests of safety, we reserve the right to refuse permission for the use of an infant car seat on any aircraft – this decision is at the discretion of cabin crew. In the event that an infant car seat is unsuitable for use onboard, the car seat will be placed in the hold area in the back of the aircraft. Customers will be able to retrieve the car seat on arrival from the baggage carousel at the airport.
  • Please note: The Kiddicare Guardian Pro Car Seat is not suitable for use on board.

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