Tap Portugal Infant Policy – Flying with Baby

Tap Portugal Infant Policy

Babies are the boss of the family as everything revolves around them. Tap Portugal Infant Policy helps the guardians/parents traveling with their babies, plan accordingly for their flights. The airline understands and empathizes with the struggle a parent goes through to make the flight and ensures that the baby/infant has a safe flight. 

This blog enlists all the rules that make up the policy of Tap Portugal Airline for infants. Here a straightforward outlook on the policy is available. With the information/details that are available in this blog all the flyers/travelers traveling with an infant/baby can book and prepare for their Tap Portugal flights easily.

Highlights Of Tap Portugal Infant Policy

Check Infant Travel Seat Booking on Tap Portugal

Having an overview and idea of the highlights of the Infant Policy becomes essential when your travel plans include an infant/baby. In any case, if a flyer is unable to add infants/babies to their current reservations, then they can cancel and rebook an entirely different reservation. Read the guidelines below for the Infant policy:

  • Infants/Babies more than 7 days old to upto two days old can travel with Tap Portugal 
  • For a second infant, an Additional Assistant must be requested, and the applicable service charge paid.
  • Newborn infants/babies who are upto 7 days old can travel with Tap Portugal only if they have a doctor’s note.
  • If the infant turns two years of age by the return date of the trip, the passenger cannot travel as an infant and must occupy a seat priced at a child fare for the entire journey.
  • TAP Air Portugal offers special infant fares for passengers up to 23 months, provided they do not occupy a seat and are accompanied by an adult.
  • An infant up to 2 years old (24 months) is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.
  • If you want your baby to travel in a car seat, a regular passenger seat must be booked for the infant, and the applicable child fare must be paid.

Tap Portugal Infant Baggage Policy

Infants are also passengers so they get a baggage policy too. Here is what you can carry as per tap portugal infant baggage allowance for infants traveling on lap or a reserved seat.

  • Infant On Lap: In cabin you can carry food for your infant meant for consumption during flight And in hold baggage you get to bring one bag up to 10 kg.
  • Infant on a reserved seat: Carry and hold baggage limit is same as for an adult 

You can also carry 1 fully foldable pram or 1 basket or 1 child’s seat, if you are traveling on the Discount fare.

Tap Portugal Seat Policy

For times when you need a different seat for your infant there are certain things to keep in mind like Infants are not allowed to occupy a seat unless seated in an infant car-type seat. The use of a car seat for an infant requires booking a separate seat. A car-type infant seat is accepted and placed on a regular cabin seat (front or rear facing), subject to the following conditions:

  • For infants only up to 2 years of age.
  • The car-type seat has to be approved for air transport by an official state department, like the European regulation R44/03, and it will contain the label “ECE R44/03”
  • The base of the car-type infant seat may not exceed the dimensions of 15.7 x 15.7 in/40 x 40 cm.
  • This seat must have shoulder belts for the infant safety
  • The car seat must be placed in a window seat, next to the adult accompanying the child (but never in an emergency row or row immediately in front of or immediately behind the emergency row).
  • It is required to notify Tap Air Portugal up to 24 hours before the flight of intent to use a car seat for an infant. For small children, a pre-notification is recommended in order to inform check-in staff that passengers will travel in a car seat.
  • The accompanying adult is responsible for transport and placement of the car seat. The car seat will be transported as checked baggage if it cannot be safely adapted to the aircraft seat.

Amenities available for infants on Tap Portugal Flights

Tap Portugal cares for you understands your struggle while traveling with an infant, and tries to provide certain amenities to ease your travel on board with them. Such amenities are listed below:

  1. Cradles/Bassinets: Cradles/Bassinets are available for free on TAP on all aircraft except code-share flights. TAP Portugal offers a child cradle for babies, If Baby weight should not exceed 24.2 Lb/11 kg and Child cradle dimensions are 27.5 in/70 cm in length and 12 in/30 cm in width. The number of seats available for child cradles varies according to the type of aircraft, and in the event there is availability this is immediately confirmed when a booking is made. The carrycot can never be used during take-off/landing or during periods of turbulence. Each adult can take only one infant.
  2. Meals: Meals are provided by the Tap Portugal Airline for Infants but you have to make a request for it when booking your flight with them. You can also carry all the food you need for your infant during your flight except water that can be requested on board and heated as per your request.
  3. Special Boarding: Special Boarding is a complimentary feature that is available to infants and their families traveling by the airline.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much luggage can I bring for my infant on Tap Portugal?

As per Tap Portugal infant baggage allowance infants under 2 years of age that are not occupying a seat are allowed 1 piece of luggage up to 22 lb/10 kg.

Will I pay for my infant to travel with Tap Portugal if it travels on my lap on an international flight?

In Tap Portugal infant on lap cost international flight is usually charged 10% of an adult fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight .

In Tap Portugal does it cost money for infants, if my child turns 2 on the trip and will I have to buy a ticket for the return flight?

Yes, a ticket will have to be purchased for any Tap Portugal flight on which the infant will be over 2 years old.

Can I book an extra seat for my infant under 2 years old?

Yes, you can book an extra seat but only when using a child restraint or a car seat which has approval for use on an aircraft with a 5 point harness.

Does An Infant require a passport to travel with tap portugal?

Yes as per the new regulations a passport is required for infant travel.

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