Cathay Pacific Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Children up to 2 years old (24 months), are not required to have their own seat. You must, however, inform Cathay Pacific that you will be traveling with an infant on your lap.

Only one lap child is allowed per adult. If one adult is traveling with more than one infant under 2 years of age, a seat will have to be purchased for each additional infant.

You can also choose to purchase a seat for your infant as long as you have the proper child restraint device. Cathay Pacific offers these seats at discounted fares.

Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?

Contact Cathay Pacific for fare information.

Will I pay for my infant to travel internationally?

Contact Cathay Pacific for fare information.

What types of child restraint devices are allowed?

You may use a personal infant car seat onboard if it complies with the following requirements:

  • Forward facing
  • Designed for carrying an infant inclusively between the age of 6 months and 3 years, and weighs 40lb/18kg or less
  • Must be in operational condition

Due to safety and regulatory requirements, no baby car seats can be used in new Business Class seats. The new Business Class is being progressively introduced on the A330, A340, 744, and B777-300ER.

How do I reserve a Cathay Pacific-issued bassinet?

All Cathay Pacific aircraft are equipped with baby bassinets. A bassinet measures 30in/76cm x 15in/38cm x 8in/20cm and can carry up to 26lb/12kg. Please note a baby older than 6 months may feel uncomfortable in the bassinet. You may request a baby bassinet (BSCT) at the time of reservation.

What infant amenities are available on the aircraft I'll be flying (i.e. bassinets, diaper changing tables, etc.)?

infant iconInfant amenities vary by aircraft. When you're on the airplane page, look for the Infant Amenity Icon. If it is present, clicking on it will tell you what infant services are available on that airplane. If you do not see it, infant amenities are not offered on that aircraft. You can always contact Cathay Pacific for more information.

Can I sit in the exit row with my infant?

Federal Aviation Administration regulations state that no lap children or infant seats are allowed in an exit row and that all passengers in an exit row must be at least 15 years of age. In addition, infant seats are not allowed in the row directly in front of or directly behind an exit.