Regional Express Infants Policy

Do I need to reserve a seat for my infant?

Infants (children who have not reached their second birthday) may travel on an adult’s lap (lap-infant), at no charge, on Rex Services. Only one lap-infant per accompanying adult passenger is permitted. An adult with one lap-infant is allowed to purchase an additional seat for ONE additional infant but the following conditions must apply:

  • The infant must be able to sit upright (without assistance) in an aircraft seat and has the appropriate seat restraint at all times when the “Fasten Seatbelts” sign is on
  • no more than two infants can be accompanied by the one adult; in these circumstances, one infant may be nursed and the other must be able to sit upright in a seat at all times; and passengers with infants are not permitted to be seated in an emergency exit row

Due to regulatory requirements, there are limits on the total number of lap-infants permitted on a single flight. Rex recommends that all infant bookings are made online via the Rex Internet Booking Engine as this will ensure that the maximum number of infants on a single flight is not exceeded and that all infant details are received by Rex in the correct format.

Will I pay for my infant to travel domestically?

A child under 2 years old (24 months) can travel for free as long as the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight.

What types of child restraint devices are allowed?

To travel with an infant car seat you must ensure:

  • The infant car seat is in good condition with no cracked or damaged edges with fully functioning seatbelts and harnesses.
  • The infant car seat must meet the Australian/New Zealand Design Standards AS1754, if you are travelling with an overseas car seat please note that we only accept the following design standards: United Kingdom CAA or European Community Regulation 44 of FMVSS213 approved.
  • All labels should be clearly visible and are located on the base of the seat on the bottom of the back.

*If your device does not have the labels noted above, you will not be allowed to use it during take-off, landing, and surface movements. This includes booster seats and other types of harnesses.

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

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.