Children and air travel
Flying is a very special experience for our young guests. We want their time on board our Edelweiss aircraft to be unforgettable. With the right preparation, you and your children will be able to enjoy the flight as an exciting journey of discovery.
Babies and children
Baby baskets can be ordered for babies up to 8 month (max. 11 kg and 70 cm). The number of baskets on board is limited. A reservation through your travel agent is thus essential.
Baby baskets can be fitted at the following seats:
|Business Class||Economy Class|
|Aircraft type A320||1AB und 1EF = 2 baby baskets||none|
|Aircraft type A330-200||1AB, 1DG, 1JK = 3 baby baskets||7DE, 7FG, 7JK, 28DE, 28FG = 5 baby baskets|
|Aircraft type A330-300||1AB, 1DG, 1JK = 3 baby baskets||7DE, 7FG, 28DE, 28FG = 4 baby baskets|
Prams and strollers
Please be informed before your journey about which kind of buggies have to be checked-in and which kind of buggies are allowed to be carried to the gate.
Orders for childrens meal (for kids from 2-12 years) can be placed through your travel agency or directly on our website at no extra charge until four days prior to departure. The kids also receive our popular holiday friend Gian Carlo and an attractive Edelweiss purse with content.
Unaccompanied Minors UM
Should a child be travelling alone (“unaccompanied minor), a special UM service is available, whereby the child is accompanied and cared for in the airport and on board.
The following regulations apply:
- Children from the 5th until the completed 11th year: UM service is mandatory
- Children from 12 to 17 years old: UM service is not obligatory, but is available.
Children under five years of age may only travel if accompanied by an adult, i.e. a person aged 18, or over age 16 if they are a brother or sister of the child concerned. Children under two years of age may only travel if they are each accompanied by at least one adult.
This service costs CHF 50.- (EUR 40.-) for short- & medium haul flights and CHF 100.- (EUR 80.-/USD 120.-/CAD 120.-) for long haul flights per child/leg and is payable at check-in.
The UMNR is to be registered before departure at check-in 1 at the Careport counter. The address of the persons who will deliver and collect the child must be provided.
This service can be pre-reserved through your travel agent or directly on our homepage under Services and unaccompanied Children.
Please be aware of the special requirements for journeys from/to Mexico (starting February 15th).
Edelweiss web check-in - simple, fast and convenient.
Our web check-in enables you to already check in, choose your seat and subsequently print out your boarding card from the comfort of your home 23 hours before the flight.
Web Check-In Support: 0848 555 100
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