Proof of age is recommended for infants under 2 years in the form of a birth certificate. Children under the age of two at the time of departure are considered to be infants and may travel with an adult 18 years of age or older as a lap-held infant without requiring a seat to be purchased for the infant.
If you have a child under two years of age, you can bring a diaper bag free of charge in addition to your free personal item. You may also check in two complimentary items, such as a stroller, car seat, or playpen.
Infants which are lap-held must be in the lap of the accompanying adult for the duration of the flight. Accompanying adults are required to hold the infant during taxi, takeoff, landing, at any time the seat belt sign is illuminated and when instructed to do so by the flight crew.
A separate seat can also be purchased for an infant at the regular fare, and they must be secured using an approved restraint device (see below for approved devices). All infants/children secured in a car seat must be seated beside their parent or guardian 18 years of age or older. Infants are restricted from occupying specific seats on the aircraft.
No single passenger shall be responsible for more than one infant whether the infant is held on the lap of an accompanying passenger or where a seat has been purchased for the infant.
When booking with an infant for International Travel (flights to/from Mexico), there will be an infant fare added which is calculated as 20% of the adult base fare.
All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Children over 2 are required to have their own seat and may not be seated on a lap. Minors under 12 are encouraged to carry identifications such as a passport, an original birth certificate or a non-government photo ID (e.g. student card).
Minors are encouraged to carry identifications such as a passport, an original birth certificate or a non-government photo ID (e.g. student card). Flair strictly adheres to this unaccompanied minor policy. No exceptions will be made.
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Minors between the ages of 12 and 17 may travel unaccompanied but ONLY on non-stop flights (i.e. direct flights that have a stop en route cannot carry unaccompanied minors).
Minors aged 12-17 who are traveling unaccompanied without supervision on non-stop flights will be considered an adult for booking purposes.
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Minors between the ages of 16 and 17 may travel unaccompanied but ONLY on non-stop flights (i.e. direct flights that have a stop en route cannot carry unaccompanied minors)
Children travelling with only one adult should consult the Government of Canada Travel Guidelines for additional documentation that may be requested by Flair or Airport security. Please visit https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/children/children-travel
All minors (infants and children) are required to have a valid passport issued by a sovereign nation to travel internationally. The accompanying adult may also be required to show further documentation when traveling with an infant, including:
An expectant mother with a complication free pregnancy will be accepted for travel up to the 32nd week of her pregnancy without a medical certificate.
An expectant mother who is in or beyond the 32nd week of her pregnancy must present a medical certificate:
• dated within 72 hours of the scheduled departure time; • which must state the physician has examined the patient and found her physically fit to travel by air; and • which must state the estimated date of birth.
In the interests of safety, we ask our passengers to keep their seat belts fastened at all times when seated. We recommend that expectant moms keep the seat belt fastened under their belly and low on the hips. Seat belt extenders are available upon request.
Mothers who have given birth within seven days of flying are asked to check with their medical professional prior traveling.
Flair is bound by Transport Canada regulations with regards to acceptable child restraint devices.
Take-offs and landings can be painful for their little ears due to the pressure imbalance. To minimize the discomfort, you should try offering your child a piece of candy or gum, giving your child a pacifier, or providing food or drink. If your child has a cold or ear infection, contact your doctor to make sure it’s safe to travel as the pressure felt in the ears increases when congested.