Traveling With Children

More information on traveling with children…

Lap Children

Children under two (2) years of age travel free on National Airlines flights when held on an adult passenger’s lap. Please be sure to bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate for age verification.

Child Travel

FAA regulations dictate that children over the age of two (2) must occupy their own seat during takeoff and landing, therefore a ticket must be purchased for all travelers over two (2) years of age.

Child Restraint Systems*

While it is not required to do so, you may choose to use an FAA approved child restraint device (i.e., car seat) on the aircraft for your young traveler. Please be advised that all child restraint systems must be FAA approved for aircraft use. The following FAA website offers more information on approved devices

*Child Restraints Systems may not be used unless a seat is purchased for the traveler. National Airlines will be happy to gate check this item for your convenience free of charge.

Additional Helpful Travel Information

Strollers and Car Seats can be used at the airport and “gate-checked” at the boarding gate. These items will be returned to you at baggage claim at your final destination. There is no charge for transporting these items as gate or checked baggage. As indicated in the National Airlines Contract Of Carriage, strollers are considered fragile items and National shall not be held responsible for damage whether or not a waiver of liability is signed.

Notify National Airlines Call Center Agent of any lap children traveling with you when booking your flight. For safety reasons, the number of infants in lap is limited to the number of adult travelers and only one lap child per row of three seats is allowed.

Allow extra time for check-in and screening when traveling with small children.

Pack plenty of snacks and toys to occupy your child during the flight.

Unaccompanied Minors

Effective 01September2016, National Airlines does not accept unaccompanied minor children on any National Airlines flight. To travel alone, a young passenger must be over the age of fifteen (15) and have in their possession a notarized affidavit of consent from the absent parents/guardians.

Required Documents

Canadian law requires that minors who are not traveling with both parents carry a notarized affidavit of consent from the absent parents. List the full names of the child, both parents and the accompanying adults, the dates of the trip and a contact phone number for each parent. Minors who arrive at the border without appropriate documentation may be subject to additional security procedures. Divorced parents with sole custody and widowed parents must carry appropriate documentation, such as a court order or death certificate. For additional information, please visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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