Children and infants
Accompanied by an adult and not occupying a seat, an infant aged under 2 years is carried at 12% of the adult net fare This discount may not be available on promotional fares.
Children aged 2 years but under 12 years receive a 33% discount of the adult net fare.
Children aged 12 and over pay the adult fare.
Infants (under 2 years old)
Only one infant may travel in an adult’s lap.
Infants too require their own ticket. If the infant is not yet born at the time of booking you may proceed to book normally for the adult passenger and contact our customer support ahead of the trip to have the infant added onto the booking. If a newborn baby does not yet have a name, book normally and for passenger informatio you may enter the baby’s last name and gender (example Smith/boy) along with the birthdate.
Children over two years of age must have their own seat onboard. If a child is under two years old on the outward flight but turns two before the return flight he/she needs a seat reserved (i.e. a childrens ticket) for the return flight. In this case it pays to book the outward and return flights separately.
Where needed, a seat may be reserved for an infant under two years of age. This is done by booking a childrens ticket. An infant seated in his/her own seat needs a baby cot or safety seat. Please contact our customer support to find out more about approved safety seats.
For infants one foldable pushchair and a car seat are carried free of charge in the hold. Pushchairs and seats must be properly packed and protected before leaving them at check-in.
Children (2-11 years old)
Children aged under 12 years may travel with a family member over 16 years old or other guardian over 18 years old.
If a child is under 12 years old on the outward flight but turns 12 before the return flight he/she needs an adult ticket for the return flight. In this case it pays to book the outward and return flights separately.
Unaccompanied Minors, UM
Children 5-11 years old
Children aged 5 to 11 may only travel alone on Flybe flights as Unaccompanied Minors (UM). This is a service where where ground and cabin personnel escort the child for the duration of his/her trip. The service carries an extra charge.
Children 12-16 years old
The Unaccompanied Minor service may also be booked for children agen 12 to 16, but for minors over 12 it is not mandatory.
Booking for an unaccompanied minor
Bookings for unaccompanied minors cannot be made online. To make a booking, call our customer support and prepare to give details on the child, the trip and contact information for the adults who will see of and receive the child.
There is a limit on unaccompanied minors per flight so we encourage you to book early. Unaccompanied minors may not be booked on the last flights of the night on domestic destinations and in some cases on routings with connections.
The airline may refuse carriage of an unaccompanied minor if the service has not been prebooked as instructed.
Guidelines for unaccompanied minors travel
Whenever a child travels on a flight with us they must have a valid identification. If the child does not have identification, please contact our customer support. In these cases we need a copy of a parent’s identification and a confirmation that the the child is authorised to travel.
Both the adults seeing off and receiving the child must be prepared to show proof of identity. Child may only be received by the person named on the booking.
Unaccompanied minors need to arrive at check-in no later than one hour before the scheduled departure time.
At check-in an agreement for carriage is filled out. Child is given a neck pouch with the agreement, travel documentation and identification.
Flybe confirms the identity of the person seeing off the child and from there the child is escorted by ground staff. In case the person seeing off the child wishes to escort the child to the departure gate, a permit is given for the security check.
Unaccompanied minors need to be at the gate no later than 25 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Ground staff will escort the child to the plane. The person seeing off the child will need to remain at the airport until the flight has departed.
During the flight the cabin crew will see to the safety and well-being of the child.
After landing ground staff will escort the child to the terminal. The person receiving the child should arrive at the airport well ahead of time to receive the child.
It is worth noting that the staff escorting the child may not in all cases speak the child’s language.