Holidays with Kids shares everything you need to know for your air travel with tots in tow aboard Etihad Airlines’ business class.
Business & first class lounges
The Family Room in Abu Dhabi offers soft toys, comfortable seating, books, games and qualified nannies as well as strollers, snacks and Wi-Fi.
Business & first class children’s amenities
Enjoy big-screen entertainment with a 16-inch personal LCD TV. The E-BOX in-flight system puts you in control of the latest blockbusters, timeless classics and the best in interactive games.
Etihad also have a special menu to pamper child guests. Expect old favourites like burgers, fish fingers, chicken nuggets and vegetable patties. Place your child meal request at the time of booking or at least 24 hours before departure.
Young guests aged two–11 years can expect an exciting flight with Etihad. As well as toys and games, your child can enjoy a range of in-flight entertainment programs and interactive games specially designed for kids. Children will enjoy a restful flight with Etihad’s sleeper (flat) beds.
Children aged zero to two pay 10% of an adult fare plus taxes. Children aged two to 11 pay 75% of an adult fare plus taxes.
Kids’ luggage allowance
Bags with a total weight not exceeding 40kg (32kg maximum per item). Members of Silver, Gold and Gold Elite are entitled to extra baggage, up to 60kg. Pearl Business Class permits two carry-on items with a maximum weight of 12kg. Infants are entitled to 23kg including carry cot/car seat and all other accessories.
Children travelling alone
If a child is between five and 12 years old (inclusive) and travelling alone they are treated as unaccompanied minors.
Simply submit a form (to be collected from your local Etihad office) at the time of checking in. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 years are not permitted to escort unaccompanied minors and the child must be travelling on a firm ticket (standby or wait-listed travel is not permitted). After check-in, Etihad guide your child through passport control – taking care of all their travel documents – and security checks right up to the flight. Abu Dhabi Airport has a designated unaccompanied minor lounge. Upon landing, they will be introduced to an Etihad ground host, who will escort them through airport immigration to arrivals and hand them over to the parent or guardian.
In addition to baby-friendly hosts on flights, Etihad offers everything to make your baby’s journey comfortable. Changing facilities, baby meals (to be requested at the time of reservation or 24 hours before departure) and bassinets are available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis; infant must not exceed 10 kg or 10 months. If you wish to carry milk or food for your baby, you can have these warmed up on board. There are also soft toys and games to keep the youngest guests happy and entertained during flights.