Holidays with Kids shares everything you need to know for your air travel with tots in tow aboard Singapore Airline’s business class.
Business & first class lounges
Singapore Airlines lounges provide child-friendly snacks, internet access and TV stations to keep the kids entertained while travelling.
Business & first class children’s amenities
Kris World is Singapore Airlines’ entertainment system and features a Just For Kids channel for children aged up to 12 years. It has cartoons (including Dora the Explorer), kids’ movies and TV programs and Nintendo Gameboy and video games, which can be played against people in other seats. There is also an audio channel for kids featuring the latest children’s CDs and sound tracks. Parents can choose to block any program, although this needs to be done before flying.
Special meals for infants and children can be requested at the time of booking or up to 24 hours prior to departure. There are four types of infant and child meals to choose from: baby meals (0–12 months), post-weaning (one to two years) and children’s meal (two to 11 years). Children’s meals are usually served before the adults.
With the exception of the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route, kids aged 12 years and under will receive an exclusive Dora the Explorer pack. There are plush toys, activity sets, zip bags, Dora watches and Dora Monkey Slippers.
Infants travel for 10 per cent of an adult’s fare, which does not provide a seat for the child. A child’s fare covers those aged two–11 years and is 75 per cent of an adult fare.
Kids’ luggage allowance
Infants can check in 10kg of luggage, plus a fully collapsible stroller or carry cot. Children can check in 20kg of luggage, the same allowance as for adults for all flights except to/from USA and Canada where two pieces are allowed, each weighing up to 32kg.
Children travelling alone
Unaccompanied minors can fly from five years of age to 17 under the care of Singapore Airlines staff and cabin crew, from checking in to arrival at their destination. There are forms to fill out for this service so make your request at the time of booking. The charge for this service is $100USD each way. Your child will be escorted to the flight once checked in, supervised throughout the flight and escorted off the flight.
Parents need to bring their own formula but baby meals (jars of baby food for those aged 0–12 months and soft food such as porridge for toddlers aged 12–24 months) are provided if you book ahead.
Bassinets are available for babies up to 14kg on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and need to be booked at the time of your reservation.