Traveling with kids

We make their trip an adventure

There are many ways to make the most of your trip, whether you’re traveling alone or with others. If you are someone that loves the excitement of flying with the youngest members of the family, here are some steps to help you have an even more comfortable flying experience with Interjet:

Girl on her dad's shoulders thinking of traveling

Our recommendations

    • Arrive at the airport on time.
    • Travel in comfortable clothing..
    • Walk around the departure lounge with them before boarding.
    • Give them something to eat or drink when the plane is taking off and landing,, this can relieve ear pain caused by cabin pressure adjusting to the altitude.
    • Remember to keep their toys, books or a tablet nearby for quick access.
    • Try scheduling nap times so that they coincide with the flight..
  • To issue a boarding pass to a minor, they don’t necessarily need to hold a valid personal ID or passport, as long as they are traveling with a guardian or parent and the required documents are provided for the issue of said boarding pass (birth certificate and guardian or parent ID or passport).

Children under two years

Infants (children under two years of age when traveling) do not require a seat and may travel in the lap of an accompanying adult. In such cases, passengers need to inform Interjet when purchasing tickets that they are traveling with an infant. The airline will issue, free of charge, a ticket and a boarding pass for the infant but without entitlement to baggage allowance.

There are some exceptions, in which children need to pay a fee or the applicable fare:

  • Some countries charge a departure tax. In such cases, infants don’t pay a fare but must pay the departure tax of the country of origin.
  • An adult may travel with up to two infants, however, only one of them can be held in his/her lap. The second one will have to pay the applicable fare but is exempt from the airport terminal fee. This gives the infant the right to have baggage allowance and their own seat. It is important to consider that a child under two years of age occupying a seat must be properly and safely secured with a seat belt.
  • Infants under two years of age at the time of departure but reaching their second birthday during the continuing/return flight(s) will require a seat and must pay the applicable fare for the continuing/return flight(s).
  • All persons of two years of age or older must be ticketed, assigned a seat, and pay the applicable fare.

Documents

The accompanying passenger, when checking in for the flight, must provide official government documentation (birth certificate) verifying the age of the child. For safety reasons, Interjet reserves the right to not transport infants younger than 7 days old.

Interjet may require the following documents when an adult accompanies one or two children:

  • Documentation establishing legal custody..
  • Parental consent letter authorizing travel..
  • Any other documentation required by the country of destination.
Kid dressed as a pilot

Nursing mothers

Nursing mothers are welcome to breastfeed or pump on our aircraft. If you need to use a breast pump, we recommend using a battery-operated or a manual one.

Breast pumps can be carried on-board, in addition to the one bag and one personal item limit. Due to the unpredictability of turbulence, we are not able to allow nursing mothers to pump in the aircraft galley areas or to use jump seats.

Our flight attendants may be able to provide hot water or ice to keep items hot or cold, but they are not permitted to store items such as milk or formula.

Happy kid excited to travel with Interjet

Inflight amenities

If you are traveling with an infant, please bring enough food and supplies with you. In case you give formula to your baby, remember to take only the necessary quantity for the flight, stored in a baby bottle or in a milk container, making sure you don’t exceed the 12 oz (350 ml) accepted on carry-on baggage. For more information on what items are forbidden in your carry-on baggage, visit our Restricted items section.

Interjet on-board service provides your children with milk, juices, soft drinks or water throughout the flight, as well as sweet or salty snacks, depending on the flight length. See more details here.

All of our on-board restrooms are equipped with baby changing facilities.

Strollers and car seats

Strollers and car seats are not subject to our baggage policy, which means that they can be transported without cost. For these items to be transported free-of-charge, they will not be checked as baggage at the time of check in. They will, however, be stowed in the baggage hold immediately before boarding the plane.

This allows you to use your stroller in the airport and after going through security. When you get to the plane door, you must give your stroller to a member of staff who will ensure it is properly placed in the baggage hold. Your items will be returned to you upon arrival at your destination.