New study reveals the most and the least Child-Friendly Airlines 1 month ago

New study reveals the most and the least Child-Friendly Airlines

Very interesting.

Flying with children can seem daunting but airlines often offer adjustments and extra services to try to help the experience go smoother.

With summer holidays on the horizon, we looked into a recent study which reveals which airlines are the most and least child-friendly.

The study scored fifty airlines against the following factors: priority boarding for families; children’s entertainment; child and infant food options; if baby bassinets and baby change facilities are available; baggage allowances; how many items of baby equipment can be carried for free; seat selection so families can sit together; child and infant ticket costs.

The airline’s overall child-friendly scores were then ranked highest to lowest to reveal the most child-friendly airlines.

0 points were awarded to the airline if they didn’t include the factor, 0.5 if they do but with limitations and 1 if they do, without limitations. There were also two factors which could be awarded 1.5 as they went above and beyond.

The airline’s overall child-friendly scores were then ranked highest to lowest.

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According to the study The Most Child-Friendly Airlines are:
1. Air France
1. Virgin Atlantic
1. South African Airways
1. British Airways
5. Gulf Air
5. Air Canada
7. Emirates
7. Etihad Airways
7. Turkish Airlines
7. Thai Airways International

On the other end of the scale, the airline which is the least child-friendly is Flydubai, scoring just five points.

The child-friendly factors the airline offers just includes allowing just one item of baby equipment to be carried for free, baggage allowance for children that is the same as adults, baggage allowance for infants which is lower than adults, seat selection but at a cost and discounts on infant tickets.

The airline was closely followed by Ryanair and Eastern Airways, both scoring six points.

According to the study the Least Child-Friendly Airlines Are:
1. Flydubai
2. Ryanair
2. Eastern Airways
4. Vueling
4. Jet2
4. Flybe
7. Norwegian Air International
7. easyJet

Have you travelled with any of these airlines and if so, do you think these results are correct?