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Travelling with children

Flying with young children can be hassle-free - with entertainment for all ages, meals for the little ones, and so much more! Click here to download an infographic on family travel.

To fly with your child on Singapore Airlines, you must book their ticket together with your adult ticket in a single transaction. You may need to provide additional documents if you are traveling with your child to/from certain destinations. Learn more.

Select standard seats for free, on a first-come-first-served basis, when you travel with young children in the same booking. This excludes seats in the emergency exit row due to flight safety requirement.

We provide our young travellers with baggage allowance so that the family can have a fuss-free flight! Do refer to your e-ticket for the baggage allowance.  


Upon request*, your infant will be served age-appropriate meals that are easy to chew and digest. Travelling with older children? Let them pick among the Western, Asian, and vegetarian options.  
The little one is a fussy eater? No problem—you are more than welcome to bring your own food on board. We recommend bringing food that does not require chilling or heating due to operational restrictions. 

Child meal for infants and Asian/Vegetarian meal options for children may not be available on some flights. There is also no meal service in the Economy Class cabin on flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur due to the short flight time. Please refer to Manage Booking for the meal availability.

*We are unable to serve your infant an adult meal if there is no prior infant meal request.
At the Airport
We believe it’s every mother’s right to be able to nurse their infant or express on board. You can choose to do so at your seat if you prefer—our crew will be happy to provide you with an extra blanket for added privacy.

*Both manual and electric breast pumps are allowed on board. However, do ensure that its batteries meet the approved guidelines.
Special regulations for France, Italy, The Republic of Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam
To protect the safety of children, certain countries require you to prepare additional documents when you are travelling with a child.
Flying from France
French residents—regardless of nationality—under 18 years old who are flying from France without his or her parents or legal guardians will need to provide the following documents:
  • A valid passport in the passenger’s name
  • Exit territory authorisation form signed by the passenger’s parent or legal guardian
  • A photocopy of a valid identity document of the parent or legal guardian who signed the exit territory authorisation form
Flying from Italy
Nationals of Italy below 14 years old, who are unaccompanied or accompanied by someone other than the parent/guardian stated on page five of the minor’s passport, are required to have an authorisation form (Dichiarazione di Accompagnamento) signed by both parents and issued by the local police, when traveling to or from Italy.

If the passenger’s parents reside abroad, the authorisation form must be issued by an Italian embassy or consulate.

If the passenger is traveling from Italy, his or her parents/guardians may submit the travel authorisation request online through here.
Flying from The Republic of Philippines
All passengers under the age of 18 who are travelling into or out of the Philippines must provide additional documents.

Please refer to the Department of Social and Welfare Development website for more details.
Flying into or out of South Africa
All passengers under the age of 18 who are travelling into or out of South Africa must provide additional documents.

Please refer to the South African Department of Home Affairs website for details.

Flying from Vietnam
Nationals of Vietnam below 14 years old must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardian, when travelling from Vietnam. If the accompanying person is not the minor’s parent or legal guardian, they are required to produce a letter of authorisation signed by the parents or legal guardian. Please download the letter from the links below.

Letter of Authorisation