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Traveling with Children

How to make flying with a child easy and enjoyable

Little travelers usually love flying on an airplane. With good preparation, a flight can be a really fun adventure for children and their parents.

Ticket purchase and check-in

How to purchase a ticket and select a seat for a child

Child vs Adult Ticket: which one to buy?

Check-in and flight

Which documents are needed when traveling with a child?

Documents for flights within Russia

The child's birth certificate will be enough to allow you to buy a ticket for flights within Russia.

Documents for international travel

You will need your child's international passport for international travel. Passports with both 5 and 10 year validity periods can be used to issue a ticket.

The child is under 18 years of age. Can he/she fly abroad without being accompanied by his/her parents?

If your child is going to travel abroad without being accompanied by his/her parents, you should provide the written permission from a parent or guardian which has been certified by a notary. This document must include the travel period and the details of the person who will accompany the child.

Only one parent needs to give consent provided that the other parent has not filed a statement to the effect that he/she will not allow his/her child(ren) to leave the Russian Federation.

A minor child may travel from Russia with one parent without obtaining the consent of the other parent provided that the other parent has not filed a statement to the effect that he/she will not allow his/her child(ren) to leave the Russian Federation.

Please note: when entering some countries, you should provide consent from both parents. Additional documents may also be required. Therefore get all the necessary details in advance with the consulates/embassies of the country where you’re going.

Is insurance required when traveling with a child and if so, what should it cover?

It's extremely important to obtain insurance for the entire family before your flight. Finding a doctor in another country often takes a lot of time, effort and money.

Flying with a child

Luggage and carry-on allowance

How to transport a stroller on an airplane

Meals for a child while on board

Tips

How to prepare a child for the flight

How to prepare a child for the flight

Talk to your child before the flight. Tell him/her how interesting air travel is, and show them how beautiful airplanes can look in the sky. You can also show the child a book or a cartoon about airplanes.

With older children, you can explain what they should and shouldn't do during the flight. Once on board, make the child aware of the flight attendants and tell him/her that the crew will answer any questions the child has.

Additional options

S7 Priority program for children

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