Infants (children who have not reached their second birthday) may travel on an adult’s lap (lap-infant), at no charge, on Rex Services. Only one lap-infant per accompanying adult passenger is permitted. An adult with one lap-infant is allowed to purchase an additional seat for ONE additional infant but the following conditions must apply:
- the infant must be able to sit upright (without assistance) in an aircraft seat and has the appropriate seat restraint at all times when the “Fasten Seatbelts” sign is on;
- no more than two infants can be accompanied by the one adult; in these circumstances, one infant may be nursed and the other must be able to sit upright in a seat at all times; and
- passengers with infants are not permitted to be seated in an emergency exit row
Due to regulatory requirements, there are limits on the total number of lap-infants permitted on a single flight. Rex recommends that all infant bookings are made online via the Rex Internet Booking Engine as this will ensure that the maximum number of infants on a single flight is not exceeded and that all infant details are received by Rex in the correct format.
For infants over the age of six months old, you may bring on board your infant car seat (must be forward facing) for your infant’s comfort.
To travel with an infant car seat you must ensure:
- The infant car seat is in good condition with no cracked or damaged edges
- The seatbelts and harnesses must be fully functioning
- The car seat must meet the Australian/New Zealand Design Standards AS1754
- If you are travelling with an overseas car seat please note that we only accept the following design standards:
- United Kingdom CAA or
- European Community Regulation 44 of FMVSS213 approved
All labels should be clearly visible and are located on the base of the seat on the bottom of the back.
If your car seat does not meet these standards then unfortunately it will not be able to travel.
If you choose to use your car seat, you must purchase an additional seat to use it.
Regional Express is not permitted to use Baby Capsules or Baby Booster Seats in the cabin. However, we do have infant seat belts if you don’t want to use an infant car seat.
Lap-infants are entitled to checked baggage not exceeding a total weight of 10kg for the carriage of a stroller, carry basket or car seat only.
NOTE: Parents traveling with infants and small children on aircraft must pay extra attention to passenger safety briefings to be ready to cope with an emergency. A range of trial evacuations of a typical passenger jet, undertaken by the US Federal Aviation Administration, were carried out with adults carrying dummies to simulate children ranging from two months to 24 months. The study found parents should hold on to children if they could still easily and quickly climb through an emergency exit, while larger children should be passed through the exit to another adult. The key to making a good and quick decision about how to exit during an emergency is thinking about what approach should be taken during the normal passenger safety briefings. Parents are urged to listen carefully to the briefings, remember where emergency exits are located and think about the size of their infant or small child.