Travel with kids

It can be great fun travelling with small children, but it can also be quite a challenge. That is why we, at KLM, do all we can to make flying with young passengers as comfortable as possible, from check-in to arrival.

All children in good hands

All children in good hands

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Our Dutch and English speaking crew are always ready to help you and your children, on the ground and in the air, even if you are unable to accompany them. We look after children travelling alone, from check-in to arrival.

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Travelling together, seated together

Travelling together, seated together

We always endeavour to seat families together. If it is not possible we will do all we can to make sure that each child is seated next to an adult from your group. You can find detailed information about your seats, reserving carrycots and taking a child seat here:

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Check-in

Check-in

Give your next trip a flying start by checking the whole family in online before you leave from home. Especially in the busy school holiday period this will make your journey more comfortable. We can then ensure that all the family are sitting together in the aircraft and email you your boarding passes. The online check-in starts 30 hours before your flight is due to depart (24 hours for flights to and from the United States). We will send you a reminder message by email. More check-in information is available here.

Children travelling alone

Children travelling alone

The first time your child flies on their own it can be a bit nerve-racking, for your child and for you too. With our Unaccompanied Minor service, you are assured your child is in safe hands during the entire trip. We take care of your child from check-in to arrival.

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Simply Dutch and English

Simply Dutch and English

Our crew speak Dutch and English, which is nice for the children, but also for you, because it means you are not on your own throughout the flight. We are ready to answer all your little adventurer’s questions, both when on the ground and in the air.

Small children, large baggage

Small children, large baggage

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Travelling with young children often means all kinds of extra baggage. Here, you can read more about taking special baggage for children, from strollers/buggies to carrycots.

Special baggage for children

Special baggage for children

On all KLM flights, you can take one collapsible stroller/buggy per child. You can check in the stroller/buggy as hold baggage at no extra charge or hand it in at the gate so it can be put in the hold. The stroller must have a protective cover, but it may not contain any additional baggage. Children travelling in their own (booked) seat, have the same baggage allowance as adults.

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Not a peep out of the children

Not a peep out of the children

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It’s not always easy to keep children calm during the entire flight. To give you a helping hand, we provide children with a tasty children's meal, films and games, and we do all we can to make flying as pleasant as possible for them.

Bluey, especially for children

Do you know our mascot Bluey? He travels with your children, at the airport and on board! All children over two years old get a nice surprise from Bluey. On intercontinental KLM flights, they get a complete Bluey play set. They will also get a Bluey eye mask so they can take a nap. On European fights, children receive a passport holder and a Bluey activity book. If you want to surprise your children with Bluey before you go, visit the KLM shop for great Bluey articles.

Dutch films and games on board

Dutch films and games on board

On intercontinental KLM flights, children can have hours of fun with Bluey on our inflight entertainment system. Time will fly by with all the films and games!

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Tasty, free children’s meals

Tasty, free children’s meals

We take extra good care of our young passengers, from great films and games to tasty snacks. We serve free children’s meals with, for instance, delicious mini hamburgers and chips. The menu varies per flight, but with Bluey and a junior pilot adventure game or junior pilot diploma for the youngest pilots among us every children's meal is a party!

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Travelling together

Travelling together

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It can sometimes be a bit of a challenge flying with children but booking a KLM flight is very simple. When booking, indicate that you are flying with children and your children will be booked automatically at the reduced baby and/or children’s fare. Tip: If you are travelling with your child or children and they have a different surname to you, then take your marriage certificate or birth certificate (or certificates) as proof of your relationship. Also check that the travel documents and vaccinations are still valid.

Directly from A to B

Directly from A to B

Crossing the airport once is more than enough with your family in tow. So it is great that we fly directly, so with no transfers, to over 150 destinations.

Flying Blue from two years old

Flying Blue from two years old

Earning Miles, you can’t start early enough. From the age of two, your children can become a Flying Blue member and start saving for flights, overnight stays and much more. What’s learnt in the cradle lasts to the tomb.

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