Travelling with children
Family holidays starting at Linz Airport
The younger the children, the more complex it is to plan a holiday. The bigger the family, the more luggage you’ll have. Sounds like quite the hassle? It doesn’t have to be! By doing some research and preparing well, you’ll enjoy a relaxed flight with your family. Linz Airport supports you with that.
Where would you like to travel? What’s there to keep in mind when travelling with children, and what do you need to bring along? Linz Airport has summarised some helpful information for family travels. You can also find out other interesting facts about air travel with children directly at the airline you’re flying with or your travel agency. Upon request, you’ll be informed about special services and flight regulations when booking your trip.
From the moment of booking to the day of your flight
Air travel with children
Tips & tricks
- Choose a family-friendly destination: How far is the airport from your accommodation? Are there pharmacies, doctors and supermarkets nearby? What about child safety measures? Holiday deals for families can be found via “Flieg ab Linz” (“Fly from Linz”), for instance.
- Keep in mind the flight times and – if possible – choose direct or night flights!
- Make sure you have all the travel documents for you and your children and find out about entry requirements or possible restriction for the country you’re visiting! Especially younger passengers must have recent photos in their documents.
- Find out about services like pre-check-in, and reserve seats or a baby bassinet for your flight! This saves you time and spares you a lot of stress.
- Have a packing list ready, and don’t forget about hand luggage for your kids including items like colouring books, toys, wet wipes, etc.
- Drop off your private child car seat, buggy, pram or travel bed at the outsize luggage counter. Most airlines will transport these items free of charge for you.
- Leave plenty of time at the airport for bathroom breaks, changing your baby’s nappy, etc.!
- When flying with babies: Think of ways to protect their ears – for instance, feeding them during start and landing, or giving them a bottle or dummy to suck on!
- Don’t underestimate the duration of your flight and bring sufficient options for keeping your kids entertained alongside some tasty snacks for them!
- And most importantly: Stay calm and friendly!
Holiday flight offers
For the whole family
What Linz Airport offers
You’ve already checked in, and now you have some time to kill before your flight? In the transit area, there’s a children’s play corner with monkey bars, a slide, a giant game of Pelmanism and video games. Maybe your kids would like to visit the observation deck or simply watch the big planes as they manoeuvre on the airport’s apron? Because let’s be honest: Even without any toys, there’s plenty to see and discover at Linz Airport. Not just for the little ones but for Mum and Dad, too!
Baby changing facilities are located on the lower level of the departure hall and the transit area. These facilities are locked for hygiene reason – please ask for the access code at the information desk!
Tip: Airport bus line 601 offers a discount for children.
Air travel with babies
What to pack in your hand luggage
You’re travelling with your baby for the first time? We bet that’s exciting but there’s no reason to get nervous. If you inform yourself beforehand, do some smart packing and stay calm – chances are you’ll have a relaxed and pleasant flight.
By the way: Baby food and milk or drinks for children can be brought in the cabin – thanks to an exception to the restriction on carrying liquids in your hand luggage. In addition, you’ll be able to get hot water on the plane for preparing your baby’s food.
You should bring the following items for little passengers:
- valid travel documents and medications for your baby
- a big nappy bag
- nappies for the flight (Remember to bring some extra ones in case of delays!)
- a nappy changing pad and wet wipes or a damp washcloth
- an extra set of clothes
- rompers, a beanie hat, thick socks and an extra baby blanket
- a dummy
- a bib, spoon, baby food and snacks
- if necessary: a thermos flask or milk bottle, baby water
- plastic bags for waste
Children travelling alone
Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to fly without a person accompanying them. That’s why some airlines offer a special service for “unaccompanied minors”: Your kids will be looked after by airline staff from the moment they check in to the moment they are dropped off with the person coming to pick them up. This service can also be booked for children aged 12 to 17 but is not required. Find out more about the details at your airline.