Am I allowed to carry my infant on my lap during flight?
posted this on April 23, 2012 04:00 am
A child over seven days old until their second birthday (younger than 24 months) is considered a lap child and does not need to pay for a seat; however, customers may opt to buy a seat for infant if they prefer.
As per federal regulations once a child has their second birthday (older than 24 months), they are no longer considered a lap child and a seat must be purchased in order for them to travel. If a child has their second birthday between the outbound and return flight, a seat will need to be purchased for the return flight.
Spirit reserves the right to request documented proof of age for any traveler 2 years of age or younger. Please be prepared to provide documentation (birth certificate, passport, etc) upon request.
As long as your infant is over 7 days old and under 2 years of age and is traveling with someone who is at least 15 years of age, you are not required to purchase a seat for them and can carry them in your lap free of charge.
Only one lap child is allowed per customer 15 years of age or older.
A medical release for travel is required for any infant under 7 days old.
An infant, age 7 days or less or an infant requiring an incubator or other life-support system, cannot be accepted for travel and will be denied boarding.
Anyone traveling with children are not allowed to sit in emergency exit rows.
Lap children or children in car seats are not allowed to be in the emergency exit rows or the row in front or behind the emergency exit row.
Taxes and fees may apply for the infant, depending on destination.
You can add a lap child while booking online or through our other reservation channels.