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Infants

Infants
· China Eastern passengers younger than 2 years old will be deemed as infants and must be carried by adult passengers over 18 years of age.
   * Infants who are younger than 14 days are not accepted. Disease Diagnosis Certificates must be shown for premature infants older than 14 days.
· China Eastern determines the maximum number of the infants on a given flight according to passenger load factor and the equipment available on trans-ocean and over-land flights.
· In the absence of special arrangements, each adult passenger can carry a maximum of two infants, and the class of the infant must be consistent with the class of the adult.
· Infants cannot occupy a seat alone. When two infants travel together, the extra infant can purchase a ticket at child price and occupy one seat alone.
· Cradles are suggested for the carriage of infants (car safety seats can be used for infants older than 6 months). In order to use an airline provided in-flight cradle, the infant must be less than 75 cm tall and weight less than 10kg.
· China Eastern flights provide a limited number of cradles based on the airplane type. To ensure availability, passengers should apply in advance.
· Passengers can also bring and use infant cradles themselves (including automobile-type safety seats), but tickets must be purchased for occupation of seats.
· It is recommended that infants use the infant safety belts provided onboard.
· China Eastern assumes the responsibility for carriage of passengers to the same extent as normal passengers.

Free baggage allowance of infant
· Weight Calculation
> Every infant can consign one totally folded or portable infant trolley free of charge.
> Infants who purchase ticket at the price of 10 percent of an adult price(in accordance with the national transportation conditions) are not entitled to the free baggage allowance. But standard travelling supplies such as food, infant diapers, etc. may be carried.
> Infant flying on tickets purchased at 10% the price of an adult fare (in line with international transportation regulations) receive a free baggage allowance of 10kg.
> For infants with tickets purchased at child or adult price, please refer to the free baggage allowance of adult passengers.
· Pieces of Baggage
> The free baggage allowance of infants who purchase tickets at the price of 10 percent of an adult price (only limited to passengers corresponding to international transportation conditions): Every first class and business class infant passenger can consign two pieces of baggage free of charge. The maximum weight allowance for each piece of baggage is 32kg. The sum of the three edges of every piece of baggage should not exceed 158cm.
> The free baggage allowance for infants with tickets purchased at 10 percent of the normal adult fare (in accordance with international transportation regulations): Each economy class infant passenger can check one piece of baggage free of charge. The maximum weight allowance for each piece of luggage is 23kg. The sum of the three edges of each piece should not exceed 115cm.
> Each economy class adult and child passenger (on China-America and China-Canada routes) can check two bags free of charge and the maximum weight allowance for each of baggage is 23kg; and the sum of the three edges of each piece should not exceed 158cm, and the total sum of three edges on both pieces should not exceed 273cm. Each infant holding an economy class ticket can check one piece of baggage free of charge. The maximum weight allowance for each piece of baggage is 23kg. The sum of the three edges of each piece should not exceed 115cm.
> Each infant can check one collapsible portable baby stroller or trolley free of charge.

Car Safety Seat
· Any class can accept passengers using safety seats for occupying seats. But it must be proposed in advance and a child ticket should be bought.
· The safety seat must occupy an inside seat. Attended adult passengers must be designated to aisle seats and cannot be placed at emergency exits.
· It is necessary for passengers older than 16 and in good shape to take care of the safety seat during the flying route.

The available amount of infant cradles and life-jackets varies with airplane type

 

Airplane type

Infant cradle spare quantity in cabin

Infant life jacket spare quantity

A-340

11

15

A330-200

9

15

A330-300

7

15

A-300

5

15

A-321

4

 8

A-320

4

 6

A-319

4

 4

B-767

None

10

B-737

None

 4

CRJ

None

 2

EMB-145

None

 2


 

 2010-02

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