Booking a Reservation for Your Infant or Child

Infants (7 days to under age 2)

Infants must be 7 days or older to travel on a Porter flight. You must have a medical clearance certificate issued by a physician to present at Check-In for any infant less than 7 days old.

An adult 16 years or older, can travel with only one infant, and must not be seated in an emergency exit row of the aircraft. Porter can accommodate a maximum of 5 infants per flight. If you are travelling with an infant, you cannot also travel with your pet or as an attendant to a traveller with a disability.

If you are travelling with an infant under the age of 2, you can choose between two options:

Purchase a paid seat

  • You can pay a full fare and have your infant travel in an approved car seat which fits into the aircraft seat securely.
  • This reservation cannot be booked online, so contact us at 1-888-619-8622 and we'll be pleased to help you.

Travel with the infant seated in your lap

  • Lap-held infants are not charged a base fare or taxes. However, airlines must collect certain fees on flights to the United States (for example, U.S. Immigration User Fee/Customs Processing Fee).
  • You must hold the infant on your lap for the duration of the flight.
  • Only one lap-held infant is permitted for each ticketed adult.
  • Seats cannot be reserved for lap-held infants.
  • Carry-on and checked baggage allowances do not apply for the infant.

Important note: Once the infant has reached their second birthday, Transport Canada requires that they occupy their own seat. If an infant's second birthday occurs between the departure and return segments of your trip, please contact us at 1-888-619-8622 to purchase a seat for them (full fare only, child fares not offered).

Children (2 to 11 years old)

All children over 2 years old and younger than 12 are required to have a purchased seat at a full fare and must be accompanied by an adult older than 16 years of age.

If you are planning on having your child travel alone, please learn about Porter's unaccompanied minor service.

Young adults (12-16 years old)

Young adults, 12 to 16 years of age, can travel on their own or use an optional unaccompanied minor service.