Regardless of age, all guests require identification. For domestic travel, you may use a birth certificate, birth record, birth registry document or health care card (with birth date) for your children. Photocopies are not accepted.
You are responsible for making sure you have the right identification and travel documentation for you and your children. Without ID you may not be permitted to board your flight, and that’s a circumstance we would like to avoid.
If your child is between the age of two and 11, an adult must accompany them.
Unaccompanied Minor- children traveling alone 5-11 years please call our reservations office regarding this option 1-800-487-1216.
Children traveling alone will not be accepted on a flight if weather or other factors are likely to interrupt the routing operation of their destination.
If your child is 12 years of age or older, they may travel alone.
Infants (under 2 years of age)
- While Hawkair does not have a minimum age to travel, we recommend checking with your physician prior to travelling with a newborn infant.
- Children under the age of two are considered infants and are not required to purchase a seat. They must be under the age of two at the time of their departure. Please be sure to bring appropriate identification for your infant. Photocopies are acceptable.
- You will be required to hold your infant on your lap during taxiing, take-off, landing, any time the seat belt sign is illuminated, and any time you are instructed by the flight crew to do so.
- Transport Canada mandates that no person shall be responsible for more than one infant (any child under two years of age). For example, infant twins would need two persons, 16 years of age or older, to travel with them. Infants must be held by the accompanying adult, or secured using an approved restraint system for the duration of the flight. Two lap-held infants will not be seated in the same row, due to the number of oxygen masks in each row.
When travelling with an infant, you may check in an approved restraint system (car seat) or stroller at no additional charge. A playpen may be substituted for either the car seat or stroller. Infant are not entitled to the 50lb baggage allowance.
Purchasing a Seat for Infants
If a seat is purchased for the infant, the infant must be restrained in a seat certified for motor vehicle or aircraft use. Infant seats must remain properly secured to the seat at all times. The infant’s companion is required to sit in a seat directly adjacent to the restraint device and must be capable of releasing the child from the restraint system. Infant paying for a seat are entitled to the 50 lbs baggage allowance.
More Tips for Traveling with Children
If you are traveling with an infant, be sure to pack your carry-on with enough diapers, baby wipes (you can never have too many), snacks, bottles, pacifiers and toys. A change of clothes for your little one can’t hurt either. The washrooms on the aircraft are not equipped with a change table; please bring an extra blanket to change the baby on.
As any parent who has flown with children knows, take-offs and landings can be painful for their little ears. It’s caused by a pressure imbalance and you can help soothe the discomfort by:
- Feeding or nursing babies during take-off and landing.
- Giving your child a piece of candy or gum (if they are allowed, of course).
- Giving your child their pacifier.
If your child has a cold or ear infection, you may want to contact your doctor before traveling to make sure it’s safe for them to travel, as the pressure felt in the ears increases when congested.