Baby equipment

Baby baskets

Baby baskets, or bassinets, are available on board our intercontinental flights (Airbus a330) and are provided in the front row seats only. Although the bassinet itself is free of charge, a seat reservation fee will be charged, as this service is only possible if a seat in the first row is reserved. Hence, it will also allow you to have more legroom for an even more comfortable flight.

In case of turbulence, your baby is not allowed to stay in the bassinet. Baby baskets must be stowed away during take-off and landing.

Features:

  • Length: 70 cm/27.5 inches
  • Width: 30 cm/11 inches
  • Equipped with a sheet, a pillow and a blanket
  • For babies up to 10kg

Request via our Service Centre.


Strollers

The transportation of folding buggies and pushchairs is free. All types of baby strollers, including baby backpacks, must be labelled at check-in. They may be used up to the aircraft entrance, but will be folded and stored in the hold during the flight. Upon arrival at your final destination, the strollers will be delivered to you at the aircraft door.*

You may bring pocket buggies on board as part of your free hand baggage allowance, provided they are folded accordingly so that they are no longer recognisable as a pushchair.

* Delivered at the baggage belt: Alicante, Almería, Berlin, Catania, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, London Heathrow, Lyon, Manchester, Marseille, Naples, Nice, Olbia, Palermo, Rome, Toulouse and Valencia.


Inflight bed

If you booked a seat for your child, you may bring an inflight bed/legrest extension (e.g. BedBox, Fly Tot, 1st Class Kid Travel Pillow, Plane Pal). Such devices are allowed, as long as it is not attached directly to the seat. Inflight bed/legrest extensions that are attached to the seat (e.g. Fly LegsUp or FlyeBaby) are not permitted. Please note that it may not be used during take-off, taxiing or landing, and it may not hinder other passengers.


Child restraint devices (e.g. car seats and other support seats)

If you’ve booked a seat for your child, you can bring your own child seat on board if:

  • you are using an approved car seat / child restraint device (see below)
  • you pass by our check-in desks to receive the approval
  • the device is in perfect working order
  • you are familiar with its use in an aircraft
  • you attach the device to the airplane seat yourself
  • you don’t sit in the emergency exit row or immediately in front of or behind the exit row.
  • you agree to check-in the car seat or child restraint device as checked baggage if it doesn't meet the necessary requirements

Contact our Service Centre for more information or to make sure that your own child seat will be accepted on board.


Child Restraint Devices (CRDs) are accepted on board Brussels Airlines flights with the following labels:

  • CRDs approved for use in aircraft by the competent authority on the basis of a technical standard and marked accordingly.
  • CRDs approved for use in motor vehicles according to the UN Standard ECE R 44, -03 or later series of amendments
  • CRDs approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according to Canadian CMVSS 213/213.1
  • CRDs approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft according FMVSS No 213 and manufactured to these standards on or after February 26, 1985. US approved CRDs manufactured after this date must bear the following in red letters:
    • A. ‘THIS CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS’ and,
    • B. ‘THIS RESTRAINT IS CERTIFIED FOR USE IN MOTOR VEHICLES AND AIRCRAFT.’;
  • CRDs qualified for use in aircraft according to the German ‘Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems for Use In Aircraft’ (TÜV Doc.: TÜV/958-01/2001)
  • Devices approved for use in cars, manufactured and tested to standards equivalent to those listed above. The device should be marked with an associated qualification sign, which shows the name of the qualification organization and a specific identification number, related to the associated qualification project. The qualifying organization should be a competent and independent organization that is acceptable to the competent authority.

Other types of CRDs which are accepted:

  • Upper Torso Restraint Devices of the make CARES kids fly safe (Weight limitation: 10-20kg (22-44lbs); Height limitation: maximum 1m (40 inches)
  • Travel Chair - CRD for Disabled Children (Maximum 35kg (77lbs)

Any other model requires approval from the airline.