We welcome families travelling with children on Air Tahiti Nui. We extend special offerings such as priority boarding, special meals for infants and children, a comfort kit for infants/babies, colouring books and toys for children, onboard entertainment and more. A child must be accompanied by a passenger over the age of 18, except if this passenger is the child’s father/mother or legal guardian. One adult can travel with a maximum of 6 children provided a maximum of 2 of them are aged less than 5 years old.
The adult must travel in the same cabin as the child. Otherwise the child is considered as traveling alone and will be deemed to be an un-accompanied minor. There will be conditions to be met in respect to Un-accompanied minors travelling alone. When travelling internationally, ensure all infants and children have a valid passport and all other documentation required to satisfy the entry requirements of all the countries you will be visiting including transit countries and for returning home.
Important : Any minor aged under 18 years old planning to leave the French Territory, including French Polynesia must be in possesion of an authorization form (known as « AST ») to travel. Click here for more information.
The fare for infants under two years old is 10 percent of the applicable available fare at the time of booking. The infant will not be assigned a seat. He/she will travel seated on the lap of the parent.
For more comfort, bassinets may be available upon request, but are not guaranteed until your check-in, as the number of bassinets in is limited. Bassinets are for babies/infants weighing less than 30 lbs or 14 kg.
If you want a guaranteed seat,for your infant, you will need to purchase a child fare ticket and a regulation-sized car seat is mandatory.
An adult can travel with 2 infants maximum. At least one of the infants MUST occupy a purchased individual seat in an approved car seat*. A 23-month-old baby who turns 2 years old during the journey will need to purchase a child fare; the applicable fare will be the Child fare for the entire journey. In this case, the infant will benefit from the same standard baggage allowance as an adult.
Air Tahiti Nui offers a baby kit (containing a bib, wipes, baby powder, a rattle, etc…) and a special meal adapted to your baby’s needs. Please consult our special meals’menu and make your request at least 48 hours prior to departure.
* If a seat has been booked and a child fare paid, for your baby/infant, an approved car seat must be installed by the passenger.
The requirements are :
- It is an approved car seat
- it does not exceed 17,7 inches (45 cm) in Economy Moana and 20 inches (51 cm) in Poerava Business
- you take care of the installation of the seat on board as indicated by the manufacturer's instructions (front facing car seat),
Every child from 2 to 11 years old, must be accompanied by an adult passenger over the age of 18, except if this passenger is the child’s father/mother or legal guardian.
The adult must travel in the same cabin as the child. Otherwise the child is considered as traveling alone and will be deemed to be an unaccompanied minor. There will be conditions to be met in respect to unaccompanied minors travelling alone.
Air Tahiti Nui offers to all children colouring books and toys during the flight, and a program of child appropriate cartoons and video games.
You can also request a child meal during your reservation or at the latest 48 hours before the day of your departure.
Air Tahiti Nui welcomes children traveling alone.
For the security and comfort of your children we created our « TIARE KIDS » service. Air Tahiti Nui provides this service for children between 5 to 14 years old travelling alone or in a different class from that of the parents.
Conditions of eligibility:
Our « TIARE KIDS » service is available only on flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui. It is not available on flights operated by other airlines or in connexion with another airline nor on codeshare flights. This service is compulsory for children travelling alone from 5 to 11 years old, and optional for children from 11 to 14 years old.
If your child travels on the same flight as you but in a different cabin, he/she is considered as an unaccompanied minor and must remain under his or her Air Tahiti Nui guardian's supervision and under the responsibility of the crew during the flight.
You can book this service on all routes operated by Air Tahiti Nui.The purchase of this service is available in all our agencies only. At the time of reservation, please inform us when your child needs to travel alone or on your same flight but in a different class.
Before your departure, we advise travellers to verify the entry and travel requirements for your destination and transit country/countries by contacting the proper embassies or consulates. It is the traveller’s responsibility to be informed about legal requirements, (laws, regulations, decisions, requirements and measures) of the cities of departure, destination and transit.
At the airport of departure:
On the day of the departure, we recommend you present your child at the check-in counter 3 hours before flight departure. Once checked-in, a « Tiare Kids » personal pocket containing documents necessary for his/her journey will be given to the unaccompanied minor. The check-in agent will then provide a meeting time and place from which our staff will greet and escort your child to the aircraft.
Please ensure that your child is in possession of all necessary documents : e-ticket, valid passport, the signed authorization form to travel (known as « AST »), immigration form(s), visa, the signed « Tiare kids » form, as well as the copy of the ID card of your child legal guardian.
Note : At departure, the parent/guardian will need to remain in the airport until 30 minutes after the aircraft departs.
Aboard our aircraft, Air Tahiti Nui staff will ensure your child is safe and assisted at all times during the flight.
Onboard your child will be able to enjoy films, cartoons, games, radio programs for children. To assure their safety, seats are specially assigned onboard for unaccompanied minors so they can be supervised during the flight.
When a child travels on the same flight as the adult parent/guardian, the child will be the responsibility of the crew until arrival. The parent/guardian can visit their child at his/her seat but the child will not be able to visit the parent/guardian in business class.
During the stopover in Los Angeles while transiting for Paris, our staff will provide continuous supervision to the unaccompanied minor. The same will apply when a parent is travelling in business class.
At the airport of arrival:
Upon arrival, the unacommpanied minor will exit the aircraft after the other passengers. A member of Air Tahiti Nui staff will accompany the minor through the arrivals process and collect baggage before the hand over to the person designated for pick-up. An ID card will be required to verify the identity of this person.
Please note: if your child has traveled on the same flight as you but in a different cabin, he or she disembarks last, accompanied by Air Tahiti Nui ground staff, and remains under the ground staff's supervision until arrival in the terminal.
In case of delays / cancellations
In the event of a flight delay or cancellation, the unaccompanied minor receives priority care and attention from us. An Air tahiti Nui staff member remains present with the unaccompanied minor at all times.
If an overnight is required, a rather female Air Tahiti Nui staff will look after your child at all times.
If you have reserved a seat for your infant, he/she receives the same baggage allowance as an adult. If your infant is traveling on your lap, his/her allowance will be a hold baggage item weighing up to 10 kg and a cabin a hand baggage item up to 3 kg.
Traveling with a stroller, car seat, basket
Because your comfort is our priority when you travel with an infant or with a child of less than 7 years, in addition to your applicable allowance, you can check-in in hold for free a stroller or a car seat or a basket per infant or child.
A car seat is accepted free of charge in the cabin when it must be installed on the seat which was purchased for your baby. If using a stroller while in the departure lounge you can take it to the gate and the crew will arrange for it to be stored in the hold. On arrival, the stroller will be delivered either to the gate or at the baggage carousel.