Fly with Maxi-Cosi Baby Capsules
News 17 March 2019 No comments

Fly with Maxi-Cosi Baby Capsules

Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus baby capsule is cleared for take-off.

The idea of flying with kids might be a challenge for travelling parents. While there are no guarantees for a smooth trip, these tips might help make travel with children easier and keep everyone in a good mood!

One way to make travelling with your baby easier is to use a baby capsule during the flight. Using a baby capsule is a easy way to not only get your baby safely to the airport, but you will also use it when you arrive at your destination.

Our Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus baby capsule is officially approved to be used on aircraft. Which means that you can now take your baby capsule on a car, on a train and on a airplane.

What are the benefits of taking your Mico Plus baby capsule on a flight?

There are plenty of benefits of taking your own Mico Plus Baby Capsule on a flight. Your child will feel more comfortable and calmer on the flight when strapped into his or her own familiar car seat. In unexpected turbulence or emergencies, the seat will keep your child safe rather than when you keep your child on your lap. Airlines may have bassinets available. But your baby lies in a bassinet unrestrained, so it is not a safe substitute for a baby capsule. The Maxi-Cosi Mico Plus is your trusted travel companion, both on land and in the air!

Taking a car seat on board? Prepare to enjoy the flight:

  • The baby capsule needs to be airplane compliant under the 1754 AS/NZS standard. 
  • When booking your flight, we strongly recommend you inquire if the airline accepts baby capsules on board. Ask the airline for a discounted fare, as buying a ticket for your child to get a separate seat is the only way to guarantee that you will be able to use the child seat. 
  • Reserve adjoining seats. Place the baby capsule in a window seat, so it will not block the escape path in an emergency. Please remember that baby capsules are not allowed in an emergency exit row. 
  • If you do not buy a ticket for your child, ask if your airline will allow you to use an empty seat. If your airline's policy allows this, avoid the busiest days and times to increase the chances of finding an empty seat next to you. 
  • Ask your airline if they can provide a bassinet for your child. If this is available, you may not be permitted to bring your own baby capsule on board, and may need to check it in as baggage. The bassinet does not come with a harness so your child lies flat but unrestrained. An available aircraft bassinet is not an option to avoid bringing a baby capsule. For safety, there is no replacement for a car seat either in flight or when you get to your destination and need to travel further by car. 
  • In turbulence, you will be required to remove your baby from the bassinet and hold him or her on your lap, when your child is safer in its own baby capsule. The bassinet has to be stowed for take-off and landing, so you will need to take your child out again. 
  • Carrying a child, luggage and a seat through a busy airport can be challenging. Get to the airport ahead of time and ask for assistance. Alternatively, there are trolley-like boards specially designed to pull along your seated child in a bigger (toddler) car seat. 
  • Like in the car, the safest place for your little one during turbulence or an emergency is in an approved baby capsule, not on your lap. 
  • Bring a variety of toys to keep your child entertained during the flight. 
Please remember that it's best to check with your airline before you fly. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact our customer service team or let us know your thoughts in the comments below.