What is the difference between an infant and a child? Must my child have a seat?

Scoot follows the same age definitions for fare/ fee pricing, regardless of the origin and destination. They are:

  • Infant: Between 8 days and 2 years old (not inclusive) - infants below 8 days old may not travel;
  • Child: Between 2 and 11 years old (inclusive);
  • Adult: 12 years and older.

Infants may be nursed in the arms of a parent or guardian throughout the flight. You do not need to purchase an extra seat for the infant. However, you may choose to purchase an additional seat for your infant and pay the adult fare, subject to infant limit availability. If a seat is purchased, please note that your infant must be restrained on your lap during taxi, take-off and landing. Special seat belts can be provided for infants in their own seats. If you would like to make arrangements for your infant, please contact our call center.

Any passenger who is two years or older must occupy a seat, on their own ticket. Please note that child fares are the same as adult fares.

Important Note: Scoot does not currently accept children travelling alone to any destination. Passengers below 18 years old must travel with a supervising adult. Passengers aged 18 years and above may travel unaccompanied.

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