5 most kid-friendly airlines flying from Singapore

March 08, 2018
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    Holidays with the family are always memorable, but surviving a flight with little kids in tow can be incredibly stressful. So, airlines that offer kid-friendly amenities and services always get our thumbs’ up.

    These 5 airlines fit the bill, says Changi Recommends, which compiled its list based on customer feedback online. It’s also offering 2 days of free rental for its ChangiWiFi router if you are travelling by June 30, 2018. Terms and conditions apply. Use the code FOC2WIFI here.

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  • 1. Singapore Airlines (SIA)
    2 / 6 1. Singapore Airlines (SIA)

    Talk about local pride – it seems that families in Singapore thoroughly enjoy flying with the national airline. SIA has made a name for itself with its top-notch service and amenities, so you can be sure that the crew will do their best to ensure you and your little ones have a safe and comfortable flight.

    For every infant seat, you can choose to book a bassinet, too but note that these are limited in quantity and on a first come first served basis). Each flight will also have diapers, disposable bibs, feeding bottles and baby wipes for passengers.

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  • 2. Emirates
    3 / 6 2. Emirates

    This Middle Eastern airline is another great choice. Infant flyers on Emirates each receive a handy package of useful essentials like nappies, bibs and wet wipes.

    If Baby is on your lap, you will also get a seat belt extension (for those below age two). If not, you may also book a baby bassinet.

    Children meals are also available upon request, and the toilets come equipped with changing tables.

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  • 3. EVA Air
    4 / 6 3. EVA Air

    If your toddler has pre-flight jitters, an EVA Air cartoon flight is the perfect cure. This Taiwan carrier has Hello Kitty, Gudetama, and other themed flights – besides the colourful themed exterior,  the interior is also decked out in bright colours and cartoon furnishings.

    On the Hello Kitty flights, for example, expect to find everything from cushions to toilet paper in Hello Kitty motifs. Children will receive goodie bags with colouring books, little toys, and more.

    The in- flight entertainment and games also include a section for the little ones to enjoy. request for baby meals and other amenities when  you book your tickets.

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  • 4. Cathay Pacific
    5 / 6 4. Cathay Pacific

    If you have an infant, Cathay Pacific offers baby food and amenities such as diapers and lotion on request. Like the other carriers, you can request for a baby bassinet, and use the foldable changing tables.

    Toddlers to tweens will receive a fun pack of activity books and colouring stationary to keep them occupied throughout the flight. The kids’ meals come served in colourful cutlery and have a good mix of meat and veggies for a nutritious meal.

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  • 5. Etihad Airways
    6 / 6 5. Etihad Airways

    Another airline from the UAE, Etihad Airways mostly flies to longer haul destinations like London, Europe, and the Middle East. However, when it comes to making flying fun for kids, it’s one of the best.

    Bassinets and baby meals can be requested at least 24 hours before your flight, but the real bonus is the in-flight activities.

    Etihad has special cabin crew members called the Flying Nannies, who will hand out goodie bags and games to entertain your children while you take a toilet break, or even catch a few winks. They may even do magic tricks and face painting! Children over three years old will also get a fun pack.

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