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Are there any limitations on how many children can one adult be responsible for on a plane? This is a useful piece of information in general, but in particular I am thinking about Wizz Air at the moment.

  • One factor to be aware of: You can have only one lap child per set of 3 or 4 seats. With planes with lesser seating arrangements some seat groups might not permit lap children at all. The airlines will not budge on this (to the point of leaving passengers behind if there is no other fix) as it's a safety matter--how many oxygen masks are behind that panel in the ceiling. – Loren Pechtel Feb 18 '17 at 22:13
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On the page Booking Children WizzAir specifies that up to 10 children can be accompanied by one adult:

CHILDREN

Children between the age of 2 years and 14 years old are booked as children but must occupy their own seat and pay the adult fare

Wizz Air accepts children travelling together on the condition that there is a minimum of one accompanying adult (aged 16 years or above) per 10 children.

Children under 14 can only fly if they are accompanied by an adult who is at least 16 years old who will take full responsibility for the child.

Passengers of 14 and 15 years of age may travel unaccompanied but cannot be responsible for any passenger under 14 years old.

The accompanying adult must be booked under the same reservation as the child. If the child's seat on the flight is reserved separately from the accompanying adult the two reservations must contain the same customer name and address.

Children older than 14 years can travel on Wizz Air flights on their own.

In my opinion, how many children can travel (either alone or accompanied by an adult) would be a per airline decision, so you'd need to look up each airline's policies in regards children flying.

  • So do I understand it correctly that I can take one infant AND 10 children 2-14 years old with me? – Grzenio Jul 18 '14 at 9:55
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    Well, it can be interpreted as saying that one infant, under the age of 2, can be taken if carried in your lap. You can also be responsible for up to 10 children, each in their own seat. The application of the rules is up to WizzAir, not us, however. You would be advised to call the nearest WizzAir representative and ask. – CGCampbell Jul 18 '14 at 10:16

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