What is important to know when children travel unaccompanied?
If your child makes a big trip by herself, she will be looked after by the airline. That includes escorting her from check-in to the departure gate and, after arrival at her destination, from the plane to the baggage claim and then to the exit. Children flying by themselves with Lufthansa can use that airline’s special family check-in area in Concourse B. From there, they are taken to specially furnished, equipped and staffed waiting rooms where they are in the best of hands.
How can I make the flight easier for my child?
Make sure that he stays hydrated by regularly drinking sufficient quantities of liquid. To help equalize the pressure in his ears, give him chewing gum and candies to suck on, which will get his saliva flowing and make him swallow more often. Also put some surprise items in his carry-on bag to keep him entertained.
If you have any other questions, our staff will happy to answer them.
You’ll find a brochure on traveling with children here for downloading. Useful information is also available on the website of the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA).
What kinds of entertainment are there for children at the airport?
The best way to get your child ready to spend hours sitting still in the plane is to give her a chance to really romp and let off steam beforehand. The airport has a number of attractive play areas that are ideal for this. You’ll find them at the following locations:
- Terminal 1 A, Level 2, near Gate A 50
- Terminal 1 A, Level 3, near Gate Z 24
- Terminal 1 Z, Level 3, near Gate Z 50
- Terminal 1 B, Level 2, near Gate B 22
- Terminal 1 C, Level 2, near Gate C 16
- Terminal 2 D, Level 3, near Gate D 1
- Terminal 2 D, Level 2, near Gate 21
- Terminal 2 D/E, Level 4, at McDonald’s
- Terminal 2 E, Level 3, near Gate E 4
Your child will be amazed to watch all the bustling activity out on the tarmac. There are several good places to do so in the terminals. The best one is definitely our Visitors’ Terrace in Terminal 2. If you have time, another suggestion is to ride the elevated SkyLine people mover between the terminals and back again.
You can get a coloring and puzzle book for you kids at any of the information counters.
Shopping, eating and drinking
You’re sure to find something your kids like at the airport, whether it’s buttered giant pretzels, pizza, or a burger and French fries at McDonald’s. Many of the restaurants also serve special meals for children and some even have play corners. There are shopping and dining opportunities all over the terminals, both before and after the security checkpoints.