6 Airlines Where Kids Fly Free - Family Traveller (USA)

Traveling with the whole family can get expensive and flights are often the biggest cost. These family-friendly airlines are making it way more affordable with their kids fly free programs and child fare discounts.

Frontier Airlines

Flying Frontier makes it easy to take the whole crew on vacation by letting Kids Fly Free. Yes, totally FREE. And they aren’t just talking about the small-enough-to-sit-on-your-lap kids. All kids 14 and under can fly free on select flights with the purchase of a Discount Den member fare.

Air Tahiti Nui

Tahiti may seem like a far-flung bucket list trip, but Air Tahiti Nui makes it super accessible for families and a great vacation bargain. Kids 11 and under get free roundtrip tickets from LA to Tahiti with two paying adults. Talk about a steal!

Scandinavian Airlines

Heading to Europe? While not always applicable, Scandinavian Airlines frequently runs promotions with kids fly free programs for any families traveling to Sweden, Norway or Denmark. Keep your eyes peeled for these deals that typically available from all seven of Scandinavian Airlines’ U.S. markets, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways also runs promotions where kids can fly free to keep an eye out for. Plus, on select routes they offer child fares that are significantly reduced from full price fares. Once on board, Qatar also goes above and beyond with their services for children and families, including toys and games for kids and special, fun-filled meals for children.

 La Compagnie

The French, all-business class boutique airline, La Compagnie is celebrating their Five Year Anniversary this July and helping families fly to France at an affordable price. La Compagnie is also offering free flights to kids born in 2014 as part of a “High Five” promotion, a celebratory nod to the airline’s recent success and progressive developments. Available for travel from July 1 through August 31, 2019 when flights are booked by July 31, 2019.


Southwest offers discounted child fares for kids ages 2-11. Another way to get major savings for the family is to use their Companion Pass, where you can choose one person to fly with you free of charge.