a mother cradling her child

Car Seat Requirements

a mother cradling her child

Car Seat Requirements

a mother cradling her child

Car Seat Requirements

Requirements for Use of Car Seats Onboard

Passengers planning to bring a car seat onboard for use in-flight must assure that the car seat meets one of the certification requirements outlined here.

Approved by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT)

seats approved by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

This image identifies the car seat as MLIT-certified.

For more details, check the website of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) (available in Japanese only).

Approved by UN/ECE R44-United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

seats approved by UN/ECE R44-United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

On the top of the mark is the ECE Regulation No. & Revision Series No.

  • Please check that either ECE R44 or UN R44 is shown.

Below the number is the word Universal followed by the weight range, Country code Serial No. and Product name.

  • The 03 in the serial number is the regulation revision number.

Approved by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)

seats approved by the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS)

On the top are the Weight category, 3.4kg-19kg, and the Height category, 51cm-102cm.

Below is the statement that this child seat conforms to FMVSS standards, followed by the statement that the seat is to be only used in motor vehicles or aircraft.

  • Please confirm that the FMVSS approval is in writing.

A "CARES" Seat

A "CARES" Seat label

“FAA APPROVED IN ACCORDANCE WITH” label should be affixed to CARES child seats.

What Are "CARES" Seats?

image of “CARES” seats
  • CARES is a seat for aviation use designed for children age 1 and older who weigh between 22 and 44 pounds (about 10-20 kg).
  • The harness type child seat was previously not allowed on ANA operated flights, but use of "CARES" only is now allowed.

Unacceptable Child Seats

The child seat must be secured with the seat belt at all times. If the device cannot be secured, it cannot be used onboard even if it meets other standards.

  • This may apply especially for First Class and Business Class seats on international flights and Premium Economy seats on domestic flights, as these seats are wider and may make it difficult to secure the device with the seat belt.

In addition, with the exception of CARES, the types listed here are unacceptable.

Booster Type

booster type child seats

Booster Type With Backrest

booster type with backrest child seats

Harness/ Vest Type

harness/vest type child seats

ISOFIX Type

ISOFIX Type child seats

Contact

Outside of Japan

Please contact ANA International Reservation and Information Center of each branch.

Within Japan

Navigation Dial (flat rate from anywhere in Japan):0570-029-709

Osaka: +81-6-7637-6679

Dial a number above and select "2" when the automated voice system is prompted.