Emirates named world's most family friendly carrier

British parenting site Play Like Mum has ranked 20 airlines on how well they cater for children
Emirates named world's most family friendly carrier
By Sam Bridge
Sat 24 Aug 2019 10:11 AM

Emirates has been named the world's most family-friendly carrier for the second year running.

British parenting site Play Like Mum has ranked 20 airlines based on whether they offer preboarding for families, meals and entertainment for kids and let you check your stroller and other kid-hauling gear for free.

For the second year in a row, the website picked Dubai-based Emirates as the most family-friendly carrier as it checked all the criteria except for lap fees.

It highlighted Emirates for offering family check-in areas and complimentary strollers at certain airports, while it offers parents traveling with babies infant kits with extra supplies like diapers, wipes and bibs.

Little kids also get stuffed animals, while Emirates has teamed up with Lonely Planet to create activity packs for elementary-schoolers.

Qatar Airways was ranked second this year, bumping British Airways, which tied for first last year, down to third.

The top 10 also included Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, KLM and Air France.

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