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Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: isac on December 25, 2011, 03:22:50 PM
Update: See reply #10 for a list of updated policies (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12574.msg161584#msg161584).

I would like to start a thread on infant charges (on lap) for reward tickets.

Airline (booked with):
reward class (first,business,coach):
infant charge:


(I know there are threads that mention this but no clear thread going through each airline)
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: elikay on December 25, 2011, 03:58:11 PM
How about a wiki. And I think that most airlines charge 10% on intl, so the question really is where the exceptions are to be found. I really don't see a MT candidate here.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: isac on December 25, 2011, 05:23:41 PM
Although many airlines charge 10% many airlines don't.

Its very beneficial to know which airline charges what to know with who to book with.

A one-way business ticket fro lax-tlv or tlv-nyc could range from $100-$500 depending on the airline.

We know what continental charges, but what about the smaller or european airlines like Austrian or LOT......

I stand to be corrected, what does everyone think?


Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: AsherO on December 25, 2011, 05:41:05 PM
Although many airlines charge 10% many airlines don't.

Its very beneficial to know which airline charges what to know with who to book with.

A one-way business ticket fro lax-tlv or tlv-nyc could range from $100-$500 depending on the airline.

We know what continental charges, but what about the smaller or european airlines like Austrian or LOT......

I stand to be corrected, what does everyone think?

So you'd fly an inferior business/first class, possibly with an extra connection, just to save a few hundred on the infant ticket?
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: elikay on December 25, 2011, 05:48:38 PM
If you want a list seatguru has a tab for infants for every airline, check it out. You will notice that virtually every airline (with a few exceptions) charge 10% plus taxes.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: elikay on December 25, 2011, 05:51:23 PM
Although many airlines charge 10% many airlines don't.

Its very beneficial to know which airline charges what to know with who to book with.

A one-way business ticket fro lax-tlv or tlv-nyc could range from $100-$500 depending on the airline.

We know what continental charges, but what about the smaller or european airlines like Austrian or LOT......

I stand to be corrected, what does everyone think?



As per seatguru.com Austrian and LOT bith charge 10% on international flights.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: isac on December 25, 2011, 06:01:36 PM
thank you, i didn't realize seat guru did that.

I heard with british you can pay 10% of you miles, is that true?
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: isac on December 25, 2011, 06:18:04 PM
BY LH (seat guru) it says:    " a child under 2 years old (24 months) is usually charged a discounted fare plus taxes, even if the infant will be on the lap of another passenger for the flight"

What does that mean?


Seat guru doesn't even discuss brussels air!

Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: isac on December 25, 2011, 06:23:27 PM
So you'd fly an inferior business/first class, possibly with an extra connection, just to save a few hundred on the infant ticket?

If I need to make a stop anyway (which is what happens trying to book w/ miles)
then why not save $400?
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: elikay on December 25, 2011, 06:44:22 PM
You need to be logged in to BA to see this link (https://www.britishairways.com/travel/ec-terms-and-conditions/execclub/_gf/en_us?link=main_nav)
Quote
13.3. Infants (less than 2 years of age) travelling with a Member on a flight Reward will travel for ten percent of the Avios Points required for the Member's flight Reward if they do not have their own seat. Children (2 years of age or older) and infants who require their own seat will be "charged" the full Avios Points for the relevant destination.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: Dan on December 25, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
So you'd fly an inferior business/first class, possibly with an extra connection, just to save a few hundred on the infant ticket?
It has to do with the ticketing carrier, not the operating carrier.
Most airlines (including AA, CO, DL, UA, US, and IcelandAir) charge 10% of the full fare for adding an infant.

Culling from FT threads which may/may not be up to date, here is a list of exceptions:
Air Canada ($50 Y, $100 J, $125 F flat fee)
BA (10% of the miles)
BMI (taxes)
Finnair (taxes)
Lufthansa (taxes)
SAS (taxes)
Qantas (free)
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: chuchem on December 25, 2011, 10:26:10 PM
I had lufthansa agents adding a infant for free and others charge 10%. Most charge, so be happy if not, but be expected to get charged. On my next trip i booked my familys tickets with us and mine with aeroplan, as us charges 10% of full fare and aeroplan charged some more miles, but a flat 100 dollars. If your ticket involves alot of stops and airlines and can price for 10k+ so a infant can cost alot, depending on issuing carrier
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: kivabb on December 26, 2011, 10:09:07 AM
Us Air wanted 10% (flying on Continental) which was close to $1500 on a FC trip to Europe
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: isac on December 26, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
It has to do with the ticketing carrier, not the operating carrier.

Culling from FT threads which may/may not be up to date:
Air Canada ($50 Y, $100 J, $125 F flat fee)
BA (10% of the miles) (+taxes?)
BMI (taxes)
Finnair (taxes)
Lufthansa (taxes)
SAS (taxes)
Qantas (free)

If I wait until I get to the airport the carrier won't charge me then?
(example: an AC operated flight in business ,booked with CO )
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2011, 06:58:31 PM
If I wait until I get to the airport the carrier won't charge me then?
(example: an AC operated flight in business ,booked with CO )
No they just wont let you on the flight.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: Chaikel on December 26, 2011, 07:37:53 PM
No they just wont let you on the flight.
Can't he just walk up to the AC ticketing desk?
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: kivabb on December 29, 2011, 01:12:40 PM
Looks like Delta and AA are also 10%.

So is AC the only exception that offers flat fare?
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: daganster on December 29, 2011, 01:27:42 PM
It has to do with the ticketing carrier, not the operating carrier.

Culling from FT threads which may/may not be up to date:
Air Canada ($50 Y, $100 J, $125 F flat fee)
BA (10% of the miles) (+taxes?)
BMI (taxes)
Finnair (taxes)
Lufthansa (taxes)
SAS (taxes)
Qantas (free)
Seems like airlines that charge you fuel surcharges give you a break on infant tickets;)
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: daganster on December 29, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
No they just wont let you on the flight.
I booked a ticket with BA miles on AA from JFK - LAX and BA wanted 10% of the miles, so I booked the tickets without the infants and later called AA and added the infants for free.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2011, 01:33:31 PM
Of course they added them for free, that's a domestic flight.  They don't even need a ticket.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: elikay on December 29, 2011, 01:42:07 PM
:-)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on February 29, 2012, 12:36:44 PM
FI 10% of fare.


Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on February 29, 2012, 12:40:08 PM
FI 10%
of fare or milage?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on February 29, 2012, 02:03:38 PM
Just booked with flying blue miles a ONE WAY delta flight. I called later to add the infant and they told me it costs 300$ for the infant (10% of $airfare).. I told them i can just purchase a ticket for chpr for the infant (using points) and we came to an arrangement that we made a fake return flight (went onto Delta.com and found the lowest usage of miles  for a certain day and figured it would be the chpst price) and in the end it cost the infant 100$. Was this the best way to go about sumthin like this? And the agent told me if i call up after ive flown and tell them im not using the "return" flight i will get back airport taxes from the infant...
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on February 29, 2012, 03:11:27 PM
A friend of mine is flying to aussi using AA miles. Flying Qantas. When he asked about INF they said about $600.

He called me and I got it for him for $224

+1 to travel agents ;)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 29, 2012, 03:13:12 PM
A friend of mine is flying to aussi using AA miles. Flying Qantas. When he asked about INF they said about $600.

He called me and I got it for him for $224

+1 to travel agents ;)
Care to share how?
Assuming he was flying in business?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2012, 12:19:52 AM
Care to share how?
Assuming he was flying in business?
Going to share with us?
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 08:46:29 AM
Going to share with us?

I actually didn't book that ticket for the child because I don't know that 'in' yet, but I know it can be done (my boss did it) and only a travel agent can do that.

Most travel agents are not so interested (if they know how to do it) to do just this. Usually they want you to book another ticket as well so they ca make some money.

Anyways just putting this on the table for people future needs.

About a business clad. Ticket if anyone can tell me a rate they got with Qantas and dates (if the flight is in the future) I'd be glad to post a price we can get.

Or if you would like to do a sample one give me the dates and qoute and I'll let you know ours :)))
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Bp on March 02, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
@WhyAich:
Can you get these prices on LH as well?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 02, 2012, 09:01:28 AM
Care to share how?
Assuming he was flying in business?
I priced out once an infant on Economy using AA miles for $750.
That's ridiculous!!
Wondering how a travel agent can add a child on an award ticket....
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 09:02:19 AM
@WhyAich:
Can you get these prices on LH as well?
I can fix out. What were you qouted and what were the dates etc.

Btw the person I help had a coach ticket. Don't know what happens in business but I can find our as customers come up :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2012, 12:51:20 PM
I priced out once an infant on Economy using AA miles for $750.
That's ridiculous!!
Wow, on what routing?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 02, 2012, 12:53:36 PM
Wow, on what routing?
JFK-SYD via LAX
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 12:55:24 PM
JFK-SYD via LAX
I probably can. Give me exact dates and times and airline. I'll. Get back to you. Leaving office in 10 mins.
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 12:55:42 PM
Best to email me.
Whyaich@gmail.com
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 02, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
Best to email me.
Whyaich@gmail.com
Thanks it's not relevant anymore, because that person purchased rather a regular flight already, since he couldn't get any savings on miles.
It was around pesach season, leaving 3 days before and returning 3 days after.
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 01:02:19 PM
Thanks it's not relevant anymore, because that person purchased rather a regular flight already, since he couldn't get any savings on miles.
It was around pesach season, leaving 3 days before and returning 3 days after.

Ok... Let me know next time :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2012, 01:23:39 PM
JFK-SYD via LAX
I don't get it, why would the taxes be so high? It should be 10% of the lowest coach fare offered at the time?
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 02, 2012, 01:30:14 PM
Someone just emailed me about a one way CDG-JFK couldnt help out.

So it's not every case :)

I know for sure with Qantas to Australia I can :)

GL everyone and feel free to always ask me.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 02, 2012, 01:32:21 PM
I don't get it, why would the taxes be so high? It should be 10% of the lowest coach fare offered at the time?
You are not the only one.
They rep couldn't explain it to me either.
Even if they'll charge 10% of the miles based on the 3cpm rate + 10% of the fare it will still not come out that high.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2012, 01:35:54 PM
You are not the only one.
They rep couldn't explain it to me either.
Even if they'll charge 10% of the miles based on the 3cpm rate + 10% of the fare it will still not come out that high.
I would've escalated it to someone for a breakdown as that sounds like a calculation error to me.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 02, 2012, 01:37:17 PM
I would've escalated it to someone for a breakdown as that sounds like a calculation error to me.
I have heard that from several people too, that had this same situaion.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 02, 2012, 01:46:58 PM
I have heard that from several people too, that had this same situaion.
And I've also had managers recheck with the rate desk for a breakdown, and then had the taxes dramatically lowered.  Don't just take what you're told without asking for an accounting.
Title: Re: Thread: Infant charge on reward ticket
Post by: rivkyw on March 05, 2012, 09:29:34 PM
thank you, i didn't realize seat guru did that.

I heard with british you can pay 10% of you miles, is that true?
We got charged about 10% avios for the infant.
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 06, 2012, 12:41:59 AM
Why not just buy the infant an avoid miles ticket. ??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rivkyw on March 09, 2012, 01:01:17 PM
Why not just buy the infant an avoid miles ticket. ??
depends where you are going. much cheaper to pay 1500 BA miles to miami than buy a ticket
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 09, 2012, 02:40:38 PM
depends where you are going. much cheaper to pay 1500 BA miles to miami than buy a ticket

Must have been drunk when I wrote this.

Yes I meant purchase a seat with Avila miles for the infant. Only 4,500 miles
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 10, 2012, 11:48:03 AM
Must have been drunk when I wrote this.

Yes I meant purchase a seat with Avila miles for the infant. Only 4,500 miles
NY Miami is 7,500
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on March 11, 2012, 10:00:36 AM
Must have been drunk when I wrote this.

Yes I meant purchase a seat with Avila miles for the infant. Only 4,500 miles

Avois?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 11, 2012, 11:28:28 AM
Avois?
Ya
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 11, 2012, 01:36:47 PM
Avios.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on March 12, 2012, 03:19:27 PM
Avois?

 :-[

I was correcting his mistake and I typo'd it...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Knaper_Chuchem on March 13, 2012, 02:19:25 AM
Was it already discussed with which program it is the cheapest to book an award ticket w/infant on lap, on the most traveled route here on DDF..? Which of curse is NYC-TLV.. I know Dan had an article about BA and Aeroplan, but when flying to TLV the surcharges (LH on Aeroplan and BA on BA..) on the award ticket will probably be more than the 10% for the infant.

A topic like this probably deserves its own thread...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 13, 2012, 09:45:25 AM
on the most traveled route here on DDF..? Which of curse is NYC-TLV
LAX-(HNL)-LIH  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on March 13, 2012, 11:06:02 AM
:-[

I was correcting his mistake and I typo'd it...
Lol. Realized that's what happened. My  phone auto corrected it too but I caught it before hitting send. 
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 13, 2012, 11:23:51 AM
LAX-(HNL)-LIH  ;D
Ch"v, more like EWR-HNL-LIH or IAH-HNL-LIH.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 19, 2012, 10:18:21 AM
ON a OW on AA from CDG-JFK on 06/07 the price is $3,000+ in economy flexible. But if I do a RT Economy Super Saver opens up. Would I have any luck in asking them to charge me 10% of super saver for my OW versus the flexible?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 21, 2012, 11:16:00 AM
ON a OW on AA from CDG-JFK on 06/07 the price is $3,000+ in economy flexible. But if I do a RT Economy Super Saver opens up. Would I have any luck in asking them to charge me 10% of super saver for my OW versus the flexible?
Update: I just had a travel agent issue me an infant ticket based on a RT fare. +10 to travel agents  :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on March 21, 2012, 11:28:01 AM
Update: I just had a travel agent issue me an infant ticket based on a RT fare. +10 to travel agents  :)
i was able to do that just by calling the airline themselves.. +10 to airline CS...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 11:28:33 AM
So then the TA will cancel the RT adult fare the infant was bought with? And the infant ticket will survive the cancellation?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 21, 2012, 11:33:57 AM
i was able to do that just by calling the airline themselves.. +10 to airline CS...
Which airline? Its unheard of doing this through the airline. I did a lot of reading on it.
So then the TA will cancel the RT adult fare the infant was bought with? And the infant ticket will survive the cancellation?
No she issued a RT just for the infant and attached it to the OW adult, new confirmation code and ticket number for infant. She said that at the airport they may ask you who is returning with the infant to which I should reply we haven't decided yet and they shouldn't give me any problems. She said she does this for customers all the time.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 11:44:25 AM
No she issued a RT just for the infant and attached it to the OW adult, new confirmation code and ticket number for infant. She said that at the airport they may ask you who is returning with the infant to which I should reply we haven't decided yet and they shouldn't give me any problems. She said she does this for customers all the time.
I don't buy it.  You can't just issue infant tickets without an adult AFAIK.  My only thought is to cancel the RT adult and salvage the infant ticket somehow.  Then get the infant ticket number attached to your OW ticket.

At least that's what I'd imagine would have to be done.  CMIIW.  The real question is if that can be pulled off to book the infant a coach ticket and then attach it to a business ticket...
WhyAich feel free to chime in.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 21, 2012, 11:56:05 AM
So what do you make of this?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on March 21, 2012, 11:56:59 AM
Which airline? Its unheard of doing this through the airline. I did a lot of reading on it.No she issued a RT just for the infant and attached it to the OW adult, new confirmation code and ticket number for infant. She said that at the airport they may ask you who is returning with the infant to which I should reply we haven't decided yet and they shouldn't give me any problems. She said she does this for customers all the time.
i did it with delta directly for a one way ticket nyc-tlv. it cost me 100$ which would have cost me $300- and she told me that after the travel date i can call back and say im not returning and they will give me back the airport taxes than. So i have no idea how she was able to do it- but i do know it was done and when i call to check and make sure theres an infant there theres no problem... can i not trust her?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 11:58:02 AM
So what do you make of this?

What does that prove?  Why can't that be a child being added onto an adult ticket that will be cancelled?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 21, 2012, 11:58:40 AM
What does that prove?  Why can't that be a child being added onto an adult ticket that will be cancelled?
I guess your right though she didn't make it seem like that at all.
i did it with delta directly for a one way ticket nyc-tlv. it cost me 100$ which would have cost me $300- and she told me that after the travel date i can call back and say im not returning and they will give me back the airport taxes than. So i have no idea how she was able to do it- but i do know it was done and when i call to check and make sure theres an infant there theres no problem... can i not trust her?
I guess she did something similar to what my TA did. Interesting that you got it done. AA refused.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 21, 2012, 12:20:22 PM

WhyAich feel free to chime in.

Can you chime a email reply? :)

tired today :) alot of school lately :)

It's basically like what you said, then you take the e-ticket number and attach it to your PNR...
the risk involved is that sometimes the agent at check in wont find it.

i know we also do it when people fly Qantas because they charge alot for an infant and we can price it AA :)

it can be done with many airlines but my boss doesn't like to do it because of the risk so we don't take any responsibility.

I would suggest doing this when there is A. a big gain and B. not such a great risk, i.e  you're flying one airline (someone called me with a reservation that had
3 arilines attached to it...much easier for someone not being able to find the infant and then $$$ problems)

PS after ticketing the infant you have 24 hrs to cancel, so you can call the airlines attach it and follow up, and if you're not comfortable you cancel....
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on March 21, 2012, 12:22:43 PM
PS after ticketing the infant you have 24 hrs to cancel, so you can call the airlines attach it and follow up, and if you're not comfortable you cancel....
No risk involved in the call?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 21, 2012, 12:26:30 PM
what should be the risk?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 12:28:51 PM
Have you tried booking the child with an adult in coach and attaching the childs eticket number to a J/F reservation?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 12:52:11 PM
i never did... maybe worth trying on domestic flight.... not such a big risk.... you're either in front of the curtain or behind
Huh? Why would you need an infant ticket on a domestic flight?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 21, 2012, 01:10:58 PM
Huh? Why would you need an infant ticket on a domestic flight?

tired....sorry
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 01:16:27 PM
Anyone with an upcoming business/first flight want to try and see if this works with an infant coach ticket attached?

I'm willing to put in $100 to start a pot to pay the volunteer in case the worst case scenario happens and they catch on and insist on you paying 10% of the full business/first fare at the gate.  Anyone want to contribute or volunteer?  You could save yourself a small fortune!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 21, 2012, 01:55:00 PM
Anyone with an upcoming business/first flight want to try and see if this works with an infant coach ticket attached?

I'm willing to put in $100 to start a pot to pay the volunteer in case the worst case scenario happens and they catch on and insist on you paying 10% of the full business/first fare at the gate.  Anyone want to contribute or volunteer?  You could save yourself a small fortune!

even though i'm probably not flying for a long time in forst class (i just dream of it :) ) i'll put $100 too!

(dan i'm guessing you think it's gonna work ?)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 21, 2012, 02:00:21 PM
(dan i'm guessing you think it's gonna work ?)
Once it's attached I don't see why it wouldn't work, so I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is.
We now have $200 in the pot.
On a $1,000 infant ticket you can probably save $900 by trying out this method and there will be a pot if you get to the airport and run into any problems and need to pay for the $1,000 ticket.  Not too much downside.

Any more contributors or volunteers?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on March 21, 2012, 04:46:01 PM


Any more contributors or volunteers?

BUMP.

why do threads go dead when it comes to money? :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on March 21, 2012, 04:49:03 PM
why do threads go dead when it comes to money? :)

+1

Should I start paging all the people who fly with kids? :P
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 22, 2012, 01:14:27 AM
If you want to upgrade my mileage tickets to bus/first next time I fly, I'll be happy to do it :-).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 22, 2012, 02:29:12 AM
Anyone with an upcoming business/first flight want to try and see if this works with an infant coach ticket attached?

I'm willing to put in $100 to start a pot to pay the volunteer in case the worst case scenario happens and they catch on and insist on you paying 10% of the full business/first fare at the gate.  Anyone want to contribute or volunteer?  You could save yourself a small fortune!
I have a better deal, someone contribute the infant, I'll buy myself a J/F award.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MnM1130 on March 22, 2012, 02:45:30 AM
I have a better deal, someone contribute the infant, I'll buy myself a J/F award.
you can have mine. Do you do pickups in Israel? He has another month till he's 2. I'll pack a bag
Title: Re: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 22, 2012, 02:45:31 AM
I have a better deal, someone contribute the infant, I'll buy myself a J/F award.
A long haul flight with an infant may be more than you bargained for
Title: Re: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 22, 2012, 03:01:08 AM
A long haul flight with an infant may be more than you bargained for
Its actually a popular method for smugglers - customs hardly check women with babies.
Title: Re: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on March 22, 2012, 09:13:52 AM
Its actually a popular method for smugglers - customs hardly check women with babies.
Oh boy. I might give my baby. Depends on what you are planning to smuggle. :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: miles on March 26, 2012, 08:24:34 AM
can i book an F or J award seat for a 6 year old with discounted miles on any FFP
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on April 22, 2012, 11:55:34 AM
Planning a trip with my wife to Spain with my wife and baby using United miles. Right now only TAP has availability and I see they're only charging $300 for the infant. My plan is to try to switch over to United if it opens up, but I know see United charges $571 for the infant. If I'm succesful with a switch over in carrier down the line, will United charge me the difference in taxes as well or since taxes already paid up for infant, they'll let me go? Anyone have any experience? Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on September 03, 2012, 08:55:36 PM
+1

Should I start paging all the people who fly with kids? :P
Because when i travel with the family i sit like everyone else in coach and would not take my little ones in first/business
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on September 06, 2012, 12:57:41 AM
If an infant is 1 on outbound but 2 years on inbound. What's the rule regarding mileage ticket? Need to buy two one ways?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on September 06, 2012, 02:03:49 AM
If an infant is 1 on outbound but 2 years on inbound. What's the rule regarding mileage ticket? Need to buy two one ways?
Or just buy a one-way for the infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on September 06, 2012, 02:10:27 AM
Or just buy a one-way for the infant.

Ya. So its a must to buy the return ticket. A round trip infant "price" won't work?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on September 06, 2012, 02:12:15 AM
If an infant is 1 on outbound but 2 years on inbound. What's the rule regarding mileage ticket? Need to buy two one ways?
or fly ba where the ticket is charged based on the day u were leaving
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 06, 2012, 04:31:41 AM
or fly ba where the ticket is charged based on the day u were leaving
I wonder what happens if one calls in later to delete the outbound
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on September 06, 2012, 11:04:21 AM
So can one of you help me with this itinerary? :

Trying to find a good ticket for a family member.

NYC - PVG   9/12
PVG - VIE     9/27
VIE - NYC.    10/10-15 (flex.)

2 adults - 2 infants . One infant is turning 2 on 10/5!

Economy class

He has:
100k spg
120k aa
100k ua
25k amex

Thank you
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on December 12, 2012, 12:30:57 AM
I am looking to fly on Qantas with an infant and wanted to use BA to avoid the 10% of revenue ticket.  But BA appears to be charging YQ on infant ticket too!  Is that correct?  I thought that was the benefit to using BA.  Thanx
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on December 12, 2012, 12:56:07 AM
I am looking to fly on Qantas with an infant and wanted to use BA to avoid the 10% of revenue ticket.  But BA appears to be charging YQ on infant ticket too!  Is that correct?  I thought that was the benefit to using BA.  Thanx
BA charges YQ for the actual ticket as well, so QF on BA is not very ideal.
Best way is to add through a TA
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on December 12, 2012, 12:57:37 AM
BA charges YQ for the actual ticket as well, so QF on BA is not very ideal.
Best way is to add through a TA
a TA can add an infant to an award ticket using AA miles?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on December 12, 2012, 01:00:54 AM
a TA can add an infant to an award ticket using AA miles?
No. he can book the infant separately, which is fine.
Not all TA's will do this for you obviously, but some will. PM WhyAich, he'll assist you if he's not too busy with his newbie.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on December 12, 2012, 01:07:07 AM
No. he can book the infant separately, which is fine.
Not all TA's will do this for you obviously, but some will. PM WhyAich, he'll assist you if he's not too busy with his newbie.
Will do.
Thnx
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: kosher on December 12, 2012, 09:55:14 AM
I just bumped into this thread so I will add a minor tidbit of info.

I recently flew EWR-ZRH-TLV/TLV-ZRH-FRA-EWR in a combination of UA/LX/LH on business reward tickets.  I bought the ticket for myself with UA miles and for my wife with US miles

UA added my baby for $356.  US had wanted nearly $1K to add the baby.

When I tried making changes to the ticket, still within the no charge to change rewards period with UA, I was told that the infant ticket was like a revenue ticket and subject to a $250 change fee
Title: ANA infant taxes
Post by: MAJ on March 02, 2013, 01:21:00 PM
a/o know what they are?
Title: Re: ANA infant taxes
Post by: Yoel on March 02, 2013, 06:34:11 PM
where to?
Title: Re: ANA infant taxes
Post by: MAJ on March 03, 2013, 02:27:53 AM
where to?
so it depends on flight? Not a set 10% of miles or price? Not sure exactly s/t like sin-pek-bkk-sin
Title: Re: ANA infant taxes
Post by: Ez on March 03, 2013, 02:56:09 AM
+1 for NYC-LHR in J (business)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on March 24, 2013, 09:58:29 PM
Figured this is the best thread to post this. My wife and I and are flying on SWA on award tickets. I forgot my lap infant's passport and BC at home. Will I have issues?
I have scanned copies of all of her documents in the cloud....
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: andrew on April 14, 2013, 11:25:51 PM
was told that i needed to book a RT refundable ticket (10%) for infant even if im travelling OW and that i would be able to cancel the return portion after the first leg and get back half the cost??
Is this true, can one cancel after part of the ticket has been used?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on April 15, 2013, 12:17:20 AM
was told that i needed to book a RT refundable ticket (10%) for infant even if im travelling OW and that i would be able to cancel the return portion after the first leg and get back half the cost??
Is this true, can one cancel after part of the ticket has been used?
Don't know which airline you are talking about but I have booked an infant on a one way ticket via AA many times.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: andrew on April 15, 2013, 01:04:18 AM
Don't know which airline you are talking about but I have booked an infant on a one way ticket via AA many times.
Delta international
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rg on April 15, 2013, 02:25:01 PM
just bought 7 tickets with ua from ewr to zrh for 30.000 one way plus 2.5 tax.
imagine they want $ 348 for the infant. bec I didn't find cheap return award flights they are booking me a %10 off a one way to zrh.
don't have enough miles to buy baby's ticket on miles.
can anyone give advice what to do?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on April 16, 2013, 08:16:38 PM
Anyone with an upcoming business/first flight want to try and see if this works with an infant coach ticket attached?

I'm willing to put in $100 to start a pot to pay the volunteer in case the worst case scenario happens and they catch on and insist on you paying 10% of the full business/first fare at the gate.  Anyone want to contribute or volunteer?  You could save yourself a small fortune!
Is the offer still on?
I actually have a few flights coming up with an infant but 5 are with ba  :) But I have 2 itineraries with a different airlines so I'm up to try it
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SHMIDT on April 21, 2013, 03:02:35 AM
Hey everyone, I have two one ways from MEL-LAX for me and my wife on Qantas using AA miles and qantas wants $488 for our 7 month old (I paid $85 on Virgin Australia a month ago!). I wish I had read this thread before booking. Doea wnyone have any idea how do get this lowered? I asked an AA rep as well as a Qantas rep to give the breaks down and it is $114 for the base fare and $374 in taxes and fees (fuel surcharge). If any one has any ideas please let me know.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 21, 2013, 10:40:31 AM
What's the best way to get an infant in "F" across the pond in the new AA 777?

So far the options are: 66000 BA + $457.90

                                     62500 AA + $514

Any other ideas?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 21, 2013, 11:01:05 AM
What's the best way to get an infant in "F" across the pond in the new AA 777?

So far the options are: 66000 BA + $457.90

                                     62500 AA + $514

Any other ideas?

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/20391
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on April 23, 2013, 08:31:01 PM
Is the offer still on?
I actually have a few flights coming up with an infant but 5 are with ba  :) But I have 2 itineraries with a different airlines so I'm up to try it
Bump
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 24, 2013, 12:11:35 AM
Anyone knows what SQ charges for an infant.

Can't find it on their website.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 24, 2013, 12:33:24 AM
Anyone knows what SQ charges for an infant.

Can't find it on their website.
10% or 15% of the fare for both revenue and award tickets
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EE4504 on November 06, 2013, 02:38:55 PM
Have  a business class reward ticket reservation with United from JFK to ZRH for me and my wife. Whats the best way to get a ticket for my Infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on November 06, 2013, 02:54:25 PM
Have  a business class reward ticket reservation with United from JFK to ZRH for me and my wife. Whats the best way to get a ticket for my Infant?
The ticket is one way?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EE4504 on November 06, 2013, 03:26:03 PM
roundtrip
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 06, 2013, 04:09:18 PM
Have  a business class reward ticket reservation with United from JFK to ZRH for me and my wife. Whats the best way to get a ticket for my Infant?
I assume you just wanna pay the 10% fee or whatever it is?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 19, 2013, 04:10:18 PM
Ticketed with LH. Infant was $17.50
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on November 19, 2013, 04:32:59 PM
Ticketed with LH. Infant was $17.50
Routing?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on November 19, 2013, 07:38:05 PM
Ticketed with LH. Infant was $17.50
Class? Routing?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 19, 2013, 07:41:40 PM
Class? Routing?
TLV-ZRH-JFK LX J/F.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on November 19, 2013, 07:43:45 PM
TLV-ZRH-JFK LX J/F.
Wow how did you pull that off? That must be a mistake.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MLM on November 23, 2013, 11:06:17 PM
If I fly to Mexico on a mileage ticket do i pay 10 percent of the fare or is it free like domestic?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on November 24, 2013, 03:32:52 PM
If I fly to Mexico on a mileage ticket do i pay 10 percent of the fare or is it free like domestic?
You do need to pay as it's considered international. If you're using BA miles you can pay 10% in miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MLM on November 24, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
You do need to pay as it's considered international. If you're using BA miles you can pay 10% in miles.

Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 07, 2013, 11:40:04 PM
JFK-FRA (SQ J) -ZRH-TLV, either pay $700 for lap seat or spend 57,500 MR + $300 for a seat.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 07, 2013, 11:49:03 PM
Will the kid fit in a bassinet?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 07, 2013, 11:52:21 PM
Will the kid fit in a bassinet?
She could fit in it, but won't be able to sleep in it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2013, 12:32:21 AM
Sounds like the answer is obvious in that case.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 08, 2013, 08:56:10 AM
FYI, my infant fare from DPS-HKG in biz was a refundable fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 09, 2013, 10:57:23 PM
Anyone flew SQ R with an infant?

How was?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 10, 2013, 12:49:04 AM
FYI, my infant fare from DPS-HKG in biz was a refundable fare.
And to clarify, it was booked w/ AA, and was a CX flight.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 10, 2013, 04:55:56 PM
Anyone flew SQ R with an infant?

How was?
BUMP

Anyone?
damaxer91?
chuchem?

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: miles on December 13, 2013, 09:15:16 AM
NYC-LAX in business class do i need to pay for infant ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 13, 2013, 09:31:01 AM
I'm on the phone with United, they're telling me $846 for an infant in business lax-tlv RT. Should I fight it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on December 13, 2013, 09:42:17 AM
NYC-LAX in business class do i need to pay for infant ?
No
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 13, 2013, 12:50:01 PM
I'm on the phone with United, they're telling me $846 for an infant in business lax-tlv RT. Should I fight it?
I haven't booked yet, is there a way around? I'm thinking that they shouldn't charge for the domestic legs, but don't know if that'll fly.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on December 14, 2013, 04:06:13 PM
NYC-LAX in business class do i need to pay for infant ?
Infant doesn't need a ticket on a domestic flight.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 14, 2013, 10:50:08 PM
I'm on the phone with United, they're telling me $846 for an infant in business lax-tlv RT. Should I fight it?
I've seen reports that they'll give you a different price each time you call. You can HUCA a few times to price them out.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 14, 2013, 11:14:46 PM
I'll try that and keep you posted,  thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on December 15, 2013, 07:05:19 AM
I'll try that and keep you posted,  thanks
It goes up and down and they'll tell you that they calculate it based on the current price of an adult ticket, but I've seen them lock in a price at some point and notate it, so if you get a good price go for it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on December 15, 2013, 05:55:19 PM
LAX-OGG first class UA- does under 2 yr old travel free in lap?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2013, 05:56:09 PM
Of course.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on December 15, 2013, 06:12:55 PM
Of course.

And how much will everyone else in first class love me.  :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 16, 2013, 11:04:30 AM
LAX-OGG first class UA- does under 2 yr old travel free in lap?
So they had noted it at $846 the first time I called.
So Dan paid 10% for Rafi on the round the world flight??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on December 17, 2013, 08:45:55 AM
So they had noted it at $846 the first time I called.
So Dan paid 10% for Rafi on the round the world flight??
I have a feeling he used miles, so he'd have his own seat.

And how much will everyone else in first class love me.  :)
pills...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 17, 2013, 09:37:54 AM
Lol, never took Rafi around the world. Gotta ask moish or chuchem.

Only places rafi flew outside of the US50/Canada are Aruba and Argentina.

Aruba was courtesy of a JetBlue 17bm and Argentina was done with avios which charges 10% of the miles not the fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on December 17, 2013, 10:37:55 AM
Lol, never took Rafi around the world. Gotta ask moish or chuchem.

Only places rafi flew outside of the US50/Canada are Aruba and Argentina.

Aruba was courtesy of a JetBlue 17bm and Argentina was done with avios which charges 10% of the miles not the fare.
Thanks - I couldn't imagine you actually paid cash :)
We always got seats for the kids, but usually take all of them and fly economy. No way I'm shelling out 300K UR points for a 10 month old.
One more question  - a lap baby in Business on United int'l - any baggage allowed? (at the rate we're going looks like the other 6 suitcases will be filled)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 17, 2013, 11:07:05 AM
Babies get a free "exception piece"
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 18, 2013, 07:49:21 AM
Lol, never took Rafi around the world. Gotta ask moish or chuchem.

Only places rafi flew outside of the US50/Canada are Aruba and Argentina.

Aruba was courtesy of a JetBlue 17bm and Argentina was done with avios which charges 10% of the miles not the fare.
I imagine you won't elaborate, but it can't hurt to ask ;)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 05, 2014, 07:34:47 PM
The codes were technically use once, but could be XBM'd.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 08, 2014, 01:05:42 PM
Flying Newark to San Diego on United award ticket economy.  Did not pay for infant that is flying with us.  Any strategies to try and get "free" seat for infant (assuming flight not full)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on January 08, 2014, 02:18:44 PM
Flying Newark to I414187727 San Diego on United award ticket economy.  Did not pay for infant that is flying with us.  Any strategies to try and get "free" seat for infant (assuming flight not full)
If the flight isn't full and you happen to bump into a nice agent they can block the seat next to you.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on January 08, 2014, 04:47:46 PM
If the flight isn't full and you happen to bump into a nice agent they can block the seat next to you.

so best to wait to get to the gate on flight day or I could call before departure date
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: daganster on January 08, 2014, 05:07:40 PM
so best to wait to get to the gate on flight day or I could call before departure date
Ask politely at check-in.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 30, 2014, 03:11:42 AM
I'm bring quoted over $500 for lap child HKT - JFK.... (Thai and AC)  I'm booking with UA

Can I book infant separately with AC for $100 or does he need to be with an adult who was ticketed with AC?

Any other solutions?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on January 30, 2014, 03:14:19 AM
I'm bring quoted over $500 for lap child HKT - JFK.... (Thai and AC)  I'm booking with UA

Can I book infant separately with AC for $100 or does he need to be with an adult who was ticketed with AC?

Any other solutions?
Needs to be with an adult if im not mistaken. I think aeroplan has also a solid child policy.

For 500$ its prob more worth it to book a saver ticket for him. (wrong DOB obviously)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 30, 2014, 03:31:07 AM
Why wrong DOB? I'm allowed to book a seat for infant no?!

Wonder what chances are I can ask for bassinet then... would probably make things harder...  but 32500 UA miles may still be better than $550...

Also UA said some very very weird thing, that they can only ticket the lap child 48 hours before departure, because it's multiple carriers, I said never had a problem but they said that department requires that travel date be less than 48 hours..
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on January 30, 2014, 05:48:59 AM
Wrong dob bec you can't buy a ticket alone for someone under age.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 30, 2014, 08:53:03 AM
Why wrong DOB? I'm allowed to book a seat for infant no?!

Wonder what chances are I can ask for bassinet then... would probably make things harder...  but 32500 UA miles may still be better than $550...

Also UA said some very very weird thing, that they can only ticket the lap child 48 hours before departure, because it's multiple carriers, I said never had a problem but they said that department requires that travel date be less than 48 hours..
You can book a seat for infant.

I would HUCA UA and get the lap child added.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 30, 2014, 10:37:37 AM
You can book a seat for infant.

I would HUCA UA and get the lap child added.

For $550 one way in economy??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on January 30, 2014, 10:40:36 AM
For $550 one way in economy??
Didn't realize it was economy.

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on January 30, 2014, 07:01:35 PM
Why wrong DOB? I'm allowed to book a seat for infant no?!

Wonder what chances are I can ask for bassinet then... would probably make things harder...  but 32500 UA miles may still be better than $550...

Also UA said some very very weird thing, that they can only ticket the lap child 48 hours before departure, because it's multiple carriers, I said never had a problem but they said that department requires that travel date be less than 48 hours..
I had similar last week add regular UA reps simply couldn't get my daughter ticketed because it's partner airline bla bla bla and needs special department bla bla bla, after a few days I just used Dan's callback link and they ticketed right away!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on February 11, 2014, 05:44:42 PM
An Award ticket from Canada (yul) to Miami is charging for a under 2 ticket 17.50. Is this correct? or dont put under 2 child on ticket until in airport?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on February 13, 2014, 08:07:07 PM
An Award ticket from Canada (yul) to Miami is charging for a under 2 ticket 17.50. Is this correct? or dont put under 2 child on ticket until in airport?
correct
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on February 13, 2014, 08:18:32 PM
An Award ticket from Canada (yul) to Miami is charging for a under 2 ticket 17.50. Is this correct? or dont put under 2 child on ticket until in airport?
I believe you still need to pay taxes on infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: oiseli48 on February 14, 2014, 08:31:54 AM
Is it possible to call up the operating airline after booking, and add the infant with them?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: srulibe on February 14, 2014, 09:09:58 AM

Is it possible to call up the operating airline after booking, and add the infant with them?
I tried that and swiss wouldn't do it for me. They said only united could ticket the infant
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 14, 2014, 09:33:38 AM
Is it possible to call up the operating airline after booking, and add the infant with them?
generally yes
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smiles on February 18, 2014, 08:40:46 PM
I'm flying NYC-FRA-BKK-MEL, MEL-BKK-ZUR-GVA, GVA-YUL-NYC (I know, crazy long flights) booking through US with miles and want to fly business with a baby. They're quoting $3000 for a lap baby.

Would it work to book the baby a seat with me in business, book an economy seat for my husband, and then just skip the economy seat and my husband will sit in business?

Any other ideas to work this out? TIA
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: oiseli48 on February 25, 2014, 08:25:29 PM

I'm flying NYC-FRA-BKK-MEL, MEL-BKK-ZUR-GVA, GVA-YUL-NYC (I know, crazy long flights) booking through US with miles and want to fly business with a baby. They're quoting $3000 for a lap baby.

Would it work to book the baby a seat with me in business, book an economy seat for my husband, and then just skip the economy seat and my husband will sit in business?

Any other ideas to work this out? TIA

Why not book the infant in economy and your husband in business?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smiles on February 26, 2014, 05:25:37 PM
Why not book the infant in economy and your husband in business?
I just thought it would be a little weird to book the baby a seat on her own. Anyways, after calling up a few more times and getting different quotes in the upper $2000's, I got an agent who charged me $400 for the baby. Love how each US agent had something different  :P
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Menachemfrombp on March 19, 2014, 04:10:58 PM
flying Newark to london, dont wanna pay extra for infant seat so taking on lap, will i automatically get the front row where there is place for a bassinet or do i have to pay extra for it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: oiseli48 on March 20, 2014, 11:41:36 PM

flying Newark to london, dont wanna pay extra for infant seat so taking on lap, will i automatically get the front row where there is place for a bassinet or do i have to pay extra for it?

They'll give it to you for free. It says on the web site, and I'm speaking from experience (united i imagine), but you have to call up before to secure it, or they probably won't have it available when you check in. They give you 2 seats in the front row for traveling with an infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Menachemfrombp on March 24, 2014, 01:10:46 PM
thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 24, 2014, 05:39:55 PM
traveling from NYC to MEL with Qantas booked it with aa miles ,
where is  better to add the infant Qantas or american ?
any idea how much they'll charge me?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 24, 2014, 05:46:17 PM
AA will charge you 10% of published fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 24, 2014, 05:50:47 PM
AA will charge you 10% of published fare.
any idea what Qantas will charge ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 24, 2014, 05:55:34 PM
I remember reading they're more baby friendly on award tickets but make sure to confirm.
On a side note, don't take it for granted that you can add your infant through the operating carrier. I never had success doing that.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 24, 2014, 05:57:48 PM

On a side note, don't take it for granted that you can add your infant through the operating carrier. I never had success doing that.
I always managed to book infants with american on award flights booked with BA
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 25, 2014, 01:08:57 AM
AA will charge you 10% of published fare.
plus a fuel surcharge!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 25, 2014, 02:26:54 AM
Fuel surcharge is included in polished fare, I don't see how they would add it.

And IME with AA miles on ElAl they didn't add any fuel surcharge on top of the 10%.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on March 25, 2014, 02:28:13 AM
I always managed to book infants with american on award flights booked with BA
domestic or international?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 25, 2014, 02:46:45 AM
Fuel surcharge is included in polished fare, I don't see how they would add it.

And IME with AA miles on ElAl they didn't add any fuel surcharge on top of the 10%.

IME and many others on this forum (see beginning of this thread),  AA charges approx. $800 for a RT economy USA-Australia ticket on QF.  When questioned about the ridiculous fees, they have stated that QF now charges a fuel surcharge on infant tickets.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 25, 2014, 04:50:56 PM
domestic or international?
i book montreal which is international,
and BTW i booked now  a infant with Qantas on a route booked with american
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 25, 2014, 04:52:33 PM
IME and many others on this forum (see beginning of this thread),  AA charges approx. $800 for a RT economy USA-Australia ticket on QF.  When questioned about the ridiculous fees, they have stated that QF now charges a fuel surcharge on infant tickets.
i dont know based on what your information is, but QF charged me $146 for the infant RT JFK-MEL, which was even better of the fare american quoted me
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yankelsheester on March 25, 2014, 04:54:21 PM
both American and Qantas charged me 10% of the published fare about
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Devorah on March 26, 2014, 12:08:24 AM
i dont know based on what your information is, but QF charged me $146 for the infant RT JFK-MEL, which was even better of the fare american quoted me
then things must have changed since last summer.  I ended up booking my infant a seat bc that's what AA quoted me for the infant ticket and I called back several times... glad to hear.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 02:19:13 AM
What is the cost to fly USA to CA on an award ticket with an infant? (UA)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 30, 2014, 07:53:57 AM
What is the cost to fly USA to CA on an award ticket with an infant? (UA)
10% of fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 01:14:51 PM
So I would 10% more miles?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 30, 2014, 01:30:32 PM
So I would 10% more miles?
No you would need 10% of the revenue fare.

If it's UA metal, you should book with Aeroplan and then only pay a flat fee for the infant. I think it's $100 for a J fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 01:52:19 PM

No you would need 10% of the revenue fare.

If it's UA metal, you should book with Aeroplan and then only pay a flat fee for the infant. I think it's $100 for a J fare.
Oh ok thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:02:17 PM
Say if I was flying First Class on a reward ticket and was taking an infant, I would have to pay 10% of first class fare or 10% of the regular fare?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 30, 2014, 05:07:00 PM
Say if I was flying First Class on a reward ticket and was taking an infant, I would have to pay 10% of first class fare or 10% of the regular fare?
10% of first class fare. Welcome to the life of traveling premium cabins with infants.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:08:42 PM
Shessssssh
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:11:09 PM
$628 for that dates I'm looking at :(
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 30, 2014, 05:13:14 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=41232.msg808560#msg808560
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2014, 05:13:49 PM
$628 for that dates I'm looking at :(
Airline? Route?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:16:44 PM

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=41232.msg808560#msg808560
Thanks so if I book Cathay Pacific JFK to YVR with BA I will only have to pay 10% of the miles?
Airline? Route?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2014, 05:17:56 PM
Thanks so if I book Cathay Pacific JFK to YVR with BA I will only have to pay 10% of the miles?
There's no need for an infant ticket to Canada on domestic airlines, it can be done at checkin for free or for a few dollars.

Not sure about CX though, anyone have experience?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:18:44 PM

There's no need for an infant ticket to Canada, it can be done at checkin for free or for a few dollars.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43916
#n00b
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2014, 05:20:28 PM
#n00b
I've clarified my post above, see ETA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on May 30, 2014, 05:27:48 PM

I've clarified my post above, see ETA.
What would be the worst case scenario? That I would have to pay the 10% at the airport?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2014, 05:34:44 PM
What would be the worst case scenario? That I would have to pay the 10% at the airport?
I'm sure someone has flown CX with an infant, search online.
But otherwise better to use BA and use 10% of the miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: joelr773 on May 30, 2014, 06:36:05 PM
AA wants from me $330 for a one way CDG to JFK on NOV 6
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on June 24, 2014, 07:35:17 PM
Anyone know what policy is on southwest?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on June 24, 2014, 07:42:03 PM
Anyone know what policy is on southwest?
With in the US it's free.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on June 25, 2014, 12:51:39 AM
On the phone they told me its only free for lap child but car seat would be full fare. Does rep know what the heck shes talking about?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 25, 2014, 12:59:16 AM
On the phone they told me its only free for lap child but car seat would be full fare. Does rep know what the heck shes talking about?
Isn't that always the case?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on June 25, 2014, 01:35:45 AM
I thought car seat for domestic is 10% of fare??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Joe4007 on June 25, 2014, 02:07:24 AM
I thought car seat for domestic is 10% of fare??
No. On some airlines a lap child flying international is 10% of fare. AFAIK car seat always pays full fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 25, 2014, 08:07:28 AM
No. On some airlines a lap child flying international is 10% of fare. AFAIK car seat always pays full fare.
If the airline has open seats they may let you bring it on, but you would only find out at the gate. SW is usually very good with this.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 25, 2014, 08:16:27 AM
On the phone they told me its only free for lap child but car seat would be full fare.
Of course. If you want a guaranteed seat you'll have to pay for it. Otherwise, if the flight is not full they'll likely let you bring the car seat on board
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on June 25, 2014, 04:24:53 PM
If it is full, will they charge to check in car seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 25, 2014, 04:26:21 PM
If it is full, will they charge to check in car seat?
IME, i just check it at the gate.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: A3 on June 25, 2014, 05:21:39 PM
If it is full, will they charge to check in car seat?
ime car seats to check in are free no matter what.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mringelheim on July 02, 2014, 02:28:41 PM
Does BA charge 10% miles premium for domestic flights on American?  My wife got charged that but I thought it was only for INTL.  Is there anyway around it (ie by calling American and adding baby later?) Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 02, 2014, 02:29:24 PM
Does BA charge 10% miles premium for domestic flights on American?  My wife got charged that but I thought it was only for INTL.  Is there anyway around it (ie by calling American and adding baby later?) Thanks
They do charge if you add it to booking. When flying domestic, just add at airport.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 02, 2014, 02:43:02 PM
Does BA charge 10% miles premium for domestic flights on American?  My wife got charged that but I thought it was only for INTL.  Is there anyway around it (ie by calling American and adding baby later?) Thanks
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/43916
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mringelheim on July 02, 2014, 02:46:36 PM
Thanks Dan,

My wife called AA afterwards and got the kid added for free.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on July 24, 2014, 12:06:45 AM
On the phone they told me its only free for lap child but car seat would be full fare. Does rep know what the heck shes talking about?

According to SW website (http://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/family/baby-on-board-pol.html)
Quote
Southwest Airlines offers very affordable Infant fares for children under two years of age that allow you to reserve a seat for your little traveler to fly safely in his/her approved CRS. Infant fares are not available for purchase on southwest.com. Please contact a Customer Representative at 1 (800) 435-9792 for more information.

This is if you want to just pay for a seat.

I called them up and the infant fare is 10% off the standard fare (not the wanna get away fare).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on July 30, 2014, 09:35:46 AM
Does a infant on lap get a carry on suitcase on delta? If yes how many pounds?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 30, 2014, 09:37:48 AM
Does a infant on lap get a carry on suitcase on delta? If yes how many pounds?
Not sure how many pounds, but i was able to check one when i flew in May.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on July 30, 2014, 11:58:38 AM
Not sure how many pounds, but i was able to check one when i flew in May.
thanks.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jmail on August 04, 2014, 10:32:41 PM
Does UA charge for lap infant (economy/domestic)? Rather not wait for airport to avoid any last minute issues. Have both award ad paid tickets - if not free, which is best? Thanks!

Edit: forget it found it on UA website. Domestic lap infants are free.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on August 04, 2014, 11:57:55 PM
Does UA charge for lap infant (economy/domestic)? Rather not wait for airport to avoid any last minute issues. Have both award ad paid tickets - if not free, which is best? Thanks!

Edit: forget it found it on UA website. Domestic lap infants are free.

What about Canada ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 05, 2014, 08:29:14 AM
What about Canada ?
Technically need to pay i believe. Though when using BA and/or flying on AA, you can add infant at airport. CMIIW.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 05, 2014, 08:41:27 AM
Technically need to pay i believe. Though when using BA and/or flying on AA, you can add infant at airport. CMIIW.
Pretty sure US and Canada are both free.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 05, 2014, 09:04:09 AM
Pretty sure US and Canada are both free.
When booking through Avios and adding infant online, it will charge you money. I guess if you are adding in the airport, you will be fine.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 05, 2014, 09:46:09 AM
Pretty sure US and Canada are both free.
You pay taxes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Matovu on August 05, 2014, 08:39:38 PM
Thank for the info regarding BA and AA
I was asking about UA to Canada. Do i add online ? Call ? Airport ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 05, 2014, 10:57:18 PM
Thank for the info regarding BA and AA
I was asking about UA to Canada. Do i add online ? Call ? Airport ?
You can add at airport, but I would call to add to avoid problems.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on August 06, 2014, 12:30:44 AM
Flying Domestic award on AA (+US) coach. bringing along Lap Child (prob without car seat- it's a daytime flight)
would a lounge agent be able to place me next to an unbooked seat, so kid can sit (not during takeoff/landing)?
would the same thing let me bring a car seat on?

would a US lounge agent be able to access my AA seats?

TIA
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on August 06, 2014, 12:32:56 AM
Flying Domestic award on AA (+US) coach. bringing along Lap Child (prob without car seat- it's a daytime flight)
would a lounge agent be able to place me next to an unbooked seat, so kid can sit (not during takeoff/landing)?
would the same thing let me bring a car seat on?

would a US lounge agent be able to access my AA seats?

TIA
Yes. Assuming there are extra seats.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: gozalim on August 06, 2014, 12:38:22 AM
Yes. Assuming there are extra seats.
thanks
(guessing yes to all parts)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 06, 2014, 08:27:08 AM
thanks
(guessing yes to all parts)
I was able to bring a car seat on when sitting in the bulkhead, even though there was no extra seat. They made me stow the car seat for takeoff and landing. If you do that, make sure you have bin space right away.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on August 18, 2014, 01:03:27 PM
Is it possible to book an infant on X class UA and the parents flying in I  (will seat infant in lap on plane)
does anyone have experience with it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2014, 01:07:35 PM
Should be fine.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on August 18, 2014, 01:16:24 PM
Should be fine.
thanks for the reassuring words but I just hung up with UA and was told infant must be ticketed in same cabin should I HUCA
(flying LX and TG if it makes a difference)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 18, 2014, 02:39:21 PM
Should be fine.
-1

They will want to see infant lap ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2014, 02:58:22 PM
-1

They will want to see infant lap ticket.
You're saying you've bought a coach seat for an infant and they wouldn't let you board the plane like that?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on August 18, 2014, 03:02:57 PM
they wan't a whopping $1400+ for the pleasure of holding a baby one way TLV-ZRH-BKK-MEL
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 18, 2014, 03:11:24 PM
Book one adult+infant with aeroplan miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 18, 2014, 03:49:59 PM
You're saying you've bought a coach seat for an infant and they wouldn't let you board the plane like that?
Me personaly not, but I've heard other people have problems.

Also, I would say it depends on the airline. Wouldn't try that with LY.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on August 18, 2014, 10:40:50 PM
Book one adult+infant with aeroplan miles.
thanks just hope when I cancel my UA booking it will come back in availability on the last leg 
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on August 18, 2014, 10:44:10 PM
145k plus YQ on thai, and I don't think they allow one ways if its not to or from North America.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: bubble347 on August 21, 2014, 03:40:05 PM
Will I pay for an infant on CX JFK-YVR and back? Does it depend on which miles I use?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 21, 2014, 03:59:45 PM
Will I pay for an infant on CX JFK-YVR and back? Does it depend on which miles I use?
That's right
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 21, 2014, 04:01:07 PM
Will I pay for an infant on CX JFK-YVR and back? Does it depend on which miles I use?
BA will be 10% mileage on that.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 21, 2014, 06:20:10 PM
That's right
-1
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on August 21, 2014, 06:26:02 PM
-1
???
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 21, 2014, 07:07:11 PM
???
You can add at airport for $66
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on August 22, 2014, 05:07:32 AM
You can add at airport for $66
will that work for other air lines ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elgnt on August 24, 2014, 02:11:34 PM
Anyone know how much ana will charge me for a lap infant  if I book a rt on ua from ewr to tlv fot 90k miles in business
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: bubble347 on September 08, 2014, 01:13:15 AM
SQ R How much for an infant? please.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on September 08, 2014, 01:50:55 PM
SQ R How much for an infant? please.
10% of published fare.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochada on September 17, 2014, 03:19:30 PM
A nice summary by airline:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/09/17/infant-award-travel/
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2014, 03:23:24 PM
A nice summary by airline:
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/09/17/infant-award-travel/
Some of the information is off, but a good start.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 17, 2014, 10:39:11 PM
Some of the information is off, but a good start.
+1, KE is only 10%.

The only thing I learnt from that was OZ won't let an infant in F cabin.

I was going to switch to that on my last trip.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 18, 2014, 09:19:49 AM
+1, KE is only 10%.

The only thing I learnt from that was OZ won't let an infant in F cabin.

I was going to switch to that on my last trip.
I flew OZ JFK-ICN with an infant in F...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 18, 2014, 11:39:22 AM
I flew OZ JFK-ICN with an infant in F...
So basically the whole article is BS..
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 18, 2014, 11:41:06 AM
So basically the whole article is BS..
Probably.

He did say something along the lines of "it being a work in progress", but he should have made sure the inforation was correct on whatever he posted.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elgnt on September 20, 2014, 10:22:49 PM
Whats the best way to coordinate seating with a lap infant in business class?  Try to hope for an empty seat?  Anything they sell that can be put inbetween 2 seats to work as a bed for baby?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sruly on September 20, 2014, 10:26:33 PM
Whats the best way to coordinate seating with a lap infant in business class?  Try to hope for an empty seat?  Anything they sell that can be put inbetween 2 seats to work as a bed for baby?
find out if your plane has a built in bassinet.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on September 21, 2014, 02:50:02 AM
find out if your plane has a built in bassinet.
maybe check seatguru.com
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on September 29, 2014, 01:33:54 AM
What happens if you book a lap child on reg economy award tickets , then you upgrade to first will they charge you more for the lap child ? Or once it ticketed it's done ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on September 29, 2014, 05:23:03 AM
What happens if you book a lap child on reg economy award tickets , then you upgrade to first will they charge you more for the lap child ? Or once it ticketed it's done ?
Nice idea  :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on September 29, 2014, 08:17:24 AM
What happens if you book a lap child on reg economy award tickets , then you upgrade to first will they charge you more for the lap child ? Or once it ticketed it's done ?
Depends on the air line and route. I just booked with BA Avious  on AA bizz. Then called AA to add a lap child it was totally free :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on September 29, 2014, 08:24:10 AM
Depends on the air line and route. I just booked with BA Avious  on AA bizz. Then called AA to add a lap child it was totally free :)
it's on united and booked with united miles
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: VacationLover on September 29, 2014, 08:27:49 AM
it's on united and booked with united miles
If you already booked why dont you give it a try? Call them. But i don't give to many chances they wouldn't charge 10% off the taxes and points.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sruly on September 29, 2014, 08:44:23 AM
Depends on the air line and route. I just booked with BA Avious  on AA bizz. Then called AA to add a lap child it was totally free :)
Domestic is always free.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on September 29, 2014, 08:49:21 AM
We are talking about int
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Thingywingy on October 03, 2014, 12:37:38 AM
Whats the policy with flying on Air Berlin with Avios regarding infant travel?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on October 03, 2014, 12:46:56 AM
if i booked my newborn infant (3 weeks) on a AA with points do i need a a picture ID or is a social security card/birth certificate good enough? anyone have experience with this? TIA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 03, 2014, 12:49:16 AM
if i booked my newborn infant (3 weeks) on a AA with points do i need a a picture ID or is a social security card/birth certificate good enough? anyone have experience with this? TIA.
don't need any ID
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on October 03, 2014, 09:14:30 AM
don't need any ID
Even international?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 03, 2014, 11:06:22 AM
Even international?
then you'll need a passport
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on October 03, 2014, 11:10:48 AM
We are talking about int
Not so sure VacationLover is talking abit intl.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on October 05, 2014, 12:51:20 AM
If I book Elal biz NYC-TLV RT using AA points, how much will infant charges be?

10% of published fare? Plus YQ?
I tried searching and didn't see any answers here.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on October 05, 2014, 01:43:46 AM
If I book Elal biz NYC-TLV RT using AA points, how much will infant charges be?

10% of published fare? Plus YQ?
I tried searching and didn't see any answers here.
that's what we paid on El AL LAX-TLV
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on October 05, 2014, 02:27:24 AM
If I book Elal biz NYC-TLV RT using AA points, how much will infant charges be?

10% of published fare? Plus YQ?
I tried searching and didn't see any answers here.
10% of full fare
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on October 05, 2014, 02:40:41 AM

If I book Elal biz NYC-TLV RT using AA points, how much will infant charges be?

10% of published fare? Plus YQ?
I tried searching and didn't see any answers here.

Just booked OW tlv-EWR for $400 lap infant jn J.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on October 05, 2014, 07:15:45 AM
10% of full fare
Just booked OW tlv-EWR for $400 lap infant jn J.

Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 22, 2014, 02:48:50 AM
Hi everyone,

Any good ideas for US to TLV using AA or AS miles? I want to minimize the cash used. I'd probably be OK with a stop over somewhere like Turkey. I was thinking about Emirates or Etihad and then a quick flight to TLV but the 10% charge kills it.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 22, 2014, 03:06:20 AM

What happens if you book a lap child on reg economy award tickets , then you upgrade to first will they charge you more for the lap child ? Or once it ticketed it's done ?
did you end up trying?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 22, 2014, 07:25:16 AM
Hi everyone,

Any good ideas for US to TLV using AA or AS miles? I want to minimize the cash used. I'd probably be OK with a stop over somewhere like Turkey. I was thinking about Emirates or Etihad and then a quick flight to TLV but the 10% charge kills it.

Thanks!
Not really much you can do in that regard with AA or AS.
AC and M&M are your best bets for minimizing the infant charges to TLV.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on October 22, 2014, 09:35:27 AM
Started Wiki.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 22, 2014, 10:02:33 AM
Not really much you can do in that regard with AA or AS.
AC and M&M are your best bets for minimizing the infant charges to TLV.

That's what I was afraid of. Are there any good ways to use Avios (US airways flight? Which seems to have slim availability these days) or UR/MR?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on October 22, 2014, 10:08:09 AM
That's what I was afraid of. Are there any good ways to use Avios (US airways flight? Which seems to have slim availability these days) or UR/MR?
BA charges YQ on US which would likely negate any savings you get by booking through them. You can transfer your MR to AC.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 22, 2014, 12:49:34 PM
BA charges YQ on US which would likely negate any savings you get by booking through them. You can transfer your MR to AC.

Thanks! If I book a UA flight with AC miles, would I be charged the AC price or the UA price? I'm having trouble figuring out who charges the lap fee - the airline you book through or the airline you fly.

This also applies to Avios flights. If I book a US flight using Avios, which fee do I pay?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on October 22, 2014, 12:58:34 PM
Thanks! If I book a UA flight with AC miles, would I be charged the AC price or the UA price? I'm having trouble figuring out who charges the lap fee - the airline you book through or the airline you fly.

This also applies to Avios flights. If I book a US flight using Avios, which fee do I pay?
It goes by the Airline you book through.

See Wiki.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on October 22, 2014, 01:08:06 PM
It goes by the Airline you book through.

See Wiki.

That's what I thought, but AS seems to use the airlines you're booking on (fees on their flights are just taxes from what I've read).

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yrlin29 on November 15, 2014, 12:36:38 AM
Hi all,
I want to redeem AA/US miles for me and my wife with an infant.
the route would look like: DFW - LAX/SFO/ORD - NRT in business (I like to try JL C, but I have to take AA flight first)
                                           AA                   JL
the question is: when I add a lap child with AA, it'd cost me $1200. But if I can add it with JL, it'd be $800. So can I skip DFW-LAX leg since it's domestic?
Thank you.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on November 19, 2014, 03:24:16 PM
Im looking to book a UA one way flight EWR-TLV for 2 adults with an infant. I see that they charge a U.S. Federal Transportation Tax of $17.50 for the infant

What is that???
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 20, 2014, 10:40:16 AM
If i get a Y award ticket (for a friend/relative) on the same flights as me (booked in F) and add my infant to the Y ticket, i would pay only 10% of the Y fare. Would the airline give me issues bringing my kid into F since he technically is booked on a Y ticket?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 20, 2014, 10:48:56 AM
If i get a Y award ticket (for a friend/relative) on the same flights as me (booked in F) and add my infant to the Y ticket, i would pay only 10% of the Y fare. Would the airline give me issues bringing my kid into F since he technically is booked on a Y ticket?
Why do that?

Just book your kid his own seat in Y, but again either way it probably won't work.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 20, 2014, 10:55:55 AM
Why do that?

Just book your kid his own seat in Y, but again either way it probably won't work.
I figure i have an easier chance of adding infant as a lap-child to a Y ticket.

By "won't work", what do you mean. Bringing him in F, or booking him his own Y seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 20, 2014, 12:19:08 PM
I figure i have an easier chance of adding infant as a lap-child to a Y ticket.

By "won't work", what do you mean. Bringing him in F, or booking him his own Y seat?
My bad, if you add to a Y ticket then possibly they will let you bring him in, don't know for how long though..
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 20, 2014, 12:22:42 PM
My bad, if you add to a Y ticket then possibly they will let you bring him in, don't know for how long though..
Think they would make a big deal about it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 20, 2014, 12:27:41 PM
Think they would make a big deal about it?
Really depends on the FA.

LY was cool with it, but we only brought her in for a couple minutes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on November 20, 2014, 12:31:09 PM
Really depends on the FA.

LY was cool with it, but we only brought her in for a couple minutes.
I guess i need to find someone first and then decide.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on November 21, 2014, 01:21:59 AM
Im looking to book a UA one way flight EWR-TLV for 2 adults with an infant. I see that they charge a U.S. Federal Transportation Tax of $17.50 for the infant

What is that???
BUMP.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: luckyluck on November 23, 2014, 03:10:51 AM
This looks like the right thread to share my last week experience with adding an infant ticket in my particular situation. The outbound adult ticket wasn't award however the idea is mostly the same.
Last Wednesday my wife flew JFK-TLV via FCO. This was a $223 ticket from the Priceline deal back in May (with the PRG-NRT leg). I needed to add an infant in lap. Now the ticket was sold by Priceline, issued by DL (starting 006), but no flights were actually on DL, as JFK-FCO-TLV was on AZ, and PRG-NRT on KLM. I called Priceline who told me they can't issue an infant ticket and that I should call DL. I called DL who told me they can't add an infant ticket because there is no record locator for DL since the flights are on AZ. I called AZ who told me they can't issue an infant ticket because... the adult ticket was issued by DL. So I kept calling around and got a different answer every time. AZ was (sometimes) able to issue the infant ticket (paper ticket at the airport) with prices varying between $230 and $350, more than the adult ticket. I then got a DL rep who said I could get a paper ticket at the airport for $39 (!). So we went to the airport and to the DL ticketing desk. Well no matter how hard they tried, and after going back and forth to AZ, they could not issue an infant ticket. At that point I had learned my lesson: adding an infant ticket can be a nightmare, and airlines rep have no clue what they are talking about.
But the solution we finally got was even stranger. The DL rep asked if the infant would also fly the PRG-NRT leg. I was a bit nervous but I said my wife is first coming back to JFK. For the way back she had a Flying Blue award ticket on DL but ticketed by AF (057). (I had called before about adding an infant ticket on the flight back and had been told that the DL desk in TLV would issue a paper ticket for $175). Now the DL ticketing desk in JFK happens to be shared with AF, so the DL rep went to the AF rep and explained the issue. Well the AF rep added the infant ticket both ways JFK-TLV-JFK to my wife's one way TLV-JFK ticket. Only $125 both ways. So the infant ticket was issued by AF (057) and travelling to TLV with an adult ticketed by DL (006), which I was always told is impossible.

Moral of the story, try with every airline involved to see where you can get the best deal.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on November 23, 2014, 05:21:07 AM
Moral of the story, try with every airline involved to see where you can get the best deal.
how about "moral of the story when you book a cheap glitch ticket remember to book a normal seat for your infant (as Dan posted)"
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: luckyluck on November 23, 2014, 09:47:01 AM
-Priceline wouldn't let me buy infant ticket even regular seat. Wondering if I could put the wrong DOB to make infant 2+ without then having issues at airport?

-Still came out much cheaper  :P
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on November 23, 2014, 10:22:02 AM
-Priceline wouldn't let me buy infant ticket even regular seat. Wondering if I could put the wrong DOB to make infant 2+ without then having issues at airport?

-Still came out much cheaper  :P
Been discussed before.

Yes, you can.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 18, 2014, 04:49:00 PM
CX will provide a car seat for infants traveling in Business.
Needs to reserved in advance.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ah on December 25, 2014, 11:53:05 PM
jfk-tlv RT on delta booking with Flying blue....how much will infant cost? is it done with flying blue or delta? during ticket purchase or after? thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on December 26, 2014, 12:52:00 AM
jfk-tlv RT on delta booking with Flying blue....how much will infant cost? is it done with flying blue or delta? during ticket purchase or after? thanks!
You'll call in after ticket purchase. it will be about $100/$170
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ah on December 26, 2014, 12:53:56 AM
You'll call in after ticket purchase. it will be about $100/$170
THANKS!!! would it be based on the X fare im seeing on delta.com? or a higher class? X fare only $973
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on December 26, 2014, 01:02:28 AM
THANKS!!! would it be based on the X fare im seeing on delta.com? or a higher class? X fare only $973
YMMV. Usually yes. 10% of a Y fare is a lot of money... The FB reps don't really know what they are doing so its either a hit or miss. Maybe try calling in 2/3 times to see who gives you the best rate.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ah on December 26, 2014, 01:06:13 AM
YMMV. Usually yes. 10% of a Y fare is a lot of money... The FB reps don't really know what they are doing so its either a hit or miss. Maybe try calling in 2/3 times to see who gives you the best rate.
lol sounds good :) thanks so much!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 26, 2014, 01:25:14 AM
Looking to book a ticket in J for 1 adult & 1 infant lap child under 2. Booking a UA flight via ANA.
If I need to pay 10% its going to cost over $500. Anything I can do to bring down that cost?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 26, 2014, 03:52:35 AM
Looking to book a ticket in J for 1 adult & 1 infant lap child under 2. Booking a UA flight via ANA.
If I need to pay 10% its going to cost over $500. Anything I can do to bring down that cost?
Book via AC instead.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 26, 2014, 10:13:54 AM
And pay $100 flat rate? Or $125 in first. Right?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on December 26, 2014, 11:40:36 AM
And pay $100 flat rate? Or $125 in first. Right?
Yes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on December 26, 2014, 12:38:48 PM
its indeed worth the additional 27,000 aeroplan points (22k spg) instead of paying $581
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on December 27, 2014, 03:35:36 PM
And pay $100 flat rate? Or $125 in first. Right?
Many times they undercharge.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 29, 2014, 07:56:38 AM
is there a way to see bassinet seat availability on an ELAL flight without calling?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on February 16, 2015, 10:27:25 PM
Can I add a infant after booking a ticket with Aeroplan online?
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on February 16, 2015, 10:36:07 PM
Can I add a infant after booking a ticket with Aeroplan online?
Thanks
No. Need to call.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on February 16, 2015, 10:38:13 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 09:22:17 AM
Is it ok to add an infant at the airport for TLV-PHL US airways J booked with points?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2015, 10:26:37 AM
Is it ok to add an infant at the airport for TLV-PHL US airways J booked with points?
I wouldn't recommend waiting to do that on an international ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 22, 2015, 10:45:57 AM
Is it ok to add an infant at the airport for TLV-PHL US airways J booked with points?

I wouldn't recommend waiting to do that on an international ticket.
Don't you have to pay for it anyways?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:20:04 AM
Don't you have to pay for it anyways?
yes
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 22, 2015, 11:20:28 AM
yes
So why wait?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:21:21 AM
So why wait?
laziness
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 22, 2015, 11:22:45 AM
laziness
And laziness can cost you
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:24:14 AM
And laziness can cost you
also an opportunity to try new things (see how much they charge at the airport)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 22, 2015, 11:25:59 AM
also an opportunity to try new things (see how much they charge at the airport)
I'm sure people tried that already, maybe they will respond.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:26:57 AM
I'm sure people tried that already, maybe they will respond.
thats what I am waiting to hear
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on February 22, 2015, 11:28:23 AM
thats what I am waiting to hear
Ask the question.  How much does it cost to add an infant ect.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on February 22, 2015, 11:28:43 AM
also an opportunity to try new things (see how much they charge at the airport)
if something they will charge you more.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:29:26 AM
if something they will charge you more.
from experience?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on February 22, 2015, 11:30:11 AM
from experience?
You think I am in the guessing game?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on February 22, 2015, 11:31:09 AM
You think I am in the guessing game?
there is something called an educated guess
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on February 22, 2015, 11:35:25 AM
there is something called an educated guess
especially when there are just Y classes left.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2015, 11:48:28 AM
Sometimes pricing an infant at the airport may be cheaper. Though you can still add the infant to the reservation before.
Keep in mind that some airlines may charge a fee to pay at airport.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on February 22, 2015, 03:27:12 PM
US price infant as 10% of the fare so you can be paying more at the gate  if you are flying on prime season
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mordy788 on February 22, 2015, 04:38:31 PM
You don't want to have to wait in line by ticketing at the airport to purchase the INF ticket when it can all be done before.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: smart brit on March 13, 2015, 02:56:53 AM
I booked tickets for the family with points AA Nyc to London I have 3 seats in j and 2 in Y, I have a infant so I need to buy a ticket.
My question is if I buy a ticket with my ticket in Y would my wife be able to take the infant into j?
Or the only way the baby is in j if I pay 10% of a regular ticket?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on March 13, 2015, 08:53:31 AM
I booked tickets for the family with points AA Nyc to London I have 3 seats in j and 2 in Y, I have a infant so I need to buy a ticket.
My question is if I buy a ticket with my ticket in Y would my wife be able to take the infant into j?
Or the only way the baby is in j if I pay 10% of a regular ticket?
Officially the infant needs a ticket in J, but ATEOTD it's up to the FA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on March 29, 2015, 11:35:58 PM
Does an infant lap child under 2 get a suitcase allowance on United?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on March 30, 2015, 01:54:01 AM

Does an infant lap child under 2 get a suitcase allowance on United?
IME yes. +stroller
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on March 30, 2015, 10:09:40 AM
Thanks, when did you experience this? Just want to make sure its something lately
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on March 30, 2015, 10:31:35 AM
Thanks, when did you experience this? Just want to make sure its something lately
Its not a new thing.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on March 30, 2015, 10:38:59 AM

Thanks, when did you experience this? Just want to make sure its something lately
Last night
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on April 05, 2015, 05:15:33 PM
i added infant over the phone with AA for us flight (PHL-TLV) and i paid with two gift cards and cc when I came to check-in rep was saying that I didn't pay for my infant so I paid again but a much lower fare ($191) did anyone experienced this before?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 05, 2015, 05:44:54 PM
i added infant over the phone with AA for us flight (PHL-TLV) and i paid with two gift cards and cc when I came to check-in rep was saying that I didn't pay for my infant so I paid again but a much lower fare ($191) did anyone experienced this before?
Huh? Were you charged the first time?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on April 05, 2015, 06:22:54 PM
Huh? Were you charged the first time?
I was and now I checked my GC and statements and I see that they just hold it without ticketing the first time lucky for me I end up paying at the counter half of what I would have paid over the phone  :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 03:38:31 PM
What are the better business/first products for flying two adults + two lap infants? Lufthansa first looks great but tough on availability- any other ideas?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 13, 2015, 04:07:19 PM
What are the better business/first products for flying two adults + two lap infants? Lufthansa first looks great but tough on availability- any other ideas?
What route? Better in what sense?  Price? Availability? Product
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 04:12:50 PM

What route? Better in what sense?  Price? Availability? Product

Route: ideally TLV - US but really anything out of TLV or out of the US

Better in terms of comfort - some products have suites that connect which would be nice for two adults together, some are in weird configurations that may not be so conducive. LH first with a bed and chair means your kid can sleep on the bed and you in the chair- a lot more comfortable I imagine than business on AB with no bassinets meaning your holding the kid the whole time.

Price: miles plus lowest YQ is always best, right?

This is all just from what I've read and can think of- never flown with the kids before so new territory for me
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 13, 2015, 04:15:52 PM


Route: ideally TLV - US but really anything out of TLV or out of the US

Better in terms of comfort - some products have suites that connect which would be nice for two adults together, some are in weird configurations that may not be so conducive. LH first with a bed and chair means your kid can sleep on the bed and you in the chair- a lot more comfortable I imagine than business on AB with no bassinets meaning your holding the kid the whole time.

Price: miles plus lowest YQ is always best, right?

This is all just from what I've read and can think of- never flown with the kids before so new territory for me

You also have to take into account the actual revenue fare add you'll be paying 10% plus taxes of that usually
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 04:18:44 PM


You also have to take into account the actual revenue fare add you'll be paying 10% plus taxes of that usually

True/ but with AC, BA, or M&M there are some possibilities (not always great options, and don't have any AC/MRs or enough M&M atm, but just curious about what I should be saving up for :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 13, 2015, 04:20:24 PM
Spend 30k on the BA card and use the CP.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 04:58:30 PM

Spend 30k on the BA card and use the CP.

Not sure I understand? How will that help?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 13, 2015, 05:07:23 PM
Not sure I understand? How will that help?
You can then use BA to fly to/from TLV. Using miles for one ticket, and only paying 10% miles for infants. There is a bit of money in fees flying through LHR, but for BA F, pretty good deal.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 05:12:55 PM

You can then use BA to fly to/from TLV. Using miles for one ticket, and only paying 10% miles for infants. There is a bit of money in fees flying through LHR, but for BA F, pretty good deal.

You're saying as opposed to paying miles for 2 adults 10% for each infants. Isn't the CP always a good idea? Not sure I'm understanding the unique benefit here...

Also as nice as it would be right now all my MS goes towards sign up bonuses so don't have 30k in spending to spare :/ Come to think of it I don't have the BA card anymore either...maybe again soon though
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 13, 2015, 05:15:57 PM
You're saying as opposed to paying miles for 2 adults 10% for each infants. Isn't the CP always a good idea? Not sure I'm understanding the unique benefit here...

Also as nice as it would be right now all my MS goes towards sign up bonuses so don't have 30k in spending to spare :/ Come to think of it I don't have the BA card anymore either...maybe again soon though
Most other airlines are going to be charging you 10% of revenue for the infants. With the BA CP, you save on using mileage for only one adult and you get the 10% miles for infants. Granted there are higher fees, but when factoring in premium mileage for another adult, it makes sense.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on April 13, 2015, 05:29:28 PM

Most other airlines are going to be charging you 10% of revenue for the infants. With the BA CP, you save on using mileage for only one adult and you get the 10% miles for infants. Granted there are higher fees, but when factoring in premium mileage for another adult, it makes sense.

Interesting. Guess I'll look into that more- thanks.

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 15, 2015, 06:57:23 PM
I want to fly from JFK to LAX in First with a lap child. I want to go AA, is there any way to get around paying 10% of fare (e.g. booking it on BA or Alaska...?)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 15, 2015, 07:54:00 PM
I want to fly from JFK to LAX in First with a lap child. I want to go AA, is there any way to get around paying 10% of fare (e.g. booking it on BA or Alaska...?)

Don't have to pay for infant domestically.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ABC on April 17, 2015, 09:59:19 AM
I had lately two problem with infant tickets,I would like to share it so others can save time and hassle.

1. I flew Singapore suites and added my infant and paid,they saw at check in I have a ticket for him but they couldn't see the e-ticket number. I don't know why they couldn't pull it up in the system,they called the ticketing desk they called reservations took 25 minutes for them to find it.
At least I got them to escort me through the airport because they wasted my time when it was their fault,it was nice cutting those long lines,even the priority lines were big.

2. I flew LH fra-vce booked with United miles, I called to add infant they said "fine he is added with no additional charge" I was wondering why it's free, only when I got to Frankfort I realized why,because there was no ticket for the infant just a booking
I called up United and they issued the ticket for me with a charge....
I almost missed my flight only 20 minutes before departure I had it confirmed.
Always have the E-ticket number for infants with you.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 17, 2015, 10:12:11 AM
I had lately two problem with infant tickets,I would like to share it so others can save time and hassle.

1. I flew Singapore suites and added my infant and paid,they saw at check in I have a ticket for him but they couldn't see the e-ticket number. I don't know why they couldn't pull it up in the system,they called the ticketing desk they called reservations took 25 minutes for them to find it.
At least I got them to escort me through the airport because they wasted my time when it was their fault,it was nice cutting those long lines,even the priority lines were big.

2. I flew LH fra-vce booked with United miles, I called to add infant they said "fine he is added with no additional charge" I was wondering why it's free, only when I got to Frankfort I realized why,because there was no ticket for the infant just a booking
I called up United and they issued the ticket for me with a charge....
I almost missed my flight only 20 minutes before departure I had it confirmed.
Always have the E-ticket number for infants with you.
I had similar issues using UA. Always need to confirm multiple times for all this stuff and show up early.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on April 17, 2015, 01:26:25 PM
I had lately two problem with infant tickets,I would like to share it so others can save time and hassle.

1. I flew Singapore suites and added my infant and paid,they saw at check in I have a ticket for him but they couldn't see the e-ticket number. I don't know why they couldn't pull it up in the system,they called the ticketing desk they called reservations took 25 minutes for them to find it.
At least I got them to escort me through the airport because they wasted my time when it was their fault,it was nice cutting those long lines,even the priority lines were big.

2. I flew LH fra-vce booked with United miles, I called to add infant they said "fine he is added with no additional charge" I was wondering why it's free, only when I got to Frankfort I realized why,because there was no ticket for the infant just a booking
I called up United and they issued the ticket for me with a charge....
I almost missed my flight only 20 minutes before departure I had it confirmed.
Always have the E-ticket number for infants with you.
Good advice here.

I've had issues with BA canceling an infant eTicket number after it was already confirmed and ticketed.

Triple check your ticket numbers and reservations when there is an infant involved.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: JoeCha on April 19, 2015, 07:34:24 AM
I had lately two problem with infant tickets,I would like to share it so others can save time and hassle.

1. I flew Singapore suites and added my infant and paid,they saw at check in I have a ticket for him but they couldn't see the e-ticket number. I don't know why they couldn't pull it up in the system,they called the ticketing desk they called reservations took 25 minutes for them to find it.
At least I got them to escort me through the airport because they wasted my time when it was their fault,it was nice cutting those long lines,even the priority lines were big.

They do the escort /line cutting for all R passengers.  I got it without a infant mess-up...

But regardless, good advice. A lot of people end up stuck in airport because they think all they need is a record locator.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ABC on April 19, 2015, 08:10:25 AM
They do the escort /line cutting for all R passengers.  I got it without a infant mess-up...

Interesting,because she wasn't too happy to do it,I had to play up how upset I was with the service they give to a first class passenger,and my father also flew them and didn't get it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 20, 2015, 10:34:15 PM

Don't have to pay for infant domestically.

So I just add my baby at the check in counter?
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SrulyP on April 20, 2015, 10:37:34 PM
I am trying to understand how do they get 10% of fare for infants? Is it whenever you call up its 10% of the fare at that exact moment? Furthermore what happens if I book a one way award ticket? Does that make it more expensive because one way international tickets are more expensive?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on April 21, 2015, 12:02:12 AM
I am trying to understand how do they get 10% of fare for infants? Is it whenever you call up its 10% of the fare at that exact moment? Furthermore what happens if I book a one way award ticket? Does that make it more expensive because one way international tickets are more expensive?
last time i called AA to price infant on OW and RT PHL-TLV and they priced OW about the same price as RT   
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on April 21, 2015, 12:08:24 AM
5 year old traveling with parents domestically birth certificate ok?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on April 21, 2015, 12:45:08 AM
5 year old traveling with parents domestically birth certificate ok?
Yes
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on April 21, 2015, 01:41:15 AM

I am trying to understand how do they get 10% of fare for infants? Is it whenever you call up its 10% of the fare at that exact moment? Furthermore what happens if I book a one way award ticket? Does that make it more expensive because one way international tickets are more expensive?
Yes. It is 10% of the cheapest fare one way at that moment. It doesn't make a difference if your ticket was booked with cash or miles, the baby's ticket will still be 10% of a cash ticket at that moment.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 21, 2015, 02:10:11 AM
I am trying to understand how do they get 10% of fare for infants? Is it whenever you call up its 10% of the fare at that exact moment? Furthermore what happens if I book a one way award ticket? Does that make it more expensive because one way international tickets are more expensive?
They make up numbers
I have called numerous times within one hour and have never received the same quote
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on April 21, 2015, 02:28:03 AM
They make up numbers
I have called numerous times within one hour and have never received the same quote
Thats because the fares change. Not the infant charge.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 21, 2015, 02:44:05 AM
Thats because the fares change. Not the infant charge.
I'm not buying that.  I have had infant fares jump and fall like an IsraelIs mood swing, fluctuating 100s of dollars
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: peacenlove613 on April 21, 2015, 07:38:11 AM

So I just add my baby at the check in counter?
Or call ahead and add infant to ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Racer7400 on April 21, 2015, 10:33:39 AM
Anyone know about booking an infant on Cathey Pacific using alaska miles? Thanx.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 21, 2015, 11:07:36 AM
Anyone know about booking an infant on Cathey Pacific using alaska miles? Thanx.
What do you want to know?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 22, 2015, 06:09:34 AM
Would AS be able to price out an infant fare on Emirates on its own without an adult fare?  Just want to get a quote
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on April 22, 2015, 09:23:26 AM
Would AS be able to price out an infant fare on Emirates on its own without an adult fare?  Just want to get a quote
I believe it needs to be done through EK.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: avrumy on April 22, 2015, 02:47:36 PM
Ticket through AA and flying with etihad. Who do i ticket infant by? Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 22, 2015, 02:49:02 PM
I believe it needs to be done through EK.
Will they give me a price quote without an adult seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on April 22, 2015, 04:16:48 PM
I'm not buying that.  I have had infant fares jump and fall like an IsraelIs mood swing, fluctuating 100s of dollars
+1 i was quoted $385 and i paid 191 @ counter YMMV i doubt the fare went down flight was full to capacity (PHL-TLV before passover)
 "IsraelIs mood swing" races? ;)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on April 22, 2015, 04:18:59 PM
Is there a general rule as to whether you buy it through the miles airline or the metal airline?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 11, 2015, 12:42:48 PM
Anybody know what the infant charge is on Korean Air, Royal Jordanian, and Etihad ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 11, 2015, 12:51:39 PM
Anybody know what the infant charge is on Korean Air, Royal Jordanian, and Etihad ?
KE is 10% miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 11, 2015, 12:59:18 PM

KE is 10% miles.
Even when booking with Alaska miles ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on May 11, 2015, 04:55:21 PM
KE is 10% miles.

That's on KE metal or partner?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 11, 2015, 04:57:28 PM
That's on KE metal or partner?
Definitely their metal and would think partner if using KE miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on May 11, 2015, 09:09:42 PM
Definitely their metal and would think partner if using KE miles.
-1

It goes by whose miles you used.

Sometimes the issuer will tell yup go directly to the airline your flying, which you would need to pay a fee.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 07:43:29 AM
Is the consensus, that the infant charges are based on the miles you use ? For example if u use AC miles to fly US, or Singapore ( where there is no YQ ) I will pay the flat AC fee, or will I pay 10% of fare per UA, and Singapore's policy ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 12, 2015, 09:50:23 AM
Is the consensus, that the infant charges are based on the miles you use ? For example if u use AC miles to fly US, or Singapore ( where there is no YQ ) I will pay the flat AC fee, or will I pay 10% of fare per UA, and Singapore's policy ?
It usually goes by the ticketing carrier. Sometimes you can get the operating carrier to add an infant ticket though.
Some airlines, like AS, will not issue infant tickets.
As a general rule for the airlines that issue as 10% of revenue, they pull the fees out of a hat and you'll usually get a different amount every time you call so it's worth trying a few times to see if you can get a better price.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 10:28:05 AM

It usually goes by the ticketing carrier. Sometimes you can get the operating carrier to add an infant ticket though.
Some airlines, like AS, will not issue infant tickets.
As a general rule for the airlines that issue as 10% of revenue, they pull the fees out of a hat and you'll usually get a different amount every time you call so it's worth trying a few times to see if you can get a better price.
I would have to call the ticketing carrier after the booking, to add the infant ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 12, 2015, 10:29:06 AM
I would have to call the ticketing carrier after the booking, to add the infant ?
Yes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on May 12, 2015, 10:48:23 AM
It usually goes by the ticketing carrier. Sometimes you can get the operating carrier to add an infant ticket though.
Some airlines, like AS, will not issue infant tickets.
As a general rule for the airlines that issue as 10% of revenue, they pull the fees out of a hat and you'll usually get a different amount every time you call so it's worth trying a few times to see if you can get a better price.
What happens if they quoted a better price previously? can you get them to honor it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 12, 2015, 04:21:55 PM
TLV-JFK in J LH charge $17.5 and LX $385 per infant did i get the wrong price?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on May 12, 2015, 04:25:07 PM
TLV-JFK in J LH charge $17.5 and LX $385 per infant did i get the wrong price?
I think that if you book with LH you pay nothing for a infant
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 12, 2015, 04:29:10 PM
What happens if they quoted a better price previously? can you get them to honor it?
i doubt it but you may be able to get a supervisor to. or you can call another couple times and it will likely drop again
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 04:44:15 PM
I think I might just suck it up, and pay some $ for my kid. At least it'll be to Israel. It's frustrating, being limited to very little options, where you don't have to pay for infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 12, 2015, 04:49:38 PM
I think I might just suck it up, and pay some $ for my kid. At least it'll be to Israel. It's frustrating, being limited to very little options, where you don't have to pay for infant.
This is where CB comes in play.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 04:52:34 PM

This is where CB comes in play.
Cash back ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 12, 2015, 04:54:14 PM
I think that if you book with LH you pay nothing for a infant
+1 i asked M&M to add infant just to check the price $17.50 probably the best miles to use when flying with more then one infant also anyone know if LH has bassinet in J?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 12, 2015, 04:55:04 PM
Cash back ?
to pay for infant outrageous price 
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 12, 2015, 05:04:36 PM
Cash back ?
to pay for infant outrageous price 
Yup.

It can be a tough pill to swallow at tmes, but not having to really pay for it, is a bit of a help.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 05:26:29 PM

Yup.

It can be a tough pill to swallow at tmes, but not having to really pay for it, is a bit of a help.
I'm still looking at it as payment, but I understand your point. Now instead of using my arrival credit for just free $ I'm using it on BS charges.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 12, 2015, 05:35:12 PM
Would cc airline credits i.e. Ritz, or Amex card, work for an infant reward ticket ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 12, 2015, 05:37:00 PM
Would cc airline credits i.e. Ritz, or Amex card, work for an infant reward ticket ?
ritz should cover it YMMV
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 12, 2015, 08:44:50 PM
what seats has bassinet on LX A330-300
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on May 12, 2015, 10:15:46 PM
what seats has bassinet on LX A330-300
The rows behind the 2 bulkheads.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on May 12, 2015, 11:09:36 PM
Would cc airline credits i.e. Ritz, or Amex card, work for an infant reward ticket ?
Would Amex work?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 13, 2015, 12:22:11 AM
The rows behind the 2 bulkheads.
rows 4 and 6 ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on May 13, 2015, 12:30:49 AM
rows 4 and 6 ?
Rows 4 and 6 are bulkheads.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 13, 2015, 11:50:01 AM
I found a flight on flying blue, OW from TLV to JFK, stopping in paris, but you have to call them to book the infant ticket. called AF to see how much it would cost vs going another route. they said they cant tell me, FB will be able to tell me. called FB, CS rep was very helpful. due to the time waiting for spg points to xfer to FB he made a reservation to hold those seats for me, and added the infant. BUT he couldn't tell me how much it would cost, just 10%, but not sure of what, said i would have to call AF and they would charge it and finish baby's booking. called AF with the record locator provided by FB and they said it would cost  $388, and the price could change depending on ticket prices at the time of booking. does that make sense? i see earlier in the thread someone said it would be 100/170$. If it cost that much its not worth going this route and would go with another option. WDYT?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Chapshnell on May 13, 2015, 11:59:04 AM
Business? economy?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 13, 2015, 01:54:18 PM
Business? economy?
economy, really trying to do this on a tight budget  ;)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 13, 2015, 02:01:05 PM

economy, really trying to do this on a tight budget  ;)
Traveling with kids = $$$$$ I'm having the same issues.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on May 13, 2015, 02:43:55 PM

I found a flight on flying blue, OW from TLV to JFK, stopping in paris, but you have to call them to book the infant ticket. called AF to see how much it would cost vs going another route. they said they cant tell me, FB will be able to tell me. called FB, CS rep was very helpful. due to the time waiting for spg points to xfer to FB he made a reservation to hold those seats for me, and added the infant. BUT he couldn't tell me how much it would cost, just 10%, but not sure of what, said i would have to call AF and they would charge it and finish baby's booking. called AF with the record locator provided by FB and they said it would cost  $388, and the price could change depending on ticket prices at the time of booking. does that make sense? i see earlier in the thread someone said it would be 100/170$. If it cost that much its not worth going this route and would go with another option. WDYT?
Thats insane. I flew jfk-ams-Tlv and they made a mistake and didn't charge me jfk- ams but from ams-tlv I only paid 35Ä. I can't imagine that jfk-ams is $350.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 13, 2015, 04:22:24 PM
Thats insane. I flew jfk-ams-Tlv and they made a mistake and didn't charge me jfk- ams but from ams-tlv I only paid 35Ä. I can't imagine that jfk-ams is $350.
so you think i should HUCA?
Traveling with kids = $$$$$ I'm having the same issues.
lol, i'm farming the kids out, only taking the baby. still $$$ :) good luck!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on May 13, 2015, 04:46:13 PM

so you think i should HUCA? 
Yup
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 13, 2015, 08:33:31 PM
trying now. is it 10% of the fair + taxes or just taxes i should be paying for an infant on FB?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 13, 2015, 08:43:30 PM
what seats has bassinet on LX A330-300 what rows (4&6 bulkheads)
BUMP
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 13, 2015, 09:03:20 PM
trying now. is it 10% of the fair + taxes or just taxes i should be paying for an infant on FB?
Now they say the price is 265, so i asked for a breakdown and he says its 238 for the base fare and $35 in taxes (that doesnt equal 265, but that is aside from the point.) i asked him what the base fare was and he said its 10% of the adult fare, so i asked him does that mean teh ticket cost 2300$ and he said yes i guess so. would you like to book? i said no as i saw the price online was much cheaper per adult ticket... HUCA again tom? 265 is better than 388, but still way too much when i should not be paying more than 160-200 max.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 13, 2015, 09:07:06 PM
Are there any other airline, besides air Berlin, that don't have bassinets ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2015, 11:12:53 PM
Are there any other airline, besides air Berlin, that don't have bassinets ?
Fly first, you won't need one.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 13, 2015, 11:17:26 PM

Fly first, you won't need one.
Easier said then done...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 13, 2015, 11:18:05 PM
Easier said then done...
Depends how efficient one is at churning CC's.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: FlyFirst on May 13, 2015, 11:20:06 PM
Depends how efficient one is at churning CC's.

 :)  :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on May 14, 2015, 12:49:54 AM
Would Amex work?
Bump
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on May 14, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
what seats has bassinet on LX A330-300
seats A-D-G on row 6 has bassinet
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 15, 2015, 11:11:31 AM
Are there any sky team airlines, that don't charge the 10% fare, and have a policy more similar to BA, or AC ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on May 16, 2015, 09:11:18 PM
Are there any sky team airlines, that don't charge the 10% fare, and have a policy more similar to BA, or AC ?
KE, but only on KE metal.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 16, 2015, 09:34:18 PM

KE, but only on KE metal.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 17, 2015, 04:24:17 PM
Thinking about booking Etihad first apartments TLV-SYD for next year- any possibility to book one adult and one infant in first and one adult and one infant in Econ (120k+60k) and just everyone sitting in first (lap infants) instead of paying 10%? The 10% on the apartments are pretty crazy high and I doubt I can book infants their own Econ seats without an adult...man, woman, a boy and a girl- will they maybe just not notice because of the names or allow it or is that a ridiculous dream that will never work...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 17, 2015, 08:47:45 PM
so i called again and priced the infant ticket out again at 388 on AF/FB. I realized my best option is to book him his own seat and use miles and pay reg taxes and fees, and its also way more comfy. very happy with my decision especially as availability opened up on much shorter flights!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mommy of two on May 17, 2015, 08:48:37 PM
and i know i wondered at the timing, it took 2 days for points to xfer from spg to FB, both times.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on May 17, 2015, 11:01:18 PM
Thinking about booking Etihad first apartments TLV-SYD for next year- any possibility to book one adult and one infant in first and one adult and one infant in Econ (120k+60k) and just everyone sitting in first (lap infants) instead of paying 10%? The 10% on the apartments are pretty crazy high and I doubt I can book infants their own Econ seats without an adult...man, woman, a boy and a girl- will they maybe just not notice because of the names or allow it or is that a ridiculous dream that will never work...
How would that work if you are only getting one F seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 17, 2015, 11:48:31 PM

How would that work if you are only getting one F seat?

Two seats in F, one in wife's name, one in my sons, seated in Y with daughter, board and sit with lap kids in F...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Drago on May 18, 2015, 06:14:46 AM
Thinking about booking Etihad first apartments TLV-SYD for next year- any possibility to book one adult and one infant in first and one adult and one infant in Econ (120k+60k) and just everyone sitting in first (lap infants) instead of paying 10%? The 10% on the apartments are pretty crazy high and I doubt I can book infants their own Econ seats without an adult...man, woman, a boy and a girl- will they maybe just not notice because of the names or allow it or is that a ridiculous dream that will never work...
Highly doubtful IMO
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 19, 2015, 12:46:42 PM
Next question:
If I book AC with UA miles, can I just show up to the ticket counter and pay the $50 infant fee (or call AC to issue it before) or does it absolutely have to come from UA?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 19, 2015, 01:18:53 PM

Next question:
If I book AC with UA miles, can I just show up to the ticket counter and pay the $50 infant fee (or call AC to issue it before) or does it absolutely have to come from UA?
It usually goes with the program that you booked the ticket with.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on May 19, 2015, 01:19:37 PM
Next question:
If I book AC with UA miles, can I just show up to the ticket counter and pay the $50 infant fee (or call AC to issue it before) or does it absolutely have to come from UA?
Will need to come from UA and even if you try with AC it will be more then $50, $50 is only when you book with AC miles.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 21, 2015, 02:36:32 PM
What's my best option, for booking an award ticket with an infant, on Alitalia ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shoobi on June 02, 2015, 06:31:36 PM
not sure if this has been asked before, but would this work?
Book 2 seats cathay 1st JFK-HKG in 1st class for my wife and my infant, and economy for me, and then just move up into infant's 1st class seat and hold her? using AA miles...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 03, 2015, 07:30:47 AM
If I book emirates with AS mikes, I'll be paying 10% of the fare, correct ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 03, 2015, 07:47:36 AM
If I book emirates with AS mikes, I'll be paying 10% of the fare, correct ?
correct
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 04, 2015, 11:11:30 AM
I'm new to flying with kids, (Did it once on a paid ticket Nyc-Tlv paid $300 for lap child)
 I want to fly Nyc-Lax with 2 kids, I wouldn't mind buying a seat for 1 and the 2nd one I would do lap.
What's my best option?
I would prefer flying business and I would even more prefer lie flat business, but if it it doesn't make sense then I guess economy will have to do.
TIA!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 04, 2015, 11:11:57 AM
Just an FYI, kids under two are free domestically.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 04, 2015, 11:22:08 AM
Just an FYI, kids under two are free domestically.
Tnx!
I assume your talking about lap.
Can I get a bassinet in business?
And will they allow placing a car seat on a business seat? (for my 2nd child if I buy a seat although it's probably not worth it given the fact that they can go on Lap free)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 04, 2015, 11:33:39 AM
Tnx!
I assume your talking about lap.
Can I get a bassinet in business?
And will they allow placing a car seat on a business seat? (for my 2nd child if I buy a seat although it's probably not worth it given the fact that they can go on Lap free)
Yes, lap child.

In regards to the bassinet, likely depends on the plane and the car seat depends on extra space or not.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 04, 2015, 01:08:19 PM
Yes, lap child.

In regards to the bassinet, likely depends on the plane and the car seat depends on extra space or not.
Tnx.
Is there any place I can read up/find out about bassinets before I book so that I'm more informed in my decision?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 04, 2015, 01:27:59 PM
Tnx.
Is there any place I can read up/find out about bassinets before I book so that I'm more informed in my decision?
Read up on what exactly?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 04, 2015, 01:30:49 PM
Read up on what exactly?
Which planes/airlines would allow bassinets in their first/business class.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2015, 04:45:43 PM
How much does SQ charge for infants?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dave A on June 08, 2015, 12:25:52 AM
Saw someone asked upthread but didn't get an answer ... would Amex airfare reimbursement cover infant charges?  (e.g. with $100 PRG reimbursement)?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 08, 2015, 05:08:12 AM
How much does SQ charge for infants?
10% of the fare of class you flying in.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 08, 2015, 11:59:22 AM
If I book KE using AS miles, will KE let me pay with KE miles for the infant ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2015, 03:42:15 PM
The airline that issued the ticket is the only one that can add the infant.
Am I misunderstanding you or are you incorrect?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 08, 2015, 03:57:02 PM
Am I misunderstanding you or are you incorrect?
Cmiiw
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 08, 2015, 03:57:38 PM

The airline that issued the ticket is the only one that can add the infant.
That is not true.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2015, 03:58:06 PM
Cmiiw
Were you saying that AS has to add it or KE?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 08, 2015, 03:59:06 PM
My understanding is that as has to add it
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 08, 2015, 04:02:41 PM
My understanding is that as has to add it
AS wont touch it
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 08, 2015, 04:03:19 PM
I stand corrected then.
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on June 08, 2015, 04:18:11 PM
AS wont touch it
So will KE let me use miles for the infant, or being that the ticket was bought using AS, they will charge me 10% of the fare ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on June 08, 2015, 04:20:38 PM
So will KE let me use miles for the infant, or being that the ticket was bought using AS, they will charge me 10% of the fare ?
That
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 08, 2015, 08:06:19 PM
Tnx.
Is there any place I can read up/find out about bassinets before I book so that I'm more informed in my decision?

Read up on what exactly?

Which planes/airlines would allow bassinets in their first/business class.
Bump
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliteflyer on June 08, 2015, 11:30:54 PM
not sure if this has been asked before, but would this work?
Book 2 seats cathay 1st JFK-HKG in 1st class for my wife and my infant, and economy for me, and then just move up into infant's 1st class seat and hold her? using AA miles...
Can't comment on whether CX would allow it, but I'd personally have a more enjoyable flight by myself in coach than holding an infant in F for a 17 hr flight. Also, IIRC, CX will not allow a rear-facing car seat in any class, and will only allow a forward-facing car seat in F an Y, so plan accordingly.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on June 09, 2015, 07:37:35 AM
Can't comment on whether CX would allow it, but I'd personally have a more enjoyable flight by myself in coach than holding an infant in F for a 17 hr flight. Also, IIRC, CX will not allow a rear-facing car seat in any class, and will only allow a forward-facing car seat in F an Y, so plan accordingly.
CX will provide their own car seat if booked in advance.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 09, 2015, 09:26:10 AM
Can't comment on whether CX would allow it, but I'd personally have a more enjoyable flight by myself in coach than holding an infant in F for a 17 hr flight. Also, IIRC, CX will not allow a rear-facing car seat in any class, and will only allow a forward-facing car seat in F an Y, so plan accordingly.
Have you flown CX F?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 10, 2015, 04:44:56 PM
Aside for cx, would any airline (specifically us) make a problem regarding rear facing car seats in j?  And would us allow me to bring a car seat if there is an empty seat?
Update: Just spoke to a supervisor at us, who said that if at check in there is an empty seat in business they would let me bring a car seat, no difference forward or rear facing. although she said looking at that specific route (phl-TLV) , the chances of that happening are close to none, as most of the flights in the upcoming few months are completely sold out! Any ideas as to what my options are being that they don't offer bassinets in j?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 11, 2015, 08:08:24 PM
Can I add in infant on aa with a gc?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 14, 2015, 09:30:04 AM
Can I add in infant on aa with a gc?
I don't see why not. PUTPAC
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 28, 2015, 09:38:35 AM
Can I seat my almost 2 year old daughter on a regular seat or it has to be with a car seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 28, 2015, 09:51:16 AM
I don't see why not. PUTPAC
-1
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 09:52:09 AM
-1
You called?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on June 28, 2015, 09:54:26 AM
Yes. Both AA and US said it cannot be used. Although I did get a credit from the Ritz card.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 28, 2015, 02:02:58 PM
Can I seat my almost 2 year old daughter on a regular seat or it has to be with a car seat?
Anyone?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on June 28, 2015, 06:15:59 PM
How much do I have to pay for a  infant with united when booked with points ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 06:22:06 PM
How much do I have to pay for a  infant with united when booked with points ?
10% of the fare class the adult is flying in.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on June 28, 2015, 06:24:41 PM
10% of the fare class the adult is flying in.
10% cash or points
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 06:26:02 PM

10% cash.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: dudi on June 28, 2015, 06:26:22 PM
10% of the fare class the adult is flying in.
Just flew with them domestic didn't pay a cent for the infant
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 06:26:58 PM
Just flew with them domestic didn't pay a cent for the infant
Sorry didn't write for international flights.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on June 28, 2015, 06:30:59 PM
How much is for international ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 06:32:33 PM
How much is for international ?


10% cash of the fare class the adult is flying in.

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on June 28, 2015, 06:36:02 PM
Wow so its the same like AA .
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on June 28, 2015, 06:37:14 PM
Wow so its the same like AA .
Pretty much all award tickets are like that besides BA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on June 28, 2015, 08:39:25 PM
Pretty much all award tickets are like that besides BA.
And AC, OZ and QF.
KE on their own metal.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 29, 2015, 11:03:16 PM
Can I seat my almost 2 year old daughter on a regular seat or it has to be with a car seat?
BUMP
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 30, 2015, 03:23:03 AM
BUMP
Why not just hold her during takeoff and then do whatever you want?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on June 30, 2015, 06:24:58 AM
Why not just hold her during takeoff and then do whatever you want?
My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shoobi on July 01, 2015, 10:17:27 AM
Asiana- 10% of the adult mileage ticket, plus taxes & fees

Is this true? does asiana have any sweet spots on the chart?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shoobi on July 01, 2015, 10:19:46 AM
Asiana- 10% of the adult mileage ticket, plus taxes & fees

Is this true? does asiana have any sweet spots on the chart?

ETA: i see answer upthread
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 01, 2015, 03:48:19 PM
Phone Rep just told me that United doesn't have Bassinets on Domestic flights!
True or DROPR??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on July 01, 2015, 03:49:23 PM
Phone Rep just told me that United doesn't have Bassinets on Domestic flights!
True or DROPR??
Makes sense. Have you ever seen one
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 01, 2015, 03:50:45 PM
Makes sense. Have you ever seen one
Nope, but I would think that there is.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 01, 2015, 07:11:24 PM
Phone Rep just told me that United doesn't have Bassinets on Domestic flights!
True or DROPR??

Makes sense. Have you ever seen one
DROPR!
Just spoke to an agent who was able to reserve me a bassinet!
Who do I trust??
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on July 01, 2015, 07:46:42 PM

DROPR!
Just spoke to an agent who was able to reserve me a bassinet!
Who do I trust??
Really? I've never seen a bassinet on a domestic UA flight and I've taken many. Whats your routing?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 01, 2015, 08:26:23 PM
Really? I've never seen a bassinet on a domestic UA flight and I've taken many. Whats your routing?
Ewr - lax
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on July 02, 2015, 01:47:42 AM

Ewr - lax
There is no bassinet on that route. I've done it tens of times. Never seen it once.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mech on July 03, 2015, 10:28:52 AM
I was just quoted $1100 for Tlv-vie-fra-bkk-ccu in y, j & f on   OS, LH & TG!!!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 06, 2015, 09:53:06 AM
I was just quoted $1100 for Tlv-vie-fra-bkk-ccu in y, j & f on   OS, LH & TG!!!
Why are you so shocked?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on July 12, 2015, 10:06:45 PM
i was just quoted 399 for OW TLV-PHL  >:( i will wait to book it at the counter   
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 12, 2015, 10:18:20 PM

i was just quoted 399 for OW TLV-PHL  >:( i will wait to book it at the counter
which class ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 12, 2015, 10:46:39 PM
Just a PSA: Make sure your kid is ticketed on the same flight. I just noticed my kid was booked on a different flight for an upcoming trip.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on July 12, 2015, 10:51:31 PM
Just a PSA, make sure your kid is ticketed on the same flight. I just noticed my kid was booked on a different flight for an upcoming trip.

sounds like a nice quiet flight for the parents
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sruly on July 13, 2015, 07:42:53 AM
Really? I've never seen a bassinet on a domestic UA flight and I've taken many. Whats your routing?
they have bassinets in business on the p.s. route.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on July 13, 2015, 09:14:23 AM
Just a PSA: Make sure your kid is ticketed on the same flight. I just noticed my kid was booked on a different flight for an upcoming trip.
How did that happen? Who booked it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 13, 2015, 09:31:23 AM
How did that happen? Who booked it?
I used AS to book the EK flights and had to call EK to add the infant. When i noticed the mistake, i called EK who sent me back to AS who in turn sent me right back to EK. EK was able to fix it for me, but it pays to check your flights. I can't imagine it would have been a major deal had i not noticed, but rather clear it up now.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on July 13, 2015, 09:40:20 AM
I used AS to book the EK flights and had to call EK to add the infant. When i noticed the mistake, i called EK who sent me back to AS who in turn sent me right back to EK. EK was able to fix it for me, but it pays to check your flights. I can't imagine it would have been a major deal had i not noticed, but rather clear it up now.
They can probably just change it at the desk, its not like they have a seat or something. 
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 13, 2015, 09:55:19 AM
They can probably just change it at the desk, its not like they have a seat or something.
Right. Figured i would want more lounge time then to deal with that. Not sure how they managed to add my kid to a flight all by himself. Do they not need to attach the infant to an adults ticket?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on July 13, 2015, 10:00:24 AM
Right. Figured i would want more lounge time then to deal with that. Not sure how they managed to add my kid to a flight all by himself. Do they not need to attach the infant to an adults ticket?
Thats true how would they even be able to do that!?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 13, 2015, 10:01:11 AM
Thats true how would they even be able to do that!?
Maybe someone a little more knowledgeable on these things can chime in.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mawmaw on July 13, 2015, 04:49:49 PM
which class ?
J
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Club2000 on July 15, 2015, 12:42:37 PM
I booked ticket with AA miles on AA flight to Europ

Can I get infant ticket only with BA avios to travel on aa

Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2015, 12:53:42 PM
I booked ticket with AA miles on AA flight to Europ

Can I get infant ticket only with BA avios to travel on aa

Thanks
One of the tickets needs to be booked with BA. Can't just book an infant ticket with BA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ADG on July 15, 2015, 04:41:12 PM
Infant on a domestic award united flight ... when should i add him?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 15, 2015, 04:42:06 PM
Infant on a domestic award united flight ... when should i add him?
Call and add. Can do in airport, but if you have the time, do before.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ADG on July 15, 2015, 04:47:05 PM
Call and add. Can do in airport, but if you have the time, do before.
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 19, 2015, 02:41:36 PM
they have bassinets in business on the p.s. route.
I was told otherwise.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: clear thinker on July 19, 2015, 02:42:45 PM
Infant on a domestic award united flight ... when should i add him?
What's wrong with adding at the time of booking?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 05:25:51 PM
can someone explain why my infant without a seat gets more baggage allowance then me? ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on July 19, 2015, 05:30:52 PM
can someone explain why my infant without a seat gets more baggage allowance then me? ?
Haha! Where is this? What route?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 05:40:45 PM
Haha! Where is this? What route?
JFK-DUB
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Myccrabbi on July 19, 2015, 06:07:32 PM
JFK-DUB
AA?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 06:10:27 PM
AA?
BA on EI
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shoobi on July 19, 2015, 08:08:00 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned upthread, but what are infant charges when using Alaska MP?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on July 28, 2015, 07:32:24 PM
Does United ever ask for proof of age for an infant (domestic flight)?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: username on July 28, 2015, 07:36:29 PM
Does United ever ask for proof of age for an infant (domestic flight)?
Never say never, but it never happened to me.
Does the child look "over two"?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on July 28, 2015, 08:10:44 PM
Does the child look "over two"?
not at all
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: username on July 28, 2015, 08:42:40 PM
Does the website say that you need a birthcertificate?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: etech0 on July 28, 2015, 09:40:32 PM
Does the website say that you need a birthcertificate?
not that i see
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on July 28, 2015, 10:31:07 PM
not that i see
I just checked in with 2 kids under 2 and they didn't bat an eye.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Einstein on August 07, 2015, 03:26:25 PM
Is the Wiki based on Flying on the airlines Metal or when you book with them?

And until what age is an infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on August 07, 2015, 04:31:37 PM
Is the Wiki based on Flying on the airlines Metal or when you book with them?

And until what age is an infant?
Later.
2
Title: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 17, 2015, 03:42:01 PM
Has anybody ever flown EK First Class NYC-DXB-AMM with an infant, and has an approximation on how much it would cost ? Is there anyway to figure that out before booking the ticket ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on August 17, 2015, 04:21:46 PM
Has anybody ever flown EK First Class NYC-DXB-AMM with an infant, and has an approximation on how much it would cost ? Is there anyway to figure that out before booking the ticket ?
MP has I think he said it was around $1000
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 17, 2015, 04:30:51 PM
MP has I think he said it was around $1000
I didn't go that way and it was not from AMM, but taxes for SIN-DXB-JFK was $780.20.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 25, 2015, 11:49:02 AM
Is there any option to book a delta flight, without paying 10% of full fare, on partners ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 25, 2015, 11:49:40 AM
Is there any option to book a delta flight, without paying 10% of full fare, on partners ?
Can you book it using KE?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 25, 2015, 11:54:27 AM

Can you book it using KE?
I'll have to check. They are a delta partner ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 25, 2015, 11:55:05 AM
I'll have to check. They are a delta partner ?
Yup.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 29, 2015, 10:52:16 PM
ITA is giving me paid rate for JFK-DXB F class of 21k dollars. Does that mean an infant will cost me 2k, or will the agent pull up cheaper fares to base the %10 off ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 30, 2015, 12:25:13 AM
ITA is giving me paid rate for JFK-DXB F class of 21k dollars. Does that mean an infant will cost me 2k, or will the agent pull up cheaper fares to base the %10 off ?
MAy be cheaper, but could be something crazy like that.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 02, 2015, 04:05:41 PM
Does AC charge a lap child per flight, or one charge for the whole itinerary ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 02, 2015, 04:08:53 PM
Does AC charge a lap child per flight, or one charge for the whole itinerary ?
Should be for the itinerary.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 02, 2015, 05:41:22 PM
Should be for the itinerary.
+1
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 16, 2015, 02:22:02 AM
I booked TLV-AGP on LX through LH with an infant. They did not charge anything at all for the infant, is that standard?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on September 16, 2015, 07:34:52 AM
I booked TLV-AGP on LX through LH with an infant. They did not charge anything at all for the infant, is that standard?
had the same TLV-ZRH everything went through just fine
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on September 16, 2015, 08:02:42 AM
Can't imagine it is standard, but if it worked, go with it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on September 16, 2015, 08:03:39 AM
I booked TLV-AGP on LX through LH with an infant. They did not charge anything at all for the infant, is that standard?
Usually they charge $17 for the tax.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shauly on September 16, 2015, 08:04:06 AM
Make sure the infant is fully added and they aren't expecting payment later.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 16, 2015, 08:25:54 AM
Usually they charge $17 for the tax.
Oh, that's it? They may have added that. I was expecting more. Though in the voicemail they left me when it ticketed, he said he didn't charge me anything
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 17, 2015, 03:42:27 AM
On LX they won't assign a bassinet seat for my 10 month old,they say the limit is 8 months. But on the other hand they won't let him be in a regular seat as they have an issue with airbags in the seatbelts in J, so they unblock a single bassinet seat for one adult and infant but not for the other adult so we get split up. This happened last time I flew LX and its happening again, what can I do about it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on September 17, 2015, 05:29:42 AM
On LX they won't assign a bassinet seat for my 10 month old,they say the limit is 8 months. But on the other hand they won't let him be in a regular seat as they have an issue with airbags in the seatbelts in J, so they unblock a single bassinet seat for one adult and infant but not for the other adult so we get split up. This happened last time I flew LX and its happening again, what can I do about it?
put in a younger bd?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on September 17, 2015, 06:07:54 AM
put in a younger bd?
Didn't realize that was the issue when I booked, to late for that now
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on September 17, 2015, 06:46:14 AM
Didn't realize that was the issue when I booked, to late for that now
Try calling Swiss in Israel, they "bend rules" sometimes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on September 17, 2015, 07:14:49 AM
Didn't realize that was the issue when I booked, to late for that now
if your ticket is not noted change the BD then call back for the bassinet
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on September 17, 2015, 09:48:54 AM
Seen a couple of different answers to this question so wanted to see if I could get one clear answer. Booked an award ticket using Avios on AA domestic flight (PHL-MIA). Didn't make any mention of my daughter when I booked because she wasn't born yet. How do I go ahead and add her to the reservation and what will the cost be? She will be under 2 and I don't need a seat for her. Will just hold her on my lap.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: username on September 17, 2015, 09:59:00 AM
Seen a couple of different answers to this question so wanted to see if I could get one clear answer. Booked an award ticket using Avios on AA domestic flight (PHL-MIA). Didn't make any mention of my daughter when I booked because she wasn't born yet. How do I go ahead and add her to the reservation and what will the cost be? She will be under 2 and I don't need a seat for her. Will just hold her on my lap.
They will take care of you at the airport when you check in. Free.
If you want, you can call AA now and they may note it.


Mazal Tov!!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on September 17, 2015, 11:54:45 AM
They will take care of you at the airport when you check in. Free.
If you want, you can call AA now and they may note it.


Mazal Tov!!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on October 18, 2015, 06:34:27 AM
on the first page of this thread someone noted that lufthansa often do charge 10%, the wiki says they do not.
has this now been verified one way or another?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on October 18, 2015, 06:45:03 AM
on the first page of this thread someone noted that lufthansa often do charge 10%, the wiki says they do not.
has this now been verified one way or another?
I booked through them a couple weeks ago and didn't pay 10%
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on October 18, 2015, 09:06:45 AM
thank you
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rgm18 on November 22, 2015, 11:38:26 PM
just called singapore to book EWR-MBJ on a UA flight on miles with an infant and they told me it could not be booked and i would just have to book a "commercial ticket" with united myself. i dont know if that means i can then add just call united and add an infant or if i would have to actually book a new ticket for the baby?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 23, 2015, 01:32:58 AM
Just double checking : if I want to book an infant reward through a specific airline, I also need to book the adult with them, correct? In other words I can't get a ticket for myself on a UA flight through UA and then book the infant through AC.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jaywhy on November 23, 2015, 09:19:11 AM
Just double checking : if I want to book an infant reward through a specific airline, I also need to book the adult with them, correct? In other words I can't get a ticket for myself on a UA flight through UA and then book the infant through AC.
Correct.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AharonInIsrael on November 23, 2015, 09:23:30 AM
Correct.
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shauly on December 22, 2015, 07:36:49 AM
On the off chance that anyone has any experience with this..

I'm assuming that all travel as a lap infant must be completed before turning 2, meaning I can't book a flight on Dec 31 that lands Jan 1 when the child's birthday is Jan 1. What if I book it for Dec 30, with all travel to be completed by Dec 31, and there's a delay causing the trip to extend onto the 1st, when the child will be 2? I realize this is a long shot but I'm looking to do exactly this, so if there's a potential issue I'll give myself more space. It's hopefully going to be an LH F award booked with MM.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: HolyNyc on December 22, 2015, 02:38:20 PM
On the off chance that anyone has any experience with this..

I'm assuming that all travel as a lap infant must be completed before turning 2, meaning I can't book a flight on Dec 31 that lands Jan 1 when the child's birthday is Jan 1. What if I book it for Dec 30, with all travel to be completed by Dec 31, and there's a delay causing the trip to extend onto the 1st, when the child will be 2? I realize this is a long shot but I'm looking to do exactly this, so if there's a potential issue I'll give myself more space. It's hopefully going to be an LH F award booked with MM.
do you have any link where it says that you have to land in your final destination before the infant turns 2?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shauly on December 22, 2015, 03:36:40 PM
do you have any link where it says that you have to land in your final destination before the infant turns 2?

Nope, it was an assumption. I'd love to be proven wrong.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on December 22, 2015, 03:44:27 PM
Nope, it was an assumption. I'd love to be proven wrong.

If infant is ticketed and flight is delayed/cancelled, I'd think they'd have to rebook the infant however they legally can. If the infant turns 2, that means they'd need to give him a seat. That's my guess.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shauly on December 22, 2015, 04:25:52 PM
If infant is ticketed and flight is delayed/cancelled, I'd think they'd have to rebook the infant however they legally can. If the infant turns 2, that means they'd need to give him a seat. That's my guess.

I would guess that as well, but what if the cabin is full? And worst case, if they tell me I need to book a new seat for her.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on December 29, 2015, 08:28:38 AM
Where can i find people's experience with changing an infant's DOB to be able to book him a seat? What do I  change it to etc?
Browsed every other page in this thread and can't find it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 29, 2015, 08:32:55 AM

Where can i find people's experience with changing an infant's DOB to be able to book him a seat? What do I  change it to etc?
Browsed every other page in this thread and can't find it.

Why not just book him/her a seat? Why do you need to change the age in order to do that?


Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on December 29, 2015, 08:46:37 AM
Why not just book him/her a seat? Why do you need to change the age in order to do that?

Would have to do on phone (with AA)...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 29, 2015, 08:48:03 AM
Where can i find people's experience with changing an infant's DOB to be able to book him a seat? What do I  change it to etc?
Browsed every other page in this thread and can't find it.
Dan has mentioned it a bunch of times. Date doesn't seem to mean anything
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on December 29, 2015, 09:50:24 AM
Not sure where this belongs:

Looking to book 2 adults and 1 infant on economy, LHR-ORD, JFK-LHR.

Looked into various options using miles or cash. Our options (inc. all taxes and close in fees) are:

a) $1,275 + 40k AA miles - direct flights both ways, or

b) $1,575 - 3 hr stop in JFK en route to ORD

c) $1,170 + 60k AA miles - direct flights both ways and infant would be guaranteed a seat on the JFK-LHR leg.

d) $690 + 80k AA miles - direct flights both ways.

It really depends on how much we value the miles for, but I want to hear peoples advice...
And does the fact that soon the non-peak dates on AA are becoming more limited devalue the AA miles even further.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on December 29, 2015, 02:16:08 PM
Not sure where this belongs:

Looking to book 2 adults and 1 infant on economy, LHR-ORD, JFK-LHR.

Looked into various options using miles or cash. Our options (inc. all taxes and close in fees) are:

a) $1,275 + 40k AA miles - direct flights both ways, or

b) $1,575 - 3 hr stop in JFK en route to ORD

c) $1,170 + 60k AA miles - direct flights both ways and infant would be guaranteed a seat on the JFK-LHR leg.

d) $690 + 80k AA miles - direct flights both ways.

It really depends on how much we value the miles for, but I want to hear peoples advice...
And does the fact that soon the non-peak dates on AA are becoming more limited devalue the AA miles even further.
Went with option "d".
What do people value AA miles nowadays?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on December 31, 2015, 08:30:57 AM
Would it make sense to book DW and I in F and book a seat in J for my baby? Would the FA mind if I bring a baby into F if I didn't pay for the lap infant?
(Not trying to skimp on the miles, just having a hard time finding 3 seats in F)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 31, 2015, 08:56:27 AM
Would it make sense to book DW and I in F and book a seat in J for my baby? Would the FA mind if I bring a baby into F if I didn't pay for the lap infant?
(Not trying to skimp on the miles, just having a hard time finding 3 seats in F)
How are you going to do that, change the DOB to much older?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on December 31, 2015, 08:56:59 AM
How are you going to do that, change the DOB to much older?
Ye. all you need is over 2 no?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 31, 2015, 08:58:11 AM
Ye. all you need is over 2 no?
No, older. Adult needs to be same cabin unless he's old enough to fly alone
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on December 31, 2015, 08:59:03 AM
No, older. Adult needs to be same cabin unless he's old enough to fly alone
So can I book my wife and baby in F and me in J, and play musical chairs?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 31, 2015, 09:01:12 AM
So can I book my wife and baby in F and me in J, and play musical chairs?
Seems like each way will have its own complications though I will likely be doing it when I go to SYD in EY F
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on December 31, 2015, 09:14:07 AM
So can I book my wife and baby in F and me in J, and play musical chairs?
They will not let you do that.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 09:16:04 AM
So can I book my wife and baby in F and me in J, and play musical chairs?

Just put all 3 of you in J.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on December 31, 2015, 09:18:57 AM
They will not let you do that.
Do you have experience?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on December 31, 2015, 09:20:58 AM
Do you have experience?
Nothing personal, but after lots of research, they will not let you bounce between cabins. You may get a very compassionate FA, but not likely.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on December 31, 2015, 09:23:20 AM
Nothing personal, but after lots of research, they will not let you bounce between cabins. You may get a very compassionate FA, but not likely.
They wouldn't let DW and I sit in F and hold the baby there the entire time?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: benjie1305 on December 31, 2015, 09:25:00 AM
They wouldn't let DW and I sit in F and hold the baby there the entire time?

I agree with MP in seeing how this could potentially become an issue on the flight that will make your F flight not as relaxed and comfortable as you'd like it to be.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on December 31, 2015, 09:28:52 AM
The only way I see it happening is if you are both booked in F and child in J and if so u somehow get past check-in then I'm sure on the plane won't be an issue
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 20, 2016, 10:39:09 AM
So if I would want to add an infant to a booking that looks like this: Jfk-MXP booked with AS and EK in F then LY in Y from MXP-TLV booked with Matmid and NYC-ZRH-JFK in J booked with M&M. So how much would it cost if I add a child that is under 2?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on January 25, 2016, 05:13:45 AM
Lap inf on EY is such a nightmare. Trying to price out but reps are clueless because there's no published fare TLV-AMM-AUH-SYD. Anyone successfully been quoted lap infant price for this? Some reports I've seen are 10%, some 20%!

I would just book everyone with a seat to avoid the charges but there's only 2 J seats on the first two legs (and we have two adults, 2 infants).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on January 25, 2016, 05:23:15 AM
Lap inf on EY is such a nightmare. Trying to price out but reps are clueless because there's no published fare TLV-AMM-AUH-SYD. Anyone successfully been quoted lap infant price for this? Some reports I've seen are 10%, some 20%!

I would just book everyone with a seat to avoid the charges but there's only 2 J seats on the first two legs (and we have two adults, 2 infants).
Maybe try adding the infant with EY just on their flights and add them to RJ separately.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 25, 2016, 05:30:08 AM


Lap inf on EY is such a nightmare. Trying to price out but reps are clueless because there's no published fare TLV-AMM-AUH-SYD. Anyone successfully been quoted lap infant price for this? Some reports I've seen are 10%, some 20%!

You saw reports on here of people that actually paid 10%? Not just quoted 10%
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on January 25, 2016, 07:53:27 AM
You saw reports on here of people that actually paid 10%? Not just quoted 10%


I vaguely recall seeing on FT that full fare business was 10% while discounted was 20%, although not sure about award flights.

I think I'm just going to do RJ on avios TLV-AMM x2 in J plus two infants (19800 avios I think), then AMM-AUH in Y & AUH-SYD in J using 45k AA x4 (no J available on RJ or EY AMM-AUH).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on January 25, 2016, 07:59:27 AM
Within Australia and NZ infants are free as lap on QF, correct?

Also found this gem:
(http://i63.tinypic.com/x29xs6.png)

Must have a different meaning there...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 12:37:05 PM
i've booked a BA award flight on AA metal. Im trying to add a lap infant but BA is telling me that there is no 'seat' availability and they cant book the infant. anyone else have this issue?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: username on February 02, 2016, 12:40:25 PM
i've booked a BA award flight on AA metal. Im trying to add a lap infant but BA is telling me that there is no 'seat' availability and they cant book the infant. anyone else have this issue?
Domestic US flight?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 12:44:58 PM
neg. intl. JFK-YUL
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 02, 2016, 12:46:29 PM
i've booked a BA award flight on AA metal. Im trying to add a lap infant but BA is telling me that there is no 'seat' availability and they cant book the infant. anyone else have this issue?
Don't call BA to add. Call AA. Or add at airport.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 12:59:38 PM
Don't call BA to add. Call AA. Or add at airport.
I called AA - they told me to go to the airport and do it there. can I rely on that?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 02, 2016, 01:03:31 PM
I called AA - they told me to go to the airport and do it there. can I rely on that?
Yes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 01:06:31 PM
Yes.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 03:30:56 PM
I filed a complaint with the DOT as BA was not budging. they emailed me back 20mins later that it doesnt fall under one of the DOT rules but he'll reach out to BA on my behalf. An hour later I received a call from an English speaking person on behalf of BA stating that DOT had called them and is there anything they can do. Shes working on it now.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 02, 2016, 03:47:00 PM
I filed a complaint with the DOT as BA was not budging. they emailed me back 20mins later that it doesnt fall under one of the DOT rules but he'll reach out to BA on my behalf. An hour later I received a call from an English speaking person on behalf of BA stating that DOT had called them and is there anything they can do. Shes working on it now.
You're waisting your time. Theres nothing to do with BA. Just show up to the airport and add your kid there and pay the $17 in taxes. Super straightforward.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on February 02, 2016, 04:16:45 PM
You're waisting your time. Theres nothing to do with BA. Just show up to the airport and add your kid there and pay the $17 in taxes. Super straightforward.
I may get some compensation. I did it already and they're working on it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on February 03, 2016, 04:55:34 AM
What is an infant in lap's baggage allowance on UA international, booked with AC miles. (Have to fly in a few months with a lot of luggage and trying to figure out the cheapest way to do so)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on February 03, 2016, 07:10:54 PM
BA's policy is that an infant that turns 2 in the middle of a reservation gets a seat during the return at the lap infant fare (link (http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/family-travel/planning-your-trip#tickets))

Here's my question:
I'm in the midst of a (revenue) roundtrip from europe that my now-infant didn't take the first leg of. He turns two a week before the return. Can I add him at the infant rate for the return?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Pad18 on February 16, 2016, 12:31:46 AM
just book 2 ticket NYC-PAR on AA with miles, and i have an infant of 3 month old, what is the best way (and cheapest) to add him ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on February 16, 2016, 01:44:08 AM
just book 2 ticket NYC-PAR on AA with miles, and i have an infant of 3 month old, what is the best way (and cheapest) to add him ?
Call AAdvantage and add him.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on February 16, 2016, 01:46:19 AM

What is an infant in lap's baggage allowance on UA international, booked with AC miles. (Have to fly in a few months with a lot of luggage and trying to figure out the cheapest way to do so)

My AC itinerary said 100lb (45kg), but UA said 50lb
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on February 16, 2016, 10:50:54 AM
What's the reason people change the birthdate of a child to 104 instead of 4
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on February 16, 2016, 11:08:09 AM
FTR EY has a nanny on the flight to help take care of the babies.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on February 16, 2016, 12:09:46 PM
What's the reason people change the birthdate of a child to 104 instead of 4
What's do you gain from changing the DOB of the infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2016, 12:13:36 PM
What's do you gain from changing the DOB of the infant?
Usually to book them their own seat
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on February 16, 2016, 12:16:04 PM

Usually to book them their own seat

Can't book an award for an infant otherwise? Any downsides to this?

If I want an award seat for an infant how old do they have to be- does 5 work or 12 for example?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2016, 12:23:47 PM
Can't book an award for an infant otherwise? Any downsides to this?

If I want an award seat for an infant how old do they have to be- does 5 work or 12 for example?
Above 2
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 16, 2016, 12:25:40 PM
Above 2
AA let me book my daughter an award seat and she's 1...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Pad18 on February 16, 2016, 06:20:52 PM
Call AAdvantage and add him.

i did and they charge me 10% of a regular one way flight .. 220$

its not super expensive ??

did i did something wrong/ did i had an other choose ? asking because i planning to buy also my return flight with miles ..
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on February 16, 2016, 06:29:34 PM
i did and they charge me 10% of a regular one way flight .. 220$

its not super expensive ??

did i did something wrong/ did i had an other choose ? asking because i planning to buy also my return flight with miles ..
That's what they charge for lap infants on int'l flights.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: dirah on March 10, 2016, 08:12:34 PM
I posted this question, but realize that this was probably a more appropriate place to put it:
Question: I need to add infant to SQ Award reservation in economy.
Agent claims that it will be 10% of full fare economy ($2800) and not 10% of the lowest advertised fare available online through their site ($1020).
Is this a case of DROPR = HUCA, or is this indeed SQ's policy?
Can anyone here help? Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on April 01, 2016, 02:01:08 AM
I know this is technically not the right thread to ask on, but I couldn't find an "infant on paid ticket" thread. I know that when booking an award domestic flight with AA, I just make the booking for the adults and then call AA (or just tell them at the airport) about the lap infant and they add her for free. What about if I'm buying a domestic ticket on AA.com? Same process? Just buy for the adults and add infant later for free?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on April 01, 2016, 03:20:39 AM
I posted this question, but realize that this was probably a more appropriate place to put it:Can anyone here help? Thanks!
Not sure if it's too late but definitely HUCA bec I've added an infant and I paid the 10% of the lowest fare avail online.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: username on April 01, 2016, 01:40:10 PM
I know this is technically not the right thread to ask on, but I couldn't find an "infant on paid ticket" thread. I know that when booking an award domestic flight with AA, I just make the booking for the adults and then call AA (or just tell them at the airport) about the lap infant and they add her for free. What about if I'm buying a domestic ticket on AA.com? Same process? Just buy for the adults and add infant later for free?
Same process. You can just add them when you show up at the airport, or you can call AA to asdd the infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on April 01, 2016, 01:52:43 PM
Same process. You can just add them when you show up at the airport, or you can call AA to asdd the infant.
Thanks. Realized this morning when I booked that even if you put in two adults and an infant on Kayak, when it takes you to AA.com to book, there is only space to fill in the info for the two adults.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 07, 2016, 05:02:37 PM
Flying NYC-MBJ. I'd have to pay for an infant, correct ?

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Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eliraps on April 13, 2016, 05:12:40 AM
Anyone have advice?
So far, every single time I've flown international with a baby, there is an issue at check in with the baby's ticket and the agent has to get help from a supervisor etc often taking a long time . Even when I've called in advance to make sure everything is in order there are always still issues. My experience includes American, Virgin and United.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 13, 2016, 10:36:34 PM
Anyone have advice?
So far, every single time I've flown international with a baby, there is an issue at check in with the baby's ticket and the agent has to get help from a supervisor etc often taking a long time . Even when I've called in advance to make sure everything is in order there are always still issues. My experience includes American, Virgin and United.
Same here. Just had a lap child ticket on AA  booked with Avios, and when I got to the airport AA said the ticket isn't in their system. Had same exact issue about 6 months ago as well, using avios on AA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yyonah on May 15, 2016, 09:59:30 AM
Looking into booking my daughter, SIL, and their baby TLV-EWR. According to Dan's Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart, with Air Canada miles, infants cost $50 (US or Canadian?). Anybody know the cost if I use ANA miles?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on May 15, 2016, 11:32:04 AM
Looking into booking my daughter, SIL, and their baby TLV-EWR. According to Dan's Ultimate Israel Mileage Award Chart, with Air Canada miles, infants cost $50 (US or Canadian?). Anybody know the cost if I use ANA miles?
10% of the adult revenue fare, plus taxes & fees.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 15, 2016, 11:59:58 PM
Aa is saying they can't issue lap infant tickets for qantas business and qantas is saying AA has to issue the tickets
Flight is in about 4 hours, AA said to try at the airport.

Anyone had experience with this?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on May 16, 2016, 12:01:48 AM
Aa is saying they can't issue lap infant tickets for qantas business and qantas is saying AA has to issue the tickets
Flight is in about 4 hours, AA said to try at the airport.

Anyone had experience with this?
Domestic?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 16, 2016, 12:02:29 AM
Domestic?
Syd to chc so international (although does qantas consider this quasi domestic?)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on May 16, 2016, 08:25:47 AM
Anyone knows if I'm able to add an infant to a trip where he turns 2 before the return part? Will they only add him to the outbound flight?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mmm740 on May 16, 2016, 08:30:35 AM
Aa is saying they can't issue lap infant tickets for qantas business and qantas is saying AA has to issue the tickets
Flight is in about 4 hours, AA said to try at the airport.

Anyone had experience with this?
What happened at the end?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: sammy n on May 16, 2016, 08:32:47 AM
Anyone knows if I'm able to add an infant to a trip where he turns 2 before the return part? Will they only add him to the outbound flight?
Depends on the airline. What airline you flying?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 16, 2016, 08:38:17 AM
What happened at the end?

Never heard of the issuer not being able to issue a lap infant but it seems AA was right...qantas had to issue the tickets (or at least that's what worked). Was a whole Baal Agan though as I hadn't booked the infant tickets out of NZ so the technically you're not allowed to enter NZ without having a ticket out. So had to get AA to issue the infant flights out, luckily e-ticket numbers came through over the phone, and qantas booked the infant tickets going into NZ, of course charging me 10% of the business fare. I thought between NZ and Australia might have been quasi domestic but it's just plain international (not really surprised).

Anyway AA quoted me like 400 for the Akl-ppt infant fare in economy - even with barely time to go to my flight and trying not get infant tickets issued for the next hour I had to go through management to challenge the price- got them down to 111, but still too high considering the TN and QF prices for the same codeshare are only around 700- don't know if I can challenge though at this point.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on May 16, 2016, 08:41:11 AM
Depends on the airline. What airline you flying?
Thinking about DL, but would love to know about whichever airline you know info, NYC-LHR route.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 05, 2016, 02:46:16 AM
SQ award, AC metal in J (NYC-YVR):

10% of full fare, or can ask AC to ticket it for $100 each way? or it something else?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 05, 2016, 03:14:25 AM
According to: https://www4.aeroplan.com/terms_and_conditions.do?section=rewardair

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=LuP23atToqYbhABAoW8vkWBzxAt41o)

And: http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/before/youngtravellers/infant-child.html

(https://api.monosnap.com/rpc/file/download?id=dzOoPIzou8Prja0O3WCj1Tqbk0jV4m)



Does this mean I can simply PUTPAC AC to add a kid for just taxes?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 19, 2016, 01:29:42 AM
Booked SQ award in J:

LAX-EWR-ZRH-TLV (all on UA except ZRH-TLV on LX).

SQ are saying they're unable to add a lap infant even after multiple HUCAs- they want UA to do it.
UA says they can't because ticket is on SQ stock.

Now SQ is saying I need to book on UA for their legs and LX for theirs- which is ridiculous not to mention outrageously expensive.

Any advice how to proceed? Been back and forth with both airlines for hours.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elite1 on June 19, 2016, 05:12:33 AM
Booked SQ award in J:

LAX-EWR-ZRH-TLV (all on UA except ZRH-TLV on LX).

SQ are saying they're unable to add a lap infant even after multiple HUCAs- they want UA to do it.
UA says they can't because ticket is on SQ stock.

Now SQ is saying I need to book on UA for their legs and LX for theirs- which is ridiculous not to mention outrageously expensive.

Any advice how to proceed? Been back and forth with both airlines for hours.

Had that in the past, and paid at the end @ the airport 10% of full fare which was like $400
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 19, 2016, 07:20:23 AM
Had that in the past, and paid at the end @ the airport 10% of full fare which was like $400

I need to do it in advance or they won't let me reserve a bassinet. Also waiting to do it at the airport is not ideal for peace of mind, the rate could end up being way more than $400 and not enough time to really get it changed.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elite1 on June 19, 2016, 07:44:03 AM
Had that in the past, and paid at the end @ the airport 10% of full fare which was like $400

I need to do it in advance or they won't let me reserve a bassinet. Also waiting to do it at the airport is not ideal for peace of mind, the rate could end up being way more than $400 and not enough time to really get it changed.

I understand. just trying to say that nothing worked in advance. Regarding the Bassinet, I didn't really have a problem, as they are rarely occupied in business class. It was an easy change.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 19, 2016, 01:39:54 PM
Update for any interested- I conferenced in an SQ agent when calling the UA callback line so they could hash it out on their own. Ended up getting transferred to the executive line to get the lap child ticket issued (took forever though). So it can be done.

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elite1 on June 19, 2016, 02:32:55 PM
Update for any interested- I conferenced in an SQ agent when calling the UA callback line so they could hash it out on their own. Ended up getting transferred to the executive line to get the lap child ticket issued (took forever though). So it can be done.

Thanks for update!

Was it ticketed? By me one time they did it and it was a reservation only and had to pay in airport
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yakov116 on June 19, 2016, 06:54:42 PM
Update for any interested- I conferenced in an SQ agent when calling the UA callback line so they could hash it out on their own. Ended up getting transferred to the executive line to get the lap child ticket issued (took forever though). So it can be done.
I just called the United call back and they did it.

MAKE sure he is on ALL legs of the flight
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on June 19, 2016, 07:07:16 PM
Update for any interested- I conferenced in an SQ agent when calling the UA callback line so they could hash it out on their own. Ended up getting transferred to the executive line to get the lap child ticket issued (took forever though). So it can be done.

+1. Had this with BA and AA. AA created a dummy booking to add the infant to a BA ticket on an AA plane and linked it to the BA record locator.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 20, 2016, 12:33:21 AM
Thanks for update!

Was it ticketed? By me one time they did it and it was a reservation only and had to pay in airport
Apparently the executive line sends it to a specific desk for ticketing so it takes longer to process, but the payment went through already.

I just called the United call back and they did it.

MAKE sure he is on ALL legs of the flight

I called the UA callback line multiple times- they were insisting they couldn't do it because our tickets were on SQ stock so they couldn't touch the ticket. SQ was telling them they don't need to touch the ticket but to make a commercial booking and link it to our reservation (they couldn't do it because they didn't "have" the LAX-EWR fares available to them).
In short, a huge headache. Even the  UA executive line didn't want to do it at first. I had to convince them to include the LX segment onto the ticket.   
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Elite1 on June 20, 2016, 03:21:27 AM
Apparently the executive line sends it to a specific desk for ticketing so it takes longer to process, but the payment went through already.

Happy to hear!
Please report after flight that it went smooth on check-in....
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on June 20, 2016, 04:43:46 AM
Regarding the Bassinet, I didn't really have a problem, as they are rarely occupied in business class.
Depends on the route. And either way they rarely carry enough bassinets for all the slots and will only bring more on board if prearranged.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jungarmtl on June 20, 2016, 09:22:19 AM
i made a mistake on the last name an infants ticket from mia-yul on AA?Any way to get around it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on June 20, 2016, 10:49:35 AM
i made a mistake on the last name an infants ticket from mia-yul on AA?Any way to get around it?

If it's a typo you should be able to call them and get them to adjust it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 08, 2016, 01:17:37 AM
FWIW, AC has bassinets on their 777-300ERs.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Solma on July 10, 2016, 11:00:01 AM
Booked SQ award in J:

LAX-EWR-ZRH-TLV (all on UA except ZRH-TLV on LX).

SQ are saying they're unable to add a lap infant even after multiple HUCAs- they want UA to do it.
UA says they can't because ticket is on SQ stock.

Now SQ is saying I need to book on UA for their legs and LX for theirs- which is ridiculous not to mention outrageously expensive.

Any advice how to proceed? Been back and forth with both airlines for hours.

Had this in the past and my TA booked a new booking on the same flights and added the infant (and then canceled the adult booking) and linked the infant to my res. and had no issues at the airport.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on July 10, 2016, 12:26:38 PM
Had this in the past and my TA booked a new booking on the same flights and added the infant (and then canceled the adult booking) and linked the infant to my res. and had no issues at the airport.
Booked the adult with UA?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Solma on July 11, 2016, 02:25:17 PM
Booked the adult with UA?
Yes
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on October 06, 2016, 09:26:40 PM
Did anyone recently actually book an infant on a star alliance award using asiana miles for 10% miles?

This is the language on the website for a star alliance ticket:
"The same miles as are redeemed for adults will be redeemed for an infant (under 24 months of age on the departure date) or a child. An infant not occupying a seat may travel with an infant ticket (10% of the regular fare for an adult)."
Sounds like 10% of cash ticket.

This is the language for flights on asiana metal:
"10% of miles redeemed for adults are redeemed for an infant under 2."
This is obviously 10% miles.

I called and get different answers from each rep, of course, so I wanted to see if anyone actually did it.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: elya on October 08, 2016, 06:31:48 PM
PSA:
A3 charged me only 30 Euro for an infant on a LH F award ticket TLV-NYC!!!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 22, 2016, 12:24:59 PM
What's Etihads lap child policy on award tickets ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on November 22, 2016, 12:28:39 PM
What's Etihads lap child policy on award tickets ?

You're gonna have to pay 10% of full fare. Just buy the infant a ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 22, 2016, 12:32:56 PM
You're gonna have to pay 10% of full fare. Just buy the infant a ticket.
What's their redeposit policy ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on November 22, 2016, 12:35:34 PM
What's Etihads lap child policy on award tickets ?
I think premium cabin is 20%.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on November 22, 2016, 12:44:22 PM
I think premium cabin is 20%.

He's asking for SN metal I'm assuming.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on November 22, 2016, 12:45:02 PM
He's asking for SN metal I'm assuming.
Lol. Yes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on July 14, 2017, 01:52:10 PM
What's the cancellation policy for the infant 10% portion? Any and all info welcome.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on July 17, 2017, 03:52:02 PM
I believe it needs to be done through EK.

I read on another thread that F/J is 10% of miles. Is that true?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: menachemf on July 24, 2017, 02:16:09 PM
Booked delta award us-canada. Does delta charge 10% for lap child us-canada? The system allowed me to put in lap child as special request.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: as2 on July 24, 2017, 02:18:25 PM
Booked delta award us-canada. Does delta charge 10% for lap child us-canada? The system allowed me to put in lap child as special request.
The special request is useless, if you actually need to pay. All it does is give them the child's info. You need the child to actually be ticketed if it's a paid ticket. It's all dependent on the answer to your first question.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: menachemf on July 24, 2017, 02:46:42 PM
Thanks.
 Just confirmed that with Delta. They ticketed the infant free of charge.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: hachover on July 24, 2017, 02:54:38 PM
I booked an award ticket on BA from NYC to TLV and on UA for the return. I felt that I cannot take the risk of having to hold a 13 month old on my lap for those flights, so I booked a ticket for the infant too (100% of the adult miles, slightly less taxes). Was this the right move? Or could I have gotten a guaranteed seat for the infant by adding the infant after booking at 10%?

Also, I found out that BA has a bassinet row on both legs of the flight that would have been assigned to me had I not booked the infant ticket. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to deal with the obstinate BA reps who refuse to assign it to me? My impeccable yeshiva logic that since they would have given me the row had I paid less, a fortiori they should give it to me if I paid extra, did not help one bit  ;D
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ber on July 28, 2017, 12:57:13 PM
if i have an international AA award ticket and booked/paid for an infant in arms. If i upgrade the award to business with more miles, would i have to pay more for the infant ticket (10% of business is alot more) or once i have the infant ticket it stays with me?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yelped on July 28, 2017, 01:42:09 PM
That's a good question. I'm curious myself. What does it say when you pull up the e-ticket number?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on July 28, 2017, 01:51:40 PM
In general, does it indicate any class on the infant ticket?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ber on July 28, 2017, 02:11:09 PM
on a paid coach with a swu i didnt pay more for the infant when the upgrade cleared, but is this practically like a new booking or upgrade? someone had to have tried it?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on August 14, 2017, 11:07:58 AM
Anyone book a lufthansa flight with non-lufthansa miles, and successfully get them to issue an infant ticket for 17.50? I just did with asiana on united metal, and after a bit  of huca, united issued the ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: snagger on August 23, 2017, 10:30:37 AM
Can i book a ba award flight on aa for my 2 year old on her own reservation by making up a dob? She will be flying with me but i needed to book seperate reservations.. will they ask for id because it says she is over 18?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shmuels2 on August 23, 2017, 11:50:12 AM
Anyone book a lufthansa flight with non-lufthansa miles, and successfully get them to issue an infant ticket for 17.50? I just did with asiana on united metal, and after a bit  of huca, united issued the ticket.

That's awesome!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on August 23, 2017, 11:48:10 PM
That's awesome!

I was asking if anyone did it. I didn't.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on August 24, 2017, 12:25:13 AM
I booked an award ticket on BA from NYC to TLV and on UA for the return. I felt that I cannot take the risk of having to hold a 13 month old on my lap for those flights, so I booked a ticket for the infant too (100% of the adult miles, slightly less taxes). Was this the right move? Or could I have gotten a guaranteed seat for the infant by adding the infant after booking at 10%?

Also, I found out that BA has a bassinet row on both legs of the flight that would have been assigned to me had I not booked the infant ticket. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to deal with the obstinate BA reps who refuse to assign it to me? My impeccable yeshiva logic that since they would have given me the row had I paid less, a fortiori they should give it to me if I paid extra, did not help one bit  ;D
The big chidush I see in your post is that someone actually books BA award flights to TLV. I haven't checked in a while, but from what I recall the YQ is so obscene, that at times one can get a revenue ticket for less. And since you're talking bassinet, it sounds like it's in Y.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitzy93 on August 24, 2017, 06:28:02 AM
And since you're talking bassinet, it sounds like it's in Y.
-1
They have bassinets in J too.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 24, 2017, 11:53:01 AM
might be doing CX TLV-HKG-NYC with an infant in J?F. Whats the best program to use? Wanted to use AS but they dont add infants according to the wiki
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on August 24, 2017, 12:08:03 PM
might be doing CX TLV-HKG-NYC with an infant in J?F. Whats the best program to use? Wanted to use AS but they dont add infants according to the wiki

Why not call Cathay to add? That's a long flight to carry an infant - is there no availability?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on August 24, 2017, 12:18:01 PM
Why not call Cathay to add? That's a long flight to carry an infant - is there no availability?
gonna need 4 seats already doubt I'll find a fifth.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on August 24, 2017, 12:33:51 PM
gonna need 4 seats already doubt I'll find a fifth.
They do release 5, maybe not to tlv.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 06, 2017, 02:08:02 PM
might be doing CX TLV-HKG-NYC with an infant in J?F. Whats the best program to use? Wanted to use AS but they dont add infants according to the wiki
Did you end up doing this? What was cost?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on September 06, 2017, 02:37:31 PM
Did you end up doing this? What was cost?
no did not
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 06, 2017, 03:36:24 PM
Seems infant costs for CX is 25% ex-USA

Does that mean my best booking option for ORD-HKG-TLV would be just booking an extra ticket with AS?


ETA can I even fly with an infant in F on the 77W and J on the A350?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 06, 2017, 09:37:33 PM
New question.

Can I book LH F using Aeroplan and then add lap child via LH for $17.50?

Also if I am reading correctly LH gives an infant a free bag besides for the carriage which is pretty sweet.


ETA not using AC cause they charge YQ  :-[
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: BP16 on September 06, 2017, 11:12:30 PM
New question.

Can I book LH F using Aeroplan and then add lap child via LH for $17.50?

Also if I am reading correctly LH gives an infant a free bag besides for the carriage which is pretty sweet.
Would you be able to add at check in?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 06, 2017, 11:33:16 PM
Would you be able to add at check in?
Don't know. That's basically my question
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 06, 2017, 11:42:15 PM
Once it's attached I don't see why it wouldn't work, so I'm willing to put my money where my mouth is.
We now have $200 in the pot.
On a $1,000 infant ticket you can probably save $900 by trying out this method and there will be a pot if you get to the airport and run into any problems and need to pay for the $1,000 ticket.  Not too much downside.

Any more contributors or volunteers?
Is the pot still around? Should I be the crazy one here?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on September 07, 2017, 07:50:25 AM
New question.

Can I book LH F using Aeroplan and then add lap child via LH for $17.50?

Also if I am reading correctly LH gives an infant a free bag besides for the carriage which is pretty sweet.


ETA not using AC cause they charge YQ  :-[
If you were to book using Aeroplan, an infant in F is only C$125.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 07, 2017, 07:57:07 AM



Also if I am reading correctly LH gives an infant a free bag besides for the carriage which is pretty sweet.


Which airline does not?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on September 11, 2017, 02:30:04 PM
For lap infant on LH F:

AC charges $50/$100/$125 Y/J/F
LH charges $17.50 IIRC

Anyone know SQ or A3?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on September 11, 2017, 02:58:47 PM
For lap infant on LH F:

AC charges $50/$100/$125 Y/J/F
LH charges $17.50 IIRC

Anyone know SQ or A3?
SQ charges 10% of published.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 12, 2017, 01:13:06 AM

Which airline does not?
United seems to say just a stroller.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on September 12, 2017, 08:37:53 AM
United seems to say just a stroller.
-1 united gives a full suitcase for infants
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 12, 2017, 07:17:57 PM
United seems to say just a stroller.
Domestic maybe
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dave321 on September 19, 2017, 11:26:03 AM
Booking on united. how can I get a bassinet?

Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on September 19, 2017, 04:03:13 PM
Booking on united. how can I get a bassinet?
PUTPAC
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on September 26, 2017, 10:41:31 PM

Which airline does not?
Turkish
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on November 18, 2017, 10:09:28 PM
Going to Israel with an infant, business class not direct.

I don't mind buying another award seat for infant, but will I then need to bring a car seat? How about if I don't buy a seat, do all airlines offer a basinett in business? How do I find out
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on November 19, 2017, 03:17:56 AM
Going to Israel with an infant, business class not direct.

I don't mind buying another award seat for infant, but will I then need to bring a car seat? How about if I don't buy a seat, do all airlines offer a basinett in business? How do I find out
Depends on the airline
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on November 19, 2017, 10:45:03 AM
Depends on the airline

Any idea here I can find more specific info regarding both questions?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on November 21, 2017, 01:08:22 PM
if im booking either iberia, finnair or royal jordanian business using AA for jfk-tlv what would be the cost to add an infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2017, 02:05:17 PM
if im booking either iberia, finnair or royal jordanian business using AA for jfk-tlv what would be the cost to add an infant?
If AA is the one issuing it, they charge 10% of adult published.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on November 21, 2017, 02:36:31 PM
If AA is the one issuing it, they charge 10% of adult published.
so if its a 3k flight im paying 300 dollars, correct?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on December 06, 2017, 08:23:46 AM
Anyone with an upcoming business/first flight want to try and see if this works with an infant coach ticket attached?

I'm willing to put in $100 to start a pot to pay the volunteer in case the worst case scenario happens and they catch on and insist on you paying 10% of the full business/first fare at the gate.  Anyone want to contribute or volunteer?  You could save yourself a small fortune!
I did this last week on UA, I booked 2 ow j mileage tickets and made the infant a ticket in economy via a ta, and when they went to checkin it took a phone call from the checkin supervisor to the united Helpdesk in order to attach the infant to the reservation but they attached it np and checked the baby in with no mention of economy vs business.(I think that they can attach it over the phone also beforehand) ended up costing me $77 instead of $770 :)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2017, 02:39:09 PM
1 for the pro, and now 1 for the con:

LH F rezzie, booked with UA, infant booked by UA in Y (by mistake).  At check-in, LH couldn't find infant ticket, forced to spend a considerable amount of time on the phone with UA to fix it, but the flight closed while trying to get it fixed.  Ultimately, not sure what would have happened, as the pax was rebooked on a later flight, all in J. But not simple.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 06, 2017, 02:40:16 PM
I did this last week on UA, I booked 2 ow j mileage tickets and made the infant a ticket in economy via a ta, and when they went to checkin it took a phone call from the checkin supervisor to the united Helpdesk in order to attach the infant to the reservation but they attached it np and checked the baby in with no mention of economy vs business.(I think that they can attach it over the phone also beforehand) ended up costing me $77 instead of $770 :)

You made an INF ticket with TA but didn't have them attach to the reservation?  Obvious you were going to have issues.

Assuming UA metal?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chff on December 06, 2017, 04:18:34 PM
You made an INF ticket with TA but didn't have them attach to the reservation?  Obvious you were going to have issues.

I now give the honor to the such booking requests the client himself (if they are only buying INF tickets by me) to attach the ticket. TA in this case has to call the airline posing as the pax to do it and no reason I should waste a few hours to get it done. Coming from there.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on December 07, 2017, 07:23:42 AM
You made an INF ticket with TA but didn't have them attach to the reservation?  Obvious you were going to have issues.

Assuming UA metal?
I booked it on the day so I wouldn't need to pay for the infant ticket if it didn't work out  and yes it was ua metal
1 for the pro, and now 1 for the con:

LH F rezzie, booked with UA, infant booked by UA in Y (by mistake).  At check-in, LH couldn't find infant ticket, forced to spend a considerable amount of time on the phone with UA to fix it, but the flight closed while trying to get it fixed.  Ultimately, not sure what would have happened, as the pax was rebooked on a later flight, all in J. But not simple.
if the baby would have been attached by lh it most likely wouldn't have been an issue, the issue was most likely the communication between SHARES and Amadeus
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 07, 2017, 11:00:49 AM
I booked it on the day so I wouldn't need to pay for the infant ticket if it didn't work out  and yes it was ua metal

So why not call UA and have it attach, even on day of?

if the baby would have been attached by lh it most likely wouldn't have been an issue, the issue was most likely the communication between SHARES and Amadeus

I assume he had tkt# for INF, so I don't know how complicated it could have been.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on December 07, 2017, 12:37:22 PM


I booked it on the day so I wouldn't need to pay for the infant ticket if it didn't work out  and yes it was ua metalif the baby would have been attached by lh it most likely wouldn't have been an issue, the issue was most likely the communication between SHARES and Amadeus
Aren't infant fares fully refundable?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on December 07, 2017, 12:38:01 PM
Turkish
In practice they allowed me to check a full size bag for infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on December 07, 2017, 01:16:44 PM
Aren't infant fares fully refundable?
not always
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yuguy on December 11, 2017, 09:22:40 PM
If i book an award ticket (AA) round trip, but one way is coach and the other is business, does anyone know how they price out that 10%? is it of the J fare, or the Y?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on December 11, 2017, 09:38:59 PM
Why can't it be both?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yuguy on December 12, 2017, 10:29:59 AM
Why can't it be both?

Lol thatís whyíve Iím asking. How do theyíve pride it out?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shimino1 on January 04, 2018, 09:17:36 PM
Seems infant costs for CX is 25% ex-USA

Does that mean my best booking option for ORD-HKG-TLV would be just booking an extra ticket with AS?


ETA can I even fly with an infant in F on the 77W and J on the A350?
BUMP
Very curios as well.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on January 04, 2018, 09:21:03 PM
BUMP
Very curios as well.
If you get an answer I'd love to know
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 05, 2018, 05:00:44 AM
I have TLV-NYC booked with IB in J (IB avios on IB metal) as 2 separate bookings, one for TLV-MAD and another for MAD-JFK a day later. What i didn't realize was that in regard to adding an INF i just made things a lot more expensive.


While if you book TLV-JFK in one booking you will pay 10% of the revenue for for INF which is about $246 (revenue is $2,460). However now that i have to separately add the INF to 2 bookings i now have to pay 10% of TLV-MAD which is $153 (revenue is $1,530) and also 10$ of MAD-JFK which is $635 (revenue is $6,350 :-[ ).


Making me pay $788 to add the INF as a lap infant. (No more availability to buy a seat in J)


Does anyone have experience with this situation?




If a TA books this as a INF for TLV-JFK (as one trip which would only cost me $246) would IB then allow me to attach the INF to our bookings though we don't have TLV-JFK booked as one booking?



Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 07, 2018, 03:00:13 PM
I have TLV-NYC booked with IB in J (IB avios on IB metal) as 2 separate bookings, one for TLV-MAD and another for MAD-JFK a day later. What i didn't realize was that in regard to adding an INF i just made things a lot more expensive.


While if you book TLV-JFK in one booking you will pay 10% of the revenue for for INF which is about $246 (revenue is $2,460). However now that i have to separately add the INF to 2 bookings i now have to pay 10% of TLV-MAD which is $153 (revenue is $1,530) and also 10$ of MAD-JFK which is $635 (revenue is $6,350 :-[ ).


Making me pay $788 to add the INF as a lap infant. (No more availability to buy a seat in J)


Does anyone have experience with this situation?




If a TA books this as a INF for TLV-JFK (as one trip which would only cost me $246) would IB then allow me to attach the INF to our bookings though we don't have TLV-JFK booked as one booking?
BUMP
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on January 08, 2018, 04:46:33 AM
Not this exact situation, but I've done an infant on united OW and I've called up several times. Sometimes they'll quote me what appears to be 10% of half a rt, and sometimes 10 of OW. In that case the OW was higher, so I benefited from (what appeared to be) the rt estimate. The wrinkle in that story is they actually charged my card closer to the 10% of the ow - about 200 higher than was quoted to me on the phone. They are being very difficult about the refund.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: a mirrer on January 08, 2018, 09:01:31 AM
I have TLV-NYC booked with IB in J (IB avios on IB metal) as 2 separate bookings, one for TLV-MAD and another for MAD-JFK a day later. What i didn't realize was that in regard to adding an INF i just made things a lot more expensive.


While if you book TLV-JFK in one booking you will pay 10% of the revenue for for INF which is about $246 (revenue is $2,460). However now that i have to separately add the INF to 2 bookings i now have to pay 10% of TLV-MAD which is $153 (revenue is $1,530) and also 10$ of MAD-JFK which is $635 (revenue is $6,350 :-[ ).


Making me pay $788 to add the INF as a lap infant. (No more availability to buy a seat in J)


Does anyone have experience with this situation?




If a TA books this as a INF for TLV-JFK (as one trip which would only cost me $246) would IB then allow me to attach the INF to our bookings though we don't have TLV-JFK booked as one booking?
it shouldn't be an issue as the baby will be ticketed on both legs. maybe have a ta issue a ticket and call and try to attach it to one booking at a time and see if it works and if not have the ta void the ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 08, 2018, 09:17:30 AM
it shouldn't be an issue as the baby will be ticketed on both legs. maybe have a ta issue a ticket and call and try to attach it to one booking at a time and see if it works and if not have the ta void the ticket.
Is there a bigger chance of this working in the airport?


I'm debating whether to try this now or have a TA issue the ticket within 24 hours of my flight in order to try this at the checkin counter.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on January 08, 2018, 09:32:22 AM
Is there a bigger chance of this working in the airport?


I'm debating whether to try this now or have a TA issue the ticket within 24 hours of my flight in order to try this at the checkin counter.
Why not try not and if it doesn't work try again 24 hours before
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 16, 2018, 07:17:51 PM
I have TLV-NYC booked with IB in J (IB avios on IB metal) as 2 separate bookings, one for TLV-MAD and another for MAD-JFK a day later. What i didn't realize was that in regard to adding an INF i just made things a lot more expensive.


While if you book TLV-JFK in one booking you will pay 10% of the revenue for for INF which is about $246 (revenue is $2,460). However now that i have to separately add the INF to 2 bookings i now have to pay 10% of TLV-MAD which is $153 (revenue is $1,530) and also 10$ of MAD-JFK which is $635 (revenue is $6,350 :-[ ).


Making me pay $788 to add the INF as a lap infant. (No more availability to buy a seat in J)


Does anyone have experience with this situation?




If a TA books this as a INF for TLV-JFK (as one trip which would only cost me $246) would IB then allow me to attach the INF to our bookings though we don't have TLV-JFK booked as one booking?

The closest I had to this situation was when I tried to add an infant to a FlyingBlue award redemption DL/SU for JFK-TLV and AF for TLV-JFK. Flying Blue didn't charge ANYTHING for the award ticket. We were delayed at JFK check-in with DL, but eventually boarded. Connection at SVO was major delay, but eventually seems like they issued their own ticket at N/C (what was their option? child had no Russian visa, so couldn't leave stranded at SVO).

On the return needed to get a one way infant ticket. However that was more expensive than a RT TLV-JFK-TLV, so I booked a revenue RT ticket for the adult using OTA TLV-JFK-TLV with the return far out. Then called AF/DL to purchase INF ticket. Checked in at TLV using FB issued adult ticket and child INF ticket (cancelled adult ticket on OTA) had major delays because adult was OW TLV-JFK while INF was RT, but eventually they let it through.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 16, 2018, 07:25:13 PM
DW just returned for a trip to TLV with INF booked through AC on UA for outbound and LX for return (originally booked LX both ways, but UA opened up on day of travel for outbound, so changed, thanks to @efflpetzel for posting (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46360.msg1868775#msg1868775)).

Booked adult online on Aeroplan.ca, and then called to add INF.

Then called LX to request Bassinet, they said the INF wasn't attached, told me to call AC. After about 1.5 hours total going back and forth, finally LX said they were able to request Bassinet.

When changed to UA, called to request bulkhead. They said no INF ticket attached. After about 40 minutes on the phone, with UA (rather competent) agent contacting UA ticketing to create a UA PNR based on the AC ticket number (which UA reservations cannot pull up) they were able to attach, and off to the airport it was. At check-in again some delays and issues, but eventually worked out.

On return check-in at TLV LX said no INF ticket attached. Sent to ticketing counter, gave them ticket number there, and they were able to attach. Almost missed flight.

Caveat emptor. AC seems to be doing something wrong when attaching an INF ticket to a partner award redemption.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 12:42:41 PM
I booked TLV-SFO-DEN for 75k UA on Polaris. The infant price came to $400 plus tax. Is that a normal price give or take $100? Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on January 21, 2018, 12:59:28 PM
I booked TLV-SFO-DEN for 75k UA on Polaris. The infant price came to $400 plus tax. Is that a normal price give or take $100? Thanks!
Yes, thatís around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage wouldíve been 82.5k for the one way, but infant fee would be 100 CAD ($80 USD).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 01:33:58 PM
Yes, thatís around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage wouldíve been 82.5k for the one way, but infant fee would be 100 CAD ($80 USD).
I saw that. I'm debating to cancel but what I'd really like to do would be to book with ANA which looks like 208k RT plus fees in business.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on January 21, 2018, 01:38:16 PM
I saw that. I'm debating to cancel but what I'd really like to do would be to book with ANA which looks like 104k RT (per pax) plus fees in business.
FTFY

ANA certainly has amazing chart value. The thing is, ANA is not an instant transfer, so youíd have to hope availability waits for you (1-2 days), or be flexible on travel dates (unless you already have points there).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 01:39:57 PM
FTFY

Thing is, ANA is not an instant transfer, so youíd have to hope availability waits for you (1-2 days), or be flexible on travel dates (unless you already have points there).
Right and it looks like on ANA site:
 It is not possible to make a reservation through the Internet for a child (2-12 years old) or infant (less than 2 years old) traveling alone. Please note that a ticket must be purchased for an infant, even if he/she is not occupying a seat. Please contact ANA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 02:21:45 PM
Yes, thatís around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage wouldíve been 82.5k for the one way, but infant fee would be 100 CAD ($80 USD).
Ok so I spent the past hour crunching numbers. I have UA, UR, and MR I can use for this trip. It looks like ANA RT would be 253,500 miles plus 273.66 (economy there business back). The advantage is it would be three separate seats. Valuing MR at 1.5 (because of BP) total would be $4,076.16.

Booking TLV-SFO-DEN would be $2,641.50 in AC (165k MR@1.5 +166.5 fees and infant) vs $2,563.55 for UA (150k@1.35 + 538.55 fees and infant).

Because the leg there I'm ok with Economy and might want a Europe stop I think I'll stick with the UA itinerary for now unless someone knows if ANA doesn't need a third seat for an infant. Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on January 21, 2018, 02:37:12 PM
Ok so I spent the past hour crunching numbers. I have UA, UR, and MR I can use for this trip. It looks like ANA RT would be 253,500 miles plus 273.66 (economy there business back). The advantage is it would be three separate seats. Valuing MR at 1.5 (because of BP) total would be $4,076.16.

Booking TLV-SFO-DEN would be $2,641.50 in AC (165k MR@1.5 +166.5 fees and infant) vs $2,563.55 for UA (150k@1.35 + 538.55 fees and infant).

Because the leg there I'm ok with Economy and might want a Europe stop I think I'll stick with the UA itinerary for now unless someone knows if ANA doesn't need a third seat for an infant. Thanks!
I think you can do infant with NH. Also, although they allow mixed cabin bookings (1 way / segment in economy, others in Business), since you canít book as OWís, you need to pay the full Business class price per person round trip (IINM).
Actually, although you canít book 1 ways, you can pay 1 way pricing per direction (average of business and economy) on a round trip.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ExGingi on January 21, 2018, 02:42:18 PM
Ok so I spent the past hour crunching numbers. I have UA, UR, and MR I can use for this trip. It looks like ANA RT would be 253,500 miles plus 273.66 (economy there business back). The advantage is it would be three separate seats. Valuing MR at 1.5 (because of BP) total would be $4,076.16.

Booking TLV-SFO-DEN would be $2,641.50 in AC (165k MR@1.5 +166.5 fees and infant) vs $2,563.55 for UA (150k@1.35 + 538.55 fees and infant).

Because the leg there I'm ok with Economy and might want a Europe stop I think I'll stick with the UA itinerary for now unless someone knows if ANA doesn't need a third seat for an infant. Thanks!
If the entire trip is on UA, I would assume you can buy a lap infant ticket from UA, even if the adult ticket was purchased through ANA.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 03:01:07 PM
If the entire trip is on UA, I would assume you can buy a lap infant ticket from UA, even if the adult ticket was purchased through ANA.
How would I confirm that? Call UA?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on January 21, 2018, 04:08:57 PM
How would I confirm that? Call UA?

Yup. I did it when I booked UA flights with another partner.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 04:09:44 PM
Yup. I did it when I booked UA flights with another partner.
And it was 10%?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Buruch on January 21, 2018, 04:11:16 PM
And it was 10%?

Of the cash price, yes.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Mountain Man on January 21, 2018, 04:12:55 PM
Of the cash price, yes.
Thx
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DansDealsLover on February 05, 2018, 05:16:39 PM
NT: I booked my family on UA to TLV and booked a lap ticket for my infant. I called to change infant ticket to a seat, and they advised I need to purchase full fare ticket at today's price (over $2000 on those flights!). Any way around this?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Abelefko1 on February 05, 2018, 05:24:59 PM
NT: I booked my family on UA to TLV and booked a lap ticket for my infant. I called to change infant ticket to a seat, and they advised I need to purchase full fare ticket at today's price (over $2000 on those flights!). Any way around this?
Well if you want to buy a seat thereís no way around ďbuying the seat ď
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: DansDealsLover on February 05, 2018, 05:31:04 PM
Well if you want to buy a seat thereís no way around ďbuying the seat ď
Do I get a refund on the infant lap ticket, or can the price of that go towards the seat?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on February 12, 2018, 02:25:50 PM
I have TLV-NYC booked with IB in J (IB avios on IB metal) as 2 separate bookings, one for TLV-MAD and another for MAD-JFK a day later. What i didn't realize was that in regard to adding an INF i just made things a lot more expensive.


While if you book TLV-JFK in one booking you will pay 10% of the revenue for for INF which is about $246 (revenue is $2,460). However now that i have to separately add the INF to 2 bookings i now have to pay 10% of TLV-MAD which is $153 (revenue is $1,530) and also 10$ of MAD-JFK which is $635 (revenue is $6,350 :-[ ).


Making me pay $788 to add the INF as a lap infant. (No more availability to buy a seat in J)


Does anyone have experience with this situation?




If a TA books this as a INF for TLV-JFK (as one trip which would only cost me $246) would IB then allow me to attach the INF to our bookings though we don't have TLV-JFK booked as one booking?
Update:
I booked the infant with @Chaikel Travel and the first phone call to IB did not work. All they were willing to do was write a note that i'm traveling with the infant. But in that case i wouldn't be able to get a bassinet. And i also risk running into issues at the airport.


Then i called the call center in Spain and the lady very nicely added the infant to my booking one leg at a time and got bassinets for both flights.


Thanks @a mirrer for your help.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on February 16, 2018, 02:43:55 AM
Confirming that Hawaii is considered domestic in so far as infant flies free? specifically on UA metal booked with SQ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 16, 2018, 04:54:28 AM
Confirming that Hawaii is considered domestic in so far as infant flies free? specifically on UA metal booked with SQ?
correct. If SQ tries charging (not saying that they will) you can just book without the infant and call UA to add after for free
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: thaber on February 16, 2018, 09:53:38 AM
correct. If SQ tries charging (not saying that they will) you can just book without the infant and call UA to add after for free
TY!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on February 25, 2018, 04:12:30 PM
Planning to book NYC-TLV on LX J with an infant, United is quoting $384 for the infant, which I assume is around 10% of fare

If I booked this with LH miles, how much will they charge for the infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on February 25, 2018, 04:28:59 PM
Planning to book NYC-TLV on LX J with an infant, United is quoting $384 for the infant, which I assume is around 10% of fare

If I booked this with LH miles, how much will they charge for the infant?
No 10%, just some taxes and fees (not sure which ones).

Another option is AC (165k RT), no YQ and infant is just 100cad in J.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on February 25, 2018, 04:33:58 PM
No 10%, just some taxes and fees (not sure which ones).
 

I am wondering if it will be the same taxes and fees as adult or much less?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 25, 2018, 10:35:18 PM
 

I am wondering if it will be the same taxes and fees as adult or much less?
it should be $17.50
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shimino1 on February 26, 2018, 07:46:32 AM
Has anyone booked an Infant on CX using Alaska miles? How did you add the infant and what were the costs?
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KidOOO on February 26, 2018, 02:36:19 PM
it should be $17.50

Called and was around that, Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on March 05, 2018, 03:34:13 PM
Whatís the best way to book an infant on an AA domestic flight booked with BA Avios?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on March 05, 2018, 03:39:39 PM
Whatís the best way to book an infant on an AA domestic flight booked with BA Avios?
Just show up at the airport and theyíll add it there.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on March 05, 2018, 03:50:53 PM
Just show up at the airport and theyíll add it there.

How much will it cost? When booking, itís 750 Avios.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on March 05, 2018, 03:53:17 PM
How much will it cost? When booking, itís 750 Avios.
AA domestic US booking, infant is free. If you add through BA, they charge their standard 10% of miles.

You can even call AA in advance to add it for free, but might take some HUCAís.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Hjay on March 06, 2018, 12:57:24 AM
AA domestic US booking, infant is free. If you add through BA, they charge their standard 10% of miles.

You can even call AA in advance to add it for free, but might take some HUCAís.

Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2018, 09:07:49 AM
Anyone know if Qantas still allows a free lap child on award tickets?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: shmebeble on March 27, 2018, 09:17:50 AM
Anyone know if Qantas still allows a free lap child on award tickets?
still= did the elal bookings kill this?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 27, 2018, 09:22:09 AM
still= did the elal bookings kill this?
Has anyone gotten a quote for LY with an infant yet?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on March 27, 2018, 10:42:24 AM
Anyone know if Qantas still allows a free lap child on award tickets?
As of last week their online tool priced CX award free, I didn't try it with LY.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on April 04, 2018, 04:50:08 PM
Anyone here ever add an infant on a Aegean booking? They claim their is no charge besides around $20 in taxes. Does that make sense? Shouldn't it be 10%?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on April 04, 2018, 08:11:50 PM
Anyone here ever add an infant on a Aegean booking? They claim their is no charge besides around $20 in taxes. Does that make sense? Shouldn't it be 10%?
There's a post upthread about someone booking LH F for infant with no cost.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: beirush228 on April 09, 2018, 05:55:26 AM
According to UK LAW the APD for minors should be waived under 16. Being priced it non-the-less. Anyone have experiance with that?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on April 09, 2018, 08:10:36 AM
According to UK LAW the APD for minors should be waived under 16. Being priced it non-the-less. Anyone have experiance with that?

PUTPAC
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chff on April 09, 2018, 08:26:52 PM
According to UK LAW the APD for minors should be waived under 16. Being priced it non-the-less. Anyone have experiance with that?
Airline?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on July 17, 2018, 03:07:35 AM
united wants ten percent of the  paid fare on 2 business class reward tickets from munich to lax using mileage plus  how can I avoid that? and how can you book an infant ticket in coach and attaching it to the reservation? by booking a coach ticket for an adult and a separate for the infant and then cancelling the adult ticket and attache the lone infant ticket to the business class reservation ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on July 17, 2018, 09:38:58 AM
united wants ten percent of the  paid fare on 2 business class reward tickets from munich to lax using mileage plus  how can I avoid that? and how can you book an infant ticket in coach and attaching it to the reservation? by booking a coach ticket for an adult and a separate for the infant and then cancelling the adult ticket and attache the lone infant ticket to the business class reservation ?
Infant in business class needs a business class issued infant ticket.

What about booking your flights with Aeroplan? It will be less miles then United, but possibly more taxes (depending on which airline youíre flying for the Transatlantic flight). And infant fee is only 100 CAD in Business.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on July 19, 2018, 06:31:52 PM
Infant in business class needs a business class issued infant ticket.

What about booking your flights with Aeroplan? It will be less miles then United, but possibly more taxes (depending on which airline youíre flying for the Transatlantic flight). And infant fee is only 100 CAD in Business.
thank you but the flight is already booked on United using mileage is there any other way besides having to pay 10% of the fare on United business to pay for an infant?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Pesach on July 20, 2018, 12:40:02 PM
can someone attach his child to his business reservation and  show up to his Lufthansa international flight and they would let him go on the plane with his baby even if his baby doesn't have an eticket number and is only attached to the reservation but not ticketed
? or they would make me buy an infant ticket by checkin? also is there any way to get united to waive the 10% airfare and just charge the taxes for the infant?  and would anyone here who has a baby just attach his child to his reservation but   show up without ticketing him?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2018, 08:55:49 AM


can someone attach his child to his business reservation and  show up to his Lufthansa international flight and they would let him go on the plane with his baby even if his baby doesn't have an eticket number and is only attached to the reservation but not ticketed
? or they would make me buy an infant ticket by checkin? also is there any way to get united to waive the 10% airfare and just charge the taxes for the infant?  and would anyone here who has a baby just attach his child to his reservation but   show up without ticketing him?

In order:

No. Cannot "attach" a "baby." Can only "attach" an e-ticket, which requires a e-ticket.

Baby cannot board without an e-ticket.

No.

See answer to first question.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 08:21:24 AM
For those who I've seen written that are not comfortable putting a baby to sleep in a J seat alone while you yourself are sleeping, are you comfortable doing it in a bassinet?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on July 24, 2018, 08:26:17 AM
For those who I've seen written that are not comfortable putting a baby to sleep in a J seat alone while you yourself are sleeping, are you comfortable doing it in a bassinet?

Your daughter isnít too big to comfortably sleep in a bassinet?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 09:26:57 AM
Your daughter isnít too big to comfortably sleep in a bassinet?
I hadn't looked at the size. Thanks, now I see it isn't that big. Anyone have experience putting pillows around the kid like Dan did in his TR and then also be comfortable enough to go to sleep while your kid is sleeping? I know Dan stayed awake, but that would not be ideal for an overnight flight.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 05:09:24 PM
@Dan if you had to your YVR trip again with Rafi, what would you do differently so you could sleep on the plane? Booked 2 seats in F + lap child and co-slept?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on July 24, 2018, 07:21:42 PM
@Dan if you had to your YVR trip again with Rafi, what would you do differently so you could sleep on the plane? Booked 2 seats in F + lap child and co-slept?
Yvr isnít long enough imo to do anything special. One of you should stay up. I wouldnít cosleep w infant even in f seat...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on July 24, 2018, 07:22:13 PM
Yvr isnít long enough imo to do anything special. One of you should stay up. I wouldnít cosleep w infant even in f seat...
That being said, Iíd get 3 seats between j and f if they open
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 07:32:29 PM
That being said, Iíd get 3 seats between j and f if they open
What do you mean between J and F? Also, someone staying up only works if baby goes back to sleep at the hotel at 2am. Otherwise either 1 or both of the parents won't get good sleeps that night. A tough way to start a vacation.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on July 24, 2018, 07:34:17 PM
What do you mean between J and F? Also, someone staying up only works if baby goes back to sleep at the hotel at 2am. Otherwise either 1 or both of the parents won't get good sleeps that night. A tough way to start a vacation.
first world problems
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on July 24, 2018, 07:34:46 PM
What do you mean between J and F? Also, someone staying up only works if baby goes back to sleep at the hotel at 2am. Otherwise either 1 or both of the parents won't get good sleeps that night. A tough way to start a vacation.
Thatís the price to pay for traveling with a child. If there open between j and f Iíd split up. If the seat canít accommodate a car seat consider CARES or something like that. I wouldnít risk sleeping with kid. You could suffocate her.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 07:36:35 PM
first world problems
Isn't this whole forum?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 07:38:50 PM
Thatís the price to pay for traveling with a child. If there open between j and f Iíd split up. If the seat canít accommodate a car seat consider CARES or something like that. I wouldnít risk sleeping with kid. You could suffocate her.
I'd likely just keep us all in J even if 1 or 2 opened up in F. Problem with CARES is that if baby doesn't fall asleep in it, they won't remove it for the remainder of the flight. It's a risk because you might end up holding the baby the whole flight. However, I might still consider it to the alternative.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: EJB on July 24, 2018, 07:39:29 PM
I'd likely just keep us all in J even if 1 or 2 opened up in F. Problem with CARES is that if baby doesn't fall asleep in it, they won't remove it for the remainder of the flight. It's a risk because you might end up holding the baby the whole flight. However, I might still consider it to the alternative.
You canít use your own cares and put it on as desired?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 24, 2018, 08:26:57 PM
You canít use your own cares and put it on as desired?
From their site it appears you have to use one of theirs.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on April 12, 2019, 03:05:42 PM
Booking with SQ miles on UA metal US48 to Hawaii (or all within US48) is there any charge for lap infant?
If not, is best option to book award without infant and then add by calling UA? Or add to original itinerary with SQ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on April 15, 2019, 05:48:17 PM
Booking with SQ miles on UA metal US48 to Hawaii (or all within US48) is there any charge for lap infant?
If not, is best option to book award without infant and then add by calling UA? Or add to original itinerary with SQ?
If you add with UA it will be free. Not sure with SQ
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on April 15, 2019, 06:10:19 PM
If you add with UA it will be free. Not sure with SQ
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jomaster28 on May 04, 2019, 09:22:15 PM
Looking to buy a Business class ticket using UA for a Swiss biz class ticket from TLV to JFK. Does Swiss let children under 2 sit in Biz class? If so, what would they charge?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 04, 2019, 09:34:55 PM
Looking to buy a Business class ticket using UA for a Swiss biz class ticket from TLV to JFK. Does Swiss let children under 2 sit in Biz class? If so, what would they charge?
10% of published fare. Book with AC for 100 CAD if possible.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 04, 2019, 09:47:21 PM
10% of published fare. Book with AC for 100 CAD if possible.
Or A3 they dont charge at all?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 04, 2019, 09:51:45 PM
Or A3 they dont charge at all?
YQ...besides that its harder to come by
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jomaster28 on May 04, 2019, 10:53:36 PM
Or A3 they dont charge at all?

Problem is itís united miles that I will be using.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jomaster28 on May 04, 2019, 10:54:39 PM
YQ...besides that its harder to come by

YQ?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 04, 2019, 10:57:41 PM


Problem is itís united miles that I will be using.
10% it is.
YQ?
Fuel Surcharges.
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jomaster28 on May 05, 2019, 06:41:57 AM
10% it is

And that would be 10% of the base fare in business class or do they go off of economy class?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on May 05, 2019, 09:01:45 AM
And that would be 10% of the base fare in business class or do they go off of economy class?
The class you're flying.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on June 05, 2019, 09:44:00 AM
If I book a business award from QF on a LY flight, who will issue the lap infant ticket and what's the fare?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on June 05, 2019, 12:00:24 PM
If I book a business award from QF on a LY flight, who will issue the lap infant ticket and what's the fare?
QF for free
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on June 05, 2019, 06:42:46 PM
QF for free
Thanks
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ah giten on June 05, 2019, 10:05:18 PM
Anyone know if Qantas still allows a free lap child on award tickets?
anybody know? wanna book LY metal with qantas.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on June 05, 2019, 10:12:19 PM
anybody know? wanna book LY metal with qantas.
read 2 posts up
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yelped on June 05, 2019, 10:12:48 PM
anybody know? wanna book LY metal with qantas.
Look up at the post right above yours.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ah giten on June 05, 2019, 10:14:19 PM
LOL. sorry for that. a search didn't pull it up.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 16, 2019, 02:11:42 AM
Booked international award ticket using SQ miles on UA metal.
Trying to add infant in arms.
United says they cannot do it because they did not issue the ticket.
Singapore says they cannot do it because they have no way to price it.
I have called both airlines multiple times.
My understanding is that SQ needs to issue this infant ticket at 10% of the regular adult fare.
HUCA has so far not helped. I even got the base fare from United and passed on that information to SQ. They still can't seem to book it.
Any advice or experience???
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on June 16, 2019, 03:17:17 AM
Booked international award ticket using SQ miles on UA metal.
Trying to add infant in arms.
United says they cannot do it because they did not issue the ticket.
Singapore says they cannot do it because they have no way to price it.
I have called both airlines multiple times.
My understanding is that SQ needs to issue this infant ticket at 10% of the regular adult fare.
HUCA has so far not helped. I even got the base fare from United and passed on that information to SQ. They still can't seem to book it.
Any advice or experience???
Both can do it with enough pushing. Can also get a travel agent to issue it and call united to associate to your booking. Alternatively go in to the airport an hour earlier and buy the ticket at the counter.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: confu on June 16, 2019, 07:50:13 AM
Both can do it with enough pushing. Can also get a travel agent to issue it and call united to associate to your booking. Alternatively go in to the airport an hour earlier and buy the ticket at the counter.
+1
I had the same thing with NH Miles on UA metal that neither could book, even after conferencing the 2 airlines on one call.
I ended up booking a dummy booking with a travel agent (found here on DDF :) and adding the infant to that ticket. I then called united and ask them to attach the infant to my ticket. At which point they said "oh no sir WE need to issue the infant ticket" so they did and we canceled the original infant ticket. (if you do this, make sure to tip your TA).
As a DP I tried to do tje same thing myself without a TA and was unsucessful 
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 16, 2019, 11:01:49 AM
I tried to get each one to initiate a conference call. Neither would do so, although both said they would gladly talk to the other if called...
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: confu on June 16, 2019, 01:22:55 PM
I tried to get each one to initiate a conference call. Neither would do so, although both said they would gladly talk to the other if called...
united did it quite willingly for me, but it turned out to be a waste of time... (albeit with some humorous value)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on June 16, 2019, 01:41:41 PM
I tried to get each one to initiate a conference call. Neither would do so, although both said they would gladly talk to the other if called...
Ask the UA agent to create a ghost ticket, then add the infant on it and then put the infant on your ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 16, 2019, 02:01:43 PM
Fifth HUCA with UA worked! Still waiting for the email, but got confirmation code and cc billed.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on June 16, 2019, 02:08:51 PM
Fifth HUCA with UA worked! Still waiting for the email, but got confirmation code and cc billed.
Glad it worked.
Some cc you can see the PNR once posted.
Stick with AC in the future.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: confu on June 17, 2019, 02:00:21 PM
Ask the UA agent to create a ghost ticket, then add the infant on it and then put the infant on your ticket.

Fifth HUCA with UA worked! Still waiting for the email, but got confirmation code and cc billed.
If they made you a ghost ticket to book it, and then "attached" it I would advise you keep track and make sure your infant ticket does not disappear after the ghost is cancelled.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 17, 2019, 02:16:32 PM
If they made you a ghost ticket to book it, and then "attached" it I would advise you keep track and make sure your infant ticket does not disappear after the ghost is cancelled.
Update:
The infant is ticketed.
They (UA) created a separate PNR for the infant.
Then, once ticketed (about 12 hours later), the infant was merged onto the adult PNR.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: confu on June 17, 2019, 04:13:11 PM
Update:
The infant is ticketed.
They (UA) created a separate PNR for the infant.
Then, once ticketed (about 12 hours later), the infant was merged onto the adult PNR.
Can i ask when you are flying? UA only ticketed my infant a few days before the flight, and I'm wondering if that is across the board
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 17, 2019, 04:14:47 PM
Ticketed about 30 hours before the flight, but only purchased adult ticket about 5 days out.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 24, 2019, 04:34:10 PM
Just another data point on another award ticket using SQ miles on Star Alliance metal (in this case a mix of LX and UA with UA as overwater carrier. SQ again could not book an infant ticket because they could not find a base fare. UA agent was able to do it pretty easily once I insisted that SQ could in no way do it.

So, it seems SQ cannot issue Star Alliance infant tickets for their award tickets (unless perhaps SQ is part of the itinerary)...

Any data points of successful SQ issued infant tickets for *A flights?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on June 27, 2019, 08:04:03 AM
Just another data point on another award ticket using SQ miles on Star Alliance metal (in this case a mix of LX and UA with UA as overwater carrier. SQ again could not book an infant ticket because they could not find a base fare. UA agent was able to do it pretty easily once I insisted that SQ could in no way do it.

So, it seems SQ cannot issue Star Alliance infant tickets for their award tickets (unless perhaps SQ is part of the itinerary)...

Any data points of successful SQ issued infant tickets for *A flights?
Ive had SQ quote me infant ticket for TK metal.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 27, 2019, 10:48:14 AM
Ive had SQ quote me infant ticket for TK metal.
Were they able to actually issue it? Did it include any SQ legs?
I am guessing that it depends on whether their ticketing office can sell a cash ticket. Maybe some routes/airlines are in their system and others aren't.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yitrap on June 27, 2019, 11:02:49 AM
Was entirely TK. Anything they can ticket as an award they can ticket as revenue
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: leaf on June 27, 2019, 11:18:46 AM
Was entirely TK. Anything they can ticket as an award they can ticket as revenue
That's true in theory.
I'm looking for data points on issued tickets. Did they quote you or actually issue the ticket?
And when was this?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 27, 2019, 11:40:59 AM
anyone know what EK charges for lap infant in J?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mosbog on August 22, 2019, 10:01:36 PM
Does anyone know about booking United metal infant award through Aeroplan. United agents are telling me that aeroplan did not issue the ticket correctly, Aeroplan says they did. I searched the thread and found another case like this. Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on August 23, 2019, 06:17:12 AM
Does anyone know about booking United metal infant award through Aeroplan. United agents are telling me that aeroplan did not issue the ticket correctly, Aeroplan says they did. I searched the thread and found another case like this. Any advice would be appreciated.
I don't know about your particular issue but it's free to cancel the infant with Aeroplan. Cancel the infant, get refunded and book it again. If there's another adult with you, try to put the infant under the 2nd adult's ticket.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on August 23, 2019, 08:29:30 AM
Does anyone know about booking United metal infant award through Aeroplan. United agents are telling me that aeroplan did not issue the ticket correctly, Aeroplan says they did. I searched the thread and found another case like this. Any advice would be appreciated.
Did you get an email from Aeroplan with the infant eticket information?

Iíve seen where they added the infant name, but didnít actually process the ticket (causing issues).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mosbog on August 23, 2019, 12:57:37 PM
Did you get an email from Aeroplan with the infant eticket information?

Iíve seen where they added the infant name, but didnít actually process the ticket (causing issues).
Yes I have a ticket number for infant. I guess Iíll try cancelling and rebooking
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: chff on August 23, 2019, 01:05:24 PM
Yes I have a ticket number for infant. I guess Iíll try cancelling and rebooking
Ticket number doesn't always transmit. If you have a ticket number provide that to UA they should attach
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mosbog on August 23, 2019, 02:34:06 PM
So I called back United again just to see if anything changed. The rep told me that she sees the lap infant on reservation but she mentioned it was booked differently than United would book it. So infant is not attached to a specific adult but heís on the reservation. Will that be a problem that heís not attached to an adult?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: ukinny on November 04, 2019, 03:00:58 PM
Hi everybody,

I would like to book my wife a business class seat from Europe to NYC on BA for next July. I can use either 75k QF miles or 61k CX miles to book the BA flight (my pref is on CX as the miles are expiring early next year). My question then is, which of those two programs should I use in order to get the lowest cost lap infant ticket booked? or does it not make a difference as I ought to call BA? As this will be the first ever lap infant award I am booking (yay!) this is a wholly new world for me. Cheers!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: KSMH on November 04, 2019, 03:27:55 PM
Hi everybody,

I would like to book my wife a business class seat from Europe to NYC on BA for next July. I can use either 75k QF miles or 61k CX miles to book the BA flight (my pref is on CX as the miles are expiring early next year). My question then is, which of those two programs should I use in order to get the lowest cost lap infant ticket booked? or does it not make a difference as I ought to call BA? As this will be the first ever lap infant award I am booking (yay!) this is a wholly new world for me. Cheers!
They both claim to charge 10% miles [cxcan be  up 2 25%] the question is what taxes and fees are added for the infant.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on November 04, 2019, 04:08:31 PM
They both claim to charge 10% miles [cxcan be  up 2 25%] the question is what taxes and fees are added for the infant.
Isn't the 10% miles only when booking with ba?
Qf should be only taxes. Maybe I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: SOS on November 19, 2019, 10:01:52 PM
Does anyone know what flying blue / KLM charges for an infant on delta metal jfk to tlv?

You'll call in after ticket purchase. it will be about $100/$170
I'm assuming I should call flying blue and not Delta?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on November 19, 2019, 10:57:34 PM
Does anyone know what flying blue / KLM charges for an infant on delta metal jfk to tlv?
I'm assuming I should call flying blue and not Delta?
10% of published (possibly with some extra taxes)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eemmeemm on November 20, 2019, 12:19:48 AM
I think that Flying Blue allows infants only on AF / KLM flights
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: flyingace on November 20, 2019, 08:28:41 AM
I think that Flying Blue allows infants only on AF / KLM flights
Not in my experience.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on November 21, 2019, 09:43:33 PM
Not in my experience.
+1, booked on dl to the Bahamas. They made me pay only taxes as they consider it domestic. I did spend an hour+ over the phone to get it done.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: eemmeemm on November 23, 2019, 08:00:36 PM
+1, booked on dl to the Bahamas. They made me pay only taxes as they consider it domestic. I did spend an hour+ over the phone to get it done.

Just to close the loop, for Delta flight on they charge 10% of the cash price of the ticket. If you book only one way, this can get expensive. Ended up purchasing two award seats instead (one for the infant).
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: israshot on November 23, 2019, 08:02:36 PM
Just to close the loop, for Delta flight on they charge 10% of the cash price of the ticket. If you book only one way, this can get expensive. Ended up purchasing two award seats instead (one for the infant).
You can book a RT award ticket, add infant, than cancel way back.
Delta domestic shouldn't be 10% though, you can just add infant at check in iirc.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yossig on February 17, 2020, 12:25:03 PM
How do I book an infant on AAdvantage domestic?
Call and add?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: as2 on February 17, 2020, 12:29:21 PM
How do I book an infant on AAdvantage domestic?
Call and add?
It's free. Add on the phone or at airport.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yossig on February 17, 2020, 01:03:45 PM
It's free. Add on the phone or at airport.
thanks!
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: tmendy226 on February 18, 2020, 10:40:38 AM
It's free. Add on the phone or at airport.

Def call in advance. can save some unnecessary headaches.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 18, 2020, 10:54:16 AM
Def call in advance. can save some unnecessary headaches.
they make me checkin at desk with infant anyway, never had any issues adding them there.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: as2 on February 18, 2020, 11:19:58 AM
Def call in advance. can save some unnecessary headaches.
What makes you say that? While obviously there is less risk doing it earlier, but


they make me checkin at desk with infant anyway, never had any issues adding them there.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yochai on June 03, 2020, 03:30:10 PM
I booked a FB OW international award on DL metal. What are my best options to add an infant? Call FB or DL to add the infant, or book a RT revenue with an adult and then cancel the adult?
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: yochai on June 04, 2020, 10:30:21 PM
I booked a FB OW international award on DL metal. What are my best options to add an infant? Call FB or DL to add the infant, or book a RT revenue with an adult and then cancel the adult?
Bump
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 04, 2020, 10:40:07 PM
I booked a FB OW international award on DL metal. What are my best options to add an infant? Call FB or DL to add the infant, or book a RT revenue with an adult and then cancel the adult?
Iirc u have to add thru FB, not sure about the 2nd q
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: mdv on June 09, 2020, 03:32:57 PM
If im looking at using flying blue to book on af lax to ppt and im finding availability for 64k (which is the lowest saver rate -i believe they just raised it from 62.5k ) plus $211. That dollar amount does not match any of the numbers on ita matrix which is showing $14 for yq $500 for yr and 2 other small taxes. My questions are A. Why doesn't it match matrix(when i priced the same flight with korean it did match matrix )and B. If i would want to book infant on this route it would be 10% of lowest published cash fare plus $211 or plus 500+ from matrix?
Additionally if anyone happens to know how much dl would charge for an infant on this route (they charge 100k plus 5.60 no yq but does that mean no yq on infant as well?)
Tia
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: arye her on June 17, 2020, 04:17:00 PM
anyone know how much Turkish charges for an infant booked with miles for a united flight (international)
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 17, 2020, 04:27:39 PM
anyone know how much Turkish charges for an infant booked with miles for a united flight (international)
iirc 10% of adult fare
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: jewdkoff on June 23, 2020, 10:02:26 PM
anyone know how much Turkish charges for an infant booked with miles for a united flight (international)
It seems like it's 10% miles if you book online and 10% cash if you add it later. Struggling with this now.
Title: Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on June 24, 2020, 02:25:39 AM
It seems like it's 10% miles if you book online and 10% cash if you add it later. Struggling with this now.
10% of miles at time of booking. After that it's 10% of Rev.
TK is awful when it comes to adding infant, I'd suggest just booking the infant separately.