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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #735 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.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #736 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).

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.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #737 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!
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #738 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, that’s around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage would’ve been 82.5k for the one way, but infant fee would be 100 CAD ($80 USD).
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #739 on: January 21, 2018, 01:33:58 PM »
Yes, that’s around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage would’ve 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.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #740 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 you’d have to hope availability waits for you (1-2 days), or be flexible on travel dates (unless you already have points there).
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #741 on: January 21, 2018, 01:39:57 PM »
FTFY

Thing is, ANA is not an instant transfer, so you’d 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.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #742 on: January 21, 2018, 02:21:45 PM »
Yes, that’s around 10% of published (standard infant rate).

If you had booked this via AC (Aeroplan), mileage would’ve 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!
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #743 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 can’t book as OW’s, you need to pay the full Business class price per person round trip (IINM).
Actually, although you can’t book 1 ways, you can pay 1 way pricing per direction (average of business and economy) on a round trip.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #744 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.
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #745 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?
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #746 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.

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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #747 on: January 21, 2018, 04:09:44 PM »
Yup. I did it when I booked UA flights with another partner.
And it was 10%?
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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #748 on: January 21, 2018, 04:11:16 PM »
And it was 10%?

Of the cash price, yes.

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Re: Infant On Reward Ticket Master Thread
« Reply #749 on: January 21, 2018, 04:12:55 PM »
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