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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #45 on: April 03, 2011, 02:20:50 AM »
I will be flying domestically and my child is turning 2 before the return. I know the airline may SAY I need to purchase a 1 way return for him, but how will they know he is 2? Will I need to present any ID to prove his age on the way there - and hence be unable to put him on my lap on the way back, or can I wing it free both ways without showing any ID??
That's actually a very good question!
You better not get caught though...
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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #46 on: April 03, 2011, 02:24:34 AM »
That's actually a very good question!
You better not get caught though...
If I don't bring/present any ID, how can they 'catch me'? On the way in I would have the same chances of being asked as on the way out. I've seen online that they sometimes require ID to prove that he's an infant. But if I don't have ID on me will they refuse to let the infant on? Does anyone have experience with this?

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #47 on: April 03, 2011, 07:41:33 AM »
Personal experience regarding this, and perhaps an idea for those who like living on the edge:
Two years ago, I had a flight on UA which involved both a domestic and international leg.
My child was turning two before the return flight, and my travel agent was not being given clear guidance from UA regarding how to issue the ticket. So, he advised us to purchase a return infant fare (as opposed to a child fare), and worry about any problems if and when they cropped up.
When we checked in on the first segement of our return flight, the domestic segment, we had to show our passports to the agent, being that it was connecting to an international flight. The check-in agent didn't say a word about my child's age, (I have no idea if she noticed the date or not,) and checked us all in, no problem.
At our connection point, we had to show our passports again in order to board the international segment. The agent noticed the date and sternly told us that that we needed a child ticket. With that, she warned us that "next time" we won't be as lucky, and she let us through.
[Ah, that proverbial "next time"; I hear alot about it when flying!  :) ]
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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #48 on: April 03, 2011, 08:15:00 AM »
I am pretty sure that no matter what u need to present Id in order to get onto the plane

Am I wrong??

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #49 on: April 03, 2011, 10:01:45 AM »
dead wrong

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2011, 10:27:55 AM »
Wrong.
BUT... in most cases when you do the booking, the baby has to be on it and thats where they ask you for the age.
So basically if you want get out of having to show ID, you have to lie about the baby's age and risk getting caught...
(I heard more than one story where airport agents required certain passengers to get additional documentation faxed over in order to let them onto the flight...)
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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2011, 11:29:38 AM »
So basically if you want get out of having to show ID, you have to lie about the baby's age and risk getting caught...
At least someone is willing to call it what it is.

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2011, 10:56:28 PM »
dead wrong
have you ever done it?
 because i have and every time they ask me for id for the infant

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2011, 11:45:05 PM »
have you ever done it?
 because i have and every time they ask me for id for the infant

I've flown dozens of times with an infant and have never been asked for ID when flying domestically.  Sometimes they ask for the birthdate sometimes not.

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2011, 02:10:07 AM »
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2011, 04:03:19 AM »
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?
AMEX ;) lol

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Re: Infant Travel
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2011, 01:51:39 PM »
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?

birth certificate, insurance card (some have birthdate)

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traveling with infant
« Reply #57 on: July 28, 2011, 11:12:56 AM »
I just need some advice on traveling with infant. my child is 6 months old

when touring through europe do you think it is enough to bring a umbrella stroller or should i get a sling too like a baby bjorn

any advice from parents who traveled with kids

thank you

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #58 on: July 28, 2011, 11:22:02 AM »
Did this really need a new thread? There are quite a few threads discussing this already (truth is had you searched you may not have found this post necessary).

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #59 on: July 28, 2011, 11:29:12 AM »
i apologize if that is the way you feel but i though it would be good to have a thread for infants especially know that dan has a baby and he can also use the advice :)