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Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« on: July 15, 2010, 12:19:54 PM »
It used to be common knowledge that an infant in lap was always free. However recently I have heard, (and confirmed on Delta) that an infant in lap, at least in F/C, can cost a few hundred dollars. I've heard anywhere from $200 to 20% of the would-be fare, which on a $4,500 F/C ticket booked with miles, 20% is $900.

Can anyone state their experience with IiL (Infants in Laps - my own term)?
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 12:34:33 PM »
On my 125K US booked mileage ticket I added an infant in a failed attempt to extend the hold.
I was told the taxes would be 10% of the paid $17,500 fare, so about $1,750.
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 12:38:01 PM »
Always free domestically.

In business, on LH and LX we paid about $560 RT for ORD-TLV.

Flying RT ORD-YOW on AC using ANA miles it was $13 in coach

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 12:55:34 PM »
flying elal it was 10% of the price of the ticket had we paid.

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 12:57:03 PM »
Tell me what miles you are using. Please note this has been covered in a other threat quite extensive

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 01:04:11 PM »
On a paid CO ticket it is 10% of the going price (internationally).

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 01:19:14 PM »
Us airways 10% of the officially paid fare
Miles and more only airport tax
Air canada 100 dollars flat fee
Bmi only tax

If you fly f or business and have to pay 10% it can be very expensive. So you should calculate this in advance if flying with a inf. what miles to use

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 01:21:47 PM »
Us airways 10% of the officially paid fare
Miles and more only airport tax
Air canada 100 dollars flat fee
Bmi only tax

If you fly f or business and have to pay 10% it can be very expensive. So you should calculate this in advance if flying with a inf. what miles to use
Great info!

What about UA?
« Last Edit: July 15, 2010, 01:32:11 PM by Dan »
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 01:28:24 PM »
On Elal they forced us to pay 10% of a full fare one way business class $350. I had biz one way tickets through AA mileage. On the way back I found someone in coach on my flight and added the baby to their reservation and only paid 10% of that $90.
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 01:32:38 PM »
On Elal they forced us to pay 10% of a full fare one way business class $350. I had biz one way tickets through AA mileage. On the way back I found someone in coach on my flight and added the baby to their reservation and only paid 10% of that $90.
Nicely done!
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2010, 01:34:20 PM »
Thats a good idea that can end up really bad. If you have a FA thats exact, he will see that you have no infant that should sit in your lap, as its not added to you. Why would they let him "scream" in business class then? They could demand that the baby fly in coach with the other people. Not a geshmake situation

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2010, 02:07:11 PM »
Thats a good idea that can end up really bad. If you have a FA thats exact, he will see that you have no infant that should sit in your lap, as its not added to you. Why would they let him "scream" in business class then? They could demand that the baby fly in coach with the other people. Not a geshmake situation

Do you not get some sort of ticket or at least a receipt for the infant?
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2010, 02:15:11 PM »
Do you not get some sort of ticket or at least a receipt for the infant?
That would be worse as it says that the baby doesn't belong in business.

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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2010, 02:15:12 PM »
Do you not get some sort of ticket or at least a receipt for the infant?

I got a separate ticket for the baby. It really worked out well because there were no basinets left in coach but they gave the basinet in business. 
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Re: Travelling with an infant on an award or paid ticket
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2010, 02:16:40 PM »
That would be worse as it says that the baby doesn't belong in business.
I don't think they care once there's a ticket for the infant.  It's not like the baby is taking up a seat or eating a meal.
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