Baby due mid November, and we would like to spend Xmas in Scotland with family (we are in London), but wondering how to book a flight as even though you only pay a nominal charge with most airlines for under twos am sure they ask for name and DOB of baby, neither of which we know yet obvioulsy. Figure if we leave it till end of November it will be very expensive.
Anyone done this before??? I know some airlines let you change passenger details after booking but usually charge for this.
We did this a few years ago with Emirates. Were booking longhaul for when DS would have been 6 weeks old but wanted to book in advance as had fixed dates and was peak time. We did manage to do it and just had to phone up and provide date of birth and name etc when he was born. This was however Emirates, a pretty good airline, not sure if any of the cheaper airlines would be so accommodating.
We did this with Air Malta who advised us to book our flights asap and then phone when our baby was born and buy the extra flight later on. For some reason, even though we didnt buy a seat for DS, they gave DS a business class boarding pass (our tickets were economy) so we all ended up in business class. Hurrah for DS!