Am supposed to be flying to Italy tomorrow at 6.30am with two sons and husband. Only just checked passports and 5 yr old's passport expired in jan 14.
Don't know what to do. We are going to go on our first skiing holiday with the kids. Not sure whether DH should take DS1 and leave me to try for emergency passport on Monday then fly out separately and then get new flights and bus and train tickets to get out on Tues. But this will probably add another 1.5k and we were trying to do this on the cheap (hah).
Alternativelly adopt the 'all for one, one for all' approach and just give up, find a b&b in the uk and just all be together on a beach in cornwall or something.
A renewal may well take a few days to arrange so I doubt very much you would even fly out on Tuesday of this week. Even fast tracking it (the premium 4 hour service is NOT available for child renewals) will take a week.
Did you book this through a travel agent or direct with the airline?. Airline will say no because they will not allow your son to travel on an expired passport. They would be fined for doing so.