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Booking a holiday for August but no idea about baby...

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Letmeeatcakecakecake Tue 06-Jan-15 11:39:31


I'm just wondering if anyone knows how this works.

I'm due end of April, so obviously don't know the babies name, sex and DOB.

I would like to book a holiday abroad for end of August but I'm not sure if I need to wait until the baby is born?

Does anyone have any experience of this?

Bondy83 Tue 06-Jan-15 11:45:47

I booked flights with Ryanair a few weeks ago they said to enter baby name as unborn surname and put yesterday's date as dob then to ring up after baby is born to amend name and dob and they'll do this free of charge. If Ryanair do this then I'm. Sure it'll be same for most airlines

SoupDragon Tue 06-Jan-15 11:47:27

I think DS1 was once booked as Infant Dragon as he was unborn at the time of booking. We (or rather XH) phoned and added his details later.

Letmeeatcakecakecake Tue 06-Jan-15 11:48:00

Thank you! It's not like they need a seat anyway! X

Artandco Tue 06-Jan-15 13:56:42

Needing a seat depends on flight length imo. Short haul as babies I sat them on my lap, but long haul I booked own seat for baby as could then take car seat on for them to sleep in ( and I could sleep easier also)

Letmeeatcakecakecake Tue 06-Jan-15 14:47:10

It would just be a short haul flight, probably somewhere like Ibiza! Xx

bagofsnakes Tue 06-Jan-15 18:58:40

I booked a short and a long haul flight before DS was born and I've just booked a long haul before DC2 is born. With DS I just called the airline and added him to the booking after he was born. I'll do the same with this baby. Check the airline website, they should have a section on booking for an infant that is not yet born. You're right, for short haul you won't need a seat for baby. Good to see that you're going ahead and booking it; lots of people I speak to seem very wary of flying with babies and toddlers but it's really not that difficult if you plan and prepare a bit... ok, by a bit I mean a lot smile but still, it's really fine.

EllieBuffalo Tue 06-Jan-15 21:04:56

We booked a holiday when I was pg. We entered it as Baby Buffalo but it requested a title, as we didn't know the sex and didn't want to select the wrong one I chose 'Dr' - hopefully it'll set our DC up for greatness grin

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