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Flying with a two year old
1980cat · 26/01/2006 13:40
I've just got home from picking up my tickets for going on holiday next month and have realised why the holiday was so cheap. The stupid travel agent has put my daughter down as a infant despite me telling her she was 2. She has only recently turned two and is small anyway so doesn't look like she is two yet so that won't be a problem but her DOB is on her passport.
Has anyone else taken a 2 year on a flight with an infant ticket or am I going to have to get them to change it which will cost a fortune and proably mean I'll have to cancel the holiday as I can only just afford it at the moment.
LIZS · 26/01/2006 19:54
It may not cost as much as you fear though. Think you should own up as think it is against airline regulations for her not to have an allocated seat. They may well notice at check-in anyway in which case it would be too late to cancel or even worse on your return flight and you could get left stranded. Wasn't it clear from your confirmation statement ?
bobbybobbobbingalong · 27/01/2006 04:17
I had the opposite - paid for a child seat and got an infant boarding pass. When I asked for a seat and pointed out that my son was nearly 3, she almost sounded like she thought I was trying it on.
Then she checked, found his booking, issued him a seat and then asked me where my infant was!
1980cat · 27/01/2006 10:08
The only reaon I actually checked the tickets yesterday was when I asked the girl when I picked them up what luggage allowance she would get now that she was 2 she said oh it says she doesn't get any and then just gave me the tickets. She never clicked that there was a problem either.
1980cat · 27/01/2006 21:27
The ticket for her cost the same as ours as they had no child tickets for the flight also had to pay for her tranfsers and fuel surchange(why is this an extra obviously they know your going to fly on a plane and that its going to use fuel). Will sit down tomorrow and write a long letter of complaint. Not really want anything but just to let them know that the girls selling us the holiday needs to be more careful.
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