traveling with children

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    Do they always charge for 2 year olds?

    Hello, Got some mates from regional WA who were on holidays over east and got stuck due to Covid for the last 3 months :( During this time they had a toddler turn 2. Flight prices are now double the price of the tickets they had to return previously (adding in the extra ticket for a 2YO...
  2. Matt_01

    Hong Kong and China with a child – An Ocean Park, Science, another Disney and a very crowded China

    I am still playing catch up on some trip reports and this time it was Hong Kong and then Beijing. This written post trip and we were not in Hong Kong during the recent events. As this report is belated I have cut it down to some of the main parts of the trip. Additionally although not planned as...
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    Child Safety Harness

    Hi there Any members flown in Premium Economy with SIA with a child under 3 ? I appreciate that a CARES harness is required but I’m curious as to how it’s fitted with a Premium Economy seat. Appreciate your help Cheers
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    Qantas Melbourne First Lounge Access for Wife and Child

    Hi all, I see lots of people have posted questions about access to the Qantas first lounge in the past but I was hoping someone might have experience with this. This is my first time travelling First with Qantas and my wife and I are taking turns. I'm flying Melbourne to Singapore in First...
  5. mrsterryn

    Sydney pick up with child seat

    Looking for a service to pick up son Dil and grandson from Sydney international. Husband and I usually use the blue Mercedes :) Thanks :)
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    Bassinet Questions

    First time VA flyer, first time parent. Flying is second nature (1M+ BIS miles); parenting is not. My wife and I might be insane, but we're taking our then-to-be 8 1/2 month old to Melbourne for Christmas, flying VA LAX-MEL in Premium Economy. It's a 777. We have confirmed bulkhead seats, and...
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    Portable child booster seats for hire car and on the plane

    We have a 6 and 2 year old kids, and wil be travelling to Hawaii, Sydney and Malaysia soon. We will be hiring a car and taking taxis for most places. What did others do for child / booster seats for the hire car and on the plane? Also I heard we cannot take normal taxis in Sydney? I was...
  8. futaris

    Virgin Australia 50% off Kids Sale

    Virgin Australia On Sale
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    Unaccompanied minors on QF International

    I was wondering if anyone had experience in sending children unaccompanied overseas on an international flight? I've read all about the QF policy and requirements but was keen to hear anyone's personal experiences about the whole process. Thanks!
  10. Matt_01

    Singapore with a child and a Mother-in-Law – Zoos, Science, Super Trees and an Island (Belated)

    This time we are off to SIN and once again main focus is on traveling with children. Somewhere in the planning my mother-in-law got included with the cost coming from us. The journey started from 2 different locations, I went from MEL on EK and the others flew the following day from ADL on SQ...
  11. Lynda2475

    JAL Introduces Child Icon on Seat map

    So JAL will for flights booked directly with them indicate on the seat map where a child is sitting to allow those without kids to potentially avoid sitting next to a screaming baby or toddler...
  12. Matt_01

    The US and CA with a child – history, waterfalls, big cities, woods, jail and another Disney (belated)

    This time to Boston, Niagara Falls, Quebec City, NYC, San Francisco and LA. Tea parties, kids museums, waterfalls, snow, aquariums, parks, American Girl, American Girl, and more American Girl, Beverly Hills, and another Disney checked off the list. Again this report will have a focus on...
  13. Matt_01

    Japan with a child - Disney, robots, zoos, miniature cities, samurai parks, and a festival (belated)

    On the back of this thread Writing your trip reports I have decided to finally post some old trip reports. They will be focused on travelling with kid(s) and providing a few photos of kids activities, aircraft travel and hotels. As these are family trips and wherever possible have tried to cut...
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    AA Award Flight on Qantas - Cost of Infant ticket 10%

    Hi, I have booked an American award ticket on Qantas business from MEL->SIN in Jan 2020. Now I need to add an infant ticket to the booking. Using their SMS service Qantas was happy to add the infant lap ticket to the booking but wanted to charge me 10% of the business fare. Does this sound...
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    Fairmont Singapore: advice staying with an infant?

    Hi there, My family and I are staying at Fairmont Singapore in a couple weeks and hubby is a member.... low tier still. Approx 12k points We’ve been booked into a deluxe king, and wanted to get thoughts on room type best for our infant. There are 4 of us (2 ad, 1 ch, 1 inf). We’ve stayed...
  16. O

    kids fares internationally ? USE BY date ?

    with all the incredible airfare deals around, wonder if kids fares(generally 25% for 2-11s & less in taxes/charges) will disappear soon. To me, it seems a lot like servos that advertise E10 fuel cheap, but if you want higher octane, you usually pay a lot more. So why do airlines offer $750...
  17. L

    Taking baby into lounge with a free Credit card lounge pass

    So looking at using a credit card pass to get into the qantas domestic lounge, myself and a baby (1). Does qantas let you in with a baby as i saw somewhere you cant bring children on these passes?? Expecting a 1 year old to pay entry (or use a pass) seems rather harsh when its no like they...
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    Royal Brunei charging for Bassinets

    Hi all, my family and I (2xAd1x2-12,1x6mth old) are traveling to London later this year with Royal Brunei. When I requested a seat with a bassinet we were told that we had to pay extra to be seated against the bulkhead for our infant to use it - an additional $400AUD in economy. Has anyone...
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    when did VA reduce kids age from under 12 to under 11 ?

    got a 4th July sale email or link from somewhere & while looking, noticed kids classed as 2-10 years, not 2-11 years. See screenshot below. Link is but just noticed the main VA website still shows 2-11 years. Must just be some...
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    Travelling with wife and child- best seating options on QF400

    Happy Friday all! I’m flying QF400 Mel-Syd on the A330 and I’m taking my wife and toddler along as it’s a weeklong work trip. We are all flying business as it happens that only business reward seats were available. They’re in the middle seats on Row 7 - which seat would I be best in to be...