traveling with children

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  1. 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...
  2. B

    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...
  3. N

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. H

    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...
  7. O

    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 https://flights.virginaustralia.com/en-au/flights-to-new-york but just noticed the main VA website still shows 2-11 years. Must just be some...
  8. A

    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...
  9. blackcat20

    Miss TomCat Flies First

    After months of anticipation, our big trip is almost upon us. While it won't be the little Miss' first flight, it will be her first time in First class. She's already knocked over two trips, including one across the ditch. We originally planned to book EK to Chicago but availability dried up a...
  10. W

    Help, we have a seating situation with baby

    We are doing our first flight with our new infant on Fri 23 Aug, AC38, Melbourne to Vancouver. Unfortunately all the infant bassinet seats were booked out except for 1 seat. So my husband has to sit somewhere else! We are very nervous about this situation. I already called the airline but they...
  11. Pushka

    Baby and an Award booking.

    Help please. I’m sure this has been answered but I’d like to check again. I’m making an Award booking for my DIL into Manchester for November in J. Her baby is due in August. So, how do I go about this. No gender nor name is known, well, not to me anyway. So help please? Maybe I should call and...
  12. D

    Car seats for kids - opinions

    Hi, folks, I'm after some opinions on whether or not it's worth dragging car seats onto the plane to use when flying with kids. We have 3yo (as of a couple of days ago) twins and are heading from Brisbane down to Melbourne & surrounds for a holiday at the end of the week. We're flying VA down...
  13. drron

    Baby dies on flight to Perth.

    A 2 month old baby died on Air Asia to Perth. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-22/passenger-tells-how-baby-died-on-airasia-flight-to-perth/11035686
  14. AisleSeat

    Best way of keeping a minors account active without flying?

    Not a concern for me at the moment, but I had a thought just now. What is the best way of keeping a minors account active if they don't fly for 18 months? Would logging in through QF Mall with my daughters account to buy something from a store using my CC work?
  15. 3

    Minor BA16 drama as oxygen masks drop

    Passengers’ fear as oxygen masks drop on British Airways flight British Airways passengers were left terrified after a pilot blunder led to the oxygen masks dropping mid-flight. Flight BA16 was travelling from Singapore to London when, two hours into the flight, problems began to occur...
  16. Flying Fox

    Kids Travel Different Class - When?

    Hello Brains Trust I have twins boys who are now 12 yrs old. They are well behaved (but do argue with each other as kids do) and have no problems with going out to dinner and behaving, traveling with us and behaving etc. They are polite and well mannered (I know that I'm starting to sound like...
  17. T

    Where is my child?

    https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/where-is-my-child-family-demands-answers-after-boy-spends-night-in-melbourne-airport-storeroom-20190320-p515ni.html Severe storms on the east coast of Australia has resulted in a Virgin Australia flight from SYD - BNE being diverted to Melbourne...
  18. Drakecula

    Plane turned around as mother forgets baby at boarding gate

    I'm sure I've forgotten things before flights before, and maybe I've accidentally left things behind, but a baby?! Luckily she quickly realised and the plane could turn around not too long after take off, but oops! Flight forced to turn around after mother forgets baby
  19. T

    Children's meal on QF Domestic

    Does QF load (on request) children's meals for domestic flights? If the flight in question only offers a refreshment service, is there a children's version? BTW, I'm not expecting much and my toddler can tolerate (usually) an adult meal/snack in most cases... Thanks
  20. Mrmaxwell

    Seat Selection Blocked due to Bassinet

    I've had a few issues lately where international long haul QF flights have been fully booked and the only available seats (Y+ / J) have been bulkhead bassinet seats and 1 or 2 centre seats. I am told on a regular basis these seats are blocked until airport check in opens and cannot be released...
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