How much is a children’s air ticket?
We have already written about a trip with young children, but today I would like to dwell on the financial side of the question, or rather, at the cost of a children’s ticket to the plane.
When transporting children, questions often arise related to the cost of a ticket for a child
Children’s tariffs are divided into two categories:
- Children under 2 years old – infant (INF)
- Children from 2 to 12 years old – Child (CHD)
Children up to 2 years Pay only 10% of the cost of an adult ticket or fly free. They are not provided with a separate place and all the way they spend on their hands from the parent.
One adult can take with me only one child up to 2 years. If you need to transport two, then for the second child will have to pay 50% of the cost of an adult ticket (at a rate for children from 2 to 12 years) and it will sit in a separate place. As for baggage, only 10 kg plus stroller is allowed for a child until 2 years.
Children from 2 to 12 years Pay, as a rule, 50% of the cost of an adult ticket. For children, older than 2 years apply the same baggage restrictions as in adults.
The child over 2 years old can not fly on his hands at the parent, for him there is a separate place. To deceive the airline will not work in any way, t.To. When booking a ticket, you specify the date of birth.
Please note that children’s discount applies only to the tariff, and not for taxes and fees.
What if when buying a ticket in both directions, during the journey, the child marks 2 years?
How much in this case we will have to pay for a ticket?
The answer to this question depends on the airline. They can be divided into 3 categories:
- Some authorize flights in both directions at a rate for children up to 2 years (INF);
- Others ask to buy 2 different tickets: on flight &# 8220; there&# 8221;, at the rate of inf, and &# 8220; back&# 8221; – at the rate CHD (children from 2 to 12 years old), or immediately buy a ticket to both parties at the CHD tariff.
- Third are asked to book tickets on both sides of the tariff for children over 2 years.
If the child turned 2 years old, but he flies at the rate of inf, then you need to book a separate place for it.
Here is a list of popular airlines that allow children to fly at the INF tariff, if they are 2 years old during the trip:
- All our airlines
- American Airlines
- Air Berlin
- Australian Airlines
- British Airways
- British Midland Airways (BMI)
- Air China
- Cyprus Airways
- China Southern Airlines
- Air Pacific
- Malasia Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
- Vietnam Airlines
- Aerosvit Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Air Europa Lineas Aereas
- Brussels Airlines
- Ukraine International Airlines
- Tam Linhas Aereas
- Air Moldova
- Georgian Airways
But be careful if you fly on an interline agreement, most likely you will have to buy a ticket at the CHD tariff. It also applies to long-term travel (several months), at the airport you may be asked to pay extra.
But these airlines are asked to book a separate landing place for the child and pay flights all over the route at the rate for children aged two:
- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Delta Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Aegean Airlines
There are airlines that partially go to meet their passengers and allow ticket booking &# 8220; there&# 8221; at the tariff inf, and &# 8220; back&# 8221; – at the CHLD tariff, they include:
- Air Seychelles
- El-al &# 8211; Israel Airlines
- Air Mauritius
- Egypt Air
- Olimpic Airways
- Estonian Air
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- Air Baltic
- Etihad Airways
- Air Namibia
- Tap Portugal
Now, knowing this information, you can plan your trip without prejudice to the family budget by simply choosing a more loyal airline. After all, agree, the difference between the 90% discount of 90% and 25-30% huge.
About other ways to save on the air tickets, read in our article &# 8220; how to fly cheap?&# 8221;.