Yes and no.

We touched on flying with infants in our earlier story, How to Travel with Kids and Not Regret All Your Life Decisions. But we’re going to go into a little bit more detail here.

If the baby is under the age of 24 months, then you don’t need to buy an airline ticket for them if you’re flying within the United States. However, they must remain under two for the duration of the trip and the return flight. Or else you may face some additional charges. Also, they must be placed and seated on the lap of an adult over the age of 18. If you’re flying international, then you’ll be required to purchase a ticket for your infant. The cost varies per airline but is usually a percentage of an adult fare.

Even if you’re flying within the US and think you’ll be able to brave a two-hour plus flight with a baby on your lap, you still might want to consider buying an extra ticket so the infant can have their own seat. They’ll also be much more secure strapped into a car seat (airlines don’t provide car seats, you must bring your own) in their chair. It’ll give you a chance to relax as well!

If you’re looking to purchase an airline ticket for your infant, you’ll have to call us. You won’t be able to book a flight for them online. Please call us at 1-866-636-9088!

How do you like to fly with your infant?


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