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    We might be taking a trip when DS is a month over 2, and yes we'll be paying for the seat. I have always been told to take his birth cert, but have never been asked for it (he's fairly small for his age). I wouldn't risk fibbing about his age and being caught and not being able to fly, or have to pay last minute prices for a ticket.

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    We do a big trip a couple of weeks before each child turns two, that way we don't have to pay for a seat. I wouldn't have the guts to do a dodgy like that. I have enough anxiety about flying with kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Good thing nobody asked with jasper! He was 23 months and Quite big for his age. That Would have sucked. But like with the kids now if we flew and someone asked for their id and we didnt have it its not like theyd go "well how do we know these are your kids?" Or nothing like that? Its just to prove their age?
    According to my work, if they really believe you are lying, they will ask you to get a copy faxed or emailed.. or they can call your GP and check.
    if you really could not get a copy and it seemed like you were genuine..it would be let go..
    but really it comes down to safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    Good thing nobody asked with jasper! He was 23 months and Quite big for his age. That Would have sucked. But like with the kids now if we flew and someone asked for their id and we didnt have it its not like theyd go "well how do we know these are your kids?" Or nothing like that? Its just to prove their age?
    Yes it's just to prove their age. I think you need aproof they are your child or that you have permission if you are going overseas though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boobycino View Post
    What happens if you have no birth cert or passport for the child?
    They can refuse to let you onboard if they suspect you're lying. I remember reading a story about a lady who was free-birthing/no antenatal care and she was refused entry onto a flight as a she couldn't prove that she was under their gestation cut-off (she didn't actually know exactly how many weeks pregnant she was either) or that she was medically fit to fly. Slightly off topic but make sure you carry documentation for flights even if you think its not necessary.


 

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