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Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

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Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

We are planning a sort of last second trip to Disney World leaving on August 29th. Our youngest will turn 2 on August 22nd, 7 days before we leave. This may seem like a ignorant question, but is it possible to get away with not buying him a ticket for the airline? Trying to save where we can and this would certainly help. And before anyone asks, we cannot move the date up to be before his birthday.

Any assistance is appreciated.

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1. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

No, I'm afraid not, the airline will ask for a child's date of birth and it should match the passport. If you chanced it and got caught they'd make you buy a seat, then you run the risk of the flight being full and no seat. Sorry.

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2. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Not only that -- but holding a 2-year-old on your lap? Really, really dangerous, and exhausting for both of you.

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3. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

I agree a long flight with child in lap not very comfortable.

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4. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Absolutely impossible not to buy a ticket.

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5. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Of course not-you have to buy a ticket for any individual 2 or older-were you planning to change the birth certificate?We always bought tickets even for our kids when they were under 2;it is dangerous to hold a child on your lap and very uncomfortable. There is lots of ways to save money;stay offsite,cook most of your own meals,bring your own snacks and water to the parks,buy your keepsakes at the discount store and not at a Disney store. But you have to buy a plane ticket for your child

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6. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Your son's date of birth is in his passport so they will know he is 2.

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7. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Looks like you have two choices, #1 buy the ticket, or #2 stay home.

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8. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

No, don't try it. I was traveling from Cincinnati to Cali with my kids (solo) and our youngest was 18 months old. We often traveled on that same flight/airline and it was ALWAYS open seats in the back. I assumed we would do what we always do - I hold him at take off/landing and then he would curl up in a seat to watch a movie. Instead, the flight attendant did believe me that he was only 18 months and nor did her supervisor. They did not let us board. I had to go home, get a birth cert, and take it for a flight the next day.

Bottom line - if you cannot prove it, don't do it. :)

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9. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Are you flying in from Norway?

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10. Re: Buying/not buying airline ticket for almost 2 year old

Don't even try it, they wouldn't even hand over our boarding passes until we had a birth certificate for our child. Thank goodness we had one or we wouldn't have been able to fly.