Can You Book Infant Seats using Miles?

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  1. lrluis

    lrluis Silver Member

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    Is it possible to book Infant Seats on a partner carrier using miles?

    I'm trying to plan a trip to Dubai on Cathay, but I know that Cathay charges an infant fee on their flights. I'm looking to use my AA miles for the trip.
     
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    Generally, no. And for the specific set you've described, no.

    I seem to remember reading about a couple airlines which do allow it, but none of them are CX or AA as I recall.
     
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    Couldn't you just book a seat for the infant using miles? Although this may not be cost effective.
     
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    I also remember at least one airline that allows this, but I don't remember which program.

    Any international trip requires a lap infant ticket. It's usually 10% of the adult fare in that cabin (which fare seems to be a big issue that's not treated consistently) plus all taxes and fees, but at least one airline charges 25%. I don't know the airline but it might be CX; I remember it being a good Asian carrier.

    One can always use miles to get a regular seat for the kid, but FF programs don't offer child fares although a few carriers still do for tickets paid with money.
     
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    a laptop infant award at 10% of miles (plus taxes and fees) required for an adult award is bookable with BA Avios.
     
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    I do have enough miles for it but I'd only do it if it were my last resort.

    Oh sweet - yes, you're right. After some more digging, I found that this topic was covered by a Boarding Area blogger already: http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2014/09/17/infant-award-travel/

    Thanks, Ben.
     

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