People usually think of a big “no” when it comes to taking an infant on an international flight. But for me? Not at all. So, if you’re looking to be adventurous like me or are just in for an interesting read, this is for you.
I obviously started with booking my flight. The kicker that I’m not sure a lot of people are aware of is you have to pick the option that you’re taking a child. Click on the “age” option and click “in” for an infant. This was odd to me since my son is under one year so I had no idea.
Next is your passport which is pretty basic. All I needed was his birth certificate and the necessary paperwork in order to apply. The passport website lines out all the information you need to apply for a passport for a child.
Next, since we haven’t gone yet, I’m not an expert, but I do know you can check a carseat and stroller for free. It is included with the ticket. We are choosing to take an umbrella stroller, which in my eyes is less of a hassle and less of a disappointment if it’s lost in transport.
You can pay for a seat for your infant or you can have your infant sit on your lap (that is the most affordable option so that’s what I chose). Infants are allowed a diaper bag as a complementary carry-on. This doesn’t count against your personal item/carry on number.
Packing for an infant is particularly better since their clothes are smaller and that means more room! I’ve already got the essentials, Kyng’s swim trunks, hats, rashguards, flip flops, tennis shoes, swim diapers, etc.
Another important thing to know is there is a tax on infants; I think for Kyng, his tax totaled out to a whole whopping $16… but I’m sure it varies.
But that’s about all I have for now. Check back in June for a follow-up blog. I’ll be sure to share our adventures then.