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Flights with children. How to buy a ticket for a child?

If you are traveling with a child under the age of 12, this must be indicated when placing the order, adding the necessary number of “babies” or “children” to the order. If you want to add a baby to an already placed order for adult passengers - in addition to the cost of this ticket at airline tariffs, you will be charged a procedure fee equal to the current exchange fee for the exchange of tickets.

Children under 2 years old

An infant up to 2 years old can fly without a seat, in the hands of parents / accompanying persons. Most airlines provide significant discounts for this category of small passengers - 90% and even 100%. That is, a ticket for a baby can be free - but it must be issued (the so-called “zero ticket”) - without it a child will not be allowed on board. One adult can carry with him only one baby without a seat. For other children, it is necessary to issue a "children's" ticket with a seat, regardless of their age.

As a rule, for a child under 2 years old you can carry 10 kg of luggage for free.

If you want your child under 2 years of age to be provided with a full seat on board the aircraft, select the passenger category “child with a seat”.

Children from 2 to 12.

For a child older than 2 years a ticket is issued with a mandatory provision of a separate seat. Since the child occupies the same place on board the aircraft as an adult, the discount for this category of passengers is much less than for “babies” and not all airlines provide it.

After you add the necessary number of children and / or babies to the order, the system will show you the full cost of air tickets for all passengers, taking into account the discounts of carriers (if any).

What to do if at the time of departure the child is 11 years old, and at the time of return - 12?

The age of the child is always “considered” at the time the trip is completed. If you buy a round-trip ticket, then the age of the child at the time of the landing of the last flight of those appearing on the order matters. That is, if the child is 11 years old at the time of departure, and 12 years old at the time of return, you must first book a ticket for him as an adult over 12 years old. The same thing with infants - if the child is 2 years old between the flights “there” and “back” - the ticket must be booked as a child over 2 years old. Due to the significant difference in the price of a ticket for an infant and a child, it is often more advantageous to book such flights with two orders - separately tickets “there” from babies, and separately - back. You can always compare prices and find the most profitable way to organize your trip on our website Avigo.md.

Documents for children

First of all, before starting the trip and before buying a ticket, specify what type of document the child needs to fly to a particular country.

Birth certificate

A child - a citizen of a country under the age of 14, may enter the countries with which there is a corresponding agreement on his birth certificate. To visit other countries, a passport is required.

Depending on which airline you choose, the site will ask you to enter only the last 6 digits of the birth certificate number or the entire number and series as a whole.

The procedure for entering the full number of the birth certificate is as follows:

  1. Roman numeral, which is entered in Latin letters I, V, X (in the English keyboard layout).

  1. Two letters in Cyrillic.

3.6 digits.

international passport

We remind you that a child can travel without his own passport only if he is included in the passport of one of the old-style parents (issued for 5 years) and this parent accompanies the child on a trip. In this case, enter the passport number of the parent in whose passport the child is entered in the “document number” field.

If the parents of the child have a new passport (issued for 10 years) - a small passenger needs to receive a personal passport regardless of age and whether the child is inscribed in the passports of the parents or not.

Confirmation of kinship

If you plan to fly abroad, border guards have the right to demand proof of kinship, even if the child is flying with both parents.

The only document legally proving kinship is a birth certificate. Even if the child is entered in the foreign passport and has the same surname as the parent, you need to have originals or notarized copies of documents confirming kinship (adoption, guardianship, guardianship).

If the surnames of the parent and child are the same, a birth certificate is sufficient; if different, you will need a birth certificate and a certificate of new marriage with a change of surname.

In the event that the parents have died, are missing or are deprived of parental rights, we need a document on guardianship, adoption or guardianship.

When traveling with a parent abroad, does a notarized consent of the second parent be required?

Are airline requirements entitled to present power of attorney based on the airline’s internal rules?

From the legal point of view, the airlines do not have such legal grounds to require such permission when a child leaves with one of the appropriate parents (not deprived of parental rights and not limited to them) from our point of view.

However, it should be borne in mind that such provisions are based on the laws of the Russian Federation, while the legislation of the country of destination may have other conditions for the entry of foreign citizens and require the issuance of such a permit. For each country of entry, it is necessary to look at the requirements of such a country and the presence of any agreements on this issue.

In addition, the provisions of the above law apply to carriers whose activities are regulated by law. For foreign carriers, if the laws of the carrier country have the appropriate standards, such requirements may be recognized as legitimate.

When traveling through the territory of their country, a child accompanied by an adult who is not his parent, is it necessary to have notarized consent from one (both) parents?

A child - a citizen can move around the country in the presence of an identity document - birth certificate - accompanied by any adult. The law does not establish requirements for the consent of parents (both one and both).

Unaccompanied children

Children from 8 to 12 years old can fly abroad unaccompanied by adults. In this case, the discounts provided by the children's tariff do not always apply. Airline staff should take care of these children. In addition to the international passport, which is compulsory for all children, with a visa, it is necessary to fill out a special application for the transportation of the child and a declaration of the child's parents. If the child leaves for more than 3 months, the guardianship authorities must assure consent in the prescribed manner.

Travel for unaccompanied children from 2 to 8 years of age (for some airlines - up to 12) is paid at the full rate. The ticket is marked "the child needs care." The airline bears full responsibility for the child throughout the flight and until the moment when he is met by adult relatives.

Children under the age of 18 years, traveling unaccompanied by their parents, must have the notarized or consular consent of the parents (or adoptive parents, guardians, trustees).

An unaccompanied child may travel on an international flight provided that:

accompanying persons are with the child at the airport until they board the plane;

the child is met at the airport of arrival;

the child flies on a direct route without transfers to other flights, one way or round trip.




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