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Old Mar 15, 12, 11:42 pm   #1
 
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Infant turning 2 on return leg

Hi All,

I called up VS 3 times and I have different answers so I thought I would ask here.

Has anyone travelled with VS using miles with a yet to be 2 year old on the outbound and a 2 year old on the inbound?

I understand on the outbound it would be a lapchild and therefore 10% of the miles required. However I know that BA gives a seat at the same 10% infant rate on the return leg if the infant is already 2 years old on the return.

Can someone confirm if this is the same for VS?

Legs will be SYD-HKG-SYD on Upper Class.

Cheers,
K.
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Old Mar 16, 12, 12:11 am   #2
 
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Should be ok
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Old Mar 16, 12, 1:26 am   #3
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Should be ok
Why?

CAA regulations are quite clear that once a child reaches two, it requires its own seat. AFAIK VS follow CAA regulations.

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Old Mar 16, 12, 2:21 am   #4
 
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Presumably you will be able to do an infant redemption on the outbound... but when you return as the little one will now be 2 you will need to do a child redemption as they will require their own seat.
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Old Mar 16, 12, 3:25 am   #5
 
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No one on this forum has done such a booking? I called VS one say yes and one say no. So not sure who to believe. And for BA I know that they provide the inbound seat at the infant rate....So not sure if VS follows BA.
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Old Mar 16, 12, 4:05 am   #6
 
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I called up again asking them to check with their superiors and they have confirmed as long there is a G seat available for redemption on the inbound they will provide a seat. So total will still only be 10% of required adult miles + taxes.... So looks like they follow BA...
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Old Mar 20, 12, 7:59 am   #7
 
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I know my kids were both 2 for at least 3 years each!
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Old Mar 20, 12, 4:05 pm   #8
 
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What do you mean ?

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I know my kids were both 2 for at least 3 years each!
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Old Mar 21, 12, 6:10 am   #9
 
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What do you mean ?
I just wouldn't say anything if that is possible. Like going to the movies "Tell the guy you're 9 not 12 so we get the child rate..."
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Old Mar 21, 12, 6:27 am   #10
 
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Woudn't you need to show the passport?
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Old Mar 28, 12, 12:23 pm   #11
 
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Yes I can confirm this is true!
If A to B child is less than 2 = 10 % of miles
If B to A child turns 2+ = 10% of miles provided both legs are on the same ticket

I have just done this on BA and also on Virgin.
it doesnt apply on Qantas or AA.

Good Luck
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Hi All,

I called up VS 3 times and I have different answers so I thought I would ask here.

Has anyone travelled with VS using miles with a yet to be 2 year old on the outbound and a 2 year old on the inbound?

I understand on the outbound it would be a lapchild and therefore 10% of the miles required. However I know that BA gives a seat at the same 10% infant rate on the return leg if the infant is already 2 years old on the return.

Can someone confirm if this is the same for VS?

Legs will be SYD-HKG-SYD on Upper Class.

Cheers,
K.
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Old Mar 28, 12, 4:26 pm   #12
 
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Hi Rich,

Which route were you flying on Virgin? Also I take it on the outbound it was a lap child while on the inbound they were provided their own seat?

Thanks,
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Old Mar 29, 12, 7:01 am   #13
 
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Hi Rich,

Which route were you flying on Virgin?
Answer : Syd Hkg Lhr Mia

Also I take it on the outbound it was a lap child while on the inbound they were provided their own seat?
Answer : yes all at 10% miles in upper

Thanks,
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Old Mar 29, 12, 6:27 pm   #14
 
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Thanks lamborich
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Old Mar 30, 12, 3:30 pm   #15
 
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infants

I have done this. No one blinks an eye.

The key date is the OUTBOUND.
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