Booking Business Class Award, Lap Infant 10% Fee?

Old Dec 15, 17, 10:53 am
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Wondering if anyone has had an experience similar to this. My brother booked a first class award ticket with VS miles and called in to ANA a few weeks ago to get an infant lap seat ticket added to the reservation. The ANA agent was going through the process to create the ticket and when she was about to charge him he told her to hold off and said he'd call back to check on price later as he was quoted it would be 10% the cost of a revenue ticket which was about $16,000 at the time and the agent advise it may drop at some point if he wants to add it later. Today he went on to the ANA website and there seems to be a ticket issued for his infant with her name and passport number and everything, he was just never charged for it. Anyone else have this happen, is there any way to determine if the ticket was actually fully issued, or if he will still be charged?
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Old Dec 15, 17, 5:24 pm
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They will probably hold it very close until departure, F tickets normally don't require advance ticketing. But he will not be allowed to use it without paying for it. Ultimately, he will be charged at the airport if he want to board with a lap infant.

I would not hold my breath for prices going much down.. ANA is not know for their F sales.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 6:41 pm
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I looked at his reservation and the infant ticket looks just like the other award tickets. Is there anyway to see if its just a hold? Or actually a ticket.
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Old Dec 15, 17, 8:33 pm
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I looked at his reservation and the infant ticket looks just like the other award tickets. Is there anyway to see if its just a hold? Or actually a ticket.
Is there a ticket number?
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Old Dec 18, 17, 1:27 pm
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Is there a ticket number?
I logged into his reservation and I can't even find their ticket numbers. Any idea how to find out?
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Old Dec 18, 17, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by beastieb View Post
I logged into his reservation and I can't even find their ticket numbers. Any idea how to find out?
I am unfortunately not that well versed in ANA's website that I remember where it is placed in the manage booking section. But it will be there, my guess is together with traveler name and details.
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Old Dec 29, 17, 9:15 am
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The eTicket number for each passenger is in the email received after the reservation was confirmed, just under the Passenger name, but above the airports listed in the itinerary.

Hope that helps.
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Old Dec 30, 17, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by beastieb View Post
I looked at his reservation and the infant ticket looks just like the other award tickets. Is there anyway to see if its just a hold? Or actually a ticket.
check here with both the adult's and infant's booking reference number and see if you can get the ticket numbers (202- for infant ANA issued ticket, 932- for adult VS issued ticket)
https://classic.checkmytrip.com/plne...&SITE=XCMTXXNS
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Do let us know what they charge you, I need to know this for future reference

I'd rather just book 2 tickets rather than getting a surprise figure at check in.
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Old Jan 4, 18, 12:31 pm
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check here with both the adult's and infant's booking reference number and see if you can get the ticket numbers (202- for infant ANA issued ticket, 932- for adult VS issued ticket)
https://classic.checkmytrip.com/plnext/XCMTXXNS/StartOver.action;?LANGUAGE=GB&SITE=XCMTXXNS
So with this link I see ticket numbers. But, I only see 2 ticket numbers for the adults both that start with 932, but one of the tickets has the infant listed right next to it and all the infant information is listed here.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 2:20 pm
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Originally Posted by beastieb View Post
So with this link I see ticket numbers. But, I only see 2 ticket numbers for the adults both that start with 932, but one of the tickets has the infant listed right next to it and all the infant information is listed here.
so, ANA hasnt issued a ticket for the infant. they might not have received payment for the infant. Call ANA
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Old Jan 9, 18, 11:36 am
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so, ANA hasnt issued a ticket for the infant. they might not have received payment for the infant. Call ANA
I know they have not received payment. We were just surprised she seems added to the reservation even without payment. I was trying to determine if that's normal.
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Call ANA, or risk getting surprised at the airport
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Infant Lap Ticket

Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid paying 10% of a revenue F fair for an infant lap child.

I have LAX-NRT F award on hold through Virgin Atlantic for 2 adults. Price for both is 220,000 miles + $512.22 We want to fly with my 1 year old. Virgin Atlantic said the infant ticket has to be done with ANA. ANA wants $1789 for the infant lap ticket.

Your help is appreciated.
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Old Feb 6, 18, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by ushela03 View Post
Does anyone have any advice on how to avoid paying 10% of a revenue F fair for an infant lap child.
Unfortunately there is no way around this: https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/servicei...ily/#anchor018

Also, in case you are thinking of reserving another F seat, the following restriction applies:

We are unable to accept infants (who are at least 8 days old but less than 2 years old applicable to child fare) occupying a seat onboard First Class (on all aircrafts) and Business Class on the Boeing 787aircraft (of a certain model). Only seat pairs next to each other in row D and F, E and G can be assigned for the infant occupying a seat and the accompanying passenger onboard Business Class on the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
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