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Old Mar 23, 19, 10:34 am
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Infant award taxes

Having become a father recently, I am trying to figure out the cost of adding an infant to an award booking.

eg: ORD-FRA-BRU oneway is 52.000 miles and 612.58 USD (taxes, fees and airline surcharge).

Adding a newborn infant would then cost 0 miles but an additional 612.58 USD?
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Old Mar 24, 19, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by fly_ebos View Post
Having become a father recently, I am trying to figure out the cost of adding an infant to an award booking.

eg: ORD-FRA-BRU oneway is 52.000 miles and 612.58 USD (taxes, fees and airline surcharge).

Adding a newborn infant would then cost 0 miles but an additional 612.58 USD?
You have to call in to add a lap infant & itís a very small amount of fees, route depends but itís very little & as you say 0 miles.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 4:45 am
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Infants have no surcharges on Lufthansa (but on Swiss) & the taxes for infants are also lower.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 9:06 am
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When you call in, ask them to break out the taxes. Remember that taxes and fees are entirely different animals. Taxes paid to the government and simply collected by the carrier. Fees are a cash supplement and part of the fare.

You will wind up paying some of the former, but there should be none of the latter.
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Old Mar 24, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
When you call in, ask them to break out the taxes. Remember that taxes and fees are entirely different animals. Taxes paid to the government and simply collected by the carrier. Fees are a cash supplement and part of the fare.

You will wind up paying some of the former, but there should be none of the latter.
Yes, for a lap infant it should only be government imposed taxes & airport charges if any, nothing from LH
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Old Mar 25, 19, 9:24 am
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FRA-MIA-FRA in O was about 13€ some years back.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 12:13 pm
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Lap infant was minimal cost on LH when I flew them in December
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Old Mar 25, 19, 4:06 pm
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I remember paying around 12 EUR (no miles) for MUC-ORD in C.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:18 pm
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Thanks for the info!

it turned out to be 4,92€ per infant for ORD-MUC-BRU in F.


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Old Mar 25, 19, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by fly_ebos View Post
Thanks for the info!

it turned out to be 4,92Ä per infant for ORD-MUC-BRU in F.


Excellent thatís a bargain & for Babyís first F flight
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