Child turning 2 on a round trip

Old Jul 14, 16, 7:48 pm
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Child turning 2 on a round trip

There's little said about this scenario. My son is turning two and I am planning an international trip. I was wondering if you can get a cheap ticket for him. My practical choices are Emirates, BA (more expensive), Lufthansa and AF. So the first leg is before his 2nd birthday while the return is after that. Any thoughts?
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Old Jul 14, 16, 10:33 pm
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BA is quite good in that , if the journey commences whilst aged under 2 , the infant fare will be charged for the entire journey - even where the infant turns 2 during the trip . ( see http://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/...-travel--index )

Emirates will charge infant fare for portion of journey where under 2 and child fare once the child turns 2 ( see http://www.emirates.com/english/help...rs-on-emirates )

Both Air France and Lufthansa will charge the child fare for the entire trip ( http://www.lufthansa.com/uk/en/Flying-with-baby and http://www.airfrance.co.uk/GB/en/com...er_enfants.htm )

If BA's fares are not much more than the others, then only paying 10% for the entire trip may make BA work out best value given that the child fares are not much less than adult fares ; child has 25% discount on the base fare, but all taxes and carrier surcharges to pay )

Looking at FRA-DXB as an example , taking lowest fares
BA adult fare would be €442.54 with infant fare of €109.38 = €551.92
EK adult fare would be €501.16 with the mixed fare being approx ( €461.16 + €17.00 ) / 2 = €740.24
LH would be €460.16 + €428.16 = €888.32
AF would be €483.59 + €434.59 = €918.18

Although BA's adult fare is 2nd highest , it easily comes out cheapest for 1 adult and 1 infant/child

This does seem to be a question that would be best served in the travelling with children forum

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Old Jul 15, 16, 1:44 am
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BA is at 2k$. EK/LH are 1.2k$. AF is 1.5k$. How did you calculate Emirates' fare?
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Old Jul 15, 16, 2:44 am
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Originally Posted by mohammadmoghimi View Post
BA is at 2k$. EK/LH are 1.2k$. AF is 1.5k$. How did you calculate Emirates' fare?
What cabon are you flying?
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Old Jul 15, 16, 10:44 am
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Economy. These are the cheapest flights.
I'm assuming that the long leg isn't full based on past experience.
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