As I started listing in my last post, here’s the rest of the air fare discounts you can ask about if you’re planning to travel.
- infant with or w/o seats – this is another discount ticket that may be purchased online, but again, not all online sites can offer these. These discounts are offered for infants under two years of age. You’ll have to indicate the birthdate of the child, and bring a birth certificate as proof when you check in. There are two kinds of discounts for infants:
• lapchild – if you don’t want to get a separate seat for your infant, babies under 2 can be seated on your lap. The ratio is 1 parent per kid. For domestic flights, tickets for infants are free, but for international flights, you’ll need to pay 10% of adult fare, or taxes, whichever is higher.
• infant with seats – if you’re going to get a separate seat for your baby, you are required to supply an FAA-approved infant car seat. It’s very important to make sure the car seat will fit the plane seat, and that its FAA-approved, otherwise, the staff will not allow you to use the car seat, even if you’ve paid for your baby’s ticket. For domestic flights, you’ll get a 50% discount, while international flights offer 25% discounts.
- charter and promotional fares – this category includes other discount fares an airline might offer. Some discounts, called webfares, are only available online, and are very rare. Sometimes, airlines may offer a discount at the last minute if there are still a lot of seats available. Or, you may also be lucky enough to get discounts on chartered flights, if the travel agency that prepaid for the tickets still has a lot of tickets left.
Hope these tips can help you get a better deal and put you in the holiday mood. Have fun shopping for flights!