|I live in Australia and you don't have to pay for a child to fly in Aust if they are under the age of 2 ↑
|i would like to ask you some ↑
|Flights charge for everything now. ↑
|In 12/2011, I found out the hard way that United Airlines does not allow passengers traveling with infants to preboard the aircraft.
That means you have to stand in line while juggling Baby and the infant carrier/car seat or stroller. Then you have to fold that stuff for gate check at the end of the jetway while your fellow passengers squish past you. THEN you board the plane juggling Baby only to find there's no place (i.e. an empty seat) to set Baby down while you stowe your luggage.
To make matters worse, a United website glitch resulting from my "infant in lap" designation prevented me from printing my boarding pass. 30 minutes on the phone yielded a boarding pass for myself, but not for Baby. Baby can't get through security without a boarding pass, or at least an "infant in lap" designation on my boarding pass. I called the United hotline again and was informed I'd have to stand in line at the ticket counter to get Baby's boarding pass.
United Airlines is NOT very infant-friendly. ↑