Does anyone know how much AAdvantage miles are needed to redeem flights for an infant?

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Planning a Perth – New York City & Vancouver trip end of this year with a probable baby (2-3 months old at time of travel).

Does anyone know AA costs requirements for award redemption with infant.

Website says “portion of adult fare” but nothing to be found when redeeming miles???

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Depends on the airlines. Generally, unless you are redeeming a seat for the infant, no extra miles will be needed. But some airlines may require you to pay a portion (usually ~10%) of the airfare for shared seats. You need to check with the operating airline as AA do not charge those fees.

  • Heres hoping it would be CX. Do they require a fee. If it were in J would it be 10% of the cash fare for a J Adult??

  • Yup. Unfortunately it’s usually 10% of the adult fare with whatever class you are flying. I can’t say with CX as I personally never had to travel with infants on CX. Best to check with AA. When you make the booking, tell them you need to travel with infant (they need to include the infant in your booking anyway!) so they will work out how much extra you need to pay.

    But even at 10% of the J fare, it’s about the same as fuel surcharge that our own Qantas usually charge anyway.

    Maybe someone else who had experience with infant booking with CX can shed some light.

    • Sid
    • 11 months ago

    It looks like most international flights have an infant surcharge (~10%) – even if infant is travelling on lap. FWIW, I paid ~$800 AUD for my infant for a return flight to BKK from MEL on J Class with Thai Airways…

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