How do I book a flight with my child on Southwest?
There are three ways to book a flight for children ages five through 11 who will be traveling unaccompanied:
- For your convenience, you can book online at southwest.com.
- Call us at 1-800-435-9792.
- Make the reservation at the Southwest ticket counter at the airport.
Does Southwest have child fares?
Most domestic airlines no longer offer discounted fares for children. One exception is Southwest, which offers child fares but does not sell them online; call 1-800-435-9792 to reserve a child fare. Typically, Southwest’s child fares are more expensive than its online specials, but may come with fewer restrictions.
What does a child need to fly Southwest?
Unaccompanied minors, children between the ages of 5 and 11 traveling without a passenger who is at least 12 years old, must present a government-issued form of identification listing age, such as a birth certificate upon arrival at the airport.
Does a 15 year old need ID to fly Southwest?
If your child is between 15 and 17 years old, they need ID to fly with United. Southwest Airlines requires children between the ages of 5 and 11 who are traveling unaccompanied to present a form of identification listing age.
Can families sit together on Southwest?
4) Family boarding will allow you to get seats together as a family. Southwest doesn’t have assigned seats unlike most other domestic carriers. Southwest allows all families with children ages 6 and under to board between the A & B groups no matter what their assigned boarding numbers.
Can I add a child to an already booked flight?
Adding an Infant to Your Ticket
Adding an infant to your airline ticket is very simple—just add the infant as a passenger using the online booking system for the airline or travel site. You’ll need to input the baby’s age and name and indicate whether she’ll be a lap infant or have her own seat on the plane.
Do children fly for free on Southwest?
One child over 14 days and under two (2) years of age, not occupying a seat, may be carried free of charge when traveling with an adult (12 years of age or older). Although a boarding pass is not required for the infant, you will need a Boarding Verification Document.
Does a 3 year old need a plane ticket?
Re: Traveling with 3 year old
It’s not like a car – younger than 2 years old the child can be a “lap child” and not have their own ticket, sitting in the lap of the parent. For over two years old the child will have their own ticket, and should sit in that seat during take-off and landing.
Do car seats fly free?
No. Every U.S. airline allows you to check a car seat free of charge when traveling with a child. You can check your car seat at the airport baggage counter or wait and check it at your gate.
How do I book a flight for an unaccompanied minor?
To book a reservation for an unaccompanied minor, you must contact Reservations at 800-325-8847 to ensure that the travel is correctly documented. When you book, the adult making the reservation will provide a 4-digit PIN configuration that will be required to make any changes to the itinerary.
Does a 4 year old need a carseat to fly?
Although they allow for children under 2 to sit on a parents lap, the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) recommends for all young children to sit in a FAA approved car seat at all times during a flight. Some are so bad that the carry-on bags can go flying through the plane.
What airlines do kids fly free?
In early 2019, Frontier Airlines introduced a “Kids Fly Free” offer. With this promotion, children ages 14 and under can fly for free with a paid adult ticket on eligible Frontier flights.