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What kind of ID needed for an infant on domestic flights?

Old Oct 16th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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What kind of ID needed for an infant on domestic flights?

We are flying a domestic flight on Continental and Delta with our 6-month old. We're planning for a passport for an international flight next year, but didn't think about anything for this flight since it's domestic. What kind of ID will we need to provide for our 6-month old on these airlines? Any ideas? Can't seem to get an answer from the airline CSR's.
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Old Oct 16th, 2008, 12:35 PM
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No ID needed for an accompanied minor (under age 18) on domestic flights - info is on TSA.gov, but I don't remember where.

Unaccompanied minors (which I assume does not apply in your case) need ID
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Old Oct 16th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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You don't need an ID for any flight. Passport/visa is necessary for international, but there is no law that you need an ID to fly. Your baby will get a secondary, but that's about it.

If you can bring the birth cert, you may avoid the secondary.

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Old Oct 16th, 2008, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the info! We had a huge freak-out moment.
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<<Unaccompanied minors (which I assume does not apply in your case) need ID>>

Not necessarily. My sons (teenagers) flew SW by themselves several times this past summer. They had their passports with them because I assumed they would need an ID. But they were never asked - never once. All they did was show their boarding passes.
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One situation in which ID may be required for a youngster is if it is flying for free as a lap child and the airline asks you to prove that it is under two years old. This is obviously not a concern with your 6-month-old. Anyone traveling with a larger-than-average 22-month-old should probably have a birth certificate handy just in case, or be prepared to pay for a seat for the chld.
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