How the kids age calculated

Apr 26th, 2017, 08:37 AM
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How the kids age calculated

Hi, need one small information.
How the kids age is calculated in europe i.e. my daughter is 3 year 8 months.
So she would be considered as 3 year or 4 year old.

I know it is a silly question but found different-2 reply on web.
Need this information while booking some tickets for my upcoming trip to europe in May for Amsterdam/Paris/Switzerland.

Thanks in advance.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:42 AM
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>>my daughter is 3 year 8 months<< then she is considered to be 3 years old.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:44 AM
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She will be 3 years and 9 months when you buy tickets in May, correct?
She will be closer to 4 years of age, so I would say she's 4.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:48 AM
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No -- please don't confuse the OP. Any site (be it an airline or attraction) would use the actual AGE. 3 years 8 month (or 9 months) is 'officially' 3 years old.

The child will be 3 years old until her 4th birthday.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:51 AM
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If she is 3 years and 9 months she is considered a 3-year old for legal purposes.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:52 AM
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My son tried this trick; at 17 and 9 months he was closer to 18 so would be allowed to drink alcohol in bars.
Doesn't work.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 09:26 AM
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She is 3 until she turns 4 the day of her birthday.
Of course the age is calculated at time of trip not at moment you buy.
I just booked aflight for my daughter And yes I had to pay attention to age she will be when she boards.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 09:31 AM
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< She will be closer to 4 years of age, so I would say she's 4.>>

That's stupid. The question is for legal purposes and how to treat the kid as a traveler. Adding age means adding cost. The carrier the OP is using wants to know how many years the child has accumulated, not years plus service time toward the next birthday. It is an absolute number - count the birthdays to date only.

For the OP: she's 3.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 09:33 AM
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Your child is not 4 until her 4th birthday.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 10:39 AM
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But if from Korea then a Korean 3-yr-old would be 4 as they are 1 yr old when born. Korean visitors to Europe keep that in mind!

wonder where OP found conflicting info?
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Apr 26th, 2017, 11:27 AM
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She's 3 until she turns 4.

Pal, don't confuse the issue!
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Apr 26th, 2017, 02:00 PM
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Pal -- go play in the street with fuzzbucket . . .
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Apr 26th, 2017, 02:11 PM
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She is 3 until the day of her 4th birthday.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 03:36 PM
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'But if from Korea then a Korean 3-yr-old would be 4 as they are 1 yr old when born. '

I thought of it too - glad you brought it up Pal.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 04:16 PM
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PQ and wo/pariswat: You are really NOT helping. It is obvious the OP has a serious question and you two are playing games.

There are times to kid around - this in not one of them!

In case you didn't notice, the OP is traveling to Amsterdam, Paris and Switzerland and has not mentioned Korea anywhere -- not that that would matter since the custom in Amsterdam, Paris, and Switzerland (not Seoul) is what matters.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 08:52 PM
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Usually if you look closely, the rule being questioned will say age X and under or under age X. In we make "X" 4 for illustrative purposes, the child who is 3 years and 11 months old is obviously under 4 and eligible for whatever discount is offered to children under 4 or 4 and under. Sometimes sloppy or machine-done translations of the applicable rules that often drop the under which would make it clear can cause mistakes or confusion. An example is the RATP site for Parisian mass transit. At the site, it says in French that children under 10 pay half-price but if you get the information from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau site it says children 4 to 11 are half price.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 10:01 PM
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An example is the RATP site for Parisian mass transit. At the site, it says in French that children under 10 pay half-price but if you get the information from the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau site it says children 4 to 11 are half price.

You are confusing the price of a child´s ticket T+ or ticket Origine-Destination; either of which is sold at 50% discount to those de 4 ans à moins de 10 ans (from 4 years old to those under 10) with the child´s price of the Paris Visite Pass. The Paris Visite Enfant is sold at a reduced price to those 4 to 11.

All public transportation is free to children who have not yet reached their 4th birthday.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 11:07 PM
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In my experience airlines ask for the actual date of birth when booking a child ticket. So no confusion there.
When using public transport, I've never been asked to proof the age of my children when they were traveling for free.
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Apr 26th, 2017, 11:16 PM
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Not with Air France Tulips. They ask âge at the time of flying.
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Apr 27th, 2017, 08:03 AM
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Thank you guys for all your responses.
I checked with few customer care as well where i was planing to book the ticket, so according to them as well, she is 3 only ..

Thanks once again.
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