Since we are expecting, I recently explored Delta’s requirements to travel with an infant. For our first award trip with the baby, I called Delta and requested to add an infant to our award booking. The process is easier than I thought, but I ran into one small snag during the booking process which prevented us from adding the baby to the reservation.
I’ll venture into fatherhood as a frequent traveler this year and I have a lot to learn. I’m looking forward to the learning curve about little things such as when is it appropriate to bring an infant into first class, being respectful to other passengers, is an infant in arms safe, and figuring out our baby’s schedule (I love the picture of a little one in Virgin Atlantic’s lie flat seat in Mommy Points post here). Learning the ropes will be fun and I’m sure just as exhausting. I’m thinking that I’ll probably get more sleep on a red-eye in seat 34b than I will at home. These are all the part of the deal that I’m happy to have signed up for as a soon to be Dad.
Don’t Forget The Booking Requirements
I captured the essential infant in arms booking requirements in my last post about flying with an infant. I’ll say that I must have not read my own post very carefully. When I tried to add an infant to our booking today, the request was denied due to one small factor. I’ve learned that you actually need a baby and must have a name. Since we don’t yet have a baby, we couldn’t add the infant to our reservation.
You can book your ticket through your normal process and then call Delta to add an infant in arms to your reservation.
- You can book online or over the phone
- If you book online you will need to call Delta to give them the name and DOB
I think I’m as excited about our soon to be family member as any other parent. I jumped the gun by trying to add our baby to our award ticket. Next time, I’ll wait until the little baby has arrived before trying to add them to the flight record.