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Do I need to have ID for my 3 yr. old son.........

before boarding the plane.
If so what type?
I am just making sure I have everything in order.

Sorry for all the questions about travel


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Asked by tambam75 at 3:28 PM on Apr. 3, 2009 in Travel

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  • I dont think so if you are staying in the country. My mom took my 4 yo to Dallas last year and they didnt need anything special for him.

    Answer by AK_aries at 3:28 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I would bring his original birth certificate just to make sure.
    You could always call the airline and see what they require.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 3:37 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I didn't when I travelled with my son... I had his social security card with incase, but no one asked for it.

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 3:39 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • No you are not required to have ID for children under 18 years old unless flying outside of the United States. Recommended ID for 16-18 years old but not required! Just back from traveling with kids a couple weeks ago and no ID was asked for any.

    Answer by LegacyKimberley at 4:00 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • The only time the airlines ask about ID for little ones is if you want to fly with the,m on your lap(no buy a seat) and they believe the child is older/bigger than you are saying. Once kids reach middle school and have school ID's they should carry it with them everyday, everywhere.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 5:05 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • Some airline might ask for a birt cerificate.

    Answer by Blesstravelmom at 7:31 PM on Apr. 3, 2009

  • I've taken 28 flights with my daughter (now 2), and the only time I've ever had to show ID for her was when we flew internationally. I would not bring a birth certificate because that is not something you want to risk losing.

    Answer by evwsquared at 11:36 AM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Only if you are folying outside the US.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:14 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

  • oops, misspelled flying!

    Answer by AprilDJC at 2:15 AM on Apr. 5, 2009

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