Anyone Ever "Sneak" an Over 2 Child on a Plane as a Lap Baby?
I have a work trip coming up in a few weeks to a fun city DH and I have been wanting to visit. He decided to come along even though the cost of his plane ticket is really pushing it for us.
What I didn't find out until yesterday was that he did not purchase a ticket for DS, age 3. He plans to bring DS on the plane as a "lap baby" because another plane ticket would be nearly $800.00.
I am exploding with stress about this. First, it feels wrong, but we also really can't afford another $800.00 nor can we get DH's ticket refunded. Second, what if they find out DS is over 2 (the cut off for lap flying)?
DH proposes we take DS to the airport and try to get him on the plane and have his mom/ my MIL waiting in case DS can't get on the plane. I am NOT ok with this. I would never leave my son with MIL for more than a few hours - NOT several days. Plus, it would be soooo hard on DS to be seperated from us in what I'm sure will be stressful circumstances.
I am so worried about this whole situation. I was excited that DH and DS were going to come with me, and now it is nothing but a huge stress factor.
Has anyone else ever taken a child on a plane as a "lap baby" over age 2? Do they ask for a birth cert or anything? Any other suggestions as to how to deal with this situation? Let's keep the bashing low-key: I know this is a stupid situation and reminding me of that is in no way helpful.
(DS is quite small for his age and can probably pass for a big 2 year old pretty easily).