Can someone please help me with infant fares - is the best way to estimate an infant fare by using Matrix ITA?
I am looking at buying AA miles under the current promotion for a trip to Europe in July/August - flying business class. I have previously attempted finding a suitable itinerary but the infant fares have made it too expensive (since they are generally 10-20% of a full fare)
Do you think it is better to book a return ticket with the same airline to try and reduce the infant fare? I thought this would make sense since return tickets generally are cheaper than one way tickets, however when I priced on Matrix it didn’t seem to make any difference.
I have been looking at Cathay Pacific availability - when I look up the infant fares on the Cathay Pacific website it’s different to those shown on Matrix…I’m getting confused!
Also complicating things is that when you speak to AA over the phone, they can’t get an infant fare for you from Etihad or I think Cathay Pacific - you need to then separately ring those airlines with the itinerary to get the estimate…Anyway, if anyone has any tips I would much appreciate it.