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How do I add a minor child to an existing international itinerary?

CooperA
New Arrival

My husband and I are traveling with three teens to Mexico in July. We booked all but one ticket because there were only 4 available for the lowest price and I figured I'd go back online and buy the last one afterwards. However, because the passenger is a teen, I can't apparently just buy him a ticket (cause he's seen as an independent flyer by the SW system.) How can I buy and add his ticket to my existing one-way itinerary?

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Re: How do I add a minor child to an existing international itinerary?

elijahbrantley
Active Member
Solution

As you purchase the ticket, part of the process at the end right before you pay will be a pop up asking if the minor is traveling with an adult.  If you say that they are, you will be required to put in the adult's name and confirmation #.  This will tie the reservations together.

 

Note that upon check-in, it is likely that the minor may end up with a different boarding position from everyone else in your party.  Depending on the age of your child, you might consider family boarding.

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Re: How do I add a minor child to an existing international itinerary?

DancingDavidE
Rising Star
Solution

@CooperA wrote:

My husband and I are traveling with three teens to Mexico in July. We booked all but one ticket because there were only 4 available for the lowest price and I figured I'd go back online and buy the last one afterwards. However, because the passenger is a teen, I can't apparently just buy him a ticket (cause he's seen as an independent flyer by the SW system.) How can I buy and add his ticket to my existing one-way itinerary?


At least for domestic flights there should be an option that comes up to refer to the confirmation number of the already-booked adults.

 

There could be a limitation in the international software that's blocking you from adding them to an already existing reservation - the logic in the website might not allow this pathway for a minor passenger.

 

If this isn't possible online you'll need to call customer service and they should be able to take care of it over the phone. See if you have a "live chat" button on the app which may also work.

 

 

 

 

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