Flying in different cabins with kids: TPG reader success story

Feb 2, 2020

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We’ve been asking to hear your travel success and mistake stories to both celebrate and help our TPG U.K. community.

This week, Shimal contacted us regarding travelling with family members in different cabins.

“We flew from London to Germany for New Year’s Eve. My wife and I paid with points to fly in Club Europe (business class) on British Airways from LHR, however, my sister wanted my two nephews to join us and booked them in Euro Traveller (economy class) on the same flight. We didn’t want the kids sitting by themselves, so we wanted to swap one of the adults with one of the kids — except we were sitting in different cabins on the same flight and couldn’t easily change the tickets.

I know from watching your Singapore Airlines all-class video review that two of you swapped boarding passes in the aerobridge, so we decided to try that.

For the outbound flight, we swapped boarding passes and there were no issues. For the return flight it was even better because of the amazing crew. We explained the situation and they allowed the kids to sit up with us in Club, which was practically empty. There wasn’t a full meal for them, but the kids had unlimited snacks and drinks. What a great start the new year!”

Ideally, book each passenger in exactly the cabin in which they wish to travel, but if that isn’t possible, try speaking to the crew about the situation — they may be able to help you out.

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