ID kids/plane

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by cinderellasmom, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. cinderellasmom

    cinderellasmom Earning My Ears

    Jun 4, 2001
    My children are 4 and 7. Will copies of their birth certificates be enough, or should I bring originals?

  2. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

    Oct 9, 2000
    We just returned and remember United announcing that everyone 18 and over must have an ID. I never saw them ask for any document for the kids. When we take our 8 year old grandson, he has his own MVA Picture ID. This is something he carries with him on every trip to WDW with us. The airline folks are always surprised to see him with his own ID, plus, since he's an AP holder, it's always good in case there is any question. It only cost $10 at our MVA and makes him feel special. Also, since we're not his parents, we always prefer that he have some type of identification. I think birth certificates should be fine and would be peace of mind for you.
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  4. sgtdisney

    sgtdisney DIS Veteran

    Apr 28, 2001
    We flew last month and they didn't require any ID for our 5 year old or 6 month old.... They never have in the past either. They usually only expect a photo ID for people 18 and over. If you want to bring a copy of the kid's Birth Certificates you could. I, personally, would not bring the originals.. If you really are concerned about this, I would suggest calling the airline and asking them if you need ID for your children...
  5. Bildmouse

    Bildmouse <font color=teal>Where does the time go!<br><font

    Sep 27, 1999
    My 15 year old DD didn't need an ID when we went in March and April. They would just ask her how old she was.
  6. linny172

    linny172 Mouseketeer

    May 12, 2000
    No ID was required for my 13yo nephew in July. We had a copy of his birth certificate just in case but it wasn't needed
  7. mep319

    mep319 <font color=green>Go EAGLES! Go FLYERS!<br><font c

    Dec 27, 2001
    We fly quite frequently with our 5 yr old and never once has anyone asked for id, even though I have always carried copies of her BC just in case. (The exception is when we leave the country). We are leaving in a few days and I've decided to bag even the copies.....

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