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  1. Patrickj

    Hi All,

    I need to get my son from BOS to YVR in the new year for medical reasons. He is 3 years old but struggles to wear a mask for long periods of time. Looking at my research (please correct me if I am wrong) but Delta would be the only option…
    That being said, I found a flight on Delta from BOS-SEA that arrives in Seattle at 1020a. There is no flight to yvr on delta until much later. There is a flight on Alaska at 1140a and I think I could get him to wear a mask for 45 minutes. my question is, am I allowed to combine these flights? Will I have to recheck luggage or would delta put it all the way thru to YVR. Trying to make it easy as possible with a toddler.

    Thank you all and Happy Holidays

  2. Clem

    Hi Patrickj,
    Sorry to hear about your son, and I hope everything will be OK!
    Delta seems to be the only airline indeed that will tolerate toddlers over 2 years old not wearing masks when they can’t.
    I believe that Delta and Alaska have an interline agreement, so [B]in theory[/B] you should be able to check all your luggage through. The best way to double check would be to call Delta and ask, and confirm with Alaska, and have it printed.

    If I were you though, I would probably fly all Delta so you don’t have to worry in case your son decides to throw a tantrum during your connection and refuses to wear the mask while boarding, etc. Delta seems to have a weekly flight between SEA and YVR on Saturdays that leaves at 3:55pm, so that would still be quite a wait at the airport, but not as bad as the other days of the week when they only have the 9:20pm flight.
    Otherwise, maybe you could opt for their 2 stops option – not ideal either but again you wouldn’t have to worry about possibly being kicked off a flight.

  3. Patrickj

    [QUOTE=”Clem, post: 71257, member: 2278″]Hi Patrickj,
    Sorry to hear about your son, and I hope everything will be OK!
    Delta seems to be the only airline indeed that will tolerate toddlers over 2 years old not wearing masks when they can’t.
    I believe that Delta and Alaska have an interline agreement, so [B]in theory[/B] you should be able to check all your luggage through. The best way to double check would be to call Delta and ask, and confirm with Alaska, and have it printed.

    If I were you though, I would probably fly all Delta so you don’t have to worry in case your son decides to throw a tantrum during your connection and refuses to wear the mask while boarding, etc. Delta seems to have a weekly flight between SEA and YVR on Saturdays that leaves at 3:55pm, so that would still be quite a wait at the airport, but not as bad as the other days of the week when they only have the 9:20pm flight.
    Otherwise, maybe you could opt for their 2 stops option – not ideal either but again you wouldn’t have to worry about possibly being kicked off a flight.[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Patrickj, post: 71254, member: 1516″]Hi All,

    I need to get my son from BOS to YVR in the new year for medical reasons. He is 3 years old but struggles to wear a mask for long periods of time. Looking at my research (please correct me if I am wrong) but Delta would be the only option…
    That being said, I found a flight on Delta from BOS-SEA that arrives in Seattle at 1020a. There is no flight to yvr on delta until much later. There is a flight on Alaska at 1140a and I think I could get him to wear a mask for 45 minutes. my question is, am I allowed to combine these flights? Will I have to recheck luggage or would delta put it all the way thru to YVR. Trying to make it easy as possible with a toddler.

    Thank you all and Happy Holidays[/QUOTE]
    [QUOTE=”Clem, post: 71257, member: 2278″]Hi Patrickj,
    Sorry to hear about your son, and I hope everything will be OK!
    Delta seems to be the only airline indeed that will tolerate toddlers over 2 years old not wearing masks when they can’t.
    I believe that Delta and Alaska have an interline agreement, so [B]in theory[/B] you should be able to check all your luggage through. The best way to double check would be to call Delta and ask, and confirm with Alaska, and have it printed.

    If I were you though, I would probably fly all Delta so you don’t have to worry in case your son decides to throw a tantrum during your connection and refuses to wear the mask while boarding, etc. Delta seems to have a weekly flight between SEA and YVR on Saturdays that leaves at 3:55pm, so that would still be quite a wait at the airport, but not as bad as the other days of the week when they only have the 9:20pm flight.
    Otherwise, maybe you could opt for their 2 stops option – not ideal either but again you wouldn’t have to worry about possibly being kicked off a flight.[/QUOTE]
    Hi Clem,

    thanks for the kind words and info. I’ll give them both a call and hope I can make this as smooth as possible.

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