Here’s the definitive guide to a traveler’s 50s (and six heights) of age.
Subtract 12 weeks: The Civil Aviation Authority said: “Most airlines require a certificate after 28 weeks, confirming that the pregnancy is normal, without complications and due date.”
Subtract eight weeks: British Airways does not carry pregnant women with more than one baby after 32 weeks.
Subtract four weeks: BA will not allow single pregnant women to fly after 36 weeks.
Nowhere: You can travel for free on public transport across the UK.
Eight days: Ryanair will let you fly on domestic routes, but your fare may be higher than your mother’s: a flat fare for infants of £25.
You will not be allowed to fly outside the UK with Ryanair as you will not have a passport. However, you can travel to Ireland on British Airways, which also has a minimum passenger age of eight days and does not require a passport to travel within the Common Travel Area – which includes Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands .
Two weeks: EasyJet will let you fly.
10 weeks: Assuming your parents applied for a passport the day you were born, you can expect it to be delivered by now. Eurostar will take you through the Channel Tunnel from London St Pancras to Amsterdam, Brussels or Paris of all ages.
Four months: Neilson will welcome you into Starfish Creche with the promise: “We have a nanny for every two babies. Experts in their field, they can recite any Disney song in a flash.” The weekly cost, in addition to the price of the holiday, is £390.
Activity moderators have eight separate age groups for children’s activities.
Six months: Crystal Ski’s Pepi Penguin Nursery is yours, until you’re four years old; Prices start at £475 for six days.
Many cruise lines will allow you to board, although for some longer voyages (usually those with three or more consecutive days at sea) the minimum age is one year.
Six months a day: P&O Cruises will allow you to join most trips.
Two years: On many scheduled flights, you must pay the full fare (minus Air Passenger Tax).
And it’s time to start paying for child tickets on some trains. Railways of Canada, Colombia and Namibia will charge half the adult fare. On “weekday Acela trains” operated by Amtrak in the US, that’s the full fare for you.
Father: It’s time to pay half the fare on Taiwan trains and on the Inca Railway connecting to Machu Picchu in Peru.
Fares are full in Indonesia, but your parents aren’t likely to go bankrupt as a result: the 100-mile trip from Jakarta to Bandung costs a reasonable 63,000 Indonesian rupiah (£3.50), via the English-language website UK handy en.tiket. com.
What you pay on some other rail lines depends on your growth rate.
90cm: Now you need to pay half the fare for trains in the Philippines. But you can ride Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop in CBeebies Land at Alton Towers, with the company of an adult.
100cm: Half fare on Thai and Chinese railways.
110cm: Ditto, in Chile. Back in Alton Towers, you can continue that Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop ride alone.
3ft 8in (112cm): Until this height, you travel for free on New York’s subways and buses.
Four: You start paying for a child ticket on Eurostar and on many trains in Australia and New Zealand.
120cm: Time, or rather height, to pay off for trains in the Philippines.
Year: Most UK and European rail and bus operators charge you half the fare – although Transport for London allows anyone under 10 to travel for free when accompanied by an adult together.
Six: It’s time to pay half the fare on Japan’s Bullet Train. G Adventures family trips are now open to you.
Seven: Many of the most generous train operators in southern Africa: Zambia, South Africa and Botswana Railways; you only start paying half the fare now.
However, throughout Madagascar, adult fares are now in place.
Eight: Minimum age to climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge – but you also have to be at least 120cm High.
PGL Children’s Camp is now open to you.
140cm: The minimum height for the five most exciting games at Alton Towers, including Nemesis and Oblivion.
Ripe: You are currently eligible for some Exodus Travels family activity vacations.
ten: Flixbus will carry you on UK journeys with signed parental permission.
11: To qualify for free London buses and trams, as well as children’s fares on the Underground, you must pay £15 for an 11-15 Zip Oyster photo card.
twelfth: An era when many things became more expensive. Train operators in many countries – including most of Europe – insist that you pay the full fare. And boys are now banned from boarding women’s carriages on trains in Pakistan.
Most airlines with child fares have traditionally made you pay the full fare. No 1 Lounges now class you as an adult.
But there’s some good news: Eurostar will let you travel unaccompanied between London, Brussels and Paris on trains leaving before 5pm local time; for Amsterdam and Rotterdam, the minimum age is 16.
14: British Airways will allow you to travel alone, although your parent/guardian must fill out a form. National Express will allow you to travel unaccompanied.
You can stay in a German youth dormitory alone with your parents’ consent. And you can start driving with a learner permit in the US states of Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas and North and South Dakota.
15: Intrepid will allow you to take multiple trips if you are accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older.
15 years and 9 months: you can apply for a provisional UK driving license, but you cannot start driving until you are 17.
16: Currently, you pay full fare on UK trains, but you’re eligible for the Save 16-17 scheme which costs £30 a year and gets you half the price on rail.
Visiting London? You will now need a 16+ photo card, valid until 18 years old (capital residents enjoy extra benefits).
Air passenger tax currently applies to all flights you take from the UK, adding anything from £13 (short-haul economy) to £200 (ultra-long-haul on anything). nothing but economy class).
On an easyJet or Ryanair flight, you can fly unaccompanied.
You can stay in youth hostels in the UK without an adult accompanying you.
You are eligible for Tui’s adults-only holidays.
And on a P&O cruise, you may be unaccompanied on board at a port of call.
17: After all, you are an adult on the Mozambican Railway.
18: British Airways, easyJet, Jet2, Ryanair and Virgin Atlantic will accept your flight attendant application.
In New York State, Hertz will rent a car for you ($84 per day). And you can rent a car in Saskatchewan without paying any fees while underage.
19: The minimum drinking age in most Canadian provinces (in Alberta, Manitoba and Quebec is 18).
20: Now you can order drinks legally in Paraguay.
21: The minimum age to rent a car with Hertz in the UK and many other locations, although a surcharge may apply for younger drivers.
23: Avis will rent you a car in the UK.
24: You are old enough to drive a bus in the UK.
25: Most car rental surcharges go away, but there are restrictions on the type of car you can drive.
26: You are no longer eligible for the 16-25 Railcard – although you can purchase one the night before your 26th birthday and it will be valid for an entire year. Railcard 26-30 is effective, although its benefits are not as good.
Residents of the European Union must start paying to enter the Louvre (for non-EU residents, age 18).
27: You start paying a surcharge for youth hostels in Germany.
28: You are no longer a youth in the eyes of Interrail.
30: Hertz UK will now rent you a Ford Mustang, Bentley GTC or Lamborghini.
thirty first: You are no longer eligible for an Australian Working Holiday visa unless you have the good fortune to become an Irish or Canadian citizen, in which you can extend it to 35.
36: Now you are too old to stay in a hostel at Hans Brinker hostel in Lisbon and Amsterdam.
Contiki, the youth travel organizer, will no longer accept you on one of their trips.
40: You are no longer welcome on G Adventures 18 to 30 year old tours.
50: You are eligible for Saga holidays (although companions may be in their 40s).
ScotRail invites you to join the Club of 50 (£15 annually), which is a sort of student version of the Senior Railcard. Particularly for Scotland, 20% off for tickets booked in advance and out of peak hours. It also has flash deals with a flat £17 round-trip fare for any journey in Scotland
59 years 50 weeks: you can sign up and start using a real Premium Railcard right away. This will put you back on par with under-30s, saving you a third on rail travel costs in the UK. If you feel like it, buy the three-year version, which costs £70.
60: The National Trust offers a 25% discount on annual subscriptions to those it describes as its “foundation”.
The charity said: “With your support, we can continue to care for nature, beauty and history forever. We want you to be able to stay with us, so that’s why this concession is for you if you need to.
“The most important thing for us is to make sure you can afford to continue your membership and that’s why we’re happy to offer this concession.”
However, terms and conditions apply: namely, that you must pay the full subscription annually for at least three consecutive years.
Interrail will give you a 10% discount on the adult fare. No strings attached.
65: Start watching for insurance policies that decline or charge extra for older travelers.
Commercial airline pilots have to retire in many countries.
66: Congratulations, you are eligible for a UK bus pass (sexagens in Wales and Greater London receive a free travel allowance from age 60).
70: Private pilots in the UK must start declaring themselves to the Civil Aviation Authority that they meet the same health requirements as a regular driver’s license – mainly related to eyesight.
75: Zipcar, the car rental company by the hour, insists that customers aged 75 and over must have a driver’s license for at least two years and no more than three penalty points.
Europcar will not let you rent a car in Argentina or Lebanon. And Climbing Sydney Harbor requires a Health Certificate signed by your GP.
76: Europcar will no longer rent a car to you from Plymouth, Exeter, Taunton or York.
80: Discover will “discuss the itinerary with you before booking you on the trip” and may ask “additional questions about your health and fitness.”
93: You are now eligible for a free UK passport if you were born on or before 2 September 1929. You can even use the Post Office’s sending and checking facility for free.
99: Many car rental companies will no longer rent a car to you.