Recently my 17yo daughter experienced what can only be described as rules gone mad.She had booked a flight with tiger airlines from Melbourne to the Sunshine coast for herself and her infant child. When she arrived to take her flight she was told after they had accepted her money and booking that because she wasn't over eighteen ( yes, I know she is young to be having a baby) she wasnt allowed to take her baby on the flight because people under the age of fourteen can only travel with an adult (ie over the age of eighteen) So her dilemma is that even though she is old enough to have a baby she is not old enough to travel with it because she is not old enough to look after it on the flight??? What a joke. Their solution was for me her father to fly with her or forfeit the ticket. it was decided to save disappointment for my daughter and granddaughter to fly to see their relatives that I would then purchase a return flight for same day travel up and back on the returning flight some eight hour turnaround at a cost $AUD700 with no offer of a better fare, because of the stupid rule that won't allow an under 14 to travel unless accompanied by an adult over 18.