I recently purchased international tickets on China's largest booking agent CTRIP. I had previously searched with skyscanner and google flight (matrix) to determine the best prices. I then input the dates on ctrip using the correct information. My son is under 2 years old. It did not allow me to choose 0-2 lap or seat. I was unsure which one it was until after the booking was completed.
I just wonder if anyone has a clue as to why?
I know that other flight search engines, bookings and airline sites allow you to search with or without a seat from age 0-2...
The reason that this is frustrating enough to ask an impossible question is due to the fact that the tickets are 1. non-refundable 2. have a very high change fee 3. the lap seat ticket has no baggage (checked or carry on) and no meal.