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Title: Infant Travel
Post by: batzelda1 on March 11, 2010, 01:30:41 PM
My daughter will be turning 2 while we are in Israel and I am wondering if anyone knows of a list of airlines that will allow me to have her as a lap child on the way out and in a seat in the way back

I know BA gives you a seat for the return, without paying for a full seat.  I see this on their website

"If you are travelling with an infant who reaches the age of two during their journey, you must book a separate seat for them for any flights on and after their birthday.  The fare charged will remain at the infant rate for the entire journey, regardless that a seat has been booked for some flights.  Bookings should be made according to the age of the infant at the time of travel. You will need to contact us so we can ensure that your child has a seat after their 2nd birthday."

Any other airlines out there like that?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 11, 2010, 01:38:56 PM
Dunno about that, but I know someone that booked a seat for an unborn child, and he did not know whether its a boy or a girl.

They told him to book the name as "XXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2010, 01:51:11 PM
My daughter will be turning 2 while we are in Israel and I am wondering if anyone knows of a list of airlines that will allow me to have her as a lap child on the way out and in a seat in the way back

I know BA gives you a seat for the return, without paying for a full seat.  I see this on their website

"If you are travelling with an infant who reaches the age of two during their journey, you must book a separate seat for them for any flights on and after their birthday.  The fare charged will remain at the infant rate for the entire journey, regardless that a seat has been booked for some flights.  Bookings should be made according to the age of the infant at the time of travel. You will need to contact us so we can ensure that your child has a seat after their 2nd birthday."

Any other airlines out there like that?
You would need to call each airline to find out their policy.
Better yet email them and get the answer in writing.

Or you could just pay the child rate the whole way and get a seat for ~75% of the regular cost.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: flyingace on March 11, 2010, 04:39:09 PM
They will charge you ten% of the full adult fare for an infant ticket on the way in and a  regular one-way ticket on the way out. If it is a one-way it will be much more expensive. You are probably better off just buying the cheapest round trip ticket and have a seat for the baby on both flights. Most of the American airlines have this policy.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: SuperFlyer on March 11, 2010, 07:12:35 PM
They will charge you ten% of the full adult fare for an infant ticket on the way in and a  regular one-way ticket on the way out. If it is a one-way it will be much more expensive. You are probably better off just buying the cheapest round trip ticket and have a seat for the baby on both flights. Most of the American airlines have this policy.

I agree.
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on July 25, 2010, 07:21:09 PM
So here are a couple of my baby travel experiences so far:

For my flight I requested a bassinet (continental), but when I called the day of the flight I was told that they only have one seat left and I can buy it if I wish (extra legroom $139!!). I told her that I had paid for my baby's ticket and I should not have to pay more, so she explained that on the flights to India and Israel there are always lots of babies and not enough bassinets, so it is first-come first-served when you arrive at the airport or you can buy it now... (Not sure if she meant that on other flights you can actually reserve a bulkhead early.) In the end she gave me a row of 3 with an empty middle seat, which thank G-D stayed that way. Plus, we had an empty row behind us as I've mentioned, so we put the baby to sleep there.

Egged (or some of their bus drivers) require you to fold your stroller, or you pay for the baby (not sure if this is true but thats what one driver told me, it is possible that if you don't you are violating their rule but that doesn't require you automatically to pay for an extra person; dunno.).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: deals on July 25, 2010, 07:37:26 PM
So here are a couple of my baby travel experiences so far:

For my flight I requested a bassinet (continental), but when I called the day of the flight I was told that they only have one seat left and I can buy it if I wish (extra legroom $139!!). I told her that I had paid for my baby's ticket and I should not have to pay more, so she explained that on the flights to India and Israel there are always lots of babies and not enough bassinets, so it is first-come first-served when you arrive at the airport or you can buy it now... (Not sure if she meant that on other flights you can actually reserve a bulkhead early.) In the end she gave me a row of 3 with an empty middle seat, which thank G-D stayed that way. Plus, we had an empty row behind us as I've mentioned, so we put the baby to sleep there.

Egged (or some of their bus drivers) require you to fold your stroller, or you pay for the baby (not sure if this is true but thats what one driver told me, it is possible that if you don't you are violating their rule but that doesn't require you automatically to pay for an extra person; dunno.).

not true i flu with continental to israel and i called them two months before and they gave me and even my wife the bassinet seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on July 25, 2010, 07:41:57 PM
not true
It is definitely true, did you possibly have another true experience? ;)
Do you have status with CO? I tried twice and they refused to assign a seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: deals on July 26, 2010, 12:12:43 AM
It is definitely true, did you possibly have another true experience? ;)
Do you have status with CO? I tried twice and they refused to assign a seat.

i could just tell you my experience i dont have any status just called a few times till she gave me like i said two seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on July 26, 2010, 02:20:15 AM
im so
not true i flu with continental to israel and i called them two months before and they gave me and even my wife the bassinet seat
im sorry, i dont follow, what does having the flu have to do with this ???
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on July 26, 2010, 04:16:13 AM
im soim sorry, i dont follow, what does having the flu have to do with this ???
special swine flu seating arrangements ;D
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: batzelda1 on July 26, 2010, 04:34:09 AM
i also had no problem getting bassinet seat after speaking with Continental a few times.  Its true, its first come, first serve, but they will often "hold" the seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SuperFlyer on July 26, 2010, 04:43:42 AM
When someone has swine flu (the swine part is crucial), they will automatically assign an empty seat next to you.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on July 26, 2010, 06:28:31 AM
The main problem seemed to have been that they sold all of the other bassinet suitable seats besides one (since they apparently try to talk you into buying it when you ask to reserve it).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: deals on July 26, 2010, 01:41:54 PM
It is definitely true, did you possibly have another true experience? ;)
Do you have status with CO? I tried twice and they refused to assign a seat.

MY BROTHER IN LAW IS FLYING OUT TODAY WITH THE CO AT 4 TO TLV AND HE GO THE BASSINET ROW (3 SEATS)  CONFIRMED
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: flyingace on July 26, 2010, 02:18:55 PM
i could just tell you my experience i dont have any status just called a few times till she gave me like i said two seat
I flew CO on an AF award ticket and got confirmed all three bulkhead seats. No ticket for the baby. At check-in they re-assigned my husband to accommodate someone else with a baby and gave him three seats in a row so he could sit with the car seat. I have no status at all. This was last summer.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: md on July 26, 2010, 08:08:46 PM
I flew CO on Pesach & on the plane that I flew on- only had 2 bassinet seats in coach. Obviously that's not sufficient for Israel or India flights.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on August 13, 2010, 10:59:55 AM
So I'll start posting some of the things we did:
The zoo. This is a real family trip, from watching the chimps fight, to these moleholes the children can crawl into and everything in between. There is also a train (I think its free, for sure the way back it is) which goes around the zoo, we rode it back at closing. Do note that the train can fill up at the first stop (especially the way back to the entrance). You can also watch the animals being fed, you are given a feeding schedule on the way in (we watched the bears an penguins being fed). It is walking and going with a stroller there are some hills, but otherwise it was great.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: beej on August 14, 2010, 02:43:16 PM
Egged (or some of their bus drivers) require you to fold your stroller, or you pay for the baby (not sure if this is true but thats what one driver told me, it is possible that if you don't you are violating their rule but that doesn't require you automatically to pay for an extra person; dunno.).
true. either you pay for the baby or fold the stroller. thats why you always see strollers strewn across the aisles on buses

there is a cute monkey park (i dont mean with monkey bars i mean monkeys) in tel aviv. ive never been there but i heard its cute
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on August 15, 2010, 12:29:02 AM
On one of the buses I rode a stroller went flying across the floor from all the way to the front, not so safe.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: txtmax4 on August 15, 2010, 02:06:20 AM
My experience with Elal:
Flew together with my brother's family, we each had a baby.
Reserved bulkhead seats and my brother's baby got a bassinet since his baby was less than 9 months old (the official cuttoff age for bassinets). I asked at the check-in counter if there was a empty seat next to either me or my wife to bring the carseat on the plane, and they blocked me a seat for that. Everything went perfectly well.
On the way back, at the check-in couter, I formulated the same request, and the agent adamantly responded that there's no way she would give me an empty seat next to me, that there were only 7 empty seats in the whole flight and she would have to readjust many people in order to fulfill my request.
We got to the gate, passed the spot where you leave the strollers and carseats, and I decided that I am taking the carseat into the plane anyways... (wasn't gonna hold a baby for the whole flight).
After standing in line to get into the aircraft, barely about a minute before our turn to board came, I nervously started entretaining the thought of having to hold the baby AND the carseat, if things didn't work out the way I expected them to, so I quickly ran to the stroller drop-off spot and checked in the carseat...
We got to our seats, and once the doors closed we realized that the empty spot next to me remained empty! unclaimed!
By now there was no way to get our carseat back, as the aircraft was already moving, and the baby was crying uncontrolably.
One of the crew members approached us and, looking at his paper said: "it's a shame that the baby is over nine months, otherwise we would have provided you with a bassinet" (meanwhile my brother's baby who was under that cuttoff age but WAY heavier than my baby got a bassinet).
To make the long story short, after about 2 hours of crying, two crewmembers came over and put up a bassinet, they said that this is an exception, and they are doing it on condition that we "hold the baby during turbulence". BH!!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: aussiebochur on August 15, 2010, 02:09:56 AM
Do they ask for proof of age when requesting a bassinet?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on August 15, 2010, 02:19:03 AM
they wouldnt have let you bring the car seat on anyways unless you bought a seat for the baby or the gate agent specifically blocks a seat for you
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: txtmax4 on August 15, 2010, 02:26:16 AM
Do they ask for proof of age when requesting a bassinet?
The have the baby's age from the booking.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 15, 2010, 02:26:33 AM
they wouldnt have let you bring the car seat on anyways unless you bought a seat for the baby or the gate agent specifically blocks a seat for you

Is that just Elal? Ive done it many times on other airlines when there is an empty seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: txtmax4 on August 15, 2010, 02:28:25 AM
they wouldnt have let you bring the car seat on anyways unless you bought a seat for the baby or the gate agent specifically blocks a seat for you
I have done it other times without asking.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on August 15, 2010, 06:37:09 AM
in the 42 segments i took with my kid in the last 2 years, id say 90% of the time when i had the car seat by the door of the plane, they asked me whether the child has her own seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: txtmax4 on August 15, 2010, 10:58:06 AM
YMMV.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 15, 2010, 11:35:54 AM
in the 42 segments i took with my kid in the last 2 years, id say 90% of the time when i had the car seat by the door of the plane, they asked me whether the child has her own seat.

What airlines were these? Domestic? Intl? In the 14 segments in the last few months, the only time we couldn't bring the car seat on was when the plane was 100% full.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: steve2 on August 15, 2010, 01:10:06 PM
 can someone Please explain to me why they wont purchased an extra seat so that they can put thier kid and car seat in it? why gamble and end up not getting an empty and thusly have to hold the kid the whole flight

I can understand if its say 1 1/2-2 hr flight but anything over that seems to me to be definitely worth buying the extra seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on August 15, 2010, 01:24:29 PM
Steve2 I'm sure you realize that it can be 1500 dollars for another seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: steve2 on August 15, 2010, 01:34:23 PM
Steve2 I'm sure you realize that it can be 1500 dollars for another seat.

 so? if I cant afford it then I shouldnt be flying! or at least not complaining that we have to hold the baby/kid
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on August 15, 2010, 01:59:39 PM
Oh! absolutely we had to hold our baby TLV- EWR and not complaining! I understood that you meant in general.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: txtmax4 on August 15, 2010, 02:24:52 PM
Nobody is complaining here. The airline doesn't owe me anything.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on August 15, 2010, 03:01:19 PM
What airlines were these? Domestic? Intl?
yyz-jfk-tlv-rom,nap-vce,flr-rom-tlv-jfk-lax-yyz-jfk-waw-tlv-zrh-jfk-lax-ord-yyz-jfk-bru-tlv-bcn,mad-lis-mad-mal-mad-tlv-jfk-lax-yyz-jfk-tlv-amm-del-agr-del-hkg-pvg-xiy-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-yyz-jfk-mad-tlv-led-dme-kbp-ath-her-ath-tlv,   so i guess a mixture of both (btw its 53 not 42)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 15, 2010, 03:10:37 PM
yyz-jfk-tlv-rom,nap-vce,flr-rom-tlv-jfk-lax-yyz-jfk-waw-tlv-zrh-jfk-lax-ord-yyz-jfk-bru-tlv-bcn,mad-lis-mad-mal-mad-tlv-jfk-lax-yyz-jfk-tlv-amm-del-agr-del-hkg-pvg-xiy-pek-nrt-hnl-lax-yyz-jfk-mad-tlv-led-dme-kbp-ath-her-ath-tlv,   so i guess a mixture of both (btw its 53 not 42)
Wow u really keep a cheshbon! dont know what to tell you. In every scenario we were braced with the idea of holding him, but were able to get an extra seat without a problem except for once when the flight was full. About 50/50 on domestic vs intl.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Deal Guy on August 15, 2010, 10:38:13 PM
in the 42 segments i took with my kid in the last 2 years, id say 90% of the time when i had the car seat by the door of the plane, they asked me whether the child has her own seat.
And what happened when they asked you? Did you say no ;)
Do they actually follow up if it's the truth?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on August 16, 2010, 02:04:16 AM
i either had a seat, or arranged with a gate agent to block the seat next to me. otherwise i wouldnt even try
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: chuchem on August 16, 2010, 07:18:12 AM
so? if I cant afford it then I shouldnt be flying! or at least not complaining that we have to hold the baby/kid

Steve nobody was complaining, you were complaining to the guy!!!

I think most guys with kids here will agree. If its 1500 USD more I rather take a chance, that I have to hold him. Normally a flight is not 100% full and there will be a extra seat free.

From my last 15 trips, I always had a free seat next to me, the one time I didnt I held him. Was it comfortable? not really, but buying a extra seat on all 15 flight would have been about 8000 USD extra, so for that money I will hold him once.

When I check in, I ask the agent if the flight is full, if not I ask them to leave a middle seat open between us. So if I have A, my wife C, then the Chance that someone will take B is quite small, since its not an a window or aisle. I take the carseat along to the gate. Before boarding I ask the agent if the seat between us remained empty, so I can bring the carseat. It always was besides for once, so then I gave them my carseat to store it in the luggage. Big deal!


If the guy is nice, he will block the seat by check in, if you ask nicely

If the ask you by the plane door if the child has his own seat, then you should just say, the agent left one open for her. The crew does not care if you paid for it, they just dont want you to unload it again from the plane in middle of boarding
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: steve2 on August 16, 2010, 10:40:34 AM
Steve nobody was complaining, you were complaining to the guy!!!

I think most guys with kids here will agree. If its 1500 USD more I rather take a chance, that I have to hold him. Normally a flight is not 100% full and there will be a extra seat free.

From my last 15 trips, I always had a free seat next to me, the one time I didnt I held him. Was it comfortable? not really, but buying a extra seat on all 15 flight would have been about 8000 USD extra, so for that money I will hold him once.

When I check in, I ask the agent if the flight is full, if not I ask them to leave a middle seat open between us. So if I have A, my wife C, then the Chance that someone will take B is quite small, since its not an a window or aisle. I take the carseat along to the gate. Before boarding I ask the agent if the seat between us remained empty, so I can bring the carseat. It always was besides for once, so then I gave them my carseat to store it in the luggage. Big deal!


If the guy is nice, he will block the seat by check in, if you ask nicely

If the ask you by the plane door if the child has his own seat, then you should just say, the agent left one open for her. The crew does not care if you paid for it, they just dont want you to unload it again from the plane in middle of boarding

 I wasnt complaining as you are, after all elikay and txtmax4 answered me very nicely, seems for whatever reason you are always looking to nitpik.

 and yes at 1st it did seem that people werent too happy. It just sounded to me like those checking into a Hotel and finding out they actually got what they reserved for a room and really didnt want that type of room and thought they get the better room via an Upgrade. I always say, book what you want to end up with, so if you need a Mountain view then book it, if it doesnt make a difference if you dont get it dont complain.

It sounded to me that some folks were none too happy ending up having to hold their kids, thats all, I dont see why you are trying to make a Mountain out of a Mole Hill. and all I did was ask if you dont want to hold your kid why  not buy the extra seat to make sure you wont have to.


 I can tell you this from my non-Israeli trips this summer almost every flight was 100% full in coach and biz, Flying is alot less Fun then it used to be and its not getting any better
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: chuchem on August 16, 2010, 11:36:36 AM
I wasnt complaining as you are, after all elikay and txtmax4 answered me very nicely, seems for whatever reason you are always looking to nitpik.

 and yes at 1st it did seem that people werent too happy. It just sounded to me like those checking into a Hotel and finding out they actually got what they reserved for a room and really didnt want that type of room and thought they get the better room via an Upgrade. I always say, book what you want to end up with, so if you need a Mountain view then book it, if it doesnt make a difference if you dont get it dont complain.

It sounded to me that some folks were none too happy ending up having to hold their kids, thats all, I dont see why you are trying to make a Mountain out of a Mole Hill. and all I did was ask if you dont want to hold your kid why  not buy the extra seat to make sure you wont have to.


 I can tell you this from my non-Israeli trips this summer almost every flight was 100% full in coach and biz, Flying is alot less Fun then it used to be and its not getting any better

Steve I didnt try to nitpik, as you call it. I am sorry if you took it this way.

Nobody is happy if they have to hold them, but I realize this might happen!



Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: steve2 on August 16, 2010, 01:46:17 PM

Nobody is happy if they have to hold them, but I realize this might happen!


 which I know understand to be what most people feel, but when I posted my 1st post I didnt. It originally sounded as if everyone was complaining and I simply thought if its that bad why not ante up the $$ and purchase a seat for the kid/baby.

 Now I also understood thats theres a $ factor to having to buy an extra seat so then why not leave the kid/baby and go w/o them. Yes I do know people that will go away and leave their kids/baby with either parents or a sibling, and yes I imagine not everyone can do this or would want to even if they could

 I imagine its worst of the TLV non-stops where most likely there will be any number of babies/kids and everyone wanting the bassenet area or empty seats next to them.

Nothing new as people have been flying to/from TLV with kids/babies for yrs and generations before this current one, and they seemed to have managed
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: yid on August 22, 2010, 08:09:07 PM
 i was able to take water bottles from jfk to israel. the tsa security recommended that i put the water in the diaper bag.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: elikay on August 22, 2010, 09:19:26 PM
You could take whatever you want (not sure about blue label) as long as it in the diaper bag ;D !
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MarkS on April 03, 2011, 02:15:47 AM
I will be flying domestically and my child is turning 2 before the return. I know the airline may SAY I need to purchase a 1 way return for him, but how will they know he is 2? Will I need to present any ID to prove his age on the way there - and hence be unable to put him on my lap on the way back, or can I wing it free both ways without showing any ID??
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: txtmax4 on April 03, 2011, 02:20:50 AM
I will be flying domestically and my child is turning 2 before the return. I know the airline may SAY I need to purchase a 1 way return for him, but how will they know he is 2? Will I need to present any ID to prove his age on the way there - and hence be unable to put him on my lap on the way back, or can I wing it free both ways without showing any ID??
That's actually a very good question!
You better not get caught though...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MarkS on April 03, 2011, 02:24:34 AM
That's actually a very good question!
You better not get caught though...
If I don't bring/present any ID, how can they 'catch me'? On the way in I would have the same chances of being asked as on the way out. I've seen online that they sometimes require ID to prove that he's an infant. But if I don't have ID on me will they refuse to let the infant on? Does anyone have experience with this?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: dirah on April 03, 2011, 07:41:33 AM
Personal experience regarding this, and perhaps an idea for those who like living on the edge:
Two years ago, I had a flight on UA which involved both a domestic and international leg.
My child was turning two before the return flight, and my travel agent was not being given clear guidance from UA regarding how to issue the ticket. So, he advised us to purchase a return infant fare (as opposed to a child fare), and worry about any problems if and when they cropped up.
When we checked in on the first segement of our return flight, the domestic segment, we had to show our passports to the agent, being that it was connecting to an international flight. The check-in agent didn't say a word about my child's age, (I have no idea if she noticed the date or not,) and checked us all in, no problem.
At our connection point, we had to show our passports again in order to board the international segment. The agent noticed the date and sternly told us that that we needed a child ticket. With that, she warned us that "next time" we won't be as lucky, and she let us through.
[Ah, that proverbial "next time"; I hear alot about it when flying!  :) ]
Good luck!
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Q274 on April 03, 2011, 08:15:00 AM
I am pretty sure that no matter what u need to present Id in order to get onto the plane

Am I wrong??
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: elikay on April 03, 2011, 10:01:45 AM
dead wrong
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: txtmax4 on April 03, 2011, 10:27:55 AM
Wrong.
BUT... in most cases when you do the booking, the baby has to be on it and thats where they ask you for the age.
So basically if you want get out of having to show ID, you have to lie about the baby's age and risk getting caught...
(I heard more than one story where airport agents required certain passengers to get additional documentation faxed over in order to let them onto the flight...)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: YOSEF on April 03, 2011, 11:29:38 AM
So basically if you want get out of having to show ID, you have to lie about the baby's age and risk getting caught...
At least someone is willing to call it what it is.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Q274 on April 03, 2011, 10:56:28 PM
dead wrong
have you ever done it?
 because i have and every time they ask me for id for the infant
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Devorah on April 03, 2011, 11:45:05 PM
have you ever done it?
 because i have and every time they ask me for id for the infant

I've flown dozens of times with an infant and have never been asked for ID when flying domestically.  Sometimes they ask for the birthdate sometimes not.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MLM on April 04, 2011, 02:10:07 AM
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: HSS on April 04, 2011, 04:03:19 AM
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?
AMEX ;) lol
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Devorah on April 04, 2011, 01:51:39 PM
If flying domestic what kind of ID would I have for my infant that does not have a passport?

birth certificate, insurance card (some have birthdate)
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: steve L on July 28, 2011, 11:12:56 AM
I just need some advice on traveling with infant. my child is 6 months old

when touring through europe do you think it is enough to bring a umbrella stroller or should i get a sling too like a baby bjorn

any advice from parents who traveled with kids

thank you
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: elikay on July 28, 2011, 11:22:02 AM
Did this really need a new thread? There are quite a few threads discussing this already (truth is had you searched you may not have found this post necessary).
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: steve L on July 28, 2011, 11:29:12 AM
i apologize if that is the way you feel but i though it would be good to have a thread for infants especially know that dan has a baby and he can also use the advice :)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: elikay on July 28, 2011, 11:43:09 AM
No need to apologize, although you still failed to search. Here's a quick search from my phone http://www.google.com/m/search?sa=2&q=traveling+baby+site%3Adansdeals.com%2Fforums&site=universal and there are still more threads if you search differently. And I think Dan would appreciate if we keep the forums neat and not just start new threads in his honor.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on July 28, 2011, 03:18:14 PM
definitely bring a baby bjorn. do you think your umbrella stroller can handle the cobblestones? now ask your baby what he thinks. i went with a jogging stroller (mountain buggy) and it was great. but i also brought my bb for museums etc.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: steve L on July 28, 2011, 03:31:39 PM
definitely bring a baby bjorn. do you think your umbrella stroller can handle the cobblestones? now ask your baby what he thinks. i went with a jogging stroller (mountain buggy) and it was great. but i also brought my bb for museums etc.
thank you so much for your help. just bought one today

i may shouldnt have a made a new thread but this was not answered on previous threads
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: world2see on July 28, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
depends how long you'l be in europe,we did europe and asia with an umbrella stroller,worked fine:) allot easier,depends on how much walking you'll be doing
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: steve L on July 28, 2011, 03:46:43 PM
depends how long you'l be in europe,we did europe and asia with an umbrella stroller,worked fine:) allot easier,depends on how much walking you'll be doing
ill be in europe for 10 days . goingto rome,venice and paris
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on July 28, 2011, 04:08:00 PM
venice + stroller = not fun
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2011, 04:12:14 PM
venice + stroller = not fun
+1
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on July 28, 2011, 04:35:58 PM
we did europe and asia with an umbrella stroller,worked fine:) 
id like to ask your kid how much he enjoyed it. bump, bump, bump
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: elikay on July 28, 2011, 05:19:53 PM
Umbrella strollers are for convenience (extremely so) they are not comfortable nor easy to push (unless you are on a marble floor).
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on July 28, 2011, 05:43:14 PM
Umbrella strollers are for convenience (extremely so) they are not comfortable nor easy to push (unless you are on a marble floor).
just to be clear, whose side are you on?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: elikay on July 28, 2011, 07:48:19 PM
I don't see the ambiguity.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: world2see on July 28, 2011, 10:06:05 PM
id like to ask your kid how much he enjoyed it. bump, bump, bump
she was 8 months in europe and a year in asia,was totally fine although i must admit venice will be rough with any stroller:) if you plan allot of walking it's hard
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: steve L on July 28, 2011, 10:25:14 PM
she was 8 months in europe and a year in asia,was totally fine although i must admit venice will be rough with any stroller:) if you plan allot of walking it's hard
which countries did you take her? im quite jealous sounds like your wife is easy going:)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: world2see on July 29, 2011, 07:52:52 AM
we went ot the south of france,nice,monaaco cannes(the rest of europe we did before we had her :)) in asia we did china,hong kong and thailand
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: damaxer91 on July 29, 2011, 09:26:20 AM
we went ot the south of france,nice,monaaco cannes(the rest of europe we did before we had her :)) in asia we did china,hong kong and thailand

In other words, She's spoiled rotten!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: world2see on July 29, 2011, 04:40:12 PM
she's trying to keep up with her friends in gan,not easy these days :) rumor has it there is someone she knows who doesn't even know that theres another cabin other than first,such pressure keeping up with the "jones's"these days ;D
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 02:35:25 PM
Warning: AA in LAX is now enforcing the no stroller above 20 lbs rule. Good luck to anyone trying to travel with two small kids and a carseat.
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 03:03:56 PM
Warning: AA in LAX is now enforcing the no stroller above 20 lbs rule. Good luck to anyone trying to travel with two small kids and a carseat.
had the same in lga and ord.
Indeed it is tough with the two little ones
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 03:08:33 PM
Where are they enforcing this?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 03:25:29 PM
Check in counter, you could probably just not bring the stroller with you to the counter, but that would require having a third person at the airport or traveling on separate itineraries
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: WhyAich on July 09, 2012, 03:33:13 PM
Warning: AA in LAX is now enforcing the no stroller above 20 lbs rule. Good luck to anyone trying to travel with two small kids and a carseat.

no stroller to take on plane or no stroller with free check in/?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 03:34:06 PM
but that would require having a third person at the airport or traveling on separate itineraries
-1
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 03:35:52 PM
-1
Please tell. They asked where the other passenger I was traveling with was (this was before I knew about the stroller problem)
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 03:36:36 PM
no stroller to take on plane or no stroller with free check in/?

neither, you can't gate check the stroller, still free at check in
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 03:38:11 PM
Please tell. They asked where the other passenger I was traveling with was (this was before I knew about the stroller problem)
Parking the car/in the bathroom/etc.
Never had a problem checking in separately.  Don't even need to have your S/O checkin at the counter of course if you have the allowance to check the bags all under your name.

I've done it in the past with oversized/overweight carry-ons.
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: MLM on July 09, 2012, 03:49:52 PM
Try to curbside check
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Devorah on July 09, 2012, 03:57:48 PM
Try to curbside check
They won't let u curbside check with an infant.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 04:02:49 PM
They won't let u curbside check with an infant.
So check the bags outside and have 1 parent carry the child inside for a plus infant boarding pass.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 04:57:03 PM
Where are they enforcing this?

You think I didn't try all the tricks? They are now enforcing this at the entry to the security lines. In general, enforcement of airline policies vis a vis carry ons, strollers etc.. are being done by airport personnel at the security entrance.

I wouldn't be suprised if they start having a scale at the entrance to security as well to weigh the carry ons.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 05:00:49 PM
Huh?
The TSA stopped you from bringing a stroller through security? Or the airline has an agent at security? At which airport?

I've flown on 27 segments with an overweight/oversized stroller on AA, B6, CO, HA, UA, WN, and WP and never have had an issue.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 05:08:33 PM
Huh?
The TSA stopped you from bringing a stroller through security? Or the airline has an agent at security? At which airport?

I've flown on 27 segments with an overweight/oversized stroller on AA, B6, CO, HA, UA, WN, and WP and never have had an issue.

It wasn't the TSA. It was the airport staff (you know the ones with the red vests/jackets). I tried several different lines/entrances and they all said take it up with AA. I talked to every supervisor and no one would budge.

This was LAX. I had no issues in EWR, LGA, JFK, CLE, FLL etc...
Did you ever go AA in LAX?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 05:26:16 PM
It wasn't the TSA. It was the airport staff (you know the ones with the red vests/jackets). I tried several different lines/entrances and they all said take it up with AA. I talked to every supervisor and no one would budge.

This was LAX. I had no issues in EWR, LGA, JFK, CLE, FLL etc...
Did you ever go AA in LAX?
They weighed your stroller at security? Or how did they know? Is the terminal in LAX exclusively for AA?

We flew UA from LAX (the only nonstop to CLE from there), had no issues.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: yare on July 09, 2012, 05:50:53 PM
this rule officially went into play about a year ago.  when i recently flew aa jfk-mia-jfk they told me at check-in that they might send me back at security to check it in, but if i wanted to take the risk i could.      i did, and they didn't give me any issues (baby jogger, double stroller).               and i checked in curbside with an infant, no problem.          maybe it's a lax thing.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 07:38:31 PM
They weighed your stroller at security? Or how did they know? Is the terminal in LAX exclusively for AA?


The personnel at security were watching out for "Jogging Strollers". They said this one definitely can't go (City Select Single) and that I could go down and argue with the check-in agent and have them weigh it if I wanted to.

I made all kinds of arguments. My most significant being removing the wheels to bring it under 20lbs but they wouldn't budge.

Any tips for the future? This is a big problem....
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 07:40:52 PM
Dunno...I do know that the admittedly bulky UppaBaby Vista is under 20 pounds when you are using it with a carseat as we always do when flying.  Though I've never been asked to weigh it.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: aussiebochur on July 09, 2012, 07:48:35 PM
Any tips for the future? This is a big problem....
AA First Class Flagship Checkin ;)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 07:50:54 PM
Dunno...I do know that the admittedly bulky UppaBaby Vista is under 20 pounds when you are using it with a carseat as we always do when flying.  Though I've never been asked to weigh it.

At some point he won't fit in a car seat carrier, or do you mean the stroller supports a full size car seat?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 07:51:50 PM
AA First Class Flagship Checkin ;)

I don't think that would have helped. They were stopping everyone.
To answer Dan's question before, this was an AA only terminal.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 07:52:35 PM
At some point he won't fit in a car seat carrier, or do you mean the stroller supports a full size car seat?
True, will deal with that when he exceeds 30 pounds I suppose.  So darn convenient to have on the plane though.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Daniel on July 09, 2012, 08:09:17 PM
True, will deal with that when he exceeds 30 pounds I suppose.  So darn convenient to have on the plane though.

Hope you make it to 30lbs. Many babies don't like being strapped in the small carrier and will want more room before they reach 30 pounds
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 08:11:12 PM
Rafi doesn't like going for walks in the carseat, but for going through the airport or going to sleep in it on the plane, it still works 1 year in.
Definitely was worth going for the 30 pound Chicco, best carseat by far.
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 09, 2012, 09:07:22 PM
True, will deal with that when he exceeds 30 pounds I suppose.  So darn convenient to have on the plane though.
My two and a half year old doesn't weigh 30 pounds, try getting her in a carrier
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: dirah on July 09, 2012, 09:58:46 PM
Me'Inyan L'Inyan B'Oso Inyan:
I have award flight booked with QF. I got my infant an award ticket as well, because the price of an infant ticket with QF is absurd. Now, QF is telling me that I can't reserve a bassinet, because baby is booked on award ticket instead of infant ticket.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 10:01:31 PM
Lol...how old is the infant anyway?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Devorah on July 09, 2012, 11:21:57 PM
So check the bags outside and have 1 parent carry the child inside for a plus infant boarding pass.
Was travelling alone with 4 kids and 8 pcs of luggage.  Was an Avios award ticket so hadn't added the baby yet.  Told the guy to pretend my baby wasn't there or not travelling etc.  No way I was gonna shlep 8 pcs of luggage inside.  Wasn't happy about it but he finally did it.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: SK on July 09, 2012, 11:48:20 PM
Me'Inyan L'Inyan B'Oso Inyan:
I have award flight booked with QF. I got my infant an award ticket as well, because the price of an infant ticket with QF is absurd. Now, QF is telling me that I can't reserve a bassinet, because baby is booked on award ticket instead of infant ticket.
Any ideas?

Keep calling esp. within 24 hours of flight. If not, get to the airport really early. It's worth it.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 09, 2012, 11:53:55 PM
It's worth it.
At 5 months the bassinet was too small for my son.  Carseat OTOH still works like a charm at 1 year old.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 10, 2012, 12:19:29 AM
How big is/was Rafi?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: dirah on July 10, 2012, 12:22:16 AM
Lol...how old is the infant anyway?
Will be around 5 months old.
At 5 months the bassinet was too small for my son.  Carseat OTOH still works like a charm at 1 year old.
QF international bassinets are for children until 18 months, so I assume that they are quite large.
[As opposed to QF domestic which is only until 6 months.]
The QF rep suggested I take a car seat, but I am wary about the shlep... We are dealing with several children, 3 segments, trans-pacific.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 10, 2012, 12:25:20 AM
To me would be a no brainer to bring the car seat.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 12:27:16 AM
To me would be a no brainer to bring the car seat.
+1.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 12:28:24 AM
Will be around 5 months old.QF international bassinets are for children until 18 months, so I assume that they are quite large.
[As opposed to QF domestic which is only until 6 months.]
I wouldn't assume that, though it depends on the size of your infant I suppose.
Rafi fit inside at 5 months, he just couldn't sleep in it like he could in a carseat.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: SK on July 10, 2012, 07:14:16 PM
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 10, 2012, 07:44:09 PM
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.
Cool!
Picture?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: SK on July 10, 2012, 08:41:50 PM
Cool!
Picture?

This is when my daughter was 8 months. I don't have of other trips as I'm really bad with taking pics. We've traveled for 5 siblings weddings since we got married and I don't think we took a camera once!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Devorah on July 10, 2012, 10:50:56 PM
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.
Is the seatbelt a new thing?  Don't remember there being one when I flew with my baby.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mercaz1 on July 11, 2012, 01:07:21 PM
i just flew from lga to pbi with an infant and had no problem gat checking the snap and go with a car seat
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Jkhein on July 11, 2012, 01:37:01 PM

Huh?
The TSA stopped you from bringing a stroller through security? Or the airline has an agent at security? At which airport?

I've flown on 27 segments with an overweight/oversized stroller on AA, B6, CO, HA, UA, WN, and WP and never have had an issue.
JFK TSA STROLLER ALERT: tsa sent my sister back to check in because her stroller was too big/heavy!
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 01:41:36 PM
i just flew from lga to pbi with an infant and had no problem gat checking the snap and go with a car seat

Of course not, weighs less than twenty pounds
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on July 11, 2012, 01:53:11 PM

Of course not, weighs less than twenty pounds

Together? I have the Snugride 22 and the Snugrider and they combine for 20 lbs even (12.5 + 7.5). With the larger 30 or higher versions you'd be over 20.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 01:54:29 PM
But you check them separately
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on July 11, 2012, 01:56:26 PM
But you check them separately

I have no experience with this yet. I guess you're saying airlines generally allow 2 items, even for 1 child?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 01:56:38 PM
Correct
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mercaz1 on July 11, 2012, 02:02:48 PM
we wheeled the infant up to the airplane and then checked it right there
we also were able to check a booster seat at curbside for free along with our other luggage
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on July 11, 2012, 02:07:02 PM
Separate question:

I have a friend who'll be flying with his wife and baby, EWR-GVA on United. The baby will be around 9 months by the time they fly and he thinks right around 22 lbs. United.com says the bassinets can handle up to 22 lbs, but I've seen elsewhere that it's only for babies 6 months and under. Anyone have experience with United bassinets on this route (or similar). Is it doable for a baby that age/size for an 8-9 hour flight?

Any input is appreciated.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: stevep on July 11, 2012, 02:11:50 PM
went to Israel with my 1 yr old I borrowed a great stroller from a friend of mine its only avail in Australia and folds to tiny in seconds. unfortionaly I don't recall its name.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 04:37:30 PM
Separate question:

I have a friend who'll be flying with his wife and baby, EWR-GVA on United. The baby will be around 9 months by the time they fly and he thinks right around 22 lbs. United.com says the bassinets can handle up to 22 lbs, but I've seen elsewhere that it's only for babies 6 months and under. Anyone have experience with United bassinets on this route (or similar). Is it doable for a baby that age/size for an 8-9 hour flight?

Any input is appreciated.
Highly doubtful.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on July 11, 2012, 06:01:24 PM
Highly doubtful.

Which part is doubtful, that he'll get a bassinet or that he'll survive the flight with his baby on his lap?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 06:12:37 PM
That the bassinet will comfortably fit a 22 pound baby.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on July 11, 2012, 06:27:36 PM
That the bassinet will comfortably fit a 22 pound baby.

They're flying 7/26 (not sure of the return) with UA, EWR-GVA on a 767-300, which is 2-3-2. Is it worthwhile to book the aisles of a 3 in the back of the plane on the chance that they'll be an empty seat? If they did that they probably wouldn't be able to trade for a 2 later because they'd have no window to offer. What would you do?

Also, his parents will be on the flight in business class. Any advantage to having the parents take the baby? Are they more likely to be accommodated in some fashion that way?

Thanks for you help!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: MLM on July 13, 2012, 12:40:25 PM
I am looking to get something like the Sit n Stroll. I know I can get wheely for my car seat but not sure if its as good. Although it is expensive, I would get it if it is significantly more convenient than my other options. Looking for your ideas on this. Its for a 22lb 17 month baby. I want something that will help her sleep on the plane. And just convenient with all the shlepping.

Thanks
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kayef on July 15, 2012, 08:13:04 AM
First time flying with baby(8mo.):
I am flying southwest, can i take a carseat on the plane?
can i check a stroller?
 any other tips or past experiences with southwest?

thanks
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: MLM on July 15, 2012, 09:37:44 PM
I am looking to get something like the Sit n Stroll. I know I can get wheely for my car seat but not sure if its as good. Although it is expensive, I would get it if it is significantly more convenient than my other options. Looking for your ideas on this. Its for a 22lb 17 month baby. I want something that will help her sleep on the plane. And just convenient with all the shlepping.

Thanks


Really hoping to get some good input on this! What is that wheel thing that sells on amazon for the car seat?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on July 16, 2012, 12:29:24 AM
I am flying southwest, can i take a carseat on the plane?
can i check a stroller?
 any other tips or past experiences with southwest?
thanks
Yes, yes.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/18727
Title: Interesting infant issue
Post by: bklyn on July 31, 2012, 09:57:10 PM
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: sky121 on July 31, 2012, 10:32:28 PM
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

That's pretty nice. What if your trip is for a month? Is there a time limit?
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: daganster on July 31, 2012, 11:41:56 PM
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

I remember reading somewhere that with AA if an infant turns 2 after the first leg they'll provide a seat for the rest of the trip.
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: elikay on August 01, 2012, 12:08:28 AM
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

Link?
I remember reading somewhere that with AA if an infant turns 2 after the first leg they'll provide a seat for the rest of the trip.
I believe it has been discussed.
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: SK on August 01, 2012, 12:44:09 AM
Works for Qantas too. We did this 2 years ago
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: bklyn on August 01, 2012, 02:43:21 AM
Link?I believe it has been discussed.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/family-travel-plan/public/en_gb

It has not been discussed.
Title: Re: Interesting infant issue
Post by: dirah on August 01, 2012, 05:56:40 AM
It has not been discussed.
Has been discussed, though not with AA specifically:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1864.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1864.0)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Shmelly on September 23, 2012, 09:55:53 PM
Flying LGA-CLE via AA, can i gate check an UppaBaby?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2012, 10:22:08 PM
Flying LGA-CLE via AA, can i gate check an UppaBaby?
Yes, though I've never tried taking the stroller seat through security, just the carseat.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Shmelly on September 23, 2012, 10:41:27 PM
Is the car seat bigger/smaller than the regular seat?

Do I inform them at checkin that I'm gate-checking it or simply take my stroller to the gate?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on September 23, 2012, 10:43:04 PM
Is the car seat bigger/smaller than the regular seat?

Do I inform them at checkin that I'm gate-checking it or simply take my stroller to the gate?
Lol, definitely don't do that.  Just bring it to the gate.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Shmelly on September 23, 2012, 10:49:25 PM
Lol, definitely don't do that.  Just bring it to the gate.
Thanks. Any other UppaBaby related travelling advice in general?

One more question. I don't have my son's original birth certificate (submitted it with passport application). Any reason for concern?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Devorah on September 24, 2012, 02:04:32 AM
One more question. I don't have my son's original birth certificate (submitted it with passport application). Any reason for concern?
They don't usually ask for ID for children traveling domestically.  That said, if your under 2 year old is big and you think they might want proof of his/her age, definitely bring along that copy of the birth certificate.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Shmelly on September 24, 2012, 09:51:58 AM
He is 2 already.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: greatdeals on September 24, 2012, 10:46:10 AM
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: L'Chaim on September 24, 2012, 01:10:34 PM
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
A maxi cosi would be helpful (if that's what you mean with carseat)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Mocha on September 24, 2012, 01:17:51 PM
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
You don't need to bring the car seat but if there is an empty seat on the plane it's possible that you can arrange to be seated next to it so you can bring the car seat on board and have your infant in the car seat the entire flight. makes a whole different flying experience. 
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mmermss on September 24, 2012, 01:19:59 PM
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus

there are a few gemachs for car seats here..depending i guess where you'll be staying..for those few times that you would be traveling with car/taxi

it might be helpful for the plane ride if the airline allows it on...
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: L'Chaim on September 24, 2012, 01:21:03 PM
You don't need to bring the car seat but if there is an empty seat on the plane it's possible that you can arrange to be seated next to it so you can bring the car seat on board and have your infant in the car seat the entire flight. makes a whole different flying experience.


I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Mocha on September 24, 2012, 03:49:56 PM
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
CMIIW but he will not be flying by bus and thus it would be wise to bring it just for the above mentioned reasons.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: greatdeals on September 27, 2012, 11:33:48 AM
do the airlines let you bring it on the plane?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mmermss on September 27, 2012, 11:45:51 AM
do the airlines let you bring it on the plane?
depends on the airline...and if there's even a seat available
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kayef on September 27, 2012, 11:51:28 AM
depends on the airline...and if there's even a seat available
on southwest (maybe an faa thing) they only let the carseat by the window of a non emergency exit seat
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mmermss on September 27, 2012, 12:24:58 PM
do the airlines let you bring it on the plane?
what airline r u flying?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: greatdeals on September 27, 2012, 05:40:31 PM
Quote
what airline r u flying?

AA to Zurich and EL AL from Zurich to Tel Aviv
return EL AL direct
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on September 28, 2012, 12:09:21 PM
Hi folks,

I am new here, so please be gentle with me.  I tried looking around for some help regarding my trip to Isreal with my baby, I even tried posting on flyertalk.com, but I am not getting adequate information.  Perhaps this audience is more "family friendly" and has more specific experience and can help me.

Basic story is that my neice is getting married in Isreal.  I booked two business class award tickets for me and my wife (that was all that was available as an award at the time I booked).  I need to take along my baby who will be 10 1/2 months old at the time and not very small.  The airlines confirmed bassinets, but various forums are getting me concerned that they might not be big enough.  Any experience with my specific flights or any other ideas how to deal with the baby (and in general make the trip manageable) would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the flights:

Tue UA978 I (Business Class) NEWARK, NJ (EWR - LIBERTY) 6:50 PM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 8:40 AM 767-300 Dinner
 
LX254 I (Business Class) ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 9:45 AM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (TLV) 2:40 PM A-330
 
(Destination)
 
LX257 I (Business Class) TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (TLV) 5:30 AM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 8:50 AM A-330 Breakfast
 
LH1185 I (Business Class) ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 9:50 AM FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) 11:05 AM ERJ 190
 
LH402 I (Business Class) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) 1:30 PM NEWARK, NJ (EWR - LIBERTY) 4:05 PM 747-400

Thanks everyone for the help!!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on September 28, 2012, 12:14:49 PM
The baby likely won't fit in the bassinet. 
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 28, 2012, 12:17:55 PM
or any other ideas how to deal with the baby (and in general make the trip manageable) would be greatly appreciated.

If it's your babies first flight prepare a bottle to give her during takeoff and landing, my usually very smiley and happy baby was shrieking until the flight attendant told us his ears were probably popping
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on September 28, 2012, 12:22:48 PM
The baby likely won't fit in the bassinet.

That's a problem  :(

Any ideas how to deal with that?

Is there some form of travel bassinet that I can buy to bring on the plane with me that would work?

Any other ideas that might possibly help?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on September 28, 2012, 12:30:58 PM
Buy a seat or prepare to be miserable.
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on September 28, 2012, 12:33:20 PM
Buy a seat or prepare to be miserable.
Every kid is different but yeah.
That's why I laid out the extra $425 (including the direct on the return) to buy a seat for my kid with the el Al fiasco
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on September 28, 2012, 12:37:34 PM
I don't really have the option of buying a seat for my baby.

The only way I can do this is by using miles and I don't have the miles, nor is there a third seat available with miles at this point.

Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on September 28, 2012, 12:39:06 PM
What about on coach? Better of with three seats in coach than two in business
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on September 28, 2012, 12:54:19 PM
What about on coach? Better of with three seats in coach than two in business

I had 120K in two different accounts, not 240K in one so that couldn't work.
I might be up to 80K in one of my accounts by the time of the trip, so I might be able to make the change then, if availability still exists.

Are the bassinets so bad that its worth paying a change fee and sitting in coach rather than trying to use the bassinets??

From what I hear, the LH bassinet (for the main return flight) shouldn't be a problem.  The UA and LX bassinets are rated for 22 pounds which I am sure is more than he will weigh, but don't seem very ideal.  (LX specifically states; "ideal for up to around 8 months".  UA doesn't clarify, but it sounds even worse.)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: MosheP on September 28, 2012, 01:06:17 PM
First off, how about bringing a car seat along and hoping for an empty seat.

I flew BA in coach recently and they had a choice between a bassinet and a sort of car seat. Both went on the shelf by the bulkhead. I tried both and my daughter 12 m/o at the time liked the car seat much better. Even if your baby wont fall asleep in the bassinet, you can place her in there once she is sleeping. It will be warm and cozy!!!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on September 28, 2012, 01:08:57 PM
I don't think they'll give you an empty seat in business
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: MosheP on September 28, 2012, 01:12:06 PM
I don't think they'll give you an empty seat in business
Hasn't Dan gotten one in the past?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on September 28, 2012, 01:19:49 PM
Its very YMMV in business and first.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Shmelly on October 04, 2012, 04:52:25 PM
When flying ElAl direct in coach, what are the best seats to choose for a couple with a 2 year old? Planes are 747 and 777.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: greatdeals on October 11, 2012, 03:15:28 PM
I tried getting a bassinet and they said there is none available
do you think they will let you bring a car seat on the plane?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: exfallsburg on October 14, 2012, 02:05:57 PM
When travelling with twins would the allow you to gate-check a double stroller? (Citi Mini GT to be exact...)
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: A3 on October 14, 2012, 02:28:13 PM
When travelling with twins would the allow you to gate-check a double stroller? (Citi Mini GT to be exact...)

On AA No. On most other airlines it shouldn't be a problem
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: SPGCont on October 15, 2012, 01:28:27 AM
Based on some of the above comments I am considering cancelling paid 10% lap fare and instead booking a third seat for my baby in biz with me and the wife.

Does that make sense?

Can a car seat go in a biz/first class seat?

(flying BA 747, Cathy A330, Asiana 747 and 777, and El Al 777)
They all advertise bassinets available but don't think they'll be big enough.
Baby will be 11 months at time of travel.

Also, when cancelling a 10% infant fare - or really paying with miles instead for an actual seat - do you have to pay cancellation/change fees (Tickets booked with AA, BA, and United miles) ?

 Anyone have any experience with that?

Thanks!
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on October 15, 2012, 08:50:08 AM
Make sure they allow a car away, otherwise it will be wasted miles
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: exfallsburg on October 15, 2012, 01:02:37 PM
On AA No. On most other airlines it shouldn't be a problem
On AA metal or AA flights? It's an LY flight...
Title: Re: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Ergel on October 15, 2012, 01:05:11 PM
On AA metal or AA flights? It's an LY flight...
I think it's largely YMMV but IME not a problem when traveling in biz
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on October 15, 2012, 01:17:39 PM
When I considered changing my infant ticket (in response the same posts above), UA told me that the infant ticket was considered a purchased fare and therefore subject to the $250 change fee for international tickets
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: A3 on October 15, 2012, 02:05:33 PM
On AA metal or AA flights? It's an LY flight...

AA metal. Been discussed before. Yet have a policy that is a bit over a year old. No bulky strollers or any strollers over 20lbs
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 02, 2012, 01:29:20 PM
Were flying to israel on sunday and have an infant with us and i jve a bassinet and a car seat how do i go about this? Do i pack the bassinet and just take the car seat or do i take both with us to the gate?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 02, 2012, 01:32:06 PM
Were flying to israel on sunday and have an infant with us and i jve a bassinet and a car seat how do i go about this? Do i pack the bassinet and just take the car seat or do i take both with us to the gate?
Why would you bring the bassinet with you?

Do you have a seat for the infant? If no, see if there are any empty seats on the plane. If not check the car seat as well
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 02, 2012, 02:07:47 PM
I do not have a seat, son is a month old. Why would delta give me a seat? Also what am i supposed to do with the bassinet then? Right im gonna check in the car seat at the gate - am i amble to check it in with my luggage?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: L'Chaim on November 03, 2012, 01:02:15 PM
Were flying to israel on sunday and have an infant with us and i jve a bassinet and a car seat how do i go about this? Do i pack the bassinet and just take the car seat or do i take both with us to the gate?

Some airlines allow for an exceptional item to be checked in for a baby, YMMV.
I flew El Al with an infant and we had two extra pieces of luggage payed for (€27/p), so we checked in the bassinet (stuffed with all kinds of things) as the baby's 10kg piece, we had it wrapped in plastic at the airport.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 03, 2012, 07:33:05 PM
ok, thanks, i know i an send the stroller down when i get to the gate, but what do ppl do when flying with the bassinet? (i.e. UP or buggaboo)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 03, 2012, 07:48:32 PM
ok, thanks, i know i an send the stroller down when i get to the gate, but what do ppl do when flying with the bassinet? (i.e. UP or buggaboo)
We checked the bassinet under and had Rafi in the infant car seat attached to the UB through the airport. Brought the carseat on the plane and gate-checked the UB.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 03, 2012, 08:21:49 PM
Thanks dan, does that mean you checked the bassinet as one of ur lugg - meaning im gonna have to oay for an extra piece of lugg or put it in one of my lugg?

P.s. pls pm me my wife did a new logo for dd! :-)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yungerman on November 04, 2012, 02:23:59 AM
In January we took our then-toddler and infant to EY for 3 weeks. The best piece of advice I can give is to get an Ergo or Beco carrier.
IMHI any other carrier doesn't cut it. For example, I was able to carry my 30 pound son for 6 hours straight with minimal back/shoulder discomfort.
Of course the details and advantages of the above-mentioned carriers deserve their own thread. However, it's noteworthy to mention that they're
indispensable for EY due to it's topography and many stairs etc.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 04, 2012, 02:42:46 AM
In January we took our then-toddler and infant to EY for 3 weeks. The best piece of advice I can give is to get an Ergo or Beco carrier.
IMHI any other carrier doesn't cut it. For example, I was able to carry my 30 pound son for 6 hours straight with minimal back/shoulder discomfort.
Of course the details and advantages of the above-mentioned carriers deserve their own thread. However, it's noteworthy to mention that they're
indispensable for EY due to it's topography and many stairs etc.

Thanks dor te advice, though we live there and arw going back to continue living there, though im getting nervous now about bassinet & car seat (i dis not get my son his own seat either)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Eli on November 04, 2012, 08:57:27 AM
Hey everyone,

I'm going to Israel end of this month with our 20-month old. We bought an extra seat for him (cheap elal tickets) and we will be taking his britax car seat (not the snap-n-go, the big one) with us using a sort-of hand truck that's designed for shlepping a car seat. We are hoping having him in the car seat will help him stay put and sleep.

The issue is what to do about an actual stroller while we're there. We also need a pack-n-play for the 3 nights we are not staying in a hotel.

I'm looking for someone (in the arzei-maalot dafna-machal area) who either has a stroller/crib/p-n-p for us to borrow or if anyone knows of a gemach for these sorts of things.

Feel free to chime in if you have any advice in general.

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 09:56:26 AM
Don't bring the Britax, I did it just now for the first time and it's a PITA.
It's just too heavy and bulky to fly with, can't fit down aisles, and your kid will be kicking the seat in front, guaranteed.

Get this instead, I just did myself! (http://linksynergy.walmart.com/fs-bin/click?id=XDbotxbyEF4&subid=&offerid=223073.1&type=10&tmpid=273&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F16932760%3F&RD_PARM2=adid%3D22222222227000889285%2526wmlspartner%3Dwlpa%2526wl0%3D%2526wl1%3Dg%2526wl2%3D%2526wl3%3D14003588710%2526wl4%3D%2526wl5%3Dpla%2526veh%3Dsem)
It's lightweight, smaller, and a whole lot easier to deal with when flying.  Only works for up to 40 pounds, but for under $40 shipped it's worth the investment even for just 1 trip.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Eli on November 04, 2012, 10:13:09 AM
Thanks for the advice, but what do you do about rolling it through the airport? Hand truck designed for a carseat?

Also what did you do about a stroller once you're shlepping the carseat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:21:25 AM
Thanks for the advice, but what do you do about rolling it through the airport? Hand truck designed for a carseat?

Also what did you do about a stroller once you're shlepping the carseat?
It should work for the Britax and the Cosco just fine, they're both convertible carseats.
We brought out UppaBaby through the airport and used it to help shlep the diaper bag and baby toys and then gate checked it.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Eli on November 04, 2012, 10:24:44 AM
Wow, so a carry on, a wife (additional carry-on), a shaitel box, a cosco car seat on a handtruck, AND a stroller?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:34:17 AM
Wow, so a carry on, a wife (additional carry-on), a shaitel box, a cosco car seat on a handtruck, AND a stroller?
Lol.
The stroller (esp an UB with its big basket) is actually a help though, you can put all your carry-ons in it.  Then you just collapse and gatecheck on the jetbridge.  Not too hard really.
We definitely could have checked it as luggage, but this worked out well as it holds everything.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Eli on November 04, 2012, 10:35:38 AM
K but the real question is did you take the cosco carseat on a handtruck in addition to the stroller?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:36:18 AM
K but the real question is did you take the cosco carseat on a handtruck in addition to the stroller?
Yes, we took the Britax on the gogobabyz truck as well as the stroller to hold carry-ons.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on November 04, 2012, 10:45:04 AM
Lol.
The stroller (esp an UB with its big basket) is actually a help though, you can put all your carry-ons in it.  Then you just collapse and gatecheck on the jetbridge.  Not too hard really.
We definitely could have checked it as luggage, but this worked out well as it holds everything.
so dan, you had a car seat and a  bassinet, and you took the car seat on the flight and the bassinet and the UB base you checked in at the gate? you think delta will let me do the same - but i donty have a ticket for the baby and let me check in both bassi and carseat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:47:25 AM
No we used to check the bassinet and UB seat in a baby exception suitcase.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BAHayman on November 04, 2012, 10:48:30 AM
K but the real question is did you take the cosco carseat on a handtruck in addition to the stroller?
This (http://www.gogobabyz.com/product-i14550-c26-g6-b0-p0-gogo_Kidz_Travelmate_.aspx) handtruck?

So now I think I'm convinced to get the Scenera for our upcoming Israel trip for Purim...
Or maybe this CARES (http://kidsflysafe.com/) thingy... anyone have any experience with CARES?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:50:22 AM
Problem with cares is that its not as conducive to sleeping inflight as a car seat is.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BAHayman on November 04, 2012, 10:51:37 AM
Problem with cares is that its not as conducive to sleeping inflight as a car seat is.
Thats a good point...
Rafi dosen't fit in the KeyFit 30 anymore?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 10:53:33 AM
He fits but he's 31 inches tall now and I think it only is meant for 30 inches.  He also seems much happier in the car with the convertible.

Boy was it easier to travel with though!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BAHayman on November 04, 2012, 10:58:55 AM
He fits but he's 31 inches tall now and I think it only is meant for 30 inches.  He also seems much happier in the car with the convertible.

Boy was it easier to travel with though!
Hmm I guess I have to see if my son is too tall for it. I got the Britax Advocate 70-G3 during with the Amazon 20% baby coupon and he is definitely much happier, but there is no way I would attempt to fly with that.

I guess if he's too tall for the KeyFit 30 I'll pick up one of the Cosco Sceneras. Being as the Scenera only weighs 8.5 lbs, do you think it still pays to get one of those luggage carts?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 04, 2012, 11:09:00 AM
This (http://www.gogobabyz.com/product-i14550-c26-g6-b0-p0-gogo_Kidz_Travelmate_.aspx) handtruck?
$90??
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 11:26:57 AM
Hmm I guess I have to see if my son is too tall for it. I got the Britax Advocate 70-G3 during with the Amazon 20% baby coupon and he is definitely much happier, but there is no way I would attempt to fly with that.

I guess if he's too tall for the KeyFit 30 I'll pick up one of the Cosco Sceneras. Being as the Scenera only weighs 8.5 lbs, do you think it still pays to get one of those luggage carts?
And put the baby in the UB? The Scenara may even fit underneath the UB.  I'll try it later and report back.

$90??
$69 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJK9EY?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=1BTDBWRQ963G6BR1GFHM&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=502042891&pf_rd_i=B004O79SBM?ie=UTF8&tag=cl03f-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=932)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 04, 2012, 11:29:39 AM
Would you use the scenara as an everyday car seat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 04, 2012, 11:31:10 AM
Would you use the scerena as an everyday car seat?
I don't see why not, but we already bought a Britax.  The Britax goes until a much higher weight, though I doubt you'll reach that weight before they switch to a booster.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 04, 2012, 11:33:38 AM
I don't see why not, but we already bought a Britax.  The Britax goes until a much higher weight, though I doubt you'll reach that weight before they switch to a booster.
New regulations have kids in a car seat much longer. We already have a britax for our older one. Would be great to get this for when she grows out of her current seat till the toddler grows out of the britax.
Title: Re: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 04, 2012, 02:01:27 PM
Don't bring the Britax, I did it just now for the first time and it's a PITA.
It's just too heavy and bulky to fly with, can't fit down aisles, and your kid will be kicking the seat in front, guaranteed.

Get this instead, I just did myself! (http://linksynergy.walmart.com/fs-bin/click?id=XDbotxbyEF4&subid=&offerid=223073.1&type=10&tmpid=273&RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2F16932760%3F&RD_PARM2=adid%3D22222222227000889285%2526wmlspartner%3Dwlpa%2526wl0%3D%2526wl1%3Dg%2526wl2%3D%2526wl3%3D14003588710%2526wl4%3D%2526wl5%3Dpla%2526veh%3Dsem)
It's lightweight, smaller, and a whole lot easier to deal with when flying.  Only works for up to 40 pounds, but for under $40 shipped it's worth the investment even for just 1 trip.
Thanks. Got it
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: greatdeals on November 05, 2012, 10:52:02 AM
I am flying with my 7 month old
on AA to Zurich and EL AL to Tel Aviv
I was told there are no bassinets available
would they let me bring the car seat on the plane
in case there is an empty seat? I was not planing on
bringing a car seat but now I am thinking of bringing one
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2012, 11:20:43 AM
Usually they will but YMMV
Title: Re: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 05, 2012, 11:22:17 AM
Usually they will but YMMV
Helps immeasurably ime if you are in the lounge and ask the agents there
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2012, 11:26:20 AM
How can lounge agents help? You'll need GA and FA permission either way.
Though if I know I'm next to an empty seat I'll sneak the car seat on even if the GA says no...
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: A3 on November 05, 2012, 11:32:26 AM
Keep checking the seat map.
And make sure to add the child to ur itinerary as early as possible.
Not sure is if its true, last time I was in ORD I asked about an empty seat ad the agent in the lounge told me, that since I have a lap child the seat next to me is blocked off unless there are no other seats
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 05, 2012, 11:35:36 AM
Not true though a really really nice agent may block it for you.
Title: Re: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 05, 2012, 11:50:59 AM
Not true though a really really nice agent may block it for you.
On a few occasions I have had a agent in the lounge block the seat for me.
Also ime helps to know that there is an empty seat and where it is-then the gate agent can't tell you there are no seats.
And if they have blocked a seat off for you, unlikely the gate agent will deny you boarding
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MLM on November 12, 2012, 10:46:00 PM
I have been using the Sit n Stroll it is very over priced and not very sturdy but I was not able to find an alternative. I got very nervous because it would nt fit in the AA 762 J seats. But after leaning the seat back I was able to slide it under the handle bars.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: essell on November 15, 2012, 12:59:34 PM
I'm flying with a toddler and a 6 month old baby in a few weeks to Manchester from nyc, They only have with a stop for the dates I'm looking for would anyone know if they give back the stroller at the gate when I get off the plane in BRU which is Brussels airport or DUS which is Düsseldorf int.? I flew last year through LHR which is London and they dont give back the stroller at gate only with luggage!!!! I had to schlepp around the airport with a baby in my hand....
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on November 15, 2012, 01:32:58 PM
I'm flying with a toddler and a 6 month old baby in a few weeks to Manchester from nyc, They only have with a stop for the dates I'm looking for would anyone know if they give back the stroller at the gate when I get off the plane in BRU which is Brussels airport or DUS which is Düsseldorf int.? I flew last year through LHR which is London and they dont give back the stroller at gate only with luggage!!!! I had to schlepp around the airport with a baby in my hand....

 ;D
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: L'Chaim on November 15, 2012, 01:53:42 PM
They should give you the stroller when you exit the plane regardless if you have a connecting flight or not.
Obviously you if you gate-check the stroller  ::)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: essell on November 15, 2012, 02:12:54 PM
They should give you the stroller when you exit the plane regardless if you have a connecting flight or not.
Obviously you if you gate-check the stroller  ::)

Here is what I got as email reply from BA:
-------------------------
Dear ....

I am sorry we have been unable to reply to you sooner.

Usually you can keep the pushchair (stroller) beyond the check in desk area, if you want to. Our check in staff will provide you with a baggage tag to be fastened onto the pushchair.

Upon boarding the aircraft, the pushchair should be handed-over to a member of the British Airways team so it can be stored in the aircraft hold.

Upon arrival at your destination, you will find the pushchair at the aircraft side, if this is not possible, it will be delivered to the baggage arrivals hall.

Further, London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports have already advised us that, due to the volume of flights and passengers that use the airport, they are unable to deliver children's pushchairs at the aircraft side. It must be collected from the baggage arrivals hall.

This may also be the case at other airports and we advise passengers to check with the airport they are travelling from as we cannot guarantee that buggies can be taken beyond check in at all airports.

For your information, infants who have not reached their 2nd birthday will be permitted a baggage allowance of one piece and will be permitted an additional fully collapsible pushchair, and a car seat.

I hope the above information is useful to you.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on November 15, 2012, 02:17:54 PM
Got to love bringlish
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: RT on November 15, 2012, 06:17:38 PM
What's the best way to add a baby to my itinerary? She will be 3 mths old when we travel.  I booked ticket just for me and my husband.

Also, bottom line, does AA allow infant car seats if there's an empty seat? ( i know i came in in middle of this discussion..)

BTW, booked my flights on AA.com and booked using our FF#'s why am I not offered any decent seats? I know premium seats are reserved for ppl with status or if you pay but why are they blocking off all aisle and windows and only showing middles? Is this some way to sucker me into buying a seat?!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on November 15, 2012, 06:19:25 PM
What's the best way to add a baby to my itinerary? She will be 3 mths old when we travel.  I booked ticket just for me and my husband.

Also, bottom line, does AA allow infant car seats if there's an empty seat? ( i know i came in in middle of this discussion..)

BTW, booked my flights on AA.com and booked using our FF#'s why am I not offered any decent seats? I know premium seats are reserved for ppl with status or if you pay but why are they blocking off all aisle and windows and only showing middles? Is this some way to sucker me into buying a seat?!
Are you flying domestic or intl?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: RT on November 16, 2012, 12:19:25 AM
Are you flying domestic or intl?

Domestic..
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on November 16, 2012, 12:22:42 AM
Domestic..
you can either call AA and simply add the infant by phone or you can wait until check-in. It takes 2 minutes either way.

AA officially allows car seats on board if there is an empty seat next to yours, if there isn't they will just gate-check it. (remember that per FAA regulations the car seat must be by the window seat)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: RT on November 16, 2012, 09:40:59 AM
Any idea why I can't pre-select a decent seat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on November 16, 2012, 10:13:33 AM
Any idea why I can't pre-select a decent seat?
Maybe they no longer are available?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: RT on November 16, 2012, 01:56:30 PM
Maybe they no longer are available?
Apparently according to the agent I spoke to, they hold a whole bunch of seats till the day of departure. I can pay $19/seat if I want to make sure I get a decent seat......
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BP13 on November 18, 2012, 08:11:08 PM
Does United give bassinets for infants on domestic flights ?  JFK-LAX (first class)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BP13 on November 19, 2012, 02:37:49 PM
Does United give bassinets for infants on domestic flights ?  JFK-LAX (first class)

Any1 knows ?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: kosher on November 27, 2012, 12:22:25 PM
Hi folks,

I am new here, so please be gentle with me.  I tried looking around for some help regarding my trip to Isreal with my baby, I even tried posting on flyertalk.com, but I am not getting adequate information.  Perhaps this audience is more "family friendly" and has more specific experience and can help me.

Basic story is that my neice is getting married in Isreal.  I booked two business class award tickets for me and my wife (that was all that was available as an award at the time I booked).  I need to take along my baby who will be 10 1/2 months old at the time and not very small.  The airlines confirmed bassinets, but various forums are getting me concerned that they might not be big enough.  Any experience with my specific flights or any other ideas how to deal with the baby (and in general make the trip manageable) would be greatly appreciated.

Here are the flights:

Tue UA978 I (Business Class) NEWARK, NJ (EWR - LIBERTY) 6:50 PM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 8:40 AM 767-300 Dinner
 
LX254 I (Business Class) ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 9:45 AM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (TLV) 2:40 PM A-330
 
(Destination)
 
LX257 I (Business Class) TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (TLV) 5:30 AM ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 8:50 AM A-330 Breakfast
 
LH1185 I (Business Class) ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (ZRH) 9:50 AM FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) 11:05 AM ERJ 190
 
LH402 I (Business Class) FRANKFURT, GERMANY (FRA) 1:30 PM NEWARK, NJ (EWR - LIBERTY) 4:05 PM 747-400

Thanks everyone for the help!!

Update:

My baby weighed in at 20.5 lbs a few days before the trip

I asked in the lounge about an empty seat for my baby on UA and the response was something like, "sure there are seats available - the cost is $5200"
 
When I was connected in ZRH, as soon as I got to the gate the agents noticed I had a baby and went on the computer to find an empty seat. (They approached me before I could get to them.) When they noticed that there were empty seats, but not next to me, they paged the lounge to ask the person next to us to see if he would change his seat (he did).
 
On the way back, there were no empty seats so this wasn't relevant.

UA - Bassinet was flimsy and too small. We could not use it.  We had him sleep on one of our seats in the flat position while we sat at the end of the bed/seat reading and keeping him safe

LX - On one flight they proactively found an extra seat for him, as mentioned above (which he didn't end up sleeping in).  On the second flight we used the bassinet. It was a drop tight, but we put him in already sleeping and he slept for another hour.

LH - Pretty good bassinet.  He slept in for a few hours and once even went to sleep in it (with a little encouraging on my part)

In general, I still think that two business class seats were a lot better than three coach ones would have been (except perhaps on the first flight).
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: L'Chaim on November 27, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
Nice report!  :)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 02:30:20 PM
Does any one know of a way to get UA to reserve a bassinet seat in Y international for a baby not born yet?  Let me explain...can I up UA and tell them I want to add an infant to the ticket (the infant isnt born yet) and make up a name and bday, so they will say yes and give me the bassinet seat thats available.  Then call up after and cancel the infant ticket...but still keep the bassinet seats (?).  Then when the baby is actually born..all i'll have to do is call UA and add the infant on again just for the return and ill already be booked in the bassinet seats.

The advantage of this is that if I wait till baby is born..the bassinet seat might not be available anymore (there only one more available on the return flight).

Any one familiar with this?  Do you think it would work? Would me being *G with TK help?

TIA!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2013, 02:32:55 PM
Does any one know of a way to get UA to reserve a bassinet seat in Y international for a baby not born yet?  Let me explain...can I up UA and tell them I want to add an infant to the ticket (the infant isnt born yet) and make up a name and bday, so they will say yes and give me the bassinet seat thats available.  Then call up after and cancel the infant ticket...but still keep the bassinet seats (?).  Then when the baby is actually born..all i'll have to do is call UA and add the infant on again just for the return and ill already be booked in the bassinet seats.

The advantage of this is that if I wait till baby is born..the bassinet seat might not be available anymore (there only one more available on the return flight).

Any one familiar with this?  Do you think it would work? Would me being *G with TK help?

TIA!
Yes, you can book a ticket for "Baby Goldberg" and just fix the name after birth.  Agents know how to deal with that.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 02:35:25 PM
Yes, you can book a ticket for "Baby Goldberg" and just fix the name after birth.  Agents know how to deal with that.
Can I do it directly with United?

So I shouldnt cancel the ticket and rebook when infant is born?

They will for sure give me a bassinet seat knowing that there is no infant born yet?

Is it a problem that I already booked everyone else?  Meaning how annoying is it to add a "baby goldberg" now?

Another thing is..the outbound flight the infant wont be born yet..so would the "baby goldberg" ticket get canceled? only on return will there be the infant

And one more thing...
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-children/463992-booking-international-ticket-unborn-child.html#post4488447


Thanks
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: WhyAich on January 03, 2013, 02:51:34 PM
Yes, you can book a ticket for "Baby Goldberg" and just fix the name after birth.  Agents know how to deal with that.
which? TA's? AFAIK it's a pain and we can't do it...maybe united reps
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2013, 02:54:31 PM
which? TA's? AFAIK it's a pain and we can't do it...maybe united reps
No offense, but I've yet to ever use a TA.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 02:56:26 PM
No offense, but I've yet to ever use a TA.

So that narrows the questions down...
They will for sure give me a bassinet seat knowing that there is no infant born yet?

Another thing is..the outbound flight the infant wont be born yet..so would the "baby goldberg" ticket get canceled? only on return will there be the infant

And one more thing...
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-children/463992-booking-international-ticket-unborn-child.html#post4488447


Thanks

Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on January 03, 2013, 02:58:18 PM
PUTPAC
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 03:18:18 PM
PUTPAC
Just did.  The agent told me they can not book an infant ticket without a name or DOB and even if I had the infants name I still wont be able to be guaranteed a bassinet seat but she can only put a request in.

HUCA?  ???

Do I ask something else?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: WhyAich on January 03, 2013, 04:11:30 PM
No offense, but I've yet to ever use a TA.

it's not an offense, i was just asking to clarify that you meant UA reps.

and you'd be pleasantly surprised what a TA can do, yes for you, in most or almost all cases we wont help, especially with your travel habits, but sometimes we can, and for reg. fold it's def. a gain to use a TA.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: mmermss on January 03, 2013, 05:42:37 PM
I know someone flying jfk-tlv ELAL and wants to know if he can bring an UB stroller seat AND the bassinet piece and give both parts (in a bag) before entering plane?  I know you can do that with one of the two pieces...but what about both?
TIA
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: LeeW on January 17, 2013, 01:40:34 AM
I plan on flying to Israel with two toddlers, two years old, twins.

Do all car seats fit into the airplane seats, or do I need to get a smaller one for the plane? I currently have one in a Britax 55 Roundabout and one in a Graco. Also has anyone used the Britax travel attachment for the car seat as opposed to the gobabyz?
http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Seat-Travel-Cart-Black/dp/B005CNEQK0/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358401566&sr=1-3&keywords=car+seat+for+airplane (http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Seat-Travel-Cart-Black/dp/B005CNEQK0/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358401566&sr=1-3&keywords=car+seat+for+airplane)
Finally is there any way not to have to stand in line with two kvetchy kids while renting a car? Can a family member in Israel pick the car up for me?

If you have any tips for flying with two two year olds please comment. Thank you.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on January 17, 2013, 08:46:52 AM
I plan on flying to Israel with two toddlers, two years old, twins.

Do all car seats fit into the airplane seats, or do I need to get a smaller one for the plane? I currently have one in a Britax 55 Roundabout and one in a Graco. Also has anyone used the Britax travel attachment for the car seat as opposed to the gobabyz?
http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Seat-Travel-Cart-Black/dp/B005CNEQK0/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358401566&sr=1-3&keywords=car+seat+for+airplane (http://www.amazon.com/Britax-Seat-Travel-Cart-Black/dp/B005CNEQK0/ref=sr_1_3?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1358401566&sr=1-3&keywords=car+seat+for+airplane)
Finally is there any way not to have to stand in line with two kvetchy kids while renting a car? Can a family member in Israel pick the car up for me?

If you have any tips for flying with two two year olds please comment. Thank you.
do you anyways bring a rollaboard? if you do, all you need is this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JHN3AS/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i00
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on January 17, 2013, 10:29:12 AM
We strongly regretted bringing the Britax.  It's just too heavy and bulky.
Spending $39 on Scenera as a travel carseat was worth every penny.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: LeeW on January 17, 2013, 11:46:16 AM
do you anyways bring a rollaboard? if you do, all you need is this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JHN3AS/ref=oh_details_o04_s01_i00

Thanks for that link. Does a roll away mean a carry on? And does that attach securely? it is way cheaper than the other options.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on January 17, 2013, 02:04:35 PM
Thanks for that link. Does a roll away mean a carry on? And does that attach securely? it is way cheaper than the other options.
well a carry on can mean a few different things. a rollaboard is basically a mini rolling suitcase

it attaches securely and works like a dream
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on January 17, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
We strongly regretted bringing the Britax.  It's just too heavy and bulky.
Spending $39 on Scenera as a travel carseat was worth every penny.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692
The GoGo baby wheels are double the price are they that much better then the britax wheels? Did you try the britax cart or the car seat?

Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: LeeW on January 18, 2013, 12:31:08 AM
We strongly regretted bringing the Britax.  It's just too heavy and bulky.
Spending $39 on Scenera as a travel carseat was worth every penny.

http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/26692

When you say it was too bulky, did it fit into the seats on the plane comfortably? I would have to buy two of these car setas and I'm wondering if it is worth it.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: dirah on January 23, 2013, 06:45:55 AM
Planning my next journey,  the airlines I am flying do not allow a rear-facing infant seat.
[One airline doesn't allow it at all, the other doesn't allow it over a certain weight.]

Bassinets are also too small, the airlines I am flying have 71cm or 76cm bassinets, and infant is already 78cm, and flight is two months away!

The only choice seems to be between a forward-facing carsear, or the CARES system (http://kidsflysafe.com/cares-overview/).
To me, it seems that the CARES option is the more convenient option, but I was wondering if anyone has personal experience with this, which you would recommend. I am dealing with a couple of long-haul flights, and am looking for an option which will allow for relatively comfortable sleeping, this is really important.

Also, anyone have first-hand experience with convenient ways of transporting carseats, such as this (http://www.amazon.com/Go-Go-Babyz-QRKIDZ-Kidz-Travelmate/dp/B000JJK9EY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358944477&sr=8-1&keywords=travel+mate#productPromotions) or this (http://www.amazon.com/Go-Go-Babyz-Travelmate-Luggage-Orange/dp/B0068IGSHM/ref=pd_sbs_ba_5).

[Mods: If you feel this warrants a new thread, please break it off.]
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2013, 09:39:00 AM
I don't think Rafi would sleep in CARES. Why not buy a scenara for $39 as a travel car seat and just have them fave forward when required?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: dd321 on January 23, 2013, 02:31:09 PM
Traveling to miami on delta with a 18month yr old, paid for a seat for the child, what are rules regarding fwd facing car seats ?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: dirah on January 24, 2013, 09:12:20 AM
I don't think Rafi would sleep in CARES. Why not buy a scenara for $39 as a travel car seat and just have them fave forward when required?
I've got a Graco ComfortSport, which is also rear-facing.
But these types of convertible seats keep the child in more of a "sitting up" position.
I was hoping to be able to use a dedicated rear-facing seat, as they lie flatter.
But if I am using a convertible seat, then I don't care if it faces forward as opposed to backwards, because facing it to the rear won't make it more comfortable or more conducive to sleep.
Anyways, not much I can do about that.
I think I will just take my Graco along, I have read some reviews that CARES is not conducive to sleeping, as you said.
Thanks for the input, let me know if you have any more.

I am still hoping that someone has experience regarding this:
Also, anyone have first-hand experience with convenient ways of transporting carseats, such as this (http://www.amazon.com/Go-Go-Babyz-QRKIDZ-Kidz-Travelmate/dp/B000JJK9EY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358944477&sr=8-1&keywords=travel+mate#productPromotions) or this (http://www.amazon.com/Go-Go-Babyz-Travelmate-Luggage-Orange/dp/B0068IGSHM/ref=pd_sbs_ba_5).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: shmu on January 30, 2013, 03:21:17 PM
does anyone know if I can add a lap child for my return only on a AA award to Paris?

meaning I will fly myself the way there, and on the way back I will take child.

I don't want to add child to wifes lap since she is on a AA one-way award, (will have to pay 10% of regular one-way)

thanks.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rots5 on January 30, 2013, 05:11:09 PM
does anyone know if I can add a lap child for my return only on a AA award to Paris?

meaning I will fly myself the way there, and on the way back I will take child.

I don't want to add child to wifes lap since she is on a AA one-way award, (will have to pay 10% of regular one-way)

thanks.
u can prob just add the kid when u get to the airport..no?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: shmu on January 30, 2013, 06:07:46 PM
u can prob just add the kid when u get to the airport..no?
For domestic yes, but not for int'l
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Drago on May 28, 2013, 05:53:36 AM
Anyone know if it makes a difference btw booking an infant's ticket imm upon ticketing the adults, or waiting till it's closer to the flying date?
In my case, I have tix booked using AA from DPS - TLV in biz, and the infants tik cost is sky-high.
If availability opens up, I'd book her using miles as well. So I'd like to wait to pay for her ticket until the date is closer to see if a mileage option (specifically on LY) opens up. But will I have to pay much more for her tik if I wait till the date is closer (perhaps a month or 2 out) rather than purchasing it now?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on June 25, 2013, 04:55:14 PM
does anyone have experience flying us airways on the phl-tlv route with babies, specifically is it worth requesting bassinet seats for the extra legroom so that baby can play there or reserving 2 regular seats with 1 empty seat in the middle for car seat & hoping it stays that way?.

side note, according to seat guru"In Economy Class, rows 14-22 have 1 inch less of seat pitch and should be avoided." is this true?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on June 26, 2013, 01:46:57 PM
does anyone have experience flying us airways on the phl-tlv route with babies, specifically is it worth requesting bassinet seats for the extra legroom so that baby can play there or reserving 2 regular seats with 1 empty seat in the middle for car seat & hoping it stays that way?.

side note, according to seat guru"In Economy Class, rows 14-22 have 1 inch less of seat pitch and should be avoided." is this true?
bump
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mmermss on June 26, 2013, 01:50:40 PM
bump
How old is baby? When I flew that route in envoy my baby (around a year old) and I shared bed and it was no problem.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on June 26, 2013, 03:38:15 PM
How old is baby? When I flew that route in envoy my baby (around a year old) and I shared bed and it was no problem.
he'll be around 17 months old but in economy
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 11:53:03 AM
Flying to EWR-HNL with a 5 month old tomorrow on UA, and googled for a DDF wiki and got this thread - the google search indicated there was a wiki but I don't see one.

Anyone know if it exists and where I can find it?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on July 23, 2013, 12:12:49 PM
Flying to EWR-HNL with a 5 month old tomorrow on UA, and googled for a DDF wiki and got this thread - the google search indicated there was a wiki but I don't see one.

Anyone know if it exists and where I can find it?
Try this one (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=29695.msg515448.msg#515448).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 12:19:51 PM
Thanks.

You mean the links to the master threads?

I was wondering if there's a wiki that summarizes all the relevant info, but if not I'll go trough the master threads
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on July 23, 2013, 12:22:35 PM
Thanks.

You mean the links to the master threads?

I was wondering if there's a wiki that summarizes all the relevant info, but if not I'll go trough the master threads
I'm not sure about a wiki, just remembered seeing that post so I figured you might find there what you're looking for.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 12:28:28 PM
Thanks.

Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on July 23, 2013, 12:38:09 PM
You might wanna check out Dans article Tips For Flying With An Infant… (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23893).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 12:40:11 PM
That looks like what I need.
Thank you!!

Will check it out.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 03:02:55 PM
From Dan's article on the main site:
Quote
I’ll book us a window and aisle seat with an empty middle.  Nobody has ever taken the middle seat yet, and if they did I’m sure they’d be happy to trade for one of our seats.  At the gate I just ask the agent if the middle seat is still open for us to put the carseat in and have always been able to do that.

Even if the infant is officially traveling on your lap and doesn't officially have a seat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on July 23, 2013, 03:06:50 PM
From Dan's article on the main site:
Even if the infant is officially traveling on your lap and doesn't officially have a seat?
Yes, as far as I understand, CMIIW.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moko on July 23, 2013, 04:46:33 PM
From Dan's article on the main site:
Even if the infant is officially traveling on your lap and doesn't officially have a seat?
worked every time for us except twice.
Once when the flight was oversold and the second was with an exceptionally retarded gate agent said it was against airline (UA) policy, and had it checked. Thankfully for a normal flight attendant who asked for it to be brought back up, we had a great flight.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: YG on July 23, 2013, 05:03:55 PM
Thanks everyone!

So protocol is to ask check in agent to block a seat, if they don't, try again at the gate...?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on August 08, 2013, 12:19:59 PM
does anyone know what happened to the 'Go-Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate' it seems to be out of stock everywhere, has it been discontinued?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on August 08, 2013, 05:29:32 PM
does anyone know what happened to the 'Go-Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate' it seems to be out of stock everywhere, has it been discontinued?
why shlep an extra piece? if youre anyways using a roll aboard, this is all you need

http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sbs_ba_2
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on August 08, 2013, 05:42:50 PM
why shlep an extra piece? if youre anyways using a roll aboard, this is all you need

http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sbs_ba_2
do you have it?.
The price is great but i don't like the look of it.
Firstly it looks like its gonna break the carry-on & whenever i want to take something out of my suitcase i'll have to unstrap the whole thing?

but I'd be happy to hear from someone who has used this
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on August 08, 2013, 06:07:13 PM
i have it
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on August 08, 2013, 06:10:15 PM
& how is it, are any of my concerns valid?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: moish on August 08, 2013, 06:11:24 PM
& how is it, are any of my concerns valid?
it wont break your carryon, and its very easy to attach and detach
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on August 08, 2013, 06:17:44 PM
thanks.

After reading through the reviews on amazon i'm starting to think maybe its not such a bad idea,
though i wonder what Dan would make of this... :D
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on August 12, 2013, 03:13:03 PM
does anyone know what happened to the 'Go-Go Babyz Kidz Travelmate' it seems to be out of stock everywhere, has it been discontinued?
Looks like it was replaced with this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D45BF6G/?tag=cl03f-20
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on November 25, 2013, 10:07:09 PM
Any other carseats that are more comfortable than the Cosco? Want my kid to be as comfortable as possible (so she can sleep as long as possible) EWR-TLV-EWR.

Dan posted that his son didn't fall asleep due to it being less comfortable....
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: travel agent on November 26, 2013, 09:15:40 AM


Egged (or some of their bus drivers) require you to fold your stroller, or you pay for the baby (not sure if this is true but thats what one driver told me, it is possible that if you don't you are violating their rule but that doesn't require you automatically to pay for an extra person; dunno.).

just to update: its not required any more in Israel to pay for open strollers on any public transportation, except between 7 - 9 in the morning.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on November 26, 2013, 03:09:39 PM
Any other carseats that are more comfortable than the Cosco? Want my kid to be as comfortable as possible (so she can sleep as long as possible) EWR-TLV-EWR.

Dan posted that his son didn't fall asleep due to it being less comfortable....
He falls asleep in it, it's just not as comfy so it may take longer.
I still travel with it because the full size Britax and Chicco are far too heavy and bulky to travel with.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: alpicone on November 26, 2013, 03:44:17 PM
He falls asleep in it, it's just not as comfy so it may take longer.
I still travel with it because the full size Britax and Chicco are far too heavy and bulky to travel with.

My son was able to fall asleep in it without any problems. I dont think he would have fallen asleep any faster in his Britax.

The weight difference is the most important factor. It is really light and I was able to carry my son in the car seat off the plane while he was still sleeping  ;D
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: notanonymous on November 27, 2013, 10:52:17 PM
Any other carseats that are more comfortable than the Cosco? Want my kid to be as comfortable as possible (so she can sleep as long as possible) EWR-TLV-EWR.

Dan posted that his son didn't fall asleep due to it being less comfortable....
Benadryl works wonders.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MLM on November 30, 2013, 11:47:25 PM
Mela chews
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yordai Dooma on December 01, 2013, 01:05:05 AM
Benadryl works wonders.
+1 never take a flight (with kids) without it. Although they say to try it out ahead of time as in some kids it has the opposite affect
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moishel on December 01, 2013, 04:51:14 AM
I'm flying United with two kids, does anyone have experience with double carriages? Will they let me take it to the gate?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on December 01, 2013, 06:25:00 AM
I'm flying United with two kids, does anyone have experience with double carriages? Will they let me take it to the gate?
AFAIK yes but what airport?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moishel on December 01, 2013, 10:05:56 AM
EWR
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on December 01, 2013, 01:08:23 PM
EWR
IME if you have a bay in there you can take it until the plane
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 01, 2013, 01:38:31 PM
I don't see why a double is worse than 2 singles.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on December 01, 2013, 02:11:06 PM
I don't see why a double is worse than 2 singles.
with american its worse
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moishel on December 01, 2013, 02:50:27 PM
Thanks guys
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: RJ898 on December 18, 2013, 10:16:59 PM
Has anyone here ever tried to take a carseat on southwest?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2013, 10:18:15 PM
Has anyone here ever tried to take a carseat on southwest?
Yes, successfully,
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/18727
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: alpicone on December 18, 2013, 10:33:21 PM

Has anyone here ever tried to take a carseat on southwest?

Yes. Many times. The only rules are that the car seat be in the window seat and not within 2 rows of the emergency exits. Other than that no problem.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: RJ898 on December 18, 2013, 11:24:14 PM
What if you don't buy a seat for the infant?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Dan on December 19, 2013, 11:59:01 AM
What if you don't buy a seat for the infant?
No difference as long as the flight isn't full.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2013, 08:49:58 PM
He falls asleep in it, it's just not as comfy so it may take longer.
I still travel with it because the full size Britax and Chicco are far too heavy and bulky to travel with.
just curious as to why not just bring the Britax/Chicco/Recaro with this so that kids would sleep better. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JJK9EY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

I mean if your not gonna be carrying it then why not bring the heavier more comfy one?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on December 29, 2013, 08:57:27 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sim_ba_9

Get this & save yourself $$$ & you'll have an extra hand
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2013, 09:00:21 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sim_ba_9

Get this & save yourself $$$ & you'll have an extra hand
just saw that one too. Seems cute though dno it it'll suffice if I do end up bringing the heavier Recaro.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: daganster on December 29, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
just curious as to why not just bring the Britax/Chicco/Recaro with this so that kids would sleep better. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JJK9EY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

I mean if your not gonna be carrying it them why not bring the heavier more comfy one?
I travel with the bulky britax and the gogo wheels.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2013, 09:09:53 PM
I travel with the bulky britax and the gogo wheels.
Thanks. Think I may just do that if it means DD will be sleeping better/longer.


Anybody by chance have one in NY area that I can borrow 1/22-1/28? 
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on December 29, 2013, 09:18:26 PM
just saw that one too. Seems cute though dno it it'll suffice if I do end up bringing the heavier Recaro.
i had the same debate with myself, in the end i couldn't be happier that i chose this.
It takes a minute getting to figure out the straps but afterwards it was a lifesaver for me not to mention all the admiring looks & compliments i get whenever i travel
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2013, 09:22:40 PM
i had the same debate with myself, in the end i couldn't be happier that i chose this.
It takes a minute getting to figure out the straps but afterwards it was a lifesaver for me not to mention all the admiring looks & compliments i get whenever i travel
how heavy is your car seat? I can just see myself in the airport with my 27lb daughter and 20lb car seat and the metal handles of my carry-on bending from the weight. 
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2013, 09:55:24 PM
just curious as to why not just bring the Britax/Chicco/Recaro with this so that kids would sleep better. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000JJK9EY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

I mean if your not gonna be carrying it then why not bring the heavier more comfy one?
The big ones won't even fit down the aisle of a plane.
And most kids will sleep fine in the Scenara.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on December 29, 2013, 11:31:25 PM
how heavy is your car seat? I can just see myself in the airport with my 27lb daughter and 20lb car seat and the metal handles of my carry-on bending from the weight.
indeed i have the cosco scenera which weighs 8.5 pounds & fits just about down the aisle on a plane.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on December 29, 2013, 11:32:40 PM
The big ones won't even fit down the aisle of a plane.
And most kids will sleep fine in the Scenara.
Btw have you flown yet with your two kids?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: alpicone on December 30, 2013, 07:56:23 AM

how heavy is your car seat? I can just see myself in the airport with my 27lb daughter and 20lb car seat and the metal handles of my carry-on bending from the weight.

What about when you kid falls asleep in the car seat and then you need to carry them sleeping in the car seat off the plane. You'll be very happy that you have the light car seat then.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: M on December 30, 2013, 08:32:11 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sim_ba_9

Get this & save yourself $$$ & you'll have an extra hand

Brilliant LOL
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 30, 2013, 09:02:07 AM
Brilliant LOL
This review makes me think other wise.


Sounds like a great idea, until you look at the Safety Warning: "-We are not liable for damage to your suitcase or car seat caused by use of this product."
You're going to strap 40-50 lbs of kid and seat to a carryon with little dinky wheels and a simple tube handle? That's just asking for the handle to get bent, or the wheels to break off the bottom while your kid is riding on it. Look at the wheels on any stroller, or for that matter the Gogo Kidz Travelmate, and then look at the wheels on your carryon. They are *not* built to take that kind of weight. So you might be saving the $60 by not getting something like the Travelmate, but give it a little time and you'll probably be spending more replacing your suitcase.

Bottom line: Could be real useful for carrying an empty carseat, if the suitcase isn't packed with much weight. Put a kid in it, and it'd be a good way to destroy a suitcase.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: raphy781 on December 30, 2013, 09:10:36 AM
http://www.amazon.com/Traveling-Toddler-Seat-Travel-Accessory/dp/B000JHN3AS/ref=pd_sim_ba_9

Get this & save yourself $$$ & you'll have an extra hand
Funny. Someone went on sharktank with a very similar idea a few years ago and they shot it down.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: alpicone on December 30, 2013, 09:16:12 AM
Funny. Someone went on sharktank with a very similar idea a few years ago and they shot it down.

Probably because of this review (http://www.amazon.com/review/RX6O0B6ATTYWI/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000JHN3AS&nodeID=165796011&store=baby-products) which explains how to do the same think without buying the strap.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Bosco on December 31, 2013, 08:29:08 PM
Would anyone happen to have a gogokidz travelmate that I can borrow end of january for 2 weeks?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on December 31, 2013, 08:49:13 PM
Flying Thursday to lax in C, if I remember correctly I read (maybe on one of Dans TR's) that I can't have a car seat in C even if there's an entry seat, can anyone confirm this?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on December 31, 2013, 08:52:08 PM
Flying Thursday to lax in C, if I remember correctly I read (maybe on one of Dans TR's) that I can't have a car seat in C even if there's an entry seat, can anyone confirm this?
You sure he was talking about delta? I think car seats are good in delta J
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on January 01, 2014, 08:12:15 PM
First time flying with a baby so sorry for all my questions,

Can I bring up to the plane (check at gate) an unfoldable stroller (Bugaboo)?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 08:15:15 PM
First time flying with a baby so sorry for all my questions,

Can I bring up to the plane (check at gate) an unfoldable stroller (Bugaboo)?
Dunno which Bugaboo you have but I think most if not all fold. (And Im not sure if that even makes a diff for you to be able to gate check)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on January 01, 2014, 08:18:26 PM
Dunno which Bugaboo you have but I think most if not all fold.

Only way to fold it is to take off the bassinet and then fold the bottom part.
Quote
(And Im not sure if that even makes a diff for you to be able to gate check)
Not sure what you mean.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: daganster on January 01, 2014, 08:20:06 PM
First time flying with a baby so sorry for all my questions,

Can I bring up to the plane (check at gate) an unfoldable stroller (Bugaboo)?
I've checked the bugaboo cameleon at the gate.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 08:21:34 PM
Only way to fold it is to take off the bassinet and then fold the bottom part. Not sure what you mean.
I think theyre going to ask you to do that..ive done it a handful of times. But out of curiosity does your child have a seat?

Not sure what you mean.
nevermind. a big bugaboo with the bassinet will most likely require folding.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 08:21:54 PM
I've checked the bugaboo cameleon at the gate.
unfolded?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: daganster on January 01, 2014, 08:25:43 PM
unfolded?
You remove the bassinet and fold the bottom at the gate, and they tag them separately.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 08:37:34 PM
You remove the bassinet and fold the bottom at the gate, and they tag them separately.
I agree, thats what I said he will have to do.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on January 01, 2014, 08:40:14 PM
I think theyre going to ask you to do that..ive done it a handful of times. But out of curiosity does your child have a seat?

Nops, stupid me (wife), we didn't think about it :-[
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 09:18:22 PM
Nops, stupid me (wife), we didn't think about it :-[
Ok just wondering. We never ended up even using our bassinet cause we always just used the Chicco adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Bugaboo-Cameleon-Adapter-Select-Chicco/dp/B006F65TVI) to attach our Keyfit 30 (http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Infant-Seat-Sedona/dp/B00AHPZZGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1388629024&sr=1-1&keywords=chicco+keyfit+30). Which if you had a seat would work out nicely as you can then just bring the car seat on-board.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Centro on January 01, 2014, 09:26:46 PM
Ok just wondering. We never ended up even using our bassinet cause we always just used the Chicco adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Bugaboo-Cameleon-Adapter-Select-Chicco/dp/B006F65TVI) to attach our Keyfit 30 (http://www.amazon.com/Chicco-Keyfit-Infant-Seat-Sedona/dp/B00AHPZZGC/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1388629024&sr=1-1&keywords=chicco+keyfit+30). Which if you had a seat would work out nicely as you can then just bring the car seat on-board.
Well I don't have those stuff.

Would I be able to bring along my car seat as well so if there's an extra seat I should be able to use it, and if there won't be then just leave it with the carriage?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2014, 09:31:30 PM
Well I don't have those stuff.

Would I be able to bring along my car seat as well so if there's an extra seat I should be able to use it, and if there won't be then just leave it with the carriage?
Yes most definitely!
If you have a car seat that has an adapter (Peg Perego/Britax/Maxi Cosi/Chicco/Graco) then I'd highly recommend taking advantage of that. As that would save you the extra hassle of schlepping an extra thing with you through the airport.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: LeeW on January 02, 2014, 10:13:05 PM
This review makes me think other wise.


Sounds like a great idea, until you look at the Safety Warning: "-We are not liable for damage to your suitcase or car seat caused by use of this product."
You're going to strap 40-50 lbs of kid and seat to a carryon with little dinky wheels and a simple tube handle? That's just asking for the handle to get bent, or the wheels to break off the bottom while your kid is riding on it. Look at the wheels on any stroller, or for that matter the Gogo Kidz Travelmate, and then look at the wheels on your carryon. They are *not* built to take that kind of weight. So you might be saving the $60 by not getting something like the Travelmate, but give it a little time and you'll probably be spending more replacing your suitcase.

Bottom line: Could be real useful for carrying an empty carseat, if the suitcase isn't packed with much weight. Put a kid in it, and it'd be a good way to destroy a suitcase.

I think at 40lbs the child no longer stays in a car seat but has to go into a booster. I'm not sure what this reviewer was doing with a car seat for a child that big.

I'e used these straps twice for a toddler at 30lbs, never had a problem with them. Of course, it should be fairly obvious that if you don't have a decent set of carry on bags thismay not be the best idea.  :P
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 02, 2014, 10:26:18 PM
I think at 40lbs the child no longer stays in a car seat but has to go into a booster. I'm not sure what this reviewer was doing with a car seat for a child that big.

I'e used these straps twice for a toddler at 30lbs, never had a problem with them. Of course, it should be fairly obvious that if you don't have a decent set of carry on bags thismay not be the best idea.  :P
I think when the reviewer said "40-50 lbs of kid and seat" he/she meant both the kid and seat together.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on January 02, 2014, 11:47:00 PM
FYI - Chicco 30 fits in LX J overhead bin.

Title: Toddler travelling questions
Post by: droren on January 04, 2014, 01:08:04 PM
First time travelling with my baby. We found out that my daughter is too big to stay in the bassinet. (she is 10m old and she is over the weight limit)

I read people are taking the car seat in case there is free seat on the plane  - what are the chances to get it? worst case scenario (no avalable seat on the plane) - can I check in the car seat in the gate?

Also, we paid 10% MSRP for the my daughter's ticket - can we check in one more bag?

Any recommendation for car seat bag?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Toddler travelling questions
Post by: Dr Moose on January 04, 2014, 01:15:15 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9112.0
Title: Re: Toddler travelling questions
Post by: droren on January 04, 2014, 01:17:15 PM
Thanks, and i apologize for reposting since I didn't find the other thread.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: droren on January 04, 2014, 07:58:46 PM
does infant ticket (10% MSRP) include check in bag (United) in addition to two bags we are going to check in (adults tickets)

Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 04, 2014, 08:31:12 PM
What do people do with a 2 year old? Seatbelt on regular seat?
I'm lazy to read the thread.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on January 04, 2014, 08:46:27 PM
I'm flying with a 2 month old to Hnl from Jfk in first class. I didn't book a separate ticket for the baby. Any advice as to what I should do?  Are there bassinets in first class?  I'm sure there will be empty seats in first class
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 04, 2014, 09:00:28 PM
I'm flying with a 2 month old to Hnl from Jfk in first class. I didn't book a separate ticket for the baby. Any advice as to what I should do?  Are there bassinets in first class?  I'm sure there will be empty seats in first class
What airline? Dont be so sure as many airlines upgrade theyre elites to J
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on January 04, 2014, 09:08:24 PM
Delta
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on January 04, 2014, 10:03:17 PM
They won't give you an extra seat in F for the infant.
Call and ask for basinet
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on January 04, 2014, 10:09:55 PM
is there a place for a bassinet in first on delta flights?  right now row 1 is open on both flights should i switch to that seat?  Wait on hold for delta forever i guess they are still overwhemled
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: bb1836 on January 04, 2014, 10:22:49 PM
im also flying with a month old on delta first class. when i booked the tix the sup told me that first class doesnt have bassinets. but if you hear otherwise pls post....
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on January 04, 2014, 10:52:13 PM
When we for j on aa with a six month old they let us let her sleep on the floor. Although officially I don't believe that's allowed
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on January 04, 2014, 11:02:07 PM
It all depends on the airline, FA, and space.

On LX F, my daughter had her on bed.

These JFK - LAX/HNL flights are going to be full, so I wouldn't count on it.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on January 04, 2014, 11:11:21 PM
im jfk- salt lake city - hnl
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mb1 on January 06, 2014, 02:35:49 PM
is there a place for a bassinet in first on delta flights?  right now row 1 is open on both flights should i switch to that seat?  Wait on hold for delta forever i guess they are still overwhemled

Is  the first row is better when flying with a baby in delta business and not using a bassinet?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 06, 2014, 04:55:50 PM
Is  the first row is better when flying with a baby in delta business and not using a bassinet?
i would imagine that bulkhead is always helpful
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: eliteflyer on January 06, 2014, 05:05:03 PM
Grateful that for our upcoming trip to LAX we "splurged" about $100 to get our 3 MO twins their own seats in J.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 06, 2014, 05:06:17 PM
What do people do with a 2 year old? Seatbelt on regular seat?
I'm lazy to read the thread.
Thank you.

BUMP
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 06, 2014, 05:06:49 PM
Grateful that for our upcoming trip to LAX we "splurged" about $100 to get our 3 MO twins their own seats in J.
did the same. Smart move for us as the miles themselves are worth more.

FYI credit miles to Alaskan.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mb1 on January 06, 2014, 05:53:24 PM
Grateful that for our upcoming trip to LAX we "splurged" about $100 to get our 3 MO twins their own seats in J.

did the same. Smart move for us as the miles themselves are worth more.

FYI credit miles to Alaskan.

Great move and quick thinking.

I was nervous I would lose my whole trip by starting over and searching with an additional ticket.

So you would say to go with bulkhead in J even though those seats are "yellow" on seat guru?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 08, 2014, 12:58:30 AM
Any tips on how to play with the Jetlag for a weekend trip to TLV? Leaving EWR on Wed pm arriving Thu on and returning Tue on the red eye landing Wed am.

Should I discourage sleeping on the outbound so that they sleep when we get there? Any tips would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on January 08, 2014, 02:00:53 AM
What do people do with a 2 year old? Seatbelt on regular seat?
I'm lazy to read the thread.
Thank you.
cosco scenera
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 08, 2014, 09:46:42 AM
cosco scenera

Is anything required at all?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on January 08, 2014, 01:55:18 PM
Good question, dunno?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: LeeW on January 09, 2014, 12:17:01 AM
Any tips on how to play with the Jetlag for a weekend trip to TLV? Leaving EWR on Wed pm arriving Thu on and returning Tue on the red eye landing Wed am.

Should I discourage sleeping on the outbound so that they sleep when we get there? Any tips would be appreciated.

I'm confused by this. Why would you discourage sleeping on a night flight? You want them to sleep.
Also, I'd like to see you try to keep a tired toddler up for 12 hours. Practically impossible without physically holding his eyes open.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 09, 2014, 12:20:36 AM
Is anything required at all?
what do you mean by required?
I'm confused by this. Why would you discourage sleeping on a night flight? You want them to sleep.
Also, I'd like to see you try to keep a tired toddler up for 12 hours. Practically impossible without physically holding his eyes open.
We're arriving at 4-5pm. I'm gonna assume that kids will have a hard time falling asleep then after sleeping on a long flight.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 09, 2014, 12:21:03 AM
Is anything required at all?

BUMP
Anyone? Is something required for a two year old on a plane?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 09, 2014, 12:58:22 AM
BUMP
Anyone? Is something required for a two year old on a plane?
I don't think anyone understands what your asking...are you asking if you need to request anything in order to bring on a car seat when the child has a seat? Then the answer is no.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 09, 2014, 01:34:59 AM
I don't think anyone understands what your asking...are you asking if you need to request anything in order to bring on a car seat when the child has a seat? Then the answer is no.

Do I need to bring a car seat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Tzfas on January 09, 2014, 07:42:18 AM
Do I need to bring a car seat?
Nope.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on January 09, 2014, 07:43:25 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on January 09, 2014, 07:53:35 AM
Do I need to bring a car seat?
Why would u not?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on January 09, 2014, 07:57:34 AM
Why would u?
FTFY
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: daganster on January 09, 2014, 06:55:32 PM
Why would u not?
e.g. if you didn't get a seat for a lap child  you can seat 2 kids on an airplane seat without a car seat.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: avadah on February 11, 2014, 03:25:27 PM
I'm traveling to LA and would like to rent a convertible. Is this possible with the graco snugride 35? I have a hard time getting into smaller cars.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on February 11, 2014, 03:53:46 PM
I'm traveling to LA and would like to rent a convertible. Is this possible with the graco snugride 35? I have a hard time getting into smaller cars.
Will there be another person in the passenger seat?
May be too tight, unless to are driving with the seat pushed all the way up.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 11, 2014, 04:44:43 PM
TLV to JFK 2 adults and an infant: Which is better 2 seats in business or 3 in coach (don't know what airline yet)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on February 11, 2014, 04:55:05 PM
TLV to JFK 2 adults and an infant: Which is better 2 seats in business or 3 in coach (don't know what airline yet)
If the infant can sleep in a seat, maybe 3 coach. If you will be holding the child, business may be more comfortable.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: meshugener on February 12, 2014, 02:28:36 AM
AA metal. Been discussed before. Yet have a policy that is a bit over a year old. No bulky strollers or any strollers over 20lbs
Just reading through this thread for the first time, I flew AA last summer and had no issue gate checking our Bugaboo Bee stroller and bring a car seat on the plane.
Same with Jet Blue.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on February 12, 2014, 07:52:41 AM
Anyone have traveling with an infant on transaero? Bassinet policy?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: avadah on February 12, 2014, 09:36:40 AM
Will there be another person in the passenger seat?
May be too tight, unless to are driving with the seat pushed all the way up.
My wife will be in the front passenger seat. You've done this before?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on February 12, 2014, 09:38:38 AM
My wife will be in the front passenger seat. You've done this before?
Nope. But convertibles are not really known to be spacious.

Maybe you can find the dimensions of the seats and figure it out like that.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: avadah on February 12, 2014, 04:39:47 PM
Nope. But convertibles are not really known to be spacious.

Maybe you can find the dimensions of the seats and figure it out like that.
I tried but the most I can get is rear legroom. That doesn't really help me with how much space on the seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: meshugener on February 16, 2014, 04:29:41 PM
In case there's no extra seat for a carseat for an infant, would airlines allow it to be gate-checked "in addition" to a gate-checked stroller?
Are there airlines who only allow one item to be gate-checked?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 16, 2014, 04:48:52 PM
I bring a snap and go which is 2 parts, the carseat and the wheels/base and they check it as 2 pieces.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Moshe123 on February 17, 2014, 09:35:48 AM
Does El Al allow a lap-child to bring a suitcase?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 17, 2014, 09:45:22 AM
Does El Al allow a lap-child to bring a suitcase?
Done think anyone does. Cmiiw
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Joe4007 on February 17, 2014, 09:47:15 AM
Done think anyone does. Cmiiw
United definitely allows.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 17, 2014, 10:10:05 AM
Does El Al allow a lap-child to bring a suitcase?
I think up  to 20 LBs.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 17, 2014, 10:42:33 AM
Would ELAL let me keep a carseat on the floor in front of my seat in business and put the baby in it when no turbulence?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on February 17, 2014, 01:42:09 PM
Would ELAL let me keep a carseat on the floor in front of my seat in business and put the baby in it when no turbulence?
Doubt it. I believe the floors need to be clear.
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: Gets on February 17, 2014, 04:20:59 PM
Done think anyone does. Cmiiw

Turkish allows 50 lb. for a lap-child
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: Gets on February 17, 2014, 04:22:35 PM
What are the rules regarding lounges, do they allow you to come in with children
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: casualchurner on February 17, 2014, 04:40:16 PM
Turkish allows 50 lb. for a lap-child
Have a Turkish flight at the end of March back to NY.
Saw online that they allow 50lb for a lap child but the DIMENSIONS of the bag are actually SMALLER than the standard bag that they allow. Do you know if they're strict about this? Anyone with experience on Turkish?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MisterHock on February 17, 2014, 07:09:28 PM
In case there's no extra seat for a carseat for an infant, would airlines allow it to be gate-checked "in addition" to a gate-checked stroller?
Are there airlines who only allow one item to be gate-checked?
Yes, I've gate checked a stroller and car seat with out a hitch (Delta)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mb1 on February 17, 2014, 07:48:54 PM
In case there's no extra seat for a carseat for an infant, would airlines allow it to be gate-checked "in addition" to a gate-checked stroller?
Are there airlines who only allow one item to be gate-checked?

Yes, I've gate checked a stroller and car seat with out a hitch (Delta)

I did it on AA.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: meshugener on February 17, 2014, 08:54:15 PM
I did it on AA.
Yes, I've gate checked a stroller and car seat with out a hitch (Delta)
Thank you
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on February 18, 2014, 01:57:43 AM
What are the rules regarding lounges, do they allow you to come in with children
of course
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BigDanFan on February 18, 2014, 08:46:10 AM
(side note, whenever see the title above, "Flying With Babies",
I think of some random people flying in the air alongside lots of flying babies..)  ;)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: A European on February 19, 2014, 09:12:40 AM
Just flew AB Business, I had a bad experience.

My 1.5 and 2.5 year old weren't quiet (not crying just talking a bit) so the staff asked me to move to economy class!

Also the seat was not the new business class so it was not comfortable.

Would I be able to get back my BA miles for the price difference?

(Also didn't get 3 of my suitcases)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 19, 2014, 09:29:53 AM
Just flew JFK-LAX rt in J with 2 kids 1 toddler and 1 infant. Both had seats so I brought along Chicco and the Cosco. Toddler was a disaster for the first hr of the flight until I decided to ditch the car seat and let her lay down on the seat. She slept the rest of the flight. On the return I brought it inboard just in case but kept it in the closet (FA was nice enought to let me put it there) and once again with the seat in recline she slept the whole way.

So for anyone that got a seat for their toddler age kid in J I'd recommend to ditch the Cosco and just put the seat back for sleep time.

Have another trip in July to HNL in J with both kids again and will just check the Cosco.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: A European on February 19, 2014, 09:57:55 AM
Just flew AB Business, I had a bad experience.

My 1.5 and 2.5 year old weren't quiet (not crying just talking a bit) so the staff asked me to move to economy class!

Also the seat was not the new business class so it was not comfortable.

Would I be able to get back my BA miles for the price difference?

(Also didn't get 3 of my suitcases)
I PUTPAC got the miles difference back!

On a side note I took 8 Suitcases of 70 LB each. ;)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 19, 2014, 09:58:42 AM
http://flyingwithchildren.blogspot.co.il/
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: sillypainter on February 19, 2014, 10:17:54 AM
Just flew AB Business, I had a bad experience.

My 1.5 and 2.5 year old weren't quiet (not crying just talking a bit) so the staff asked me to move to economy class!

Also the seat was not the new business class so it was not comfortable.

Would I be able to get back my BA miles for the price difference?

(Also didn't get 3 of my suitcases)

For the fun of it I would play the "involuntary downgrade " game and make them pay some heavy Euros according to EU regulations.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: A European on February 19, 2014, 06:43:22 PM
For the fun of it I would play the "involuntary downgrade " game and make them pay some heavy Euros according to EU regulations.
Thanks, I'll try to double dip. (AB,BA)

What is 75% of the fare if I booked with miles?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: leeboy on February 19, 2014, 07:25:34 PM
Just took 2.5, 1.5 and 4 month twins to LA with a stop over in Atlanta. ... added the lap kids in airport to avoid extra fee
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: meshugener on February 19, 2014, 07:30:42 PM
Anyone know till what age a kid can fly without ID, just with birth certificate? 
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MC on February 19, 2014, 07:40:01 PM
Pretty sure, legally, till 18 (for domestic flights)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on February 19, 2014, 08:02:23 PM
Just took 2.5, 1.5 and 4 month twins to LA with a stop over in Atlanta. ...
HOW did you manage that!?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: leeboy on February 20, 2014, 01:08:03 PM
HOW did you manage that!?
Lots of free drink coupons :)

One dude cursed my wife out for coming into the lounge with kids. We get on the plane and guess who is sitting right next to us... Poor fella! He was eating his heart away the entire flight... And, we were delayed for 12 hours in a snow storm.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on February 20, 2014, 01:15:02 PM
Lots of free drink coupons :)

One dude cursed my wife out for coming into the lounge with kids. We get on the plane and guess who is sitting right next to us... Poor fella! He was eating his heart away the entire flight... And, we were delayed for 12 hours in a snow storm.
LOL I still cant imagine how you managed with a delay
that always seems to happen - the guy you cut off on line is sitting next to you.

Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on February 20, 2014, 01:16:39 PM
So for anyone that got a seat for their toddler age kid in J I'd recommend to ditch the Cosco and just put the seat back for sleep time.
BIG YMMV what works for one may backfire for another
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 20, 2014, 01:19:39 PM
BIG YMMV what works for one may backfire for another
True but my kid is a happy bee with an iPad and kid videos. As long as she has that she can watch that until she falls asleep. And falling asleep is/was a lot easier when the seat is in recline with comfy blankets.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 20, 2014, 01:21:30 PM
Just took 2.5, 1.5 and 4 month twins to LA with a stop over in Atlanta. ... added the lap kids in airport to avoid extra fee
What did you do in LA?
Did you get babysitters there?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: leeboy on February 21, 2014, 02:13:45 AM
What did you do in LA?
Did you get babysitters there?
We had some baby sitters but mainly we spent quality family time
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 21, 2014, 02:27:57 AM
We had some baby sitters but mainly we spent quality family time
What hotel/area did you stay in and how did you find babysitters?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BigDanFan on February 23, 2014, 02:57:58 PM
Just took 2.5, 1.5 and 4 month twins to LA with a stop over in Atlanta. ... added the lap kids in airport to avoid extra fee
+1
EXTRA miles and points for you  (esp with a 12 hr delay) Def deserve an award
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: gozalim on February 23, 2014, 03:42:10 PM
once a car seat has been gate-checked, is it still safe to use? or is it the same as checking it?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 23, 2014, 03:45:56 PM
once a car seat has been gate-checked, is it still safe to use? or is it the same as checking it?
as in safe to use in the future?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on February 23, 2014, 03:48:56 PM
as in safe to use in the future?
Thats the question
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 23, 2014, 03:52:49 PM
Thats the question
I don't get it. Since when does checking a car-seat make it unsafe for future use?


Edit: After some online research I see that there is a bit of controversy on this. However I did find a post from the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety (http://www.saferidenews.com/srndnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zNnkSQCE0ks%3D&tabid=352).


Quote
Car seats are designed to withstand most motor vehicle crash forces. In general, the MACPS does not consider a gate-checked car seat or a car seat that is checked as luggage to be one that has experienced forces equivalent to a motor vehicle crash. Once the destination is reached, it is recommended to inspect the car seat to make sure no visual damage has occurred and all aspects of the car seat function properly.

(August 2012)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 23, 2014, 05:25:54 PM
I don't get it. Since when does checking a car-seat make it unsafe for future use?


Edit: After some online research I see that there is a bit of controversy on this. However I did find a post from the Manufacturers Alliance for Child Passenger Safety (http://www.saferidenews.com/srndnn/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=zNnkSQCE0ks%3D&tabid=352). Car seats are designed to withstand most motor vehicle crash forces. In general, the MACPS does not consider a gate-checked car seat or a car seat that is checked as luggage to be one that has experienced forces equivalent to a motor vehicle crash. Once the destination is reached, it is recommended to inspect the car seat to make sure no visual damage has occurred and all aspects of the car seat function properly.
(August 2012)

Have they never seen how these carseats get handled?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 23, 2014, 05:28:36 PM
Have they never seen how these carseats get handled?
Quote
Make sure no visual damage has occurred and all aspects of the car seat function properly.

I have never seen any visual damage on my childs car seat. Nor can you honestly say that rough handling of a car seat is close to a bad car crash.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on February 23, 2014, 07:36:02 PM
I sent my car seat and snap-n-go at gate check. The snap-n-go came out broken when we landed.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 24, 2014, 07:45:26 AM
I have never seen any visual damage on my childs car seat. Nor can you honestly say that rough handling of a car seat is close to a bad car crash.
I've seen how they loan and unload it. It's not that much better.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mb1 on February 24, 2014, 01:30:37 PM
once a car seat has been gate-checked, is it still safe to use? or is it the same as checking it?
I've seen how they loan and unload it. It's not that much better.

Are you talking about checked luggage or gate checked?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on February 24, 2014, 01:39:04 PM
I always wondered why this thread is in the trip report section and not in up in the air?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Mocha on February 24, 2014, 01:40:52 PM
I always wondered why this thread is in the trip report section and not in up in the air?
ha. I actually notified mods a few days ago about that.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: leeboy on February 24, 2014, 08:13:15 PM
What hotel/area did you stay in and how did you find babysitters?
We stayed at the sheraton universal. when I arrived we got upgraded to the vice presidential suite with spg gold. My wife has a lot of friends in LA so it was no issue finding baby sitters
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: BigDanFan on February 25, 2014, 01:01:46 AM
I always wondered why this thread is in the trip report section and not in up in the air?
I'm picturing flying babies...
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2014, 09:07:26 PM
Emergency!
Flying out in a few hours and running lie in weight available,
When traveling with a baby- are you allowed another bag?
Or and form of extra weight?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Joe4007 on March 19, 2014, 09:38:33 PM
Emergency!
Flying out in a few hours and running lie in weight available,
When traveling with a baby- are you allowed another bag?
Or and form of extra weight?
Details would help.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2014, 09:47:15 PM
Like?
Flying many segments international...
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Joe4007 on March 19, 2014, 09:55:18 PM
Like?
Flying many segments international...
Like what airline.

IME United allows and upthread someone reported Turkish allowing as well.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2014, 09:58:37 PM
Air Berlin, aa, united, air France, ba
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Joe4007 on March 19, 2014, 10:02:33 PM
Air Berlin, aa, united, air France, ba
IIRC, on my infants ticket it said that he's allowed 1 bag. Check it out.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Let3 on March 19, 2014, 11:44:15 PM
Thanks!
B"h all worked out so far...
(I didn't make reservation for first leg, so never got the full confirmation)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 07, 2014, 05:45:26 PM
What are my options if I'm flying domestic on United with a baby? How far can I bring my Graco snap n' go? Will they allow me to bring the car seat on? Is there a way to have them hold an open seat one I get to the airport?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 07, 2014, 08:02:07 PM
What are my options if I'm flying domestic on United with a baby? How far can I bring my Graco snap n' go? Will they allow me to bring the car seat on? Is there a way to have them hold an open seat one I get to the airport?
I flew all over and gate checked it. Not sure about bringing it on the plane.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on April 08, 2014, 01:26:06 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: reed on April 08, 2014, 01:30:50 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.

Any ideas?

Def own seat. Kid will sleep. Your not going to enjoy F if you have an infant on your lap.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: sky121 on April 08, 2014, 01:32:41 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.

Any ideas?
How old is the infant? I'd say it depends on age and how easy it is to have em on you sleeping while you sleep.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 08, 2014, 01:40:14 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.

Any ideas?
May have a better chance of getting an empty seat in F. I was able to put my kid to sleep at the front of the seat when in bed mode. Worked just fine.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on April 08, 2014, 01:45:15 PM
May have a better chance of getting an empty seat in F. I was able to put my kid to sleep at the front of the seat when in bed mode. Worked just fine.
I've done that before.

Just trying figure out the best move.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 08, 2014, 01:50:06 PM
I've done that before.

Just trying figure out the best move.
I would say if you are flush with miles, just buy J. Though you probably have a good chance of getting an empty seat in F.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: meshugener on April 08, 2014, 02:15:38 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.

Any ideas?
No bassinet?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2014, 02:17:30 PM
JFK-HKG CX -  better to give the infant their own seat in J or have them as a lap child in F.
Any ideas?
-You can't have any carseats in CX J.
-You can only have forward facing carseats in CX F.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2014, 02:17:52 PM
No bassinet?
Doesn't really help unless the kid is less than 5 months or so.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 08, 2014, 06:19:31 PM
Any ID necessary for a 2 month old flying domestically?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on April 08, 2014, 06:20:54 PM
Any ID necessary for a 2 month old flying domestically?

Drivers license....
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on April 08, 2014, 06:40:57 PM
No.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 08, 2014, 06:43:44 PM

No.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 09, 2014, 04:57:53 PM
Can I bring my uppaBABY with the bassinet and a car seat all to be checked at the gate?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 09, 2014, 05:00:17 PM
Can I bring my uppaBABY with the bassinet and a car seat all to be checked at the gate?
I don't think it would be an issue. At check-in, they just ask how many pieces you have so they can get the right baggage tags.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moko on April 09, 2014, 05:06:58 PM
Any ID necessary for a 2 month old flying domestically?
southwest insisted on a birth certificate to prove my six week old was under 2  :o who even has a birth certificate at 6 weeks
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 09, 2014, 05:07:32 PM
Ok thanks! I guess worse case I'll send it as a piece of luggage.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 09, 2014, 05:07:55 PM

southwest insisted on a birth certificate to prove my six week old was under 2  :o who even has a birth certificate at 6 weeks
What did you end up doing?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moko on April 09, 2014, 05:11:56 PM
What did you end up doing?
speaking to a supervisor and explaining in a pre 1 a teacher fashion how 2 yr olds tend to look older than 6 wk olds
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 09, 2014, 10:33:08 PM
I'm flying Sunday for the first time with two kids & i'm quite nervous, what must have's do I need to bring along for a two year old?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: srap on April 09, 2014, 10:38:05 PM
Ok thanks! I guess worse case I'll send it as a piece of luggage.
What, the baby??!?  (Read the post sequence...)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: srap on April 09, 2014, 10:40:58 PM
I'm flying Sunday for the first time with two kids & i'm quite nervous, what must have's do I need to bring along for a two year old?
,
Small gift wrapped toys, games, activities, snacks for him/her to open when you need the break
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 09, 2014, 11:10:51 PM

,
Small gift wrapped toys, games, activities, snacks for him/her to open when you need the break
I think he means for Airport type of stuff security etc.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 09, 2014, 11:25:10 PM
,
Small gift wrapped toys, games, activities, snacks for him/her to open when you need the break
any specific items proven to work?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DoGo on April 09, 2014, 11:27:31 PM
I'm flying Sunday for the first time with two kids & i'm quite nervous, what must have's do I need to bring along for a two year old?
To where
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 09, 2014, 11:29:40 PM
JFK-LHR
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: srap on April 09, 2014, 11:32:29 PM
any specific items proven to work?
All.
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 09, 2014, 11:52:52 PM
Is melatonin recommended for this age for an overnight flight
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mochada on April 10, 2014, 12:10:06 AM
To where

Benadryl, iPad, headphone, toys.  Try to see if there will be an empty seat and bring along carseat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2014, 12:18:56 AM
Is melatonin recommended for this age for an overnight flight
Benadryl
DONT try any medication before trying it at home and seeing how it affects your child.

A Gogobabyz is a lifesaver.
Tablet with songs, apps, kids headphones is great.
Etch a sketch, safety markers, etc.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mochada on April 10, 2014, 12:21:36 AM
DONT try any medication before trying it at home and seeing how it affects your child.


And try half dose of the recc dose at first.
Title: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 10, 2014, 01:42:32 AM
Thanks guys for all the suggestions,

I'll go with the crayons, snacks, puzzles........ though I feel an tablet is a little bit of a luxury item,

As for the melatonin I wasn't planning on using it but just wanted it as a last resort in case the flight turns into a disaster & I'm curious to hear feedback from people that have used it
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on April 10, 2014, 01:49:58 AM
I use melatonin for my daughter. It does not make her sleepy, it just relaxes her so that she can fall asleep
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: ryg on April 10, 2014, 02:05:32 AM
If you give a toddler 1mg melatonin it just calms them down so they fall asleep. Once you hit 3-5 mg it really depends on the size/age but it can sometimes really knock them out. Up to 3 mg three doctors (pediatrician, naturopath & Trauma Surgeon) OK'd for me.
Obviously try at home first to work out dosage and side effects.
FYI kids sleeping with melatonin should wear diapers/pull ups.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Dan on April 10, 2014, 02:23:04 AM
As for the melatonin I wasn't planning on using it but just wanted it as a last resort in case the flight turns into a disaster
If your kid has an adverse reaction you'll go from disaster to...........test it first.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Joe4007 on April 10, 2014, 03:18:22 AM
Why not use this? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002CVTY0C?pc_redir=1396089645&robot_redir=1

It helped me a lot.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on April 10, 2014, 11:38:30 AM
If your kid has an adverse reaction you'll go from disaster to...........test it first.
Also, a known side effect is nightmares... So keep that in mind
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 12:46:00 PM
I am planning to fly in may with a four month old for the first time, any advice
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 12:46:51 PM
I am planning to fly in may with a four month old for the first time, any advice
How long a flight?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 01:07:52 PM
Jfk - tlv with a stop in cdg
Way back direct tlv - jfk
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 01:59:57 PM
Jfk - tlv with a stop in cdg
Way back direct tlv - jfk
First off you should request a bassinet if you haven't done one already.

Make sure to bring extra diapers and clothes for the baby, you never know what is going to happen.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: madopo on April 10, 2014, 02:12:31 PM
Am I the only one that dreads this part of the yomtov preparation more than any other?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 10, 2014, 02:53:23 PM

First off you should request a bassinet if you haven't done one already.

Make sure to bring extra diapers and clothes for the baby, you never know what is going to happen.
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 02:56:46 PM
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet
Are you buying an extra seat? Before the kid starts crawling, you can just lay them on the seat. Worked well for me.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: oiseli48 on April 10, 2014, 04:16:45 PM
wonder what's better: car seat in empty seat or bassinet

car seat by a long shot

the bassinets are very small and block your leg room

at least IME
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 05:06:08 PM
First off you should request a bassinet if you haven't done one already.

Make sure to bring extra diapers and clothes for the baby, you never know what is going to happen.

Jfk - cdg I got bulkhead seats, do I have to request bassinet separately?
(I didn't book the ticket so I don't know what was requested)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:07:08 PM
Jfk - cdg I got bulkhead seats, do I have to request bassinet separately?
(I didn't book the ticket so I don't know what was requested)
Can't hurt to call and confirm it.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 05:10:58 PM
I have to call about the other flights so I will confirm
Do you know if air france cdg - tlv had bassinets? (I was told that the small planes don't have)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 05:14:08 PM
Do I get any extra luggage for my baby?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:16:54 PM
Do I get any extra luggage for my baby?
I believe i got an extra bag to check.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 05:43:34 PM
What airline?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:47:07 PM
What airline?
US Air.

When you call about bassinet, ask about baggage.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SOS on April 10, 2014, 05:49:48 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 11, 2014, 03:02:38 AM

Do I get any extra luggage for my baby?
taken from air France website

Traveling with a child

Traveling with an infant under 2 years old on your lap? Your infant has a baggage allowance that enables you to check in 1 baggage item weighing 10 kg /  22 lb maximum.

http://www.airfrance.us/US/en/common/guidevoyageur/pratique/preparer_bagage_soute_airfrance.htm
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 11, 2014, 03:22:06 PM
Anything to know about flying with a 3 month old domestically in terms of keeping them calm?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 11, 2014, 03:37:36 PM
Anything to know about flying with a 3 month old domestically in terms of keeping them calm?
Keep the child well fed.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 11, 2014, 04:00:25 PM

Keep the child well fed.
+1
& I would also suggest gripe water as a backup, works wonders on a cranky baby
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 11, 2014, 06:07:42 PM

+1
& I would also suggest gripe water as a backup, works wonders on a cranky baby
Gripe water, what's that?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 11, 2014, 06:09:24 PM
Gripe water, what's that?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water) Doesn't seem like any real evidence it works though.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 11, 2014, 06:17:53 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water) Doesn't seem like any real evidence it works though.
So just being well fed should do it. What's the options for putting him to sleep? (In case there's no open seats)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 11, 2014, 07:02:36 PM
So just being well fed should do it. What's the options for putting him to sleep? (In case there's no open seats)
If no open seats or bassinets, got to figure out a "comfortable" position, for the baby to sleep on you.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 12, 2014, 11:55:51 PM

Gripe water, what's that?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000065X1N/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?qid=1397360097&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 12, 2014, 11:57:42 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gripe_water) Doesn't seem like any real evidence it works though.
are you kidding me, have you ever tried it?
I use it a couple of times a week, it works miracles
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 13, 2014, 12:10:25 AM
are you kidding me, have you ever tried it?
I use it a couple of times a week, it works miracles
Never needed it. But i wasn't saying it doesn't work. Only that there was no real evidence has been found to prove it.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on April 13, 2014, 09:52:04 AM

Never needed it. But i wasn't saying it doesn't work. Only that there was no real evidence has been found to prove it.
the only evidence you need is anecdotal evidence from people that have used it, & I'm telling you this thing really works
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: oiseli48 on April 17, 2014, 02:18:56 AM

Anything to know about flying with a 3 month old domestically in terms of keeping them calm?

Make sure they're chewing something, a bottle or pacifier, when you take off, and when the plane descends before landing. It takes the pressure off of their ears.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: srap on April 17, 2014, 11:12:47 PM
Make sure they're chewing something, a bottle or pacifier, when you take off, and when the plane descends before landing. It takes the pressure off of their ears.
+1  nursing works great
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Devorah on April 18, 2014, 01:33:44 AM
having a boppy or similar for baby to lie on if you dont have an extra seat is a lifesaver, as it frees up your hands.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 18, 2014, 10:33:27 AM

having a boppy or similar for baby to lie on if you dont have an extra seat is a lifesaver, as it frees up your hands.
Thanks I'll be trying anything I can, my first time doing this!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 18, 2014, 11:54:16 AM
Thanks I'll be trying anything I can, my first time doing this!
Good luck. You will learn fast what your child likes and doesn't.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on April 22, 2014, 10:01:36 PM
I flew American on Sunday from ord, and they told us that they have a new rule for bringing strollers as carry ons. Apparently you can only bring strollers that are under 21 lbs, otherwise they need to be checked. Ours was a citi mini and was like a pound too much. We got a supervisor to allow it, but not sure how often they will allow.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: casualchurner on April 23, 2014, 12:30:47 AM
I flew American on Sunday from ord, and they told us that they have a new rule for bringing strollers as carry ons. Apparently you can only bring strollers that are under 21 lbs, otherwise they need to be checked. Ours was a citi mini and was like a pound too much. We got a supervisor to allow it, but not sure how often they will allow.
your flight was domestic or international?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on April 23, 2014, 07:22:09 AM
your flight was domestic or international?
Domestic
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on April 23, 2014, 11:40:50 AM
I flew American on Sunday from ord, and they told us that they have a new rule for bringing strollers as carry ons. Apparently you can only bring strollers that are under 21 lbs, otherwise they need to be checked. Ours was a citi mini and was like a pound too much. We got a supervisor to allow it, but not sure how often they will allow.
Been in force for a while now (enforced sparingly). Just don't bring your stroller to check-in, go by yourself to checkin and leave wife with kid/stroller out of sight
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: eliteflyer on April 23, 2014, 01:29:37 PM
Been in force for a while now (enforced sparingly). Just don't bring your stroller to check-in, go by yourself to checkin and leave wife with kid/stroller out of sight
Query: We have a baby jogger city select equipped for our twins, that weighs 28 lb per the manual, but we deconstruct it (removing the car seats and adapters) when boarding. Never has an issue gate checking it on several flights between YYZ/NYC, but I wonder what the official policy would be.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MosheP on April 23, 2014, 08:02:58 PM
We just flew with our Citi Mini Double GT. I opted to check it in as I didnt want to shlep it through the airport. It traveled really well. I used large zip ties to securely fasten the stroller so there was no way it would open enroute. I also fastned the front wheels together, to make sure they didn't swing around and get damaged.

We used a snap and go for the airport and to shlep the infant carseat.

I ordered a cosco booster seat from Amazon for $12, and shipped it to my destination.

All in all I was very hapy with the arrangements.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Danfan27 on April 23, 2014, 09:44:30 PM
Flying to LA soon with delta glitch tickets. We will be taking along a 5 month old as a lap child. We have a UB vista and plan on taking it along with the car seat and adapter. Can we gate check the stroller?  For out first flight we are in business class. What do we do if there are no extra seats for the car seat? Can we gate check the car seat too?For our return trip we chose 2 aisle seats with the hope that the middle seat will stay empty for the car seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 23, 2014, 10:22:01 PM
Flying to LA soon with delta glitch tickets. We will be taking along a 5 month old as a lap child. We have a UB vista and plan on taking it along with the car seat and adapter. Can we gate check the stroller?  For out first flight we are in business class. What do we do if there are no extra seats for the car seat? Can we gate check the car seat too?For our return trip we chose 2 aisle seats with the hope that the middle seat will stay empty for the car seat.
I don't know with Delta but I just flew today with United and I gate checked my UB Vista with the bassinet and a car seat.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Super Speed on April 23, 2014, 10:22:34 PM
B"H my child behaved very well!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on April 23, 2014, 10:22:51 PM
Flying to LA soon with delta glitch tickets. We will be taking along a 5 month old as a lap child. We have a UB vista and plan on taking it along with the car seat and adapter. Can we gate check the stroller?  For out first flight we are in business class. What do we do if there are no extra seats for the car seat? Can we gate check the car seat too?For our return trip we chose 2 aisle seats with the hope that the middle seat will stay empty for the car seat.
You can gate check the stroller.
may need to see if you can bring the car seat on board.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Danfan27 on May 02, 2014, 03:25:15 PM
Does a car seat need to be in the window seat on delta?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: pizzahut on May 05, 2014, 05:25:14 AM
B"H my child behaved very well!
a travellers worst nightmare is sitting next to a crying baby. Good on you/the baby for behaving :p
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on May 07, 2014, 07:47:09 PM
I flew American on Sunday from ord, and they told us that they have a new rule for bringing strollers as carry ons. Apparently you can only bring strollers that are under 21 lbs, otherwise they need to be checked. Ours was a citi mini and was like a pound too much. We got a supervisor to allow it, but not sure how often they will allow.
its about 3 years old, that rule
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moish on May 07, 2014, 07:48:10 PM
Does a car seat need to be in the window seat on delta?
ive neve been on a flight that allowed a car seat to block a passenger from getting off on case of emergency, so if its 3 3 config, it would need to be at the window
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: how on May 10, 2014, 03:57:01 PM
ive neve been on a flight that allowed a car seat to block a passenger from getting off on case of emergency, so if its 3 3 config, it would need to be at the window
Just flew nyc - tlv with the car seat in the aisle 3 3 config. 2 hours before we landed in TLV 2 FA came over to tell me to move it to the window when the baby wakes up....
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: AtallD on June 15, 2014, 01:44:49 PM
Does anyone have a recommendation for a light_weight forward facing car seat for travel other than the Scenera? The Cosco Scenera has a 40lb weight limit and my 2yr old is exactly 40lbs (yes, he is a big boy). He normally uses a britax marathon but its really big to schlep through the airport and plane...
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: AtallD on June 18, 2014, 11:08:53 AM
Does anyone have a recommendation for a light_weight forward facing car seat for travel other than the Scenera? The Cosco Scenera has a 40lb weight limit and my 2yr old is exactly 40lbs (yes, he is a big boy). He normally uses a britax marathon but its really big to schlep through the airport and plane...

bump?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Vosizderneias on July 13, 2014, 12:46:36 PM
Reading the thread, no one seems to mention, on donestic can i bring a car seat on board if i have a seat for it purchased?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Something Fishy on July 13, 2014, 12:56:35 PM
Reading the thread, no one seems to mention, on donestic can i bring a car seat on board if i have a seat for it purchased?

Of course.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Vosizderneias on July 13, 2014, 02:53:38 PM
Of course.
Anytime of carseat, even the ones that are bulky and face backwards?
thanks
and can i check in a stroller with a car seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Something Fishy on July 13, 2014, 05:04:06 PM
Anytime of carseat, even the ones that are bulky and face backwards?
thanks
and can i check in a stroller with a car seat

As long as it's FAA approved (it'll say in the label).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on July 13, 2014, 06:06:46 PM
As long as it's FAA approved (it'll say in the label).
Sometimes even if it's not on the label it's in the instruction manual.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on August 05, 2014, 04:49:24 PM
Would you recommend flying with a 10 month old on lap in business on a 10 hour flight or booking seats in back of plane and getting baby his own seat
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: sky121 on August 05, 2014, 05:03:53 PM
Would you recommend flying with a 10 month old on lap in business on a 10 hour flight or booking seats in back of plane and getting baby his own seat

I'd do option A.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on August 05, 2014, 07:28:51 PM
Would you recommend flying with a 10 month old on lap in business on a 10 hour flight or booking seats in back of plane and getting baby his own seat
Route, airline and cost?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Elgnt on August 05, 2014, 08:20:27 PM
to israel on united miles
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on August 05, 2014, 10:10:53 PM
to israel on united miles
You may be more comfortable in J.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on August 19, 2014, 04:16:43 AM
what does Elal charge for a 2 1/2 year old child? and when do i add it?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: HolyNyc on August 19, 2014, 04:21:00 AM
paid flight 10% - at booking
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: dudi on September 21, 2014, 11:16:11 AM
Just had a baby yesterday and we need to fly sucos domestic what do we do about travel documents for the baby?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on September 21, 2014, 11:21:18 AM
Just had a baby yesterday and we need to fly sucos domestic what do we do about travel documents for the baby?
Nothing
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on September 21, 2014, 11:22:07 AM
Maybe check with the airline to make sure he /she is not too young
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: sky121 on September 21, 2014, 11:39:49 AM
Maybe check with the doctor to make sure he /she is not too young
Ftfy
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: dudi on September 21, 2014, 11:57:12 AM
Nothing
Till what age?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MC on September 21, 2014, 11:58:03 AM

Just had a baby yesterday and we need to fly sucos domestic what do we do about travel documents for the baby?
MT!
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on September 21, 2014, 11:58:47 AM
Till what age?
I have never needed anything... My oldest is 10
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on September 21, 2014, 12:58:19 PM

Just had a baby yesterday and we need to fly sucos domestic what do we do about travel documents for the baby?
mazel tov!!


iirc baby's can travel from 7 days old
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: 12HRS on September 21, 2014, 02:09:12 PM
ask the hospital for a record of the birth. we used that with no problem on SW
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: dudi on September 21, 2014, 03:33:05 PM
ask the hospital for a record of the birth. we used that with no problem on SW
Oh so officially kids don't need travel documents?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moko on September 21, 2014, 07:55:22 PM
Oh so officially kids don't need travel documents?
correct.  But southwest can be sticklers for proof of age if they're traveling as a lap infant.  I was hassled with a 6 week old.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on September 21, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
correct.  But southwest can be sticklers for proof of age if they're traveling as a lap infant.  I was hassled with a 6 week old.
I never had to show anything. That said, I would bring docs for a kid over 1, just in case
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: moko on September 22, 2014, 12:45:04 AM
I never had to show anything. That said, I would bring docs for a kid over 1, just in case
we were at mdw and the agent insisted we needed a birth certificate for a 6 week old I had to wait a half hour to speak to a supervisor who just rolled her eyes and asked the agent if the baby looked over 2 years. 
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Devorah on September 22, 2014, 03:46:48 PM
I've had similar experiences with Southwest.  Best to bring some sort of proof of age to avoid delays.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: SrulyP on September 23, 2014, 11:21:56 AM
About to fly with a three month old baby. Can I bring a snap and go and gate check it? I am flying with my baby as a lapchild. I read in the thread that my wife should just stay away from the checkin gate as I drop my bag off... but will I have issues at the gate?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on September 23, 2014, 11:22:34 AM
About to fly with a three month old baby. Can I bring a snap and go and gate check it? I am flying with my baby as a lapchild. I read in the thread that my wife should just stay away from the checkin gate as I drop my bag off... but will I have issues at the gate?
Should have no issue gate checking.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DK23 on September 23, 2014, 11:50:53 AM
Should have no issue gate checking.
+1 I just went to Israel with a lap child and I knew it was a pretty empty flight so I even brought the car seat on the flight after speaking with the agent at check in who confirmed that the seat in the middle of my wife and I was open.

Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mlomni on September 23, 2014, 02:30:35 PM
I have a question which I have not seen brought up. How do you book a flight when the departure date is a few weeks before a child turns two and the return flight is after the child's Birthday. Do you book the ticket as if the child is one (Child in Lap) and the ticket is free or do you need to say the child is two and pay for a seat?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on September 23, 2014, 02:33:02 PM
I have a question which I have not seen brought up. How do you book a flight when the departure date is a few weeks before a child turns two and the return flight is after the child's Birthday. Do you book the ticket as if the child is one (Child in Lap) and the ticket is free or do you need to say the child is two and pay for a seat?
Haven't had it happen, but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: lunatic on September 23, 2014, 02:37:57 PM
Haven't had it happen, but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
+1.and since one way is often close to the price of round trip, might be worth booking round trip
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Ergel on September 23, 2014, 08:13:41 PM
but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
Depends on the carrier
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: mlomni on September 24, 2014, 12:41:12 PM
Thanks for the info. peeps. I'll look into it and see what the airlines policies are after succos.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 11:27:45 AM
When booking a flight on elal with AA miles, how much would a 4 month old child cost?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: MEIR613 on October 21, 2014, 01:53:02 PM
When booking a flight on elal with AA miles, how much would a 4 month old child cost?
10% of the full fare one way business class ticket.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 02:08:52 PM
10% of the full fare one way business class ticket.
Even if its a round trip? Even if its economy?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DMYD on October 21, 2014, 03:08:45 PM
I Booked A Y ticket with a child on United fromEWR to TLV so I paid the 10% of the My ticket, whats if I would want to upgrade to J would they also charge more for infant?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on October 21, 2014, 03:09:27 PM
I Booked A Y ticket with a child on United fromEWR to TLV so I paid the 10% of the My ticket, whats if I would want to upgrade to J would they also charge more for infant?
Should be 10% of the fare for the class you are flying in.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DMYD on October 21, 2014, 03:11:13 PM
So if I change my Ticket to J they will automatically charge me more for Infant?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on October 21, 2014, 03:15:08 PM
So if I change my Ticket to J they will automatically charge me more for Infant?
Try and see what happens. They may not realize, or it may automatically make the price higher.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DMYD on October 21, 2014, 03:17:50 PM
Try and see what happens. They may not realize, or it may automatically make the price higher.
I guess Time will tell
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 03:19:19 PM
Should be 10% of the fare for the class you are flying in.
Do they see the same prices I do on Elal.com or do they have different pricing?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 03:20:11 PM
I Booked A Y ticket with a child on United fromEWR to TLV so I paid the 10% of the My ticket, whats if I would want to upgrade to J would they also charge more for infant?
Report back if yoy try it, I would do that to
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DMYD on October 21, 2014, 03:21:08 PM
Remind me in 3 months
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on October 21, 2014, 03:24:02 PM
Remind me in 3 months
That's when your switching it?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: DMYD on October 21, 2014, 03:24:33 PM
Yes before flight
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Marco Polo on October 22, 2014, 11:30:31 AM
Not sure if this has been posted, but Etihad is offering nanny service. See article here. (http://www.flyertalk.com/story/nannies-now-available-on-all-long-haul-etihad-flights.html)
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Yaalili on October 22, 2014, 05:00:45 PM
Not sure if this has been posted, but Etihad is offering nanny service. See article here. (http://www.flyertalk.com/story/nannies-now-available-on-all-long-haul-etihad-flights.html)

Just saw that now on FT, so cool, and it will be offered for free on all long flights.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: efflpetzel on October 22, 2014, 07:47:18 PM

Not sure if this has been posted, but Etihad is offering nanny service. See article here. (http://www.flyertalk.com/story/nannies-now-available-on-all-long-haul-etihad-flights.html)
basically they won't be taking care of my baby when it starts shrieking
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: VacationLover on November 09, 2014, 10:31:30 PM
I flew last week to AZ and the grand canyon. Will still write a trip report, but i'm a little turned down and I want to share.

Myself, my wife and my 3 month old daughter flew the returning flight in First class. there were 2 older gentiles in the seat in front of us. The first 15 minutes and also a few short times in middle my daughter was crying actually screaming, and the 2 people in front of us kept on screaming on us "get her quiet" "shut up" "next time don't come to first class". I was really embarrassed. Anyone else had such a bad experience?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: itsyehuda on November 09, 2014, 10:39:35 PM

I flew last week to AZ and the grand canyon. Will still write a trip report, but i'm a little turned down and I want to share.

Myself, my wife and my 3 month old daughter flew the returning flight in First class. there were 2 older gentiles in the seat in front of us. The first 15 minutes and also a few short times in middle my daughter was crying actually screaming, and the 2 people in front of us kept on screaming on us "get her quite" "shut up" "next time don't come to first class". I was really embarrassed. Anyone else had such a horrible experience?

I flew on the delta deal JFK-LAX in business with four children. Each kid had a lie flat seat. There was an older WASP couple there that was glaring at us the whole time. In our case my kids actually were very well behaved so it was totally uncalled for.

I was laughing because they probably paid upwards of $3500 for their tickets and we paid $80.

There was another Jewish couple on the flight with a baby that had his own seat in business. They had also gotten in on the deal from Dan's post.

In your case though, with them actually speaking out like that.... Wow.

How was the crew?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: VacationLover on November 09, 2014, 10:57:45 PM
I flew on the delta deal JFK-LAX in business with four children. Each kid had a lie flat seat. There was an older WASP couple there that was glaring at us the whole time. In our case my kids actually were very well behaved so it was totally uncalled for.

I was laughing because they probably paid upwards of $3500 for their tickets and we paid $80.

There was another Jewish couple on the flight with a baby that had his own seat in business. They had also gotten in on the deal from Dan's post.

In your case though, with them actually speaking out like that.... Wow.

How was the crew?
The crew was nice to us. The 2 people didn't scream loud, just whispered loud. I don't think the crew realized.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: itsyehuda on November 09, 2014, 11:17:18 PM

The crew was nice to us. The 2 people didn't scream loud, just whispered loud. I don't think the crew realized.

Just enjoy the fact that they paid full fare and you booked on CC bonuses points.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on January 29, 2015, 09:21:44 PM
I will be traveling to florida in febuary and trying to figure out which car seat to buy for my 18 month old baby. The 2 options i'm looking at are the Graco ComfortSport and Cosco Scenara. Most people here seem to have the scenara but from my research online it seems like its made from hard plastic and uncomfortable while the comfortsport is more comfortable. Anyone ever compare the 2? Any advice would be appreciated.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 09, 2015, 04:47:33 AM
Does ly business Nyc-tlv allow a car seat for lap child if there is an empty seat?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on February 09, 2015, 07:53:04 AM
Does ly business Nyc-tlv allow a car seat for lap child if there is an empty seat?
PUTAC. Not sure entirely about international flights, but i was able to bring one domestically (obviously not LY).
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Elshal on February 09, 2015, 08:15:27 AM
Hi I'm flying transaero ny-mos-tlv my daughter will be just 5 months old anyone had experience with infants on this airline? Please post link if this was asked already ty
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 09, 2015, 08:23:23 AM

PUTAC. Not sure entirely about international flights, but i was able to bring one domestically (obviously not LY).
Called twice got different results.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on February 09, 2015, 09:22:59 AM
Called twice got different results.
Any of them favorable to you?

Ultimately i think it will come down to a last minute decision at the gate, unless they specifically say no.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 10, 2015, 09:15:14 PM
Any of them favorable to you?

Ultimately i think it will come down to a last minute decision at the gate, unless they specifically say no.
They said "they don't think so". But they were israeli so couldn't really question their reasoning and when I did they just said no. Wondering if anyone has personal experience.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 10, 2015, 09:16:39 PM
When flying with lap child elal business would you recommend upstairs or downstairs?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 11, 2015, 03:44:54 AM
When flying with lap child elal business would you recommend upstairs or downstairs?
Usually people expect it to be quieter upstairs.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: bk73 on February 16, 2015, 06:19:42 AM
Does anyone have any experience with bringing a stroller bag on flights. Its for a buggaboo buffalo so its very large . I heard from someone they made him check it and charged for it .
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 16, 2015, 06:48:39 AM
Does anyone have any experience with bringing a stroller bag on flights. Its for a buggaboo buffalo so its very large . I heard from someone they made him check it and charged for it .
which airline?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: bk73 on February 16, 2015, 06:51:09 AM
I dont know the airline that charged . i'm flying easy jet, united. brussels airlines
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 18, 2015, 04:42:27 PM
When flying with 1.5 year old would you guys recommend window or isle? I reserved both and left middle empty but it looks like the flight is full so I won't get the middle seat for car seat.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: DMYD on February 18, 2015, 04:44:52 PM
When flying with 1.5 year old would you guys recommend window or isle? I reserved both and left middle empty but it looks like the flight is full so I won't get the middle seat for car seat.
1.5 year old would be tough to keep on one place so an isle would make sense, but what time and how long is the flight?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 18, 2015, 04:45:34 PM
7:30am lga-Pbi
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: username on February 18, 2015, 04:47:27 PM
When flying with 1.5 year old would you guys recommend window or isle? I reserved both and left middle empty but it looks like the flight is full so I won't get the middle seat for car seat.
If its a long flight...If you think they will sleep, take the window. If they'll be up, take the aisle.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 18, 2015, 04:50:11 PM

If its a long flight...If you think they will sleep, take the window. If they'll be up, take the aisle.
I'm flying with him in June to Israel but we're going business.
Now I'm flying lga-pbi coach Its his first time flying so not sure how he will be. It's 50/50
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on February 18, 2015, 09:26:11 PM
I'm flying with him in June to Israel but we're going business.
Now I'm flying lga-pbi coach Its his first time flying so not sure how he will be. It's 50/50
The flight to Florida is not that long. Worst comes to worst, it will all be over in a few hours.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2015, 10:59:50 PM
Can car seats be used on all us based airlines in f and j if a seat is night for the child and is faa approved?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on February 18, 2015, 11:33:44 PM

Can car seats be used on all us based airlines in f and j if a seat is night for the child and is faa approved?
If you bought a seat yes.
Checkout dans post for more info.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/46199
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: sruly on March 08, 2015, 10:53:53 AM
Smartest move I ever did while flying.
Pushed the umbrella stroller with car seat right up to seat folded stroller and put in the overhead bin.

I can't believe I never thought of doing this before.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: thejerseyguy on March 18, 2015, 08:37:06 PM
I just purchased a ticket to Isreal with a lap infant. When I was selecting seats they gave me the option to choose one for my infant. (the reservation still says lap infants)  What is the chance that they will let me keep that seat?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on March 19, 2015, 07:57:06 AM
I just purchased a ticket to Isreal with a lap infant. When I was selecting seats they gave me the option to choose one for my infant. (the reservation still says lap infants)  What is the chance that they will let me keep that seat?
Which airline? Probably no too likely, but if you get one, great.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on March 19, 2015, 09:45:12 AM

I just purchased a ticket to Isreal with a lap infant. When I was selecting seats they gave me the option to choose one for my infant. (the reservation still says lap infants)  What is the chance that they will let me keep that seat?
That's awesome never heard of that. what airline?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: thejerseyguy on March 19, 2015, 09:53:53 AM
united
which airline?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: thejerseyguy on March 19, 2015, 08:03:19 PM
Oh well....

My wife wanted to change the date on the return. (we were within the 24 hrs) I warned her we would for sure lose the extra seat, but she really wanted the extra two days in Israel. When I called up to change the date, (there was no option online) the agent says there is something wrong with this reservation, you have an infant with an adult ticket she changed it and now there is no seat showing anymore. :(
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on March 19, 2015, 09:02:24 PM
Oh well....

My wife wanted to change the date on the return. (we were within the 24 hrs) I warned her we would for sure lose the extra seat, but she really wanted the extra two days in Israel. When I called up to change the date, (there was no option online) the agent says there is something wrong with this reservation, you have an infant with an adult ticket she changed it and now there is no seat showing anymore. :(
You may still get lucky with an empty seat near you.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on March 19, 2015, 09:03:10 PM

Oh well....

My wife wanted to change the date on the return. (we were within the 24 hrs) I warned her we would for sure lose the extra seat, but she really wanted the extra two days in Israel. When I called up to change the date, (there was no option online) the agent says there is something wrong with this reservation, you have an infant with an adult ticket she changed it and now there is no seat showing anymore. :(
That really stinks. I guess enjoy the 2 extra days.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on March 20, 2015, 12:47:22 PM
That really stinks. I guess enjoy the 2 extra days.
+1. I think a lot of people would willingly trade the extra space on the plane for 2 more days in Israel.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on March 22, 2015, 07:48:05 AM
+1. I think a lot of people would willingly trade the extra space on the plane for 2 more days in Israel.
Assuming one has the time to spend  there and not have to be back.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on April 07, 2015, 05:12:48 PM
Is it true that a child above the age of 2 has to be in their seat during take off and landing and can't be held on parents lap?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on April 07, 2015, 05:20:19 PM
Is it true that a child above the age of 2 has to be in their seat during take off and landing and can't be held on parents lap?
I have seen more than one airline enforce that
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on April 08, 2015, 12:31:47 AM
FA enforced it today. Never heard of it before (even on the same airline).
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: noturbizniss on April 09, 2015, 02:28:34 AM
FA enforced it today. Never heard of it before (even on the same airline).
It's dangerous for them to be in your lap. Would you have your kid in your lap in a car?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: avadah on April 09, 2015, 02:34:53 AM
So I'm surprised it's not always enforced.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on April 09, 2015, 02:46:47 AM
It's dangerous for them to be in your lap. Would you have your kid in your lap in a car?
Stupid comparison
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: noturbizniss on April 09, 2015, 07:11:05 AM
Stupid comparison
Why is that? Speeding  Down the runway at 120mph?
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: rileywiles23 on May 10, 2015, 08:54:45 AM

When booking a flight on elal with AA miles, how much would a 4 month old child cost?
So if I change my Ticket to J they will automatically charge me more for Infant?
I know this is a while back, but what did you guys end up doing ? How much did they end up charging you ?
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: skyguy918 on August 04, 2015, 11:48:32 AM
This might not be the right thread for this, but does anyone in Queens have a Go-Go Babyz Travelmate (or similar) that I can borrow (8/19-26)? I don't travel enough for it to be worth buying one - it's either borrow or carry the car seat. TIA
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: eliraps on January 11, 2016, 04:22:43 PM
Finally Dan's advise penetrates. I want to buy a Gogo Babyz Travelmate.

Any reason to prefer this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJK9EY/?tag=cl03f-20) over this one (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D45BF6G/?tag=cl03f-20)?

The latter is a 15 dollars cheaper on Amazon and the comments on Amazon seem to be more pro this one too.
But Dan always links to the former.
Anyone with experience?

In general do people actually find that most car seats fit with it?
Title: traveling with infant
Post by: peacenlove613 on January 11, 2016, 04:47:49 PM
Not talking from experience.
Here is a comparison.
They look like the same thing just the mini is a little narrower.
http://www.gogobabyz.com/customerservice-q10697-Travelmate_Product_Comparison.aspx

I read online that the mini is the new version.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: eliraps on January 27, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Just got back from my first trip with it! Amazing!
Best part was that when we landed I didn't have to wake kid up, just strapped him to the wheels and he slept through passport control, baggage claim and most of the way home!
Thank you Dan.
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Mordyk on January 28, 2016, 08:35:41 AM
On a flight now with a 1.5 yr old.  NEVER AGAIN >:(.  She didnt sit yet for a minute.  She can never sit in one place but on this flight she is really out-doing herself
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Emkay on January 28, 2016, 09:15:49 AM
On a flight now with a 1.5 yr old.  NEVER AGAIN >:(.  She didnt sit yet for a minute.  She can never sit in one place but on this flight she is really out-doing herself
We all have those times with those exact reactions, give it some time and you'll forget you swore against it
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Mordyk on January 28, 2016, 09:19:53 AM
We all have those times with those exact reactions, give it some time and you'll forget you swore against it
I might forget but my wife won't. (Flying is not the best part of a trip for her)
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: Emkay on January 28, 2016, 09:22:08 AM
I might forget but my wife won't. (Flying is not the best part of a trip for her)
That's what I thought by me but I'm not over my last flight and my wife is all into the next already even though she deals with the child most of the time
Title: Re: traveling with infant
Post by: 12HRS on January 28, 2016, 09:46:17 AM
I might forget but my wife won't. (Flying is not the best part of a trip for her)

I'm right with you. booked a third seat for my next flight even though he's still gonna be under 2. hoping locking him in the car seat puts him to sleep.
Title: Re: Flying With Babies
Post by: Emkay on May 05, 2016, 03:23:43 AM
Has anyone ever been denied bringing a car seat onboard in J when paying for a  lap child and there are empty seats?
Title: Infant Travel
Post by: Crazy tools on November 26, 2016, 07:51:30 PM
Anyone ever fly with the bugaboo travel bag? It's huge and clumsy.
Wondering if they'll even let me gate check it.
Any other ideas of how to travel with a bugaboo? Don't need the bassinet anymore
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on November 26, 2016, 07:56:13 PM
Anyone ever fly with the bugaboo travel bag? It's huge and clumsy.
Wondering if they'll even let me hate check ot
Just get a regular cheap stroller bag. I used this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003554H9M/) to gate check the Chameleon3 base on multiple flights.
Title: Infant Travel
Post by: Crazy tools on November 26, 2016, 07:57:10 PM
Just get a regular cheap stroller bag. I used this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003554H9M/) to gate check the Chameleon3 base on multiple flights.
Thanks! And the base and seat fit in well?
I guess it's not padded but it'll help for scuffs.
Do you need to take the stroller apart? I assume the wheels need to come off.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on November 26, 2016, 09:03:13 PM
Thanks! And the base and seat fit in well?
I guess it's not padded but it'll help for scuffs.
Do you need to take the stroller apart? I assume the wheels need to come off.
Don't need to take it apart. That bag will only fit the stroller base (of the Chameleon at least).

When I flew with it, I used a regular car seat as the baby seat (using an adapter). The car seat either went on the plane with us, or in another bag under.

We've since upgraded our travel system to the Doona, which makes everything so much simpler.

Check here if your bugaboo will fit in the bag.
http://www.jlchildress.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Product-Compatability-STROLLERS-8-29-16.pdf
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: efflpetzel on November 27, 2016, 04:00:48 AM


Anyone ever fly with the bugaboo travel bag? It's huge and clumsy.
Wondering if they'll even let me gate check it.
Any other ideas of how to travel with a bugaboo? Don't need the bassinet anymore
I had no problem checking it in at the desk

Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: moka on January 08, 2017, 12:20:03 PM
flying MIA to JFK with a doona.my kid is flying as a lap child. will they make me gate check the doona if there is no extra seats?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Ergel on January 08, 2017, 04:14:44 PM
flying MIA to JFK with a doona.my kid is flying as a lap child. will they make me gate check the doona if there is no extra seats?
If it fits in the overhead bin, no. If not, then obviously yes. And they may make you check it even if there are empty seats
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Yammer on January 08, 2017, 04:28:32 PM
flying MIA to JFK with a doona.my kid is flying as a lap child. will they make me gate check the doona if there is no extra seats?
Gate checked my snap n go and car seat.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 04, 2017, 07:42:24 PM
Are strollers taken off the plane and given to passengers at arrival gate between connecting flights?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: moko on February 04, 2017, 09:04:14 PM
Are strollers taken off the plane and given to passengers at arrival gate between connecting flights?
you can request it. Just make sure and double check the airport code on the tag
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 04, 2017, 09:46:47 PM
you can request it. Just make sure and double check the airport code on the tag
Thanks. What do you mean check the airport code?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: moko on February 04, 2017, 11:41:08 PM
Thanks. What do you mean check the airport code?
in the gate check tag . Sometimes it's Printed but most time IME it's handwritten
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 04, 2017, 11:50:34 PM
in the gate check tag . Sometimes it's Printed but most time IME it's handwritten
K thanks
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Abebee on February 05, 2017, 12:14:12 AM
in the gate check tag . Sometimes it's Printed but most time IME it's handwritten
Yup, handwritten
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Emkay on February 05, 2017, 03:09:08 AM


you can request it.

Some airports will not allow it.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 05, 2017, 07:58:17 AM

Some airports will not allow it.
Meaning the first or the second?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: thaber on February 08, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
does AA require a bording pass for a lap child? don't see where to add online


ETA: they say not on the phone. interesting that UA did.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: thaber on February 08, 2017, 09:19:45 PM
does AA require a bording pass for a lap child? don't see where to add online


ETA: they say not on the phone. interesting that UA did.
They were wrong on the phone.  DROPR. 
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on February 08, 2017, 09:25:29 PM
does AA require a bording pass for a lap child? don't see where to add online


ETA: they say not on the phone. interesting that UA did.
They were wrong on the phone.  DROPR. 
They add it to the adult boarding pass. Don't need a separate one.

AA reps have added it for me many times on the phone.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: thaber on February 08, 2017, 09:36:33 PM
They add it to the adult boarding pass. Don't need a separate one.

AA reps have added it for me many times on the phone.
yes, but they have to do it, and they didn't. see her http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44320.msg1673332#msg1673332
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shmebeble on February 08, 2017, 09:40:55 PM
looking for a good car seat cover for my doona in the event of gate check
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 08, 2017, 09:44:35 PM
looking for a good car seat cover for my doona in the event of gate check
https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-verizon&ei=JtebWLKFMsvymAHX9bLAAw&q=doona+travel+bag&oq=doona+travel+&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.0.0l3j0i22i30k1l2.14395.19143.0.19934.22.22.0.1.1.0.361.4012.0j16j2j3.21.0....0...1.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..5.17.2924...35i39k1j0i20k1j0i67k1j0i131k1j0i10k1.uBgJEU9USPo#idx=1&pie=plaji-i
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on February 08, 2017, 10:08:31 PM
https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-verizon&ei=JtebWLKFMsvymAHX9bLAAw&q=doona+travel+bag&oq=doona+travel+&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.0.0l3j0i22i30k1l2.14395.19143.0.19934.22.22.0.1.1.0.361.4012.0j16j2j3.21.0....0...1.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..5.17.2924...35i39k1j0i20k1j0i67k1j0i131k1j0i10k1.uBgJEU9USPo#idx=1&pie=plaji-i
tinyurl.com (http://tinyurl.com)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitz1000 on February 08, 2017, 10:16:24 PM
tinyurl.com (http://tinyurl.com)
LOL - Next time...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: confu on March 08, 2017, 06:57:02 PM
I just booked aa 71 mad to dfw. They won't assign me a bassinet seat bec. economy extra costs extra. any ideas?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: chinagel on March 09, 2017, 12:04:50 AM
if i book on expedia nyc-lhr-tlv on virgin atlantic for the first leg and ba for the second, can i add an infant afterwards and if yes who do i call?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shiframeir on March 09, 2017, 12:09:40 AM
if i book on expedia nyc-lhr-tlv on virgin atlantic for the first leg and ba for the second, can i add an infant afterwards and if yes who do i call?
book it and figure out tomorrow (can cancel).
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MDU on April 24, 2017, 04:23:20 PM
Just got tickets from JFK to TLV with the AA deal (connection to El Al at CDG). Family of 5 (2 toddlers and a lap infant).
Most legs I was able to get seats together. However, from CDG to JFK they assigned us the last 3 scattered seats. My 3 year old does not even have an assigned seat. I called AA to add the lap infant and attempt to work out the seats, and I was told that the only seats together have an extra charge, and I will have to wait for the airport to be accommodated. Agent said that no manager/supervisor could do any better.
Is there really nothing to do?
Has anyone gone though anything similar?
Since I have a lap infant, is there any way to get bulkhead/bassinet in advance for free?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MDU on April 26, 2017, 10:57:13 AM
Just got tickets from JFK to TLV with the AA deal (connection to El Al at CDG). Family of 5 (2 toddlers and a lap infant).
Most legs I was able to get seats together. However, from CDG to JFK they assigned us the last 3 scattered seats. My 3 year old does not even have an assigned seat. I called AA to add the lap infant and attempt to work out the seats, and I was told that the only seats together have an extra charge, and I will have to wait for the airport to be accommodated. Agent said that no manager/supervisor could do any better.
Is there really nothing to do?
Has anyone gone though anything similar?
Since I have a lap infant, is there any way to get bulkhead/bassinet in advance for free?

Thanks!

Bump...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shmebeble on April 26, 2017, 12:15:59 PM
Bump...
Pick up and call again.
Tell them how stressful it is etc.
There is a good chance nothing will happen until you check-in, but if its so important for this one flight, then maybe pay for the upgrade if you can
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Crazy tools on May 06, 2017, 11:50:01 PM
Has anyone ever been denied bringing a car seat onboard in J when paying for a  lap child and there are empty seats?
Has anyone ever answered you?
Wondering the same.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yoohoo on May 07, 2017, 01:03:16 AM
Bump...
doesn't a child under 12 have to be seated with a parent? I think that's a law iinm
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: elya on May 07, 2017, 07:34:44 AM
Has anyone ever answered you?
Wondering the same.
I was denied on LH F! They said LH policy is no car seats. They gave us a 3rd seat (the one with the bassinet) but they said the baby has to either be held or in the bassinet, she can't be in a seat by herself.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: ari9 on May 14, 2017, 12:38:47 AM
I'm traveling with a 5 year old, 3 year old, and infant.
I'm thinking to go to the gate with UB frame/adapter/chicco keyfit for infant and scenera/gogo babyz for 3 year old.
Thoughts on this?
Also can I check the regular UB seat, rumble seat, and piggyback board in a way that
a. won't count as luggage
b. won't get ruined
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: SSLPhD on May 14, 2017, 02:40:47 AM
I'm traveling with a 5 year old, 3 year old, and infant.
I'm thinking to go to the gate with UB frame/adapter/chicco keyfit for infant and scenera/gogo babyz for 3 year old.
Thoughts on this?
Also can I check the regular UB seat, rumble seat, and piggyback board in a way that
a. won't count as luggage
b. won't get ruined
After looking up your stroller, leave the UB at home, buy cheap but decent travel stuff that you won't mind too much if it gets ruined.  These things happen no matter what you do, and why risk the aggravation?  Take the piggyback board (if not UB specific) carry on.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: ari9 on May 14, 2017, 12:10:38 PM
After looking up your stroller, leave the UB at home, buy cheap but decent travel stuff that you won't mind too much if it gets ruined.  These things happen no matter what you do, and why risk the aggravation?  Take the piggyback board (if not UB specific) carry on.
were going to be doing a lot of walking - the UBV is great for that and able to be used for 1, 2 (or 3) kids - I the cheap travel stuff will prob make the trip harder.

anyone has experience checking an UBV seat?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yelped on May 14, 2017, 12:23:41 PM
Check Dan's trip reports. He used to mention it a lot.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: ari9 on May 14, 2017, 07:54:06 PM
Check Dan's trip reports. He used to mention it a lot.
thanks, I had actually tried to find that info before posting here but I looked again and found a reference

from this  (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/23893)trip report:
"We check the actual Uppa Baby stroller seat into a floppy luggage bag as it serves no use in the airport."
 
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dave321 on June 13, 2017, 10:51:41 AM
is there a way to book a ticket for an unborn child? or do I not need to if the infant will be on my lap?

also any restrictions from bringing an infant into business class?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Emkay on June 13, 2017, 10:54:11 AM
is there a way to book a ticket for an unborn child? or do I not need to if the infant will be on my lap?

also any restrictions from bringing an infant into business class?

Domestic or international. I think with all airlines you can bring an infant into business with zero issues.
1 or 2 may restrict first class.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dave321 on June 13, 2017, 11:35:21 AM
Domestic or international. I think with all airlines you can bring an infant into business with zero issues.
1 or 2 may restrict first class.

Hawaii. domestic
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Theodorel on August 06, 2017, 01:05:32 PM
International travel q.
When booking a business mileage ticket on LH, should I write that the infant is 2+ instead of 1 1/2?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on August 06, 2017, 01:16:05 PM
International travel q.
When booking a business mileage ticket on LH, should I write that the infant is 2+ instead of 1 1/2?
I'm assuming you plan on paying for the infant?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Theodorel on August 06, 2017, 01:16:33 PM
I'm assuming you plan on paying for the infant?
Getting a ticket with miles.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on August 06, 2017, 01:17:26 PM
Getting a ticket with miles.
But you want a seat for the child?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Theodorel on August 06, 2017, 01:19:22 PM
But you want a seat for the child?
Yes
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: tavster on August 30, 2017, 05:57:53 AM
Anyone has experience with the jetkids bedbox?
Looks cool but quite expensive
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Mordyk on September 27, 2017, 10:39:36 AM
i traveled last year with this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JJK9EY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
car seat wheeler.  it broke and i sent it right back.. i need to take a car seat on the plane but i dont want the full carriage as well.  anyone else has a similar item or idea for me to use?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: jewdkoff on October 19, 2017, 11:55:15 PM
is there a way to book a ticket for an unborn child? or do I not need to if the infant will be on my lap?

also any restrictions from bringing an infant into business class?

Just going to bump this. What about booking international mileage ticket for unborn infant? Does the "Unborn Infant" and 1900 birthday work for international travel?

Or, would booking a second ticket under one of the parents work?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 08, 2017, 05:47:43 PM
So I know as Dan mentioned in a recent post on AC's favorable lap infant policy as most airlines charge 10% of the fare for a lap infant including award flights.  Now for example OW from nyc-tlv is usually very expensive on nonstop flights like over $1500.  So if i book 2 separate one way award flights I will be charged 10% for each way paying a whopping $300! or will they look at it as a round trip and just charge me 10% of the round trip fare which is significantly less? 

whats the best way to go about booking a lap infant on a nonstop award flight from nyc-tlv using United or Singapore miles?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 09, 2017, 09:24:22 AM
In other words will they normally take 2 OW tickets and combine them as a round trip for the purpose of charging the 10% lap infant price?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 09, 2017, 05:54:47 PM
anybody?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: YesThatsMe on November 21, 2017, 09:43:49 AM
Hi,

My son is just turned two today, want to fly Spirit with him, in one month, for a weekend, will I be able o pull it off without buying him a ticket? He's not a big kid..
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Mtl18 on November 21, 2017, 09:00:18 PM
I'm flying Delta with a 7 month old. Tried to reserve a bassinet but the phone rep said its first come first serve to the gate and cant reserve in advance. Is this accurate, or HUCA?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 30, 2017, 05:55:53 PM
I thought the day of getting a bassinet seat for a lap infant were over ever since most of those seats all became economy plus seats but today a United rep booked me and DW in economy plus EWR-TLV bassinet seats because she said we were travelling with an infant and we did not have to pay any upgrade fee to economy plus; she said she waived approx $450 :)  She said you are entitled to this if you are travelling with a child up to 24 months!

FYI a local travel agent said that airlines do this for infants up to 9 months old; not sure where she got the 9 month age policy
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shapsam on November 30, 2017, 05:59:18 PM
I thought the day of getting a bassinet seat for a lap infant were over ever since most of those seats all became economy plus seats but today a United rep booked me and DW in economy plus EWR-TLV bassinet seats because she said we were travelling with an infant and we did not have to pay any upgrade fee to economy plus; she said she waived approx $450 :)  She said you are entitled to this if you are travelling with a child up to 24 months!

FYI a local travel agent said that airlines do this for infants up to 9 months old; not sure where she got the 9 month age policy
They always did this.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shapsam on November 30, 2017, 06:02:01 PM
Also, it doesn't help if the travel agent requests a bassinet even if it says confirmed you still have to call.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 30, 2017, 06:05:42 PM
They always did this.

But isn't a big time YMMV?  I think I remember agents in the past did not want to do this because they said you have to pay for the economy plus upgrade
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on November 30, 2017, 06:06:05 PM
FYI a local travel agent said that airlines do this for infants up to 9 months old; not sure where she got the 9 month age policy
Some airlines will only allow an infant in the actual bassinet up until 9 months (I had this with BR, not that I wanted the bassinet anyways).
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 30, 2017, 06:06:43 PM
They always did this.

I'm flying Delta with a 7 month old. Tried to reserve a bassinet but the phone rep said its first come first serve to the gate and cant reserve in advance. Is this accurate, or HUCA?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on November 30, 2017, 06:08:33 PM
Some airlines will only allow an infant in the actual bassinet up until 9 months (I had this with BR, not that I wanted the bassinet anyways).

you mean they will let you reserve  bassinet seat up to 24 months but will not allow you to put them in if older than 9 months?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MrKaplan on December 05, 2017, 12:23:16 AM
Just got off the phone with a delta rep. He said my infant in arms is not entitled to a diaper bag aside from my personal bag and carry on. Dropr?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: davidd75 on December 05, 2017, 09:09:28 AM
IME I doubt they would even notice or say anything.  If they do maybe you can stuff the diaper bag into carry on
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitzgar on December 05, 2017, 09:15:47 AM
IME I doubt they would even notice or say anything.  If they do maybe you can stuff the diaper bag into carry on
True
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitzgar on December 05, 2017, 09:16:36 AM
Just got off the phone with a delta rep. He said my infant in arms is not entitled to a diaper bag aside from my personal bag and carry on. Dropr?
Pretty sure he's wrong
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shaulyaakov on December 05, 2017, 10:04:24 AM
Just got off the phone with a delta rep. He said my infant in arms is not entitled to a diaper bag aside from my personal bag and carry on. Dropr?

From Delta website:

Quote
Unticketed Infant/Child

If children are traveling for free, they don’t have a baggage allowance. So any baggage for the child counts as part of the adult's baggage allowance.

That being said, I doubt this will be enforced at all.

Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yelped on December 05, 2017, 10:18:02 AM
Pretty sure he's wrong
Same here. They won't allow you to take checked baggage as @shaulyaakov said, but they will allow you to take a diaper bag. Personal experience.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: MrKaplan on December 05, 2017, 10:45:42 AM
Same here. They won't allow you to take checked baggage as @shaulyaakov said, but they will allow you to take a diaper bag. Personal experience.
IME I doubt they would even notice or say anything.  If they do maybe you can stuff the diaper bag into carry on
Ty. I guess we'll see what happens
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Deal Guy on December 05, 2017, 01:26:07 PM
domestic flight with 6th month old on United.

Do you need to shlep a birth certificate or anything, or nothing required?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: username on December 05, 2017, 02:14:45 PM
domestic flight with 6th month old on United.

Do you need to shlep a birth certificate or anything, or nothing required?
Domestic? Nothing required.

But cant hurt if you bring the BC.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitzgar on December 05, 2017, 02:37:43 PM
Domestic? Nothing required.

But cant hurt if you bring the BC.
+1 I always bring a copy, but never was asked to show it
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: bermo on December 31, 2017, 01:49:53 PM
PSA
Recently I was flying on Southwest and while checking in the agent said that if I don't have proof of age for my infant (any age) I'll need to pay full fare.
I was never required to show proof of age buy any other airline for a domestic flight.
Good thing I already had a ticket for him
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: how on December 31, 2017, 02:07:29 PM
PSA
Recently I was flying on Southwest and while checking in the agent said that if I don't have proof of age for my infant (any age) I'll need to pay full fare.
I was never required to show proof of age buy any other airline for a domestic flight.
Good thing I already had a ticket for him
Is a passport proof?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: bermo on December 31, 2017, 04:03:25 PM
Is a passport proof?
Yes.
Even a birth certificate or medical records.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: am7734 on January 01, 2018, 08:29:33 PM
is there a way to book a ticket for an unborn child?

Any answer to this?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Aron27 on January 02, 2018, 05:02:22 PM
Any answer to this?
I just book a ticket for the adults and then add a lap child later.. people say you can book a ticket for them and just make up a date of birth but I've never tried that..
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on January 02, 2018, 05:03:16 PM
I just book a ticket for the adults and then add a lap child later.. people say you can book a ticket for them and just make up a date of birth but I've never tried that..
The problem is not the DOB, its (usually) the lack of name.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: am7734 on January 02, 2018, 05:25:14 PM
I just book a ticket for the adults and then add a lap child later.. people say you can book a ticket for them and just make up a date of birth but I've never tried that..
What about actually booking a seat, not as a lap child.

The problem is not the DOB, its (usually) the lack of name.

Well, both.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: shapsam on January 02, 2018, 05:29:40 PM
Well, both.
There's no problem at all with making up a DOB.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: chinagel on March 26, 2018, 09:12:29 PM
anyone with experience ticketing an infant in Y when adult is in J on an award ticket? flying AA
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dan on April 12, 2018, 10:07:35 AM
anyone with experience ticketing an infant in Y when adult is in J on an award ticket? flying AA
Did you try it? Should work I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Geshmak25 on April 23, 2018, 08:39:38 AM
What's the mehalech for booking a ticket for an unborn child? First name "baby" with made up DOB?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: am7734 on April 23, 2018, 08:51:14 AM
What's the mehalech for booking a ticket for an unborn child? First name "baby" with made up DOB?
Just did it, happened to know the gender and the probable name so I used it, made up birth date. Not that it mattered because it was a domestic flight and nobody checked any ID for baby (good thing too, because we didn't have any!)...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on April 23, 2018, 12:09:20 PM
Just did it, happened to know the gender and the probable name so I used it, made up birth date. Not that it mattered because it was a domestic flight and nobody checked any ID for baby (good thing too, because we didn't have any!)...
Domestic is very different then an international flight where the infant actually has an eticket # and needs to show passport.

Domestic you could have just showed up at the airport and had the infant added then.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Geshmak25 on April 23, 2018, 12:13:27 PM
I will be flying domestically but plan on buying the baby a seat, hence the question.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: am7734 on April 23, 2018, 12:40:37 PM
Domestic is very different then an international flight where the infant actually has an eticket # and needs to show passport.

Which is why I included that tidbit of information.

Domestic you could have just showed up at the airport and had the infant added then.
Not if you get the infant a seat, which is what I did.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: lubaby on April 23, 2018, 12:46:15 PM
Not if you get the infant a seat, which is what I did.
True. Well children do not need ID to travel dometically, so
I will be flying domestically but plan on buying the baby a seat, hence the question.
you should be fine to do what you have in mind.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: am7734 on April 23, 2018, 03:28:36 PM
True. Well children do not need ID to travel domestically
True, as per the TSA.
However, airlines reserve the right to require 'proof of age'. Although that probably only pertains to lap children (to verify they are actually under 2) but they don't specify that.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2018, 03:31:08 PM
Proof age is only for lap children.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: ilherman on May 31, 2018, 11:38:20 AM
Anyone ever flew with something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004L2JJ6E/?tag=cl03f-20&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: jmz on May 31, 2018, 11:47:00 AM
Has anyone had experience with Delta and car seats? Going JFK-tlv, bought a seat for 2-month-old. Have a car seat with an approved airplane sticker on it, usually, fly through Europe and have never had an issue. Delta, on the other hand, wouldn't surprise me if they tried to stop me. any advice and if i should bring some proof that i can?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yelped on May 31, 2018, 12:52:38 PM
DDMS.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on May 31, 2018, 02:32:23 PM
Has anyone had experience with Delta and car seats? Going JFK-tlv, bought a seat for 2-month-old. Have a car seat with an approved airplane sticker on it, usually, fly through Europe and have never had an issue. Delta, on the other hand, wouldn't surprise me if they tried to stop me. any advice and if i should bring some proof that i can?
Flew to BCN and back, with a car seat on DL. No issues.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Abey on June 12, 2018, 11:20:25 PM
Woman claims United Airlines flight attendant forced her infant daughter to sit in 'a dangerous position' - Fox News https://apple.news/AeQ9uEGjrT8uQhmSbe5Quxg
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: E-MAN on August 13, 2018, 01:29:13 PM
Booked an international flight several months ago and now when going to add lap child Delta is saying I need to pay 10% of current price which is 5x what I had paid. Any suggestions or ways around this?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on August 13, 2018, 05:15:42 PM
Booked an international flight several months ago and now when going to add lap child Delta is saying I need to pay 10% of current price which is 5x what I had paid. Any suggestions or ways around this?
Keep in mind, taxes are full price, and the 10% is of base fare. I booked a $400 ticket with DL and paid $90 for a lap child. The only thing you can do is wait in hopes the price drops, or pay the current price.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Pesach on August 13, 2018, 08:50:15 PM
 someone told me they flew on lufthansa business using united mileage from europe to lax and back from lax to tlv and when they bought the infant tickets for both ways,  they were only charged 10% of the coach fare. they called up more then once and kept getting priced on 1o% of the coach fare even though they were flying business
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: E-MAN on August 14, 2018, 12:28:58 PM
Keep in mind, taxes are full price, and the 10% is of base fare. I booked a $400 ticket with DL and paid $90 for a lap child. The only thing you can do is wait in hopes the price drops, or pay the current price.
Thanks. Spoke to supervisor who was able to apply $100 voucher and with all the tax came out to around original price (maybe even a little less)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on August 14, 2018, 12:30:48 PM
Thanks. Spoke to supervisor who was able to apply $100 voucher and with all the tax came out to around original price (maybe even a little less)
Nice!
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: helpusout on October 04, 2018, 01:44:12 PM
Looking to book travel to Israel with a lap child IYH thats unborn at time of booking, How do you pros work this?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: ExGingi on October 04, 2018, 01:48:16 PM
anyone with experience ticketing an infant in Y when adult is in J on an award ticket? flying AA
Did you try it? Should work I'd imagine.
BUMP

Are there any DPs on this with various airlines (international travel)?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: exasahi on October 05, 2018, 12:07:55 PM
Has anyone tried travelling with an infant in basic economy on Delta? I plan to purchase a seat for my daughter, but I understand seat assignments are not available even for cardholders.

Side note, does Delta require car seats to be in the window?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: nescafe on October 06, 2018, 10:52:33 PM
Side note, does Delta require car seats to be in the window?
I used middle seat on wide body jets
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: exasahi on October 08, 2018, 01:58:06 PM
I used middle seat on wide body jets

There was enough room to "maneuver" around the kid seat?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: username on October 08, 2018, 02:12:27 PM
Side note, does Delta require car seats to be in the window?
Generally, car seats cannot block aisle access.

Quote from: https://www.delta.com/us/en/children-infant-travel/infant-travel
The window seat is the preferred location for an approved child safety seat (child restraint system or car seat). Other locations may be acceptable provided the seat is not installed between other passengers and the aisle. An accompanying adult must sit next to the child. More than one car seat may be in use in the same row and section of seats. Per FAA regulations, children under 2 years of age are not allowed to sit in a seat equipped with an airbag seat belt.
When using a child safety seat, don’t select seats in the following areas:

Aisle seats
Emergency exit rows
Any seat one row forward or one row back from an emergency exit row
Bulkhead seats when the safety seat is a combination car seat and stroller
Flatbed seats in the Delta One™ area of the following aircraft: Airbus A330-200 or A330-300; Boeing 777, 767 or 747 aircraft*
*Child Safety Seats are not permitted in this area since the airbag seat belt cannot be deactivated.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: exasahi on October 08, 2018, 02:27:44 PM
@username 

Does this mean that Delta will allow me to chose my seat with my infant or stick me to the back because I have basic economy?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: username on October 08, 2018, 03:02:55 PM
@username 

Does this mean that Delta will allow me to chose my seat with my infant or stick me to the back because I have basic economy?

See Dan's post. Usually a call within 24 hours to the right rep can help.


All About United Basic Economy And How United Determines Their Basic Economy Buyout Fee - DansDeals.com (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/united/all-about-united-basic-economy-and-how-united-determines-their-basic-economy-buyout-fee/)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: nescafe on October 08, 2018, 08:33:37 PM
There was enough room to "maneuver" around the kid seat?
What do you mean with "maneuver"?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: exasahi on October 09, 2018, 01:00:09 PM
See Dan's post. Usually a call within 24 hours to the right rep can help.


All About United Basic Economy And How United Determines Their Basic Economy Buyout Fee - DansDeals.com (https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/united/all-about-united-basic-economy-and-how-united-determines-their-basic-economy-buyout-fee/)

THANKS!! This is pretty much what I was looking for!
Quote from: nescafe

link=topic=1864.msg1994752#msg1994752 date=1539045217
What do you mean with "maneuver"?

I meant "move around the seat in a pinch".  Most of the time, my car seats block any passage between the window and aisle.  Probably because I am using rear-facing.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Mordyk on October 09, 2018, 01:42:50 PM
Has anyone tried travelling with an infant in basic economy on Delta? I plan to purchase a seat for my daughter, but I understand seat assignments are not available even for cardholders.

Side note, does Delta require car seats to be in the window?
i was just on delta. my car seat was by the window but i saw others by an aisle. no problem.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: nescafe on October 10, 2018, 11:17:11 PM
I meant "move around the seat in a pinch".  Most of the time, my car seats block any passage between the window and aisle.  Probably because I am using rear-facing.
Meant middle as in middle of the plane (middle seat of middle section)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yochai on October 17, 2018, 10:25:45 PM
I have a RT paid ticket and expect to have an infant for the return iy”h. Flight is on Brussels Airlines, ticketed by United. Who do I call to add the infant, and how do they price the ticket? Thanks in advance for any advice.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: confu on November 04, 2018, 03:06:16 PM
call united.
usually about 10% of your ticket cost, not sure about one way...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: chinagel on November 25, 2018, 12:16:45 PM
Are infant fares on a RT even if kid turns 2 in middle of the trip? for international
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yelped on November 25, 2018, 12:19:31 PM
On BA, I believe.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: chinagel on November 25, 2018, 12:39:37 PM
On BA, I believe.
?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: confu on November 25, 2018, 04:21:23 PM
?
Ba charges the infant fare and gives you a seat on the way back. Most other airlines charge you a full/child fare for both legs
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: BB59 on February 05, 2019, 05:44:15 AM
Anyone have experience adding an infant to the second leg in a multi city?
For an international flight. Flying United.
Don’t want to buy seat just add as in lap.
Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitrap on February 05, 2019, 06:55:31 AM
Did you try it? Should work I'd imagine.

BUMP

Are there any DPs on this with various airlines (international travel)?
With CX leaving TLV it did not work.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: BB59 on February 05, 2019, 08:00:07 AM
Anyone have experience adding an infant to the second leg in a multi city?
For an international flight. Flying United.
Don’t want to buy seat just add as in lap.
Thanks in advance
United claims that they charge abt 10% of the fare you paid any reason not to believe?
Someone upthread wrote that delta charged 10% of available fare when adding the infant.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yochai on February 05, 2019, 08:41:41 AM
United claims that they charge abt 10% of the fare you paid any reason not to believe?
Someone upthread wrote that delta charged 10% of available fare when adding the infant.
DROPR! United told me that they charge based on price when adding infant. I’ve paid over 200$ to add an infant on a 700$ AA ticket.
If someone has experience with United, please post.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: thaber on February 08, 2019, 02:12:23 AM
anyone with experience ticketing an infant in Y when adult is in J on an award ticket? flying AA
Did you try it? Should work I'd imagine.
Did you try it? Should work I'd imagine.

BUMP

Are there any DPs on this with various airlines (international travel)?
With CX leaving TLV it did not work.
I'm pretty sure I've tried it on domestic flights. Logistical issue - you need to make two separate reservations, and a child reservation needs to be associated with an adult reservation, theiry being that the adult will take care of the child (or pay a fee for the airline to babysit) If the adult is in a different cabin they won't let you do that.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yitrap on February 08, 2019, 02:28:47 AM
I'm pretty sure I've tried it on domestic flights. Logistical issue - you need to make two separate reservations, and a child reservation needs to be associated with an adult reservation, theiry being that the adult will take care of the child (or pay a fee for the airline to babysit) If the adult is in a different cabin they won't let you do that.
-1

I had my daughter ticketed by herself and attached to my J reservation (after a bunch of hucas), it even showed up on my online confirmation but when I got to the airport they had already seen that it was a Y ticket and were expecting me. 

A TA can create a res for an adult add the infant and then just ticket the infant and not the adult.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: confu on March 16, 2019, 06:11:59 PM
just booked ANA award, flying on UA and AC. The ANA agent, after speaking to supervisor said they can only book lap infant for the 2nd leg (ac) but not the united. It's pricing out at 400 or so. United says they can only book their leg for about 200.
737 max making HUCA a pain, anyone know if this is legit? (I did this a few years ago and ANA was able to ticket the whole thing)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: chff on March 18, 2019, 12:40:06 PM
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/03/18/the-strange-way-to-ticket-infant-travel-on-qantas-when-redeeming-american-miles-how-i-saved-1800-traveling-with-my-daughter/
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 14, 2019, 09:19:48 PM
When traveling with a forward facing car seat, is there a way to avoid the buckle being right in your kid's back?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: as2 on April 14, 2019, 10:39:56 PM
When traveling with a forward facing car seat, is there a way to avoid the buckle being right in your kid's back?
Not IME, but my kid never seemed to notice.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: yelped on April 14, 2019, 10:57:32 PM
Not IME, but my kid never seemed to notice.
I managed to get the buckle past the back of the seat.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: joey89 on April 15, 2019, 02:17:31 AM
Not IME, but my kid never seemed to notice.
+1, no complaints yet.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: SSLPhD on April 15, 2019, 07:07:27 AM
When traveling with a forward facing car seat, is there a way to avoid the buckle being right in your kid's back?
Might depend on the car seat. Our Britax CT does not work with the buckle in back, and we've always managed to close it on the side.  Then again, it's a bit loose on the side which kind of defeats the purpose...
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: sunny on April 15, 2019, 11:05:02 PM
Does anyone have experience flying on air Canada to lhr? Would they allow me to gate check my city mini gt double and would I get it back at the gate at lhr?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: username on May 30, 2019, 02:42:10 PM
AA metal. Been discussed before. Yet have a policy that is a bit over a year old. No bulky strollers or any strollers over 20lbs
Is this still enforced? asking about taking a double stroller on AA, and who enforces it? In other words, if I get past security, will they make me take it back when I get to the gate?  Asking about AA Domestic small plane flight.
(Not checking in luggage, so I will be going straight to security)
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 30, 2019, 03:17:04 PM
Can i bring liquid thru security on international flights?
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Dan on May 30, 2019, 03:19:41 PM
Can i bring liquid thru security on international flights?
For the infant? Sure.
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 30, 2019, 03:25:31 PM
For the infant? Sure.
just makin sure, thanks
Title: Re: Infant Travel
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 30, 2019, 04:53:19 PM
anyone have any issues bringing on a doona for short haul Elal flight infants are ticketed