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Title: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 04:22:38 AM
Any clue if an infant in lap earns miles?

It looks like my kid will fly RT TLV-NYC 3x by the time he's 4 mos.

Also do you know how much luggage an infant can take on a gold reservation? We will be flying OS and LX for 2 of the flights.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aben on January 23, 2011, 06:47:52 AM
Any clue if an infant in lap earns miles?

It looks like my kid will fly RT TLV-NYC 3x by the time he's 4 mos.

Also do you know how much luggage an infant can take on a gold reservation? We will be flying OS and LX for 2 of the flights.
infants do not earn miles only paid tix
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 09:40:02 AM
Kid is allowed 10 kg. In a extra piece. 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 12:29:19 PM
Kid is allowed 10 kg. In a extra piece. 
Even with *A gold?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dealer on January 23, 2011, 12:50:46 PM
he's so cute   :o
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 02:03:21 PM
As a a star gold u r allowed a extra piece. So with swiss to the usa, you will be allowed 3 pieces and your wife 2 pieces. The baby 10 kg in a extra piece.
The adults piece allowence is 23 in economy and 32 in business-first.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 02:38:44 PM
As a a star gold u r allowed a extra piece. So with swiss to the usa, you will be allowed 3 pieces and your wife 2 pieces. The baby 10 kg in a extra piece.
The adults piece allowence is 23 in economy and 32 in business-first.
Why would my wife only get 2?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 03:57:22 PM
If she has status as well then 3, the extra piece is only for the person that has a *gold card
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 04:07:04 PM
If she has status as well then 3, the extra piece is only for the person that has a *gold card
My uncle flew Swiss last week (TLV-ZRH-MIA), with his wife and kid. Just he had status and he checked 7 50lb bags
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 04:13:23 PM
My uncle flew Swiss last week (TLV-ZRH-MIA), with his wife and kid. Just he had status and he checked 7 50lb bags

Scary. What would he do if they'd try charging him overage?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 04:17:35 PM
Scary. What would he do if they'd try charging him overage?
He had some1 waiting to take bags back
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 04:23:25 PM
Infant or child? If its a child then its correct, as a child is also allowed 2 bags. So its 3 for him, 2 for wife and 2 for child. With a inf. I cant think they would let it go, if yes he is very lucky
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 04:29:45 PM
Infant or child? If its a child then its correct, as a child is also allowed 2 bags. So its 3 for him, 2 for wife and 2 for child. With a inf. I cant think they would let it go, if yes he is very lucky
Infant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 05:03:29 PM
He got very, very lucky.
When I moved from Israel bach to LX, I came to the airport with 9 bags of 30 Kg. I had about 292 Kg. with me. I expected to pay alot of money but thats part of moving. As I was only traveling to LX, I was on the weight concept. 40 Kg for me, 20 for my wife and 20 Kg for our 2 infants. The lady checked all in and gave me the boarding passes, the receipts said 9/292. When I expcted to hear 2000 Dollars, she said have a safe flight. Until today, I cant explain it... it was a "nes". 400 pounds overweight...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 05:05:25 PM
He got very, very lucky.
When I moved from Israel bach to LX, I came to the airport with 9 bags of 30 Kg. I had about 292 Kg. with me. I expected to pay alot of money but thats part of moving. As I was only traveling to LX, I was on the weight concept. 40 Kg for me, 20 for my wife and 20 Kg for our 2 infants. The lady checked all in and gave me the boarding passes, the receipts said 9/292. When I expcted to hear 2000 Dollars, she said have a safe flight. Until today, I cant explain it... it was a "nes". 400 pounds overweight...
AFAIK, all members on a gold reservation share baggage allowance of Gold
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: AsherO on January 23, 2011, 05:18:12 PM
He got very, very lucky.
When I moved from Israel bach to LX, I came to the airport with 9 bags of 30 Kg. I had about 292 Kg. with me. I expected to pay alot of money but thats part of moving. As I was only traveling to LX, I was on the weight concept. 40 Kg for me, 20 for my wife and 20 Kg for our 2 infants. The lady checked all in and gave me the boarding passes, the receipts said 9/292. When I expcted to hear 2000 Dollars, she said have a safe flight. Until today, I cant explain it... it was a "nes". 400 pounds overweight...

Nice.

What status did you have at the time?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 05:31:42 PM
Nice.

What status did you have at the time?
silver with swiss, called frequent traveler.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 05:33:07 PM
AFAIK, all members on a gold reservation share baggage allowance of Gold

You are wrong. Its for the gold member only
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 23, 2011, 05:36:07 PM
You are wrong. Its for the gold member only
Depends on the carrier. 
AC, CO, UA, and US are for everyone.
TG says it's only for the *G member but didn't blink when I checked in the *G amount for both my wife (nebach a *S) and I.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 06:03:13 PM
I was talking about LX and LH, they are very strict. It makes sense, if a guy flies with 6 people in the same booking so they should let 7 extra pieces? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 06:19:00 PM
I was talking about LX and LH, they are very strict. It makes sense, if a guy flies with 6 people in the same booking so they should let 7 extra pieces? 
How about OS?
Also we're talking about 1 extra not 7. Has anyone ever been denied 1 bag when flying with a spouse?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 23, 2011, 06:23:11 PM
Dan can we start an International carrier baggage table?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 23, 2011, 06:53:20 PM
Os is the same as lx and lh. Yes, they will deny you a extra bag flying with spouse. European carriers are strict
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moshegold on January 23, 2011, 10:05:29 PM
Does anyone know what the policy is on LOT airlines? How much could a *S member take? How much could everyone else on the itinerary take?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 24, 2011, 02:18:45 AM
Does anyone know what the policy is on LOT airlines? How much could a *S member take? How much could everyone else on the itinerary take?
If it's TLV-...-US it wont be anymore than anyone else
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Eli on January 24, 2011, 06:25:49 AM
My parents flew LH to TLV from the states and checked in 6 bags at 50-70 lbs each and did not pay a fee. All flights were LH. Only my father is *G
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2011, 08:19:20 AM
I know that CO said when they first introduced bag fees that they really only wanted to exempt the elite member, but do to legacy mainframe limitations there's no way to do that.  Everyone on the same PNR needed to have the same exemptions.
Could be the same way with non-US airlines but they just don't publish that.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chuchem on January 24, 2011, 10:01:42 AM
I can confirm, I flew enough time with LH and LX. Only I have status, wife does not. They would not allow her to bring a extra bag.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 24, 2011, 01:40:40 PM
I got an email from OS, that my infant can take 23kg (not 10)
They didn't give me a straight answer on the wife question
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: RR on January 26, 2011, 03:38:13 PM
FYI Qantas put up their baggage limit for infants. Used to be 10kg now 23kg each.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: harry on January 27, 2011, 03:54:13 AM
I flew with infant UA from JFK to MEL. 4 tickets plus infant in lap. took 9 bags. Infant gets 1 free bag.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: isac on January 27, 2011, 07:05:19 AM
If my wife is traveling with me but 2 sep. reservations, does she get my elite allowance. (domestic flight w/ CO)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: deals on January 27, 2011, 08:42:49 AM
If my wife is traveling with me but 2 sep. reservations, does she get my elite allowance. (domestic flight w/ CO)

No. but u could merge her reservation to yours
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2011, 09:11:38 AM
No. but u could merge her reservation to yours
Never heard of merging PNRs in my life.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: deals on January 27, 2011, 01:15:25 PM
Never heard of merging PNRs in my life.

i ones called co to add my wife to my reservation and it worked
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2011, 01:17:04 PM
i ones called co to add my wife to my reservation and it worked
They can be "linked" but AFAIK it is impossible to combine separate record locators into 1 record locator.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: deals on January 27, 2011, 01:19:12 PM
They can be "linked" but AFAIK it is impossible to combine separate record locators into 1 record locator.

but than you get 2 bags (international) per traveler free
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2011, 01:20:52 PM
but than you get 2 bags (international) per traveler free
I doubt it.
Where were you flying when this worked for you?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: deals on January 27, 2011, 01:31:15 PM
I doubt it.
Where were you flying when this worked for you?

ewr-bru
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on January 27, 2011, 01:34:05 PM
ewr-bru
I'm just surprised that it would work like that.
I know CO Insider said that would not work., but I guess YMMV.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sawlw on January 27, 2011, 05:14:01 PM
i'm *G -just flew ewr-tlv on continental with my wife and infant, 6@ 70lb + 1@ 50lb (baby) !!!!
elal only gives you 10lbs for baby!!!
fyi..they don't accept over "70"lb!!!!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 27, 2011, 06:04:22 PM
i'm *G -just flew ewr-tlv on continental with my wife and infant, 6@ 70lb + 1@ 50lb (baby) !!!!
elal only gives you 10lbs for baby!!!
fyi..they don't accept over "70"lb!!!!
I flew US PHL-TLV almost every bag was 75. He checked them all in, after they were checked he made a comment how I should be more careful about the weight (or was that just a hint that I need to diet)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chaikel on January 27, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
And Chuchem you were right and wrong. They wouldn't give my wife a third bag (well they ended up giving, but officially they don't)
But an infant in lap gets 23kg
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sawlw on January 28, 2011, 07:33:00 AM
I flew US PHL-TLV almost every bag was 75. He checked them all in, after they were checked he made a comment how I should be more careful about the weight (or was that just a hint that I need to diet)
just telling my experience on continental!!!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mocha on December 21, 2011, 01:39:58 PM
Ok I need some opinions. I have an AA award flight for a total of 30k from: CDG-JFK in coach and then months later JFK-LIH also in coach.

Now I will be traveling with an infant and the aircraft that I will be on doesnt seem to have a bassinet option. So if flying with an infant is it worth it to spend the extra 30k for another seat to strap in a car-seat??
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 01:40:49 PM
So if flying with an infant is it worth it to spend the extra 30k for another seat to strap in a car-seat??
Absolutely.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mocha on December 21, 2011, 01:43:58 PM
Absolutely.
Thanks calling AA now. Hope they refund some of my 10% in taxes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 01:53:58 PM
Thanks calling AA now. Hope they refund some of my 10% in taxes.
Should be fully refundable.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moish on December 21, 2011, 05:34:56 PM
if theres an empty seat on the plane, most of the time theyll arrange it so that the empty seat is near you (if you request it)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chaimmayer on December 21, 2011, 10:44:01 PM
I'm flying American Airlines to Tlv (It changes to BA at Heathrow)  Their website says that an infant gets the full 23kg/50lb but that the suitcase has to a max. of 45 inches (carry on size).  Anyone have any experience?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MLM on December 21, 2011, 11:02:00 PM
yes because you anyway have to pay 10% for infant
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chaimmayer on December 22, 2011, 12:42:35 AM
but you only get a tiny suitcase?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 06:40:57 AM
Repost: But I fount this thread and its more on topic.

Where would I be better off attaching an infant from TlV - NYC- on a reward booked with AA booked or a reward booked with MAtmid points

TIA
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: meshugener on November 18, 2013, 08:27:58 AM
It doesn't matter.
It all depends on the airline you're flying on. CMIIW
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 08:33:47 AM
It doesn't matter.
It all depends on the airline you're flying on. CMIIW
Obviously its EL AL if its Matmid points. The question is should I attach the infant to the AA award and or the matmid award?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: meshugener on November 18, 2013, 08:36:28 AM
You're asking again the same question.
And my answer was in regards to luggage allowances.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 08:39:47 AM
You're asking again the same question.
And my answer was in regards to luggage allowances.
Thats why I'm asking again I'm talking about the infant ticket
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MEIR613 on November 18, 2013, 08:40:57 AM
Obviously its EL AL if its Matmid points. The question is should I attach the infant to the AA award and or the matmid award?
Its doesn't matter since you any ways pay 10% of the full fare whether it's booked with AA or LY.

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 08:43:28 AM
Its doesn't matter since you any ways pay 10% of the full fare whether it's booked with AA or LY.
AA wants to charge me the full fare of a one way ticket... Will LY do that too?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MEIR613 on November 18, 2013, 08:48:28 AM
AA wants to charge me the full fare of a one way ticket... Will LY do that too?
You mean 10% of the full fare.

Yes.

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 08:58:18 AM
Thanks

next question
There was some trick with BA when flying AA to only attach the infant at the airport. Do i remember right? or should I just attach when booking with ba for extra points
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 09:01:06 AM
Found it hope this is still the case
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467 (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/32467)
 
Quote
If you have a lap child and are flying within the US or Canada do not mention them when booking a ticket on BA.com.  You can add them for free at the airport. There may be some small fees for Canada travel but youíll be better off dealing with it at the airport than booking it on BA.com.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: meshugener on November 18, 2013, 09:04:12 AM
Is that also for int'l trips?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MEIR613 on November 18, 2013, 09:04:29 AM
Is that also for int'l trips?
No
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: how on November 18, 2013, 09:05:16 AM
Is that also for int'l trips?
No only US and canada
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dsw193 on December 12, 2013, 09:29:37 PM
I am trying to book a vacation package on Priceline but I don't want to pay for 2yr old thru them since it doubles (they count as another person) can I call airline and add afterwards?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mercaz1 on December 14, 2013, 11:57:31 PM
im flying jetblue next month and my daughter will only be 2 a week after I fly
I bought her a seat
doesnyone know if she needs a car seat on the plane or can she just sit normally
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dd321 on December 15, 2013, 09:29:12 AM

im flying jetblue next month and my daughter will only be 2 a week after I fly
I bought her a seat
doesnyone know if she needs a car seat on the plane or can she just sit normally
can sit normally
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2013, 11:39:26 AM
Lol, dunno about your kid but I'd use a carseat for Rafi no doubt.

Would take him all of 5 seconds to open an airplane seatbelt.  Besides he's much more apt to sleep in a carseat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mercaz1 on December 15, 2013, 12:22:46 PM
im not worried about her falling asleep
its only to orlando
also she is in a bigger car seat so it is a pain to schlep it on the plane- bad enough im bringing it for the rental car
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2013, 12:27:11 PM
im not worried about her falling asleep
its only to orlando
also she is in a bigger car seat so it is a pain to schlep it on the plane- bad enough im bringing it for the rental car
So buy a Scenara.

Rafi was opening airplane buckles at 12 months old, there's just no way he would stay still in a seat.  But only you know your kid.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: herbie on January 14, 2014, 10:07:19 PM
Dan, if I am flying with an infant on my lap on an award ticket booked through ba, but I am on an aa flight-domestic, can I still add my baby at the airport for free? I am nervous to get there and run into problems at the airport. Please let me know!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rivkao on January 14, 2014, 10:47:47 PM
I booked domestic tickets with SW and AA via Alaskan and no option of adding an infant. Going in 2 wks what do I do now?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rivkao on January 16, 2014, 08:57:36 PM
I booked domestic tickets with SW and AA via Alaskan and no option of adding an infant. Going in 2 wks what do I do now?

Anyone can help me with this?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 08:58:31 PM
Just add at the airport
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: daganster on January 16, 2014, 09:00:22 PM
Ok I need some opinions. I have an AA award flight for a total of 30k from: CDG-JFK in coach and then months later JFK-LIH also in coach.

Now I will be traveling with an infant and the aircraft that I will be on doesnt seem to have a bassinet option. So if flying with an infant is it worth it to spend the extra 30k for another seat to strap in a car-seat??
I would pay 30k AA to free my lap for 8 + 11 hours any day.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rivkao on January 16, 2014, 09:08:05 PM
Just add at the airport
Thanks. Do they charge? I understood that with BA it's free but I'm going with SW and AA (booked with Alaskan)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on January 16, 2014, 09:52:18 PM
Thanks. Do they charge? I understood that with BA it's free but I'm going with SW and AA (booked with Alaskan)
It's free
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: avadah on March 29, 2014, 10:03:12 PM
Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: smart brit on March 29, 2014, 11:52:09 PM
Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?
No
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: oiseli48 on March 30, 2014, 12:39:34 AM

Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?

There just isn't an option to add the lap child. I've flown without even adding my infant at the airport, although I guess I shouldn't suggest doing that.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS1 on March 30, 2014, 12:54:02 AM
I would pay 30k AA to free my lap for 8 + 11 hours any day.
true, but sometimes there may be a chance of an empty (free) seat nearby.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ari9 on March 31, 2014, 12:21:38 AM
I'm flying with a 2 yr old and 6 month old and want to take:
UBV with car seat adapter  (not the reg seat)
Chicco keyfit
cosco scenera
rumbleseat

what's the best way to do this for the airport / flight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: avadah on April 03, 2014, 04:41:36 PM
I booked an aisle and window seat for me and my wife and when I checked in I see the middle seat is still empty. Should I just board the plane with my carseat and put my baby there or do I need to ask someone if I could take the seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: meshugener on April 03, 2014, 04:46:09 PM
A lot of airless won't let you on the aircraft with the carseat if you don't hold a seat for the baby, they'll gate check it.
YAMV
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS1 on April 03, 2014, 04:47:27 PM
I booked an aisle and window seat for me and my wife and when I checked in I see the middle seat is still empty. Should I just board the plane with my carseat and put my baby there or do I need to ask someone if I could take the seat?
I think it's worth a try if the seat is empty. Is it within 24 hrs of the flight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: avadah on April 03, 2014, 04:48:07 PM
I think it's worth a try if the seat is empty. Is it within 24 hrs of the flight?
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS1 on April 03, 2014, 05:10:23 PM
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?
Yes -- I've seen carseats on the seats. If the plane becomes sold-out, then they can stow it underneath.
However, if you see that the seat is empty and there are no standby, then IMO it should work... G'luck!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joe4007 on April 03, 2014, 05:22:36 PM
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?
Why don't you ask the agent if they can save you that seat? If they have available space they might do it for you.
A lot of airless won't let you on the aircraft with the carseat if you don't hold a seat for the baby, they'll gate check it.
YAMV
Typo or new acronym?  :P
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: meshugener on April 03, 2014, 05:36:55 PM
Your Airline Might Vary
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS1 on April 03, 2014, 05:42:53 PM
Why don't you ask the agent if they can save you that seat? If they have available space they might do it for you.Typo or new acronym?  :P
He's at the gate. There's a good chance that if the seat was empty when she checked the layout online, then it's still empty now.
Going for Pesach already!? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: A3 on April 03, 2014, 05:47:57 PM
Did you talk to the gate agent?
Be the last to board.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shauly on May 12, 2014, 02:31:09 PM
We are flying the second half of a round trip ticket on Turkish from JFK to TLV. We will iy"H have a three month old baby with us when we return. When we booked we were planning on just calling Turkish after the baby is born to add a lap infant, but since then I've looked into it and it seems that flying with a lap infant is not necessarily so safe..

What do you guys generally do? Do you spend the money and buy a seat for the infant?
Are bassinet seats considered safe? Are they easily acquired on Turkish?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: joelr773 on May 12, 2014, 02:57:57 PM
We are flying the second half of a round trip ticket on Turkish from JFK to TLV. We will iy"H have a three month old baby with us when we return. When we booked we were planning on just calling Turkish after the baby is born to add a lap infant, but since then I've looked into it and it seems that flying with a lap infant is not necessarily so safe..

What do you guys generally do? Do you spend the money and buy a seat for the infant?
Are bassinet seats considered safe? Are they easily acquired on Turkish?
ask for a bulk seat u will get a bassinet for sure but make sure u request it it will still cost u 10% of the ticket
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2014, 03:29:16 PM
I'm flying with a 2 yr old and 6 month old and want to take:
UBV with car seat adapter  (not the reg seat)
Chicco keyfit
cosco scenera
rumbleseat
Lol.  Are you my twin?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 12, 2014, 03:30:45 PM
Lol.  Are you my twin?
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on May 12, 2014, 04:00:53 PM
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
Lol, and kids ages.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ari9 on May 12, 2014, 09:36:25 PM
Lol.  Are you my twin?
LOL. maybe  ;)

definitely this
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
(so far haven't gone wrong)

and kids ages, yup! (although I have girl then boy)

we recently did an Italy/Amsterdam trip (TR in progress). Took all that gear and it worked out great! I don't have the GoGo Travelmate (maybe not such a loyal reader after all?) but figured out a way to fit the scenera in the basket by having the diaper bag hold it in place. On all except 1 segment we were able to bring the scenera on board and overall was pretty smooth with the kids.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: oiseli48 on May 17, 2014, 10:09:36 PM

Lol.  Are you my twin?

My bro calls me Dan Jr.

I got the UB, Chicco, W hotel beds and Jos A Bank shirts, to name a few
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: oiseli48 on May 17, 2014, 10:10:34 PM

Lol.  Are you my twin?

My bro calls me Dan Jr.

I got the uppababy, chicco, w beds and jos a bank shirts, to name a few
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on May 18, 2014, 10:21:03 PM
Got tickets for my Whole family for Shavous by the Delta glitch. However my kids are flying with my in laws via stop over with paid tickets. My Daughter is turning 2 on June 1st and we are flying the 2nd. How risky is it to add her to our reservation (we have direct flight also on the 2nd) and add her as an lap child and claim that her b-day is July 1st. Worth case scenario she'll end up going with the paid ticket on my in laws flight (via stop over) Am I pulling it to far or change that the TSA wont realize and will let her through on our flight as a lap child??? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lunatic on May 18, 2014, 10:33:44 PM
Got tickets for my Whole family for Shavous by the Delta glitch. However my kids are flying with my in laws via stop over with paid tickets. My Daughter is turning 2 on June 1st and we are flying the 2nd. How risky is it to add her to our reservation (we have direct flight also on the 2nd) and add her as an lap child and claim that her b-day is July 1st. Worth case scenario she'll end up going with the paid ticket on my in laws flight (via stop over) Am I pulling it to far or change that the TSA wont realize and will let her through on our flight as a lap child???

Setting aside ethical considerations... I have never been asked to prove a child's age, and I have flown with an infant many times
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on May 18, 2014, 11:24:13 PM
So what ID do you show the TSA by the gates????
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chucksterace on May 18, 2014, 11:26:22 PM

So what ID do you show the TSA by the gates????

A minor doesn't need to show ID
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on May 18, 2014, 11:38:18 PM
But the Airline has the right to ask for one before you board. Has anyone have any experience where the airline asked to proof that the lap child is under 2?????
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: DP7 on May 19, 2014, 01:24:18 AM
But the Airline has the right to ask for one before you board. Has anyone have any experience where the airline asked to proof that the lap child is under 2?????

I've had to show birth certificate before.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Devorah on May 19, 2014, 03:27:14 AM
Southwest always makes you show proof for infant <2
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lunatic on May 19, 2014, 08:21:36 AM
Southwest always makes you show proof for infant <2

Well, thanks to avios, I haven't flown anything but aa with my kids recently
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2014, 08:23:10 AM
Well, thanks to avios, I haven't flown anything but aa with my kids recently
For those with CP, it can be even cheaper than Avios.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lunatic on May 19, 2014, 09:50:25 AM
For those with CP, it can be even cheaper than Avios.

Cp?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2014, 09:51:54 AM
Cp?
Southwest Companion Pass.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lunatic on May 19, 2014, 11:02:05 AM
Southwest Companion Pass.

Hmmmm, not sure if it would be cheaper once you figure the tickets for my other kids
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2014, 11:04:27 AM
Hmmmm, not sure if it would be cheaper once you figure the tickets for my other kids
Obviously depends on the amount of kids and ages.

I just booked a RT ISP-FLL for 2+1 infant for ~12,xxx total.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on May 19, 2014, 11:24:47 AM
Obviously depends on the amount of kids and ages.

I just booked a RT ISP-FLL for 2+1 infant for ~12,xxx total.

Why would you use a cp on such a route?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2014, 11:26:19 AM
Why would you use a cp on such a route?
BA would be 15k PP. 30K vs. 12K
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on May 19, 2014, 12:45:40 PM
BA would be 15k PP. 30K vs. 12K

What's sw mileage fair nyc- Mia ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on May 19, 2014, 01:00:41 PM
What's sw mileage fair nyc- Mia ?
SW mileage is based on pricing of the tickets. Have to really check to see what they are charging when you want to fly.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on June 10, 2014, 09:17:56 AM
How do i know if my car seat meets FAA regulations?

also I have business ticket for my infant on my delta glitch flight.  Will they give me hard time in business class if car seat is not FAA approved?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on June 10, 2014, 01:56:22 PM
anybody?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nbnuti on June 10, 2014, 02:06:29 PM
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on June 10, 2014, 03:53:27 PM
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.

how can i tell if  car seat is FAA approved?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2014, 03:55:31 PM
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.
-1, at least 1/3 FAs look.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2014, 03:55:48 PM
how can i tell if  car seat is FAA approved?
It will say approved for airplane use on the side.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on June 10, 2014, 04:16:31 PM
It will say approved for airplane use on the side.
oh no and if not approved only option is to buy new approved car seat? I dont want to take a chance on 5 and half hour flight without a car seat for infant .  But out ticket is in business class will they cut us some slack?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rg on July 23, 2014, 07:50:05 PM
Dan I followed your advice and bought
costco scenera
gogo babyz travelmate
am flying out to Europe on  Sunday and I am having a lot trouble with attaching the car seat to the gogo.
Is it supposed to fit perfectly? It wobbles a little and doesn't feel so secure.
Am I doing anything wrong or does scenera not fit perfectly on it
viewed a few videos on youtube but can't find one of scenera

thanks for helping
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Super Speed on July 19, 2015, 02:57:04 AM
If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 07:33:01 AM

If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?
+1 I have the same exact question!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on July 19, 2015, 07:35:37 AM
+1 I have the same exact question!

You're comfortable leaving him in seat for flight??  Crazy!!!

IME airlines are ok w non tsa compliant seats but will want something.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 09:12:59 AM

You're comfortable leaving him in seat for flight??  Crazy!!!
Why is that crazy? He's not gonna roll off the seat and who's taking him? Where are they gonna go with him?
I hope that you don't waste your miles traveling with your kid in J or even in Y for that matter, if you are going to be up the whole flight (10 1/2 hrs) watching your kid.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 09:16:10 AM
Why is that crazy? He's not gonna roll off the seat and who's taking him? Where are they gonna go with him?
I hope that you don't waste your miles traveling with your kid in J or even in Y for that matter, if you are going to be up the whole flight (10 1/2 hrs) watching your kid.
? Your 6 month old kid doesn't move? You would honestly put him straight on a seat without restraints and go to sleep?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 09:36:07 AM

? Your 6 month old kid doesn't move? You would honestly put him straight on a seat without restraints and go to sleep?
Who said I won't put stuff around him to make sure he doesn't move? You really think I would neglect my kid? What's wrong with you?! And anyways he doesn't move much when he's sleeping. But he definitely won't sleep much if he's in a car seat. How do you fly with your baby?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 09:43:38 AM


Who said I won't put stuff around him to make sure he doesn't move? You really think I would neglect my kid? What's wrong with you?! And anyways he doesn't move much when he's sleeping. But he definitely won't sleep much if he's in a car seat. How do you fly with your baby?

I don't think you would neglect him, I think you haven't experienced it yet for you to practically say that. Putting some stuff around an active 6 month old isn't gonna do diddly squat. My kid sleeps next to me usually, we both fit together. (And in regard to your other question, yes there is something wrong with me)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 09:50:18 AM

(And in regard to your other question, yes there is something wrong with me)
I'm so happy you confirmed my assumption!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 09:56:02 AM
The question still remains to be answered though.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 09:57:40 AM
The question still remains to be answered though.
I can't wait till you tell me after how it was a stupid idea
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 10:02:20 AM

I can't wait till you tell me after how it was a stupid idea
Wow. So amazing how you never give in. I'll make sure to let you know how it goes. Thanx
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 10:02:50 AM
Wow. So amazing how you never give in. I'll make sure to let you know how it goes. Thanx
I have never been wrong
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: DMYD on July 19, 2015, 10:07:31 AM
I have never been wrong
I like the confidence!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 19, 2015, 10:07:43 AM

I have never been wrong
I think I've heard those words from you before more than once
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on July 19, 2015, 10:15:22 AM
I think I've heard those words from you before more than once
For good reason
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: clear thinker on July 19, 2015, 10:25:50 AM
If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?

+1 I have the same exact question!
Why would it be any different than economy? if you hold him while takeoff and landing I don't think it should be a problem.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mawmaw on July 19, 2015, 01:07:45 PM
i'm flying us with infant  TLV-PHL J and officially us don't allow car-seats in J on this rout anyone know if FA usually enforce it? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mawmaw on July 19, 2015, 01:16:37 PM
If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?
i had my infant ( 5 month) sleeping on my J seat on my trip to israel with us air FA didn't say anything though before lending FA asked me to wake him up  YMMV every FA can cough/bark differently  ;)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on July 19, 2015, 01:47:49 PM
i'm flying us with infant  TLV-PHL J and officially us don't allow car-seats in J on this rout anyone know if FA usually enforce it?
If I buy a seat for a infant in J us doesn't allow to bring up car seat?
Source?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 20, 2015, 08:45:03 AM
Is flying US to Canada the same as flying domestic, in regards to infant - lap child being free ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on July 20, 2015, 09:01:38 AM
Is flying US to Canada the same as flying domestic, in regards to infant - lap child being free ?
You pay taxes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 20, 2015, 10:58:10 AM

I would pay taxes even if I add an infant on BA using %10 of miles ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on July 20, 2015, 10:59:49 AM
IIRC, US to Canada you can add for free at airport or on the phone.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on July 20, 2015, 11:03:22 AM
IIRC, US to Canada you can add for free at airport or on the phone.
Is that free, without even paying taxes ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on July 20, 2015, 11:09:50 AM
Is that free, without even paying taxes ?
No. Still have to pay tax.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sruly on July 20, 2015, 11:38:14 AM
No. Still have to pay tax.
Just on the return from Canada.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2015, 01:52:40 AM
What's the best thing to use to wheel 2 car seats through the airport? (Without the kids in them)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sruly on July 21, 2015, 05:51:41 AM
What's the best thing to use to wheel 2 car seats through the airport? (Without the kids in them)
buy the strap that ties them to your carry-on suitcase.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Super Speed on July 21, 2015, 02:31:43 PM
buy the strap that ties them to your carry-on suitcase.
That will work for one, the other is a snap and go, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Chuki on July 21, 2015, 02:49:38 PM
What's the best thing to use to wheel 2 car seats through the airport? (Without the kids in them)
Try this. If you can find it in stock somewhere.
http://www.diapers.com/p/britax-car-seat-travel-cart-109045?clickid=wlaTZk2I52Th23EXkkQ6f3m-UkXzmsXV1yH4100&cvosrc=affiliate.36345.Brad%27s+Deals+LLC&utm_term=Online+Tracking+Link&utm_content=Brad%27s+Deals+LLC&sharedid=&utm_medium=Affiliate_D&utm_source=IR&utm_campaign=IR_D&cookies_set=1
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on July 21, 2015, 03:58:40 PM
There's a new product on the market called "Doona" it's basically a one piece snap n go, the wheels fold up under the cat seat. It's an amazing product! My wife loves it!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moishr on July 24, 2015, 06:43:48 PM
Just called BA to add an infant on a ticket bought with Avios (JFK-YUL). They wanted me to pay taxes and 10% of Avios used, anyone have experience with this? Flew a couple of months ago and they only charged me the taxes, no Avios. Huca? Or is this a new thing?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Tzadik Nistar on July 24, 2015, 06:47:47 PM
Just called BA to add an infant on a ticket bought with Avios (JFK-YUL). They wanted me to pay taxes and 10% of Avios used, anyone have experience with this? Flew a couple of months ago and they only charged me the taxes, no Avios. Huca? Or is this a new thing?
BA charges 10% avios
Call AA to add and just pay tax
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moishr on July 24, 2015, 06:49:48 PM
I called AA - They said I have to call BA because it's not their ticket.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on July 26, 2015, 10:10:14 AM
I called AA - They said I have to call BA because it's not their ticket.
You can add infant at the airport.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on July 26, 2015, 01:44:40 PM
I've been having a very hard time with adding my baby as a lap infant for the last flight of my journey. It's a mileage ticket with AA on RJ. I've been talking back and forth with them the whole last week. One agent said that I can just do it in AMM. My cousin has a stopover in AMM tomorrow and I was wondering if they would let him add my baby without me being there. Would they allow that? If not, can he call me and I'll speak to the agent?...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: HolyNyc on July 28, 2015, 11:33:46 AM
i'm flying us with infant  TLV-PHL J and officially us don't allow car-seats in J on this rout anyone know if FA usually enforce it?
I didn't book a seat for my baby and I brought a car seat onto the plane
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sara b on August 12, 2015, 03:12:42 PM
Do you think I will have any issues fitting 2 Britax Marathons next to each other? We will be 4 seats together, on an Airbus A330-200. Do I need to invest in/borrow narrow car seats in order to fit?
Title: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 18, 2015, 12:51:25 PM
If I book my wife, and myself in F and book my infant in J, can I then bring the baby into F as a lap child, or will they not let me ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on August 18, 2015, 12:55:44 PM
If I book my wife, and myself in F and book my infant in J, can I then bring the baby into F as a lap child, or will they not let me ?
Not sure you can book the infant by themselves in J. They can be very strict about bringing the infant in. For the same price, just pay the fee and sell the miles for J.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 18, 2015, 12:58:33 PM

Not sure you can book the infant by themselves in J. They can be very strict about bringing the infant in. For the same price, just pay the fee and sell the miles for J.
I've booked my infant on his own ticket reservation on AA flying SJU-NYC. Good idea on the selling, but I'm a bit reluctant to sell miles.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on August 18, 2015, 01:06:48 PM
I've booked my infant on his own ticket reservation on AA flying SJU-NYC. Good idea on the selling, but I'm a bit reluctant to sell miles.
So MS some extra money on a CB card.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 18, 2015, 01:34:31 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on August 18, 2015, 02:40:55 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?

For who?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 18, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
For who?

The kid.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on August 18, 2015, 04:38:01 PM
What car seat are you using? Isnt the carseat back between the buckle and the child?
I thought you meant that its uncomfortable to latch/unlatch it by reaching behind it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 18, 2015, 04:40:54 PM
What car seat are you using? Isnt the carseat back between the buckle and the child?
I thought you meant that its uncomfortable to latch/unlatch it by reaching behind it.

Only the car seat padded cover is in between the buckle and child, not the seat itself. I don't recall the exact model I have right now.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on August 18, 2015, 04:47:16 PM
Ouch. Well there are many models that the belt goes behind the plastic seatback as well.

With your seat, I dont have an answer to your dilemma.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: am7734 on August 18, 2015, 10:47:06 PM
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?
+1000

No real solution! As far as I can tell...
Poor child!

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on August 18, 2015, 11:27:39 PM
Twist the small end around alot of times to shorten it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 10, 2015, 11:09:37 AM
If I book a UA flight with AC,  and add my kid as a lap child, I them would have to call UA to try to reserve bulkhead, and a bassinet, correct ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on September 10, 2015, 11:10:07 AM
If I book a UA flight with AC,  and add my kid as a lap child, I them would have to call UA to try to reserve bulkhead, and a bassinet, correct ?
Yes, airline you are flying.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 16, 2015, 07:10:54 PM
Anybody know the luggage allowance for a infant on UA, and OS ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: HolyNyc on September 17, 2015, 01:34:34 AM
Anybody know the luggage allowance for a infant on UA, and OS ?
UA same as adult https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/infant.aspx
OS 1 x 23kg http://www.austrian.com/Info/Flying/Baggage.aspx?sc_lang=en&cc=US
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 17, 2015, 11:34:02 AM
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on September 17, 2015, 11:50:18 AM
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
Yes, I got a bassinet a few weeks ago on United J GVA-EWR, although there's nowhere to put it besides on your lap.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 17, 2015, 11:55:11 AM
Hmmm. Question is, if it's worth it to sit Y with a bassinet, or J without anywhere to put the child.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on September 17, 2015, 11:56:33 AM
Hmmm. Question is, if it's worth it to sit Y with a bassinet, or J without anywhere to put the child.
I find with the J seat made as a bed, there is plenty of space usually.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on September 17, 2015, 01:05:14 PM
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 17, 2015, 01:35:41 PM

on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j
I'm not flying direct to TLV, but that's good to know.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on September 17, 2015, 01:50:44 PM
on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j
Have a pic of what it looks like?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on September 17, 2015, 04:58:32 PM
Have a pic of what it looks like?
couldn't find but it was the bulkhead window seat with the bassinet on top of the leg stool
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 19, 2015, 05:27:15 PM
anyone have recommendations for a portable travel bassinet for a 10 month old? some airlines wont reserve bassinets for kids that age and i need somewhere to put him
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 07:21:15 AM
any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: HolyNyc on September 20, 2015, 07:33:07 AM
any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet
its done all the time
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on September 20, 2015, 08:12:49 AM

any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet
Don't think you'll have an issue with the DOB. Just also have in mind that some airlines ask for the baby's weight as well. Make sure you say less than what the max they let. I've done it and was successful in them assigning me the bassinet seat. Haven't taken the flight yet so dunno if they'll give me any problems on the plane.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hidden on September 20, 2015, 08:26:47 AM
its done all the time
+1
It's done so often that elal sometimes doublechecks the DOB on passport!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 08:35:06 AM
Don't think you'll have an issue with the DOB. Just also have in mind that some airlines ask for the baby's weight as well. Make sure you say less than what the max they let. I've done it and was successful in them assigning me the bassinet seat. Haven't taken the flight yet so dunno if they'll give me any problems on the plane.
Which airline?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on September 20, 2015, 09:10:11 AM

Which airline?
AF. I've also had experience with UA. I know your flying LX. When I flew LX, it was cheaper to buy (with miles of course)my baby his own seat in J.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 11:03:57 AM
AF. I've also had experience with UA. I know your flying LX. When I flew LX, it was cheaper to buy (with miles of course)my baby his own seat in J.
Its not costing me anything for my kid, and either way own seat won't really help me as he won't stay in it and I'm not bringing a carseat
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on September 20, 2015, 11:09:05 AM


Its not costing me anything for my kid, and either way own seat won't really help me as he won't stay in it and I'm not bringing a carseat
And your baby fits in a bassinet? Or your bringing you own?
anyone have recommendations for a portable travel bassinet for a 10 month old? some airlines wont reserve bassinets for kids that age and i need somewhere to put him
How does that work?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 11:31:36 AM


And your baby fits in a bassinet?

He just fits in a the airline bassinets
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 11:33:20 AM


How does that work?
I'm not sure the question. For whenever I can't get a bassinet I want somewhere to put him to sleep
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on September 20, 2015, 01:40:05 PM
does UA still cover damage to strollers checked at gate?
Title: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on September 20, 2015, 02:07:35 PM
I'm not sure the question. For whenever I can't get a bassinet I want somewhere to put him to sleep
If your not getting a bassinet seat or an actual seat for your baby, where exactly do u plan on putting your travel bassinet? On your lap?


He just fits in a the airline bassinets
Seriously? Wow. He must be really small. Gotta feed him some more.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 20, 2015, 02:39:24 PM


If your not getting a bassinet seat or an actual seat for your baby, where exactly do u plan on putting your travel bassinet? On your lap?
Plenty of room. Also there at usually empty seats that they let me put him on
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: doublejay on September 21, 2015, 09:03:37 PM
New to flying with a baby.

Turkish is charging me $92 for "infant - lap" (NYC>TLV).

Does that mean I will get a bassinet?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on September 22, 2015, 04:06:47 AM
New to flying with a baby.

Turkish is charging me $92 for "infant - lap" (NYC>TLV).

Does that mean I will get a bassinet?
You need to call and see if they have on that flight and if its available and if your child isn't to old/big for it
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bestwatchman on September 26, 2015, 07:24:39 PM
does UA still cover damage to strollers checked at gate?
ua chalks everything to usual wear... They broke both a brand new stroller and carseat within two weekss for me. No compensation. I strongly suggest a protective carrier bag
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ah on October 18, 2015, 01:10:20 PM
Jetblue is asking $46.60 for taxes for an infant to Nassau, Bahamas,anyway around it? if add at the airport will they still charge this?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on October 19, 2015, 09:06:23 AM
Jetblue is asking $46.60 for taxes for an infant to Nassau, Bahamas,anyway around it? if add at the airport will they still charge this?
Don't think you can get around taxes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: noturbizniss on October 30, 2015, 11:09:53 AM
Not an infant/baby question but I didn't want to start a new thread.
I'll be flying with my wife and my 5 and almost 3 year old. Both will be in car seats on the plane.  We are entertaining flying HPN-MCO with a stopover in DCA currently estimated at 35 minutes. Generally the HPN-DCA leg is about 20 minutes early but we cannot count on that.
Is 35 minutes enough time to unload and get to other flight? I;ve never been to DCA so I don't know how far the gate potentially is.
Since it is one ticket I assume the luggage will be moved by the airline...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on November 24, 2015, 12:43:11 PM
What does UA charge for a lap child to Hawaii? Is it 10% of award fair?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on November 24, 2015, 12:46:08 PM
What does UA charge for a lap child to Hawaii? Is it 10% of award fair?
Domestic is free.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on November 24, 2015, 01:01:21 PM
Domestic is free.
Sweet. Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on November 27, 2015, 07:51:15 AM
Flying from LGA-YUL now with AA and booked with Avios. When I got to airport and checked in, they said there's a ~$17 charge for the infant (tax). Is this typical? I was under the impression that it was totally free.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on November 27, 2015, 08:09:27 AM
Flying from LGA-YUL now with AA and booked with Avios. When I got to airport and checked in, they said there's a ~$17 charge for the infant (tax). Is this typical? I was under the impression that it was totally free.
Canada has tax.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on November 27, 2015, 09:10:11 AM
Ah ok. Thanks.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 09:18:39 AM
Need some advice. Flying at the end of december with my wife and my baby who will be 9 months at that point. We are booked in BA J and got my baby a seat (thanks to that ridiculous $450 deal). I onyl have the keyfit 30 car seat which is rear facing only. According to BA's website (https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/family-travel/getting-ready-to-fly#freeseatwithinfant) they only allow forward facing car seats. Is this true???
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Marco Polo on December 01, 2015, 09:23:54 AM
Need some advice. Flying at the end of december with my wife and my baby who will be 9 months at that point. We are booked in BA J and got my baby a seat (thanks to that ridiculous $450 deal). I onyl have the keyfit 30 car seat which is rear facing only. According to BA's website (https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/information/family-travel/getting-ready-to-fly#freeseatwithinfant) they only allow forward facing car seats. Is this true???
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Venilla on December 01, 2015, 09:26:49 AM
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
Question is probably if it's enforced.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 09:31:51 AM
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
Question is probably if it's enforced.
yea. And if yes, any recommendation on what car seat to get to use as forward facing for a 9 month old?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on December 01, 2015, 10:13:17 AM
yea. And if yes, any recommendation on what car seat to get to use as forward facing for a 9 month old?

Buy the car seat you will want a few months later. It'll be good enough for a plane ride at 9 months.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 10:29:08 AM
Buy the car seat you will want a few months later. It'll be good enough for a plane ride at 9 months.
except I also want it to be good to use in cars while in london. And i have no idea what car seat i want in a few months.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2015, 10:34:46 AM
except I also want it to be good to use in cars while in london. And i have no idea what car seat i want in a few months.
Just buy the Cosco Scenera from Walmart. $39. And it'll be a good travel car seat anyways

ETA: Was this discontinued?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: TimT on December 01, 2015, 10:43:48 AM
Just buy the Cosco Scenera from Walmart. $39. And it'll be a good travel car seat anyways

ETA: Was this discontinued?
This (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-Convertible-Car-Seat-Harper/26845779) one ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 10:46:08 AM
This (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-Convertible-Car-Seat-Harper/26845779) one ?
is it possible this is the new version? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-NEXT-Convertible-Car-Seat-Choose-your-Print/41126739

Edit: what about this one http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-Apt-40RF-Seat-Calvin/dp/B00A67C5XC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448984802&sr=8-2&keywords=Cosco+Scenera+40RF+car+seat
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2015, 10:57:40 AM
This (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-Convertible-Car-Seat-Harper/26845779) one ?
That's the one.
is it possible this is the new version? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-NEXT-Convertible-Car-Seat-Choose-your-Print/41126739
Seems like it, but doesn't seem like they are actually selling it

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Edit: what about this one http://www.amazon.com/Cosco-Apt-40RF-Seat-Calvin/dp/B00A67C5XC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1448984802&sr=8-2&keywords=Cosco+Scenera+40RF+car+seat
It's not the same so I can't comment...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: TimT on December 01, 2015, 11:04:15 AM
Currently only the chevron raspberry for $29 & the clementine for $40 are in stock.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 11:14:44 AM
is it possible this is the new version? http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-Scenera-NEXT-Convertible-Car-Seat-Choose-your-Print/41126739


Seems like it, but doesn't seem like they are actually selling it

What do you mean I see them selling it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2015, 12:22:48 PM
Seems like it, but doesn't seem like they are actually selling it

What do you mean I see them selling it.
Dunno, maybe because I'm looking from Canada?
If you see it, I would get it. You can use it forward facing on the plane and rear facing in London. It's a small investment and you will have it for future travels. You may even like it enough not to buy a fancy expensive car seat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 01, 2015, 12:36:23 PM
Dunno, maybe because I'm looking from Canada?
If you see it, I would get it. You can use it forward facing on the plane and rear facing in London. It's a small investment and you will have it for future travels. You may even like it enough not to buy a fancy expensive car seat.
the problem with the new seat is:Forward-facing 22-40 lbs (29" to 43") and at least 2 years old.

Does that really mean 2 years old?????

EDIT: going to request a mod to move the last few messages to the car seat thread.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on December 01, 2015, 02:47:08 PM
the problem with the new seat is:Forward-facing 22-40 lbs (29" to 43") and at least 2 years old.

Does that really mean 2 years old?????

EDIT: going to request a mod to move the last few messages to the car seat thread.
For the plane ride I think you'll be OK (safer than the alternative of holding him on your lap)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bsimchatomid on December 15, 2015, 02:13:43 PM
I booked domestic tickets on AA last week and left our infant as a lap child. Now I decided that he (me) deserves to get his own seat. I just booked him through Priceline on a separate itin with a DOB that makes him 15 years old. Should I call the airline to change his DOB and Merge the PNR or is it unnecessary?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on December 15, 2015, 02:24:12 PM
I booked domestic tickets on AA last week and left our infant as a lap child. Now I decided that he (me) deserves to get his own seat. I just booked him through Priceline on a separate itin with a DOB that makes him 15 years old. Should I call the airline to change his DOB and Merge the PNR or is it unnecessary?
Not necessary
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bsimchatomid on December 15, 2015, 03:04:10 PM
Thanks, I'll only do it if I need the extra free luggage. He's not eligible to have his own AA CC :P ;)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: myb821 on December 23, 2015, 08:44:07 AM
anyone know what seats on the BA 777 a car seat is allowed in?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 12, 2016, 11:03:47 AM
not sure yet how i would be flying there, but flying back would be on AA with avios
we would have a double stroller and 2 car seats.
is there a limit on what they let you bring to the gate?
we would have them place the stroller and 1 car seat under the plane, and probably use the convertible car seat
should that all work?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on January 12, 2016, 03:23:00 PM
not sure yet how i would be flying there, but flying back would be on AA with avios
we would have a double stroller and 2 car seats.
is there a limit on what they let you bring to the gate?
we would have them place the stroller and 1 car seat under the plane, and probably use the convertible car seat
should that all work?
You should be fine.
The only ones who may make an issue is the TSA, but if you need the stroller in the airport, and explain that the seats are for the flights, there will be no issue.
Once you get to the gate, they are more than happy to gate check whatever you want, IME.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on January 14, 2016, 01:21:27 AM
So, I recently booked a CX 773-ER J seat for my 2yo from EWR-HKG and back. I had thought they'd let the baby sit in a seat with their child restrain seat, but after looking at their website (http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/travel-information/special-assistance/children-and-infants/infants.html), they have the following footnote:

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[The CRS is allowed] "Except the New Business Class seat on 777-300ER (3-Class with Premium Economy Class) until further notice"

Does this mean I can't bring my son on the flight at all? What should I do (other than call CX, which I plan on doing tomorrow)?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on January 14, 2016, 01:34:46 AM
So, I recently booked a CX 773-ER J seat for my 2yo from EWR-HKG and back. I had thought they'd let the baby sit in a seat with their child restrain seat, but after looking at their website (http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/travel-information/special-assistance/children-and-infants/infants.html), they have the following footnote:

Does this mean I can't bring my son on the flight at all? What should I do (other than call CX, which I plan on doing tomorrow)?
Wow, guess I'm going to have the same problem. Keep us posted!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on January 14, 2016, 06:20:23 AM

So, I recently booked a CX 773-ER J seat for my 2yo from EWR-HKG and back. I had thought they'd let the baby sit in a seat with their child restrain seat, but after looking at their website (http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_US/travel-information/special-assistance/children-and-infants/infants.html), they have the following footnote:

Does this mean I can't bring my son on the flight at all? What should I do (other than call CX, which I plan on doing tomorrow)?
I booked a seat for my then 6 month old baby. I had to hold him for take off and landing. But for the actual flight I laid out the bed and he slept the entire 7 hour flight. They didn't make me buckle him or anything. They did say though that I would have to hold him if there was turbulence, which didn't happen.
I don't know how it would workout in your case with a 2 year old. I don't see that they should give you a problem other then take off and landing which you might have to hold him.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on January 16, 2016, 06:29:43 PM
I called CX last week to put in a request for a CRS because I can't use a carseat on the flight that I'm taking and they left me a message today saying that if I use a CRS, it has to stay connected to the seat the whole flight. Can't be removed during the flight at all. Think I'm going to call and cancel it. Rather hold my kid for take off and landing and have her able to lie down on the seat during the rest of the flight. No chance she'll want to sit up right in a CRS for 16 hours.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on January 16, 2016, 06:35:30 PM
I called CX last week to put in a request for a CRS because I can't use a carseat on the flight that I'm taking and they left me a message today saying that if I use a CRS, it has to stay connected to the seat the whole flight. Can't be removed during the flight at all. Think I'm going to call and cancel it. Rather hold my kid for take off and landing and have her able to lie down on the seat during the rest of the flight. No chance she'll want to sit up right in a CRS for 16 hours.

That's definitely their official policy
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on January 16, 2016, 06:37:38 PM
That's definitely their official policy
You're saying that it can be removed during the flight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on January 16, 2016, 06:38:27 PM

You're saying that it can be removed during the flight?

No. I'm saying I've heard people have had it removed. I wouldn't bank on CX letting you, though, given how much of a stickler they are for rules.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on January 16, 2016, 06:43:58 PM
No. I'm saying I've heard people have had it removed. I wouldn't bank on CX letting you, though, given how much of a stickler they are for rules.
Ya, I'm not risking it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on January 24, 2016, 02:28:55 PM
does ua have a bassinet in j on the ps ewr-lax
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gozalim on January 31, 2016, 01:24:16 PM
Booked BA, the reservation has mstr tacked on to the end of the baby's first name? is that a problem? how to solve it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on January 31, 2016, 01:31:33 PM
Booked BA, the reservation has mstr tacked on to the end of the baby's first name? is that a problem? how to solve it?
Nope. Standard.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: noturbizniss on January 31, 2016, 03:10:25 PM
FYI, the new circular came out in september and replaces the one dan linked in http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/46199

http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_120-87C.pdf
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgarfin on February 03, 2016, 07:55:35 AM
https://unitedairtime.com/our-stories/pre-boarding-for-families-with-young-children-is-coming-back/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moshe123 on February 10, 2016, 07:30:07 PM
Overnight flight with a lap child who's close to being two.

Is the bassinet even going to be worth anything at this age? First time I'm taking a baby along on a vacation.
What harness do people buy to hold on lap and attempt to sleep?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joe4007 on February 10, 2016, 07:42:51 PM
Overnight flight with a lap child who's close to being two.

Is the bassinet even going to be worth anything at this age? No
First time I'm taking a baby along on a vacation. It'll probably be the last as well

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 10, 2016, 07:45:35 PM
First time I'm taking a baby along on a vacation. It'll probably be the last as well
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joe4007 on February 10, 2016, 07:48:57 PM
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...
The way I see it, a "family trip" that's enjoyable only happens once your kids hit a certain age where they enjoy the trip as well.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 10, 2016, 07:50:05 PM
The way I see it, a "family trip" that's enjoyable only happens once your kids hit a certain age where they enjoy the trip as well.
We just took our 4 month old to the Caymans. Sure, she won't remember anything but it was memorable for us.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moshe123 on February 10, 2016, 07:54:14 PM
Any advice on the harness?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on February 10, 2016, 08:03:54 PM
Any advice on the harness?
Never heard of anyone using that. Better option would be melatonin.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2016, 08:08:25 PM
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...
Of course, as long as you go in with the mindset that it will be a trip, not a vacation. I'm going on one tomorrow
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 10, 2016, 08:10:56 PM
Of course, as long as you go in with the mindset that it will be a trip, not a vacation. I'm going on one tomorrow
I like that distinction. Where you headed?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on February 10, 2016, 08:44:52 PM
I have a question for some of the experienced folks!

I'm planning on traveling to Europe for Pesach and would like to take a trip beforehand without the kids. I am trying to send a lap infant and child with grandparents on AA. However, the children will be in JFK and the grandparents are only CONNECTING in JFK but not originating there. Most agents have told me this is impossible, and my only option would be for the grandparents to originate in NYC. One nasty agent actually removed the infant from the itinerary, and notated the reservation to require a notarized letter!!

Any ideas??
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2016, 08:52:54 PM
I like that distinction. Where you headed?
Miami
This past summer we vacationed in Banff and went on a trip to Maui
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2016, 08:54:00 PM
I have a question for some of the experienced folks!

I'm planning on traveling to Europe for Pesach and would like to take a trip beforehand without the kids. I am trying to send a lap infant and child with grandparents on AA. However, the children will be in JFK and the grandparents are only CONNECTING in JFK but not originating there. Most agents have told me this is impossible, and my only option would be for the grandparents to originate in NYC. One nasty agent actually removed the infant from the itinerary, and notated the reservation to require a notarized letter!!

Any ideas??
If you're willing to pay for a ticket for the lap infant you'll be able to do it no problem. Barring that I doubt it will work
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on February 10, 2016, 08:57:58 PM
If you're willing to pay for a ticket for the lap infant you'll be able to do it no problem. Barring that I doubt it will work

The reps claim that I can't even send my child (who has his own seat) with them, as no adult is accompanying the child. Is that correct?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2016, 09:02:11 PM
Just book the tickets with different birth dates, the information is irrelevant
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dansdealsfan5 on February 10, 2016, 09:06:17 PM
Just book the tickets with different birth dates, the information is irrelevant

Can I really turn my four year old into a fourteen year old? Won't they see it in the secure data? Is there any way to do it straight - I'm a little too nervous to play with this. Last thing I want is to fly back to pick them up:)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 10, 2016, 09:09:35 PM
Can I really turn my four year old into a fourteen year old? Won't they see it in the secure data? Is there any way to do it straight - I'm a little too nervous to play with this. Last thing I want is to fly back to pick them up:)
Nothing to do with being straight in my opinion. If you would lie about his age to avoid the unaccompanied minor fee, that would be a yashrus issue. Here he's flying with an adult, it just won't ticket this way
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 12HRS on February 10, 2016, 11:55:54 PM
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...

after my last vacation 1.5 year old who was cranky the entire time (albeit sick the first 2 days) and didn't want to do anything except sit in his stroller or car seat I need a vacation from vacationing.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 11, 2016, 12:17:39 AM
We just took our 4 month old to the Caymans. Sure, she won't remember anything but it was memorable for us.

Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...
A 4 month old ain't a 1.5 year old toddler. I'll bring a class full of 4 month olds before a toddler.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 11, 2016, 12:18:36 AM


Overnight flight with a lap child who's close to being two.

Is the bassinet even going to be worth anything at this age?
If you're referring to the airlines bassinet, they won't give it to you
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 11, 2016, 12:18:50 AM
A 4 month old ain't a 1.5 year old toddler. I'll bring a class full of 4 month olds before a toddler.
I get that they're leagues apart for the flight, but I feel like as the kid gets older, the memories of the actual vacation get better because the kid is actually somewhat aware of what's going on.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 11, 2016, 12:29:29 AM
I get that they're leagues apart for the flight, but I feel like as the kid gets older, the memories of the actual vacation get better because the kid is actually somewhat aware of what's going on.
Still can be hell to get there and back home which dampens lots of the excitement
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 11, 2016, 12:32:25 AM
Still can be hell to get there and back home which dampens lots of the excitement
Fair enough. My kid will be 1 when we go to Asia. I'll report back  ;D.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on February 11, 2016, 12:34:26 AM
Fair enough. My kid will be 1 when we go to Asia. I'll report back  ;D.
I have a feeling your tune will change
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...




Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on February 11, 2016, 12:39:51 AM
Fair enough. My kid will be 1 when we go to Asia. I'll report back  ;D.

And mine will be 2. Let's see who's quieter if we end up on the same flight :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on February 11, 2016, 12:45:49 AM
And mine will be 2. Let's see who's quieter if we end up on the same flight :)
Haha, oh won't our fellow passengers be pleased  ::).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on February 11, 2016, 03:50:21 AM
Why are people so reluctant to take a baby on vacation? Sure, the flight will be less enjoyable and you may not to do some of the activities that you would have liked to, but the memories of taking a family trip can outweigh all of that...

I always take kid. Vacation is spending time with my family. Going somewhere nice is a bonus.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on February 11, 2016, 03:55:04 AM
Also, lap infant vs own seat in own car seat is night and day. If you can spring for the extra seat, it can really help.

Kid slept from when they turned the lights off until they turned them back on.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on February 11, 2016, 01:25:56 PM
Also, lap infant vs own seat in own car seat is night and day. If you can spring for the extra seat, it can really help.
+100000000
Very important to remember during a glitch
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 01, 2016, 02:52:41 AM
There's a new product on the market called "Doona" it's basically a one piece snap n go, the wheels fold up under the cat seat. It's an amazing product! My wife loves it!
Do you personally have the Doona?
Edit: apparently you do


We just got it, the wife is very happy with it! Extremely convenient, and very easy to use, wheels very well. It weighs 16 lbs which is a bit heavier than the typical snap n go.
How much did you get if for? Still holding up? Still happy with it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 01, 2016, 06:41:40 AM
Do you personally have the Doona?
Edit: apparently you do

How much did you get if for? Still holding up? Still happy with it?
Got it as a baby present, I think it sells for about $500 in the Lakewood stores.

Held up really well so far, the entire cloth is removable and is washable.

I would say it's probably from the top 10 most convenient products invented. (Especially for air travel)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 01, 2016, 06:48:47 AM
Got it as a baby present, I think it sells for about $500 in the Lakewood stores.

Held up really well so far, the entire cloth is removable and is washable.

I would say it's probably from the top 10 most convenient products invented. (Especially for air travel)
I would buy it in Israel for around that price but I'm worried about my kid growing out of it way to soon. Already 15 months
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 01, 2016, 06:50:41 AM
I would buy it in Israel for around that price but I'm worried about my kid growing out of it way to soon. Already 15 months
My kid is 10 months, but probably around the size of a normal 15 month old, and still fits, don't know for how much longer though.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 01, 2016, 06:53:44 AM
My kid is 10 months, but probably around the size of a normal 15 month old, and still fits, don't know for how much longer though.
My kid is 15 but the size of a 10 so I guess I'm still good. Maybe I'll just buy yours off you
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 01, 2016, 06:54:08 AM
My kid is 15 but the size of a 10 so I guess I'm still good. Maybe I'll just buy yours off you
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 01, 2016, 06:55:02 AM
Got it as a baby present, I think it sells for about $500 in the Lakewood stores.

Held up really well so far, the entire cloth is removable and is washable.

I would say it's probably from the top 10 most convenient products invented. (Especially for air travel)
Any airlines ever gave you any issues with it? Any issues fitting it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 01, 2016, 06:58:47 AM
Any airlines ever gave you any issues with it? Any issues fitting it?
Nope, never. It's really the size of a regular car seat.

They usually just have a hard time believing you that's it's a car seat, until you actually show them how it works.

For reference, airlines I've flown with it:
US J
OS J
EY F
EY J
RJ J

Aside from air travel, it's unbelievably convenient as a regular car seat as well.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: emak on March 06, 2016, 09:57:55 PM
Booked UA NYC-LAX. Prior to booking a phone rep said I can request a bassinet on these specific flights and there would be no extra charge. Now rep says for one way he can't get at all and the other way they would charge for EC. What do I do? It's for a pax with an infant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 07, 2016, 09:55:01 AM
We just took our 4 month old to the Caymans. Sure, she won't remember anything but it was memorable for us.
It was more memorable, because you had your kid with you ?!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 07, 2016, 10:01:42 AM
I get that they're leagues apart for the flight, but I feel like as the kid gets older, the memories of the actual vacation get better because the kid is actually somewhat aware of what's going on.
Good point, but
A 4 month old ain't a 1.5 year old toddler. I'll bring a class full of 4 month olds before a toddler.
There is no way I can see my kid at 1.6 years old, sitting still throughout a 14 hour flight to Asia.
Kid's way to active for that, and he won't sleep for the whole flight as well.
When he was 5 months, we took him to Puerto Rico, and it was a mechaya. He slept through the whole short flight.
6 months old he went to Israel with a stopover, and was also pretty good, since he didn't have the ability to crawl yet, he was content to be held etc.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 07, 2016, 11:45:19 AM
Good point, but There is no way I can see my kid at 1.6 years old, sitting still throughout a 14 hour flight to Asia.
Kid's way to active for that, and he won't sleep for the whole flight as well.
When he was 5 months, we took him to Puerto Rico, and it was a mechaya. He slept through the whole short flight.
6 months old he went to Israel with a stopover, and was also pretty good, since he didn't have the ability to crawl yet, he was content to be held etc.

I just went to Israel with a 16 month baby.  Had own seat with car seat.

Way there he slept most of way since it was night.

Way back was a bit worse.  Spent good portion of flight walking up adn down aisles.  Watched a bit of barney (from laptop with sound on since he won't wear headphones), but couldn't hold attention with all the stuff going on.  Was a wreck by the end, overtired, etc.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 07, 2016, 11:47:06 AM



Way back was a bit worse.  Spent good portion of flight walking up adn down aisles.  Watched a bit of barney (from laptop with sound on since he won't wear headphones), but couldn't hold attention with all the stuff going on.  Was a wreck by the end, overtired, etc.

Exactly, hence
A 4 month old ain't a 1.5 year old toddler. I'll bring a class full of 4 month olds before a toddler.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 07, 2016, 11:49:28 AM

Exactly, hence

also, I would live in a basket with a snake before I went with a lap toddler.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 07, 2016, 11:51:36 AM
also, I would live in a basket with a snake before I went with a lap toddler.
On a long haul flight - I'd invite 100 snakes first
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 07, 2016, 11:54:01 AM
also, I would live in a basket with a snake before I went with a lap toddler.
Lol
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 10, 2016, 08:33:03 PM
It was more memorable, because you had your kid with you ?!
Yup. Was a nice family trip.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 13, 2016, 03:40:12 AM
If there is an extra seat next to me, any chance they will let me bring a car seat on for free?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on March 13, 2016, 05:19:02 AM
If there is an extra seat next to me, any chance they will let me bring a car seat on for free?
which airline?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 13, 2016, 05:19:44 AM
which airline?
RJ and QR.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on March 13, 2016, 05:25:42 AM
RJ and QR.
LH let us in J in fact the CSR blocked the seat next to us so it would be empty
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: D93 on March 13, 2016, 05:40:49 AM
LH let us in J in fact the CSR blocked the seat next to us so it would be empty

What route?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on March 13, 2016, 05:56:33 AM
What route?
FRA-LAX
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dovy2 on March 13, 2016, 09:41:21 AM
If a big car seat is approved by faa, can airlines forbid it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dudi on March 13, 2016, 09:57:02 AM
First time booking a infant on a seat (not on lap).
Called united they said I just book a full fare mile ticket through the airline I'm booking for myself (Agean in this case) even though I'm flying on united does this make sense?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 13, 2016, 01:36:26 PM
First time booking a infant on a seat (not on lap).
Called united they said I just book a full fare mile ticket through the airline I'm booking for myself (Agean in this case) even though I'm flying on united does this make sense?

whats other option?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 13, 2016, 02:00:50 PM
If there is an extra seat next to me, any chance they will let me bring a car seat on for free?
Speaking from personal experience, the answer is yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 13, 2016, 02:15:47 PM
Speaking from personal experience, the answer is yes.
Which airline were you successful with?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 13, 2016, 02:18:42 PM
Which airline were you successful with?
Was never unsuccessful, but to be specific,

US J (international)

EY F

RJ J

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 13, 2016, 02:20:54 PM
Was never unsuccessful, but to be specific,

US J (international)

EY F

RJ J
OK thanks.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dudi on March 13, 2016, 03:30:29 PM
whats other option?
pay united?
   
whats other option?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 09:05:08 AM
Was never unsuccessful, but to be specific,

US J (international)

EY F

RJ J

So you had to pay infant fare though for EY?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 09:09:25 AM
Which airline were you successful with?

Also never been unsucessful,
LH J, F
TK J
Domestic: American, Alaska, United, and Southwest.

I (rarely) have had airlines tell me I  need to gate the check the car seat if I didn't purchase a seat. I say ok thanks, take the tag, walk down the jetway and stick the tag in my pocket. The flight attendants could care less, if there's an extra seat they're happy for you to have it. The battle is more getting the empty seat next to you and games with seating arrangements.

Alaska is the only one I know of that has a policy if you're flying with a lap infant, they block the seat next to you automatically unless the need to sell it - pretty awesome of them.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 16, 2016, 09:13:31 AM


The battle is more getting the empty seat next to you and games with seating arrangements.
And how do you usually go about that?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 09:28:01 AM

And how do you usually go about that?
One kid two parents? Aisle window with empty middle, or if whole not available, aisle and window in different rows as long as one has open middle, then ask to switch.

With two kids the shuffle gets more complicated, but I've managed to get full rows on both sides of the aisle with 2 adults and 2 lap infants
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 16, 2016, 09:43:28 AM


One kid two parents? Aisle window with empty middle, or if whole not available, aisle and window in different rows as long as one has open middle, then ask to switch.

With two kids the shuffle gets more complicated, but I've managed to get full rows on both sides of the aisle with 2 adults and 2 lap infants
two parents one kid in J.

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 09:44:07 AM

two parents one kid in J.

J depends on configuration
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 16, 2016, 09:44:46 AM
J depends on configuration
2-2.
2-2-2.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 09:47:21 AM
For both those options no real strategy - just hoping seats stay open
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 16, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
How's UA with letting you use an empty J seat to put a car seat? Specifically on EWR-HNL route.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on March 16, 2016, 10:46:53 AM

How's UA with letting you use an empty J seat to put a car seat? Specifically on EWR-HNL route.
Not sure about to HNL but I was able to take a empty seat for a infant EWR-ZRH no problem.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 16, 2016, 10:49:18 AM
Not sure about to HNL but I was able to take a empty seat for a infant EWR-ZRH no problem.
J?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on March 16, 2016, 10:49:33 AM

J?
Yup
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 16, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
Yup
Nice. Now I gotta hope that nobody has Plan B set up for my flight  :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on March 16, 2016, 10:53:11 AM

Nice. Now I gotta hope that nobody has Plan B set up for my flight  :)
Hope it works out for you!
(Don't think it makes a difference but I didn't have a car seat I just put the seat into lie flat angle and put my kid to sleep there)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 16, 2016, 10:59:10 AM
Hope it works out for you!
(Don't think it makes a difference but I didn't have a car seat I just put the seat into lie flat angle and put my kid to sleep there)
Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on March 16, 2016, 11:08:02 AM

Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.
I don't either just figured I'll put it out there.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 16, 2016, 11:23:11 AM
Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.

Depends on how stubborn flight attendants are. Either way difference would be you have to hold the kid during take off and landing.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 16, 2016, 05:35:43 PM
So you had to pay infant fare though for EY?
Yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on March 17, 2016, 10:35:15 AM
Nope, never. It's really the size of a regular car seat.

They usually just have a hard time believing you that's it's a car seat, until you actually show them how it works.

For reference, airlines I've flown with it:
US J
OS J
EY F
EY J
RJ J

Aside from air travel, it's unbelievably convenient as a regular car seat as well.
Can the doona be wheeled down the isle of a plane
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 17, 2016, 10:35:51 AM
Can the doona be wheeled down the isle of a plane
Yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on March 18, 2016, 04:06:08 AM
BTW the doona is much cheaper if bought in England

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/mobile/babiesrus/doona-car-seat-in-storm/0131212
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 18, 2016, 07:20:07 AM
BTW the doona is much cheaper if bought in England

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/mobile/babiesrus/doona-car-seat-in-storm/0131212
Not really. Everywhere besides the US it is sold separately from the base which costs $150 more. Pretty much anywhere it's sold its $350-380 (based on the currency rate) and $500 together.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on March 18, 2016, 07:57:34 AM
Not really. Everywhere besides the US it is sold separately from the base which costs $150 more. Pretty much anywhere it's sold its $350-380 (based on the currency rate) and $500 together.
Smart boy.

I missed that
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 18, 2016, 08:00:32 AM


Smart boy.
I am very smart   but in this case I had spent last week researching them as I needed to buy one.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 18, 2016, 10:50:11 AM
SW let us have extra seat for kid today.  FA said there were 13 extra seats. Then captain as usual announced that every seat will be filled.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 18, 2016, 11:52:18 AM
So after reading this entire, interesting thread I had a few questions:

1. When those of you who were successful bringing a car set in EY F, was it an A380? Would it make a difference given the amount of room you have?
2. In QR J, on a 1-2-1 configured 787, it doesn't appear that they offer bassinets (at least based on Seatguru). Does anyone have any personal experience?
3. If you bring a car seat for a lap child and there are no empty seats to put it in, how likely are the FAs to make you gate check it vs keeping it in a cabinet? If you do have to gate check it, does it have a higher likelihood of braking compared to being checked in at check-in?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 18, 2016, 02:23:28 PM
3. If you bring a car seat for a lap child and there are no empty seats to put it in, how likely are the FAs to make you gate check it vs keeping it in a cabinet? If you do have to gate check it, does it have a higher likelihood of braking compared to being checked in at check-in?
They'll probably make you gate check it. I always gate check the car seat and so far it hasn't been damaged at all. Just make sure you put the handle down (assuming you're talking about a newborn car seat).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 18, 2016, 02:25:48 PM
They'll probably make you gate check it. I always gate check the car seat and so far it hasn't been damaged at all. Just make sure you put the handle down (assuming you're talking about a newborn car seat).
Yes, it's a newborn seat. Do they get dirty?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 18, 2016, 02:26:42 PM
Yes, it's a newborn seat. Do they get dirty?
Hasn't for me. But I'm sure there are others who have experienced otherwise.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 18, 2016, 02:27:24 PM
Hasn't for me. But I'm sure there are others who have experienced otherwise.
And the airlines are fine gate checking a car seat and a stroller (which will be in a travel bag)?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 18, 2016, 02:28:31 PM
And the airlines are fine gate checking a car seat and a stroller (which will be in a travel bag)?
Don't think they'll mind. I've gate checked a car seat and a snap and go stroller so apparently they don't mind gate checking 2 pieces.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 18, 2016, 02:37:21 PM
Don't think they'll mind. I've gate checked a car seat and a snap and go stroller so apparently they don't mind gate checking 2 pieces.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 18, 2016, 03:01:29 PM
Thanks!
No problem. Good luck  :). First time flying with a kid is an experience. No more showing up last minute and breezing through security and up to the gate.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 18, 2016, 03:03:48 PM
No problem. Good luck  :). First time flying with a kid is an experience. No more showing up last minute and breezing through security and up to the gate.
Haha, I never show up last minute. Don't worry. We have a few domestic flights before our big trip in July, so I view those as practice.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on March 20, 2016, 10:37:13 AM
Yes, it's a newborn seat. Do they get dirty?
i put it into such (http://www.amazon.com/J-L-Childress-Standard-Double-Strollers/dp/B003554H9M/?tag=cl03f-20) a bag and it stays clean
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 10:38:45 AM
i put it into such (http://www.amazon.com/J-L-Childress-Standard-Double-Strollers/dp/B003554H9M/?tag=cl03f-20) a bag and it stays clean
So I bought the UB travel bag for the stroller,  but I didn't know if the car seat fits in it too (or just the rumble seat). Do you know?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 20, 2016, 10:43:24 AM
So I bought the UB travel bag for the stroller,  but I didn't know if the car seat fits in it too (or just the rumble seat). Do you know?
Can't imagine it would fit the car seat.

They won't give you a problem gate checking whatever you have.

There is some discussion on the internets about the safety of car seats after checking them. I know Dan won't gate check a car seat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 11:30:52 AM
Can't imagine it would fit the car seat.

They won't give you a problem gate checking whatever you have.

There is some discussion on the internets about the safety of car seats after checking them. I know Dan won't gate check a car seat.
So what do you do with it if you don't have an empty seat to put it in on the plane?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 20, 2016, 11:33:18 AM
So what do you do with it if you don't have an empty seat to put it in on the plane?
Ask if there's any empty seats when you check in. If the flight is sold out and you're scared of the carseat getting damaged at gate check, then just check it in.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 20, 2016, 11:36:26 AM
I gate check it.
Dan always books a seat for his infant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 11:36:41 AM
Ask if there's any empty seats when you check in. If the flight is sold out and you're scared of the carseat getting damaged at gate check, then just check it in.
But then you have to carry the baby through the airport, no? (Assuming it's an infant who's car seat attaches to the stroller and you're not bringing a regular stoller seat since said infant is too young to be in one.)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on March 20, 2016, 11:46:23 AM
But then you have to carry the baby through the airport, no? (Assuming it's an infant who's car seat attaches to the stroller and you're not bringing a regular stoller seat since said infant is too young to be in one.)
I guess. That's why a lot of people make sure to have a baby carrier when they fly. I personally gate check it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 12:24:12 PM
I guess. That's why a lot of people make sure to have a baby carrier when they fly. I personally gate check it.
True, we do have a baby carrier. I forget about that.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 20, 2016, 03:18:31 PM
There is some discussion on the internets about the safety of car seats after checking them. I know Dan won't gate check a car seat.

People get all riled up about car seats and checking them - what's funny is that they don't know that you can use car seats after a minor crash (yes, check the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Even better I don't understand how they think their car seats got to their house - they're shipped at some point, and I guarantee you they get into some jostling there. I'm pretty sure they can handle the baggage carrier walking it down the gate stairs and tossing it into the belly of the plane.

So what do you do with it if you don't have an empty seat to put it in on the plane?

Put it in the overhead. I've only not been able to make it fit on one tiny domestic plane (most planes with some maneuvering you can get it to fit), but that was with a maxi cosi-probably depends on the brand.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 04:50:43 PM
People get all riled up about car seats and checking them - what's funny is that they don't know that you can use car seats after a minor crash (yes, check the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Even better I don't understand how they think their car seats got to their house - they're shipped at some point, and I guarantee you they get into some jostling there. I'm pretty sure they can handle the baggage carrier walking it down the gate stairs and tossing it into the belly of the plane.

Put it in the overhead. I've only not been able to make it fit on one tiny domestic plane (most planes with some maneuvering you can get it to fit), but that was with a maxi cosi-probably depends on the brand.
Haha, true regarding gate checking the car seats. Makes sense. Regarding the overhead bins, I'll have to try it. UB Mesa isn't the smallest one around.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: IsraelGuy on March 20, 2016, 04:53:06 PM
UB Mesa isn't the smallest one around.

Doesn't look too much bigger than the Maxi Cosi - I'd say you have a good shot
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 20, 2016, 05:34:30 PM
Seems like a real pain to carry car seat into the plane
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 20, 2016, 05:49:31 PM
Seems like a real pain to carry car seat into the plane
Get a Doona.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 20, 2016, 05:55:39 PM
Doesn't look too much bigger than the Maxi Cosi - I'd say you have a good shot
Thanks. I'll find out soon enough.
Seems like a real pain to carry car seat into the plane
Could be, though having a seat to put it in makes it easier.
Get a Doona.
I'd love one. But after all the other things we just bought I'm out of money.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 20, 2016, 05:55:53 PM
Get a Doona.
Or just gate check it
You want a chance to bring the car seat on board if you can
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dovy2 on March 21, 2016, 11:18:53 AM
Currently, we are not all seated together in some of our flights.
Will checking in online (thereby having the current seats"official") diminish chances in getting us reseated, or does it make no difference?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 21, 2016, 12:25:55 PM
No difference
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 21, 2016, 12:58:40 PM
On our QR 787 J (http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Qatar_Airways/Qatar_Airways_Boeing_787-8.php) flight we're seated in row 6, the row that just has 2 middle seats by themselves. Would it make sense to move to row 5 (which was a misaligned window) so we would have a chance at putting the car seat in one of the aisle seats? Here's the seat map for our flight:
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 21, 2016, 01:09:05 PM
On our QR 787 J (http://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Qatar_Airways/Qatar_Airways_Boeing_787-8.php) flight we're seated in row 6, the row that just has 2 middle seats by themselves. Would it make sense to move to row 5 (which was a misaligned window) so we would have a chance at putting the car seat in one of the aisle seats? Here's the seat map for our flight:
I don't think they'll let you put a car seat as a single at the window. IF they let you put in a car seat, it would be as one of the two middle seats. Would it matter at that point for the extra seat to be the same row?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 21, 2016, 01:38:27 PM
I don't think they'll let you put a car seat as a single at the window. IF they let you put in a car seat, it would be as one of the two middle seats. Would it matter at that point for the extra seat to be the same row?
That was my question. Because there's such a separation between rows 5 and 6 I thought maybe being all in row 5 may be easier, though I wasn't sure. What do you think?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on March 21, 2016, 02:24:37 PM
That was my question. Because there's such a separation between rows 5 and 6 I thought maybe being all in row 5 may be easier, though I wasn't sure. What do you think?
Probably will be easier. Though if you don't get the extra seat you'll want to be further from people.
Don't think it will really make that much of a difference either way
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 21, 2016, 02:25:46 PM
Probably will be easier. Though if you don't get the extra seat you'll want to be further from people.
Don't think it will really make that much of a difference either way
That's what I was thinking. I do imagine that if there are any empty seats it'll be the windows in row 5 though since they have misaligned windows. I think for now we'll just keep the seats we have.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on April 03, 2016, 03:42:33 PM
We're travelling with a toddler (almost 5) and are thinking of letting her ride through the airport on a scooter. Anyone have any experience doing such a thing?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on April 03, 2016, 03:44:11 PM
We're travelling with a toddler (almost 5) and are thinking of letting her ride through the airport on a scooter. Anyone have any experience doing such a thing?
Don't have experience but have seen it done more then once.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: PraiseCanada on April 27, 2016, 11:36:57 PM
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on April 27, 2016, 11:48:21 PM
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?
Domestic? International?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on April 28, 2016, 03:25:26 AM
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?

Is he in a suitcase?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on April 28, 2016, 06:05:28 AM
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?
Not domestically (US), just show up. Other countries change for domestic lap infants. International travel requires a ticket. While you can buy it at the airport (just like your own ticket), it's a lot cheaper in advance.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on April 28, 2016, 12:50:56 PM
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on April 28, 2016, 01:15:46 PM
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...
I think so, but some have reduced weight allowances for infants.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on April 28, 2016, 01:29:29 PM
I think so, but some have reduced weight allowances for infants.
Thank you
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on April 28, 2016, 02:57:42 PM
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...
For a lap infant?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dealvr on April 28, 2016, 03:09:11 PM
AC did same for me about a year ago
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on April 28, 2016, 03:11:29 PM
People get all riled up about car seats and checking them - what's funny is that they don't know that you can use car seats after a minor crash (yes, check the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Even better I don't understand how they think their car seats got to their house - they're shipped at some point, and I guarantee you they get into some jostling there. I'm pretty sure they can handle the baggage carrier walking it down the gate stairs and tossing it into the belly of the plane.

Put it in the overhead. I've only not been able to make it fit on one tiny domestic plane (most planes with some maneuvering you can get it to fit), but that was with a maxi cosi-probably depends on the brand.
A. They're properly packed from the factory so that it won't get damaged in transit.
B. Clearly you've never watched what happens to gate checked bags. It's thrown around like junk. And your seat is completely unprotected.
Does that mean it's damaged? I have no clue, but plenty of smart people have said that it does. Worth the risk of having hairline cracks in the seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dave A on June 05, 2016, 12:11:37 AM
I have a NIB baby monitor (that I bought on a DDMS deal) that I want to bring to my brother.  Can I take through security at airport?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on June 05, 2016, 12:18:34 AM
Why would you think not?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dave A on June 05, 2016, 12:43:06 AM
Why would you think not?

Something camera-related.  Not sure.  I don't ever fly with camera/videoplayer, so wasn't sure if there were special restrictions.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on June 05, 2016, 01:10:43 AM
Something camera-related.  Not sure.  I don't ever fly with camera/videoplayer, so wasn't sure if there were special restrictions.
You travel with a smartphone?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on June 05, 2016, 03:50:52 AM
I have a NIB baby monitor (that I bought on a DDMS deal) that I want to bring to my brother.  Can I take through security at airport?
No issue.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yls2011 on June 20, 2016, 06:29:55 AM
Any experience with bassinets on UA J on:

16 row PS 752 (Seatguru says row 1 and 5, agent says none)
764 (UA.com says yes agent says none)

Are the bassinets stored onboard and provided you're in the right seat you get it? Or do they have to bring them on? Because then it could get tricky if the agents aren't ordering them.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: eliraps on August 20, 2016, 11:50:39 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51530.msg1539206#msg1539206

Just realized I should have posted here
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on August 22, 2016, 05:43:35 AM
called AC, got no help from an agent getting into a bassinet row.

called right back and got a friendly agent who agreed to put 1 pax w/ infant into the preferred row for free. Prior, I could make any changes until check in as it wasn't an AC ticket.

After the switch he made, I seemingly had full access online and was able to select the seat next to pax #1 for 100 CAD.

Only question remains: were now in row 31 (middle section), seat guru has only 4 bassinet rows 12, and 18 b,e and j. Is 31 e also a bassinet?

Seat guru classifies it as an exit row, not bassinet...should I try and get moved into row 18? 31 seems like a better option as its the middle row, and 18 only has a side row left with someone sitting already in window seat. TIA
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on August 22, 2016, 09:13:43 AM
called AC, got no help from an agent getting into a bassinet row.

called right back and got a friendly agent who agreed to put 1 pax w/ infant into the preferred row for free. Prior, I could make any changes until check in as it wasn't an AC ticket.

After the switch he made, I seemingly had full access online and was able to select the seat next to pax #1 for 100 CAD.

Only question remains: were now in row 31 (middle section), seat guru has only 4 bassinet rows 12, and 18 b,e and j. Is 31 e also a bassinet?

Seat guru classifies it as an exit row, not bassinet...should I try and get moved into row 18? 31 seems like a better option as its the middle row, and 18 only has a side row left with someone sitting already in window seat. TIA
Seat guru isn't always accurate regarding bassinet seats. Ask the airline directly which rows ate bassinet seats.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on August 22, 2016, 09:18:15 AM
Seat guru isn't always accurate regarding bassinet seats. Ask the airline directly which rows ate bassinet seats.

thx

i spoke with AC, on the 787 for AC 84, only 18E and 31E have bassinets despite what seatguru displays (as you pointed out)

so seems like we got lucky and are all set
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on August 22, 2016, 12:28:48 PM
What's the weight limit for AC's basinet?

ETA: it's 25 pounds, and only if infant can't sit up on their own
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on August 22, 2016, 12:35:21 PM
What's the weight limit for AC's basinet?

ETA: it's 25 pounds, and only if infant can't sit up on their own

I know but do they weigh the baby? test it to sit up?

once you've gotten the actual seat confirmed though, at least you have that row and stand a chance...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on August 22, 2016, 12:38:56 PM
You've convinced me to try...
When are you flying?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sruly on August 22, 2016, 12:40:07 PM
Any experience with bassinets on UA J on:

16 row PS 752 (Seatguru says row 1 and 5, agent says none)
764 (UA.com says yes agent says none)

Are the bassinets stored onboard and provided you're in the right seat you get it? Or do they have to bring them on? Because then it could get tricky if the agents aren't ordering them.
Its a bit late but good info regardless.

Seats 1 A/B and 5 A/B have a built in bassinet so no need to request one as long as you are seated in those seats.

Its very small and can only fit a baby up to 6-12 months.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on August 22, 2016, 12:45:02 PM
You've convinced me to try...
When are you flying?

after sukkos

its AC so they can do anything but if you have the seats (especially if you paid) at most they can withhold the bassinet itself, they can't forcibly reseat you IMHO
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on August 23, 2016, 09:40:00 AM
AC is the worst.

Just had to throw that in.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on August 23, 2016, 10:48:24 AM
AC is the worst.

Just had to throw that in.

so they say but the price/schedule was right and its a 787...at worst it'll make me appreciate UA more 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on September 02, 2016, 01:27:40 PM
flew on spirit last week(return leg) and airline did not allow us to bring our car seat into the plane even though we paid for the seat.  They said there was no sticker on the car seat approving it for aviation.  interestingly on the first leg of the trip they did not say anything and we used it.  Did Spirit handle this correctly?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on September 02, 2016, 01:41:30 PM
flew on spirit last week(return leg) and airline did not allow us to bring our car seat into the plane even though we paid for the seat.  They said there was no sticker on the car seat approving it for aviation.  interestingly on the first leg of the trip they did not say anything and we used it.  Did Spirit handle this correctly?
First time no (FA prob didn't care to check), second time yes (if there was in fact no sticker).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on September 02, 2016, 02:22:40 PM
First time no (FA prob didn't care to check), second time yes (if there was in fact no sticker).

no sticker but does that mean the car seat is not approved for flights?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on September 02, 2016, 03:00:14 PM
no sticker but does that mean the car seat is not approved for flights?
What's your proof that it is?

Proof would be the sticker..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on September 04, 2016, 07:36:03 AM
flew on spirit last week(return leg) and airline did not allow us to bring our car seat into the plane even though we paid for the seat.  They said there was no sticker on the car seat approving it for aviation.  interestingly on the first leg of the trip they did not say anything and we used it.  Did Spirit handle this correctly?

Assuming you bought it within the past few years in the US, I'm sure it did have the sticker and you just didn't know where it is. What kind is it, and how old?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mech on September 04, 2016, 02:25:02 PM
http://pizzainmotion.boardingarea.com/2016/09/03/invention-mom-helps-babies-sleep-planes/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 04, 2016, 03:23:13 PM
How does flying business/first work on JB, AA, or UA w/ infant transcon? do they allow lap child?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 04, 2016, 03:23:52 PM
How does flying business/first work on JB, AA, or UA w/ infant transcon? do they allow lap child?
Yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 04, 2016, 03:25:38 PM
Yes.

do any of them have bassinets?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 04, 2016, 03:25:57 PM
do any of them have bassinets?
AA doesn't.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 04, 2016, 03:28:50 PM
AA doesn't.

enough room for a carseat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sruly on September 04, 2016, 03:29:13 PM
do any of them have bassinets?
UA does but they are very small.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 04, 2016, 03:29:24 PM
AA doesn't.
No, not in F.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 04, 2016, 03:31:29 PM
No, not in F.

in J?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 04, 2016, 03:37:44 PM
in J?
Dunno. I was only in F.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on September 06, 2016, 09:23:21 AM
Assuming you bought it within the past few years in the US, I'm sure it did have the sticker and you just didn't know where it is. What kind is it, and how old?

looked all over could not find sticker.   maybe stiker fell off? Car seat is more than 5 years old. 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on September 06, 2016, 09:25:40 AM
What's your proof that it is?

Proof would be the sticker..

I assumed(maybe incorrectly) that if they are approved for motor vehicles than they are also approved for aviation? if true what car seat is not approved for what it was intended to used for, ie. inside cars!?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 06, 2016, 09:30:54 AM
I assumed(maybe incorrectly) that if they are approved for motor vehicles than they are also approved for aviation? if true what car seat is not approved for what it was intended to used for, ie. inside cars!?
Some are just approved for motor vehicles, not aircraft.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yitz on September 06, 2016, 09:53:07 AM
My friend booked a round trip ticket for his child that was under 2 when he left JFK. On the return from TLV they made him purchase a ticket as the child became 2. He gave all the birthdate info when he booked the flight and no mention that the age miogth be a problem for the return. Any ideas how to handle this situation. Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on September 06, 2016, 10:25:59 AM
My friend booked a round trip ticket for his child that was under 2 when he left JFK. On the return from TLV they made him purchase a ticket as the child became 2. He gave all the birthdate info when he booked the flight and no mention that the age miogth be a problem for the return. Any ideas how to handle this situation. Thanks
Which airline? Every one has a different policy.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yitz on September 06, 2016, 10:36:36 AM
Which airline? Every one has a different policy.
Delta
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on September 06, 2016, 11:40:38 AM
looked all over could not find sticker.   maybe stiker fell off? Car seat is more than 5 years old.

Maybe fell off. I think you're supposed to replace car seat already anyway. 
Some are just approved for motor vehicles, not aircraft.
really? Sounds weird.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 06, 2016, 11:41:28 AM
Maybe fell off. I think you're supposed to replace car seat already anyway.   really? Sounds weird.
Not new ones, mainly just old ones.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: maxie m on September 07, 2016, 01:29:15 AM
I'm flying on AF with my son but he'll be returning with my in-laws, is their a special permission form that AF/any airline requires for him to return with them?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on September 08, 2016, 03:38:37 PM
What's DL's rule with flying domestic on award ticket with a lap infant? Same as AA that I could add infant to reservation at the check-in counter?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on September 08, 2016, 03:56:18 PM
What's DL's rule with flying domestic on award ticket with a lap infant? Same as AA that I could add infant to reservation at the check-in counter?
Yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: CS91 on September 08, 2016, 04:12:00 PM
Yes.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: username on September 19, 2016, 01:34:57 PM
looked all over could not find sticker.   maybe stiker fell off? Car seat is more than 5 years old. 

car seats expire, or are no longer deemed safe 6 years after they are manafactured.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mordyk on October 02, 2016, 01:54:22 AM
Whats the best baby carrier? I see the prices go from $20 to $150. I want to understand the differences and if someone has any recommendations.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mordyk on October 11, 2016, 12:40:43 PM
Can i use a regular luggage cart to shlep my childs car seat in the airport?  The car seat ones go for $79 and luggage one i fond for $25.  Tia
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on October 13, 2016, 11:52:03 AM
Can i use a regular luggage cart to shlep my childs car seat in the airport?  The car seat ones go for $79 and luggage one i fond for $25.  Tia

Yes, I do that. With kid riding on it.  Works great.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on October 13, 2016, 12:47:09 PM
Whats the best baby carrier? I see the prices go from $20 to $150. I want to understand the differences and if someone has any recommendations.

Becco is good.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MC on October 13, 2016, 01:47:15 PM
Whats the best baby carrier? I see the prices go from $20 to $150. I want to understand the differences and if someone has any recommendations.
Very happy with the baby k'tan in terms of comfort. Only downside I've found is that you size according to the wearer, so it often can't be shared between spouses.
I also have an ergobaby, which I haven't had a chance to try out. Heard great things from friends who have it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on October 14, 2016, 01:32:48 AM
Flying for YT. I have a graco snap n go, City mini, and City mini gt double. I need the double for YT and would like just bring that. Will I be able to bring it past security? Or do I need to schlep another carriage along?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mordyk on October 14, 2016, 02:50:27 AM
Whats the best baby carrier? I see the prices go from $20 to $150. I want to understand the differences and if someone has any recommendations.
GO-GO BABYZ TRAVELMATE Car Seat Travel Stroller for Toddler Car Seats https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JJK9EY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_7.hayb5G1AW69

I used this one and it was very good. Easy connect and disconnect for security
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on October 14, 2016, 07:40:22 AM
Flying for YT. I have a graco snap n go, City mini, and City mini gt double. I need the double for YT and would like just bring that. Will I be able to bring it past security? Or do I need to schlep another carriage along?
I just flew and brought the Citi mini gt and was able to bring it past security..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on October 14, 2016, 03:13:26 PM
I just flew and brought the Citi mini gt and was able to bring it past security..
Flying for YT. I have a graco snap n go, City mini, and City mini gt double. I need the double for YT and would like just bring that. Will I be able to bring it past security? Or do I need to schlep another carriage along?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on October 14, 2016, 03:25:28 PM

Sorry I meant the double.. oops
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on October 14, 2016, 04:26:03 PM
Sorry I meant the double.. oops
what airline which airport?
It fit through the scanner?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on October 14, 2016, 04:28:47 PM
what airline which airport
Israel to London to San Diego.. but I've traveled many time with it.. I've never heard of security not letting a stroller through.. you should not have a problem
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on October 14, 2016, 04:31:16 PM
Israel to London to San Diego.. but I've traveled many time with it.. I've never heard of security not letting a stroller through.. you should not have a problem
according to official United and American policy, it cannnot be gate checked but must be checked in with baggage.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on October 14, 2016, 04:36:48 PM
according to official United and American policy, it cannnot be gate checked but must be checked in with baggage.
I flew with united and never had a issue
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on October 28, 2016, 04:25:39 PM
does ac enforce stroller policy on yyz-tlv?

will I be able to gate check uppababy vista?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on October 29, 2016, 08:49:20 PM
does ac enforce stroller policy on yyz-tlv?

will I be able to gate check uppababy vista?
I just did. Not sure what policy you are referring to
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: eis517 on October 29, 2016, 08:55:48 PM
I just did. Not sure what policy you are referring to

i just went and gatechecked a double stroller (citi mini GT). was no problem at all
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on October 29, 2016, 08:58:26 PM
I just did. Not sure what policy you are referring to

officially, only umbrella strollers can be gate checked, bigger ones such as uppababy cant

now i have bigger issue, after requesting bassinet, I found an agent willing to seat us in a preferred bulk head for a small fee. I paid it as it guarenteed the bassinet.

Problem is that officially the ticket was issued by united and they werent supposed to do it, or so they say, now when i went to check in, i see they took away those seats and gave us two random middle seats not next to each other...phone agent couldn't help, he said only airport agent can help but at this point I imagine the flight is sold out and it'll be a long trip.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on October 29, 2016, 10:14:38 PM
When are you flying?
I'm sure you'll be able to be seated next to each other. Bulk head is probably unlikely at this point though
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on October 29, 2016, 10:35:41 PM
When are you flying?
I'm sure you'll be able to be seated next to each other. Bulk head is probably unlikely at this point though

tomorrow (sun)...i agree, but I paid them for the bulkhead...I've learned my lesson for next time.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ergel on October 29, 2016, 10:46:15 PM
tomorrow (sun)...i agree, but I paid them for the bulkhead...I've learned my lesson for next time.
I doubt the flight will be full. You think so many bochurim fly thorough YYZ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: YudiG on October 29, 2016, 10:50:10 PM
I doubt the flight will be full. You think so many bochurim fly thorough YYZ?

sure, also plenty of couples who'd route thru there. online, i only see a few middle seats and the phone csr saw no aisles

I guess this is what dot complaints are for
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 21, 2016, 10:26:06 AM
Does anybody have a car seat  just for travel?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2016, 11:09:38 AM
Does anybody have a car seat  just for travel?
Travel is what car seats were made for.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 21, 2016, 11:35:38 AM
Travel is what car seats were made for.

Meaning a car seat that they take on trips with them while they leave their regular one at home.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on November 21, 2016, 01:43:26 PM
Meaning a car seat that they take on trips with them while they leave their regular one at home.
Buy a doona
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitz1000 on November 21, 2016, 02:03:03 PM
Buy a doona
I'm flying on LOT in feb. With infant and I have a doona. I can assume that I can use it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2016, 02:07:28 PM
I'm flying on LOT in feb. With infant and I have a doona. I can assume that I can use it?
Its FAA approved if that's your question.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitz1000 on November 21, 2016, 02:11:07 PM
Its FAA approved if that's your question.
Right, so if FAA approved, no need to check with each airline right?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mgoldhammer18 on November 21, 2016, 02:52:55 PM
Why pay $500 for a doona if I'm going to use it 3 times a year?  My wife got us a baby zen yoyo to use as a stroller for our trips before our last trip; folds up smaller than a carry on.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on November 21, 2016, 03:01:09 PM
Why pay $500 for a doona if I'm going to use it 3 times a year?  My wife got us a baby zen yoyo to use as a stroller for our trips before our last trip; folds up smaller than a carry on.
Did you buy a regular infant car seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on November 21, 2016, 03:13:45 PM
Why pay $500 for a doona if I'm going to use it 3 times a year?  My wife got us a baby zen yoyo to use as a stroller for our trips before our last trip; folds up smaller than a carry on.
350 without the base. Worth every last penny.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on November 21, 2016, 04:03:43 PM
Its FAA approved if that's your question.
But keep in mind that just because the FAA approves it doesn't mean all aviation agencies feel the same way. We were told that unless it has a sticker on it from the Canadian version of the FAA (Transport Canada) we could not use it on a flight, even a US airline, leaving Canada despite the fact that they knew the FAA approved it. That said, no other country I went through with it (UAE, Qatar and South Arica) had an issue.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitz1000 on November 21, 2016, 04:14:54 PM
350 without the base. Worth every last penny.
+1 especially considering the prices of regular infant seats these days.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on November 21, 2016, 05:17:44 PM
But keep in mind that just because the FAA approves it doesn't mean all aviation agencies feel the same way. We were told that unless it has a sticker on it from the Canadian version of the FAA (Transport Canada) we could not use it on a flight, even a US airline, leaving Canada despite the fact that they knew the FAA approved it. That said, no other country I went through with it (UAE, Qatar and South Arica) had an issue.
Where were you told that
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on November 21, 2016, 05:28:11 PM
Where were you told that
YQB. I was all  referred to their website which states what I was told.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ShmuliT on January 02, 2017, 03:54:31 PM
Dan often recommends the Cosco Scenera for flying. Is the newer model  "Cosco Scenera NEXT" a similar substitute?

Edit: did some googling, looks like the answer is yes. Just ordered one.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 05, 2017, 12:46:57 AM
I just added an infant to an aa domestic reservation and was told that the lap child gets a carry on and free checked in luggage. is that true by every airline?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on January 05, 2017, 01:12:46 AM
I just added an infant to an aa domestic reservation and was told that the lap child gets a carry on and free checked in luggage. is that true by every airline?
Usually adults dont get free checkin luggage on domestic routes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 05, 2017, 01:16:30 AM
Usually adults dont get free checkin luggage on domestic routes.
I know that and therefore this is interesting to me that whereas a paid passenger gets no check in luggage, a free lap child does.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on January 05, 2017, 01:26:39 AM
I know that and therefore this is interesting to me that whereas a paid passenger gets no check in luggage, a free lap child does.
Exactly my point, DROPR!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: high end hobo on January 08, 2017, 01:18:20 PM
I just added an infant to an aa domestic reservation and was told that the lap child gets a carry on and free checked in luggage. is that true by every airline?
is there someone on the reservation who would earn his/her companions free bags?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvtotravel on January 08, 2017, 04:49:37 PM
is there someone on the reservation who would earn his/her companions free bags?
no
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chossid on January 08, 2017, 07:30:29 PM
Flying with Delta international, my wife is driving me up the wall that she needs the bassinet seats, how can I be sure to get em? Online they always show these seats as unavailable
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on January 08, 2017, 07:33:59 PM
Flying with Delta international, my wife is driving me up the wall that she needs the bassinet seats, how can I be sure to get em? Online they always show these seats as unavailable
You can try calling delta. Sometime a higher up can give it to you.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on January 08, 2017, 07:38:29 PM
Flying with Delta international, my wife is driving me up the wall that she needs the bassinet seats, how can I be sure to get em? Online they always show these seats as unavailable
Dump her before it is to late.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 12HRS on January 10, 2017, 02:56:34 PM
need to get some headphones for my 2.5 year old for his next flight. any recommendations.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: am7734 on January 10, 2017, 08:34:45 PM
need to get some headphones for my 2.5 year old for his next flight. any recommendations.

We have these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXE96X0/ref=twister_B01DMHPT3U?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I highly recommend that you get your child used to them i.e. let him try it for a while beforehand... took my kid a while until he let us put it on him.. then again he is generally difficult.  :-[ :) .... Now he likes them....
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 12HRS on January 10, 2017, 08:38:34 PM
We have these:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AXE96X0/ref=twister_B01DMHPT3U?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I highly recommend that you get your child used to them i.e. let him try it for a while beforehand... took my kid a while until he let us put it on him.. then again he is generally difficult.  :-[ :) .... Now he likes them....

yea i had that thought about getting him used to them. next flight he takes is pesach time unless i have to take him with DW to orlando in Feb so a bit of time.

it looks like I'm gonna go with those also based on the price and recommendations. only thing i was wondering is if noise canceling makes any sense so the sound doesn't have to be as high to combat the ambient plane noise
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on January 11, 2017, 12:00:42 PM
Flying with Delta international, my wife is driving me up the wall that she needs the bassinet seats, how can I be sure to get em? Online they always show these seats as unavailable
Gotta call, some airlines (VS for example) will charge you to reserve it in advance. and don't arrive the last minute in airport.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Got a clue on January 11, 2017, 12:04:10 PM
Gotta call, some airlines (VS for example) will charge you to reserve it in advance. and don't arrive the last minute in airport.

Deltas official policy (at least JFK-TLV) is that bassinet seats open up 24 hours before flight on a first call first serve basis. It often does not pan out that way. There are some agents who can reserve in advance..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on January 11, 2017, 12:05:32 PM
Deltas official policy (at least JFK-TLV) is that bassinet seats open up 24 hours before flight on a first call first serve basis. It often does not pan out that way. There are some agents who can reserve in advance..
Was talking about reserving before online check in opens.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitz1000 on January 21, 2017, 06:37:04 PM
Slightly off topic as not for the plane, point me in a different direction of there's a better thread:

Looking for a good and not too pricey baby carrier / back(front)pack for carrying a 5 month old on outings where a carriage is not feasible.

TIA!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on February 14, 2017, 07:41:35 PM
I am booking a OW on AA- DFW-CLE-NYC and only having the infant with me on the CLE-NYC portion. Is this allowed? And do I have to notify the airline beforehand?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 14, 2017, 07:42:29 PM
I am booking a OW on AA- DFW-CLE-NYC and only having the infant with me on the CLE-NYC portion. Is this allowed? And do I have to notify the airline beforehand?
Just let them know at the airport before you go back though security in CLE.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on February 14, 2017, 07:44:06 PM
Just let them know at the airport before you go back though security in CLE.
thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 12HRS on February 14, 2017, 07:45:01 PM
This week I learned that the row in front of an exit row is forbidden for car seats.

According to the stewardess the FAA is worried that people trying to get off the plane will be throwing their stuff in that row and on top of the baby...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 14, 2017, 07:46:02 PM
This week I learned that the row in front of an exit row is forbidden for car seats.

According to the stewardess the FAA is worried that people trying to get off the plane will be throwing their stuff in that row and on top of the baby...
Lol, but true.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 02:15:10 PM
When flying domestic with a lap infant, does the infant need his own boarding pass? Which would mean I would have go to the Check in counter when I get to the airport, and cant just Check in online?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2017, 02:18:22 PM
When flying domestic with a lap infant, does the infant need his own boarding pass? Which would mean I would have go to the Check in counter when I get to the airport, and cant just Check in online?
Most airlines just write infant in arms on your boarding pass. Some print the infant their own. Either way you need to let the airline know you have a lap child before the flight, either over the phone, online, or at the ticket counter when checking in.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 02:19:47 PM
Most airlines just write infant in arms on your boarding pass. Some print the infant their own. Either way you need to let the airline know you have a lap child before the flight, either over the phone, online, or at the ticket counter when checking in.
Can be done by online Check in?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 20, 2017, 02:23:11 PM
Can be done by online Check in?
Depends. Some airlines let you check in online and print your boarding passes, some will let you check in and use mobile boarding passes, some won't let you check in at all.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 02:24:30 PM
Depends. Some airlines let you check in online and print your boarding passes, some will let you check in and use mobile boarding passes, some won't let you check in at all.
So it wont help at all if I call in advance?

Any experience with JB?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on February 20, 2017, 02:37:06 PM
So it wont help at all if I call in advance?

Any experience with JB?
JetBlue issues a separate boarding pass for the infant. Try calling in to add infant to your booking.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on February 20, 2017, 02:38:11 PM
JetBlue issues a separate boarding pass for the infant. Try calling in to add infant to your booking.
Thank you, and @yehoshua
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmoe joe on February 27, 2017, 02:06:18 PM
when flying with united do i need a ticket for a baby 6 mo. old?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 27, 2017, 02:07:24 PM
when flying with united do i need a ticket for a baby 6 mo. old?
Domestic, no, international, yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on February 27, 2017, 02:07:47 PM
when flying with united do i need a ticket for a baby 6 mo. old?
domestically you just need to let them know. Internationally, yes
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmoe joe on February 27, 2017, 02:14:08 PM
Domestic, no, international, yes.
thanks. does elal and/or delta also charge? if yes is there any airline that fly's to Israel who doesn't charge?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on February 27, 2017, 02:21:54 PM
thanks. does elal and/or delta also charge? if yes is there any airline that fly's to Israel who doesn't charge?
International, everybody charges. Different airlines charge different amount, but generally it's 10% of published.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmoe joe on February 27, 2017, 02:24:55 PM
International, everybody charges. Different airlines charge different amount, but generally it's 10% of published.
united looks more like its the same as an adult
1 infant (under 2) - reserved seat
$1,110.00
2 adults (18-64)
$2,334.00
Taxes and fees
$262.74
Total
$3,706.74
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: flyingace on February 27, 2017, 02:26:24 PM
united looks more like its the same as an adult
1 infant (under 2) - reserved seat
$1,110.00
2 adults (18-64)
$2,334.00
Taxes and fees
$262.74
Total
$3,706.74

10% is for a lap infant. Of course, if you buy a seat you pay for one!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmoe joe on February 27, 2017, 02:30:24 PM
10% is for a lap infant. Of course, if you buy a seat you pay for one!
my mistake. do i get a bassinet when i book on lap?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on February 27, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
my mistake. do i get a bassinet when i book on lap?
You need to call the airline to request / confirm it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on February 27, 2017, 02:35:57 PM
my mistake. do i get a bassinet when i book on lap?
Many won't confirm, but will make a note.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on February 27, 2017, 03:10:59 PM
is the 10% with delta of how much i paid at booking or how much it is when adding
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 27, 2017, 04:17:37 PM
is the 10% with delta of how much i paid at booking or how much it is when adding
When adding.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: LoLo on February 27, 2017, 06:43:09 PM
10% is for a lap infant. Of course, if you buy a seat you pay for one!
taxes could sometimes be lower for infants/children, ex-LHR for example.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on February 28, 2017, 07:22:24 AM
Booked a trip on Priceline for myself wife & infant. When checking out there was no option for infant info after booking called Priceline they said nothing they can do. Called Turkish said I can only do in the airport. I meant to cancel & book with TA but remembered half hour too late.

Will I run into any issues adding infant at airport? (Friend told me that airlines have a limit of how many lap infants they allow)

From 2 comments above this it seems like I'm going to have to pay 10% of price at checkin any way to pay it based on current price?

Any way possible to get this ticket cancelled Priceline doesn't care about the fact that they don't add infant for u even though you had entered that info fought with them for quite awhile. (Was booked on Amex biz plat if that'll help)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ExGingi on February 28, 2017, 07:36:40 AM
From 2 comments above this it seems like I'm going to have to pay 10% of price at checkin any way to pay it based on current price?

You can go today to the airport ticket counter and get an infant ticket issued based on current prices.

ETA: You should consider if it is worth the trip. Every $100 increase in fares will be $10 more for infant ticket. How much will a special trip to the airport cost you in time and money?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on February 28, 2017, 08:08:56 AM
You can go today to the airport ticket counter and get an infant ticket issued based on current prices.

ETA: You should consider if it is worth the trip. Every $100 increase in fares will be $10 more for infant ticket. How much will a special trip to the airport cost you in time and money?
I will not be going to the airport today but thx for that info I will be going in 3 weeks & this Turkish flight is for a month after that so I'll be able to work everything out then
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: skinfarrock on March 14, 2017, 07:27:35 PM
Anyone have a suggestion of a small light weight car seat for air travel (faa approved)? Need for toddler 1yo+ Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on March 15, 2017, 01:06:04 AM
Anyone have a suggestion of a small light weight car seat for air travel (faa approved)? Need for toddler 1yo+ Thanks
Cosco serena
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: skinfarrock on March 15, 2017, 01:14:21 AM
Cosco serena
Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 15, 2017, 08:12:07 AM
Anyone have a suggestion of a small light weight car seat for air travel (faa approved)? Need for toddler 1yo+ Thanks
A car seat often recommended when travel includes flying is the Diono Radian.  The sides are low enough so that you can use the tray table.  I considered this when my kid was 8 months old, but ultimately bought one of the Britax ClickTight.  A couple years later, I now wish I had gone with the Radian every time we're on a plane.

It folds and can be used into the booster years, but is not small (it is narrow, but tall) or lightweight.  Might not be what you're looking for, but I figured I'd mention it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mendoul on March 15, 2017, 09:09:49 AM
Can i book a plane ticket and add after an infant into the reservation?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 15, 2017, 09:10:49 AM
Can i book a plane ticket and add after an infant into the reservation?
Sure, up to check in time at the airport.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: skinfarrock on March 15, 2017, 08:45:47 PM
A car seat often recommended when travel includes flying is the Diono Radian.  The sides are low enough so that you can use the tray table.  I considered this when my kid was 8 months old, but ultimately bought one of the Britax ClickTight.  A couple years later, I now wish I had gone with the Radian every time we're on a plane.

It folds and can be used into the booster years, but is not small (it is narrow, but tall) or lightweight.  Might not be what you're looking for, but I figured I'd mention it.
Thanks very informative!! :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: skinfarrock on March 15, 2017, 08:51:45 PM
I booked a 1.5yo in UA "P" class lax - EWR route. I'm planning on bringing a car seat on for baby. When booking I didn't think it would be an issue. Will it?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elya on March 15, 2017, 10:35:46 PM
I booked a 1.5yo in UA "P" class lax - EWR route. I'm planning on bringing a car seat on for baby. When booking I didn't think it would be an issue. Will it?
If the baby has a seat it should not be a problem at all.

To be on the safe side, bring some sort of paper showing that's its travel approved just in case a FA decides to be an idiot. (Talking from experience.)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on March 16, 2017, 09:12:41 PM
If I added an infant to domestic ticket and might not take her, do I need to remove her from the ticket?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 16, 2017, 09:41:24 PM
If I added an infant to domestic ticket and might not take her, do I need to remove her from the ticket?
Probably
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on March 16, 2017, 09:49:03 PM
Probably
I can do it anytime before I check-in?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 16, 2017, 09:55:01 PM
I can do it anytime before I check-in?
Yup, or if you wait until the airport to check in do it there.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on March 16, 2017, 10:09:32 PM
for domestic, any reason not to wait to add infant till gate?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehoshua on March 16, 2017, 10:11:22 PM
for domestic, any reason not to wait to add infant till gate?
No, you can wait until the gate, but you can't get past security without a ticket for the baby IME.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on March 16, 2017, 10:14:02 PM
No, you can wait until the gate, but you can't get past security without a ticket for the baby IME.
thnx
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 16, 2017, 10:19:22 PM
for domestic, any reason not to wait to add infant till gate?
I imagine you would need to do it before you go through security.  But you may be better off doing it sooner, depending on how many people are flying with the infant and your cabin's seat configuration.  You don't want to run the risk of playing airplane musical chairs if there is another infant too close by; there's usually only one extra oxygen mask for each row on each side of the aisle, so maximum of one lap infant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: thaber on March 16, 2017, 11:44:17 PM
No, you can wait until the gate, but you can't get past security without a ticket for the baby IME.
Don't wait. You don't gain, and, as just happened to my wife, you'll need a boarding pass, and if they're pulling people off you'll be first if you don't have a boarding pass
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: PPM on March 17, 2017, 06:55:03 AM
If I am traveling with 3 children under 5 can I gate check 2 strollers and check all the way through 2 car seats?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 17, 2017, 08:05:14 AM
If I am traveling with 3 children under 5 can I gate check 2 strollers and check all the way through 2 car seats?
Short answer:  this should not be a problem.

Long answer:  not a good idea to check through car seats.  Children with their own seats should be using the car seats on the plane.  Car seats of lap children are best brought to the gate---they get thrown around less and are less likely to be lost.  Either way, it is my understanding that a car seat that's flown in the hold loses its warranty---car seat companies no longer regard them as safe; why would you?  If any kids are in boosters, they usually fit overhead.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: aygart on March 17, 2017, 08:58:50 AM
Short answer:  this should not be a problem.

Long answer:  not a good idea to check through car seats.  Children with their own seats should be using the car seats on the plane.  Car seats of lap children are best brought to the gate---they get thrown around less and are less likely to be lost.  Either way, it is my understanding that a car seat that's flown in the hold loses its warranty---car seat companies no longer regard them as safe; why would you?  If any kids are in boosters, they usually fit overhead.
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 17, 2017, 09:35:29 AM
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
They're only squirming if you don't tie them up well...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on March 17, 2017, 09:36:13 AM
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
sure. It keeps them from squirming too much
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: aygart on March 17, 2017, 09:41:10 AM
They're only squirming if you don't tie them up well...
Ahhh so they should be in the car seat in the overhead. I get it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 17, 2017, 09:44:35 AM
Ahhh so they should be in the car seat in the overhead. I get it.
Now you're getting the idea
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yammer on March 17, 2017, 09:45:37 AM
Why not just put the adults in the overhead bin as well.

And I know many adults that would be better of tied up
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 17, 2017, 09:51:59 AM
Why not just put the adults in the overhead bin as well.

And I know many adults that would be better of tied up
Tried it, takes up way too much space. Last time they made me check my MIL
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 17, 2017, 10:17:15 AM
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
Clearly I can't English too early in the morning.  I thought the gist was clear, though.  Put the boosters in the overhead compartments.  We've done it many times.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: aygart on March 17, 2017, 10:33:42 AM
Clearly I can't English too early in the morning.  I thought the gist was clear, though.  Put the boosters in the overhead compartments.  We've done it many times.
I think I am pretty safe in saying that we all understood what you really meant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 17, 2017, 10:35:30 AM
I think I am pretty safe in saying that we all understood what you really meant.
Speak for yourself
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on March 23, 2017, 04:15:09 PM
flying DL to tlv with an infant, can i bring a stroller and a carseat? what would they do with the carseat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 23, 2017, 04:42:54 PM
flying DL to tlv with an infant, can i bring a stroller and a carseat? what would they do with the carseat?
Should be fine.  You can check the car seat, likely for free.  The better way to do it is to gate check it.  Less likely to miss your flight/be misrouted and,  there's more chance you'll be able to use it if there are empty seats.  Baby in car seat is always safer than no car seat, plus free hands.

Edited to say that we once took a stroller, a backpack carrier, and a car seat for ONE kid, and no one blinked (car seat we used on plane, other two we gate checked).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bb1836 on March 26, 2017, 12:58:05 PM
Any issues with flying in and out of the country with breastmilk?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 26, 2017, 01:04:14 PM
Any issues with flying in and out of the country with breastmilk?
As long as it's in the breast you shouldn't have an issue. Lol you shouldn't have an issue, they may test it though.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on March 26, 2017, 01:07:42 PM
As long as it's in the breast you shouldn't have an issue. Lol you shouldn't have an issue, they may test it though.
what about formula thats prepared already?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 26, 2017, 01:09:21 PM
what about formula thats prepared already?
I know domestic, as long as it's for the baby they usually don't give you problems. I brought full water bottles. I guess it really YMMV.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Mr. CC on March 26, 2017, 05:13:25 PM
I know domestic, as long as it's for the baby they usually don't give you problems. I brought full water bottles. I guess it really YMMV.
+1 also international, as long as the terrorist brings along a baby...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: thaber on April 09, 2017, 10:24:24 AM
Eh. Whenever I go they test it. Not sure for what
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Z56 on June 26, 2017, 06:50:16 AM
looking to fly/book with a lap child from HKG-USM (Bangkok air) they want to charge the lap child a full ticket for my child, anyway around this ? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dishkite on June 26, 2017, 10:49:54 AM
true
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Z56 on June 26, 2017, 11:58:32 AM
true

true to what ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on June 26, 2017, 12:04:27 PM
anyone fly with the doona?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on June 26, 2017, 12:08:29 PM
anyone fly with the doona?
Many times. Sometimes with Doona on the plane and sometimes under.

What do you want to know?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on June 26, 2017, 12:09:34 PM
Many times. Sometimes with Doona on the plane and sometimes under.

What do you want to know?

when flying with it on plane, how is it attached to seat?
when flying with it under plane, you gate check it as is?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on June 26, 2017, 12:15:23 PM
when flying with it on plane, how is it attached to seat?
when flying with it under plane, you gate check it as is?
On the plane, we put the seat belt through the Doona handle as if you were putting it into the car without the base (if you've never done that, it looks like this (http://thecarseatlady.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Photo-Jul-03-5-10-37-PM.jpg) but you don't have to have it going around the back of the Doona).

Under the plane, we put it in this (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RRD7UG/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER) and gate check.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on June 26, 2017, 02:22:42 PM
Do the united planes tlv-nyc both versions have bassinet in business?
if so which seats have them?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gumercindo1959 on June 27, 2017, 05:16:59 PM
Good question about the bassinet - is this the type of service that I ask at the gate or do I call UA ahead of time for arrangements?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on June 27, 2017, 05:19:57 PM
Good question about the bassinet - is this the type of service that I ask at the gate or do I call UA ahead of time for arrangements?
Call now. Then confirm when you get to the airport (and again at the gate if you feel like it).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on June 28, 2017, 07:22:34 AM
Do the united planes tlv-nyc both versions have bassinet in business?
if so which seats have them?
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Z56 on June 28, 2017, 07:41:13 AM
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class

Add this information to the wiki
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jewdkoff on June 28, 2017, 07:33:19 PM
Sorry for this Q- I posted elsewhere but didn't receive a response.

Is an infant award 10% of the adult MILEAGE for business class on Skyteam partners? I remember reading something about KE metal being different than the partners with regard to this.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 07:50:17 PM
Sorry for this Q- I posted elsewhere but didn't receive a response.

Is an infant award 10% of the adult MILEAGE for business class on Skyteam partners? I remember reading something about KE metal being different than the partners with regard to this.

Thanks!
That depends on which program you're redeeming from.

IINM only BA is 10% of mileage (oneworld)
AC has flat $ fares for infant when adult redeeming miles - a real bargain (Star Alliance)
I once got an infant ticket for Free along with an adult redemption from AF (flying DL/SU metal - skyteam) but I believe that was an error.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jewdkoff on June 28, 2017, 08:48:20 PM
That depends on which program you're redeeming from.

IINM only BA is 10% of mileage (oneworld)
AC has flat $ fares for infant when adult redeeming miles - a real bargain (Star Alliance)
I once got an infant ticket for Free along with an adult redemption from AF (flying DL/SU metal - skyteam) but I believe that was an error.

Good job with the free infant award!

My apologies, I was wondering if Korean Air lets you book an infant award on partners in business class for 10% miles.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on June 28, 2017, 11:22:29 PM
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class
Good to know. Do other airlines generally have bassinets?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ExGingi on June 28, 2017, 11:36:48 PM
Good job with the free infant award!

Caused some major delays at check-in and at SVO connection (I have a hunch that it wasn't really ticketed properly - but I guess they weren't going to leave an infant stranded at SVO en route from NYC to TLV).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: mringelheim on June 29, 2017, 10:06:22 AM
Trying to get the baby bulk seat for Aa flight to LHR on way to TLV- Aa can't help us because they say it's ba coded flight and ba says hey ant do anything with Aa flight so I can't change seats- any ideas and has anyone had success booking that baby bulkhead with Aa in past? Many tjanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: AtallD on July 05, 2017, 11:25:20 AM
Flying AA JFK-LAX red-eye in August with a 16 month old. Booked the aisle and and window and left the middle open - hoping no one will book the seat and we can use it for the baby. Is it worth the gamble or should we just book her a seat?
I booked an award 'hold' ticket in the mean time but not sure what to do... any advice?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on July 05, 2017, 11:35:17 AM
Flying AA JFK-LAX red-eye in August with a 16 month old. Booked the aisle and and window and left the middle open - hoping no one will book the seat and we can use it for the baby. Is it worth the gamble or should we just book her a seat?
I booked an award 'hold' ticket in the mean time but not sure what to do... any advice?
It's a gamble. You need to decide based on how bad it would be if the seat was taken, and incorporate that with the price of a seat. I usually don't book a seat, and 9/10 times I get one anyway. There are perks to having a cute kid
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: AtallD on July 25, 2017, 10:04:11 AM
It's a gamble. You need to decide based on how bad it would be if the seat was taken, and incorporate that with the price of a seat. I usually don't book a seat, and 9/10 times I get one anyway. There are perks to having a cute kid
So I keep holding the seat for 5 days at a time (re-holding when 5 days end) in an attempt to keep the seat open... good tactic?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on July 25, 2017, 10:09:58 AM
So I keep holding the seat for 5 days at a time (re-holding when 5 days end) in an attempt to keep the seat open... good tactic?
Eh, it can't hurt. I booked flights in November for a trip I'm hopefully taking next month, all 4 legs, still have an open seat between us. Being that it's a long flight, I'm going to do whatever I can to make sure it stays like that.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ber on July 28, 2017, 01:29:16 PM
if i have an international AA award ticket and booked/paid for an infant in arms. If i upgrade the award to business with more miles, would i have to pay more for the infant ticket (10% of business is alot more) or once i have the infant ticket it stays with me?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: high end hobo on July 28, 2017, 06:21:54 PM
if i have an international AA award ticket and booked/paid for an infant in arms. If i upgrade the award to business with more miles, would i have to pay more for the infant ticket (10% of business is alot more) or once i have the infant ticket it stays with me?
Infant must be in your ticketed cabin
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ber on July 28, 2017, 08:32:14 PM
thank you
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on July 31, 2017, 02:20:27 PM
I'm a soon to be parent (b"h) with a few questions:

1. If I am unable to fly because the MD says it's not safe to fly with an infant below a certain age, does that qualify for reimbursement from travel insurance on my CSR? Does it matter if the infant has their own seat? I'd be looking to refund all seats for me + wife + baby (if we buy him/her own seat). Are 3rd party travel insurance more generous in this regard?

2. Has anyone tried to book a ticket for a baby who is not yet born (with their own seat)? Since they don't need ID to fly, can we pick a name for the first name to fly? Gender is known.

3. I've heard that if child is lap child, nothing need be done until check-in if flying domestically, at which point we indicate that there's a lap child. Is that true on all airlines?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MC on July 31, 2017, 02:35:24 PM
I'm a soon to be parent (b"h) with a few questions:

1. If I am unable to fly because the MD says it's not safe to fly with an infant below a certain age, does that qualify for reimbursement from travel insurance on my CSR? Does it matter if the infant has their own seat? I'd be looking to refund all seats for me + wife + baby (if we buy him/her own seat). Are 3rd party travel insurance more generous in this regard?

2. Has anyone tried to book a ticket for a baby who is not yet born (with their own seat)? Since they don't need ID to fly, can we pick a name for the first name to fly? Gender is known.

3. I've heard that if child is lap child, nothing need be done until check-in if flying domestically, at which point we indicate that there's a lap child. Is that true on all airlines?

Thanks!
2 - We tried this for an international flight and it was a mess. Wrote BABY as first name, airline wouldn't let us change it once she was born. We got lucky and they reimbursed us for all flights. (This was with TAP.)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on July 31, 2017, 02:57:42 PM
2 - We tried this for an international flight and it was a mess. Wrote BABY as first name, airline wouldn't let us change it once she was born. We got lucky and they reimbursed us for all flights. (This was with TAP.)
I assume international is not possible because you need passport. Asking for domestic where no ID is required.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on July 31, 2017, 03:08:54 PM
Any experience with getting bassinet for baby who is over 9 months?  Like 15 months? 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: thaber on August 01, 2017, 03:06:25 AM
2 - We tried this for an international flight and it was a mess. Wrote BABY as first name, airline wouldn't let us change it once she was born. We got lucky and they reimbursed us for all flights. (This was with TAP.)
Had a similar experience, but eventually got it changed
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzy93 on August 01, 2017, 04:31:13 PM
Can I bring my Doona car-seat on-board for lap-child? Have Bulkhead/Bassinet seats reserved in BA Business.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on August 01, 2017, 04:33:34 PM
If I'm bringing two car seats, will they let us sit together in a middle section with 5 seats?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moshe26 on August 02, 2017, 01:35:15 PM
what about if im brining 2 car seats with a 3-3 layout? would I be able to have them seat together? flying DL within US
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on August 04, 2017, 04:30:09 PM
what about if im brining 2 car seats with a 3-3 layout? would I be able to have them seat together? flying DL within US
just make sure to ease up on the salt...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on August 04, 2017, 04:46:36 PM
y
what about if im brining 2 car seats with a 3-3 layout? would I be able to have them seat together? flying DL within US

With one parent? What is other option
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Moshe26 on August 04, 2017, 05:00:01 PM
With one parent? What is other option
lap infant
i heard that car seats can only be at window seats.. is that true? has anyone ever been able to have 2 car seats next to each other i.e window and middle with adult seating in aisle?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Theodorel on August 06, 2017, 01:06:40 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: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 06, 2017, 01:17:36 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?
Yes if you intend to buy an adult seat for baby.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Theodorel on August 06, 2017, 01:20:22 PM
Yes if you intend to buy an adult seat for baby.
If I write that he's 1 1/2 he won't get the seat even if I booked the seat for him with miles?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Jeremiah on August 06, 2017, 05:25:40 PM
I'm flying on ua 777-200. I bought a seat for my 1 year old. Will his car seat fit in a bulkhead seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on August 06, 2017, 06:05:53 PM
Yes if you intend to buy an adult seat for baby.
Why?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on August 06, 2017, 06:07:19 PM
lap infant
i heard that car seats can only be at window seats.. is that true? has anyone ever been able to have 2 car seats next to each other i.e window and middle with adult seating in aisle?

My understanding is that is a fake rule
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on August 06, 2017, 07:02:32 PM
My understanding is that is a fake rule
+1
http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/60d70126cf679d5a8625723b007841e7/$FILE/AC%20120-87A.pdf (http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/60d70126cf679d5a8625723b007841e7/$FILE/AC%20120-87A.pdf)
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19. TRAVELING WITH MORE THAN ONE CHILD. In the event a parent/guardian is traveling with more than one child in CRSs or is traveling with several small children, only one of whom is occupying a CRS, good judgment should be used regarding placement of the CRSs. As long as these conditions below are met, the CRS could be placed in a seat other than a window seat. At a minimum:
ē The CRS should be placed so it does not block any passengerís (including the parent/guardianís) egress to the aisle used to evacuate the aircraft
ē The CRS should be placed so the parent/guardian can reach the child in the CRS to release and evacuate with the child, should an emergency evacuation be necessary
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yuguy on August 28, 2017, 12:01:53 PM
Gd willing my wife and i will be travelling with our first kid in the coming months. It'll be about 6 months old at the time. We'd like to go away in March, before the clocks change. Is a 9:10pm, flight too risky (shabbas ends 6:38pm)? Flying out of JFK. From our home, on a saturday night leaving at 7, Google maps says it can take 35 minutes to an hour (this is estimated). Too risky with an infant?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzy93 on August 28, 2017, 12:25:57 PM
Gd willing my wife and i will be travelling with our first kid in the coming months. It'll be about 6 months old at the time. We'd like to go away in March, before the clocks change. Is a 9:10pm, flight too risky (shabbas ends 6:38pm)? Flying out of JFK. From our home, on a saturday night leaving at 7, Google maps says it can take 35 minutes to an hour (this is estimated). Too risky with an infant?
Why would the infant make a difference?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on August 28, 2017, 12:49:41 PM
Gd willing my wife and i will be travelling with our first kid in the coming months. It'll be about 6 months old at the time. We'd like to go away in March, before the clocks change. Is a 9:10pm, flight too risky (shabbas ends 6:38pm)? Flying out of JFK. From our home, on a saturday night leaving at 7, Google maps says it can take 35 minutes to an hour (this is estimated). Too risky with an infant?
Do you have TSA Pre? If not, do you plan on having it by then?
Are you flying Domestic or International?
Are you checking luggage?

These are the things you need to keep in mind when figuring out timings..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on August 28, 2017, 03:51:40 PM
Any experience with getting bassinet for baby who is over 9 months?  Like 15 months?
Change DOB....
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on August 28, 2017, 03:53:11 PM
Can I bring my Doona car-seat on-board for lap-child? Have Bulkhead/Bassinet seats reserved in BA Business.
YMMV
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzy93 on August 28, 2017, 04:22:46 PM
YMMV
Thanks.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yuguy on August 28, 2017, 04:41:22 PM
Why would the infant make a difference?

I feel like we'd be faster on our own - less to take (I guess)?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: hachover on August 28, 2017, 04:57:34 PM
My understanding is that is a fake rule

GL with that. Like cops and DMV workers, FAs are under no obligation to limit themselves to enforcing real rules
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on August 28, 2017, 05:03:02 PM
lap infant
i heard that car seats can only be at window seats.. is that true? has anyone ever been able to have 2 car seats next to each other i.e window and middle with adult seating in aisle?
Never done 2 car seats, but more than once, have sat a car seat not at a window.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: abk3100 on August 30, 2017, 10:31:11 PM
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on August 30, 2017, 10:46:44 PM
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...
That sounds like the normal policy. You could also just use mile to get her a seat if there's space on the same flight.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on August 31, 2017, 09:11:06 AM
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...
Mazal Tov!

United saying it's not a problem is correct. It's not a problem to add (as in, it can certainly be done), you just need to pay.

Next time when flying with infant internationally, book with an airline that has a generous infant policy.

Aeroplan charges 100 CAD.
British Airways charges 10% of miles.

Don't know the rest of the good ones offhand. But other then these few exceptions, the general rule is 10% of adult published fare.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dannyh2001 on September 05, 2017, 11:58:54 AM
Anyone have experience flying with infant in united business EWR to TLV? My wife and I will be looking to bring a 2 month old, but not sure how it would be possible without buying another seat and putting a car seat. Has anyone used a bassinet in business?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on September 09, 2017, 09:02:36 PM
Anyone have recommendations for an infant carseat and wheels that light and good for use on the plane? I have a graco modes system for primary use but it's a little heavy, so looking for something lighter.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on September 09, 2017, 09:06:32 PM
Anyone have recommendations for an infant carseat and wheels that light and good for use on the plane? I have a graco modes system for primary use but it's a little heavy, so looking for something lighter.
Doona
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: a mirrer on September 10, 2017, 05:36:30 AM
Anyone have experience flying with infant in united business EWR to TLV? My wife and I will be looking to bring a 2 month old, but not sure how it would be possible without buying another seat and putting a car seat. Has anyone used a bassinet in business?
the bulkhead seats in business class on the UA84/85 are built in bassinet seats not sure about the 77W
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzy93 on September 10, 2017, 06:20:21 PM
Doona
May be good for the plane but wouldn't call it "light".
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on September 10, 2017, 07:11:49 PM
May be good for the plane but wouldn't call it "light".
Great for all parts of travel with an infant, not just plane.

Maybe not light per se (6 pounds heavier then Chicco Keyfit 30), but you almost never need to actually carry it (since it has the wheels) other then a bit of lifting in / out of things.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: efflpetzel on September 11, 2017, 11:41:16 PM
Great for all parts of travel with an infant, not just plane.

Maybe not light per se (6 pounds heavier then Chicco Keyfit 30), but you almost never need to actually carry it (since it has the wheels) other then a bit of lifting in / out of things.
+1 literally a lifesaver.

I just wish they'd be something like it for older kids like up to 2 yr olds
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on October 02, 2017, 11:29:10 AM
I have a Graco carseat that I' planning to bring on a flight (SW and DL). Infant has her own seat.

Do I need to bring anything to show it's approved for air travel? Also, can I use the base for the plane, or do I need to use seat only?

If I can't bring base on plane, is there a safe way to check it? I assume gate check, but do I need to put it in anything?

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on October 07, 2017, 11:03:17 PM
Anyone have experience flying with infant in united business EWR to TLV? My wife and I will be looking to bring a 2 month old, but not sure how it would be possible without buying another seat and putting a car seat. Has anyone used a bassinet in business?

Same Q. I am booked on united flight 90

Also, if i pay the 10% fare os a J ticket for the infant, what will the baggage allowance for the infant be?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on October 08, 2017, 08:00:35 AM
I have a Graco carseat that I' planning to bring on a flight (SW and DL). Infant has her own seat.

Do I need to bring anything to show it's approved for air travel? Also, can I use the base for the plane, or do I need to use seat only?
Needs to be printed on the seat itself.  Usually on bottom, possibly in red.  Seat only, no base.

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If I can't bring base on plane, is there a safe way to check it? I assume gate check, but do I need to put it in anything?
Best is to leave base behind.  If not possible, second best is to take as carry on, if within all limits.  If that's not possible, yes, gate check.  Does not need to be in anything, especially if no additional parts that might get lost.  If your goal is to protect it from getting damaged, best packaging is what it came in (if that piece was bought separately).  Which brings me to another option: check it.  Gate checking is primarily for things you will need in the airport until you get to the gate.  A car seat base is not one of those things.  Airline will likely check it for free, if it is in its own bag or unbagged.  This is also the way that it is most likely to be lost/damaged.  Which brings me back to the first option:  just leave it at home.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yammer on October 08, 2017, 08:06:41 AM
Needs to be printed on the seat itself.  Usually on bottom, possibly in red.  Seat only, no base.
Best is to leave base behind.  If not possible, second best is to take as carry on, if within all limits.  If that's not possible, yes, gate check.  Does not need to be in anything, especially if no additional parts that might get lost.  If your goal is to protect it from getting damaged, best packaging is what it came in (if that piece was bought separately).  Which brings me to another option: check it.  Gate checking is primarily for things you will need in the airport until you get to the gate.  A car seat base is not one of those things.  Airline will likely check it for free, if it is in its own bag or unbagged.  This is also the way that it is most likely to be lost/damaged.  Which brings me back to the first option:  just leave it at home.
I've checked in the base for free at the baggage check-in multiple times.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitrap on October 08, 2017, 10:45:08 AM
If you're really trying to protect it I'd keep it attached to car seat till gate and then check it, unless you need it off to attach car seat to carraige.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on October 18, 2017, 05:55:25 PM
I took this to Israel. http://lillygold.com/product/baby-products/5-in-1-sit-n-stroll-elite/  It is a car seat / stroller, which has wheels and a handle that fold into the system, same concept as Doona, but with a regular forward facing car seat.

It was given to me used, and was 11 years old, but still worked.

My review is:
1. Converting it is really easy, although you need to be strong enough to pick up the whole thing with child inside, in an airplane aisle.
2. I used this with my 3 year old, and was great.
3. Fits down most airplane aisles, although, at some points can be really tight and need to "force it" (like a bulkhead row with slightly thicker seats, or the end of an Airbus 330-300 where it narrows in back).
4. Israeli boarding ppl gave me hard time, because.  I ignore them and just board.
5. In stroller mode, steers easily with 1 hand.  I pushed one kid in this, and pulled other in a car seat on a luggage cart.
6. I'd really like a newer one, but $532 is a lot of money.  FA on leg 4 was all up in grill looking for the "number" that would show I could use it onboard (?), but kindly didn't notice that it was 5 years expired.


Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Buruch on October 19, 2017, 07:46:41 AM
Was looking for something like this a couple years ago. I only found one discontinued model for 2-4 year olds. This is really great for trips where you don't rent a car, and need something to carry around the car seat after taxi rides.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on November 02, 2017, 12:17:33 PM
Anyone ever get SW to allow carseat even without booking extra seat if there was a vacant seat on plane?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on November 02, 2017, 12:23:13 PM
Anyone ever get SW to allow carseat even without booking extra seat if there was a vacant seat on plane?
There's no assigned seating. How would they know? If you see the flight is full, ask them to gate check.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on November 02, 2017, 12:28:39 PM
There's no assigned seating. How would they know? If you see the flight is full, ask them to gate check.

they would see me bringing it onto the plane with only 2 boarding passes. unless you mean to "gate check" it ;)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 02, 2017, 02:04:54 PM
Anyone ever get SW to allow carseat even without booking extra seat if there was a vacant seat on plane?

Not in a while - but I did do it a few times. If the flight is full, they will let you know you need to gate check, otherwise they won't say anything, IME
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on November 02, 2017, 02:07:58 PM
Not in a while - but I did do it a few times. If the flight is full, they will let you know you need to gate check, otherwise they won't say anything, IME

thanks...thanksgiving weekend so we'll see
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on November 02, 2017, 02:39:29 PM
thanks...thanksgiving weekend so we'll see gate check

FTFY
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: E-MAN on November 02, 2017, 04:13:00 PM
Delta can't confirm bassinet until we get to the airport. Any tips on getting confirmed before?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moko on November 02, 2017, 06:45:56 PM
There's no assigned seating. How would they know? If you see the flight is full, ask them to gate check.
open  seating has nothing to do with knowing if the flight is overbooked. Since families board after A, your guaranteed to have at least 2 seats and usually 3. They always tell me if there are extra seats so we can bring a car seat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitrap on November 02, 2017, 06:58:16 PM
Anyone ever get SW to allow carseat even without booking extra seat if there was a vacant seat on plane?
Yes a month ago, no issues
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on November 07, 2017, 08:12:54 PM
any way to see if theres an infant added on a reservation with delta? never got the confirmation email.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on November 08, 2017, 11:31:11 AM
Anyone have any experience with traveling with a baby in car seat on air china J class in the 777 or 787?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 11:34:44 AM
any way to see if theres an infant added on a reservation with delta? never got the confirmation email.
Should show up when looking at your itinerary on the site.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on November 08, 2017, 11:53:12 AM
Should show up when looking at your itinerary on the site.
it doesnt. i had to call again to get the email
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 11:54:02 AM
it doesnt. i had to call again to get the email
It wasn't ender special requests? I've always had it there. Maybe they forgot to add the child.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on November 08, 2017, 11:57:27 AM
It wasn't ender special requests? I've always had it there. Maybe they forgot to add the child.
nope, the child was added and still not
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on November 08, 2017, 11:58:51 AM
nope, the child was added and still not
Very weird. You can manually add him/her if you want. As long as he/she is ticketed you're good though, I guess.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: srepw on December 13, 2017, 09:42:15 AM
This will be my first trip with TSA Pre. Can anyone guide me re differences flying with 6 month and? For example, can I keep baby in stroler (bassinet) and what changes there are re bringing baby food and liquid?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on December 13, 2017, 09:59:21 AM
This will be my first trip with TSA Pre. Can anyone guide me re differences flying with 6 month and? For example, can I keep baby in stroler (bassinet) and what changes there are re bringing baby food and liquid?

Baby has to come out. Ymmv whether they make you put stroller through X-ray machine
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on December 13, 2017, 10:02:06 AM
Just flew 2 long haul flights overnight (jfk-ams and ams-tlv) first one was in dl j with 2 seats. Second was fake j but they have us an extra seat for doona. I'm debating which was better. J was obviously a much more comfortable product. But having the baby in the doona was really nice. She also slept a lot better.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on January 07, 2018, 02:27:53 PM
when booking an elal flight with a lap infant thru Chase UR portal can I book and add the infant later or do I have to do it right away (which would entail a phone call that I dont want to make right now.)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on January 07, 2018, 05:41:38 PM
when booking an elal flight with a lap infant thru Chase UR portal can I book and add the infant later or do I have to do it right away (which would entail a phone call that I dont want to make right now.)
You canít add the infant online during booking? I know with Amex Travel you have that option.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yuguy on January 07, 2018, 07:47:50 PM
February will be the first time my DW and I travel internationally with our newborn. Domestically, we travel with the stoller/car seat combo and just gate check, no issues.

Does the same apply internationally when you have a connection? we are flying Swiss JFK - Zurich - CDG. Will we be able to claim it at the jetbridge both times? anyone have experience with swiss in specific, or international in general??

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitrap on January 07, 2018, 08:00:23 PM
February will be the first time my DW and I travel internationally with our newborn. Domestically, we travel with the stoller/car seat combo and just gate check, no issues.

Does the same apply internationally when you have a connection? we are flying Swiss JFK - Zurich - CDG. Will we be able to claim it at the jetbridge both times? anyone have experience with swiss in specific, or international in general??
Yes you will claim at jet bridge.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yuguy on January 07, 2018, 08:48:59 PM
Yes you will claim at jet bridge.

On both legs?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitrap on January 07, 2018, 08:50:18 PM
On both legs?
Yes.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on January 07, 2018, 09:09:34 PM
+1
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yuguy on January 07, 2018, 09:11:41 PM
Thank you all!

This is experience with SWiss or in general

Their twitter support is saying i'd have to check at desk.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on January 07, 2018, 11:09:32 PM
IME (not Swiss), even though we gate-checked the stroller, we did not get it back until baggage claim.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ExGingi on January 09, 2018, 06:21:08 PM
Booked DW on Swiss with INF (using AC miles).

Was able to book seat 6A ("throne seat") for first flight online at no charge, but other flights it wanted $99. So I only reserved a seat on first segment. After I saved that request, it no longer allows me to reserve seats online.

I figured if I call to request a bassinet it might help. At first Swiss said the reservations aren't linked, told me to call AC. Almost an hour with AC on the phone (most of the time on hold while they were trying to work things out with Swiss) and they told me it's fixed and call Swiss to request Bassinet.

Called Swiss, was told again that reservations aren't linked and I should call AC to link. After I asked to speak to a supervisor, magically they were able to do it. However, they said couldn't get it for first segment (not sure if it's because of the seat, or too close to flight), and for 2nd and 3rd segments booked 6D with confirmed bassinet, and no seat confirmation or bassinet for last leg (ZRH-JFK).

Do they only make Bassinets available in 6D (business class A330), or can they also be had on the "Throne" seats, or at least on 6G, that has some separation between the Aisle and the seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shaulyaakov on January 14, 2018, 10:58:20 AM
If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on January 14, 2018, 11:08:54 AM


If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?

Not sure if there is a rule across the board, but with DL, they wanted a percentage of the current price. I added my son months later, when the price of tickets dropped back to what it was when I purchased for myself.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ExGingi on January 14, 2018, 11:10:02 AM
If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?
It is 10% of the currently available lowest fare for class of travel.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 15, 2018, 04:38:06 PM
Anyone have experience with overriding a infant limit for an Alitalia flight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 17, 2018, 01:48:53 PM
Anyone have experience with overriding a infant limit for an Alitalia flight?
Anytime anyone needs to deal with AZ do not call the US call center. Go straight to the Italian reservation center.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on January 17, 2018, 02:10:36 PM
Anytime anyone needs to deal with AZ do not call the US call center. Go straight to the Italian reservation center.
What you get them to do for you?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 17, 2018, 02:19:28 PM
What you get them to do for you?
They opened up 2 seats in J (when it was very tightly sealed for miles bookings) in order to allow my infant to fly with us.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on January 17, 2018, 02:21:58 PM
They opened up 2 seats in J (when it was very tightly sealed for miles bookings) in order to allow my infant to fly with us.
So you booked your infant it's own seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 17, 2018, 02:25:20 PM
So you booked your infant it's own seat?
No. AZ has a infant limit on flights. The flights i had booked months ago apparently hit that quota already so they told us there is no way to add my infant. The US call center basically told me there is nothing that can be done.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: sammy n on January 17, 2018, 02:25:59 PM
No. AZ has a infant limit on flights. The flights i had booked months ago apparently hit that quota already so they told us there is no way to add my infant. The US call center basically told me there is nothing that can be done.
Nice!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on January 22, 2018, 09:58:57 PM
You can officially reserve seats (over the phone) from 48 hours before departure on a UA basic economy ticket if your traveling with an infant.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on January 25, 2018, 09:34:16 AM
Anytime anyone needs to deal with AZ do not call the US call center. Go straight to the Italian reservation center.
It's all Italian. What number do I need to press? Yesterday I tried 1 and he wouldn't help me. He wanted a regular change fee and fare difference for a alternate flight. And wouldn't override the INF limit either
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on January 25, 2018, 10:33:15 AM
It's all Italian. What number do I need to press? Yesterday I tried 1 and he wouldn't help me. He wanted a regular change fee and fare difference for a alternate flight. And wouldn't override the INF limit either
You talking about a revenue booking? I booked it with miles and pressed 4 for the millemiglia dept.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on January 25, 2018, 10:37:43 AM
You talking about a revenue booking? I booked it with miles and pressed 4 for the millemiglia dept.
Revenue. Anyone know which number to press?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on January 25, 2018, 10:49:55 AM
Revenue. Anyone know which number to press?
Why not try #4?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on January 25, 2018, 10:51:46 AM
Why not try #4?
Cuz that's the mileage department...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on January 25, 2018, 10:56:45 AM
Cuz that's the mileage department...
But if it's the right call center and they speak English, they can likely transfer you to the right department..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on January 25, 2018, 11:02:31 AM
Cuz that's the mileage department...
Maybe they can deal with rev tickets as well.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yo on March 04, 2018, 03:33:43 PM
Hey, does anyone know if theres room ny the seat for a car seat for an infant delta business to tlv. Or whats the best options these days for infants in business nonstop to tlv.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on March 04, 2018, 06:01:29 PM
Just had baby b"h and planning our first trip with him to Israel, we are going JFK-FRA-TLV in LH J and TLV-ZRH-JFK in LX J. Baby will be in a bassinet on all flights except for FRA-TLV leg which LH claims no bassinet available even in J.

So I am thinking of bringing our stroller with the car seat in it and pack the bassinet in our suitcase, then have them gate check if for first let JFK-FRA and then on FRA-TLV leg since it's fake business with economy seats and empty middle seat gate check only the stroller frame and bring the car seat on the plane to put it in the empty middle seat so I don't have to hold him.

Question 1 - Does anyone know if they will let me use that middle seat with the car seat for the infant since technically the infant does not get his own seat?

Question 2 - Our stroller does not actually fold with the bassinet or the car seat attached, you need to remove them to fold the frame and then you are left with a folded frame and a bassinet or car seat which do not fold at all.. Will LH / LX let me gate check a stroller like that?

Also if anyone can give me any good tips for flying with a 2 months old would appreciate very much. we fly a lot but first time with a baby I am sure will be a little bit challenging...

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 04, 2018, 06:12:30 PM
Just had baby b"h and planning our first trip with him to Israel, we are going JFK-FRA-TLV in LH J and TLV-ZRH-JFK in LX J. Baby will be in a bassinet on all flights except for FRA-TLV leg which LH claims no bassinet available even in J.

I am thinking to bring a stroller with a car seat, have them gate check if for first let JFK-FRA and then on FRA-TLV leg since it's fake business with economy seats and empty middle seat bring it on the plane and put it in the empty middle seat so I don't have to hold him.

Does anyone know if they will let me do that since technically the infant does not get his own seat?

Also, our stroller does not fold with the bassinet or even with the car seat, you need to remove them to fold it. Will LH / LX let me gate check a stroller like that?
Mazal Tov! Typically you shouldn't have any issues gate checking your stroller. They will usually ask you if you need one or 2 tags depending on how many pieces it is. They shouldn't give you any problems bringing a car seat on board, especially if it will fit in an overhead bin. That way if for some reason you don't have an open seat for the baby, you can just put it up top.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on March 06, 2018, 07:13:29 PM
Mazal Tov! Typically you shouldn't have any issues gate checking your stroller. They will usually ask you if you need one or 2 tags depending on how many pieces it is. They shouldn't give you any problems bringing a car seat on board, especially if it will fit in an overhead bin. That way if for some reason you don't have an open seat for the baby, you can just put it up top.

Thanks for the reply. So they will for sure let me bring in the car seat even if I don't have a seat for the baby?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on March 07, 2018, 12:43:39 AM
Thanks for the reply. So they will for sure let me bring in the car seat even if I don't have a seat for the baby?
Nothing is for sure. I'd ask the agent at the gate if you will have an open seat. Many times I've had them block the seat, so it will be the last seat taken, if need be. I've never really encountered a problem bringing it on board.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Emkay on March 07, 2018, 06:24:48 AM
Thanks for the reply. So they will for sure let me bring in the car seat even if I don't have a seat for the baby?
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Berenstein Bear on March 08, 2018, 04:59:35 PM
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in Rome. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on March 08, 2018, 05:04:38 PM
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in Rome. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA
@yandmk
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jmz on March 08, 2018, 05:49:17 PM
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.
On my last flight on LH it wasn't like that. Just an empty seat. But we were three and they wouldn't let anyone sit in the middle seat for takeoff and landing.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Berenstein Bear on March 11, 2018, 09:13:03 AM
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in FCO. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget. We've been very open to other ideas, such as mom & baby flying separate, longer stopover etc.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA

BUMP

ETA: This still hasn't been resolved. Alitalia is being most unhelpful. For starters, they have very limited cs hours and horrible service. Then, speaking to Chase and having them speak to airline and getting back to me with every detail is a pain. Should I call airline directly or do I have a benefit with Chase speaking to them?
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jose34 on March 11, 2018, 04:53:08 PM
What luggage allowance (for the infant) does LOT Polish Air allow when traveling with a infant?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elimmm on March 11, 2018, 05:21:20 PM
What luggage allowance (for the infant) does LOT Polish Air allow when traveling with a infant?

try here:
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/LOT_Polish_Airlines/infants.php
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jose34 on March 11, 2018, 06:06:21 PM
thanks but doesnt say anything about luggage allowance for a Infant fare.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on March 14, 2018, 05:25:03 PM
BUMP

ETA: This still hasn't been resolved. Alitalia is being most unhelpful. For starters, they have very limited cs hours and horrible service. Then, speaking to Chase and having them speak to airline and getting back to me with every detail is a pain. Should I call airline directly or do I have a benefit with Chase speaking to them?
Thanks again.
Sorry for the delay. Not sure when your flight is. But since we discovered the issue the issue a few weeks before the flight, it definitely helped. I called just about every department in Alitalia and got nowhere. We were dealing with a few thousand dollars at risk because they didn't offer a free change or refund either. Gave some money to tzedakah and filed a detailed complaint with the DOT. The DOT responded that this does not violate any of their rules but they have forwarded the complaint to the airline and they will respond directly to me. B"H a few weeks later, the airline got back to us that they have agreed to confirm the infant on the flight as they have not found any other alternative.
If you still have some time ahead of your flight, I would suggest that you try the DOT too. (don't forget the donation to tzedakah...)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on March 16, 2018, 05:20:28 PM
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 18, 2018, 07:46:58 AM
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport

Did you rip off the sticker because it was expired?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dsw193 on March 18, 2018, 06:45:28 PM
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport
Had an issue once on JetBlue and ended up googling it and finding it in their manual or something.


ETA: https://simpleparenting.co/aircraft-approval/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dsw193 on March 18, 2018, 06:53:36 PM
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 19, 2018, 06:47:57 AM
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA

For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on March 19, 2018, 06:54:46 AM
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
do you have any specific luggage cart to recommend? I'm on the market for one and so far what I've ordered did not work for me.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dsw193 on March 19, 2018, 06:58:54 AM
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
do you have any specific luggage cart to recommend? I'm on the market for one and so far what I've ordered did not work for me.
I'm considering this: http://babychicny.com/item_1363/GoGo-Kidz-Travelmate-Rental.htm
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: henche on March 19, 2018, 09:55:39 AM
I'm considering this: http://babychicny.com/item_1363/GoGo-Kidz-Travelmate-Rental.htm

I would not recommend that.

I would recommend something like this. https://www.amazon.com/BlueJan-A-1-Luggage-Cart/dp/B01FX9F37C/ref=pd_sbs_198_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01FX9F37C&pd_rd_r=PEQTPRVB2S0JZDQM019X&pd_rd_w=N4KqG&pd_rd_wg=ocewB&psc=1&refRID=PEQTPRVB2S0JZDQM019X
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on April 04, 2018, 09:55:04 AM
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.

Ended up asking them if it was ok to bring car seat since there is empty seat they said no problem as long as approved for airplane, we put it by the window was very helpful.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: dsw193 on April 04, 2018, 11:00:52 AM
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180404/286dd06601dd22c375b35528a6088e58.jpg)

Cosco senecra next with a baby jogger city tour which I fold into the  backpack that it came with b4 we board is working very well for us.

(You'd need the handle bar for stroller ($20) which needs to be bought separately)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180404/109e336671e3f2c80fed39db67714200.jpg)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on April 04, 2018, 11:37:18 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180404/286dd06601dd22c375b35528a6088e58.jpg)

Cosco senecra next with a baby jogger city tour which I fold into the  backpack that it came with b4 we board is working very well for us.

(You'd need the handle bar for stroller ($20) which needs to be bought separately)


(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180404/109e336671e3f2c80fed39db67714200.jpg)
http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/04/23/airline-stroller-policies-around-the-world/
Folding it and putting it in bag doesn't usually change the policy but YMMV.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2018, 02:09:17 AM
Anyone with experience flying United Polaris 77W with a carseat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: beirush228 on April 22, 2018, 02:19:23 AM
Does anyone have experience getting a ticket where the first leg the child flies as lap (under 2) and on the way back in Seat (over 2)?

International. Hence 2 way is cheaper than 2 one ways...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on April 22, 2018, 02:34:47 AM
Does anyone have experience getting a ticket where the first leg the child flies as lap (under 2) and on the way back in Seat (over 2)?

International. Hence 2 way is cheaper than 2 one ways...
Which airline? BA doesn't charge you if infant is over 2 on the return trip.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: beirush228 on April 22, 2018, 02:36:30 AM
Emirates. Wow I didn't know that. Good to know for future reference. (On this route Bkk-lax taking back hits me with a ton of fees.)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on April 22, 2018, 02:41:59 AM
Was posted on DDMS, iirc.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: beirush228 on April 22, 2018, 02:44:14 AM
Regarding Emirates or BA? Link?
Any info regarding Emirates specifically?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: VLK on April 22, 2018, 02:57:31 AM
Anyone with experience flying United Polaris 77W with a carseat?
I have never actually done it but Iíve heard that they give problems due to the airbag that is in the seatbelt and there is no way to deactivate. They have the same problem in Elal new business class on the 787. Asked a ElAl FA what the policy is and nobody can give me a clear answer other then that it would be an issue but they werenít sure if they can deactivate it or change the seatbelt
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SrulyS on April 25, 2018, 12:03:14 AM
when booking an elal flight with a lap infant thru Chase UR portal can I book and add the infant later or do I have to do it right away (which would entail a phone call that I dont want to make right now.)

Did you ever get an answer? I have the same question.

When booking there is only one option for children under 2 which I am assuming is for a full seat. How do you add an lap infant during booking?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on April 25, 2018, 12:14:52 AM
I have never actually done it but Iíve heard that they give problems due to the airbag that is in the seatbelt and there is no way to deactivate. They have the same problem in Elal new business class on the 787. Asked a ElAl FA what the policy is and nobody can give me a clear answer other then that it would be an issue but they werenít sure if they can deactivate it or change the seatbelt
UA 77W has no airbag.
If there is an airbag, you can deactivate it with a seatbelt extension, but that won't work with rear-facing seats.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on June 20, 2018, 04:37:59 PM
Sorry for the delay. Not sure when your flight is. But since we discovered the issue the issue a few weeks before the flight, it definitely helped. I called just about every department in Alitalia and got nowhere. We were dealing with a few thousand dollars at risk because they didn't offer a free change or refund either. Gave some money to tzedakah and filed a detailed complaint with the DOT. The DOT responded that this does not violate any of their rules but they have forwarded the complaint to the airline and they will respond directly to me. B"H a few weeks later, the airline got back to us that they have agreed to confirm the infant on the flight as they have not found any other alternative.
If you still have some time ahead of your flight, I would suggest that you try the DOT too. (don't forget the donation to tzedakah...)
any idea what will happen if I just show up at the airport? I Just discovered I have the same problem-chase called to let me know-, But my infant does show up on my alitalia booking page. I'm going to try DOT, but If it doesn't work, what will happen at the airport?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 20, 2018, 04:54:27 PM
any idea what will happen if I just show up at the airport? I Just discovered I have the same problem-chase called to let me know-, But my infant does show up on my alitalia booking page. I'm going to try DOT, but If it doesn't work, what will happen at the airport?
There have been reports of them just turning you away. So do everything possible and make them crazy enough to "make an exception" for you or to have them change your flights for free.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on June 20, 2018, 05:00:58 PM
how does that work- I have a ticket so I can board. It's my kid who has an issue
 Do airlines still separate kids from their parents? :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 20, 2018, 05:07:04 PM
how does that work- I have a ticket so I can board. It's my kid who has an issue
 Do airlines still separate kids from their parents? :)
Lol maybe in the current political climate you're good.. :P
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on June 21, 2018, 02:48:09 AM
i'm just not sure they will talk to me bec i booked through chase they tell you to go through agency.
chase claims they are working on getting a refund for me...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elihak7 on June 21, 2018, 04:43:24 PM
anyway to get a bassinet guaranteed? tlv-nyc.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on June 21, 2018, 04:49:51 PM
anyway to get a bassinet guaranteed? tlv-nyc.
Which airline?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on June 21, 2018, 04:50:31 PM
anyway to get a bassinet guaranteed? tlv-nyc.
Airline?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on June 21, 2018, 05:37:47 PM
anyway to get a bassinet guaranteed? tlv-nyc.
BYOB
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elihak7 on June 21, 2018, 06:04:58 PM
elal
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on June 24, 2018, 04:33:35 PM
Sorry for the delay. Not sure when your flight is. But since we discovered the issue the issue a few weeks before the flight, it definitely helped. I called just about every department in Alitalia and got nowhere. We were dealing with a few thousand dollars at risk because they didn't offer a free change or refund either. Gave some money to tzedakah and filed a detailed complaint with the DOT. The DOT responded that this does not violate any of their rules but they have forwarded the complaint to the airline and they will respond directly to me. B"H a few weeks later, the airline got back to us that they have agreed to confirm the infant on the flight as they have not found any other alternative.
If you still have some time ahead of your flight, I would suggest that you try the DOT too. (don't forget the donation to tzedakah...)
any idea what will happen if I just show up at the airport? I Just discovered I have the same problem-chase called to let me know-, But my infant does show up on my alitalia booking page. I'm going to try DOT, but If it doesn't work, what will happen at the airport?
update:
According to chase They took care of it. Alitalia claims they had accidentally double booked another lap infant. they removed the duplicate, freeing up the last infant space for me. Wonder what the odds that that's true...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Berenstein Bear on July 02, 2018, 04:32:05 PM
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in Rome. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA

UPDATE:
After 15+ hours on phone with both Chase and Alitalia, Chase picked up the tab and rebooked on AirFrance. Luckily for us- one segment of the original tix were business class (cheaper than economy). Chase rebooked as business. AirFrance was lie flat and a much better flight!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on July 02, 2018, 05:02:07 PM
Great!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 02, 2018, 05:41:58 PM
UPDATE:
After 15+ hours on phone with both Chase and Alitalia, Chase picked up the tab and rebooked on AirFrance. Luckily for us- one segment of the original tix were business class (cheaper than economy). Chase rebooked as business. AirFrance was lie flat and a much better flight!
Nice!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on July 02, 2018, 08:06:52 PM
UPDATE:
After 15+ hours on phone with both Chase and Alitalia, Chase picked up the tab and rebooked on AirFrance. Luckily for us- one segment of the original tix were business class (cheaper than economy). Chase rebooked as business. AirFrance was lie flat and a much better flight!
I'd definitely call that a win
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on July 03, 2018, 07:29:20 AM
UPDATE:
After 15+ hours on phone with both Chase and Alitalia, Chase picked up the tab and rebooked on AirFrance. Luckily for us- one segment of the original tix were business class (cheaper than economy). Chase rebooked as business. AirFrance was lie flat and a much better flight!
very happy for you! I was almost jealous that I "only" got them to make an exception (or magically disappear the tenth infant), but then again it took me only an hour on the phone, so I guess that makes up for the time in business class!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elihak7 on July 04, 2018, 01:50:56 PM
whats the baggage allowance for a lap infant on elal tlv-ewr?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on July 04, 2018, 02:00:15 PM
whats the baggage allowance for a lap infant on elal tlv-ewr?
10kg checked baggage
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 04, 2018, 02:00:59 PM
whats the baggage allowance for a lap infant on elal tlv-ewr?
10kg/22lbs
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elihak7 on July 05, 2018, 01:44:10 PM
10kg checked baggage
DO other airlines direct tlv- ewr  have diff allowances?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on July 07, 2018, 10:59:28 PM
hi, does anyone know if this carseat is FFA approuved ?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRFZ4/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

and if yes any advice ? (it's my first time with a carseat)

also i will buy this : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B9V1R2/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EJB on July 08, 2018, 06:01:43 AM
Anyone fly OS 767 J w a car seat? Do they let you use it for takeoff and landing
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elimmm on July 08, 2018, 07:20:20 AM
heard that alitalia can make prob if too many infants on flight (max 6??)
anyone ever heard of this happening?

thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 08, 2018, 07:31:51 AM
DO other airlines direct tlv- ewr  have diff allowances?
United allows the full 23kg/50lbs (as well as most Star Alliance carriers)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 08, 2018, 07:35:08 AM


heard that alitalia can make prob if too many infants on flight (max 10??)
anyone ever heard of this happening?

thanks

Ftfy
Yes. Scroll a bit upthread and you'll see plenty about it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elimmm on July 09, 2018, 01:46:50 PM

Ftfy
Yes. Scroll a bit upthread and you'll see plenty about it.

thanks- just trying to figure out how y'all were informed that they reached the max # of infants?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 09, 2018, 03:17:53 PM
thanks- just trying to figure out how y'all were informed that they reached the max # of infants?
Ask your TA to check if the INFT shows confirmed on all segments
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on July 09, 2018, 04:20:15 PM
thanks- just trying to figure out how y'all were informed that they reached the max # of infants?
chase called me back...
but def. make sure infant is confirmed
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elimmm on July 09, 2018, 05:40:47 PM
Ask your TA to check if the INFT shows confirmed on all segments
just called alitalia- they confirmed bassinet for longhaul, must i still call back to confirm shorthaul (no bassinet option, but i assume its all connected in their system)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on July 09, 2018, 06:21:36 PM
hi, does anyone know if this carseat is FFA approuved ?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRFZ4/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

and if yes any advice ? (it's my first time with a carseat)

also i will buy this : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004B9V1R2/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Anyone ?? BTW it will be JFK-TLV owith Elal ..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 09, 2018, 07:01:32 PM
just called alitalia- they confirmed bassinet for longhaul, must i still call back to confirm shorthaul (no bassinet option, but i assume its all connected in their system)
The rule about INFT limit has nothing to do with bassinets. It's applicable on both long haul and short haul.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on July 09, 2018, 07:03:06 PM
Anyone ?? BTW it will be JFK-TLV owith Elal ..
Look up the manual. It should say it there. Also, there should be a sticker on the side. Something along the lines of:"this carseat is approved for use on motor vehicles and aircraft".
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: elimmm on July 09, 2018, 07:18:37 PM
The rule about INFT limit has nothing to do with bassinets. It's applicable on both long haul and short haul.
i assume if inf is confirmed w bassinet that means their system has infant confirmed on flights
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on July 09, 2018, 07:33:32 PM
i assume if inf is confirmed w bassinet that means their system has infant confirmed on flights
On that segment, yes. Does not say anything about the other segments.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on July 09, 2018, 08:21:36 PM
Look up the manual. It should say it there. Also, there should be a sticker on the side. Something along the lines of:"this carseat is approved for use on motor vehicles and aircraft".

Don't have any more the manual, but ok will like in the carseat, thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on July 09, 2018, 08:39:29 PM
Don't have any more the manual, but ok will like in the carseat, thanks
You could look it up online.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on July 10, 2018, 06:18:48 PM
You could look it up online.

looks like it is FFA approved, lets hop that Elal will not make me any issue, thanks.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/C1A-ecrFNpS.pdf
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: @Yehuda on July 25, 2018, 08:24:15 AM
Has anyone tried the strap to connect a car seat to a carry on bag?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on July 25, 2018, 10:51:29 AM
Has anyone tried the strap to connect a car seat to a carry on bag?
Just used 1 in JFK a few weeks ago for toddler. Worked, but was a pain (figured had to try before spending $70 instead of $15).

Gave in and bought the real thing after getting to destination. Have it for the way home (in a few weeks) and will know if i made the right decision (I think I did).

Thinking about it now, it reminds me of when I made the same Cheshbon of justifying the Doona purchase (tried without, and made me hate flying lol).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: helpyouamdme on August 21, 2018, 03:20:46 PM
I booked on AC with an infant and I requested a bassinet, but AC is refusing to seat both parents at the bassinet seating (which is also a +seat) any suggestions what to do?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on August 21, 2018, 03:48:22 PM
any recommendations how to put an infant and toddler to sleep for a long flight? thinking of benadryl but unsure if theyll allow it on the plane
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Alexsei on August 21, 2018, 03:49:08 PM
any recommendations how to put an infant and toddler to sleep for a long flight? thinking of benadryl but unsure if theyll allow it on the plane
melatonin?> drammamine ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on August 21, 2018, 03:51:07 PM
melatonin?> drammamine ?
how long would it work for?
security would allow it thru?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: helpyouamdme on August 21, 2018, 03:52:07 PM
any recommendations how to put an infant and toddler to sleep for a long flight? thinking of benadryl but unsure if theyll allow it on the plane
why not allow it? put it in a small bottle
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: helpyouamdme on August 21, 2018, 03:53:01 PM
I booked on AC with an infant and I requested a bassinet, but AC is refusing to seat both parents at the bassinet seating (which is also a +seat) any suggestions what to do?
any suggestions what to do?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehuda57 on August 21, 2018, 03:56:58 PM
security would allow it thru?
Yes
"Medication in liquid form is allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 ounces in reasonable quantities for the flight. It is not necessary to place medically required liquids in a zip-top bag. However, you must tell the officer that you have medically necessary liquids at the start of the screening checkpoint process. Medically required liquids will be subjected to additional screening that could include being asked to open the container."

Regarding medication, speak to your doctor. If you do go with Benadryl, make sure to test it before the flight, as it can have the opposite affect, which is not something you want to find out on the flight.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chinagel on August 21, 2018, 04:06:39 PM
Yes
"Medication in liquid form is allowed in carry-on bags in excess of 3.4 ounces in reasonable quantities for the flight. It is not necessary to place medically required liquids in a zip-top bag. However, you must tell the officer that you have medically necessary liquids at the start of the screening checkpoint process. Medically required liquids will be subjected to additional screening that could include being asked to open the container."

Regarding medication, speak to your doctor. If you do go with Benadryl, make sure to test it before the flight, as it can have the opposite affect, which is not something you want to find out on the flight.
thanks, if the opposite were to happen i would be spending a lot more time on this thread
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=93205  :)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on August 21, 2018, 04:36:21 PM


Regarding medication, speak to your doctor. If you do go with Benadryl, make sure to test it before the flight, as it can have the opposite affect, which is not something you want to find out on the flight.
yep. Definitely. When I flew my 2 yo was wired from his Benadryl and slept for a total of half an hour on the 10.5 hour overnight flight to TLV. Safe to say the entire section was not happy we were on the flight(although we really tried everything possible).

Of course he second we got into the car at the airport he fell right asleep and slept he whole way.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nescafe on August 21, 2018, 07:27:17 PM
yep. Definitely. When I flew my 2 yo was wired from his Benadryl and slept for a total of half an hour on the 10.5 hour overnight flight to TLV. Safe to say the entire section was not happy we were on the flight(although we really tried everything possible).

Of course he second we got into the car at the airport he fell right asleep and slept he whole way.
Had the same story this week (maybe a bit better). Baby slept for 2 1/2 hours on a 7 hour flight & woke up in a crazy mood but was out cold as soon as we got out luggage and slept for 3-4 hours
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: helpyouamdme on August 21, 2018, 07:59:56 PM
I booked on AC with an infant and I requested a bassinet, but AC is refusing to seat both parents at the bassinet seating (which is also a +seat) any suggestions what to do?
On the way back i booked UA and they made no issue of seating both parents at the bassinet.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on August 22, 2018, 12:43:36 AM
Just used 1 in JFK a few weeks ago for toddler. Worked, but was a pain (figured had to try before spending $70 instead of $15).

Gave in and bought the real thing after getting to destination. Have it for the way home (in a few weeks) and will know if i made the right decision (I think I did).

Thinking about it now, it reminds me of when I made the same Cheshbon of justifying the Doona purchase (tried without, and made me hate flying lol).

Whatís the real thing?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on August 22, 2018, 12:45:22 AM
Whatís the real thing?
ďgogo babyz travelmateĒ (or similar).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Buruch on August 26, 2018, 04:42:02 PM
My son actually is just over 2, but my question relates to little kids. I have one pnr with 3 family members, and a second for just my 2 year old. Can they give me any problems with that? Should I call up to "link" the 2 pnrs, or just check in like everything is normal? I had to fudge his birthday to buy a ticket for just him without an adult on the PNR...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on October 21, 2018, 09:45:00 AM
Would you rent car seat from car rental place?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Zevi16 on October 21, 2018, 10:32:40 AM
I just rented from hertz in Phoenix. Car seat was wrapped in a plastic so I thought it was new.
It had stains across it. Food stuck in the buckle and it smelt bad. Got refunded for it at the end but was probably pretty unhygienic.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on October 21, 2018, 10:36:21 AM
I just rented from hertz in Phoenix. Car seat was wrapped in a plastic so I thought it was new.
It had stains across it. Food stuck in the buckle and it smelt bad. Got refunded for it at the end but was probably pretty unhygienic.
Interesting . Going to ord for the day and just wondering if it's worth schleping one askin .Especially since we didn't buy my daughter a seat
Title: Flying with infant
Post by: Zevi16 on October 21, 2018, 10:36:58 AM
Interesting . Going to ord for the day and just wondering if it's worth schleping one askin .Especially since we didn't buy my daughter a seat
Do you have a doona? Or if you are bringing a carriage can a car seat fit under it somehow?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on October 21, 2018, 10:40:45 AM
Do you have a doona? Or if you are bringing a carriage can a car seat fit under it somehow?
We actually just switched out of the doona . Maybe if she's still within the weight limits wellw just use that
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on November 08, 2018, 09:14:19 PM
Flying on AA to JFK-LHR, reservations said basinett is on first come first serve basis day of flight and cannot be reserved. But gate agent at airport wants us to pay for those cabin extra seats? Is that for real?

 Every other airlines I've flown with international gave basinett got free
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 159dallas on November 08, 2018, 11:56:32 PM
Flying on AA to JFK-LHR, reservations said basinett is on first come first serve basis day of flight and cannot be reserved. But gate agent at airport wants us to pay for those cabin extra seats? Is that for real?

 Every other airlines I've flown with international gave basinett got free

HUCA see what you get
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on November 09, 2018, 03:00:41 AM
Flying on AA to JFK-LHR, reservations said basinett is on first come first serve basis day of flight and cannot be reserved. But gate agent at airport wants us to pay for those cabin extra seats? Is that for real?

 Every other airlines I've flown with international gave basinett got free
seem to recall similar AAwful experience. with many HUCAs no results. On the plus side, I think their unofficial policy is to block out seat next to people with infants, which depending on your chilld's age, can be better..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Davidthebest on November 09, 2018, 11:20:11 AM
Hi all , I recently bought this car seat thru the main site
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRMAW/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Does anyone know have to reccomend a good  compatable carseat traveler for this car seat?
Or does anyone know if this would work ?
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/go-go-babyz-travelmate-car-seat-travel-stroller-toddler-car-seats-60-21-shipped-amazon/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on November 09, 2018, 02:14:14 PM
Hi all , I recently bought this car seat thru the main site
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O8RRMAW/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Does anyone know have to reccomend a good  compatable carseat traveler for this car seat?
Or does anyone know if this would work ?
https://www.dansdeals.com/shopping-deals/amazon/go-go-babyz-travelmate-car-seat-travel-stroller-toddler-car-seats-60-21-shipped-amazon/

That will work.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Davidthebest on November 09, 2018, 02:18:11 PM
That will work.
Thanks! Can you please post here the links to the MS where you posted about what you use in the airport ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on November 09, 2018, 02:18:57 PM
Thanks! Can you please post here the links to the MS where you posted about what you use in the airport ?
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/20-off-2017-uppababy-strollers-amazon-pishposh-baby-plus-current-airport-strategy-3-kids/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Davidthebest on November 10, 2018, 07:37:56 PM
That will work.
Do you reccomend this over the mini ?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D45BF6G/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jomaster28 on November 12, 2018, 04:13:12 PM
Flying from EWR to FLL on JetBlue with a 6 month old...I bought my daughter a ticket and we plan to use the Doona. Is there anything i need to know about taking a 6 month old on a flight? Do we need a Birth Cert?
I am reading about Foward/rear facing car seats...Is rear facing car seat better?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: am7734 on November 13, 2018, 09:32:46 AM
Flying from EWR to FLL on JetBlue with a 6 month old...I bought my daughter a ticket and we plan to use the Doona. Is there anything i need to know about taking a 6 month old on a flight? Do we need a Birth Cert?
I am reading about Foward/rear facing car seats...Is rear facing car seat better?
It's recommended that you give the child a bottle or pacifier during take off and landing to help with the pressure changes.
It is not unwise to take a BC but IME no one asks for it.
Generally accepted wisdom is that rear facing car seats are safer, keep in mind that some planes are so tight in Y that it can be difficult to have it rear facing
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jose34 on November 15, 2018, 07:24:19 PM
Best Stroller for Travel Is on Sale

GBPockit Compact Stroller $129


https://thepointsguy.com/news/best-stroller-for-travel-on-sale-amazon/
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on November 15, 2018, 10:25:39 PM
Best Stroller for Travel Is on Sale

GBPockit Compact Stroller $129


https://thepointsguy.com/news/best-stroller-for-travel-on-sale-amazon/


We have the version for a car seat and it's very flimsy

This one is the best IMO,  as it folds with 1 push into almost a carry on size and has a Pull handle, and can even hold an infant car seat with a separate strap no adapters needed

https://smile.amazon.com/Babyroues-Stroller-Airplane-Extendable-Lightweight/dp/B0792PWQK2
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yandmk on December 29, 2018, 04:39:02 PM
Anyone know if IB/BA/AA have bassinets in international business class?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on December 29, 2018, 04:41:31 PM
Anyone know if IB/BA/AA have bassinets in international business class?
I know IB has
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvtotravel on December 31, 2018, 02:59:47 PM
british is charging me 10% extra mileage for lap infant on domestic flight. dont add and call later? is this some thing new?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvtotravel on December 31, 2018, 03:03:00 PM
Flying from EWR to FLL on JetBlue with a 6 month old...I bought my daughter a ticket and we plan to use the Doona. Is there anything i need to know about taking a 6 month old on a flight? Do we need a Birth Cert?
I am reading about Foward/rear facing car seats...Is rear facing car seat better?
i used doona in y on jetblue. no issue. wasnt able to wheel doona on since everyones feet are always in the aisle but was able to at deplaning when no one was seated near aisle.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on December 31, 2018, 03:09:13 PM
Flying from EWR to FLL on JetBlue with a 6 month old...I bought my daughter a ticket and we plan to use the Doona. Is there anything i need to know about taking a 6 month old on a flight? Do we need a Birth Cert?
I am reading about Foward/rear facing car seats...Is rear facing car seat better?
Dont know if still necessary but i flew with 2 2m old babies on JBU all had to do was print out tickets for them TSA didn't check anything, didn't really seem that they cared!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Jeremiah on December 31, 2018, 03:11:41 PM
british is charging me 10% extra mileage for lap infant on domestic flight. dont add and call later? is this some thing new?
Always like that. Don't book and call AA after to add
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Yehudaa on December 31, 2018, 03:28:58 PM
Any way to know exactly how much United will charge for a lap infant on a specific points ticket? UA isn't showing the flight as available for revenue so I have no idea how much the cash ticket is, but it is available on points. Its a one-way on AC metal.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shmebeble on December 31, 2018, 04:41:29 PM
call united?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on January 02, 2019, 11:11:15 AM
any suggestions on how to entertain a 20m/o that doesn't include screen time?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 02, 2019, 11:40:48 AM
any suggestions on how to entertain a 20m/o that doesn't include screen time?
Sleeping pill lol!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on January 03, 2019, 01:03:22 PM
So if I am flying J from NYC-LAX round trip on AA with a lap infant are there any seats I should choose that will make it more comfortable with my infant like more room to place her somewhere with car seat; are the very front seats better or may be last seats in J class?

which brings me to next question will they let me bring car seat for lap infant; because its a j ticket do they give more leeway? or it all depends on gate agent?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 03, 2019, 01:11:21 PM
So if I am flying J from NYC-LAX round trip on AA with a lap infant are there any seats I should choose that will make it more comfortable with my infant like more room to place her somewhere with car seat; are the very front seats better or may be last seats in J class?

which brings me to next question will they let me bring car seat for lap infant; because its a j ticket do they give more leeway? or it all depends on gate agent?
I flew JB they didn't and i had the 1st 2 seats, the GA and head stewardess both said that u need a separate seat to fly with car seat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on January 03, 2019, 05:27:35 PM
I flew JB they didn't and i had the 1st 2 seats, the GA and head stewardess both said that u need a separate seat to fly with car seat.

Im hoping AA is different?

also which J seats are best to grab for lap infant?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 03, 2019, 05:38:41 PM
Im hoping AA is different?

also which J seats are best to grab for lap infant?
I would assume front row so u have floor space, they also didn't let me sit with my wife in the same row on the same side (we each held 1 baby)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on January 03, 2019, 05:40:12 PM
Im hoping AA is different?

also which J seats are best to grab for lap infant?
Bulkhead
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidd75 on January 04, 2019, 09:15:25 AM
I would assume front row so u have floor space, they also didn't let me sit with my wife in the same row on the same side (we each held 1 baby)
what do you mean by that you did not pick your seats beforehand?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gozalim on January 04, 2019, 09:16:58 AM
what do you mean by that you did not pick your seats beforehand?
there is only one extra oxygen mask per row, so only one lap baby per row
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 04, 2019, 09:44:51 AM
Looks like they got their way after all!!!!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on January 10, 2019, 08:10:49 AM
any suggestions on how to entertain a 20m/o that doesn't include screen time?
good luck with that!!
Brought baby head phones to play music. Toys books nosh.. but nothing is guaranteed lol.

Nothing worked for me and it was one hell of a flight. Literally. I think my entire section was ready to kill me. And we really tried everything- didnít just sit and watch my kid scream like some other parents on the plane did.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on January 10, 2019, 09:56:52 AM
good luck with that!!
Brought baby head phones to play music. Toys books nosh.. but nothing is guaranteed lol.

Nothing worked for me and it was one hell of a flight. Literally. I think my entire section was ready to kill me. And we really tried everything- didnít just sit and watch my kid scream like some other parents on the plane did.
Sometimes that works better to calm the kids down.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on January 10, 2019, 10:00:36 AM
good luck with that!!
Brought baby head phones to play music. Toys books nosh.. but nothing is guaranteed lol.

Nothing worked for me and it was one hell of a flight. Literally. I think my entire section was ready to kill me. And we really tried everything- didnít just sit and watch my kid scream like some other parents on the plane did.
thanks. i bought the headband style headphones.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on January 10, 2019, 10:21:31 AM
Sometimes that works better to calm the kids down.
trust me. Tried that for a while too. Didnít help at all.
To make things worse we tried Benadryl and it had an adverse effect. If you do try that make sure you test it it a couple of times beforehand.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 10, 2019, 10:50:57 AM
good luck with that!!
Brought baby head phones to play music. Toys books nosh.. but nothing is guaranteed lol.

Nothing worked for me and it was one hell of a flight. Literally. I think my entire section was ready to kill me. And we really tried everything- didnít just sit and watch my kid scream like some other parents on the plane did.
How old is your kid? Had that with 1 of my 3m old, she wouldn't shut up ( and she really has a load voice) and the stewardess was absolutely no help she kept telling us "y dontya quite her down people are trying to relax here"....
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 15, 2019, 02:08:47 PM
Any recommendations on a good  diaper travel bag?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gubevo18 on January 15, 2019, 02:11:57 PM
Any recommendations on a good  diaper travel bag?
big. Lots of pockets. A Plus if it comes with a changing pad. Otherwise not much else makes a difference
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 15, 2019, 02:13:32 PM
big. Lots of pockets. A Plus if it comes with a changing pad. Otherwise not much else makes a difference
Link or product name?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on January 15, 2019, 02:35:29 PM
Is Dadgearbag worth the money?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yn27 on January 22, 2019, 11:09:16 AM
Does anyone have any experience using the GOGO Babyz luggage strap ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068IGSHM/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) as opposed to the Carseat cart?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on January 22, 2019, 11:19:34 AM
Does anyone have any experience using the GOGO Babyz luggage strap ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068IGSHM/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1) as opposed to the Carseat cart?
Just used 1 in JFK a few weeks ago for toddler. Worked, but was a pain (figured had to try before spending $70 instead of $15).

Gave in and bought the real thing after getting to destination. Have it for the way home (in a few weeks) and will know if i made the right decision (I think I did).

Thinking about it now, it reminds me of when I made the same Cheshbon of justifying the Doona purchase (tried without, and made me hate flying lol).
Was totally worth the extra cost.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yn27 on January 22, 2019, 11:21:11 AM
Was totally worth the extra cost.
Good to know thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on January 22, 2019, 12:05:22 PM
I used a regular luggage strap to attach car seat to stroller and sat my daughter in car seat. Worked out well
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on February 25, 2019, 10:12:21 PM
i remember seeing someone posting a yoyo knockoff on aliexpress. anyone have any insight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yelped on February 25, 2019, 11:51:14 PM
i remember seeing someone posting a yoyo knockoff on aliexpress. anyone have any insight?
I messaged a couple of them on AliExpress. According to them it's certified for use in cars in the US (take that with a grain of salt), but not by the FAA for use in airplanes. So some airlines, or rather FAs may not let you on the plane with it. I didn't buy any in the end. Will just have to schlep with a regular stroller/car seat combo later this week.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 26, 2019, 12:34:20 AM
we had a very hard time with a knockoff Doona on TK...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on February 26, 2019, 02:53:24 PM
I messaged a couple of them on AliExpress. According to them it's certified for use in cars in the US (take that with a grain of salt), but not by the FAA for use in airplanes. So some airlines, or rather FAs may not let you on the plane with it. I didn't buy any in the end. Will just have to schlep with a regular stroller/car seat combo later this week.
I wouldn't be using the car seat on the plane. It would just be a stroller so I don't have to wait after the flight
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 27, 2019, 08:15:07 PM
Would tsa let me thru with baby jars over 100ml?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: nescafe on February 27, 2019, 08:46:51 PM
Would tsa let me thru with baby jars over 100ml?
I believe they let you thru with baby food, although they do have some sort of test that they do
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 27, 2019, 09:03:55 PM
Would tsa let me thru with baby jars over 100ml?
I just posted this in another thread. They've never given me issues, even for water bottles, although they typically do and extra screening on the bag and a swab test as mentioned below.
I believe they let you thru with baby food, although they do have some sort of test that they do
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: joey89 on February 27, 2019, 09:10:34 PM
I just posted this in another thread. They've never given me issues, even for water bottles, although they typically do and extra screening on the bag and a swab test as mentioned below.
+1, never had an issue with bottles or baby food/apple sauce. Just tell the TSA agent and they will swab it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 27, 2019, 09:13:57 PM
I just posted this in another thread. They've never given me issues, even for water bottles, although they typically do and extra screening on the bag and a swab test as mentioned below.
I saw that reply wasn't sure if baby jars are the same as water bottles...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 27, 2019, 09:14:32 PM
+1, never had an issue with bottles or baby food/apple sauce. Just tell the TSA agent and they will swab it.
I just posted this in another thread. They've never given me issues, even for water bottles, although they typically do and extra screening on the bag and a swab test as mentioned below.
I believe they let you thru with baby food, although they do have some sort of test that they do
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 27, 2019, 09:16:10 PM
I saw that reply wasn't sure if baby jars are the same as water bottles...
I never brought glass, but I can tell you, I flew 35 flights or so with my kid before he was 2. I never once had an issue with bottles, water in any container, baby food etc
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on February 28, 2019, 10:49:51 AM
I once brought a chocolate leben for LO at around age 2.  Just required a bit more testing on ME, maybe a swab of the leben.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 28, 2019, 03:05:25 PM
Tsa pre was a breeze with kids they didn't open anything or even check they just check the water bottles.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gozalim on February 28, 2019, 03:44:52 PM
I once brought a chocolate leben for LO at around age 2.  Just required a bit more testing on ME, maybe a swab of the leben.
i've had them give me problem with the 'larger' leben cup
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on February 28, 2019, 06:01:26 PM
i've had them give me problem with the 'larger' leben cup
Yes, I was talking about the 6 oz cup, before the days of the squeeze pouch.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: gozalim on February 28, 2019, 08:01:45 PM
Yes, I was talking about the 6 oz cup, before the days of the squeeze pouch.
likewise. I had better luck with the pouches
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzgar on February 28, 2019, 11:54:22 PM
Never had issues, even with one kid and water+juice+Powerade etc. Just extra screening
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvisrael on March 26, 2019, 11:19:39 PM
Can I bring a Carseat ( Gate checked) for my 3 year old on United domestic? On the website it says up to two year of age...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on March 27, 2019, 12:49:41 AM
I booked an Austrian Airlines ticket through UR chase points and i would like to add a lap infant. Chase says they don't have the ability to add an infant and Austrian says it has been been done through the travel agency. I've spoken to multiple agents and supervisors on both sides with no luck. I had done this many times in the past with chase but now they don't let. Anyone have any ideas for me? Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on March 27, 2019, 02:23:35 PM
Interesting, I did it through them a couple months ago....
I'm on hold with a similar situation- https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1864.735- will update when I (hopefully) finish
but a travel agent (pm for reccomendation  ;) ) could book it for you and you might be able to attach it to your reservation by calling the airline
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Aron27 on March 27, 2019, 03:00:08 PM
Interesting, I did it through them a couple months ago....
I'm on hold with a similar situation- https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1864.735- will update when I (hopefully) finish
but a travel agent (pm for reccomendation  ;) ) could book it for you and you might be able to attach it to your reservation by calling the airline
It could be since chase switched to expedia they have a different system.
I ended up calling Austrian Airlines israel branch and they were able to add an infant to a travel agents booking no problem. Something that the US line refused to do it. Even after speaking to 3 agent and a supervisor. Different dept different rules.. Maybe try a different service desk.. Good luck.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on March 27, 2019, 03:20:36 PM
I also booked post expedia
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on March 27, 2019, 03:22:03 PM
israelis tend to be looser about rules, when they feel like it. My situation is a little more complicated, I might have tried that, but hopefully, it is almost too late...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chff on March 27, 2019, 04:28:23 PM
israelis tend to be looser about rules, when they feel like it. My situation is a little more complicated, I might have tried that, but hopefully, it is almost too late...

I don't think is because of the rules - it's just that they are used to this. Took me 40 minutes to check-in with a baby @ JFK & 5 minutes @ TLV. Reason Elal blocks seats for Babies, while most other airlines don't bother and are just "airport only first come".
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on March 27, 2019, 05:09:15 PM
It's not limited to babies- any time I have booked through chase (or any third party) I have been told for almost any request, "you need to go through your travel agent"
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on March 27, 2019, 05:25:15 PM
Anybody know the baggage allowance for a lap infant on AA LON - NYC? & once Iím on the topic does AA have a carryon weight limit?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on March 27, 2019, 05:57:25 PM
Anybody know the baggage allowance for a lap infant on AA LON - NYC? & once Iím on the topic does AA have a carryon weight limit?
It seems like only a diaper bag. They do not seem to have a published weight limit
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on March 27, 2019, 09:27:14 PM
Can I bring a Carseat ( Gate checked) for my 3 year old on United domestic? On the website it says up to two year of age...
Is there a reason you don't want to use it on the plane?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2019, 11:05:34 AM
Had the worst infant flying experience to date yesterday. @rockstar can tell you all about it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 13, 2019, 11:09:47 AM
Had the worst infant flying experience to date yesterday. @rockstar can tell you all about it.
it just was a bad day for kids we had a miserable experience with AF (im taking nasty)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on June 13, 2019, 11:28:47 AM
Anyone know what's the actual rule to fly with a 4 weeks newborn ?
The birth certificate didn't came yet ...

Will be on a regular airline (United/DL/AA/JetBlue)

NYC - FL

Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: shapsam on June 13, 2019, 11:30:24 AM
Anyone know what's the actual rule to fly with a 4 weeks newborn ?
The birth certificate didn't came yet ...

Will be on a regular airline (United/DL/AA/JetBlue)

NYC - FL

Thanks
You don't need to show a birth certificate when flying these airlines, different story for Southwest though.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 13, 2019, 11:34:55 AM
Anyone know what's the actual rule to fly with a 4 weeks newborn ?
The birth certificate didn't came yet ...

Will be on a regular airline (United/DL/AA/JetBlue)

NYC - FL

Thanks
they didn't ask me anything no documents at all
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 13, 2019, 11:35:32 AM
You don't need to show a birth certificate when flying these airlines, different story for Southwest though.
Flew B6 without showing anything
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on June 13, 2019, 12:02:41 PM
You don't need to show a birth certificate when flying these airlines, different story for Southwest though.
they didn't ask me anything no documents at all

So only need to call the airlines to add the infant, and then to show up at the airport .. ok thanks !!

Flew B6 without showing anything

B6 ?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 13, 2019, 12:04:09 PM
So only need to call the airlines to add the infant, and then to show up at the airport .. ok thanks !!

B6 ?
yes, jet blue
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Pad18 on June 13, 2019, 12:16:10 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on June 24, 2019, 08:56:16 AM
I bought my 1.5yo a seat flying elal booked with Qantas
We are bringing his car seat for him to sit in, however there are no window seats available

From what I know a car seat must be in a window seat for safety reasons, any idea if this can cause us issues? Is it worth calling to have them somehow put us in a Windows seat or is it a waste if time?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 24, 2019, 12:17:13 PM
I bought my 1.5yo a seat flying elal booked with Qantas
We are bringing his car seat for him to sit in, however there are no window seats available

From what I know a car seat must be in a window seat for safety reasons, any idea if this can cause us issues? Is it worth calling to have them somehow put us in a Windows seat or is it a waste if time?
try switching seats on the plane
 i have never had any problems
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chff on June 24, 2019, 12:30:34 PM
I bought my 1.5yo a seat flying elal booked with Qantas
We are bringing his car seat for him to sit in, however there are no window seats available

From what I know a car seat must be in a window seat for safety reasons, any idea if this can cause us issues? Is it worth calling to have them somehow put us in a Windows seat or is it a waste if time?
There might be some seats blocked. Try calling Elal (or Whatsapp in Hebrew). Was your infant booked as infant or child?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on June 24, 2019, 12:47:57 PM
There might be some seats blocked. Try calling Elal (or Whatsapp in Hebrew). Was your infant booked as infant or child?

Booked as a child with his own seat. There are many blocked seats so I sent them WhatsApp to put us in those.

Interestingly, I found on elal website that car seats are allowed in the middle seats of the middle section
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on June 24, 2019, 12:53:06 PM
Booked as a child with his own seat. There are many blocked seats so I sent them WhatsApp to put us in those.

Interestingly, I found on elal website that car seats are allowed in the middle seats of the middle section
because there is aisle access from both sides the reason they require the window is in case of emergency the car seat shouldn't block u from getting out.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chff on June 24, 2019, 12:53:57 PM
Booked as a child with his own seat. There are many blocked seats so I sent them WhatsApp to put us in those.

Interestingly, I found on elal website that car seats are allowed in the middle seats of the middle section

Whats your flight & date?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KidOOO on June 24, 2019, 05:20:06 PM
because there is aisle access from both sides the reason they require the window is in case of emergency the car seat shouldn't block u from getting out.

Yes makes sense, just never saw it spelled out until now
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bendor on July 28, 2019, 12:55:10 PM
Flying on United with infant, has his own seat.
Looking to check a stroller (in a box) at check-in, and check another one at the gate.
Any one have any experience? Twitter agents still haven't gotten back to me  :(
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2019, 01:01:51 PM
Flying on United with infant, has his own seat.
Looking to check a stroller (in a box) at check-in, and check another one at the gate.
Any one have any experience? Twitter agents still haven't gotten back to me  :(
It's fine.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bendor on July 28, 2019, 02:26:11 PM
It's fine.
I forgot to mention that they're both full size..
Hope it works out in our case as well!  ;D
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: iluv2travel on July 30, 2019, 10:34:08 AM
I booked an under 2 year old a business class seat on Elal with Qantas (will be 20 - 21 months old at time of flying).  Not sure they allow car seats in those seats, but if they do, should I bring it or rather just lay the seat down flat and put baby to sleep in it like a bed/crib?  It's the night flight so I'm hoping the kid will sleep a good portion of it.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on July 30, 2019, 10:54:06 AM
Will JetBlue allow a doona in the window seat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bachhere on July 30, 2019, 11:18:07 AM
I booked an under 2 year old a business class seat on Elal with Qantas (will be 20 - 21 months old at time of flying).  Not sure they allow car seats in those seats, but if they do, should I bring it or rather just lay the seat down flat and put baby to sleep in it like a bed/crib?  It's the night flight so I'm hoping the kid will sleep a good portion of it.

If it's on the 787, then the Business class seats aren't wide enough for a car seat...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on July 30, 2019, 11:21:44 AM
Will JetBlue allow a doona in the window seat?
I have defiantly taken a doona (X2) on many domestic flights, trying to remember if any were on B6
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on July 30, 2019, 11:47:54 AM
Will JetBlue allow a doona in the window seat?
I've done it multiple times on B6 no problem
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on July 30, 2019, 11:49:06 AM
I've done it multiple times on B6 no problem
thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2019, 12:09:18 PM
If it's on the 787, then the Business class seats aren't wide enough for a car seat...
Nonsense.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2019, 12:09:42 PM
I booked an under 2 year old a business class seat on Elal with Qantas (will be 20 - 21 months old at time of flying).  Not sure they allow car seats in those seats, but if they do, should I bring it or rather just lay the seat down flat and put baby to sleep in it like a bed/crib?  It's the night flight so I'm hoping the kid will sleep a good portion of it.
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: iluv2travel on July 30, 2019, 12:23:25 PM
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.

Thanks. I think he will sleep better laying down anyway.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: iluv2travel on July 30, 2019, 12:24:40 PM
Nonsense.

Was wondering how that would even make sense. If it fits in an economy seat which I've done already then it surely fits in business. But anyway I think I'll skip it. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moisheyb on July 30, 2019, 01:01:59 PM
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.
Any flights to israel in business that you can put a car seat in?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bachhere on July 30, 2019, 02:33:50 PM
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on July 30, 2019, 04:41:48 PM
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: bachhere on July 30, 2019, 04:48:05 PM
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead

I booked with Qantas and chose the bulkhead seats (PE).
Once the baby comes around I'll call up to add (Qantas only charges the tax).

Hope that will work.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2019, 04:49:58 PM
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?
Bassinet is only for small infants. Also it isn't safe.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on July 30, 2019, 04:50:33 PM
Any flights to israel in business that you can put a car seat in?
I'm 4/4 in UA Polaris, though on one leg I had to guilt trip the FA.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on July 30, 2019, 05:41:04 PM
If you booked a window seat and you have an empty seat next to you, you can put your car seat there without paying (infant ticket in the USA). Iíve done it multiple times with delta and Bh so far it always work. If itís a full flight you might want to get a window seat in the back and usually the last seats to be taken are the back middle.

We use the doona and itís been really great. Only thing is that (at least wonít the planes we had with delta) the doona doesnít fit in the aisle in economy so you have to carry it to your seat
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moisheyb on July 30, 2019, 05:45:29 PM
I'm 4/4 in UA Polaris, though on one leg I had to guilt trip the FA.
787 and 777-300?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: ushdadude on July 30, 2019, 06:07:35 PM
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead


and car seat is safer if there is turbulence
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: iluv2travel on July 30, 2019, 06:37:14 PM
If you booked a window seat and you have an empty seat next to you, you can put your car seat there without paying (infant ticket in the USA). Iíve done it multiple times with delta and Bh so far it always work. If itís a full flight you might want to get a window seat in the back and usually the last seats to be taken are the back middle.

We use the doona and itís been really great. Only thing is that (at least wonít the planes we had with delta) the doona doesnít fit in the aisle in economy so you have to carry it to your seat
This works if you book economy. I booked business and I'm not having 21 month old in my lap for that many hours, ain't gonna work for me. So I splurged by getting him his own seat. But honestly I feel like I got a bargain with the 44% Amex bonus.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moka on August 28, 2019, 08:29:56 PM
Booking a seat for a 1 year old.
Does clicking 2+ yrs old work or i need to call?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on August 28, 2019, 09:30:47 PM
Booking a seat for a 1 year old.
Does clicking 2+ yrs old work or i need to call?
Do 2+ and add a year to the DOB. No problem.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: yitzyul on September 13, 2019, 01:23:42 AM
Its been a loooong time since I traveled with an infant:)
Domestic....

1) Do I have to notify gate that i have infant/lap child or can I just board ? (No luggage)
2) Will gate check if extra available seat to allow me to bring car seat on airplane, (they used to always allow , just dunno if things changed?

TY
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: SSLPhD on September 13, 2019, 11:55:20 AM
Its been a loooong time since I traveled with an infant:)
Domestic....

1) Do I have to notify gate that i have infant/lap child or can I just board ? (No luggage)
2) Will gate check if extra available seat to allow me to bring car seat on airplane, (they used to always allow , just dunno if things changed?

TY
1) baby shouldn't be allowed past security without boarding pass in their name
2) what is the question?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on September 14, 2019, 03:59:49 PM

2) what is the question?
question is "is it worth bringing car seat to gate instead of checking at counter, on the chance they will allow him to bring it aboard and put his lap infant in the car seat in an empty seat"
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dave A on September 25, 2019, 04:07:16 PM
Before transferring miles to Avianca to book biz ticket on Austrian (ORD-TLV), I wanted to find out how much lap child would cost.  Avianca says I need to book lap child thru Austrian; Austrian says I need to book it thru Avianca.  Neither willing to tell me the cost, either.  Anyone experience a similar issue and have a workaround to get an infant booked?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on September 26, 2019, 01:50:38 AM
Before transferring miles to Avianca to book biz ticket on Austrian (ORD-TLV), I wanted to find out how much lap child would cost.  Avianca says I need to book lap child thru Austrian; Austrian says I need to book it thru Avianca.  Neither willing to tell me the cost, either.  Anyone experience a similar issue and have a workaround to get an infant booked?  Thanks!
Usually booked by ticketing airline, in this case avianca
Option 1 HUCA
Option 2 conference call 2 airlines and make them work it out
Option 3 book a dummy revenue ticket with infant and have them attach infant to award reservation
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on September 26, 2019, 01:54:06 AM
Option 3 May or may not require the help of a travel agent
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvisrael on October 03, 2019, 09:34:20 PM
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: MeirS on October 03, 2019, 09:47:34 PM
Can anyone advise please?

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=92037.msg2142834.msg#2142834
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 06, 2019, 12:46:34 PM
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F
any feedback on this?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvisrael on October 06, 2019, 02:02:57 PM
any feedback on this?
great reviews on Amazon
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on October 07, 2019, 04:26:08 PM
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F

I use one of these (diff random company from Amazon). Great item. Btw am I your friend??

any feedback on this?

Any specific question?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Luvisrael on October 07, 2019, 05:41:59 PM
I use one of these (diff random company from Amazon). Great item. Btw am I your friend??

maybe but not that one
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 13, 2019, 11:11:43 AM
Does JetBlue allow car seat in mint?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on October 13, 2019, 11:17:31 AM
Does JetBlue allow car seat in mint?
YMMV. It has airbag seatbelts, so even if the FA does allow it with a seatbelt extender, it may be difficult to properly secure a carseat. An infant carseat would be impossible.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 13, 2019, 02:25:08 PM
YMMV. It has airbag seatbelts, so even if the FA does allow it with a seatbelt extender, it may be difficult to properly secure a carseat. An infant carseat would be impossible.
I want to use the doona,will that work?
 What about on United j 757-200?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on October 16, 2019, 07:26:13 PM
Does anyone have experience with bringing an infant car seat on empty seat next to you for infant lap in Europe (Alitalia, Air Europa & Iberia specifically)?

We do it with Delta all the time. Hopefully will work there too
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 23, 2019, 03:29:36 AM
Just spotted a car seat in mint on jet blue. Asked the FA and they confirmed that they allow car seats by the window seats in mint.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 28, 2019, 10:38:26 AM
This is a txt conversation I had with jet blue:
Me:Are infant car seats allowed in a321 mint seat?
JB Rep: We will allow a car seat in our Mint seating as long as it meets the FAA requirements. A seatbelt extension may be required and can be given to you by our inflight crewmembers.
Me: So if the infant seat is FAA approved I should have no problem in a mint seat correct?
JB Rep: Yes, as long as the car seat/restraint system meets FAA requirements. A seat belt extension may be required in order to deactivate airbags.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2019, 10:42:20 AM
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 28, 2019, 10:55:37 AM
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
. Was on a flight last week and there was a car seat fastened in mint with an extender.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: 12HRS on October 28, 2019, 10:23:21 PM
booked "Baby" 12hrs for august LAX-SYD think that was a mistake?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2019, 10:30:45 PM
. Was on a flight last week and there was a car seat fastened in mint with an extender.
Read my post again.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on October 28, 2019, 10:35:25 PM
Read my post again.
Please explain.

I have a flight scheduled in 4 weeks in mint and I want to take my baby in a doona. I was on jet blue last week and saw someone  using a car seat in mint with an extender. I discussed it with the FA during the flight and everything seems as it could work perfectly.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on October 28, 2019, 10:41:05 PM
Please explain.
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EliJelly on October 30, 2019, 01:24:36 AM
I booked 3 basic economy seats on AA for me, my wife and my infant. I know they'll try to seat us together, (it's ahead in advance too) I just wonder if I will able to see our seat location ahead of the flight?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: cnmdude on October 30, 2019, 09:46:31 AM
Got a interesting question. I booked a flight to israel through virgin atlantic on chase points. I later realized I needed to add a infant to the ticket. I therefore called virgin atlantic fully expecting to pay 10% of one ticket.

So in this case the 1 passenger cost 738.96 so I expected to pay $73.8.
However the rep told me that it was 10% if the base fare of the flight plus taxes.

So the breakdown of my ticket was
 $738.96
Flight $240.00 + Taxes & Fees $498.96

However my sons ticket they told me was 29$ (as the base fare went up -i called 2 weeks after i booked mine) plus 150$ for taxes??
The rep couldnít answer my confusion so i just paid as i had to add my son to the ticket.

Have you ever heard of this, why are the taxes so high?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: lubaby on October 30, 2019, 11:21:14 AM
Got a interesting question. I booked a flight to israel through virgin atlantic on chase points. I later realized I needed to add a infant to the ticket. I therefore called virgin atlantic fully expecting to pay 10% of one ticket.

So in this case the 1 passenger cost 738.96 so I expected to pay $73.8.
However the rep told me that it was 10% if the base fare of the flight plus taxes.

So the breakdown of my ticket was
 $738.96
Flight $240.00 + Taxes & Fees $498.96

However my sons ticket they told me was 29$ (as the base fare went up -i called 2 weeks after i booked mine) plus 150$ for taxes??
The rep couldnít answer my confusion so i just paid as i had to add my son to the ticket.

Have you ever heard of this, why are the taxes so high?
That's normal. One of the Taxes/Fees the infant is paying is a $60 UK passenger facility fee (UB if you look at the tax breakdown).
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jose34 on December 09, 2019, 07:16:05 PM
Will the airline give a problem if I try to change a domestic infant name on a ticket?
I misspelled it by a few letters.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2019, 08:12:09 PM
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EliJelly on December 09, 2019, 09:17:34 PM
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
Oh didn't know that, and I'm flying this week with an infant. I used to shlep along the birth certificate every time..
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: davidrotts63 on December 10, 2019, 03:50:51 AM
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
If you don't want to pay for a seat on WN you do.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on December 11, 2019, 10:08:30 PM
Iím on Virgin Atlantic jfk-lhr final destination tlv, we came with the doona and went to our seat, an agent came and started asking about doona etc we are used to it so showed him the FAA sticker that itís approved so he said yes but itís not approved by European standard and finally I showed him the European certification but then he said that they donít allow any rear facing car seats! He actually showed us in his iPad something stating that and so did the chief of cabin. In the end they moved us to the front row with a bassinet.

Anyone ever heard of this? How does that make sense?? Our baby is 9 months old and according to both eu and us regulations he would need to be in a rear facing seat.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on December 12, 2019, 04:11:43 AM
Apperently it is written on their website. The guy on the plane said that it was a new regulation as of a few months ago. Still doesnít make sense to me since European countries also advise people to keep babies in rear facing seats for as long as possible and there are even countries in Europe where kids stay that way until 4 years old!

I love Virgin Atlantic, but unfortunately will not be flying with them again with a baby.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Abe10005 on December 12, 2019, 09:22:50 AM
Just curious did they give you the same issue on your LHR to TLV leg?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: chaaarvy on December 15, 2019, 05:34:15 PM
PSA: I flew with frozen milk in a bag, and the bag was pulled aside. The TSA agent said frozen things are officially allowed and if I put them separately in a bin, they'll go straight through.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Kobe bryent on December 15, 2019, 06:21:04 PM
Had no issues on IB, BA ,TK .
Does anyone have experience with bringing an infant car seat on empty seat next to you for infant lap in Europe (Alitalia, Air Europa & Iberia specifically)?

We do it with Delta all the time. Hopefully will work there too
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on December 15, 2019, 10:46:48 PM
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
Flew mint last week  with a doona and it worked out well. Seatbelt went across the infant seat over the handle it was securely fastened.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2019, 10:57:37 PM
Flew mint last week  with a doona and it worked out well. Seatbelt went across the infant seat over the handle it was securely fastened.
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on December 15, 2019, 11:07:36 PM
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
Tried it with both, the airbag seat belt and the extender. It was more secure with the regular airbag seatbelt then with the  extender. Sorry  No pix.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on December 15, 2019, 11:10:26 PM
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
It went over the bar and I made it very tight it couldnít move.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2019, 11:14:23 PM
Tried it with both, the airbag seat belt and the extender. It was more secure with the regular airbag seatbelt then with the  extender. Sorry  No pix.
Dangerous to use an airbag seatbelt on a carseat without the extender. Definitely against their policy.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Ekay on December 15, 2019, 11:46:07 PM
Dangerous to use an airbag seatbelt on a carseat without the extender. Definitely against their policy.
c
Can be done with extender as well.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on December 15, 2019, 11:47:07 PM
c
Can be done with extender as well.
This is what you need to do with an airbag seatbelt, but I hard a hard time properly securing with an extender.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: JuryDuty on December 21, 2019, 08:20:58 PM
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: EliJelly on December 21, 2019, 08:29:23 PM
Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Kobe bryent on December 21, 2019, 09:02:48 PM
Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.
Lol .so true
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on December 22, 2019, 06:59:16 AM
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
If you would rather fly direct, and the airline will give you a bassinet seat, do that.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on December 23, 2019, 03:00:39 PM
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
with out bassinet id rather fly with a stop and extra seat,

Its that age where they sleep more than they annoy but its still really annoying to hold a baby for 10h
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on December 23, 2019, 03:43:12 PM
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket

Dan urges a seat for safety.

Otherwise if youíre able to get bassinet Iíd def recommend flying direct.

Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.

 I fly with children a lot myself & have many friends in the same situation - some who fly direct & some stopover, Iíve never heard anybody enjoy a stopover with young children more than direct besides for the savings.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: jose34 on December 23, 2019, 05:43:42 PM
Dan urges a seat for safety.

Otherwise if youíre able to get bassinet Iíd def recommend flying direct.

 I fly with children a lot myself & have many friends in the same situation - some who fly direct & some stopover, Iíve never heard anybody enjoy a stopover with young children more than direct besides for the savings.
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on December 24, 2019, 02:04:26 AM
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.
+1
A stopover cann switch a nightmare to sweet dreams (though ny kids seem to always fell asleep just as we are landingfor the stopover
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on December 24, 2019, 11:27:29 AM
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.
+1
my twins love playing in lounges and turning over a very peaceful lounge at 7am when everyone is trying to relax ;D ;D
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on December 24, 2019, 12:45:23 PM
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.

OP was about a child under 2Ö Regardless Iíve heard that as well from ppl who wanted to save money - but if somebody were covering the difference theyíd sing a different tune.  Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

You canít predict what will happen with kids, Iíve had flights where they slept most of the flight & others where they slept one out of twelve. As he says -

 
+1
A stopover cann switch a nightmare to sweet dreams (though ny kids seem to always fell asleep just as we are landingfor the stopover

Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on December 24, 2019, 01:53:04 PM
covering the difference theyíd sing a different tune.  Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

allow me to introduce my wife....
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on December 24, 2019, 02:38:24 PM
Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

im right here ;D
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Hjay on December 24, 2019, 03:42:36 PM
allow me to introduce my wife....

Even with the kids falling asleep right before the stopover?!

im right here ;D

I guess we have more to discuss  ;)

Just curious how often do u guys fly a long (10+ Hour) flight with kids? Maybe youíll change me & save me some money at the same time
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on December 24, 2019, 04:08:13 PM


I guess we have more to discuss  ;)

Just curious how often do u guys fly a long (10+ Hour) flight with kids? Maybe youíll change me & save me some money at the same time
so I've flown to Israel a few times and then shorter flights like EU. it makes a huge diff how old the child is and don't forget i have twins which is 1000 worse, i always try to fly red eye. so when they are 0-6m i dont think it matters they pretty much slept thru any flight.
 now once they start realizing how much fun its to fly it gets crazy.
to name a few...

i flew with them to Israel when they were  like 10m, the way there was hard they couldn't sit still, jumping around waking everyone up, we stopped in BUD and they did what babies do best and slept for 5 solid hours on the flight to TLV, now coming back, the 4h flight to CDG was crazy the stewardess was holding 1 child pretty much the whole time  ??? , we had a nice stopover they ate, jumped around, yelled, etc .. from CDG to NY was awesome.

another time we flew direct from ny to tlv , it was prob the worst flight they were walking already so they kept running around, i bought iPads, kids headphones, toys, whatever u can think of all they wanted was to run around, coming home we made a stop, the 1st flight was crazy ( there were like 15 infants aboard it was like maternity wing at Maimonides with all the kids crying, 2nd flight was much better they slept very well.

for me personally id rather stop and let the kids go crazy ( i can also relax, get some work done) then fly direct. side note i fly business 98% of the time specially with my kids. 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on December 25, 2019, 02:31:40 AM
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket

Over the past 7 months we flew with our baby dozens of time and never paid for a separate seat and only once were we not able to bring the doona due to not finding two empty seats next to each other.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: JuryDuty on December 25, 2019, 08:56:09 AM
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tavster on January 30, 2020, 01:36:32 PM
Flying in a few weeks with my 15 month old kid. He will have his own seat. I've decided, for the first time, to take his car seat along. It's an $250+ Graco which I love.

I went to look for the sticker that says FAA approved.. only to find a red mention clearly saying that it is Not approved for use in aircrafts..

Isn't it strange that a premium car seat who be approved in cars but not in planes? I'm new to this
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: moka on January 30, 2020, 01:57:07 PM
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
see if you can get a bassinet seat. they will usually upgrade for free if its available.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on January 30, 2020, 03:54:23 PM
I just booked JFK-BOG with delta, was inquiring with the diamond desk about prices for infant (lap) if the adult ticket is bought with miles or paid, I was pleasantly surprised (or not) that if the adult was a paid ticket infant ticket would be a total of $134 but if adult is booked on miles it was 0 miles and $74.97.

Another experience Iíve had (though might not be too relevant for many here) is that when I came back from my last Eretz Yisroel trip with delta TLV-JFK I used a global upgrade certificate for myself and a few weeks later (a few days before the flight) I get a call from delta asking me to pay a few hundred $$$ on top of what we already paid since now it was a business class ticket and baby needs to pay 10% of the fare plus business class taxes!! Any argument that I used an upgrade certificate and didnít actually spend a cent on this didnít help. So I just moved my baby to my wifeís ticket who was in economy (we did it like this so baby can be in his car seat and we switched off mid-flight)
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: confu on February 02, 2020, 01:44:22 PM
I know this will get flak from team safety, but can you book an infant a seat and not bring a car seat on board (just hold by take off and landing/turbulence)?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: KSMH on February 02, 2020, 04:55:00 PM
I know this will get flak from team safety, but can you book an infant a seat and not bring a car seat on board (just hold by take off and landing/turbulence)?

Don't see why not but if seat belt sign is on, they might make you hold the baby. Some times sign can be on for big percentage of flight.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Naftuli19 on February 06, 2020, 11:59:39 AM
Need some advice...

Dw wife is going to Miami with my Under 2yo Twins and her sister and her 2 kids over 2yo, what would be the best way to book them award flights, im thinking either book 1 infant on wifes lap and 1 on her own seat ( i dont know if there is a way to do that aside from changing DOB)  or i can have 1 on wifes lap and 1 on SIL lap and just book 2 seats for my 2 nieces that are over 2.
Is there anyway to do this on separate reservations?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joel2 on February 20, 2020, 11:49:08 PM
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 20, 2020, 11:55:57 PM
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.
Rough age. they already are aware that they can walk around, but not old enough to understand why it's not allowed. I personally would go for economy and have a full 3 seats for my crew. While some might argue, seat for my kid> sitting in J, especially at that age.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joel2 on February 21, 2020, 12:39:38 AM
Rough age. they already are aware that they can walk around, but not old enough to understand why it's not allowed. I personally would go for economy and have a full 3 seats for my crew. While some might argue, seat for my kid> sitting in J, especially at that age.
Thx for the advice. Will keep that in mind. The truth is that it is a red eye flight, so the real question is where she will sleep better.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: tmendy226 on February 21, 2020, 12:54:55 AM
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.

When we flew TLV-JFK we booked one seat in economy and one business and we switched off a couple of times. baby got his seat and we were able to get some sleep as well. on a 12+ hour flight it was the best option for us.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2020, 12:58:07 AM
Thx for the advice. Will keep that in mind. The truth is that it is a red eye flight, so the real question is where she will sleep better.
Own seat, no question.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Joel2 on February 21, 2020, 12:58:15 AM
When we flew TLV-JFK we booked one seat in economy and one business and we switched off a couple of times. baby got his seat and we were able to get some sleep as well. on a 12+ hour flight it was the best option for us.
Was actually thinking about this option. But it felt a little weird to me to fly separately. It is probably the best option though as we are flying to FCO 
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 21, 2020, 11:10:06 AM
Thx for the advice. Will keep that in mind. The truth is that it is a red eye flight, so the real question is where she will sleep better.
Own seat, no question.
(https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji1369.png)+1. Whether you want to split up is up to you, I probably wouldn't personally, but to each their own. Just make sure you bring along a good car seat your kid can shloof in.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: stooges44 on February 21, 2020, 11:19:06 AM
Do you need to add a lap child during the main booking or can it be added later?
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: as2 on February 21, 2020, 11:20:29 AM
Do you need to add a lap child during the main booking or can it be added later?
Not sure if it's same for every airline, but IME you can add whenever. Keep in mind though, when you're paying a percentage of the fare, it goes based on market price, not the price you paid.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: stooges44 on February 21, 2020, 11:24:51 AM
Not sure if it's same for every airline, but IME you can add whenever. Keep in mind though, when you're paying a percentage of the fare, it goes based on market price, not the price you paid.

Thanks, it's for delta and domestic so it should be $0
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: Dan on February 21, 2020, 11:28:10 AM
Thanks, it's for delta and domestic so it should be $0
Any time.
Title: Re: Flying with infant
Post by: flyingace on March 13, 2020, 11:15:10 AM
I booked a RT on United with an infant turning two mid trip. I entered for a 2-4 year old in the search box and his birthday. Upon booking it put him into the under two with a seat category and charged half the adult price. Is this a problem?