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    FAA Links for info on using car seats:
    September 2015 advisory -
http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_120-87C.pdf
Regulatory Requirements Regarding Accommodation of Child Restraint Systems http://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/info/all_infos/media/2009/info09002.pdf


Earning mileage: Infants (who don't pay for a full ticket) are not eligible to earn miles.

Luggage: Some people report that their friend or parent flew and got lucky. However, it's best to check with the Airline (on their website or calling them), BEFORE packing your suitcases. Here are some helpful links, plus a summary of baggage allowed for lap infants.
Child paying 10% of fare can check a small suitecase up to 10kg/20lb. Child paying 50%+ of adult fare can check standard baggage allowance (one full size suitcase 23kg/50lb) both are +stroller and car seat. One carry on + booster or infant seat + pump and cooler
1 chacked bag at same rate as adults first bag + 1 stroller + 1 car seat. 1 carry-on diaper bag per child is allowed + pump + milk cooler + (stroller??)
1 stroller + 1 carseat. carry on: diaper bag, pump, carry one size stroller, carseat
1 checked bag up to 50lb/23kg. 1 stroller 1 carseat. 1 carry on up to 13lb/6kg or a carry on size stroller
  • BA
1 checked bag 50lbs/23kg + two of the following: stroller,car/booster seat,travel cot,babyack carrier. 1 extra carryon bag.
  • ElAL
1 checked bag 50lb/23kg. 1 stroller or car seat. NO carry on. (its not like their makpid these days any way  :))
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Proof: Some airlines require proof of age. Rather bring along some kind of proof, and not get stuck because of an gate agent or TSA guard that had a bad day.

Infants are cute.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1160 on: April 05, 2024, 02:00:55 AM »
booked delta through air france and each side was clueless.
Interesting.
The only ones usually bothering with such stuff and car seats are Americans.
Interesting that Delta didn't know.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1161 on: April 07, 2024, 04:31:19 AM »
You can always purchase the ticket for the infant in Y, and both adults in J. I doubt they would make an issue with the child on the parents lap in J besides for takeoff and landing.... and if they do, 1 ADT can be in Y

pretty sure on most (all?) you need to have an adult seated next to any minor (under 12/14/16??), unless you pay for UM (which they prob dont offer anyway for 2 yr olds)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1162 on: April 07, 2024, 04:43:21 AM »
pretty sure on most (all?) you need to have an adult seated next to any minor (under 12/14/16??), unless you pay for UM (which they prob dont offer anyway for 2 yr olds)
Correct, so UM is from 2 until 14-16 typically, depending the airline (careful when booking codeshare).
The UM obviously would not be allowed having his own infant, and I believe that the age of one being allowed to have an infant attached, is the max UM age + 1.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1163 on: April 07, 2024, 06:00:42 AM »
So I dont see how you could buy the seat for a 2yr old in Y...

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1164 on: April 10, 2024, 07:44:38 PM »
Will AA give me a bassinet for an infant in seat 20D on a 787?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1165 on: April 10, 2024, 09:48:16 PM »
Booked Delta with Air France miles from Europe to NYC, how do I add a lap infant with Delta or Air France? How much would it be?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1166 on: April 11, 2024, 01:53:35 AM »
Booked Delta with Air France miles from Europe to NYC, how do I add a lap infant with Delta or Air France? How much would it be?
Either 10% or tax.. each airline and depending where you go, will be different.  Call and ask to add infant and see what they say.

See the wiki. Though don't know how up to date it is
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1167 on: May 07, 2024, 12:18:44 PM »
Flying with 2 kids and a double stroller. I have a 55 minute connection. If there is a delay in the stroller coming up to the jetbridge causing me to miss my connection is the airline responsible to rebook? (United to ATH connecting Aegean to TLV)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1168 on: June 04, 2024, 11:21:12 AM »
Anyone know if these are allowed on elal https://www.amazon.com/BleuWhisk-Inflatable-Toddler-Travel-Bed/dp/B0BNKNFW15

Flying with 3 kids  ;D
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1169 on: June 04, 2024, 12:23:25 PM »
You can probably buy 2 seats in Business and 1 in economy and keep the baby with you.
Did that on TK once  ;)
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1170 on: June 04, 2024, 12:26:27 PM »
Anyone know if these are allowed on elal https://www.amazon.com/BleuWhisk-Inflatable-Toddler-Travel-Bed/dp/B0BNKNFW15

Flying with 3 kids  ;D
Allowed as in they will allow it on the plane? I've flown multiple times with fam members that used these
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1171 on: June 04, 2024, 12:35:36 PM »
Anyone know if these are allowed on elal https://www.amazon.com/BleuWhisk-Inflatable-Toddler-Travel-Bed/dp/B0BNKNFW15

Flying with 3 kids  ;D
We used one on El Al in November/December. No one said anything to us.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1172 on: June 04, 2024, 02:38:59 PM »
We used one on El Al in November/December. No one said anything to us.

Thanks! Any recommendation for which brand to use?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1173 on: July 08, 2024, 01:38:51 PM »
If I have two kids in Doonas, what is the best seat arrangement with me, my wife and the kids? Can I have two Doonas in one row?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1174 on: July 08, 2024, 04:47:19 PM »
If I have two kids in Doonas, what is the best seat arrangement with me, my wife and the kids? Can I have two Doonas in one row?
Which Airline? Which Aircraft?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1175 on: July 08, 2024, 04:51:37 PM »
Which Airline? Which Aircraft?
I don't have a ticket booked yet. It would be domestic so assuming United or American.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1176 on: July 08, 2024, 11:05:09 PM »
If I have two kids in Doonas, what is the best seat arrangement with me, my wife and the kids? Can I have two Doonas in one row?

Generally car seats have to go in a window seat because if they are in a middle or aisle seat the person in the window seat can't get out' not sure if they would let 2 next to each other (ie: window and middle seat). If the plane has 2 2 configuration you should be good but many domestic I've been on (excluding regional) are 3 3. Look at the seat map of the plane you are booking (you can see it when searching before you select the flight).