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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #105 on: July 09, 2012, 11:48:20 PM »
Me'Inyan L'Inyan B'Oso Inyan:
I have award flight booked with QF. I got my infant an award ticket as well, because the price of an infant ticket with QF is absurd. Now, QF is telling me that I can't reserve a bassinet, because baby is booked on award ticket instead of infant ticket.
Any ideas?

Keep calling esp. within 24 hours of flight. If not, get to the airport really early. It's worth it.

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #106 on: July 09, 2012, 11:53:55 PM »
It's worth it.
At 5 months the bassinet was too small for my son.  Carseat OTOH still works like a charm at 1 year old.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #107 on: July 10, 2012, 12:19:29 AM »
How big is/was Rafi?
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #108 on: July 10, 2012, 12:22:16 AM »
Lol...how old is the infant anyway?
Will be around 5 months old.
At 5 months the bassinet was too small for my son.  Carseat OTOH still works like a charm at 1 year old.
QF international bassinets are for children until 18 months, so I assume that they are quite large.
[As opposed to QF domestic which is only until 6 months.]
The QF rep suggested I take a car seat, but I am wary about the shlep... We are dealing with several children, 3 segments, trans-pacific.

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #109 on: July 10, 2012, 12:25:20 AM »
To me would be a no brainer to bring the car seat.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #110 on: July 10, 2012, 12:27:16 AM »
To me would be a no brainer to bring the car seat.
+1.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #111 on: July 10, 2012, 12:28:24 AM »
Will be around 5 months old.QF international bassinets are for children until 18 months, so I assume that they are quite large.
[As opposed to QF domestic which is only until 6 months.]
I wouldn't assume that, though it depends on the size of your infant I suppose.
Rafi fit inside at 5 months, he just couldn't sleep in it like he could in a carseat.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #112 on: July 10, 2012, 07:14:16 PM »
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #113 on: July 10, 2012, 07:44:09 PM »
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.
Cool!
Picture?
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #114 on: July 10, 2012, 08:41:50 PM »
Cool!
Picture?

This is when my daughter was 8 months. I don't have of other trips as I'm really bad with taking pics. We've traveled for 5 siblings weddings since we got married and I don't think we took a camera once!

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #115 on: July 10, 2012, 10:50:56 PM »
My son and daughter both fit in a qantas bassinet at 12 months. They slept majority of flight to and from Australia. They are large. Best part about them is that because they have a seat-belt they don't make you take out baby during turbulence.
Is the seatbelt a new thing?  Don't remember there being one when I flew with my baby.

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #116 on: July 11, 2012, 01:07:21 PM »
i just flew from lga to pbi with an infant and had no problem gat checking the snap and go with a car seat

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #117 on: July 11, 2012, 01:37:01 PM »

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

I've flown on 27 segments with an overweight/oversized stroller on AA, B6, CO, HA, UA, WN, and WP and never have had an issue.
JFK TSA STROLLER ALERT: tsa sent my sister back to check in because her stroller was too big/heavy!

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Re: Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #118 on: July 11, 2012, 01:41:36 PM »
i just flew from lga to pbi with an infant and had no problem gat checking the snap and go with a car seat

Of course not, weighs less than twenty pounds
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Re: Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #119 on: July 11, 2012, 01:53:11 PM »

Of course not, weighs less than twenty pounds

Together? I have the Snugride 22 and the Snugrider and they combine for 20 lbs even (12.5 + 7.5). With the larger 30 or higher versions you'd be over 20.