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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #135 on: July 31, 2012, 10:32:28 PM »
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

That's pretty nice. What if your trip is for a month? Is there a time limit?
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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #136 on: July 31, 2012, 11:41:56 PM »
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

I remember reading somewhere that with AA if an infant turns 2 after the first leg they'll provide a seat for the rest of the trip.

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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #137 on: August 01, 2012, 12:08:28 AM »
If an infant turns 2 during a trip, that means the infant is under 2 years old on the outbound but will be over 2 years old on the return, then BA allows you to fly as an  "infant in lap fare", without paying for a seat, EVEN for the return.
Does anybody know which (if any) other airlines have this policy?

Link?
I remember reading somewhere that with AA if an infant turns 2 after the first leg they'll provide a seat for the rest of the trip.
I believe it has been discussed.

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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #138 on: August 01, 2012, 12:44:09 AM »
Works for Qantas too. We did this 2 years ago

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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #139 on: August 01, 2012, 02:43:21 AM »

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Re: Interesting infant issue
« Reply #140 on: August 01, 2012, 05:56:40 AM »
It has not been discussed.
Has been discussed, though not with AA specifically:
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1864.0

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #141 on: September 23, 2012, 09:55:53 PM »
Flying LGA-CLE via AA, can i gate check an UppaBaby?
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #142 on: September 23, 2012, 10:22:08 PM »
Flying LGA-CLE via AA, can i gate check an UppaBaby?
Yes, though I've never tried taking the stroller seat through security, just the carseat.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #143 on: September 23, 2012, 10:41:27 PM »
Is the car seat bigger/smaller than the regular seat?

Do I inform them at checkin that I'm gate-checking it or simply take my stroller to the gate?
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #144 on: September 23, 2012, 10:43:04 PM »
Is the car seat bigger/smaller than the regular seat?

Do I inform them at checkin that I'm gate-checking it or simply take my stroller to the gate?
Lol, definitely don't do that.  Just bring it to the gate.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #145 on: September 23, 2012, 10:49:25 PM »
Lol, definitely don't do that.  Just bring it to the gate.
Thanks. Any other UppaBaby related travelling advice in general?

One more question. I don't have my son's original birth certificate (submitted it with passport application). Any reason for concern?
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #146 on: September 24, 2012, 02:04:32 AM »
One more question. I don't have my son's original birth certificate (submitted it with passport application). Any reason for concern?
They don't usually ask for ID for children traveling domestically.  That said, if your under 2 year old is big and you think they might want proof of his/her age, definitely bring along that copy of the birth certificate.

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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #147 on: September 24, 2012, 09:51:58 AM »
He is 2 already.
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Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #148 on: September 24, 2012, 10:46:10 AM »
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus

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Re: Re: traveling with infant
« Reply #149 on: September 24, 2012, 01:10:34 PM »
I am flying to Israel with my infant do I need to bring a car seat? I will mostly be traveling by bus
A maxi cosi would be helpful (if that's what you mean with carseat)