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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #540 on: September 21, 2014, 11:58:47 AM »
Till what age?
I have never needed anything... My oldest is 10

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #541 on: September 21, 2014, 12:58:19 PM »

Just had a baby yesterday and we need to fly sucos domestic what do we do about travel documents for the baby?
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iirc baby's can travel from 7 days old

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #542 on: September 21, 2014, 02:09:12 PM »
ask the hospital for a record of the birth. we used that with no problem on SW

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #543 on: September 21, 2014, 03:33:05 PM »
ask the hospital for a record of the birth. we used that with no problem on SW
Oh so officially kids don't need travel documents?

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #544 on: September 21, 2014, 07:55:22 PM »
Oh so officially kids don't need travel documents?
correct.  But southwest can be sticklers for proof of age if they're traveling as a lap infant.  I was hassled with a 6 week old.

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #545 on: September 21, 2014, 08:02:27 PM »
correct.  But southwest can be sticklers for proof of age if they're traveling as a lap infant.  I was hassled with a 6 week old.
I never had to show anything. That said, I would bring docs for a kid over 1, just in case

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #546 on: September 22, 2014, 12:45:04 AM »
I never had to show anything. That said, I would bring docs for a kid over 1, just in case
we were at mdw and the agent insisted we needed a birth certificate for a 6 week old I had to wait a half hour to speak to a supervisor who just rolled her eyes and asked the agent if the baby looked over 2 years. 

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #547 on: September 22, 2014, 03:46:48 PM »
I've had similar experiences with Southwest.  Best to bring some sort of proof of age to avoid delays.

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #548 on: September 23, 2014, 11:21:56 AM »
About to fly with a three month old baby. Can I bring a snap and go and gate check it? I am flying with my baby as a lapchild. I read in the thread that my wife should just stay away from the checkin gate as I drop my bag off... but will I have issues at the gate?

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #549 on: September 23, 2014, 11:22:34 AM »
About to fly with a three month old baby. Can I bring a snap and go and gate check it? I am flying with my baby as a lapchild. I read in the thread that my wife should just stay away from the checkin gate as I drop my bag off... but will I have issues at the gate?
Should have no issue gate checking.
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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #550 on: September 23, 2014, 11:50:53 AM »
Should have no issue gate checking.
+1 I just went to Israel with a lap child and I knew it was a pretty empty flight so I even brought the car seat on the flight after speaking with the agent at check in who confirmed that the seat in the middle of my wife and I was open.


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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #551 on: September 23, 2014, 02:30:35 PM »
I have a question which I have not seen brought up. How do you book a flight when the departure date is a few weeks before a child turns two and the return flight is after the child's Birthday. Do you book the ticket as if the child is one (Child in Lap) and the ticket is free or do you need to say the child is two and pay for a seat?

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #552 on: September 23, 2014, 02:33:02 PM »
I have a question which I have not seen brought up. How do you book a flight when the departure date is a few weeks before a child turns two and the return flight is after the child's Birthday. Do you book the ticket as if the child is one (Child in Lap) and the ticket is free or do you need to say the child is two and pay for a seat?
Haven't had it happen, but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #553 on: September 23, 2014, 02:37:57 PM »
Haven't had it happen, but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
+1.and since one way is often close to the price of round trip, might be worth booking round trip

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Re: Flying With Babies
« Reply #554 on: September 23, 2014, 08:13:41 PM »
but would think the way there would be free and you pay for the way back.
Depends on the carrier
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