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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:
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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 #100 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??? 

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #101 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

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #102 on: May 18, 2014, 11:24:13 PM »
So what ID do you show the TSA by the gates????

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #103 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
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #104 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?????

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #105 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.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #106 on: May 19, 2014, 03:27:14 AM »
Southwest always makes you show proof for infant <2

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #107 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

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #109 on: May 19, 2014, 09:50:25 AM »
For those with CP, it can be even cheaper than Avios.

Cp?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #110 on: May 19, 2014, 09:51:54 AM »
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #111 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

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #112 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.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #113 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?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #114 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
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #115 on: May 19, 2014, 12:45:40 PM »
BA would be 15k PP. 30K vs. 12K

What's sw mileage fair nyc- Mia ?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #116 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.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #117 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?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #118 on: June 10, 2014, 01:56:22 PM »
anybody?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #119 on: June 10, 2014, 02:06:29 PM »
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.