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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 #1000 on: June 21, 2022, 11:56:32 PM »
Flying AA flight booked with avios. I am flying with 2 children ("infants") under the age of 2. Online it will only allow me to book 1 "infant" per adult. Any ideas? Should I just purchase a seat under "children" even though my son is under 2?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1001 on: June 22, 2022, 12:19:17 AM »
Flying AA flight booked with avios. I am flying with 2 children ("infants") under the age of 2. Online it will only allow me to book 1 "infant" per adult. Any ideas? Should I just purchase a seat under "children" even though my son is under 2?
You're trying to book infant in seat or lap infant?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1002 on: June 22, 2022, 12:23:14 AM »
Flying AA flight booked with avios. I am flying with 2 children ("infants") under the age of 2. Online it will only allow me to book 1 "infant" per adult. Any ideas? Should I just purchase a seat under "children" even though my son is under 2?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1003 on: June 22, 2022, 07:48:54 AM »
You're trying to book infant in seat or lap infant?
1 in lap and 1 in seat, only 1 parent traveling. If I click 2 infants under 2 years old, it says it's not allowed

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1004 on: June 22, 2022, 08:56:51 PM »
Is the a possibility to reserve a bassinet on United? & how about Delta?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1005 on: June 23, 2022, 12:30:48 AM »
Till what age can I request a bassinet?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1006 on: June 23, 2022, 02:15:09 AM »
Is the a possibility to reserve a bassinet on United? & how about Delta?

I was able to actually confirm a bassinet by El Al only. Even if we arrived last to board it was saved for us.  United and Delta are on a first come first serve basis.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1007 on: June 23, 2022, 02:29:05 AM »
Till what age can I request a bassinet?

Depends on which airline. El Al is up to 9 months.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1008 on: June 24, 2022, 05:51:33 AM »
Yes
I'll need to change it afterwards?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1009 on: June 24, 2022, 09:02:47 AM »
I'll need to change it afterwards?
Change what? You're only allowed one lap infant per adult.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1010 on: June 24, 2022, 11:03:57 AM »
Is the a possibility to reserve a bassinet on Air France?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1011 on: June 24, 2022, 02:04:14 PM »
Change what? You're only allowed one lap infant per adult.
Change the age of child

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1012 on: June 24, 2022, 06:42:22 PM »
I need to fly with an infant from BRU to EWR on United. is there any point to fly in business with an infant? are there bassinets in business class? or im better off going economy & having a bassinet.

Thanks

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1013 on: June 25, 2022, 11:58:32 PM »
I need to fly with an infant from BRU to EWR on United. is there any point to fly in business with an infant? are there bassinets in business class? or im better off going economy & having a bassinet.

Thanks

Here is what it says on the United website, so make sure your aircraft is on the list:

A limited number of complimentary bassinets are available for use on international aircraft only. Bassinets are 29 inches long by 11 inches wide (74 cm by 28 cm) and can hold an infant weighing 22 pounds (10 kg) or less. They may not be used during taxi, takeoff or landing, or when the seatbelt sign is illuminated. Bassinets are available for customers traveling international segments in United Polaris® business class on select 757, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft and in United Economy® on 757, 767, 777 and 787 aircraft. Bassinets are not available for customers traveling in United First® or United Business® at this time.

Customers can request a bassinet by calling the United Customer Contact Center at 1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) within the United States or the appropriate Worldwide Contact Center. We will provide accompanying seat assignments for an adult traveling with an infant and up to one travel companion. You can arrange these seat assignments with the United Customer Contact Center or with a United representative at the airport free of charge. Bassinet availability is limited, and these arrangements are not guaranteed, so we recommend requesting a bassinet early for your flight.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1014 on: June 26, 2022, 12:16:57 AM »
Till what age can I request a bassinet?


Actually, by all airlines, the weight of the baby can be up to 10KG. But they don't weigh them... I got bassinets for much more weight.
On ElAl they don't let more than 9 months.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1015 on: June 26, 2022, 12:18:40 AM »
Is the a possibility to reserve a bassinet on Air France?

You can try your luck by calling them. there's no way to do it online

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1016 on: September 13, 2022, 04:18:07 PM »
Is there anything to do to have a confirmed bassinet on Turkish?
Like purchased select seats?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1017 on: December 09, 2022, 10:27:11 AM »
Is there a way to confirm a bassinet with Delta?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1018 on: December 10, 2022, 08:32:16 PM »
I need to fly with an infant from BRU to EWR on United. is there any point to fly in business with an infant? are there bassinets in business class? or im better off going economy & having a bassinet.

Thanks

There is no bassinets in business but you get a comfortable seat and you have place for the baby
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1019 on: December 11, 2022, 02:08:19 AM »
Is there a way to confirm a bassinet with Delta?

Nope. Only with ELAL you can actually confirm a bassinet in your ticket.