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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 #1020 on: December 11, 2022, 04:13:35 AM »
Nope. Only with ELAL you can actually confirm a bassinet in your ticket.
I think United as well

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1021 on: December 11, 2022, 05:03:45 AM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1022 on: December 11, 2022, 10:45:58 AM »
There is no bassinets in business but you get a comfortable seat and you have place for the baby
My customer flew in business with Bassinet

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1023 on: December 11, 2022, 10:50:45 AM »
In the news.
Has flying and infants, so not a stretch. But not about either specifically. From Insider. There's a paywall there sometimes so I just copied in the text.

A blind couple were twice blocked from boarding a Scandinavian Airlines flight.

A blind couple and their one-year-old daughter were twice blocked from boarding planes in Greece. 
Staff wouldn't let them board the SAS flights unless they paid for an escort, per Iceland Review.
The family finally returned home to Iceland one week later than planned on their third attempt.
A blind couple and their baby had to wait an entire week to travel home from their holiday in Greece after they were blocked from boarding two separate flights.

Eythor Kamban Thrastarson and Emilia Pykarinou, who were traveling with their one-year-old daughter, expected to fly from Athens, Greece to Iceland with Scandinavian Airlines on December 2.

When they reached their gate, staff refused to let them board unless they paid for an escort, broadcaster RV and the Iceland Review reported.

This would have involved buying another seat on the plane, so they refused.

Two days later, the couple were again prevented from boarding another flight for the same reason, per RV.

The family finally returned home on December 9 a week behind schedule, on their third attempt.

They said they were only allowed to board because another passenger from Iceland agreed to act as their escort.

In an interview with RV, Thrastarson pointed out that Scandinavian Airlines allows children as young as five to travel un-escorted on its flights and suggested his family should not be treated any differently.

He believes that the presence of his one-year-old daughter might have concerned the airline. Thrastarson insisted, however, that he and his partner would not have booked the flight if they didn't feel comfortable caring for their child onboard, per Iceland Review.

The couple said that they intend to take legal action against Scandinavian Airlines. They were supported by the Icelandic Association of the Visually Impaired and the Icelandic Consul in Greece.

Eythor told RV: "This is by no means over."

Scandinavian Airlines did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1024 on: January 10, 2023, 03:28:57 PM »
Flying domestic with DL & B6 with an infant, Do i need to add the infant to the reservation? or just show up to airport with baby?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1025 on: January 11, 2023, 05:33:24 PM »
Flying domestic with DL & B6 with an infant, Do i need to add the infant to the reservation? or just show up to airport with baby?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1026 on: January 12, 2023, 06:07:02 AM »
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Flying domestic with DL & B6 with an infant, Do i need to add the infant to the reservation? or just show up to airport with baby?

Come on! check it up yourself!

https://www.delta.com/mea/en/children-infant-travel/overview#review
https://www.delta.com/mea/en/children-infant-travel/infant-travel
https://www.jetblue.com/help/traveling-with-lap-infants

Just add it! no use dealing with the paperwork of adding it to the resrvation in the airport!
Or they could run out of room for lap infants...(like the easyjet flight MAN-TLV that flew with ~240 passangers on a 186 seat plane  :))
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1027 on: January 17, 2023, 06:21:08 PM »
Does united allow to bring a doona stroller on the aircraft if no seat is purchased for the infant?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1028 on: January 17, 2023, 07:13:34 PM »
Does united allow to bring a doona stroller on the aircraft if no seat is purchased for the infant?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1029 on: January 17, 2023, 10:25:15 PM »
..(like the easyjet flight MAN-TLV that flew with ~240 passangers on a 186 seat plane  :))
:o link?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1030 on: January 17, 2023, 11:24:23 PM »
How do I book a lap child on an award ticket with American and United online?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1031 on: January 18, 2023, 12:11:21 AM »
How do I book a lap child on an award ticket with American and United online?

If its domestic just call them after to add if its international you have to pay according to each policy so there will be option to add infant on lap in passenger count when searching for flight

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1032 on: January 18, 2023, 01:44:02 PM »
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Really depends on stewardess, I have had many times where there where plenty of empty seats and they would not let and many times where they will move pax so we have a empty seat, DW took a flight this morning lady at desk said there's no way you can bring it on, then she ask the stewardess and she said of course u can.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1033 on: January 18, 2023, 01:45:10 PM »
How do I book a lap child on an award ticket with American and United online?
You can chat with united or u can add in Modify trip
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1034 on: January 18, 2023, 05:39:41 PM »
Really depends on stewardess, I have had many times where there where plenty of empty seats and they would not let and many times where they will move pax so we have a empty seat, DW took a flight this morning lady at desk said there's no way you can bring it on, then she ask the stewardess and she said of course u can.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1035 on: January 25, 2023, 01:43:22 PM »
I booked a round trip ticket TLV-EWR stopover in VIE through Priceline for a great deal.
I was unable to book my infant as per Priceline's policy.
The flight is operated by Austrian Airlines but partly ticketed through United. Both airlines refuse to add the infant since the other airline is resposible.
Any advice how to go about this? 
We contacted Priceline and they couldn't help us other than allow us to cancel our flight for $250.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1036 on: January 25, 2023, 02:46:40 PM »
if i book jfk-ord on AA using avios (or any other domestic routing on aa with avios for that matter), can i show up at aa counter and ask for a lap child then (no cost) or better to book in advance? dont want to book online and pay if i cant get seat and if i need to do it through the call center, it will take a lot of time and patience which i am running out of

and also, how do i get my AA plat benefits on the record locator
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1037 on: January 25, 2023, 04:37:44 PM »
if i book jfk-ord on AA using avios (or any other domestic routing on aa with avios for that matter), can i show up at aa counter and ask for a lap child then (no cost) or better to book in advance? dont want to book online and pay if i cant get seat and if i need to do it through the call center, it will take a lot of time and patience which i am running out of

and also, how do i get my AA plat benefits on the record locator
called AA
got pnr
made all the seat changes i wanted and have free bags etc
and they were more than happy to add infant at no cost

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1038 on: January 30, 2023, 03:06:20 PM »
Twice in the last 6 months I've flown UA between CA and US with a lap infant, and both times the online checkin had issues and I needed to checkin with Additional Services at the airport. This time they mentioned something about verifying the infant in person. I've flown other airlines and have not had this issue. Was this discussed here before? Anyone else familiar with this, is this an issue with me or UA?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1039 on: January 30, 2023, 03:15:37 PM »
I booked a round trip ticket TLV-EWR stopover in VIE through Priceline for a great deal.
I was unable to book my infant as per Priceline's policy.
The flight is operated by Austrian Airlines but partly ticketed through United. Both airlines refuse to add the infant since the other airline is resposible.
Any advice how to go about this? 
We contacted Priceline and they couldn't help us other than allow us to cancel our flight for $250.
Did you try to chat UA?