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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 #1040 on: January 30, 2023, 08:25:36 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?
Basic economy?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1041 on: January 31, 2023, 07:33:09 AM »
Basic economy?

Yes. This recent time was basic economy (G), but the rest of us were able to do online check in.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1042 on: January 31, 2023, 09:47:42 AM »
Yes. This recent time was basic economy (G), but the rest of us were able to do online check in.
It's because of no carry ons in basic economy I think.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1043 on: January 31, 2023, 09:26:30 PM »
It's because of no carry ons in basic economy I think.

Could be. But the rest of us were able to check in and nobody mentioned anything about carry on, although might just be them prepping system and they’ll start enforcing it sometime in the future…

Either way, thanks for responding!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1044 on: February 05, 2023, 02:50:25 PM »
If it’s domestic just call them after to add if it’s 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
NYC to Canada. Do they consider that domestic or international?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1045 on: February 05, 2023, 02:55:31 PM »
NYC to Canada. Do they consider that domestic or international?
Pretty sure that's international

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1046 on: February 23, 2023, 04:20:21 PM »
What’s the best way to deal with an infants jet lag when flying NYC-TLV?
Going for 2 full weeks just nervous the first few days may be miserable with a 3 month old…

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1047 on: February 23, 2023, 05:10:25 PM »
What’s the best way to deal with an infants jet lag when flying NYC-TLV?
Going for 2 full weeks just nervous the first few days may be miserable with a 3 month old…
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1048 on: February 23, 2023, 05:16:20 PM »
What’s the best way to deal with an infants jet lag when flying NYC-TLV?
Going for 2 full weeks just nervous the first few days may be miserable with a 3 month old…
I just did it my baby was 5m shes the one that adjusted the easiest
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1049 on: February 23, 2023, 09:04:37 PM »
What’s the best way to deal with an infants jet lag when flying NYC-TLV?
Going for 2 full weeks just nervous the first few days may be miserable with a 3 month old…
Is this your first time traveling with a young one? I've found that the infants take it the best.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1050 on: February 24, 2023, 12:18:57 AM »
Is this your first time traveling with a young one? I've found that the infants take it the best.
oh yes. Wait till you travel with a whole bunch including a feisty 4 and 6 yr old

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1051 on: February 28, 2023, 12:25:25 PM »
oh yes. Wait till you travel with a whole bunch including a feisty 4 and 6 yr old
I can deal with some annoyed people mid flight. Was just nervous about being thrown off schedule sleep wise

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1052 on: February 28, 2023, 12:26:17 PM »
Flying Elal with a confirmed bassinet so chances are they’ll be a baby crying between either of the bassinets

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1053 on: March 17, 2023, 04:51:16 PM »
VS MAN-JFK Flight departs 1pm.
They have bassinets in both premium and business.
Baby will be 4 months.
Is business worth it in this case? Taking into account the fact that its a day flight and the length of the flight,  etc.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1054 on: March 19, 2023, 03:02:32 AM »
VS MAN-JFK Flight departs 1pm.
They have bassinets in both premium and business.
Baby will be 4 months.
Is business worth it in this case? Taking into account the fact that its a day flight and the length of the flight,  etc.
Which aircraft type is it scheduled on?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1055 on: March 19, 2023, 04:47:41 PM »
Which aircraft type is it scheduled on?

A330

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1056 on: March 20, 2023, 01:24:27 PM »
Booked Jetblue tickets for Pesach (Domestic) before our daughter was born. I booked an extra seat for myself. Do i need to add a lap child or can i just put her in the extra seat?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #1057 on: March 20, 2023, 01:26:12 PM »
Booked Jetblue tickets for Pesach (Domestic) before our daughter was born. I booked an extra seat for myself. Do i need to add a lap child or can i just put her in the extra seat?
she will need boarding pass to get through security

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