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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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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #120 on: June 10, 2014, 03:53:27 PM »
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.

how can i tell if  car seat is FAA approved?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #121 on: June 10, 2014, 03:55:31 PM »
They shouldn't make any problems from my experience they haven't even look at it.
-1, at least 1/3 FAs look.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #122 on: June 10, 2014, 03:55:48 PM »
how can i tell if  car seat is FAA approved?
It will say approved for airplane use on the side.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #123 on: June 10, 2014, 04:16:31 PM »
It will say approved for airplane use on the side.
oh no and if not approved only option is to buy new approved car seat? I dont want to take a chance on 5 and half hour flight without a car seat for infant .  But out ticket is in business class will they cut us some slack?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #124 on: July 23, 2014, 07:50:05 PM »
Dan I followed your advice and bought
costco scenera
gogo babyz travelmate
am flying out to Europe on  Sunday and I am having a lot trouble with attaching the car seat to the gogo.
Is it supposed to fit perfectly? It wobbles a little and doesn't feel so secure.
Am I doing anything wrong or does scenera not fit perfectly on it
viewed a few videos on youtube but can't find one of scenera

thanks for helping

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #125 on: July 19, 2015, 02:57:04 AM »
If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #126 on: July 19, 2015, 07:33:01 AM »

If I book a seat (in business) for my child (6 months) do I need to bring a car seat for him if I plan on holding him for takeoff and landing?
+1 I have the same exact question!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #127 on: July 19, 2015, 07:35:37 AM »
+1 I have the same exact question!

You're comfortable leaving him in seat for flight??  Crazy!!!

IME airlines are ok w non tsa compliant seats but will want something.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #128 on: July 19, 2015, 09:12:59 AM »

You're comfortable leaving him in seat for flight??  Crazy!!!
Why is that crazy? He's not gonna roll off the seat and who's taking him? Where are they gonna go with him?
I hope that you don't waste your miles traveling with your kid in J or even in Y for that matter, if you are going to be up the whole flight (10 1/2 hrs) watching your kid.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #129 on: July 19, 2015, 09:16:10 AM »
Why is that crazy? He's not gonna roll off the seat and who's taking him? Where are they gonna go with him?
I hope that you don't waste your miles traveling with your kid in J or even in Y for that matter, if you are going to be up the whole flight (10 1/2 hrs) watching your kid.
? Your 6 month old kid doesn't move? You would honestly put him straight on a seat without restraints and go to sleep?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #130 on: July 19, 2015, 09:36:07 AM »

? Your 6 month old kid doesn't move? You would honestly put him straight on a seat without restraints and go to sleep?
Who said I won't put stuff around him to make sure he doesn't move? You really think I would neglect my kid? What's wrong with you?! And anyways he doesn't move much when he's sleeping. But he definitely won't sleep much if he's in a car seat. How do you fly with your baby?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #131 on: July 19, 2015, 09:43:38 AM »


Who said I won't put stuff around him to make sure he doesn't move? You really think I would neglect my kid? What's wrong with you?! And anyways he doesn't move much when he's sleeping. But he definitely won't sleep much if he's in a car seat. How do you fly with your baby?

I don't think you would neglect him, I think you haven't experienced it yet for you to practically say that. Putting some stuff around an active 6 month old isn't gonna do diddly squat. My kid sleeps next to me usually, we both fit together. (And in regard to your other question, yes there is something wrong with me)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #132 on: July 19, 2015, 09:50:18 AM »

(And in regard to your other question, yes there is something wrong with me)
I'm so happy you confirmed my assumption!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #133 on: July 19, 2015, 09:56:02 AM »
The question still remains to be answered though.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #134 on: July 19, 2015, 09:57:40 AM »
The question still remains to be answered though.
I can't wait till you tell me after how it was a stupid idea

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #135 on: July 19, 2015, 10:02:20 AM »

I can't wait till you tell me after how it was a stupid idea
Wow. So amazing how you never give in. I'll make sure to let you know how it goes. Thanx

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #136 on: July 19, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »
Wow. So amazing how you never give in. I'll make sure to let you know how it goes. Thanx
I have never been wrong

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #137 on: July 19, 2015, 10:07:31 AM »
I have never been wrong
I like the confidence!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #138 on: July 19, 2015, 10:07:43 AM »

I have never been wrong
I think I've heard those words from you before more than once

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #139 on: July 19, 2015, 10:15:22 AM »
I think I've heard those words from you before more than once
For good reason