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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 #160 on: July 26, 2015, 01:44:40 PM »
I've been having a very hard time with adding my baby as a lap infant for the last flight of my journey. It's a mileage ticket with AA on RJ. I've been talking back and forth with them the whole last week. One agent said that I can just do it in AMM. My cousin has a stopover in AMM tomorrow and I was wondering if they would let him add my baby without me being there. Would they allow that? If not, can he call me and I'll speak to the agent?...

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #161 on: July 28, 2015, 11:33:46 AM »
i'm flying us with infant  TLV-PHL J and officially us don't allow car-seats in J on this rout anyone know if FA usually enforce it?
I didn't book a seat for my baby and I brought a car seat onto the plane

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #162 on: August 12, 2015, 03:12:42 PM »
Do you think I will have any issues fitting 2 Britax Marathons next to each other? We will be 4 seats together, on an Airbus A330-200. Do I need to invest in/borrow narrow car seats in order to fit?

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Flying with infant
« Reply #163 on: August 18, 2015, 12:51:25 PM »
If I book my wife, and myself in F and book my infant in J, can I then bring the baby into F as a lap child, or will they not let me ?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #164 on: August 18, 2015, 12:55:44 PM »
If I book my wife, and myself in F and book my infant in J, can I then bring the baby into F as a lap child, or will they not let me ?
Not sure you can book the infant by themselves in J. They can be very strict about bringing the infant in. For the same price, just pay the fee and sell the miles for J.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #165 on: August 18, 2015, 12:58:33 PM »

Not sure you can book the infant by themselves in J. They can be very strict about bringing the infant in. For the same price, just pay the fee and sell the miles for J.
I've booked my infant on his own ticket reservation on AA flying SJU-NYC. Good idea on the selling, but I'm a bit reluctant to sell miles.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #166 on: August 18, 2015, 01:06:48 PM »
I've booked my infant on his own ticket reservation on AA flying SJU-NYC. Good idea on the selling, but I'm a bit reluctant to sell miles.
So MS some extra money on a CB card.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #167 on: August 18, 2015, 01:34:31 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #168 on: August 18, 2015, 02:40:55 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #169 on: August 18, 2015, 03:41:30 PM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #170 on: August 18, 2015, 04:38:01 PM »
What car seat are you using? Isnt the carseat back between the buckle and the child?
I thought you meant that its uncomfortable to latch/unlatch it by reaching behind it.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #171 on: August 18, 2015, 04:40:54 PM »
What car seat are you using? Isnt the carseat back between the buckle and the child?
I thought you meant that its uncomfortable to latch/unlatch it by reaching behind it.

Only the car seat padded cover is in between the buckle and child, not the seat itself. I don't recall the exact model I have right now.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #172 on: August 18, 2015, 04:47:16 PM »
Ouch. Well there are many models that the belt goes behind the plastic seatback as well.

With your seat, I dont have an answer to your dilemma.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #173 on: August 18, 2015, 10:47:06 PM »
Not sure if this is the right thread - when you have a car seat on a plane, the seat belt buckle ends up in the middle of the kid's back, and is very uncomfortable. Any way to get the buckle to be fastened on the side?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #174 on: August 18, 2015, 11:27:39 PM »
Twist the small end around alot of times to shorten it?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #175 on: September 10, 2015, 11:09:37 AM »
If I book a UA flight with AC,  and add my kid as a lap child, I them would have to call UA to try to reserve bulkhead, and a bassinet, correct ?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #176 on: September 10, 2015, 11:10:07 AM »
If I book a UA flight with AC,  and add my kid as a lap child, I them would have to call UA to try to reserve bulkhead, and a bassinet, correct ?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #177 on: September 16, 2015, 07:10:54 PM »
Anybody know the luggage allowance for a infant on UA, and OS ?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #178 on: September 17, 2015, 01:34:34 AM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #179 on: September 17, 2015, 11:34:02 AM »
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
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