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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 #180 on: September 17, 2015, 11:50:18 AM »
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
Yes, I got a bassinet a few weeks ago on United J GVA-EWR, although there's nowhere to put it besides on your lap.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2015, 11:55:11 AM »
Hmmm. Question is, if it's worth it to sit Y with a bassinet, or J without anywhere to put the child.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #182 on: September 17, 2015, 11:56:33 AM »
Hmmm. Question is, if it's worth it to sit Y with a bassinet, or J without anywhere to put the child.
I find with the J seat made as a bed, there is plenty of space usually.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #183 on: September 17, 2015, 01:05:14 PM »
Does UA give bassinets in J, or Y bulkhead only ?
on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #184 on: September 17, 2015, 01:35:41 PM »

on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j
I'm not flying direct to TLV, but that's good to know.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2015, 01:50:44 PM »
on the united flight to israel there is built-in bassinets in j
Have a pic of what it looks like?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #186 on: September 17, 2015, 04:58:32 PM »
Have a pic of what it looks like?
couldn't find but it was the bulkhead window seat with the bassinet on top of the leg stool

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2015, 05:27:15 PM »
anyone have recommendations for a portable travel bassinet for a 10 month old? some airlines wont reserve bassinets for kids that age and i need somewhere to put him

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #188 on: September 20, 2015, 07:21:15 AM »
any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #189 on: September 20, 2015, 07:33:07 AM »
any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet
its done all the time

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #190 on: September 20, 2015, 08:12:49 AM »

any issue with giving the wrong DOB on an infant ticket? to make him younger so i can get a bassinet
Don't think you'll have an issue with the DOB. Just also have in mind that some airlines ask for the baby's weight as well. Make sure you say less than what the max they let. I've done it and was successful in them assigning me the bassinet seat. Haven't taken the flight yet so dunno if they'll give me any problems on the plane.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #191 on: September 20, 2015, 08:26:47 AM »
its done all the time
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It's done so often that elal sometimes doublechecks the DOB on passport!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #192 on: September 20, 2015, 08:35:06 AM »
Don't think you'll have an issue with the DOB. Just also have in mind that some airlines ask for the baby's weight as well. Make sure you say less than what the max they let. I've done it and was successful in them assigning me the bassinet seat. Haven't taken the flight yet so dunno if they'll give me any problems on the plane.
Which airline?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #193 on: September 20, 2015, 09:10:11 AM »

Which airline?
AF. I've also had experience with UA. I know your flying LX. When I flew LX, it was cheaper to buy (with miles of course)my baby his own seat in J.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #194 on: September 20, 2015, 11:03:57 AM »
AF. I've also had experience with UA. I know your flying LX. When I flew LX, it was cheaper to buy (with miles of course)my baby his own seat in J.
Its not costing me anything for my kid, and either way own seat won't really help me as he won't stay in it and I'm not bringing a carseat

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #195 on: September 20, 2015, 11:09:05 AM »


Its not costing me anything for my kid, and either way own seat won't really help me as he won't stay in it and I'm not bringing a carseat
And your baby fits in a bassinet? Or your bringing you own?
anyone have recommendations for a portable travel bassinet for a 10 month old? some airlines wont reserve bassinets for kids that age and i need somewhere to put him
How does that work?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #196 on: September 20, 2015, 11:31:36 AM »


And your baby fits in a bassinet?

He just fits in a the airline bassinets

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #197 on: September 20, 2015, 11:33:20 AM »


How does that work?
I'm not sure the question. For whenever I can't get a bassinet I want somewhere to put him to sleep

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #198 on: September 20, 2015, 01:40:05 PM »
does UA still cover damage to strollers checked at gate?

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Flying with infant
« Reply #199 on: September 20, 2015, 02:07:35 PM »
I'm not sure the question. For whenever I can't get a bassinet I want somewhere to put him to sleep
If your not getting a bassinet seat or an actual seat for your baby, where exactly do u plan on putting your travel bassinet? On your lap?


He just fits in a the airline bassinets
Seriously? Wow. He must be really small. Gotta feed him some more.