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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 #320 on: March 16, 2016, 10:59:10 AM »
Hope it works out for you!
(Don't think it makes a difference but I didn't have a car seat I just put the seat into lie flat angle and put my kid to sleep there)
Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #321 on: March 16, 2016, 11:08:02 AM »

Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.
I don't either just figured I'll put it out there.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #322 on: March 16, 2016, 11:23:11 AM »
Thanks! Don't see why it would make a difference.

Depends on how stubborn flight attendants are. Either way difference would be you have to hold the kid during take off and landing.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #323 on: March 16, 2016, 05:35:43 PM »
So you had to pay infant fare though for EY?
Yes.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #324 on: March 17, 2016, 10:35:15 AM »
Nope, never. It's really the size of a regular car seat.

They usually just have a hard time believing you that's it's a car seat, until you actually show them how it works.

For reference, airlines I've flown with it:
US J
OS J
EY F
EY J
RJ J

Aside from air travel, it's unbelievably convenient as a regular car seat as well.
Can the doona be wheeled down the isle of a plane

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #325 on: March 17, 2016, 10:35:51 AM »
Can the doona be wheeled down the isle of a plane
Yes.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #326 on: March 18, 2016, 04:06:08 AM »
BTW the doona is much cheaper if bought in England

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/mobile/babiesrus/doona-car-seat-in-storm/0131212

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #327 on: March 18, 2016, 07:20:07 AM »
BTW the doona is much cheaper if bought in England

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/mobile/babiesrus/doona-car-seat-in-storm/0131212
Not really. Everywhere besides the US it is sold separately from the base which costs $150 more. Pretty much anywhere it's sold its $350-380 (based on the currency rate) and $500 together.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #328 on: March 18, 2016, 07:57:34 AM »
Not really. Everywhere besides the US it is sold separately from the base which costs $150 more. Pretty much anywhere it's sold its $350-380 (based on the currency rate) and $500 together.
Smart boy.

I missed that

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #329 on: March 18, 2016, 08:00:32 AM »


Smart boy.
I am very smart   but in this case I had spent last week researching them as I needed to buy one.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #330 on: March 18, 2016, 10:50:11 AM »
SW let us have extra seat for kid today.  FA said there were 13 extra seats. Then captain as usual announced that every seat will be filled.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #331 on: March 18, 2016, 11:52:18 AM »
So after reading this entire, interesting thread I had a few questions:

1. When those of you who were successful bringing a car set in EY F, was it an A380? Would it make a difference given the amount of room you have?
2. In QR J, on a 1-2-1 configured 787, it doesn't appear that they offer bassinets (at least based on Seatguru). Does anyone have any personal experience?
3. If you bring a car seat for a lap child and there are no empty seats to put it in, how likely are the FAs to make you gate check it vs keeping it in a cabinet? If you do have to gate check it, does it have a higher likelihood of braking compared to being checked in at check-in?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #332 on: March 18, 2016, 02:23:28 PM »
3. If you bring a car seat for a lap child and there are no empty seats to put it in, how likely are the FAs to make you gate check it vs keeping it in a cabinet? If you do have to gate check it, does it have a higher likelihood of braking compared to being checked in at check-in?
They'll probably make you gate check it. I always gate check the car seat and so far it hasn't been damaged at all. Just make sure you put the handle down (assuming you're talking about a newborn car seat).

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #333 on: March 18, 2016, 02:25:48 PM »
They'll probably make you gate check it. I always gate check the car seat and so far it hasn't been damaged at all. Just make sure you put the handle down (assuming you're talking about a newborn car seat).
Yes, it's a newborn seat. Do they get dirty?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #334 on: March 18, 2016, 02:26:42 PM »
Yes, it's a newborn seat. Do they get dirty?
Hasn't for me. But I'm sure there are others who have experienced otherwise.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #335 on: March 18, 2016, 02:27:24 PM »
Hasn't for me. But I'm sure there are others who have experienced otherwise.
And the airlines are fine gate checking a car seat and a stroller (which will be in a travel bag)?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #336 on: March 18, 2016, 02:28:31 PM »
And the airlines are fine gate checking a car seat and a stroller (which will be in a travel bag)?
Don't think they'll mind. I've gate checked a car seat and a snap and go stroller so apparently they don't mind gate checking 2 pieces.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #337 on: March 18, 2016, 02:37:21 PM »
Don't think they'll mind. I've gate checked a car seat and a snap and go stroller so apparently they don't mind gate checking 2 pieces.
Thanks!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #338 on: March 18, 2016, 03:01:29 PM »
Thanks!
No problem. Good luck  :). First time flying with a kid is an experience. No more showing up last minute and breezing through security and up to the gate.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #339 on: March 18, 2016, 03:03:48 PM »
No problem. Good luck  :). First time flying with a kid is an experience. No more showing up last minute and breezing through security and up to the gate.
Haha, I never show up last minute. Don't worry. We have a few domestic flights before our big trip in July, so I view those as practice.