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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 #520 on: March 17, 2017, 08:05:14 AM »
If I am traveling with 3 children under 5 can I gate check 2 strollers and check all the way through 2 car seats?
Short answer:  this should not be a problem.

Long answer:  not a good idea to check through car seats.  Children with their own seats should be using the car seats on the plane.  Car seats of lap children are best brought to the gate---they get thrown around less and are less likely to be lost.  Either way, it is my understanding that a car seat that's flown in the hold loses its warranty---car seat companies no longer regard them as safe; why would you?  If any kids are in boosters, they usually fit overhead.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #521 on: March 17, 2017, 08:58:50 AM »
Short answer:  this should not be a problem.

Long answer:  not a good idea to check through car seats.  Children with their own seats should be using the car seats on the plane.  Car seats of lap children are best brought to the gate---they get thrown around less and are less likely to be lost.  Either way, it is my understanding that a car seat that's flown in the hold loses its warranty---car seat companies no longer regard them as safe; why would you?  If any kids are in boosters, they usually fit overhead.
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #522 on: March 17, 2017, 09:35:29 AM »
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
They're only squirming if you don't tie them up well...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #523 on: March 17, 2017, 09:36:13 AM »
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
sure. It keeps them from squirming too much

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #524 on: March 17, 2017, 09:41:10 AM »
They're only squirming if you don't tie them up well...
Ahhh so they should be in the car seat in the overhead. I get it.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #525 on: March 17, 2017, 09:44:35 AM »
Ahhh so they should be in the car seat in the overhead. I get it.
Now you're getting the idea
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #526 on: March 17, 2017, 09:45:37 AM »
Why not just put the adults in the overhead bin as well.

And I know many adults that would be better of tied up

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #527 on: March 17, 2017, 09:51:59 AM »
Why not just put the adults in the overhead bin as well.

And I know many adults that would be better of tied up
Tried it, takes up way too much space. Last time they made me check my MIL
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #528 on: March 17, 2017, 10:17:15 AM »
The overhead compartments can hold a squirming 2 year old? I'll keep that in mind.
Clearly I can't English too early in the morning.  I thought the gist was clear, though.  Put the boosters in the overhead compartments.  We've done it many times.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #529 on: March 17, 2017, 10:33:42 AM »
Clearly I can't English too early in the morning.  I thought the gist was clear, though.  Put the boosters in the overhead compartments.  We've done it many times.
I think I am pretty safe in saying that we all understood what you really meant.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #530 on: March 17, 2017, 10:35:30 AM »
I think I am pretty safe in saying that we all understood what you really meant.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #531 on: March 23, 2017, 04:15:09 PM »
flying DL to tlv with an infant, can i bring a stroller and a carseat? what would they do with the carseat?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #532 on: March 23, 2017, 04:42:54 PM »
flying DL to tlv with an infant, can i bring a stroller and a carseat? what would they do with the carseat?
Should be fine.  You can check the car seat, likely for free.  The better way to do it is to gate check it.  Less likely to miss your flight/be misrouted and,  there's more chance you'll be able to use it if there are empty seats.  Baby in car seat is always safer than no car seat, plus free hands.

Edited to say that we once took a stroller, a backpack carrier, and a car seat for ONE kid, and no one blinked (car seat we used on plane, other two we gate checked).
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #533 on: March 26, 2017, 12:58:05 PM »
Any issues with flying in and out of the country with breastmilk?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #534 on: March 26, 2017, 01:04:14 PM »
Any issues with flying in and out of the country with breastmilk?
As long as it's in the breast you shouldn't have an issue. Lol you shouldn't have an issue, they may test it though.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #535 on: March 26, 2017, 01:07:42 PM »
As long as it's in the breast you shouldn't have an issue. Lol you shouldn't have an issue, they may test it though.
what about formula thats prepared already?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #536 on: March 26, 2017, 01:09:21 PM »
what about formula thats prepared already?
I know domestic, as long as it's for the baby they usually don't give you problems. I brought full water bottles. I guess it really YMMV.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #537 on: March 26, 2017, 05:13:25 PM »
I know domestic, as long as it's for the baby they usually don't give you problems. I brought full water bottles. I guess it really YMMV.
+1 also international, as long as the terrorist brings along a baby...

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #538 on: April 09, 2017, 10:24:24 AM »
Eh. Whenever I go they test it. Not sure for what

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #539 on: June 26, 2017, 06:50:16 AM »
looking to fly/book with a lap child from HKG-USM (Bangkok air) they want to charge the lap child a full ticket for my child, anyway around this ? 
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