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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 #540 on: June 26, 2017, 10:49:54 AM »
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #541 on: June 26, 2017, 11:58:32 AM »
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #542 on: June 26, 2017, 12:04:27 PM »
anyone fly with the doona?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #543 on: June 26, 2017, 12:08:29 PM »
anyone fly with the doona?
Many times. Sometimes with Doona on the plane and sometimes under.

What do you want to know?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #544 on: June 26, 2017, 12:09:34 PM »
Many times. Sometimes with Doona on the plane and sometimes under.

What do you want to know?

when flying with it on plane, how is it attached to seat?
when flying with it under plane, you gate check it as is?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #545 on: June 26, 2017, 12:15:23 PM »
when flying with it on plane, how is it attached to seat?
when flying with it under plane, you gate check it as is?
On the plane, we put the seat belt through the Doona handle as if you were putting it into the car without the base (if you've never done that, it looks like this but you don't have to have it going around the back of the Doona).

Under the plane, we put it in this and gate check.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #546 on: June 26, 2017, 02:22:42 PM »
Do the united planes tlv-nyc both versions have bassinet in business?
if so which seats have them?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #547 on: June 27, 2017, 05:16:59 PM »
Good question about the bassinet - is this the type of service that I ask at the gate or do I call UA ahead of time for arrangements?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #548 on: June 27, 2017, 05:19:57 PM »
Good question about the bassinet - is this the type of service that I ask at the gate or do I call UA ahead of time for arrangements?
Call now. Then confirm when you get to the airport (and again at the gate if you feel like it).

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #549 on: June 28, 2017, 07:22:34 AM »
Do the united planes tlv-nyc both versions have bassinet in business?
if so which seats have them?
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #550 on: June 28, 2017, 07:41:13 AM »
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #551 on: June 28, 2017, 07:33:19 PM »
Sorry for this Q- I posted elsewhere but didn't receive a response.

Is an infant award 10% of the adult MILEAGE for business class on Skyteam partners? I remember reading something about KE metal being different than the partners with regard to this.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #552 on: June 28, 2017, 07:50:17 PM »
Sorry for this Q- I posted elsewhere but didn't receive a response.

Is an infant award 10% of the adult MILEAGE for business class on Skyteam partners? I remember reading something about KE metal being different than the partners with regard to this.

Thanks!
That depends on which program you're redeeming from.

IINM only BA is 10% of mileage (oneworld)
AC has flat $ fares for infant when adult redeeming miles - a real bargain (Star Alliance)
I once got an infant ticket for Free along with an adult redemption from AF (flying DL/SU metal - skyteam) but I believe that was an error.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #553 on: June 28, 2017, 08:48:20 PM »
That depends on which program you're redeeming from.

IINM only BA is 10% of mileage (oneworld)
AC has flat $ fares for infant when adult redeeming miles - a real bargain (Star Alliance)
I once got an infant ticket for Free along with an adult redemption from AF (flying DL/SU metal - skyteam) but I believe that was an error.

Good job with the free infant award!

My apologies, I was wondering if Korean Air lets you book an infant award on partners in business class for 10% miles.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #554 on: June 28, 2017, 11:22:29 PM »
Spoke to united today. they said on the old version 777 with the old business class there are bassinets by seats 8A,B 8k,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy. On the planes with the new polaris business class there is a bassinet by seat 9A,L in J class and by seats 16D,E and 31D,E in economy class
Good to know. Do other airlines generally have bassinets?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #555 on: June 28, 2017, 11:36:48 PM »
Good job with the free infant award!

Caused some major delays at check-in and at SVO connection (I have a hunch that it wasn't really ticketed properly - but I guess they weren't going to leave an infant stranded at SVO en route from NYC to TLV).
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #556 on: June 29, 2017, 10:06:22 AM »
Trying to get the baby bulk seat for Aa flight to LHR on way to TLV- Aa can't help us because they say it's ba coded flight and ba says hey ant do anything with Aa flight so I can't change seats- any ideas and has anyone had success booking that baby bulkhead with Aa in past? Many tjanks

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #557 on: July 05, 2017, 11:25:20 AM »
Flying AA JFK-LAX red-eye in August with a 16 month old. Booked the aisle and and window and left the middle open - hoping no one will book the seat and we can use it for the baby. Is it worth the gamble or should we just book her a seat?
I booked an award 'hold' ticket in the mean time but not sure what to do... any advice?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #558 on: July 05, 2017, 11:35:17 AM »
Flying AA JFK-LAX red-eye in August with a 16 month old. Booked the aisle and and window and left the middle open - hoping no one will book the seat and we can use it for the baby. Is it worth the gamble or should we just book her a seat?
I booked an award 'hold' ticket in the mean time but not sure what to do... any advice?
It's a gamble. You need to decide based on how bad it would be if the seat was taken, and incorporate that with the price of a seat. I usually don't book a seat, and 9/10 times I get one anyway. There are perks to having a cute kid
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #559 on: July 25, 2017, 10:04:11 AM »
It's a gamble. You need to decide based on how bad it would be if the seat was taken, and incorporate that with the price of a seat. I usually don't book a seat, and 9/10 times I get one anyway. There are perks to having a cute kid
So I keep holding the seat for 5 days at a time (re-holding when 5 days end) in an attempt to keep the seat open... good tactic?