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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:
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #75 on: January 16, 2014, 09:00:22 PM »
Ok I need some opinions. I have an AA award flight for a total of 30k from: CDG-JFK in coach and then months later JFK-LIH also in coach.

Now I will be traveling with an infant and the aircraft that I will be on doesnt seem to have a bassinet option. So if flying with an infant is it worth it to spend the extra 30k for another seat to strap in a car-seat??
I would pay 30k AA to free my lap for 8 + 11 hours any day.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #76 on: January 16, 2014, 09:08:05 PM »
Just add at the airport
Thanks. Do they charge? I understood that with BA it's free but I'm going with SW and AA (booked with Alaskan)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #77 on: January 16, 2014, 09:52:18 PM »
Thanks. Do they charge? I understood that with BA it's free but I'm going with SW and AA (booked with Alaskan)
It's free
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #78 on: March 29, 2014, 10:03:12 PM »
Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #79 on: March 29, 2014, 11:52:09 PM »
Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?
No

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #80 on: March 30, 2014, 12:39:34 AM »

Does AA not allow online check in with lap child?

There just isn't an option to add the lap child. I've flown without even adding my infant at the airport, although I guess I shouldn't suggest doing that.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #81 on: March 30, 2014, 12:54:02 AM »
I would pay 30k AA to free my lap for 8 + 11 hours any day.
true, but sometimes there may be a chance of an empty (free) seat nearby.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #82 on: March 31, 2014, 12:21:38 AM »
I'm flying with a 2 yr old and 6 month old and want to take:
UBV with car seat adapter  (not the reg seat)
Chicco keyfit
cosco scenera
rumbleseat

what's the best way to do this for the airport / flight?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2014, 04:41:36 PM »
I booked an aisle and window seat for me and my wife and when I checked in I see the middle seat is still empty. Should I just board the plane with my carseat and put my baby there or do I need to ask someone if I could take the seat?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #84 on: April 03, 2014, 04:46:09 PM »
A lot of airless won't let you on the aircraft with the carseat if you don't hold a seat for the baby, they'll gate check it.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #85 on: April 03, 2014, 04:47:27 PM »
I booked an aisle and window seat for me and my wife and when I checked in I see the middle seat is still empty. Should I just board the plane with my carseat and put my baby there or do I need to ask someone if I could take the seat?
I think it's worth a try if the seat is empty. Is it within 24 hrs of the flight?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #86 on: April 03, 2014, 04:48:07 PM »
I think it's worth a try if the seat is empty. Is it within 24 hrs of the flight?
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #87 on: April 03, 2014, 05:10:23 PM »
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?
Yes -- I've seen carseats on the seats. If the plane becomes sold-out, then they can stow it underneath.
However, if you see that the seat is empty and there are no standby, then IMO it should work... G'luck!
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #88 on: April 03, 2014, 05:22:36 PM »
I'm waiting at the gate.
By worth a try you mean board with careat?
Why don't you ask the agent if they can save you that seat? If they have available space they might do it for you.
A lot of airless won't let you on the aircraft with the carseat if you don't hold a seat for the baby, they'll gate check it.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #89 on: April 03, 2014, 05:36:55 PM »
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