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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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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 #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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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #90 on: April 03, 2014, 05:42:53 PM »
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.Typo or new acronym?  :P
He's at the gate. There's a good chance that if the seat was empty when she checked the layout online, then it's still empty now.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #91 on: April 03, 2014, 05:47:57 PM »
Did you talk to the gate agent?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #92 on: May 12, 2014, 02:31:09 PM »
We are flying the second half of a round trip ticket on Turkish from JFK to TLV. We will iy"H have a three month old baby with us when we return. When we booked we were planning on just calling Turkish after the baby is born to add a lap infant, but since then I've looked into it and it seems that flying with a lap infant is not necessarily so safe..

What do you guys generally do? Do you spend the money and buy a seat for the infant?
Are bassinet seats considered safe? Are they easily acquired on Turkish?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #93 on: May 12, 2014, 02:57:57 PM »
We are flying the second half of a round trip ticket on Turkish from JFK to TLV. We will iy"H have a three month old baby with us when we return. When we booked we were planning on just calling Turkish after the baby is born to add a lap infant, but since then I've looked into it and it seems that flying with a lap infant is not necessarily so safe..

What do you guys generally do? Do you spend the money and buy a seat for the infant?
Are bassinet seats considered safe? Are they easily acquired on Turkish?
ask for a bulk seat u will get a bassinet for sure but make sure u request it it will still cost u 10% of the ticket

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #94 on: May 12, 2014, 03:29:16 PM »
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
Lol.  Are you my twin?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #95 on: May 12, 2014, 03:30:45 PM »
Lol.  Are you my twin?
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #96 on: May 12, 2014, 04:00:53 PM »
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
Lol, and kids ages.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #97 on: May 12, 2014, 09:36:25 PM »
Lol.  Are you my twin?
LOL. maybe  ;)

definitely this
Maybe just a loyal reader who loves your opinions/reviews :)
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and kids ages, yup! (although I have girl then boy)

we recently did an Italy/Amsterdam trip (TR in progress). Took all that gear and it worked out great! I don't have the GoGo Travelmate (maybe not such a loyal reader after all?) but figured out a way to fit the scenera in the basket by having the diaper bag hold it in place. On all except 1 segment we were able to bring the scenera on board and overall was pretty smooth with the kids.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #98 on: May 17, 2014, 10:09:36 PM »

Lol.  Are you my twin?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #99 on: May 17, 2014, 10:10:34 PM »

Lol.  Are you my twin?

My bro calls me Dan Jr.

I got the uppababy, chicco, w beds and jos a bank shirts, to name a few