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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.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #860 on: September 13, 2019, 11:55:20 AM »
Its been a loooong time since I traveled with an infant:)
Domestic....

1) Do I have to notify gate that i have infant/lap child or can I just board ? (No luggage)
2) Will gate check if extra available seat to allow me to bring car seat on airplane, (they used to always allow , just dunno if things changed?

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1) baby shouldn't be allowed past security without boarding pass in their name
2) what is the question?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #861 on: September 14, 2019, 03:59:49 PM »

2) what is the question?
question is "is it worth bringing car seat to gate instead of checking at counter, on the chance they will allow him to bring it aboard and put his lap infant in the car seat in an empty seat"

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #862 on: September 25, 2019, 04:07:16 PM »
Before transferring miles to Avianca to book biz ticket on Austrian (ORD-TLV), I wanted to find out how much lap child would cost.  Avianca says I need to book lap child thru Austrian; Austrian says I need to book it thru Avianca.  Neither willing to tell me the cost, either.  Anyone experience a similar issue and have a workaround to get an infant booked?  Thanks!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #863 on: September 26, 2019, 01:50:38 AM »
Before transferring miles to Avianca to book biz ticket on Austrian (ORD-TLV), I wanted to find out how much lap child would cost.  Avianca says I need to book lap child thru Austrian; Austrian says I need to book it thru Avianca.  Neither willing to tell me the cost, either.  Anyone experience a similar issue and have a workaround to get an infant booked?  Thanks!
Usually booked by ticketing airline, in this case avianca
Option 1 HUCA
Option 2 conference call 2 airlines and make them work it out
Option 3 book a dummy revenue ticket with infant and have them attach infant to award reservation

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #864 on: September 26, 2019, 01:54:06 AM »
Option 3 May or may not require the help of a travel agent

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #865 on: October 03, 2019, 09:34:20 PM »
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #866 on: October 03, 2019, 09:47:34 PM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #867 on: October 06, 2019, 12:46:34 PM »
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F
any feedback on this?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #868 on: October 06, 2019, 02:02:57 PM »
any feedback on this?
great reviews on Amazon

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #869 on: October 07, 2019, 04:26:08 PM »
Friend told me about this thing. You blow it up and it makes for a bed on the plane for a kid. $14.99 additional 10% off coupon on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Airplane-Available-Adjustable-Toddlers/dp/B07DQBY83F

I use one of these (diff random company from Amazon). Great item. Btw am I your friend??

any feedback on this?

Any specific question?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #870 on: October 07, 2019, 05:41:59 PM »
I use one of these (diff random company from Amazon). Great item. Btw am I your friend??

maybe but not that one

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #871 on: October 13, 2019, 11:11:43 AM »
Does JetBlue allow car seat in mint?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #872 on: October 13, 2019, 11:17:31 AM »
Does JetBlue allow car seat in mint?
YMMV. It has airbag seatbelts, so even if the FA does allow it with a seatbelt extender, it may be difficult to properly secure a carseat. An infant carseat would be impossible.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #873 on: October 13, 2019, 02:25:08 PM »
YMMV. It has airbag seatbelts, so even if the FA does allow it with a seatbelt extender, it may be difficult to properly secure a carseat. An infant carseat would be impossible.
I want to use the doona,will that work?
 What about on United j 757-200?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #874 on: October 16, 2019, 07:26:13 PM »
Does anyone have experience with bringing an infant car seat on empty seat next to you for infant lap in Europe (Alitalia, Air Europa & Iberia specifically)?

We do it with Delta all the time. Hopefully will work there too

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #875 on: October 23, 2019, 03:29:36 AM »
Just spotted a car seat in mint on jet blue. Asked the FA and they confirmed that they allow car seats by the window seats in mint.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #876 on: October 28, 2019, 10:38:26 AM »
This is a txt conversation I had with jet blue:
Me:Are infant car seats allowed in a321 mint seat?
JB Rep: We will allow a car seat in our Mint seating as long as it meets the FAA requirements. A seatbelt extension may be required and can be given to you by our inflight crewmembers.
Me: So if the infant seat is FAA approved I should have no problem in a mint seat correct?
JB Rep: Yes, as long as the car seat/restraint system meets FAA requirements. A seat belt extension may be required in order to deactivate airbags.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #877 on: October 28, 2019, 10:42:20 AM »
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #878 on: October 28, 2019, 10:55:37 AM »
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
. Was on a flight last week and there was a car seat fastened in mint with an extender.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #879 on: October 28, 2019, 10:23:21 PM »
booked "Baby" 12hrs for august LAX-SYD think that was a mistake?