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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 #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?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #880 on: October 28, 2019, 10:30:45 PM »
. Was on a flight last week and there was a car seat fastened in mint with an extender.
Read my post again.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #881 on: October 28, 2019, 10:35:25 PM »
Read my post again.
Please explain.

I have a flight scheduled in 4 weeks in mint and I want to take my baby in a doona. I was on jet blue last week and saw someone  using a car seat in mint with an extender. I discussed it with the FA during the flight and everything seems as it could work perfectly.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #882 on: October 28, 2019, 10:41:05 PM »
Please explain.
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #883 on: October 30, 2019, 01:24:36 AM »
I booked 3 basic economy seats on AA for me, my wife and my infant. I know they'll try to seat us together, (it's ahead in advance too) I just wonder if I will able to see our seat location ahead of the flight?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #884 on: October 30, 2019, 09:46:31 AM »
Got a interesting question. I booked a flight to israel through virgin atlantic on chase points. I later realized I needed to add a infant to the ticket. I therefore called virgin atlantic fully expecting to pay 10% of one ticket.

So in this case the 1 passenger cost 738.96 so I expected to pay $73.8.
However the rep told me that it was 10% if the base fare of the flight plus taxes.

So the breakdown of my ticket was
 $738.96
Flight $240.00 + Taxes & Fees $498.96

However my sons ticket they told me was 29$ (as the base fare went up -i called 2 weeks after i booked mine) plus 150$ for taxes??
The rep couldn’t answer my confusion so i just paid as i had to add my son to the ticket.

Have you ever heard of this, why are the taxes so high?