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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 #885 on: October 30, 2019, 11:21:14 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 couldnít 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?
That's normal. One of the Taxes/Fees the infant is paying is a $60 UK passenger facility fee (UB if you look at the tax breakdown).
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #886 on: December 09, 2019, 07:16:05 PM »
Will the airline give a problem if I try to change a domestic infant name on a ticket?
I misspelled it by a few letters.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #887 on: December 09, 2019, 08:12:09 PM »
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #888 on: December 09, 2019, 09:17:34 PM »
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
Oh didn't know that, and I'm flying this week with an infant. I used to shlep along the birth certificate every time..

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #889 on: December 10, 2019, 03:50:51 AM »
Don't need ID under 18 years old...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #890 on: December 11, 2019, 10:08:30 PM »
Iím on Virgin Atlantic jfk-lhr final destination tlv, we came with the doona and went to our seat, an agent came and started asking about doona etc we are used to it so showed him the FAA sticker that itís approved so he said yes but itís not approved by European standard and finally I showed him the European certification but then he said that they donít allow any rear facing car seats! He actually showed us in his iPad something stating that and so did the chief of cabin. In the end they moved us to the front row with a bassinet.

Anyone ever heard of this? How does that make sense?? Our baby is 9 months old and according to both eu and us regulations he would need to be in a rear facing seat.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #891 on: December 12, 2019, 04:11:43 AM »
Apperently it is written on their website. The guy on the plane said that it was a new regulation as of a few months ago. Still doesnít make sense to me since European countries also advise people to keep babies in rear facing seats for as long as possible and there are even countries in Europe where kids stay that way until 4 years old!

I love Virgin Atlantic, but unfortunately will not be flying with them again with a baby.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #892 on: December 12, 2019, 09:22:50 AM »
Just curious did they give you the same issue on your LHR to TLV leg?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #893 on: December 15, 2019, 05:34:15 PM »
PSA: I flew with frozen milk in a bag, and the bag was pulled aside. The TSA agent said frozen things are officially allowed and if I put them separately in a bin, they'll go straight through.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #894 on: December 15, 2019, 06:21:04 PM »
Had no issues on IB, BA ,TK .
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 #895 on: December 15, 2019, 10:46:48 PM »
You can't secure an infant car seat with a seatbelt extender AFAIK.
Flew mint last week  with a doona and it worked out well. Seatbelt went across the infant seat over the handle it was securely fastened.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #896 on: December 15, 2019, 10:57:37 PM »
Flew mint last week  with a doona and it worked out well. Seatbelt went across the infant seat over the handle it was securely fastened.
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #897 on: December 15, 2019, 11:07:36 PM »
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
Tried it with both, the airbag seat belt and the extender. It was more secure with the regular airbag seatbelt then with the  extender. Sorry  No pix.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #898 on: December 15, 2019, 11:10:26 PM »
Airbag seatbelt? Did you use an extender? Pic of the secured carseat?
It went over the bar and I made it very tight it couldnít move.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #899 on: December 15, 2019, 11:14:23 PM »
Tried it with both, the airbag seat belt and the extender. It was more secure with the regular airbag seatbelt then with the  extender. Sorry  No pix.
Dangerous to use an airbag seatbelt on a carseat without the extender. Definitely against their policy.
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