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http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_120-87C.pdf
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #900 on: December 15, 2019, 11:46:07 PM »
Dangerous to use an airbag seatbelt on a carseat without the extender. Definitely against their policy.
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Can be done with extender as well.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #901 on: December 15, 2019, 11:47:07 PM »
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Can be done with extender as well.
This is what you need to do with an airbag seatbelt, but I hard a hard time properly securing with an extender.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #902 on: December 21, 2019, 08:20:58 PM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #903 on: December 21, 2019, 08:29:23 PM »
Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #904 on: December 21, 2019, 09:02:48 PM »
Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.
Lol .so true

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #905 on: December 22, 2019, 06:59:16 AM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
If you would rather fly direct, and the airline will give you a bassinet seat, do that.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #906 on: December 23, 2019, 03:00:39 PM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket
with out bassinet id rather fly with a stop and extra seat,

Its that age where they sleep more than they annoy but its still really annoying to hold a baby for 10h
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #907 on: December 23, 2019, 03:43:12 PM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket

Dan urges a seat for safety.

Otherwise if youíre able to get bassinet Iíd def recommend flying direct.

Imo flying direct without an extra seat is 2 cons, not one.

 I fly with children a lot myself & have many friends in the same situation - some who fly direct & some stopover, Iíve never heard anybody enjoy a stopover with young children more than direct besides for the savings.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #908 on: December 23, 2019, 05:43:42 PM »
Dan urges a seat for safety.

Otherwise if youíre able to get bassinet Iíd def recommend flying direct.

 I fly with children a lot myself & have many friends in the same situation - some who fly direct & some stopover, Iíve never heard anybody enjoy a stopover with young children more than direct besides for the savings.
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #909 on: December 24, 2019, 02:04:26 AM »
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.
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A stopover cann switch a nightmare to sweet dreams (though ny kids seem to always fell asleep just as we are landingfor the stopover

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #910 on: December 24, 2019, 11:27:29 AM »
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.
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my twins love playing in lounges and turning over a very peaceful lounge at 7am when everyone is trying to relax ;D ;D
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #911 on: December 24, 2019, 12:45:23 PM »
When dealing with two year olds and older ( not infants) I've heard people say they like stopovers since its gives the kids a chance to run around for a few minutes and when they get on the second plane it takes them time till they get bored again.

OP was about a child under 2Ö Regardless Iíve heard that as well from ppl who wanted to save money - but if somebody were covering the difference theyíd sing a different tune.  Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

You canít predict what will happen with kids, Iíve had flights where they slept most of the flight & others where they slept one out of twelve. As he says -

 
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A stopover cann switch a nightmare to sweet dreams (though ny kids seem to always fell asleep just as we are landingfor the stopover


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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #912 on: December 24, 2019, 01:53:04 PM »
covering the difference theyíd sing a different tune.  Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #913 on: December 24, 2019, 02:38:24 PM »
Iíve yet to meet somebody who flew a stopover for the sole purpose of letting their kids let out their energy.

im right here ;D
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #914 on: December 24, 2019, 03:42:36 PM »
allow me to introduce my wife....

Even with the kids falling asleep right before the stopover?!

im right here ;D

I guess we have more to discuss  ;)

Just curious how often do u guys fly a long (10+ Hour) flight with kids? Maybe youíll change me & save me some money at the same time

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #915 on: December 24, 2019, 04:08:13 PM »


I guess we have more to discuss  ;)

Just curious how often do u guys fly a long (10+ Hour) flight with kids? Maybe youíll change me & save me some money at the same time
so I've flown to Israel a few times and then shorter flights like EU. it makes a huge diff how old the child is and don't forget i have twins which is 1000 worse, i always try to fly red eye. so when they are 0-6m i dont think it matters they pretty much slept thru any flight.
 now once they start realizing how much fun its to fly it gets crazy.
to name a few...

i flew with them to Israel when they were  like 10m, the way there was hard they couldn't sit still, jumping around waking everyone up, we stopped in BUD and they did what babies do best and slept for 5 solid hours on the flight to TLV, now coming back, the 4h flight to CDG was crazy the stewardess was holding 1 child pretty much the whole time  ??? , we had a nice stopover they ate, jumped around, yelled, etc .. from CDG to NY was awesome.

another time we flew direct from ny to tlv , it was prob the worst flight they were walking already so they kept running around, i bought iPads, kids headphones, toys, whatever u can think of all they wanted was to run around, coming home we made a stop, the 1st flight was crazy ( there were like 15 infants aboard it was like maternity wing at Maimonides with all the kids crying, 2nd flight was much better they slept very well.

for me personally id rather stop and let the kids go crazy ( i can also relax, get some work done) then fly direct. side note i fly business 98% of the time specially with my kids. 
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #916 on: December 25, 2019, 02:31:40 AM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket

Over the past 7 months we flew with our baby dozens of time and never paid for a separate seat and only once were we not able to bring the doona due to not finding two empty seats next to each other.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #917 on: December 25, 2019, 08:56:09 AM »
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #918 on: January 30, 2020, 01:36:32 PM »
Flying in a few weeks with my 15 month old kid. He will have his own seat. I've decided, for the first time, to take his car seat along. It's an $250+ Graco which I love.

I went to look for the sticker that says FAA approved.. only to find a red mention clearly saying that it is Not approved for use in aircrafts..

Isn't it strange that a premium car seat who be approved in cars but not in planes? I'm new to this

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #919 on: January 30, 2020, 01:57:07 PM »
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
see if you can get a bassinet seat. they will usually upgrade for free if its available.