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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #940 on: October 31, 2020, 08:25:03 PM »
I'm sure this has been asked before ( if its has please direct).
2 year old turning two in the middle of the round trip. Which airlines offer infant fares ( besides for BA)?
AFAIK, none

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #941 on: November 01, 2020, 10:10:37 AM »
AFAIK, none
So what are you susposed to do?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #942 on: November 01, 2020, 10:13:44 AM »
So what are you susposed to do?
Book as 2 one ways, booking them as a child for the return flight. (Many times itís cheaper to just book them a seat for both ways).

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #943 on: November 01, 2020, 10:17:57 AM »
Book as 2 one ways, booking them as a child for the return flight. (Many times itís cheaper to just book them a seat for both ways).

Roundtrip as a Child?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #944 on: November 01, 2020, 10:24:58 AM »
Roundtrip as a Child?
Yes. Put in an older DOB on the reservation and then call to change

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #945 on: November 01, 2020, 03:54:24 PM »
Ok. Thanks.
Opposite side of things.
What's the minimum age ( how many days or weeks old) a child has to be to fly on Elal?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #946 on: November 01, 2020, 03:59:45 PM »
Ok. Thanks.
Opposite side of things.
What's the minimum age ( how many days or weeks old) a child has to be to fly on Elal?
Need to be one week old

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #947 on: November 05, 2020, 01:00:16 PM »
My daughter will be flying with her 10-month-old on Delta domestic on a 3.5 hour flight. Since she's going to be solo (husband is flying back earlier), she'd like a seat for the baby. Any problem with basic economy? They're not too likely to seat them separately. Second question: they'll be flying while Delta is still blocking middle seats. I'm assuming they'll let her put the baby right next to her, right?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #948 on: November 05, 2020, 01:58:33 PM »
My daughter will be flying with her 10-month-old on Delta domestic on a 3.5 hour flight. Since she's going to be solo (husband is flying back earlier), she'd like a seat for the baby. Any problem with basic economy? They're not too likely to seat them separately. Second question: they'll be flying while Delta is still blocking middle seats. I'm assuming they'll let her put the baby right next to her, right?

Have same question. Flying with DW & DS next week in Delta. Will I be able to take the car seat on board?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #949 on: November 05, 2020, 06:15:31 PM »
My daughter will be flying with her 10-month-old on Delta domestic on a 3.5 hour flight. Since she's going to be solo (husband is flying back earlier), she'd like a seat for the baby. Any problem with basic economy? They're not too likely to seat them separately. Second question: they'll be flying while Delta is still blocking middle seats. I'm assuming they'll let her put the baby right next to her, right?
If its a paid ticket than obviously she will have entire row to herself. If it's a lap child, there are no guarantees, but if it's not a full flight she should be Ok.
Have same question. Flying with DW & DS next week in Delta. Will I be able to take the car seat on board?
Shouldn't have an issue.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #950 on: November 05, 2020, 08:04:35 PM »
If its a paid ticket than obviously she will have entire row to herself. If it's a lap child, there are no guarantees, but if it's not a full flight she should be Ok. Shouldn't have an issue.

I asked Delta today & they said I won't be able to bring the car seat aboard. I guess it doesn't hurt trying by the gate & just gate check if they don't allow. (Car seat locks onto carriage so not a hassle)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #951 on: November 29, 2020, 04:06:10 PM »
I'm new at this  :) so apologize if questions were asked before.
If traveling with 3 month year old on a flight and have a stroller with a car seat ( car seat is strapped into stroller) I will be able to gate check stroller and car seat for free?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #952 on: November 29, 2020, 04:14:01 PM »
I'm new at this  :) so apologize if questions were asked before.
If traveling with 3 month year old on a flight and have a stroller with a car seat ( car seat is strapped into stroller) I will be able to gate check stroller and car seat for free?
Wheel it to the plane and they should tag it at the gate and then check it at the plane door.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #953 on: November 29, 2020, 04:23:06 PM »
Wheel it to the plane and they should tag it at the gate and then check it at the plane door.
They won't make an issue about the extra piece the car seat?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #954 on: November 29, 2020, 04:24:43 PM »
They won't make an issue about the extra piece the car seat?
YMMV, I never had issues with normal airlines.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #955 on: November 29, 2020, 04:41:12 PM »
They won't make an issue about the extra piece the car seat?
Same as any 2 piece stroller eg basinet attachment
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #956 on: November 29, 2020, 07:11:18 PM »
I'm new at this  :) so apologize if questions were asked before.
If traveling with 3 month year old on a flight and have a stroller with a car seat ( car seat is strapped into stroller) I will be able to gate check stroller and car seat for free?
I just did it this past Thursday on United & had no issue

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #957 on: January 17, 2021, 01:20:54 AM »
Rough age. they already are aware that they can walk around, but not old enough to understand why it's not allowed. I personally would go for economy and have a full 3 seats for my crew. While some might argue, seat for my kid> sitting in J, especially at that age.
What do people think about a 6 month old overnight flight from LAX-NYC on delta? Can get 2 seats Delta one for me and mrs (and we can try to sleep tight with the baby though the bed is thin) or just get 3 seats together in the middle with a doona for the baby to sleep in?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #958 on: January 17, 2021, 02:17:02 AM »
What do people think about a 6 month old overnight flight from LAX-NYC on delta? Can get 2 seats Delta one for me and mrs (and we can try to sleep tight with the baby though the bed is thin) or just get 3 seats together in the middle with a doona for the baby to sleep in?
Depends on baby, price..... and flight load.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #959 on: January 17, 2021, 03:41:03 PM »
Depends on baby, price..... and flight load.
baby is in the future (unknown) but will be approx six months old so too big for a bassinet in coach. delta one is $609 per ticket, coach is $280 per ticket so 3 would be $840 vs. $1218 for 2 delta one. flight leaves LAX 9:30 pm arriving 6am NY time.
Delta currently is keeping middle seats empty through march, unclear if that will stay through november when i fly (and then could just buy 2 economy and potentially grab a free middle with lap child). since its near thanksgiving flight may be close to full.