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    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.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #960 on: January 17, 2021, 04:10:54 PM »
Depends on baby, price..... and flight load.

If youíre flying a 757-200, book flights separately and you get and empty seat next to you. Double check if you can use car seats in that specific kind of D1.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #961 on: January 17, 2021, 04:50:04 PM »
If youíre flying a 757-200, book flights separately and you get and empty seat next to you. Double check if you can use car seats in that specific kind of D1.
its actually a 767. if i book delta one i wont do car seat and we will have to sleep with the baby in our seat/lap, vs booking coach with an extra seat for a carseat.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #962 on: January 17, 2021, 10:23:02 PM »
flying on american airlines 737 from phx to jfk, in business class, booked a seat for the infant, will i have any issues bringing a car seat ?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #963 on: January 19, 2021, 09:48:35 PM »
Planning on flying from MIA to TLV on BA in March. Iíll be traveling IYĒH with my wife, a 5 year old, a 23 month old, and newborn twins.
I was wondering if thereís any way to book 3 lap infants with 2 adults (and a child)? I know itís highly recommended to book seats for all infants, but due to covid, Iím almost positive Iíll have enough seats for everyone anyway. Just asking if itís technically possible to book them as lap infants?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #964 on: January 19, 2021, 09:53:50 PM »
Iíll be traveling IYĒH with my wife, a 5 year old, a 23 month old, and newborn twins.
baby is in the future (unknown) but will be approx six months old
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #965 on: January 20, 2021, 12:43:54 AM »
Planning on flying from MIA to TLV on BA in March. Iíll be traveling IYĒH with my wife, a 5 year old, a 23 month old, and newborn twins.
I was wondering if thereís any way to book 3 lap infants with 2 adults (and a child)? I know itís highly recommended to book seats for all infants, but due to covid, Iím almost positive Iíll have enough seats for everyone anyway. Just asking if itís technically possible to book them as lap infants?
GIYF.  Only allowed one lap child per adult.  The 23 month old can't be booked online it seems, and will need their own seat.  The twins are too young to sit in their own seats and will need to be held during taxi, takeoff, and turbulence.  I think you're underestimating how difficult this will be.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #966 on: January 20, 2021, 11:04:16 AM »
GIYF.  Only allowed one lap child per adult.  The 23 month old can't be booked online it seems, and will need their own seat.  The twins are too young to sit in their own seats and will need to be held during taxi, takeoff, and turbulence.  I think you're underestimating how difficult this will be.
Thanks for that.
Canít the twins sit in a car seat during takeoff and landing? Iíve usually been able to bring them on if there are available seats, even if I didnít pay for them.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #967 on: January 20, 2021, 08:46:56 PM »
Thanks for that.
Canít the twins sit in a car seat during takeoff and landing? Iíve usually been able to bring them on if there are available seats, even if I didnít pay for them.
I don't think BA allows that.

See the linked article below by a flight attendant about flying with children, pay attention to mention of a "belly belt" which I believe is still required on BA.  The latest info I can find is from 2013, so it may have changed, but BA's website makes me wonder.  (Some people like the belly belt; I have no experience with them.)  Even if you do pay for seats, it sounds like you will have to take them out during TTL&T.  I'm sure there are people here that have experience flying with infants on BA, maybe they can chime in.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #968 on: January 27, 2021, 09:01:17 PM »
I don't think BA allows that.

See the linked article below by a flight attendant about flying with children, pay attention to mention of a "belly belt" which I believe is still required on BA.  The latest info I can find is from 2013, so it may have changed, but BA's website makes me wonder.  (Some people like the belly belt; I have no experience with them.)  Even if you do pay for seats, it sounds like you will have to take them out during TTL&T.  I'm sure there are people here that have experience flying with infants on BA, maybe they can chime in.

http://flyingwithchildren.blogspot.com/
Iíve flown BA with an infant and had no issues with him sitting in the Doona.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #969 on: March 16, 2021, 11:38:20 AM »
What's the best way to travel with an almost 4 year old? Do you still do car seat? Or is booster enough? I remember hearing you that there are special straps that you could use for the airplane that make it almost like a three-point harness
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #970 on: March 16, 2021, 12:40:06 PM »
Flying United (Express) with an 18m old and a 4 week old. Taking a stroller, a Doona and a car seat. Paid for a seat for 1 of the infants.
I was planning on taking the Donna on board for the 2 kids to take turns. I'm undecided if I should check in the stroller and take my 18 m old in a car seat strapped onto a wheelie carry on, then gate check, or if I should check in the car seat and gate check the stroller.

Any tips?

Do you think they'll let me take a car seat and a Doona on board of there's space?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #971 on: March 16, 2021, 01:06:40 PM »
What's the best way to travel with an almost 4 year old? Do you still do car seat? Or is booster enough? I remember hearing you that there are special straps that you could use for the airplane that make it almost like a three-five-point harness
This is the strap thing if you decide to go that way. I've used it multiple times for almost 4 year old when we didn't need to bring along extra car seats.

Child Airplane Travel Harness - Cares Safety Restraint System - The Only FAA Approved Child Flying Safety Device $75.99 $67.89



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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #972 on: March 17, 2021, 07:33:53 AM »
This is the strap thing if you decide to go that way. I've used it multiple times for almost 4 year old when we didn't need to bring along extra car seats.

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It's actually a FOUR-point harness, and I've used it a few times before realizing that without the 5th-point between the legs, it can present a strangulation hazard, if the kid slides downward.  Here's a review that mentions it, and should be read so you know what you're dealing with.

https://www.amazon.com/CARES-Child-Airplane-Travel-Harness/product-reviews/B0012E4FV8
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #973 on: March 17, 2021, 09:49:08 AM »
is it really necessary vs the regular lap belt? both should keep the kid in their seat during turbulence
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #974 on: March 17, 2021, 10:56:14 AM »
is it really necessary vs the regular lap belt? both should keep the kid in their seat during turbulence
Best is to use car seat if kid hasn't outgrown it, especially if you're bringing it along for use at your destination.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #975 on: March 24, 2021, 11:26:30 AM »
Flying Southwest on Friday with a 6month old in a Clek Liing. Curious to know if anyone has any rec's re seat choice (bulkhead vs other) both regarding comfort and minimizing covid exposure. I also wanted to confirm that we can't use the carseat in row 12 behind the exit (737-700