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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 #980 on: October 13, 2021, 11:09:44 AM »
I want to actually buy the ticket now.. not just a lap sit.. and its domestic..

is there a generic way of buying a ticket for the infant? they don't allow for name changes...

THANKS!!!
you won't have any issues for domestic...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #981 on: October 13, 2021, 11:47:40 AM »
Something of a hack, but it should work.  Book an extra seat for yourself, making sure that the extra seat is a window seat.  Then add the baby as a lap infant and use your extra seat.  Maybe verify with airline that it won't be an issue.

https://www.southwest.com/html/customer-service/extra-seat/index-pol.html
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #982 on: October 13, 2021, 01:21:10 PM »
you won't have any issues for domestic...
He wants to buy a seat for the infant.
Which he needs to buy now.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #983 on: October 13, 2021, 01:59:54 PM »
He wants to buy a seat for the infant.
Which he needs to buy now.
Do they ID kids when you pay for a seat??  ;)

you won't have any issues for domestic...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #984 on: October 13, 2021, 02:02:00 PM »
I want to actually buy the ticket now.. not just a lap sit.. and its domestic..

is there a generic way of buying a ticket for the infant? they don't allow for name changes...

THANKS!!!
Shouldn’t be an issue. No need to show ID if paying for a seat.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #985 on: November 03, 2021, 05:47:57 PM »
is there anyway to book infant online @ delta.com on international flight?
if not how much do they add for infant over the phone on paid ticket?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #986 on: November 03, 2021, 08:53:19 PM »
Why dont you you ask an agent to book for you?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #987 on: January 12, 2022, 10:28:20 AM »
anyone know  if i can fly emirates first or business with an infant when booking with skywards?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #988 on: April 06, 2022, 11:49:17 AM »
does one need to do a corona test when flying to the usa with an infant under 2 years old?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #989 on: April 07, 2022, 10:43:11 AM »
Curious what people here think.

I was flying tlv-jfk direct with AA, with a infant in doona in a paid seat.

With the way the airlines are shrinking legroom the person in the row in front couldn't recline their seat as the doona was blocking them from reclining,
things got pretty heated up as it was a packed flight & they had no options to switch seats,

the fa told them the doona is legalised for flying & blame the airline for squeezing seats together

All in all it was a really uncomfortable flight

I could see this easily happening again

So who do you think is right ?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #990 on: April 07, 2022, 07:30:07 PM »
Curious what people here think.

I was flying tlv-jfk direct with AA, with a infant in doona in a paid seat.

With the way the airlines are shrinking legroom the person in the row in front couldn't recline their seat as the doona was blocking them from reclining,
things got pretty heated up as it was a packed flight & they had no options to switch seats,

the fa told them the doona is legalised for flying & blame the airline for squeezing seats together

All in all it was a really uncomfortable flight

I could see this easily happening again

So who do you think is right ?
It's not a question of who was right. 

Two things though: generally speaking, car seats are not meant to be installed rear-facing on an airplane.  If it was installed forward-facing and still prevented recline, you could have offered to take the car seat out for a few hours during the flight if the baby was awake. Car seat is mainly for taxi, takeoff, and landing. If the plane falls out of the sky, being in a car seat won't save the baby, and being in a car seat for that many hours isn't great for baby.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #991 on: April 07, 2022, 07:39:00 PM »
Two things though: generally speaking, car seats are not meant to be installed rear-facing on an airplane.  If it was installed forward-facing and still prevented recline, you could have offered to take the car seat out for a few hours during the flight if the baby was awake. Car seat is mainly for taxi, takeoff, and landing. If the plane falls out of the sky, being in a car seat won't save the baby, and being in a car seat for that many hours isn't great for baby.
Huh? So I shouldn't be sitting in my seat either when the plane is cruising but just walk around the plane?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #992 on: April 07, 2022, 07:57:51 PM »
It's not a question of who was right. 

Two things though: generally speaking, car seats are not meant to be installed rear-facing on an airplane.  If it was installed forward-facing and still prevented recline, you could have offered to take the car seat out for a few hours during the flight if the baby was awake. Car seat is mainly for taxi, takeoff, and landing. If the plane falls out of the sky, being in a car seat won't save the baby, and being in a car seat for that many hours isn't great for baby.
I like your take on it and your idea of compromise during cruise altitude.
Where should I be puting the car seat then? Out on the wing? Especially if I paid for that seat, I'm not filling it up with a tilted car seat whilst holding my baby so the other guy can recline.

What do other people think about rear facing car seats on aircraft? I think you have a much bigger chance if kid sleeping when rear facing but I'm happy to be corrected.

Is rear facing safer than forward facing on a plane?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #993 on: April 07, 2022, 10:56:16 PM »
It's not a question of who was right. 

Two things though: generally speaking, car seats are not meant to be installed rear-facing on an airplane.  If it was installed forward-facing and still prevented recline, you could have offered to take the car seat out for a few hours during the flight if the baby was awake. Car seat is mainly for taxi, takeoff, and landing. If the plane falls out of the sky, being in a car seat won't save the baby, and being in a car seat for that many hours isn't great for baby.
I always thought seatbelts on planes are just as silly

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #994 on: April 07, 2022, 10:57:32 PM »
I always thought seatbelts on planes are just as silly
It's so you don't get hurt during takeoff, landing or bad turbulence

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #995 on: April 10, 2022, 01:40:57 AM »
car seat is so that baby sleeps comfortably and doesnt cry the entire flight IMO

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #996 on: April 10, 2022, 05:52:00 AM »
It's so you don't get hurt during takeoff, landing or bad turbulence
and somehow that doesn't apply to babies?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #997 on: April 10, 2022, 08:00:01 AM »
and somehow that doesn't apply to babies?
Of course it does.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #998 on: June 16, 2022, 01:09:39 AM »
Flying to Israel in Economy with 2 kids and a 6 month baby. Will request bassinet.
What would you recommend?
A"A 777 or ELAL 787
Or no difference?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #999 on: June 16, 2022, 01:41:23 AM »
Flying to Israel in Economy with 2 kids and a 6 month baby. Will request bassinet.
What would you recommend?
A"A 777 or ELAL 787
Or no difference?
TY
Not sure about elal but Requesting won't get you a bassinet on AA. You need to pay for a bulkhead seat & then request a bassinet