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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, plus a summary of baggage allowed for lap infants.
Child paying 10% of fare can check a small suitecase up to 10kg/20lb. Child paying 50%+ of adult fare can check standard baggage allowance (one full size suitcase 23kg/50lb) both are +stroller and car seat. One carry on + booster or infant seat + pump and cooler
1 chacked bag at same rate as adults first bag + 1 stroller + 1 car seat. 1 carry-on diaper bag per child is allowed + pump + milk cooler + (stroller??)
1 stroller + 1 carseat. carry on: diaper bag, pump, carry one size stroller, carseat
1 checked bag up to 50lb/23kg. 1 stroller 1 carseat. 1 carry on up to 13lb/6kg or a carry on size stroller
  • BA
1 checked bag 50lbs/23kg + two of the following: stroller,car/booster seat,travel cot,babyack carrier. 1 extra carryon bag.
  • ElAL
1 checked bag 50lb/23kg. 1 stroller or car seat. NO carry on. (its not like their makpid these days any way  :))
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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.

Infants are cute.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #200 on: September 20, 2015, 02:39:24 PM »


If your not getting a bassinet seat or an actual seat for your baby, where exactly do u plan on putting your travel bassinet? On your lap?
Plenty of room. Also there at usually empty seats that they let me put him on

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #201 on: September 21, 2015, 09:03:37 PM »
New to flying with a baby.

Turkish is charging me $92 for "infant - lap" (NYC>TLV).

Does that mean I will get a bassinet?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #202 on: September 22, 2015, 04:06:47 AM »
New to flying with a baby.

Turkish is charging me $92 for "infant - lap" (NYC>TLV).

Does that mean I will get a bassinet?
You need to call and see if they have on that flight and if its available and if your child isn't to old/big for it

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #203 on: September 26, 2015, 07:24:39 PM »
does UA still cover damage to strollers checked at gate?
ua chalks everything to usual wear... They broke both a brand new stroller and carseat within two weekss for me. No compensation. I strongly suggest a protective carrier bag

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #204 on: October 18, 2015, 01:10:20 PM »
Jetblue is asking $46.60 for taxes for an infant to Nassau, Bahamas,anyway around it? if add at the airport will they still charge this?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #205 on: October 19, 2015, 09:06:23 AM »
Jetblue is asking $46.60 for taxes for an infant to Nassau, Bahamas,anyway around it? if add at the airport will they still charge this?
Don't think you can get around taxes.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #206 on: October 30, 2015, 11:09:53 AM »
Not an infant/baby question but I didn't want to start a new thread.
I'll be flying with my wife and my 5 and almost 3 year old. Both will be in car seats on the plane.  We are entertaining flying HPN-MCO with a stopover in DCA currently estimated at 35 minutes. Generally the HPN-DCA leg is about 20 minutes early but we cannot count on that.
Is 35 minutes enough time to unload and get to other flight? I;ve never been to DCA so I don't know how far the gate potentially is.
Since it is one ticket I assume the luggage will be moved by the airline...
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #207 on: November 24, 2015, 12:43:11 PM »
What does UA charge for a lap child to Hawaii? Is it 10% of award fair?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #208 on: November 24, 2015, 12:46:08 PM »
What does UA charge for a lap child to Hawaii? Is it 10% of award fair?
Domestic is free.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #209 on: November 24, 2015, 01:01:21 PM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #210 on: November 27, 2015, 07:51:15 AM »
Flying from LGA-YUL now with AA and booked with Avios. When I got to airport and checked in, they said there's a ~$17 charge for the infant (tax). Is this typical? I was under the impression that it was totally free.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #211 on: November 27, 2015, 08:09:27 AM »
Flying from LGA-YUL now with AA and booked with Avios. When I got to airport and checked in, they said there's a ~$17 charge for the infant (tax). Is this typical? I was under the impression that it was totally free.
Canada has tax.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #212 on: November 27, 2015, 09:10:11 AM »
Ah ok. Thanks.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #213 on: December 01, 2015, 09:18:39 AM »
Need some advice. Flying at the end of december with my wife and my baby who will be 9 months at that point. We are booked in BA J and got my baby a seat (thanks to that ridiculous $450 deal). I onyl have the keyfit 30 car seat which is rear facing only. According to BA's website they only allow forward facing car seats. Is this true???

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #214 on: December 01, 2015, 09:23:54 AM »
Need some advice. Flying at the end of december with my wife and my baby who will be 9 months at that point. We are booked in BA J and got my baby a seat (thanks to that ridiculous $450 deal). I onyl have the keyfit 30 car seat which is rear facing only. According to BA's website they only allow forward facing car seats. Is this true???
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #215 on: December 01, 2015, 09:26:49 AM »
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
Question is probably if it's enforced.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #216 on: December 01, 2015, 09:31:51 AM »
I would think if it is on their site it is true.
Question is probably if it's enforced.
yea. And if yes, any recommendation on what car seat to get to use as forward facing for a 9 month old?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #217 on: December 01, 2015, 10:13:17 AM »
yea. And if yes, any recommendation on what car seat to get to use as forward facing for a 9 month old?

Buy the car seat you will want a few months later. It'll be good enough for a plane ride at 9 months.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #218 on: December 01, 2015, 10:29:08 AM »
Buy the car seat you will want a few months later. It'll be good enough for a plane ride at 9 months.
except I also want it to be good to use in cars while in london. And i have no idea what car seat i want in a few months.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #219 on: December 01, 2015, 10:34:46 AM »
except I also want it to be good to use in cars while in london. And i have no idea what car seat i want in a few months.
Just buy the Cosco Scenera from Walmart. $39. And it'll be a good travel car seat anyways

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