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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #360 on: March 21, 2016, 01:38:27 PM »
I don't think they'll let you put a car seat as a single at the window. IF they let you put in a car seat, it would be as one of the two middle seats. Would it matter at that point for the extra seat to be the same row?
That was my question. Because there's such a separation between rows 5 and 6 I thought maybe being all in row 5 may be easier, though I wasn't sure. What do you think?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #361 on: March 21, 2016, 02:24:37 PM »
That was my question. Because there's such a separation between rows 5 and 6 I thought maybe being all in row 5 may be easier, though I wasn't sure. What do you think?
Probably will be easier. Though if you don't get the extra seat you'll want to be further from people.
Don't think it will really make that much of a difference either way
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #362 on: March 21, 2016, 02:25:46 PM »
Probably will be easier. Though if you don't get the extra seat you'll want to be further from people.
Don't think it will really make that much of a difference either way
That's what I was thinking. I do imagine that if there are any empty seats it'll be the windows in row 5 though since they have misaligned windows. I think for now we'll just keep the seats we have.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #363 on: April 03, 2016, 03:42:33 PM »
We're travelling with a toddler (almost 5) and are thinking of letting her ride through the airport on a scooter. Anyone have any experience doing such a thing?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #364 on: April 03, 2016, 03:44:11 PM »
We're travelling with a toddler (almost 5) and are thinking of letting her ride through the airport on a scooter. Anyone have any experience doing such a thing?
Don't have experience but have seen it done more then once.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #365 on: April 27, 2016, 11:36:57 PM »
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #366 on: April 27, 2016, 11:48:21 PM »
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?
Domestic? International?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #367 on: April 28, 2016, 03:25:26 AM »
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?

Is he in a suitcase?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #368 on: April 28, 2016, 06:05:28 AM »
Do you need to book a ticket for a two month old or can you just show up at the gate with him as though he is a piece of luggage?
Not domestically (US), just show up. Other countries change for domestic lap infants. International travel requires a ticket. While you can buy it at the airport (just like your own ticket), it's a lot cheaper in advance.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #369 on: April 28, 2016, 12:50:56 PM »
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #370 on: April 28, 2016, 01:15:46 PM »
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...
I think so, but some have reduced weight allowances for infants.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #371 on: April 28, 2016, 01:29:29 PM »
I think so, but some have reduced weight allowances for infants.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #372 on: April 28, 2016, 02:57:42 PM »
Does every airline give free checked luggage for a baby? Delta did for us...
For a lap infant?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #373 on: April 28, 2016, 03:09:11 PM »
AC did same for me about a year ago
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #374 on: April 28, 2016, 03:11:29 PM »
People get all riled up about car seats and checking them - what's funny is that they don't know that you can use car seats after a minor crash (yes, check the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration). Even better I don't understand how they think their car seats got to their house - they're shipped at some point, and I guarantee you they get into some jostling there. I'm pretty sure they can handle the baggage carrier walking it down the gate stairs and tossing it into the belly of the plane.

Put it in the overhead. I've only not been able to make it fit on one tiny domestic plane (most planes with some maneuvering you can get it to fit), but that was with a maxi cosi-probably depends on the brand.
A. They're properly packed from the factory so that it won't get damaged in transit.
B. Clearly you've never watched what happens to gate checked bags. It's thrown around like junk. And your seat is completely unprotected.
Does that mean it's damaged? I have no clue, but plenty of smart people have said that it does. Worth the risk of having hairline cracks in the seat?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #375 on: June 05, 2016, 12:11:37 AM »
I have a NIB baby monitor (that I bought on a DDMS deal) that I want to bring to my brother.  Can I take through security at airport?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #376 on: June 05, 2016, 12:18:34 AM »
Why would you think not?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #377 on: June 05, 2016, 12:43:06 AM »
Why would you think not?

Something camera-related.  Not sure.  I don't ever fly with camera/videoplayer, so wasn't sure if there were special restrictions.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #378 on: June 05, 2016, 01:10:43 AM »
Something camera-related.  Not sure.  I don't ever fly with camera/videoplayer, so wasn't sure if there were special restrictions.
You travel with a smartphone?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #379 on: June 05, 2016, 03:50:52 AM »
I have a NIB baby monitor (that I bought on a DDMS deal) that I want to bring to my brother.  Can I take through security at airport?
No issue.