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http://www.faa.gov/documentLibrary/media/Advisory_Circular/AC_120-87C.pdf
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #585 on: August 28, 2017, 03:51:40 PM »
Any experience with getting bassinet for baby who is over 9 months?  Like 15 months?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #586 on: August 28, 2017, 03:53:11 PM »
Can I bring my Doona car-seat on-board for lap-child? Have Bulkhead/Bassinet seats reserved in BA Business.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #587 on: August 28, 2017, 04:22:46 PM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #588 on: August 28, 2017, 04:41:22 PM »
Why would the infant make a difference?

I feel like we'd be faster on our own - less to take (I guess)?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #589 on: August 28, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »
My understanding is that is a fake rule

GL with that. Like cops and DMV workers, FAs are under no obligation to limit themselves to enforcing real rules
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #590 on: August 28, 2017, 05:03:02 PM »
lap infant
i heard that car seats can only be at window seats.. is that true? has anyone ever been able to have 2 car seats next to each other i.e window and middle with adult seating in aisle?
Never done 2 car seats, but more than once, have sat a car seat not at a window.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #591 on: August 30, 2017, 10:31:11 PM »
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #592 on: August 30, 2017, 10:46:44 PM »
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...
That sounds like the normal policy. You could also just use mile to get her a seat if there's space on the same flight.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #593 on: August 31, 2017, 09:11:06 AM »
Booked United mileage tickets to Israel on Turkish Business when wife pregnant. Baby just born and I'm trying to add onto reservation. United saying they can't do it on their end; Turkish saying I have to book at the airport for 10% of full adult fare- which is currently $6k in our cabin class and going up...any recommendations on how to get this done for a reasonable cost? United said it wouldn't be a problem to add the infant once born an to "call back and we'll take care of it"..yea...
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United saying it's not a problem is correct. It's not a problem to add (as in, it can certainly be done), you just need to pay.

Next time when flying with infant internationally, book with an airline that has a generous infant policy.

Aeroplan charges 100 CAD.
British Airways charges 10% of miles.

Don't know the rest of the good ones offhand. But other then these few exceptions, the general rule is 10% of adult published fare.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #594 on: September 05, 2017, 11:58:54 AM »
Anyone have experience flying with infant in united business EWR to TLV? My wife and I will be looking to bring a 2 month old, but not sure how it would be possible without buying another seat and putting a car seat. Has anyone used a bassinet in business?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #595 on: September 09, 2017, 09:02:36 PM »
Anyone have recommendations for an infant carseat and wheels that light and good for use on the plane? I have a graco modes system for primary use but it's a little heavy, so looking for something lighter.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #596 on: September 09, 2017, 09:06:32 PM »
Anyone have recommendations for an infant carseat and wheels that light and good for use on the plane? I have a graco modes system for primary use but it's a little heavy, so looking for something lighter.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #597 on: September 10, 2017, 05:36:30 AM »
Anyone have experience flying with infant in united business EWR to TLV? My wife and I will be looking to bring a 2 month old, but not sure how it would be possible without buying another seat and putting a car seat. Has anyone used a bassinet in business?
the bulkhead seats in business class on the UA84/85 are built in bassinet seats not sure about the 77W

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #598 on: September 10, 2017, 06:20:21 PM »
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May be good for the plane but wouldn't call it "light".

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #599 on: September 10, 2017, 07:11:49 PM »
May be good for the plane but wouldn't call it "light".
Great for all parts of travel with an infant, not just plane.

Maybe not light per se (6 pounds heavier then Chicco Keyfit 30), but you almost never need to actually carry it (since it has the wheels) other then a bit of lifting in / out of things.
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