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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 #620 on: November 08, 2017, 11:53:12 AM »
Should show up when looking at your itinerary on the site.
it doesnt. i had to call again to get the email

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #621 on: November 08, 2017, 11:54:02 AM »
it doesnt. i had to call again to get the email
It wasn't ender special requests? I've always had it there. Maybe they forgot to add the child.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #622 on: November 08, 2017, 11:57:27 AM »
It wasn't ender special requests? I've always had it there. Maybe they forgot to add the child.
nope, the child was added and still not

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #623 on: November 08, 2017, 11:58:51 AM »
nope, the child was added and still not
Very weird. You can manually add him/her if you want. As long as he/she is ticketed you're good though, I guess.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #624 on: December 13, 2017, 09:42:15 AM »
This will be my first trip with TSA Pre. Can anyone guide me re differences flying with 6 month and? For example, can I keep baby in stroler (bassinet) and what changes there are re bringing baby food and liquid?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #625 on: December 13, 2017, 09:59:21 AM »
This will be my first trip with TSA Pre. Can anyone guide me re differences flying with 6 month and? For example, can I keep baby in stroler (bassinet) and what changes there are re bringing baby food and liquid?

Baby has to come out. Ymmv whether they make you put stroller through X-ray machine

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #626 on: December 13, 2017, 10:02:06 AM »
Just flew 2 long haul flights overnight (jfk-ams and ams-tlv) first one was in dl j with 2 seats. Second was fake j but they have us an extra seat for doona. I'm debating which was better. J was obviously a much more comfortable product. But having the baby in the doona was really nice. She also slept a lot better.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #627 on: January 07, 2018, 02:27:53 PM »
when booking an elal flight with a lap infant thru Chase UR portal can I book and add the infant later or do I have to do it right away (which would entail a phone call that I dont want to make right now.)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #628 on: January 07, 2018, 05:41:38 PM »
when booking an elal flight with a lap infant thru Chase UR portal can I book and add the infant later or do I have to do it right away (which would entail a phone call that I dont want to make right now.)
You can’t add the infant online during booking? I know with Amex Travel you have that option.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #629 on: January 07, 2018, 07:47:50 PM »
February will be the first time my DW and I travel internationally with our newborn. Domestically, we travel with the stoller/car seat combo and just gate check, no issues.

Does the same apply internationally when you have a connection? we are flying Swiss JFK - Zurich - CDG. Will we be able to claim it at the jetbridge both times? anyone have experience with swiss in specific, or international in general??


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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #630 on: January 07, 2018, 08:00:23 PM »
February will be the first time my DW and I travel internationally with our newborn. Domestically, we travel with the stoller/car seat combo and just gate check, no issues.

Does the same apply internationally when you have a connection? we are flying Swiss JFK - Zurich - CDG. Will we be able to claim it at the jetbridge both times? anyone have experience with swiss in specific, or international in general??
Yes you will claim at jet bridge.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #631 on: January 07, 2018, 08:48:59 PM »
Yes you will claim at jet bridge.

On both legs?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #632 on: January 07, 2018, 08:50:18 PM »

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #633 on: January 07, 2018, 09:09:34 PM »
+1
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #634 on: January 07, 2018, 09:11:41 PM »
Thank you all!

This is experience with SWiss or in general

Their twitter support is saying i'd have to check at desk.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #635 on: January 07, 2018, 11:09:32 PM »
IME (not Swiss), even though we gate-checked the stroller, we did not get it back until baggage claim.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #636 on: January 09, 2018, 06:21:08 PM »
Booked DW on Swiss with INF (using AC miles).

Was able to book seat 6A ("throne seat") for first flight online at no charge, but other flights it wanted $99. So I only reserved a seat on first segment. After I saved that request, it no longer allows me to reserve seats online.

I figured if I call to request a bassinet it might help. At first Swiss said the reservations aren't linked, told me to call AC. Almost an hour with AC on the phone (most of the time on hold while they were trying to work things out with Swiss) and they told me it's fixed and call Swiss to request Bassinet.

Called Swiss, was told again that reservations aren't linked and I should call AC to link. After I asked to speak to a supervisor, magically they were able to do it. However, they said couldn't get it for first segment (not sure if it's because of the seat, or too close to flight), and for 2nd and 3rd segments booked 6D with confirmed bassinet, and no seat confirmation or bassinet for last leg (ZRH-JFK).

Do they only make Bassinets available in 6D (business class A330), or can they also be had on the "Throne" seats, or at least on 6G, that has some separation between the Aisle and the seat?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #637 on: January 14, 2018, 10:58:20 AM »
If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #638 on: January 14, 2018, 11:08:54 AM »


If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?

Not sure if there is a rule across the board, but with DL, they wanted a percentage of the current price. I added my son months later, when the price of tickets dropped back to what it was when I purchased for myself.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #639 on: January 14, 2018, 11:10:02 AM »
If adding an infant on a revenue international ticket, is the percentage charge based on what you originally paid, or what the fare is the day you call to add the infant? Can I even add an infant months later or does it need to be at the time of booking?
It is 10% of the currently available lowest fare for class of travel.
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