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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 #660 on: March 07, 2018, 06:24:48 AM »
Thanks for the reply. So they will for sure let me bring in the car seat even if I don't have a seat for the baby?
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #661 on: March 08, 2018, 04:59:35 PM »
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in Rome. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #662 on: March 08, 2018, 05:04:38 PM »
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in Rome. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #663 on: March 08, 2018, 05:49:17 PM »
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.
On my last flight on LH it wasn't like that. Just an empty seat. But we were three and they wouldn't let anyone sit in the middle seat for takeoff and landing.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #664 on: March 11, 2018, 09:13:03 AM »
I'm not sure where to post this and would appreciate if someone could direct me.

I booked tickets for my bro and sil using the UR portal. Alitalia TLV-JFK stopover in FCO. SIL called Alitalia to add their lap child. She was told that the baby was added but that she had to call the booking agent to pay for it.

I just got off the phone with Chase UR. They were on the phone with Alitalia for about 1/2 hour. Airline claims there is no such passenger (baby) and that they are maxed out with lap children (not enough life vests). Claim we'd have to rebook and pay all the fees.UR very helpful and will work on getting us a refund. Problem is, with prayer times and various other arrangements, this was the ONLY flight that worked within budget. We've been very open to other ideas, such as mom & baby flying separate, longer stopover etc.

Any experience with this? Is there any way we'll be able to have baby added? TIA

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ETA: This still hasn't been resolved. Alitalia is being most unhelpful. For starters, they have very limited cs hours and horrible service. Then, speaking to Chase and having them speak to airline and getting back to me with every detail is a pain. Should I call airline directly or do I have a benefit with Chase speaking to them?
Thanks again.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #665 on: March 11, 2018, 04:53:08 PM »
What luggage allowance (for the infant) does LOT Polish Air allow when traveling with a infant?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #666 on: March 11, 2018, 05:21:20 PM »
What luggage allowance (for the infant) does LOT Polish Air allow when traveling with a infant?

try here:
https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/LOT_Polish_Airlines/infants.php

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #667 on: March 11, 2018, 06:06:21 PM »
thanks but doesnt say anything about luggage allowance for a Infant fare.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #668 on: March 14, 2018, 05:25:03 PM »
BUMP

ETA: This still hasn't been resolved. Alitalia is being most unhelpful. For starters, they have very limited cs hours and horrible service. Then, speaking to Chase and having them speak to airline and getting back to me with every detail is a pain. Should I call airline directly or do I have a benefit with Chase speaking to them?
Thanks again.
Sorry for the delay. Not sure when your flight is. But since we discovered the issue the issue a few weeks before the flight, it definitely helped. I called just about every department in Alitalia and got nowhere. We were dealing with a few thousand dollars at risk because they didn't offer a free change or refund either. Gave some money to tzedakah and filed a detailed complaint with the DOT. The DOT responded that this does not violate any of their rules but they have forwarded the complaint to the airline and they will respond directly to me. B"H a few weeks later, the airline got back to us that they have agreed to confirm the infant on the flight as they have not found any other alternative.
If you still have some time ahead of your flight, I would suggest that you try the DOT too. (don't forget the donation to tzedakah...)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #669 on: March 16, 2018, 05:20:28 PM »
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #670 on: March 18, 2018, 07:46:58 AM »
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport

Did you rip off the sticker because it was expired?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #671 on: March 18, 2018, 06:45:28 PM »
I have a doona for my baby but it doesnít have the FAA approval sticker on it. Where can I find the proper documents? Donít want to run into trouble in the airport
Had an issue once on JetBlue and ended up googling it and finding it in their manual or something.


ETA: https://simpleparenting.co/aircraft-approval/

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #672 on: March 18, 2018, 06:53:36 PM »
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #673 on: March 19, 2018, 06:47:57 AM »
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA

For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #674 on: March 19, 2018, 06:54:46 AM »
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
do you have any specific luggage cart to recommend? I'm on the market for one and so far what I've ordered did not work for me.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #675 on: March 19, 2018, 06:58:54 AM »
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great
do you have any specific luggage cart to recommend? I'm on the market for one and so far what I've ordered did not work for me.
I'm considering this: http://babychicny.com/item_1363/GoGo-Kidz-Travelmate-Rental.htm

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #677 on: April 04, 2018, 09:55:04 AM »
No, and it won't fit on top. It fits on some planes but likely not that one. They attach trays in the middle empty seat so you can't put anything there but usually only the first couple rows.

Ended up asking them if it was ok to bring car seat since there is empty seat they said no problem as long as approved for airplane, we put it by the window was very helpful.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #678 on: April 04, 2018, 11:00:52 AM »
Anybody here with experience using the cares safety harness?

My 16 month old has outgrown the doona.

We currently use the baby jogger city tour daily, which does not take a car seat.

The cosco scenera next seems to be the most lightweight option; although the idea of shlepping it around does not sound too appealing.. the mountain buggy nano does work with convertible car seats.


Any input would be appreciated. TIA
For flying?

The next step is to buy a luggage cart with bungee cords, put car seat on it,  and pull through airport. Works great


Cosco senecra next with a baby jogger city tour which I fold into the  backpack that it came with b4 we board is working very well for us.

(You'd need the handle bar for stroller ($20) which needs to be bought separately)


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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #679 on: April 04, 2018, 11:37:18 AM »


Cosco senecra next with a baby jogger city tour which I fold into the  backpack that it came with b4 we board is working very well for us.

(You'd need the handle bar for stroller ($20) which needs to be bought separately)



http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/04/23/airline-stroller-policies-around-the-world/
Folding it and putting it in bag doesn't usually change the policy but YMMV.
44/50, 46/63