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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:
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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 #840 on: July 30, 2019, 11:21:44 AM »
Will JetBlue allow a doona in the window seat?
I have defiantly taken a doona (X2) on many domestic flights, trying to remember if any were on B6
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #841 on: July 30, 2019, 11:47:54 AM »
Will JetBlue allow a doona in the window seat?
I've done it multiple times on B6 no problem

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #842 on: July 30, 2019, 11:49:06 AM »
I've done it multiple times on B6 no problem
thanks!

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #843 on: July 30, 2019, 12:09:18 PM »
If it's on the 787, then the Business class seats aren't wide enough for a car seat...
Nonsense.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #844 on: July 30, 2019, 12:09:42 PM »
I booked an under 2 year old a business class seat on Elal with Qantas (will be 20 - 21 months old at time of flying).  Not sure they allow car seats in those seats, but if they do, should I bring it or rather just lay the seat down flat and put baby to sleep in it like a bed/crib?  It's the night flight so I'm hoping the kid will sleep a good portion of it.
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #845 on: July 30, 2019, 12:23:25 PM »
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.

Thanks. I think he will sleep better laying down anyway.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #846 on: July 30, 2019, 12:24:40 PM »
Nonsense.

Was wondering how that would even make sense. If it fits in an economy seat which I've done already then it surely fits in business. But anyway I think I'll skip it. Thanks again.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #847 on: July 30, 2019, 01:01:59 PM »
El Al 787 seats have airbag seatbelts. Not likely to work with a carseat.
Any flights to israel in business that you can put a car seat in?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #848 on: July 30, 2019, 02:33:50 PM »
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #849 on: July 30, 2019, 04:41:48 PM »
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #850 on: July 30, 2019, 04:48:05 PM »
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead

I booked with Qantas and chose the bulkhead seats (PE).
Once the baby comes around I'll call up to add (Qantas only charges the tax).

Hope that will work.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #851 on: July 30, 2019, 04:49:58 PM »
is a car seat better than the bassinet that the airline can provide?
Bassinet is only for small infants. Also it isn't safe.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #852 on: July 30, 2019, 04:50:33 PM »
Any flights to israel in business that you can put a car seat in?
I'm 4/4 in UA Polaris, though on one leg I had to guilt trip the FA.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #853 on: July 30, 2019, 05:41:04 PM »
If you booked a window seat and you have an empty seat next to you, you can put your car seat there without paying (infant ticket in the USA). Iíve done it multiple times with delta and Bh so far it always work. If itís a full flight you might want to get a window seat in the back and usually the last seats to be taken are the back middle.

We use the doona and itís been really great. Only thing is that (at least wonít the planes we had with delta) the doona doesnít fit in the aisle in economy so you have to carry it to your seat

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #854 on: July 30, 2019, 05:45:29 PM »
I'm 4/4 in UA Polaris, though on one leg I had to guilt trip the FA.
787 and 777-300?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #855 on: July 30, 2019, 06:07:35 PM »
it's different. Car seat means you pay for another ticket, but are guaranteed a seat for your baby
Bassinet is with 10% infant fare, is subject to availabilty, and might mean more room int he bulkhead


and car seat is safer if there is turbulence
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #856 on: July 30, 2019, 06:37:14 PM »
If you booked a window seat and you have an empty seat next to you, you can put your car seat there without paying (infant ticket in the USA). Iíve done it multiple times with delta and Bh so far it always work. If itís a full flight you might want to get a window seat in the back and usually the last seats to be taken are the back middle.

We use the doona and itís been really great. Only thing is that (at least wonít the planes we had with delta) the doona doesnít fit in the aisle in economy so you have to carry it to your seat
This works if you book economy. I booked business and I'm not having 21 month old in my lap for that many hours, ain't gonna work for me. So I splurged by getting him his own seat. But honestly I feel like I got a bargain with the 44% Amex bonus.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #857 on: August 28, 2019, 08:29:56 PM »
Booking a seat for a 1 year old.
Does clicking 2+ yrs old work or i need to call?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #858 on: August 28, 2019, 09:30:47 PM »
Booking a seat for a 1 year old.
Does clicking 2+ yrs old work or i need to call?
Do 2+ and add a year to the DOB. No problem.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #859 on: September 13, 2019, 01:23:42 AM »
Its been a loooong time since I traveled with an infant:)
Domestic....

1) Do I have to notify gate that i have infant/lap child or can I just board ? (No luggage)
2) Will gate check if extra available seat to allow me to bring car seat on airplane, (they used to always allow , just dunno if things changed?

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