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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #915 on: December 24, 2019, 04:08:13 PM »


I guess we have more to discuss  ;)

Just curious how often do u guys fly a long (10+ Hour) flight with kids? Maybe youíll change me & save me some money at the same time
so I've flown to Israel a few times and then shorter flights like EU. it makes a huge diff how old the child is and don't forget i have twins which is 1000 worse, i always try to fly red eye. so when they are 0-6m i dont think it matters they pretty much slept thru any flight.
 now once they start realizing how much fun its to fly it gets crazy.
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i flew with them to Israel when they were  like 10m, the way there was hard they couldn't sit still, jumping around waking everyone up, we stopped in BUD and they did what babies do best and slept for 5 solid hours on the flight to TLV, now coming back, the 4h flight to CDG was crazy the stewardess was holding 1 child pretty much the whole time  ??? , we had a nice stopover they ate, jumped around, yelled, etc .. from CDG to NY was awesome.

another time we flew direct from ny to tlv , it was prob the worst flight they were walking already so they kept running around, i bought iPads, kids headphones, toys, whatever u can think of all they wanted was to run around, coming home we made a stop, the 1st flight was crazy ( there were like 15 infants aboard it was like maternity wing at Maimonides with all the kids crying, 2nd flight was much better they slept very well.

for me personally id rather stop and let the kids go crazy ( i can also relax, get some work done) then fly direct. side note i fly business 98% of the time specially with my kids. 
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #916 on: December 25, 2019, 02:31:40 AM »
I've seen lots of posts urging to get an extra seat for an infant.

What's better: no seat for a 4 month old, flying direct to Israel, or flying with a stopover and buying an extra ticket

Over the past 7 months we flew with our baby dozens of time and never paid for a separate seat and only once were we not able to bring the doona due to not finding two empty seats next to each other.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #917 on: December 25, 2019, 08:56:09 AM »
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #918 on: January 30, 2020, 01:36:32 PM »
Flying in a few weeks with my 15 month old kid. He will have his own seat. I've decided, for the first time, to take his car seat along. It's an $250+ Graco which I love.

I went to look for the sticker that says FAA approved.. only to find a red mention clearly saying that it is Not approved for use in aircrafts..

Isn't it strange that a premium car seat who be approved in cars but not in planes? I'm new to this

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #919 on: January 30, 2020, 01:57:07 PM »
It's going to be for Pesach, so I assume it'll be a very packed plane
see if you can get a bassinet seat. they will usually upgrade for free if its available.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #920 on: January 30, 2020, 03:54:23 PM »
I just booked JFK-BOG with delta, was inquiring with the diamond desk about prices for infant (lap) if the adult ticket is bought with miles or paid, I was pleasantly surprised (or not) that if the adult was a paid ticket infant ticket would be a total of $134 but if adult is booked on miles it was 0 miles and $74.97.

Another experience Iíve had (though might not be too relevant for many here) is that when I came back from my last Eretz Yisroel trip with delta TLV-JFK I used a global upgrade certificate for myself and a few weeks later (a few days before the flight) I get a call from delta asking me to pay a few hundred $$$ on top of what we already paid since now it was a business class ticket and baby needs to pay 10% of the fare plus business class taxes!! Any argument that I used an upgrade certificate and didnít actually spend a cent on this didnít help. So I just moved my baby to my wifeís ticket who was in economy (we did it like this so baby can be in his car seat and we switched off mid-flight)

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #921 on: February 02, 2020, 01:44:22 PM »
I know this will get flak from team safety, but can you book an infant a seat and not bring a car seat on board (just hold by take off and landing/turbulence)?

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #922 on: February 02, 2020, 04:55:00 PM »
I know this will get flak from team safety, but can you book an infant a seat and not bring a car seat on board (just hold by take off and landing/turbulence)?

Don't see why not but if seat belt sign is on, they might make you hold the baby. Some times sign can be on for big percentage of flight.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #923 on: February 06, 2020, 11:59:39 AM »
Need some advice...

Dw wife is going to Miami with my Under 2yo Twins and her sister and her 2 kids over 2yo, what would be the best way to book them award flights, im thinking either book 1 infant on wifes lap and 1 on her own seat ( i dont know if there is a way to do that aside from changing DOB)  or i can have 1 on wifes lap and 1 on SIL lap and just book 2 seats for my 2 nieces that are over 2.
Is there anyway to do this on separate reservations?
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #924 on: February 20, 2020, 11:49:08 PM »
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #925 on: February 20, 2020, 11:55:57 PM »
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.
Rough age. they already are aware that they can walk around, but not old enough to understand why it's not allowed. I personally would go for economy and have a full 3 seats for my crew. While some might argue, seat for my kid> sitting in J, especially at that age.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #926 on: February 21, 2020, 12:39:38 AM »
Rough age. they already are aware that they can walk around, but not old enough to understand why it's not allowed. I personally would go for economy and have a full 3 seats for my crew. While some might argue, seat for my kid> sitting in J, especially at that age.
Thx for the advice. Will keep that in mind. The truth is that it is a red eye flight, so the real question is where she will sleep better.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #927 on: February 21, 2020, 12:54:55 AM »
I am planning a trip for August to Europe and am taking along my baby who will then be 21 months old. My question is should I rather book 2 business class seats and have her share with me or DW, or should I book economy tickets and buy an extra seat for her? Its a long haul flight and we have never yet taken her on anything farther than Florida.

When we flew TLV-JFK we booked one seat in economy and one business and we switched off a couple of times. baby got his seat and we were able to get some sleep as well. on a 12+ hour flight it was the best option for us.

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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #928 on: February 21, 2020, 12:58:07 AM »
Thx for the advice. Will keep that in mind. The truth is that it is a red eye flight, so the real question is where she will sleep better.
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Re: Flying with infant
« Reply #929 on: February 21, 2020, 12:58:15 AM »
When we flew TLV-JFK we booked one seat in economy and one business and we switched off a couple of times. baby got his seat and we were able to get some sleep as well. on a 12+ hour flight it was the best option for us.
Was actually thinking about this option. But it felt a little weird to me to fly separately. It is probably the best option though as we are flying to FCO