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All airlines: No carseats in the exit row, in the row in front of the exit row, or in the row behind the exit row.
Carseats must go in the window seat or in the middle of the middle section.

Air Canada:
Policy on website:  Carseats not allowed lie-flat Business Class. Some exceptions apply {Please post if you know what these exceptions are}

American:
Policy on website: No restrictions.
F/A manual: Carseats not allowed in direct aisle access business or first class on any plane with direct aisle access including A330, A350, 772, 77W, 787 due to the seats being angled more than 18 degrees from the aircraft centerline.

Cathay Pacific:
Policy on website: Carseat allowed in first class, premium economy, and economy.
Carseat allowed in all classes on the A350.
Only a specially reserved Cathay Provided Child Restraint seat allowed in business class on the 77W, A330 or A340.
No seats allowed in business class on the 772.
Only a specially reserved Cathay Provided Child Restraint seat allowed in coach on the A340.

Delta:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in business class on A330-200 or A330-300; Boeing 777, 767 or 747 aircraft due to airbag seat belts.

El Al:
Policy on website: For safety reasons, it is possible to purchase a business class​ seat for an infant in the 787 fleet (Dreamliner)​ but it is not possible to install a baby seat in this seat.​ (https://www.elal.com/en/PassengersInfo/Useful-Info/SpecialNeeds-Passenger/Pages/Infants.aspx)
F/A manual: {Please fill this in if you know the 787 policies}

JetBlue:
Policy on website: No restrictions.
F/A manual: Mint class and EMS seats on newer aircraft have airbag seatbelts. Conflicting info from F/As on whether a seatbelt extension permits the use of a carseat in an airbag seat.

United:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in Global first class, or in any rear facing seat.
F/A manual: Carseats not allowed in business class on the 77W due to the seats being angled more than 18 degrees from the aircraft centerline. Unknown why this applies to the forward facing seats.
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Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« on: April 12, 2018, 03:28:33 PM »
Please edit this info in the Wiki with additions or corrections.

All airlines: No carseats in the exit row, in the row in front of the exit row, or in the row behind the exit row.
Carseats must go in the window seat or in the middle of the middle section.

Air Canada:
Policy on website:  Carseats not allowed lie-flat Business Class. Some exceptions apply {Please post if you know what these exceptions are}

American:
Policy on website: No restrictions.
F/A manual: Carseats not allowed in direct aisle access business or first class on any plane with direct aisle access including A330, A350, 772, 77W, 787 due to the seats being angled more than 18 degrees from the aircraft centerline.

Cathay Pacific:
Policy on website: Carseat allowed in first class, premium economy, and economy.
Carseat allowed in all classes on the A350.
Only a specially reserved Cathay Provided Child Restraint seat allowed in business class on the 77W, A330 or A340.
No seats allowed in business class on the 772.
Only a specially reserved Cathay Provided Child Restraint seat allowed in coach on the A340.

Delta:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in business class on A330-200 or A330-300; Boeing 777, 767 or 747 aircraft due to airbag seat belts.

El Al:
Policy on website: No restrictions.
F/A manual: {Please fill this in if you know the 787 policies}

JetBlue:
Policy on website: No restrictions.
F/A manual: Mint class and EMS seats on newer aircraft have airbag seatbelts. Conflicting info on whether a seatbelt extension permits the use of a carseat in an airbag seat.

United:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in Global first class, or in any rear facing seat.
F/A manual: Carseats not allowed in business class on the 77W due to the seats being angled more than 18 degrees from the aircraft centerline. Unknown why this applies to the forward facing seats.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 03:34:48 PM by Dan »
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 03:50:36 PM »
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 04:10:07 PM »

United:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in Global first class, or in any rear facing seat.
F/A manual: Carseats not allowed in business class on the 77W due to the seats being angled more than 18 degrees from the aircraft centerline. Unknown why this applies to the forward facing seats.

If the website Policy doesn't mention it, what would happen if you showed up and had paid for a seat?

Also, with Polaris seats becoming more common in the next few years, might this become a bigger issue across United?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 04:18:32 PM »
If the website Policy doesn't mention it, what would happen if you showed up and had paid for a seat?

Also, with Polaris seats becoming more common in the next few years, might this become a bigger issue across United?
You'll wind up holding the infant and getting a refund.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 04:58:48 PM »
You'll wind up holding the infant and getting a refund.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 05:06:56 PM »
You'll wind up holding the infant and getting a refund.
Makes total sense. I'm sure holding the baby on your lap is infinitely safer than strapping it in an infant seat at an 18 degree angle from the aircraft centerline.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 06:30:28 PM »
everyone here prob new this already anyway and i dont remember the airline but i was told car seat needs to be by window because in case of evacuation, it would disturb/impede. makes sense. just not sure why it was only for takeoff and landing.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 06:39:47 PM »
Makes total sense. I'm sure holding the baby on your lap is infinitely safer than strapping it in an infant seat at an 18 degree angle from the aircraft centerline.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 07:28:07 PM »
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 07:32:17 PM »
Alitalia FCO-TLV didn't want to let me take the seat onboard

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 08:34:17 PM »
Makes total sense. I'm sure holding the baby on your lap is infinitely safer than strapping it in an infant seat at an 18 degree angle from the aircraft centerline.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 06:07:59 PM »


Can I send them this link  ;D
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2018, 09:01:02 PM »


Can I send them this link  ;D
Where's the rest of the email? What did they say regarding not allowing car seats in Polaris business?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 09:56:02 PM »
Where's the rest of the email? What did they say regarding not allowing car seats in Polaris business?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 11:33:54 PM »
They're investigating
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2018, 04:14:27 PM »
Delta:
Policy on website: Carseats not allowed in business class on A330-200 or A330-300; Boeing 777, 767 or 747 aircraft due to airbag seat belts.
Does this mean on the 757 is fine? Anyone with experience?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 07:23:57 PM »
Does this mean on the 757 is fine? Anyone with experience?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2018, 09:58:00 AM »
El Al 787: supposedly no bassinets and no car seats in business class. See attached screenshot.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2018, 10:00:04 AM »
Anybody have any idea what the deal is with Air China's A330-300? Any logical reason why I wouldn't be able to bring a carseat into business class, and put my baby in his own seat?