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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.
« Last edited by J-town on February 02, 2020, 02:00:07 AM »

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #20 on: June 25, 2018, 10:09:39 AM »
You'll wind up holding the infant and getting a refund.

What if the airline that doesn't allow you to use the carseat is not the same airline that sold you the ticket? Say, if I use United miles to book Air China, and Air China doesn't allow me to use the carseat on a flight that does not touch the US (so no DOT complaint), will United nevertheless refund the miles paid for the infant's seat?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #21 on: June 25, 2018, 12:43:11 PM »
What if the airline that doesn't allow you to use the carseat is not the same airline that sold you the ticket? Say, if I use United miles to book Air China, and Air China doesn't allow me to use the carseat on a flight that does not touch the US (so no DOT complaint), will United nevertheless refund the miles paid for the infant's seat?
Sounds like a headache to sort out. Did you email them about their policy?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #22 on: June 25, 2018, 12:44:01 PM »
El Al 787: supposedly no bassinets and no car seats in business class. See attached screenshot.
Any info on their website? Why wouldn't they put bassinets in J?
What about in Y+?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #23 on: June 25, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
Sounds like a headache to sort out. Did you email them about their policy?

Email who? United or Air China?

Either way, I've got nothing to lose: considering the outrageous amount of cash they charge for a lap infant in J/F, it costs more or less the same amount (in equivalent mileage value) to book him his own seat using miles as it does to book him as a lap infant using cash - perhaps even less, in fact.

So even in the worst case, if they don't allow me to use the carseat, I'm still paying the same (or less) for my "lap infant" as I would've if I would have booked him as an actual lap infant. ;D

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2018, 05:50:00 PM »
Any info on their website? Why wouldn't they put bassinets in J?
What about in Y+?

Beats me. This is the response from their SMS service.

I'll ask about Y+ in the morning, IY"H... if I remember. :P

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2018, 06:22:45 AM »
On CX A350 in J class, it says car seats allowed in all classes. Does that include rear-facing car seats i.e. the doona?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2018, 01:27:21 PM »
On CX A350 in J class, it says car seats allowed in all classes. Does that include rear-facing car seats i.e. the doona?
It says as long as it doesn't impede the recline of the seat in front of it.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2018, 01:30:14 PM »
It says as long as it doesn't impede the recline of the seat in front of it.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2018, 03:09:04 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the doona on lufthansa A380 in J class?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2018, 03:23:13 PM »
don't forget the air approved sticker.
is that a real thing? or FAAlogic?
as of what year did they start putting those on?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2018, 11:03:42 PM »
is that a real thing? or FAAlogic?
as of what year did they start putting those on?
i have car seats that have an faa approved sticker/notice  saying they are certified for use in aircraft

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2018, 07:03:48 AM »
Does anyone have experience with the doona on lufthansa A380 in J class?
I used a regular car seat with no issues at all

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2018, 10:29:13 AM »
Does this mean on the 757 is fine? Anyone with experience?
Hopefully no issues:
Ended up booking the 767 and taking a car seat after reading on FT that you just need to use a seatbelt extender to deactivate the seatbelt airbag. Seems like itís only allowed with this loophole on forward facing aircraft seats, not a reverse herringbone or other slanted seats.

Currently on board and worked perfectly  :)

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2018, 10:43:10 AM »
Ended up booking the 767 and taking a car seat after reading on FT that you just need to use a seatbelt extender to deactivate the seatbelt airbag. Seems like itís only allowed with this loophole on forward facing aircraft seats, not a reverse herringbone or other slanted seats.

Currently on board and worked perfectly  :)
Nice, which version 767? Pics?
Assuming you're using a forward facing CRS?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2018, 10:52:03 AM »
Nice, which version 767? Pics?
Assuming you're using a forward facing CRS?
767-400ER. Yup.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2018, 10:55:24 AM »
Nice.
What was plan B if the FA said no?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2018, 11:17:07 AM »
Nice.
What was plan B if the FA said no?
Didnít want to think about possibility of needing a Plan B. Only went with it after seeing pictures of seatbelt tag.

Before I read reports and saw that, I was gonna settle for the 757 (hence reaching out on twitter to confirm that at least).

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2018, 10:46:53 PM »
Any thoughts on if I can fit 2 carseats in coach the center aisle of an AZ A330 (ORD-FCO)?  I would assume it would have to be next to eachother...

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2018, 10:04:07 AM »
I know it says in the WIKI that Delta does not allow infant car seat in J class on the a330. But, anyone had success going w a doona in J? im talking about the TLV-JFK route

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #39 on: January 15, 2019, 11:55:16 AM »
Anybody know if a Doona will fit on Spirit flight from ACY to FLL, i purchased a ticket for the baby, just want to make sure the seat is big enough...