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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 #40 on: January 15, 2019, 03:00:11 PM »
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...
Did you miss the last Doona Spirit horror story?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #41 on: January 15, 2019, 03:10:26 PM »
apparently stuff like the doona and mima are prone to incite anti semitism, a family member just had their mima vandalized...
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #42 on: January 15, 2019, 03:10:33 PM »
Did you miss the last Doona Spirit horror story?
I am flying as well on spirit, but because of this story and the press I expect not to have an issue.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #43 on: January 15, 2019, 03:11:45 PM »
I am flying as well on spirit, but because of this story and the press I expect not to have an issue.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2019, 03:28:32 PM »
I am flying as well on spirit, but because of this story and the press I expect not to have an issue.
G-dspeed.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2019, 08:58:07 PM »
Did you miss the last Doona Spirit horror story?
I read  about that story but was under the impression that they didn't buy a seat for the baby as I didn't see it mentioned  in the story that a seat was purchased...(although its possible they did). Anyways maybe its a better idea to close the wheels before boarding so it will seem like a regular carseat. 
Was really just trying to find out if the Doona is too wide for the seats...

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #46 on: January 21, 2019, 11:23:53 PM »
I read  about that story but was under the impression that they didn't buy a seat for the baby as I didn't see it mentioned  in the story that a seat was purchased...(although its possible they did). Anyways maybe its a better idea to close the wheels before boarding so it will seem like a regular carseat. 
Was really just trying to find out if the Doona is too wide for the seats...
Update; I folded the doona prior to getting on the plane, when I got on the steward asked if I can take the wheels off, I told him its folded and just like a regular carseat, he didn't say anything after that. It was a very tight fit in the Spirit seats..

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2019, 03:37:09 AM »
Anybody know what Air Canada’s “exceptions” are for flying with a carseat in business class? I reached out to them on Twitter, but did not receive a reply.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #48 on: July 11, 2019, 08:48:37 AM »
I don't think they still have exceptions in lie flat seats.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2019, 07:01:00 AM »
Anybody know what Air Canada’s “exceptions” are for flying with a carseat in business class? I reached out to them on Twitter, but did not receive a reply.

Response via Twitter:

Hello, the exceptions are for the aircraft with a Business class cabin without the executive or Classic Pods.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2019, 04:53:10 PM »
Flying with a doona on other airlines ( not spirit) is fine? On American Airlines for an example? Would I have any problems with that?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #51 on: July 31, 2019, 05:59:59 PM »
Virgin Atlantic claims they no longer allow any FAA approved car seats. They say you need a infant harness.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #52 on: July 31, 2019, 06:00:53 PM »
Virgin Atlantic claims they no longer allow any FAA approved car seats. They say you need a infant harness.
In any class?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #53 on: July 31, 2019, 06:05:47 PM »
In any class?
Yep. Rule is across the board.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2019, 06:06:58 PM »
Yep. Rule is across the board.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2019, 07:48:47 PM »
Virgin Atlantic claims they no longer allow any FAA approved car seats. They say you need a infant harness.
DROPR? HUCA?

Current online info page:
https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/on-the-flight/cabin-and-seats/seats-for-children.html#seats

It does say no rear facing seats, forward facing seems fine.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2019, 09:32:45 AM »
DROPR? HUCA?

Current online info page:
https://flywith.virginatlantic.com/gb/en/on-the-flight/cabin-and-seats/seats-for-children.html#seats

It does say no rear facing seats, forward facing seems fine.
Hoping DROPR (though the rep said it's a new policy because of delays after car seats were too big for economy seats and fights ensued)


Another rep said it's fine.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2019, 09:04:11 PM »
Anyone have experience on Virgin Atlantic? Or any UK airline? They state no rear facing car seats, if I bring my infant seat will they take it away or tell me to just face it forward? (Even though it won’t Buckle correctly?)

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #58 on: October 03, 2019, 05:31:02 PM »
JetBlue mint  ticket.

Did not allow my car seat on. Baby had to be in my lap for the takeoff and landing. Was a complete disaster.

I begged them to allow the car seat on. We paid for an extra ticket. Showed them the FAA paper. Nothing helped.

What can I do? Complain to be FAA? Ask for refund?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #59 on: October 03, 2019, 05:32:59 PM »
JetBlue mint  ticket.

Did not allow my car seat on. Baby had to be in my lap for the takeoff and landing. Was a complete disaster.

I begged them to allow the car seat on. We paid for an extra ticket. Showed them the FAA paper. Nothing helped.

What can I do? Complain to be FAA? Ask for refund?

Thanks!
Don't those seats have airbag seatbelts?
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