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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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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #60 on: October 03, 2019, 05:37:39 PM »
Don't those seats have airbag seatbelts?
Even if they do, using a "seatbelt extension" should remove that issue (you might just need to know to ask for one)..

http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webcgi.exe?New,Kb=askBlue,case=obj(1939)#s5
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In seats equipped with an airbag seatbelt, JetBlue-provided seatbelt extensions must be used in conjunction with the seatbelt to secure the CRS. For safety purposes, if the CRS is not able to be properly secured with the airbag seatbelt, the customer may be required to move to a seat with a standard seatbelt in order to use the CRS.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #61 on: October 03, 2019, 05:39:56 PM »
Even if they do, using a "seatbelt extension" should remove that issue (you might just need to know to ask for one)..

http://help.jetblue.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/webcgi.exe?New,Kb=askBlue,case=obj(1939)#s5
Technically it does. But practically, we had a hard time getting a carseat safely installed with an extender. JetBlue moved us from the EMS seat and refunded the upgrade fee.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #62 on: October 03, 2019, 07:19:25 PM »
First time traveling with a baby, traveling on an AA E-175 domestic in Y
What are the chances they will let me bring my Doona on board if I buy a seat and what are the chances of them letting it on board if I don't buy a seat but there is a seat available?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #63 on: October 03, 2019, 10:23:16 PM »
They do, thatís what they claimed. Allowed us in with a car seat in the way there, not on the return.

Anything I can do?
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #64 on: October 03, 2019, 11:43:57 PM »
First time traveling with a baby, traveling on an AA E-175 domestic in Y
What are the chances they will let me bring my Doona on board if I buy a seat and what are the chances of them letting it on board if I don't buy a seat but there is a seat available?

If you buy a seat then definitely yes. If you didn't buy and there's an empty seat they usually do but it's not guaranteed. There are sometimes rude FAs that just won't allow it.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #65 on: October 03, 2019, 11:44:20 PM »
They do, thatís what they claimed. Allowed us in with a car seat in the way there, not on the return.

Anything I can do?

Did you buy a seat?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #66 on: October 03, 2019, 11:46:11 PM »
If you buy a seat then definitely yes. If you didn't buy and there's an empty seat they usually do but it's not guaranteed. There are sometimes rude FAs that just won't allow it.
Thanks

Where's my best bet to ask, at the lounge, GA or FA?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #67 on: October 03, 2019, 11:48:46 PM »
Thanks

Where's my best bet to ask, at the lounge, GA or FA?

Never tried it myself but I imagine I would start by asking at the gate.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #68 on: October 04, 2019, 02:20:43 AM »
Flew aeroflot in J some time back A330 no issue with car seat, also was an aisle seat.
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2019, 08:09:08 AM »
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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2019, 01:39:26 PM »
Any issue with the doona on B6?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #71 on: October 08, 2019, 12:50:01 AM »
Yes

If you bought a seat for the approved car seat and they wouldn't let it on, I would definitely contact the airline for compensation. I never experienced that they refused a car seat for a paid seat. I can see them denying if you were hoping for a free seat, but definitely not if you paid for it and the car seat is approved.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2020, 01:52:35 AM »
What's Swiss's policy with using a car seat in business class on their a330-300?

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #73 on: February 17, 2020, 11:53:13 AM »
After reading Dans articles on child safety on an airplane, I was convinced and determined to never fly with a child that is not restrained in a car seat.

I let my wife know that I will be getting a seat for our 15 month old on a recent trip. She later told me that she was embarrassed to tell her family and friends that we purchased a seat for our baby because they would think we are crazy.

Fast forward to after the trip:
Our baby didnít even know he left NY as he slept on both flights from before takeoff through landing. My wife told me she would never fly with a child and no car seat ever! :)

On the return flight the flight attendant called a ground agent onto the plane as she wasnít thrilled about it. I guess she would have rather dealt with angry passengers when she had a crying baby on board. I didnít have to provide all the proof and documentation that I had with me.. as the agent was ok as long as I told her that I checked and the Doona is approved for aircraft. She told the flight attendant to get us an extension for the seatbelt so he can be strapped in more securely.

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Re: Carseat Restrictions On Planes
« Reply #74 on: February 17, 2020, 12:28:20 PM »
After reading Dans articles on child safety on an airplane, I was convinced and determined to never fly with a child that is not restrained in a car seat.

I let my wife know that I will be getting a seat for our 15 month old on a recent trip. She later told me that she was embarrassed to tell her family and friends that we purchased a seat for our baby because they would think we are crazy.

Fast forward to after the trip:
Our baby didnít even know he left NY as he slept on both flights from before takeoff through landing. My wife told me she would never fly with a child and no car seat ever! :)

On the return flight the flight attendant called a ground agent onto the plane as she wasnít thrilled about it. I guess she would have rather dealt with angry passengers when she had a crying baby on board. I didnít have to provide all the proof and documentation that I had with me.. as the agent was ok as long as I told her that I checked and the Doona is approved for aircraft. She told the flight attendant to get us an extension for the seatbelt so he can be strapped in more securely.
People don't realize how much better it is to have a seat for the kid. You're luck he did so well though. Even with his own seat, my kid let us know he wasn't happy. I can only imagine how much worse it coulve been if we didn't get hm one though.
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