SCEagle
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Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:47 pm

Ok, I've been cruising my appropriate airlines' websites, the TSA sites, etc...

With the new restrictions, you're very limited to what you can bring on-board (as we all know now). But, what about baby seats?

Travelling with a 1-year old internationally (US->France->Germany). Thoughts?
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:55 pm

From what I know, the US carry on policy hasn't changed, save for the new liquids policy. I don't think France or Germany has restricted their policy, so you should be alright. Best way to know for sure is to call the airline.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:02 pm

Quoting WMUPilot (Reply 1):
Best way to know for sure is to call the airline.

50 minutes on hold with Air France (new thread suggestion - worst hold music for an airline?) then gave up (had to go on with life)...
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 9:44 pm

Baby seats/beds for the time on the aircraft are provided by most airlines. Let them know at the check-in (latest) that you're travelling with an infant and could need a baby seat. They will try to give you a seat in the first row, cause this is where the baby beds/seats can be installed.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:23 pm

Quoting A380Man (Reply 3):
Baby seats/beds for the time on the aircraft are provided by most airlines.

Baby bassinets are, correct.

Nobody provides seats, you bring your own and pay the child fare instead of the INF (no seat) fare.
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DTWAGENT
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:27 pm

Tried calling USAirways and No body knows what they are doing... That is because they are routeing their calls to overseas operators and they are not very helpfull.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:41 pm

Quoting DTWAGENT (Reply 5):
Tried calling USAirways and No body knows what they are doing... That is because they are routeing their calls to overseas operators and they are not very helpfull.

Your anger is misplaced. Where the operator is, their nationality, does not matter. They are relaying information given to them by the company. If the operator doesn't know, the company hasn't told them.

If an operator in Iraq cannot answer the question, it is unlikely that one in Hometown USA can answer the question.

Maybe you should just drive to the airport and ask someone in person.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:51 pm

Quoting Outlier (Reply 6):
Where the operator is, their nationality, does not matter. They are relaying information given to them by the company. If the operator doesn't know, the company hasn't told them.

If an operator in Iraq cannot answer the question, it is unlikely that one in Hometown USA can answer the question.

Disagree . . . please see this thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2893011

I assure you the US Air Res widgets in Manila haven't got a frackin' clue. DTWAgent's assessent is spot on.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:24 am

Car/baby seats are okay to take onboard. The current restrictions are in regard to liquids/gels/toothpaste like substances being taken as carry on
items.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:33 am

Quoting FI642 (Reply 8):
Car/baby seats are okay to take onboard.

Not from the UK they're not......

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 4):
Nobody provides seats

Actually, British Airways does, onboard 777 and 747 aircraft. First-come, first-served, subject to availability.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:54 am

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 9):
Actually, British Airways does, onboard 777 and 747 aircraft.

Seats? Instead of the bassinets attached to the wall? I've never heard of this one.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:32 am

[quote=ANCFlyer,reply=7]Disagree . . . please see this thread: http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2893011

Hey thanks for the link, now I can go read my own posts in that thread again.


Doesn't change my opinion in this situation one bit.

There is a difference between somebody being able to work a problem vs passing on simple information like "car seats are allowed"
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:50 am

As of Friday afternoon (things do change rapidly) domestic US travel with car seats is permitted. Intl travel to/from non UK car seats are permitted. Travel to UK car seats should be permitted however I understand AA is applying leaving UK restrictions to UK arrival flights as well which basically is the no carryon rule. Very good question.

Here is another one asked yesterday
"I can buy a salad at a retailier past security...what about the salad dressing?"

Quick answer was no.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:53 am

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 12):
Here is another one asked yesterday
"I can buy a salad at a retailier past security...what about the salad dressing?"

Quick answer was no.

What if the salad comes with dressing already on it?
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:35 am

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 9):
Not from the UK they're not

Last time I rode on BA (Christmas time) they did. If a seat
is purchased for the child/infant it's a safety issue NOT to use
a child seat. Very odd.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:23 am

Quoting FI642 (Reply 14):
Last time I rode on BA (Christmas time) they did.

I was referring to todays' environment, not 8 months ago. Today is very different of course, with only clear plastic bags with the bare minimum of contents being permitted onboard.

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
Seats? Instead of the bassinets attached to the wall?

Yes, seats, not BSCT's! Cannot be pre-booked though, and always subject to availability.
 
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:35 pm

BA offers an excellent service for babies (and for the parents too), but it is the only one I know it does it but only in long haul flights.

Well, besides that, what about baby food? I get to travel overseas three or four times a year with my family and my three years old girl is allergic to milk, soy, eggs and nuts. So where ever we go with her we have to take a portion large enough for the whole trip of special milk formula very difficult to get. And, usually on an overseas flight she eats up to four times. We take along with us her prescriptions, but I want to know if this new situation will give me trouble.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:22 pm

Quoting LHR777 (Reply 15):
Yes, seats, not BSCT's! Cannot be pre-booked though, and always subject to availability.

Interesting, thanks for the info.
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RE: Baby Seats & New Rules For Carry-Ons

Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:16 pm

Quoting Anthsaun (Reply 16):
So where ever we go with her we have to take a portion large enough for the whole trip of special milk formula very difficult to get. And, usually on an overseas flight she eats up to four times. We take along with us her prescriptions, but I want to know if this new situation will give me trouble.

If the name on a prescription and the bottle match the name on the ticket, it is okay to bring on board. But watch out for stupid people who think they know better than a doctor or other medical professional.

My wife and I are totally worried about flying with our daughter. No toys for kids either. How do you keep them occupied? A 1 year old will not be interested in movies. Sorry to anyone flying where the toys were taken away from the child. Oh that would mean no teddy bear or blanky either...
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