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    DH and I are finally going on our honeymoon! we are flying Emirates and taking our dd with us. We were told we couldn't be promised the bassinet on the flight, has anyone flown with them and not been given access to it?

    we will be visiting Malta, Spain and Ireland.

    has anyone traveled to Spain and Malta with an infant? how easy was it to get taxis with child seats? we are going to see if we can hire a pram in each country, but will also be taking the ergo and hug a bub.

    how did your baby cope with the change in time zones? dd is getting better and better at recognising day and night and I'm worried at how the time zone change will affect her.
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    Did you pay for a ticket for bub? If so you should be guaranteed the bassinet...

    As for taxis with car seats, I don't think these will be plentiful in Spain or Malta or even Ireland. Likely youll just have to put them on your lap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawberry swing View Post
    DH and I are finally going on our honeymoon! we are flying Emirates and taking our dd with us. We were told we couldn't be promised the bassinet on the flight, has anyone flown with them and not been given access to it?

    we will be visiting Malta, Spain and Ireland.

    has anyone traveled to Spain and Malta with an infant? how easy was it to get taxis with child seats? we are going to see if we can hire a pram in each country, but will also be taking the ergo and hug a bub.

    how did your baby cope with the change in time zones? dd is getting better and better at recognising day and night and I'm worried at how the time zone change will affect her.
    We went to the uk and spain to visit dh family when dd was 6 months. You won't get carseats in Spain! I just strapped bub onto me in the ergo and held onto her! It's a bit daunting but you probably won't need to travel in cars that much so a few trips will be ok! They drive pretty crazy over there so it made me feel better to at least have her strapped to me so she wasn't being thrown around!

    We flew with Singapore airlines and they were amazing. Perhaps get to the check in as early as possible to ensure you get a bassinet. The bassinet was really handy even just for keeping stuff in while bub was awake so you don't have to keep getting up and down!

    Also rather than hiring a pram I would suggest buying a cheap-ish one to take with you. At least work out the cost of hiring v buying and you might find its the same! That way you know you have a pram on hand. We didn't take one to Spain and assumed we could get one somewhere but couldn't find one to hire anywhere! We ended up buying one in the uk for the remainder of the trip and it is free in your baggage allowance when you fly home!
    Time zones were ok going over. We just kept her up till bed time and she was fine. Coming back was worse i hate to say. It took her about 2 weeks to get back into home time!!
    Have a fantastic trip!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Did you pay for a ticket for bub? If so you should be guaranteed the bassinet...

    As for taxis with car seats, I don't think these will be plentiful in Spain or Malta or even Ireland. Likely youll just have to put them on your lap...
    even if you pay for a ticket, nobody is ''guaranteed'' a bassinet. we travel ALOT overseas with different airlines and they all say its pretty much first come first serve.

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    The bassinets are 'usually' given on a priority basis. I.e, younger babies will get it before an older baby. Or first come first serve. Never garaunteed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minchi View Post
    even if you pay for a ticket, nobody is ''guaranteed'' a bassinet. we travel ALOT overseas with different airlines and they all say its pretty much first come first serve.
    Wow didn't know that! We are flying V Australia in Feb and have been guaranteed one as have pre-booked the seats.

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    We flew Korean and the bassinet was confirmed prior to us flying however we still had to be there early to check in to ensure it wasn't given away (from 2 hours prior to take off they open it to others so it becomes first in first served after that). You can get travel prams that fold into a backpack, might be worth looking into as it was a bit of a pain with DD (7 months then), 3 suitcases + hand luggage and pram that just folds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Wow didn't know that! We are flying V Australia in Feb and have been guaranteed one as have pre-booked the seats.
    hmm interesting. we flew to L.A V Australia and the seats that are in front of the bassinett's we were told you can only put a request to be seated there, but it's not 100% guaranteed..to be fair to everyone.. you are able to request every other seat tho.. well this is what they told us. LOL. hope you get the bassinett for sure.

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    As pp's have mentioned, the bassinet is *usually* given on a needs basis. Basically the younger the infant, the more chance of getting one. Most airlines understand that a younger baby usually sleeps more, and therefore it wouldn't make sense to have a bassinet being unused by an older baby.

    I flew to Europe two months ago and my one year old got a bassinet (so did my one year old niece), so I'm sure you won't have any problems. There were plenty of babies on the plane and all had a bassinet.

    I highly recommend taking a pram or stroller with you as opposed to hiring one.

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