If your child is under 2 and flying for free the pram will fly for free as part of the 'infant' airfare
No she will be 2 almost 3 so had to purchase a ticket.
Be careful and check the diameter of your carseat and the airline seats though. I actually had to purchase a new seat that would fit on the flight - which I was ok with since I'm traveling with 2 under 2 on my own. But not many of the more popular seats here actually fit.
Also you usually need a letter from the manufacturer confirming the seat complies with US FAA (i think thats the acronym) safety. Go to the Jetstar website and search 'cars eat on board' for specific info. It's a pain but definitely doable.
Thank you for the info and good luck with your flight :-)
Last edited by millsmum; 19-08-2013 at 20:17.
Yes the problem we have in Australia is that it's illegal to sell a carseat without the Australian Safety Standards code compliance (hence the sticker she referred to). However if you have a letter from the supplier or manufacturer confirming it complies with the US one required to fly, then it's supposed to be fine.
If it helps, the Britax carseats (Hipod, Cargo, Milan, Siena) all comply and I even have the standard letter on email I could send to you. I brought the seat at Target for $149.
What do you mean by complies with US?
I'm wandering since I don't think they will fit weather it may be easier to give our in laws some money to buy 2 cars eats up there before we arrive, I just thought if we could at least take 1 then it would be easier to only have to worry about getting 1 more.
Ok just found all there info on car seats for jetstar, it's only jetstar Asia and valuair flights that don't except Australian standards seats but for all other it's says the seat must display the au standard sticker AS1754 which ours do and fit on an airline seat which I presume ours wont :-(
The info says their seats are 17.88inch wide and 29in seat pitch in the A320
Last edited by millsmum; 20-08-2013 at 11:50.
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