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    Another vote for Singapore Airlines here. We went Perth - Singapore - Amsterdam when DS1 was 9 mo and they were really helpful.

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    Just adding a funny moment. 3 different countries passport entering EU. Immigrant officer asked "what on earth do we live?"

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    I'm becoming more and more convinced DD has been on a plane before and it was fine, but she wasn't mobile then and I had DH with me too, it's the thought of doing it alone that worries me!! But a few of you seem to have emerged relatively unscathed so that's encouraging.
    @bbhope I'm lucky Bub sleeps 7-6ish most nights, I don't want to mess things up by putting her to bed then having to get her up a few hours later to catch a red eye. Just asking for trouble I think! When we went over east a few months ago we sat at the back of the plane which actually ended up being quite good as we didn't have people walking past all the time. Only downside was they ran out of the meat option for the meals before they got to us so we got stuck with the vego meal.
    @binnielici thanks for the info about cares harness. I'd vaguely heard of them before but thought they were for bigger kids. Looking at them online they would fit my DD so could be a good option.
    @Anjalee I have several baby carriers. I have two that live in my car and there's no way I'd leave the country without at least one! I don't know how people get things done without babywearing!

    Haha and I'm not so lucky to have another passport, just a plain old Aussie one. If only

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    @besha: exactly re the sleep! I don't know why everyone (friends) told me to take red eyes then! At the Singapore airport, the security let us push the pram through because DS was sleeping in it, only to pat him down afterward and me not being allowed anywhere near the pram!! Of course, he woke up an freaked out!

    I would be asking your tip for travelling domestic then!

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    @bbhope I think flights leaving between 10am and 5pm are pretty much perfect! Security processes seem to vary so much at different airports, I think it just depends who you get. At Perth I was allowed to keep bub in the carrier through security but I had to take her out in Sydney and Brisbane. Then in Brisbane DH was also picked for an explosives test so I was trying to then hold baby with one arm and grab all our stuff (and we had a lot) off the X-ray with the other while DH was tied up because everyone else's stuff behind us was piling up and no one helped me so that was a PITA. You'd think they'd be a bit better at selecting people for that stuff. But we flew with virgin and their hosties were awesome with DD, so helpful. Not sure what their baby food is like though as she wasn't on solids yet at the time.

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    @bbhope I think flights leaving between 10am and 5pm are pretty much perfect! Security processes seem to vary so much at different airports, I think it just depends who you get. At Perth I was allowed to keep bub in the carrier through security but I had to take her out in Sydney and Brisbane. Then in Brisbane DH was also picked for an explosives test so I was trying to then hold baby with one arm and grab all our stuff (and we had a lot) off the X-ray with the other while DH was tied up because everyone else's stuff behind us was piling up and no one helped me so that was a PITA. You'd think they'd be a bit better at selecting people for that stuff. But we flew with virgin and their hosties were awesome with DD, so helpful. Not sure what their baby food is like though as she wasn't on solids yet at the time.


 

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