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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Make sure you book for bubs early as there are only a limited amount of bassinets and its first come first served. Four hours is no big deal but even if bubs doesn't sleep in there, it's somewhere to put them so you can eat etc. and not have to hold them. Have a good trip

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Just book with it with unknown as first name and use your surname
    Use your due date as the DOB and you call the airline to change it all when baby is born. I've done this before with Qantas.

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Nala I'm the same, going to Hawaii in July...flight booked and adding bubs when she us here and we have her passport! So silly we need passport which lasts for 5 years with a 1 month old pic

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    Make sure you book for bubs early as there are only a limited amount of bassinets and its first come first served. Four hours is no big deal but even if bubs doesn't sleep in there, it's somewhere to put them so you can eat etc. and not have to hold them. Have a good trip
    I doubt it's first in first served.

    My understanding is that it's based on age of baby and then it'd be based on the frequent flyer status of the adult.

    You do have to request a bassi - even though logic would suggest they be automatically allocated.

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by newmummy2010 View Post
    Just book with it with unknown as first name and use your surname
    Use your due date as the DOB and you call the airline to change it all when baby is born. I've done this before with Qantas.
    This.

    I have also booked Fiji for when bubs is born. I was advised to book the ticket under 'baby' as first name & your actual surname, also to use my due date as birth date.

    I was also informed that there are only a limited number of infants allowed on a flight, so make sure you do book for bub & not wait until its too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babycart View Post
    I doubt it's first in first served.

    My understanding is that it's based on age of baby and then it'd be based on the frequent flyer status of the adult.

    You do have to request a bassi - even though logic would suggest they be automatically allocated.
    It was on our recent overseas flights and they messed up our request twice and we are frequent flyers

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieMouse81 View Post
    You just add the baby later. We just did it through Virgin this way
    This is what I have done as well.

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    Default Re: Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    The airlines say on their websites that it's first in first served.

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    Default Flying with a 5 month old.... Booking tickets

    All booked for us and we add bubs after s/he is born. They said that an early check in is advised but they can't confirm it till you check in. They tend to give the bassinets to the youngest on the flight. See how we go. It's only 4 hours so if we miss out we miss out. I'm more worried about a girlfriend who will be going with a 6month old and a 2.5yr old. As long as she gets one I'll be happy. We booked it all together so I one bassinet between us will be fine and between 4 adults we should be fine

    Thanks for all your help ladies, keep cool if your in syd today xx


 

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