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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13625 on: September 11, 2021, 12:59:34 AM »
Thanks man, should be a wonderful time.
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« Reply #13626 on: Today at 09:51:49 AM »
Gonna fly with our 11month old next month. Any tips are appreciated. Already purchased his own seat and light cheap carseat. picked a nonstop southwest flight.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13627 on: Today at 09:55:26 AM »
Gonna fly with our 11month old next month. Any tips are appreciated. Already purchased his own seat and light cheap carseat. picked a nonstop southwest flight.

that's really the best protips right there. they do so much better in a carseat at that age. make sure you tell the flight attendant standing there as you board that the baby is ticketed or they'll give you the business about the carseat. can't put it in exit rows or the rows before or after the exit rows. Also they are somtimes a PITA to get buckled in so I would always get early check in or whatever they call it and go on ahead of my wife and baby with the seat. That way I could get it buckled into the window seat (they have to be in the window seat iirc) without my wife and kid holding up the line behind them waiting for me. then you hold the seats and tell anyone SEAT'S TAKEN! as they give you the evil eye. the flight attendants very much appreciate this strategy in my experience, sometimes they'll ask "where's the baby" as you go by and I would tell them. Got so I would just tell them proactively "baby is ticketed and will be coming with my wife in family boarding but I didn't want to hold up the line getting this thing buckled in".

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13628 on: Today at 10:01:28 AM »
will be flying with a 9 month old (and wife) next june. went the route of two first-class seats. 

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13629 on: Today at 10:02:25 AM »
will be flying with a 9 month old (and wife) next june. went the route of two first-class seats.

lmao at the rest of the first class passengers being all pissy when the baby cries or makes even a tiny sound. drink your third shooter of grey goose and mind ya business old lady/man.

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« Reply #13630 on: Today at 10:09:11 AM »
will be flying with a 9 month old (and wife) next june. went the route of two first-class seats.

lmao at the rest of the first class passengers being all pissy when the baby cries or makes even a tiny sound. drink your third shooter of grey goose and mind ya business old lady/man.

Yeah should have just bought the baby it's own seat instead.  As stated in previous replies having the car seat on board is a game changer...

Speaking of, we just did a week in Maui with our 14 month old.  Didn't have to buy him his own seat because the flight wasn't full, so we were able to take the car seat on.  I had previously upgraded to extra comfort and booked the window\aisle seats hoping no one would take the middle.  It worked out great!

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13631 on: Today at 10:09:54 AM »
it's gonna be great  :frown:

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13632 on: Today at 10:28:34 AM »
Gonna fly with our 11month old next month. Any tips are appreciated. Already purchased his own seat and light cheap carseat. picked a nonstop southwest flight.

that's really the best protips right there. they do so much better in a carseat at that age. make sure you tell the flight attendant standing there as you board that the baby is ticketed or they'll give you the business about the carseat. can't put it in exit rows or the rows before or after the exit rows. Also they are somtimes a PITA to get buckled in so I would always get early check in or whatever they call it and go on ahead of my wife and baby with the seat. That way I could get it buckled into the window seat (they have to be in the window seat iirc) without my wife and kid holding up the line behind them waiting for me. then you hold the seats and tell anyone SEAT'S TAKEN! as they give you the evil eye. the flight attendants very much appreciate this strategy in my experience, sometimes they'll ask "where's the baby" as you go by and I would tell them. Got so I would just tell them proactively "baby is ticketed and will be coming with my wife in family boarding but I didn't want to hold up the line getting this thing buckled in".

Early Bird check in? Where you can check in 36 hours ahead of time? Then you're allowed to get on the place ahead of most everyone else?
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13633 on: Today at 10:31:34 AM »
Gonna fly with our 11month old next month. Any tips are appreciated. Already purchased his own seat and light cheap carseat. picked a nonstop southwest flight.

that's really the best protips right there. they do so much better in a carseat at that age. make sure you tell the flight attendant standing there as you board that the baby is ticketed or they'll give you the business about the carseat. can't put it in exit rows or the rows before or after the exit rows. Also they are somtimes a PITA to get buckled in so I would always get early check in or whatever they call it and go on ahead of my wife and baby with the seat. That way I could get it buckled into the window seat (they have to be in the window seat iirc) without my wife and kid holding up the line behind them waiting for me. then you hold the seats and tell anyone SEAT'S TAKEN! as they give you the evil eye. the flight attendants very much appreciate this strategy in my experience, sometimes they'll ask "where's the baby" as you go by and I would tell them. Got so I would just tell them proactively "baby is ticketed and will be coming with my wife in family boarding but I didn't want to hold up the line getting this thing buckled in".

Early Bird check in? Where you can check in 36 hours ahead of time? Then you're allowed to get on the place ahead of most everyone else?

Yeah, you'll get in with A group (99% of the time). Then your wife and kid can board with family boarding in between A and B.

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« Reply #13634 on: Today at 10:35:50 AM »
 :thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.
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« Reply #13635 on: Today at 10:38:32 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

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« Reply #13636 on: Today at 10:39:40 AM »
tablet and big, soft, over the ear earphones. We've had the wired version of these leapfrog headphones for 3 kids over 10 years and they are the best


And yes, the car seat is a great call, although we always gate checked ours because all three of our kids at that age were very calm and comfortable cuddling with my wife. The car rental companies charge an insane amount of money to use their car seats.

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« Reply #13637 on: Today at 10:41:35 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

I think this really depends on the airport. I previously mentioned Las Vegas, 100% don't do this there, your wife is going to be pissed that you left them at the airport for 90 minutes.

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« Reply #13638 on: Today at 10:43:52 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

I think this really depends on the airport. I previously mentioned Las Vegas, 100% don't do this there, your wife is going to be pissed that you left them at the airport for 90 minutes.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13639 on: Today at 10:45:09 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

I think this really depends on the airport. I previously mentioned Las Vegas, 100% don't do this there, your wife is going to be pissed that you left them at the airport for 90 minutes.

Ha good point!  My recent experience in Maui this helped a ton.  But also baggage claim is right inside the door of arrival pickups.

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« Reply #13640 on: Today at 11:07:24 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

I think this really depends on the airport. I previously mentioned Las Vegas, 100% don't do this there, your wife is going to be pissed that you left them at the airport for 90 minutes.

PHX

PHX is another airport where the rental car facility is like 40 miles away. i don't have any offspring but leaving your wife there sounds less than ideal in this case

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« Reply #13641 on: Today at 11:12:08 AM »
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« Reply #13642 on: Today at 11:55:09 AM »
:thumbs: ty

Really trying to minimize the amount of crap we bring and check so the shuttle to the car rental place isn't a PITA.

Another pro tip... Shuttle to the rental car place first yourself with a couple of bags, then swing back around and pick up the wife and kid and the rest of the luggage.

I think this really depends on the airport. I previously mentioned Las Vegas, 100% don't do this there, your wife is going to be pissed that you left them at the airport for 90 minutes.

PHX

PHX is another airport where the rental car facility is like 40 miles away. i don't have any offspring but leaving your wife there sounds less than ideal in this case

I dunno... taking an unvaccinated baby on your lap in a crowded shuttle for 40 miles sounds worse.


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« Reply #13644 on: Today at 12:14:28 PM »
you just took your unvaccinated baby on a crowded airplane for 3 hours.  :confused:

i promise you the round trip to get the rental car at phx will take 60 mins

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« Reply #13645 on: Today at 12:19:57 PM »
you just took your unvaccinated baby on a crowded airplane for 3 hours.  :confused:

i promise you the round trip to get the rental car at phx will take 60 mins

I am guessing masks aren't mandated on rental car shuttles, but could be I guess.

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« Reply #13646 on: Today at 12:25:50 PM »
you just took your unvaccinated baby on a crowded airplane for 3 hours.  :confused:

i promise you the round trip to get the rental car at phx will take 60 mins

I am guessing masks aren't mandated on rental car shuttles, but could be I guess.
They usually are, though if a state is not going to mandate it that state would be AZ for sure