Friday, July 31, 2009

i have a question....

we are planning on going to home to maine for christmas this year....we would be flying of course, and it dawned on me that milo turns two in november so he will no longer be allowed to fly on my lap...

so my question is...does anyone know if they ever make exceptions to this rule? i would hate to spend all of that extra money getting him a seat of his own that he cannot even sit in. He is very small, only 19 lbs right now, and i doubt that by christmas he would be anymore than maybe a three or four pounds heavier. and he isn't sitting yet and has quite a way to go before he reaches that goal, longer than by christmas...

so if anyone knows if it is possible to convince an airline to make an exception please let me know! thanks.

7 comments:

caryanne said...

Jamie - I really have no idea on this one...but what a great question. I would suggest just giving the airline a call and asking the question. And I would definitely ask to speak to a supervisor.

I hope someone has an answer for you.

Jacqui said...

What they do here in Australia is let you take approved car seats onto the plane and the child gets strapped into that. I don't know if that is what happens over there but its worth a call. They also have here a department of the airlines that answer questions regarding medical conditions and requirements, that everything can be bounced off first.

Nicole said...

LIE! They aren't gonna check.

jocalyn said...

yeah! How on earth will they know? I just booked a plane ticket with Kendall and explained we will have a wheelchair to store and special formula to carry on...and she would be sitting in my lap. They never asked how old she was. She's only 15 months, but still! The age used to be 3 anyway!
Or, buy another ticket and take the car seat. But if he's going to be in your lap the whole time (Kendall would too!) then don't mention his age!

Katy said...

So glad we got to meet in person. I still have questions, so you might get an e-mail from me! Hubs had a great time chatting with you guys too.

Cjengo said...

Good question. My friend works for American, and I will ask her for you. I agree with Jocalyn on this one. I believe it's more of a weight issue with special needs, and they will have him sit in your lap

Julie Shaw said...

I am sure if you speak to some one about the safety risk and the fact he doesn't set yet they will make a expection

 
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