Rules to Know When Bringing Infants on Flights
1. Age Requirements
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2. Seating Option 1: Lap for Free
3. Seating Option 2: Giving them their own Space
Parents traveling with children who want their child to have his or her own seat must purchase a full-price ticket.
If you do decide to purchase a seat for your child, keep in mind that kid's airline tickets are often not discounted on many travel Web sites. You may need to call and ask if discounts are available when traveling with children.
Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires that children in their own seats must be in an FAA approved Child Restraint System (CRS). The FAA recommends all children fly seated in a CRS, but does not mandate that children under the age of two do so. So, as parents weigh the safety issues carefully.