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    Default Going to Australia, does airline allow me to bring my 2 months baby?

    I'm assigned to work in Melbourne and Sydney Australia for 2 months.
    I'm also planning to bring my wife and my 2 months old baby.
    Do you guys know whether the airline will allow me to bring baby for this long trip?

    I know this question is totally out of photography interest, but hey, this is kopitiam thread right? I would appreciate your comments or advise.

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    Default Re: Going to Australia, does airline allow me to bring my 2 months baby?

    well.. the best way to find out is to call the airline directly ..
    usually they will allow, and you can even request a bassinet to put the baby ..

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    you better check!!!! ...they might require you to check it in instead of hand carry, cos the baby contains more than 100ml of liquid and I don't think they have such a large transparent bag for that...if not, just fedex it over.

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    Default Re: Going to Australia, does airline allow me to bring my 2 months baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by insanne View Post
    you better check!!!! ...they might require you to check it in instead of hand carry, cos the baby contains more than 100ml of liquid and I don't think they have such a large transparent bag for that...if not, just fedex it over.
    Haha, good one.

    Don't think it's a problem but your baby will not travel for free because he/she is not a "hand luggage". Most airlines charge ~10% of an adult fare.

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    Default Re: Going to Australia, does airline allow me to bring my 2 months baby?

    On a more serious note, it will be mid-winter if you are going soon. Make sure you have enough warm clothing for the infant.

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    Most airlines would allow any infant that is about 48 hours old to travel. But they also advised you to check with the doc frist.

    From British airline site.
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    Fare discounts and booking
    We offer discounts for infants and children as follows:


    Infants
    Infants are those under two years old at the time of travel.
    The youngest age an infant can be to travel is 48 hours old. We also advise you to ensure that the treating doctor agrees to the infant travelling.
    An infant fare is charged at 10% of the adult fare when the infant does not have his/her own seat, but sits on an adultís lap.
    If you want your infant to sit in his/her own seat (they must be between 6 and 23 months), you will be charged the child fare. This cannot be booked online. Please contact your local British Airways office if you wish your infant to have their own seat. You will need to ensure that you have a suitable car seat or have requested one from us for your child to travel in.
    There must be one adult accompanying each infant seated on an adultís lap.
    - if one adult wishes to travel with a second infant, this is only possible if the second infant is aged between 6 and 23 months, he/she must be seated in an approved car-type seat and we will charge the child fare

    - if the second infant is under 6 months you must travel with a second accompanying adult or a British Airways escort for which there is a charge

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    Default Re: Going to Australia, does airline allow me to bring my 2 months baby?

    JoeJerry, why couldn't you have just been as resourceful as Nisa and just do your own homework?

    It's worse than RTFM syndrome.
    Last edited by RSU; 26th April 2007 at 01:51 PM.

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    I 2nd that. I think there are too many people here asking for free handouts. And a lot people here are always too willing to give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karel View Post
    well.. the best way to find out is to call the airline directly ..
    usually they will allow, and you can even request a bassinet to put the baby ..
    Thanks for the info Karel and sorry for long delay. Been busy with many works.
    Called SQ and they allow me to bring my baby,

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanne View Post
    you better check!!!! ...they might require you to check it in instead of hand carry, cos the baby contains more than 100ml of liquid and I don't think they have such a large transparent bag for that...if not, just fedex it over.
    I'm worry as well.
    I don't think the airline will allow me to bring milk powder and liquid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    Most airlines would allow any infant that is about 48 hours old to travel. But they also advised you to check with the doc frist.

    From British airline site.
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    Fare discounts and booking
    We offer discounts for infants and children as follows:


    Infants
    Infants are those under two years old at the time of travel.
    The youngest age an infant can be to travel is 48 hours old. We also advise you to ensure that the treating doctor agrees to the infant travelling.
    An infant fare is charged at 10% of the adult fare when the infant does not have his/her own seat, but sits on an adultís lap.
    If you want your infant to sit in his/her own seat (they must be between 6 and 23 months), you will be charged the child fare. This cannot be booked online. Please contact your local British Airways office if you wish your infant to have their own seat. You will need to ensure that you have a suitable car seat or have requested one from us for your child to travel in.
    There must be one adult accompanying each infant seated on an adultís lap.
    - if one adult wishes to travel with a second infant, this is only possible if the second infant is aged between 6 and 23 months, he/she must be seated in an approved car-type seat and we will charge the child fare

    - if the second infant is under 6 months you must travel with a second accompanying adult or a British Airways escort for which there is a charge
    Thank you so much Nisa. This really helps.
    I called SQ and they allow me to bring my 2 months old baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSU View Post
    JoeJerry, why couldn't you have just been as resourceful as Nisa and just do your own homework?

    It's worse than RTFM syndrome.
    Noted.
    Sorry if I disturb everybody here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insanne View Post
    I 2nd that. I think there are too many people here asking for free handouts. And a lot people here are always too willing to give.
    what's wrong with asking for help? The world is not just a person, it's a GROUP of people. I think it's good to be able to open one's mouth and ask for help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r32 View Post
    On a more serious note, it will be mid-winter if you are going soon. Make sure you have enough warm clothing for the infant.
    Thanks. I bought some infant winter clothes already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nisa View Post
    what's wrong with asking for help? The world is not just a person, it's a GROUP of people. I think it's good to be able to open one's mouth and ask for help!
    yes yes correct...some people dun ask or question & act on their own cost themselves even more mistakes...duno! ask!...bon voyage joe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJerry View Post
    Noted.
    Sorry if I disturb everybody here.
    Mate, thank you for ever being so polite. It is much appreciated. I am also glad you did not raise to the baitings of some members here who seem more interested in posting off the cuff/thoughtless remarks without even thinking about what he has to say.

    This is a community and there is nothing wrong asking. If you think you are above helping or can't be bothered to assist, then you are better off learning to refrain from making curt remarks here that have no place in here.

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    Hi JoeJerry

    Congrats on your new add. to the family.

    As your child is only 2 mths old, I think you better check with your child's baby doctor first.
    Let him know the expected weather there and how long you'll be there. You can perhaps get some common med. from him to bring along, ie for fever/cough/etc base on what your doc may recommand. Another good pre-prep to do is to find a good baby doc in Aust. near where you'll be staying just in case. You should also bring your child's health booklet along. Bear in mind that a 2mths old baby's immune systems is still rather weak.

    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yqt View Post
    Hi JoeJerry

    Congrats on your new add. to the family.

    As your child is only 2 mths old, I think you better check with your child's baby doctor first.
    Let him know the expected weather there and how long you'll be there. You can perhaps get some common med. from him to bring along, ie for fever/cough/etc base on what your doc may recommand. Another good pre-prep to do is to find a good baby doc in Aust. near where you'll be staying just in case. You should also bring your child's health booklet along. Bear in mind that a 2mths old baby's immune systems is still rather weak.

    Cheers.
    Thanks yqt.
    I have big concern with this as well and considering whether to go there alone or bring my family. Hopefully I can survive for not seeing him for 2 months ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang View Post
    Mate, thank you for ever being so polite. It is much appreciated. I am also glad you did not raise to the baitings of some members here who seem more interested in posting off the cuff/thoughtless remarks without even thinking about what he has to say.

    This is a community and there is nothing wrong asking. If you think you are above helping or can't be bothered to assist, then you are better off learning to refrain from making curt remarks here that have no place in here.
    Thanks Wolfgang,

    I don't blame them as it is indeed my mistake.
    I should have called the airline for confirmation earlier.
    Some member here are helping and I appreciate their comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeJerry View Post
    Thanks yqt.
    I have big concern with this as well and considering whether to go there alone or bring my family. Hopefully I can survive for not seeing him for 2 months ..
    I think you also need to consider if your wife can cope with a new baby on her own in Aust for 2 mths. Post natal blues can start to set in anytime once the mother starts to feel stress and can't cope. If that do happen, it will affect you and in turn, your work will suffer. Please do consider carefully. If you think you'll miss your baby, set up a webcam.
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