What are the TSA rules for flying with children?

how can i find out the rules for airports and airlines? we'll be flying to Inida next month with a 17 month old and a 4 month old. I've flown twice, but never with children. We also don't know what airline we'll be using yet.

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pregomamma921

Asked by pregomamma921 at 1:20 PM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Travel

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  • http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/children/index.shtm
    lvlymummy08

    Answer by lvlymummy08 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

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  • When you find out what air line you are on you should call them. The will know better then anyone else I would think. Or look what the TSA guide lines. I think that is what they are called. The people in charge of the airports.
    CorCorsmomma

    Answer by CorCorsmomma at 1:23 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

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  • Make sure you bring enough, food, liquids/bottles and spare clothing for the babies. I would also recommend the scented bags to put the diapers in... the other passengers will appreciate it.

    I would print out the TSA rules about what you are allowed to bring on with infants. One time they tried to tell us we couldn't bring water on for the babies when we were flying to Australia. It took about 5 or 10 mins to get it resolved.

    I HATE terminal 4 at LAX the TSA staff don't know their own rules. That is why I suggest bringing a copy.
    AussieMum2

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 2:58 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • A PP said it but having travelled internationally with my children A LOT I will reiterate, "print the TSA rules and travel with them". Put them with your passport and tickets. Oddly enough, I never had problems travelling overseas with my water for formula and had spent time in Korea and Japan before someone in San Fran tried to confenscate it. I showed them the baby (7 weeks old) the print out and they said, "oh" and put my water bottles back.
    Something else I suggest for the plane ride is buying the small bottles of nursery water. I had a TSA employee once (in San Fran again) tell me the only reason he was letting me keep the water is because it was kids water. I would have had a fit at him if he had tried to make me discard it if it had been aquafina or whatever.

    Ajima

    Answer by Ajima at 8:20 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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  • Also, if you are travelling with an older child (and it sounds like you're not but it's worth saying) ask for a child's meal. AND if you are travelling within India or flying on a domestic flight over there, ask the booking agent if they provide complimentary baby meals. I've had Thai Airlines and Vietnam Airlines both provide me with a jar of Gerber baby food, small bottle of juice and other items when I was travelling with my infant.

    Also, (I know it's long) I've found that I am treated much better travelling with kids out of the US than domestically.

    Good luck and have a fantastic trip! ( i had to have 2 answers because of character limits)
    Ajima

    Answer by Ajima at 8:20 AM on Jan. 10, 2009

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