“I’m going on a holiday my son will be 11 months old I have a 4 hour domestic flight with Qantas I am so unsure of what to expect. Can I take a pram and a travel cot with me free of charge and do I have to check them in the time I check in my own bag. Does anyone know what to take on board a domestic flight with a baby,  do I order food for my son on the flight?”

Posted by Michelle, 23/03/13

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  • Best check with the airline to be sure, I know Jetstar is free but quantas may not be



  • Check the airline baggage policy, every airline is different. A couple of domestic ones will provide an infant meal if you request before flying, others will charge for everything including water.
    You should be allowed to take a pram to the gate and then it is put in the hold during the flight, depending on where you are going it will be taken to the gate at arrival or put on the baggage carousel with other luggage, be prepared to carry baby and any hand baggage to the carousel before you get it.
    Travel cots are normally checked-in, again check with the airline if they will charge as an infant does not normally have a baggage allowance.



  • Lots of books and toys!!



  • lots of books lego i pad .



  • pram or cot is free of charge to take on board. Bring some finger food or just milk will do. It is only 4 hours you don’t want to overpack.



  • Having travelled with our 11m/o grandson can I also suggest a pillow, as you have to be seatbelted together it can get uncomfortable. Fortunately for us a very kind lady behind us shared hers & made the trip far more comfy when he went to sleep.



  • Everything is always changing with flights now that sometimes its a little hard to keep up.
    I would check out the Qantas website and see what info you can find there and if that doesnt answer your questions phone the airline or the travel agent you booked the flights with if you booked through one.
    Im not sure what size plane you would be travelling on but on the larger flights you can request a basinette seat. You can either check the pram in with your luggage or if you cant do without it up until your flight you can take it to the plane and they will put it in a locker on the plane but when it comes time to get off the flight you will have to wait for them to get the pram for you so there could be a delay in getting you off the flight…keep that in mind if you are going to want to get off the plane without delay.
    check with the airline about food on the flight as some flights have meals and others dont and some have it that you can order meals on the plane but you have to have a credit card to pay for them.



  • Speak to the airline directly and will tell you all that you need to know.



  • Hope your holiday went well and the flight wasn’t too bad.



  • Check with the airlines you will be flying with.



  • Did you end up working out what to take on your holiday?



  • How did your holiday go?



  • I hope you had a wonderful holiday!



  • I’d call the airline and ask them all these questions, they will be able to tell you everything you need to know. Or if you check out their website they will probably have the info on there



  • U will need to pack food. They don’t hv appropriate food to little trackers. Cot n pram will hv to b check in


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