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Flying with a baby

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I've flown with a baby before, but haven't for a while.  Can I check the car seat and/or gate check it? And should i put it in a bag or can it be checked without? Also, can I bring bottles more than 3 oz.  through security? 


Re: Flying with a baby

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Yes to all questions.

You can check the car seat, gate check it, or bring it on board if the child has a paid ticket and the child uses the car seat.  If checking, the bag is optional.


TSA does allow larger quantities of liquid:

"Formula, breast milk, juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do not need to fit within a quart-sized bag. Remove these items from your carry-on bag to be screened separately from the rest of your belongings. You do not need to travel with your child to bring breast milk."