You may know that if your child is under 2, you are not required by domestic airlines to buy aseat, and since we don’t have Heidi Klum and Seal’smoney for a whole row of seats for your underage crew, you may havethough you’re going to have to suck it up and put the babes on laps.Because airlines have a tendency to overbook flights and are flyingfewer planes, it’s rare toget an adjacent empty seat. But there’s always a remotechance- when you get to your gate, be super duper nice to the gateattendants before boarding and they may help you if they can. Arrive atthe gate early, let them know you have an infant and would appreciateit if they canmove you near any empty seats so you can can use it for your child.Board last and if there aren’t any available empty seats, you can gatecheck the car seat.
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