Hello i am travelling to cyprus for my cousins wedding in september (52 of us going) my ds will be 18m and i managed to get him a free child place so that he could have a seat on the plane and baggage allowance.
I understand that on take off and landing he will have to sit on either mine or dp's lap but does he have to be in a car seat during the flight?
I was very glad to get him a free child placei didn't really want to spend over £200 for him to have a child place but i know i wouldn't be able to handle him on my lap for 4 1/2 hours!
from memory they don't have to be in a car seat for the journey, that is just for take off and landing if you don't put them on your lap. once you are in the air, he can just sit in his seat and enjoy the trip.
i would def recommend a seat for any age child as you don't get much room on an aeroplane any way letalone having a wriggling baby/toddler on your lap. we did it once and since thenhave always got a seat for the littleones.
Likewise...we managed to have a spare seat between us going out and back to Portugal with ds (three months...) He was on my lap for take off and landing and slept on the seat between us for the flight....!
once you taken off you can undo belt so he will not feel so restricted, but you or parner will have to try to keep him on you laps, what a pain i remember it well, take plenty of thing to occupy him.good luck
Hi. I fly with BA from Cyprus quite alot and you won't need a car seat for him. He will be fine on the seat after take off and before landing. I have always had my buggy right to the plane doors, but only ever got it back in baggage reclaim so I suggest a child carrier or hopefully a strong man to help you. (That is flying Larnaca/Heathrow and Paphos/Gatwick btw).
Good Luck and enjoy your trip. Sounds fab. Where is the weddding?