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Forum: Asia
Dec 14, 20, 8:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By swise

You can rent a short-term rental (airbnb, vrbo,...

You can rent a short-term rental (airbnb, vrbo, etc) outside of Taipei to quarantine, as long as you clear it with the host ahead of time. Taipei does not permit short-term rentals to be used for...
Forum: USA
Dec 14, 20, 2:36 am
Replies: 886
Views: 384,439
Posted By swise

Thanks for that report. I suspect that is what we...

Thanks for that report. I suspect that is what we will have to do, too. I plan to call and see if I have better luck that way, but I doubt it will be any different than the online appointment tool....
Forum: USA
Dec 13, 20, 1:30 am
Replies: 886
Views: 384,439
Posted By swise

I'm trying to make an appointment at an agency...

I'm trying to make an appointment at an agency for a "non-life or death emergency." My family of 4 needs to travel, but our passports are all expired. I am finding it very difficult to find an...
Jul 11, 18, 3:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By swise

I am guessing by latch they mean some kind of way...

I am guessing by latch they mean some kind of way that it can be secured in place with the passenger lapbelt style seatbelt. Yours does that, so you're fine. No need to bring the base. You'll slide...
Jul 11, 18, 12:17 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By swise

I'm afraid that would be way too small for a 9...

I'm afraid that would be way too small for a 9 month-old. And he would surely crawl out of it, even if he did fit.

We use the Bjorn Travel Crib Lite. There are several similar to this one...
May 9, 18, 12:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By swise

Have you considered no seat on the plane and...

Have you considered no seat on the plane and bringing along one of the more compact options for car rides?

Here are some that might work:
Ridesafer Travel Vest
BubbleBum
MiFold

This is what...
Mar 28, 18, 7:29 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,764
Posted By swise

Another bump... I'll be at the Homewood Suites in...

Another bump... I'll be at the Homewood Suites in June. Has anyone stayed here recently?
Mar 27, 18, 10:23 pm
Replies: 498
Views: 140,836
Posted By swise

We've used a Scenera. They're rigid and only...

We've used a Scenera. They're rigid and only really recline in a RF position, but you could probably prop it up with a blanket or something. This would render the seat unsafe in a crash scenario (at...
Mar 23, 18, 2:33 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By swise

Oh- and one more protip... Swim diapers are...

Oh- and one more protip...

Swim diapers are not absorbant! Pee will go right through them. They're only meant to contain the solids --and only for a very brief time while you gingerly exit the...
Mar 23, 18, 2:26 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By swise

A rashguard (swim shirt) and a hat should be...

A rashguard (swim shirt) and a hat should be sufficient (along with sunscreen, of course). Kids that young are generally not out in the pool or the sun for very long. For the trip, don't forget swim...
Mar 16, 18, 1:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 575
Posted By swise

You might look for a Combi Coccoro. That one...

You might look for a Combi Coccoro. That one might be available in the UK. The Dionos are good in some respects but not in others. They are really heavy. However, they fold for easy(ish) transport....
Mar 16, 18, 12:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By swise

You'll see in this thread...

You'll see in this thread (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1848990-seat-recline-etiquette.html) (and many like it) that everyone has different ideas on whether it is...
Mar 16, 18, 12:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By swise

Sceneras and Combi Coccoros are about the...

Sceneras and Combi Coccoros are about the smallest RF convertible seats. They will obstruct the recline on an Embraer. I've installed a Scenera on Embraers. An infant seat will, as well, even a...
Mar 8, 18, 11:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By swise

There is no other option for a child under age 1...

There is no other option for a child under age 1 that will not affect the seat in front of it. You cannot put a child under age one in a forward-facing seat. And there isn't a rear-facing seat that...
Mar 7, 18, 7:06 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By swise

All infant car seats are rear-facing. Children...

All infant car seats are rear-facing. Children are required by law to rear-face until at least age 1, and it is recommended that parents continue to rear-face their children until at least age two....
Mar 7, 18, 12:02 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,663
Posted By swise

That should work. Not sure about the Finale, but...

That should work. Not sure about the Finale, but the Cosco Scenera does fit on embraers. We've done it. two sceneras can nest together and be secured with a bungee cord for transporting through the...
Feb 20, 18, 12:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By swise

It would be helpful to know from where and to...

It would be helpful to know from where and to where you're flying. It might be possible for you to divide the trip up and stay overnight (or longer) part of the way to your destination. This might...
Feb 19, 18, 11:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By swise

I create a zip-lock bag for each of my kids (ages...

I create a zip-lock bag for each of my kids (ages 5 and 7), with other zip-locks in it. Here's an example of what it might have in it:

- 1 zip-lock of Hot Wheels cars (usually about 5. I make note...
Feb 19, 18, 10:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By swise

Our first couple of flights (our son was about...

Our first couple of flights (our son was about 3.5 months old) we took our big travel system stroller and stuffed it into a bag before gate checking it. We found this to be a big hassle, so we soon...
Feb 19, 18, 10:38 pm
Replies: 498
Views: 140,836
Posted By swise

Your baby will likely outgrow that seat by the...

Your baby will likely outgrow that seat by the time they are 1. Ours outgrew our car seat with the same height/weight limits by 6 months old (but we had giant babies). You can take a look at your...
Feb 12, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 498
Views: 140,836
Posted By swise

Just to back this up a little more... Here are...

Just to back this up a little more... Here are two very direct statements from the FAA and the NTSB on the matter.

While the FAA does not prohibit lap children, they strongly encourage all...
Feb 2, 18, 3:45 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,636
Posted By swise

I like the idea of The Netherlands. I would...

I like the idea of The Netherlands. I would caution against the beach at that age, as everything tends to go in the mouth, and beach sand and mouths aren't a good combo. However, by age 2 onwards,...
Jan 3, 18, 2:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,227
Posted By swise

We will sometimes gamble and start out with a...

We will sometimes gamble and start out with a whole row, booking windows and aisles of a row, and leave the middle seats empty in hopes that no one selects them. For less busy times/flights, this has...
Forum: Los Angeles
Dec 9, 17, 12:22 pm
Replies: 194
Views: 34,325
Posted By swise

If you plan to go just for a day, you can get...

If you plan to go just for a day, you can get slightly cheaper 1-day Parkhopper tickets by purchasing from an online silent auction. Bonus: you get to support a special cause in the process! The best...
Nov 29, 17, 1:00 am
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By swise

There are a couple of cards you can purchase to...

There are a couple of cards you can purchase to give you admission to several different sites and activities in the area...

https://www.citypass.com/southern-california

http://gosandiego.com/
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