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Old Nov 27, 18, 8:58 am
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Enforced checking of bag when travelling with infant

Witnessed a rather unfortunate incident yesterday when a woman on another flight (Easyjet Manchester to Geneva) was asked to check her bag.

She was traveling with a small child, not clear if the child was above the age of two or not, but the woman stated that she had to keep the bag (which was quite small about half the size of the maximum) because it contained the nappies, food, and games to keep the child occupied). The Easyjet agent was quite unmoved and told her repeatedly she would not be allowed to fly. I left before I saw the outcome.

But I did wonder what (if any) the rules were about bags when you have small children. I don't believe airlines have nappies on board and if you have sensibly got everything with you, it seems unfair that the airline should force you to get check that bag. Or is this an area where it's at the airlines discretion?
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Old Dec 2, 18, 10:38 am
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I know on AA that a diaper bag doesn’t count as a carry on. But EasyJet is a unique beast
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One cabin bag up to 56x45x25 ought to be enough to accommodate the needs of an infant for a micro-haul flight such as MAN-GVA. There is space for 70 bags, so if the woman is allocated a second bag, which passenger ought to be "deprived"?
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Old Dec 4, 18, 3:45 pm
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One cabin bag up to 56x45x25 ought to be enough to accommodate the needs of an infant for a micro-haul flight such as MAN-GVA. There is space for 70 bags, so if the woman is allocated a second bag, which passenger ought to be "deprived"?
Not always a woman, it is the child's caretaker, regardless of gender. Just want that clear.

The diaper bag is expected to be under the seat in front of you
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Old Dec 7, 18, 1:48 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
One cabin bag up to 56x45x25 ought to be enough to accommodate the needs of an infant for a micro-haul flight such as MAN-GVA. There is space for 70 bags, so if the woman is allocated a second bag, which passenger ought to be "deprived"?
She only had the one bag. Could not have commented if she had two bags and one needed to be checked
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
One cabin bag up to 56x45x25 ought to be enough to accommodate the needs of an infant for a micro-haul flight such as MAN-GVA. There is space for 70 bags, so if the woman is allocated a second bag, which passenger ought to be "deprived"?
A different passenger, who is not caring for an infant, one would think.
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