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Can you have two infants in lap next to each other in Business?

by on Aug.17, 2022, under Airlines

We recently put this question to the test on American Airlines. We booked two business class seats with our twin infants. The airplane was a three cabin plane. Online you could select the seats next to each other with no issues. Right up until check in, they swapped one of the seats to another row. This could have been automated or someone noticed the common issue this causes. The standard practice is you cannot have two infants in lap in the same row due to number of oxygen masks. There has to be enough for each passenger. This applies mainly to economy class. You would have to buy the third seat to have one infant take that seat.

After calling the airline about this issue for Business Class, multiple people said it was okay for this particular plane and flight. It seems like even though there are two seats, there are a standard four masks above. We had to ask passengers to swap but again we then ran into issue on board with the attendants. We told them how we called and said it was okay. Off they went to confer and gave us approval after they looked up in the airplane manual. Your mileage may vary depending on the flight but it was all good for us with some debate.

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SPG Lifetime Platinum & Gold achievements

by on Mar.01, 2012, under Hotels

The Triangle Trip Team would like to congratulate The Coach for making SPG Lifetime Platinum, and Terminal D and Captain G for making SPG Lifetime Gold.

Here’s a link for more more information about SPG Lifetime Gold and Platinum statuses.

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Our point of view on the United-Continental merger

by on May.03, 2010, under Airlines

United is merging with Continental to form the largest airline in the world (see news). United will carry the name, and probably its poor customer service, to the newly merged airline. I’m not sure how combining two non-profitable airlines will make the company profitable; the merger will create more United 1K and Global Service members. The merger will further dilute and devalue airline miles and making redemption of airline miles harder. This is why hotel points are much more valuable than airline miles.

Furthermore, I wouldn’t be shocked if United will follow Spirit Airlines’ lead and begin charging for carry on baggage for non-Premier members. You heard the prediction here first! Vacationers and casual flyers are going to get squeezed either way, whether they pay for carry on or get the Premier Baggage membership for $250.00.

The good news here is it will take these two inefficient airlines another 18 months to 2 years to merge their internal systems. It is definitely time to burn your airline miles and consider switching to the SkyTeam or OneWorld alliances, or JetBlue or Southwest if they’re available in your market.

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