Quoting Michael Westen:" But you can lose a grip with turbulence."
I'm sorry, but this is just absurd. They would not allow lap children if it was THAT dangerous. As I state in the OP I've had a lap child three years in a row, four flights a years, so 12 times, and never have I ever had a problem holding on to my child, even in cases of turbulence.
I've flown multiple times with my 7 month old, the earliest with him being 7 weeks (4 times in the US, two international flights). He only had his own seat once on our way to England when he was 2 months old, and that was only because there happened to be an empty seat next to us on the flight. He rode in a carseat that time, obviously. Every other time, he's been in my lap.
You can ask for a seatbelt for the child. It clips into your seat belt and is a separate belt for the child.
Quoting L☮J:" I hit turbulence on a flight to Hawaii when I was like 14 and got smashed into the side of the plane wall. Scariest moment of my life."
I swear I'm just bad luck. Every flight. I went to AZ last year and it was clear and we still hit turbulence!
Quoting Michael Westen:" You have evidently never been on a plane with bad turbulence. Lol"
Yes I have. I've been flying since I was a young child. I've been on countless airplane flights, over 100 I'd have to say, and yes I've experienced bad turbulence. Nothing that would ever make it difficult for me to hold on to my child...
Quoting TheNuge:" I think that unless you have a carseat on the seat next to you for a small child or baby, the lap ... [snip!] ... and not safe in that circumstance. we take the risk. when there has been turbulence we lean over and hold her in the chair."
The lap is absolutely not safer...
Quoting Michael Westen:" Storing a seat with luggage considers the seat crashed."
Ive done it twice now. No way im going to buy a new carseat everytime i travel and get to my new destination. There is tons of them on there too. They put them in a totally differant part than with the bags, but it does get checked.
Quoting L☮J:" I wouldn't be answering a question about air plane safety if I hadn't flown in a plane before, lmfao. :roll: Keep reading, I mentioned a time when I experienced really bad turbulence."
Yes I saw that. I was typing this at the time. And you said, "I never have" so I didn't know if that applied to JUST flying with kids or flying altogether.
Quoting Mrs. Post-tato Head
It just another case of people being uneducated on the subject.
Quoting *Lindsey*(7 weeks):" Ive done it twice now. No way im going to buy a new carseat everytime i travel and get to my new destination. ... [snip!] ... There is tons of them on there too. They put them in a totally differant part than with the bags, but it does get checked."
Have you SEEN how they treat luggage? They don't treat seats any differently!