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According to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, Article 3: For the purpose of assigning nationality, birth on a ship or aircraft shall amount to birth in the territory of the State that gives its flag to that ship or aircraft. However, only about 40 nations (not including the USA) have ratified this convention - and what ...


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I have direct experience with this; not actually in flight thank goodness, but in transit. My daughter was born prematurely in Shanghai last year during a short layover between Paris and Auckland. My wife and I only had limited 48-hour transit visas for China and our flight was due to depart about 10 hours after she was admitted to hospital at the beginning ...


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This is prohibited for safety reasons. Each row has one extra oxygen mask (there are exceptions, some rows have no extra masks and they will be marked somehow). If more than one infant is seated in a parent's lap and the oxygen masks were to be used one of the row occupants will have no oxygen mask to use. Usually the reservation system/agents will avoid ...


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It's complicated, but as always, Wikipedia has it covered. The short version is that in the vast majority of cases, the baby will inherit one or more citizenships from its parents through jus sanguinis, and nothing more. If the baby is born within the territorial limits of a country that applies jus soli, including flying overheard and within nautical ...


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As an Iranian I can tell you that breast-feeding in public is NOT a crime (at least in Iran) and you don't need to expect any severe consequences for this. Mothers do feed their children here whenever/wherever needed and it's none of anybody's business to question them why they are feeding their children. It's however usually a good practice for breasts to ...


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Before you travel - book early Make sure to book early enough so that you can get seats with access to a bassinet (travel cots). You need to call the airline directly to reserve such seats. Note that a travel cot/bassinet does not count as a seat for the baby. You'll still have to hold the kid during take-off and landing. If you do not manage to get a ...


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I called a cousin who works for an airline at an airport, he explained how to do this in a very safe and efficient way. Infants do not need a seat, airline require a fraction of the price paid by the adult to be paid for the infant (~10%) or sometimes it is free. Hence, just make the reservation for you and your wife and other passengers who need seats, and ...


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Any person above 2 years must have a seat, but where is that seat that's something left for common sense and not covered by any policy I am aware of. Seating policies usually go like "every effort must be made to ensure that families are seated next to each other" and that's it, and as we know, as long as that "effort" costs money, then airlines might ...


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First, congratulations on choosing your time to fly well, traveling with a 6-month-old is about as easy as it gets! They're big enough to sleep fairly well and not to cry randomly anymore, but not mobile yet, and small enough to fit into a bassinet, calm down with breastfeeding/a bottle, and not need much in the way of entertainment. Once they're one or ...


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Don't worry! Full middle names are never required on flight tickets, and even the initials are usually not needed. As long as the rest of the name and the initials match the passport, she will be fine.


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There's no definitive answer to this and it will vary by country and airline. This is what the UK Civil Aviation Authority says: http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=2207&pageid=12706 From a safety point of view children (it doesn't specify an age) SHOULD be seated CLOSE to their parent/guardian. The reasons are many but if you imagine a ...


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You have several choices: You currently have subway from the airport which will make life easier. But still, depending on the time you arrive to Lisbon I would or would not risk go downtown. The subsway can be very crowded at rush hour. Options Go to "Parque das Nações". It's not a historically iconic part of the city but it's 3 subway stations away from ...


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When we got the passport for our daughter (also German, then also <1 year old) we were told that we can have the photo in the existing passport updated for less than the price of a new passport. Children's passports can also be extended (being valid for another 6 years) and apparently this can be combined with the photo update, costing you 6 Euro and a ...


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The easy but expensive way is to ask your hotel. They will have reliable regulars available and will take care of finding somebody who can work with your schedule. While this is unlikely to be an issue in Utah, the hotel will also have babysitters on call who speak enough English to communicate with you and manage older kids as well. Obviously, you'll pay ...


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We did a LOT of transatlantic traveling with 3 kids (starting at 6 months age or so). My daughter had her first free flight on her own miles when she was 4 years old :-) It's entirely doable if properly prepared If you need a layover, do it in Europe not the US. Otherwise on the way back you have to go through customs and immigration in the first US ...


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Officially: Unfortunately, it is not allowed for all passengers regardless of their age to be admitted to the flight deck crew. This is according to the FAA (USA) and to the EASA (EU), as seen in: EASA (CAT.GEN.MPA.135) FAA (§121.547, §129.28) Most of the world follow the above organizations, either directly or by implementing similar operating ...


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If it helps, two couples I know, both in their early 30s went a couple of years ago (to the one in the UK). One especially is lego mad, and everyone loved it. Evidently the place is arranged at different levels. So while kids might just enjoy that it's Lego, adults can engage in the hunts, the themes and more. A review of some of the rides of the UK one ...


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Risk of contracting malaria is higher in nearby countries than in Thailand. Look at this map from NHS Fit For Travel: Risky areas are clearly regions bordering neighbouring countries. Borrowing from a previous answer I gave, malaria is transmitted by a specific type of mosquito (female anopheles) that breeds in still / stagnant water. When you're in ...


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Maybe you know it already, but might be helpful for other readers, too: wheelmap.org It's an OpenStreetMap where users can mark if places/buildings are wheelchair accessible. You can filter the map to only show places related to tourism. Also, at least in Germany, some cities/areas have accessibility guides that list accessible hotels, free time ...


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In vast majority of the cases, the child will have one or more of the parents' nationalities through jus sanguinis (this is true even if the child is born in some country). As far as I know, every country in the world (except the Vatican where nationality is ex officio) has some sort of jus sanguinis system, where children born abroad to parents of that ...


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I suggest you get a travel agent to work this out for you. It will be worth the $100 or so. You and your girlfriend will also need to carry a letter signed by by both parents outlining your travel plans and saying that you give permission for your daughter to travel alone with the other parent. Canadian customs can be especially picky about this when ...


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There is an absolute requirement that either both parents are present when applying for the US passport or a Consent is given by one of the parent's: Minors under age 16 cannot apply for a passport by themselves. Both parents/guardians must appear in person with the minor and provide consent, authorizing passport issuance to the minor. If one ...


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The "craziest" rides in Legoland Denmark are: Polar X-plorer. Top speed of 65 km/h, 16m drop; X-treme Racers. Top speed of 60km/h, also 16m drop; Ice Pilots School, quite unique experience of being on a shaker ;-) Rest of the rides are quite soft. I've enjoyed Legoland as relaxed family holiday. Indeed I feel that the park is best suited for families ...


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No, there is no international standard, these policies are entirely up to the airline. As rough guidelines: For "unaccompanied minors", meaning traveling alone but with support from airline staff (usually a paid service), most airlines draw the line at 5 or 6 years. However, many impose additional restrictions if there are connecting flights, especially ...


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A Chevy Suburban is an absurdly large truck. It won't handle like a car, it won't fit in some parking spaces, and there may even be a few people left in America who will look at you funny for driving such a monster. Let's start from the smaller end and work our way up, shall we? I'm looking the Hertz offerings because it's one of the most major rental ...


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Wow, interesting question. Nature-wise there's SO much to see in Ireland - Cliffs of Moher, Giant's Causeway, the Dingle Peninsula. There's sights from Blarney Castle to the amazing history and sights of Belfast. However, if you're after things specifically that children may enjoy - 'history' stuff is probably out ;) I'd suggest the following to include ...


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Conveniently as ever, Wikipedia has a page on Birth aboard aircraft and ships. The law on the subject, despite the provisions of Article 3 the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, is complex, because various states apply differing principles of nationality, namely jus soli and jus sanguinis, to varying degrees and with varying ...


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According to the final report from the Museum of Science in Boston, MA, concerning the same exhibit, the average length of stay (of the polled visitors, of course) seems to be around an hour, with the shortest being 15 minutes and the longest being 170 minutes. The exhibit had 37 stalls/panels in Boston, with the average group visiting a little over 19 of ...


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I'm sure that this has been asked here but I can't find the answer. The general rule for children traveling in the company of one parent is that the second parent needs to provide a notarized letter that he or she is not opposed to the other parent to be traveling with the child. I have provided this letter multiple times when my son traveled with my wife ...



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