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Old 08-04-2011, 09:45 PM   #11
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When we travel to see relatvies, I send whoever is meeting us on the other end money and have them go buy a seat, or borrow one of theirs, or last time, I sent a seat with my inlaws who drove.

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Old 08-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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If I had to check a seat I'd pack it in a box. The original pAckaging if possible, otherwise a big enough box to fit it with clothes or something packed around it. I've had too much damage to gate checked strollers to trust them with something used to protect my child's life.
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Re: Best way to check a cs for flight?

Or maybe tape a layer of bubble wrap around it and then put it in a car seat bag. Car seats are shipped in boxes and I'm sure the handlers at UPS or Fed Ex aren't careful with them either, looking at the boxes when I've received car seats. If the boxes weren't enough, car seat manufacturers wouldn't be shipping them that way.
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Re: Best way to check a cs for flight?

Ok, I'm not going to check it. I can kind of hang it from the umbrella stroller I will be pushing during layovers. It's an infant carrier/bucket type seat, so I can't use it on the plane. Any chance they will let me put in the overhead compartment as a carry-on?
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Ok, I'm not going to check it. I can kind of hang it from the umbrella stroller I will be pushing during layovers. It's an infant carrier/bucket type seat, so I can't use it on the plane. Any chance they will let me put in the overhead compartment as a carry-on?
why not? my snugride says it's airplane approved... is there something I don't know?
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #16
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From what I understand, you can't have a RF seat on a plane. This infant carrier is RF only. Someone correct me if I'm wrong! But we're flying 1st class, so I'm quite sure there will not be an open seat I can use anyway.
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Re: Best way to check a cs for flight?

If it's a US carrier, then you absolutely CAN use RF seats on the plane.

I think it is unlikely that they will let you carry it on if there is not a seat available where you can use it, because it's bigger than the max carry on size. You can definitely take it through the airport, but they'll probably ask you to gate-check it.
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You can have a rear facing seat on a domestic flight. The regulations are different for other countries. If you are flying within FAA jurisdiction there is no reason why you cannot use a RF seat.
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I have rf on several different planes, both with a bucket seat and a convertible seat!
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Don't ever check a seat! They will handle your seat the way they do luggage. Get a bag for it to cover it and gate check it. No damage and they can't lose it
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