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Old 02-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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Does your carseat fit through the xray machines at the airport? Every single time, the TSA people spend forever trying to make mine (Graco Size4Me, it's huge) fit, ask me if it comes apart, try to recline it.... Half the seats out there couldn't possibly fit, right? Why are they always so surprised?

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Old 02-21-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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Re: flying with seat

When I've been to the airport (which isn't all that often, really), I rarely have seen seats that aren't infant seats. And, our boulevards fit through the machines, and those are pretty big seats. So I'm thinking that the number of seats that are too big to fit through a machine and actually get taken to the gate (rather than left home or checked with baggage) is probably very small.
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It depends. I just flew with DDs Safety 1st Avenue. It fit through the machine in Huntsville with the GoGoBaby (the wheelie attachment) still attached but did not fit through the one in Atlanta. I even offered to detach the GoGoBaby from it for them to check it out and they told me not to worry about it. I didn't see how they checked it out as I was putting my shoes back on and grabbing our bags but it didn't take long at all.
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Re: flying with seat

Mine never does. I stopped trying after the first flight and just ask them to hand check it. It takes a few minuets but no one has ever given me an issue about it.
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I've flown several times with infant seats and high back booster seats using airports in GA, SC, TX & MI. None of them have ever made me put either seat through the xray machine. Instead, they wand it and visually inspect it. Maybe they could do that for you if you ask?
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Re: flying with seat

We fly with our radian, and it fits. But, it folds, of course.
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I've flown several times with infant seats and high back booster seats using airports in GA, SC, TX & MI. None of them have ever made me put either seat through the xray machine. Instead, they wand it and visually inspect it. Maybe they could do that for you if you ask?
This. Just flew with a Britax marathon. We were in a hurry so they didn't even try. Just checked it with the wand.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:41 PM   #9
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OMG, I'd be so pissed if they messed our seat up! They always end up hand checking it, but they spend like 5 minutes trying first. I tell them that I know it's not going to fit, but they act like it's an entirely foreign concept. Oh well, I will be doing my best not to fly with dd again for a long time
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