Travel! Help!

Safia - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




I am flying to Chicago in two weeks, and staying a family friend's for 4 days. My son will be 5 months, Can anyone give me any advice on airline procedures. Can I take in both carseat and stroller (travel system)?

Please le tme know what you're experience was like!


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Expat - posted on 05/17/2011




Just to say that we had one of those car seats with wheels, and it was bigger than a regular car seat and didn't fit some airline seats. They are great because they double up, but it was a problem sometimes.

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We traveled to Chicago when my daughter was 3 months old, and again at 6 months.  We had great flights both times.  Now each airline is different with what they allow, so it is best to call the airline you are flying.  At the time we flew we were allowed the carseat, (we put it under the plane when we boarded and held our baby) stroller and pack and play...I think that is standard, especially the car seat and stroller.

Wait till right before takeoff to give baby a bottle or helps with the ears and then they will usually fall asleep for the flight.  That is what happened with us and it was great!  Good luck!

Michelle - posted on 02/10/2009




ok. We got a car seat that was designed by a flight attendant. My husband can't remember what the website was but I can tell you that it is a car seat, stroller, booster seat all in 1.It was nice because we didn't have to take more extra stuff. It has been oked by the FAA so no one can fight you for taking it on board. I do hope this helps.

Kara - posted on 02/10/2009




I would call the airlines and double check. My husband works for one of the airlines and some of them have changed the rules regarding strollers, etc. So I would check to see what policy the airline that you are flying with has. I have had friends who have had to take their babies out of the stroller and carry the baby. They had to check the stroller instead of taking it right to the gate with them. As for the carseat they use to let you check it but it didn't count towards one of your items (that could have changed as well), but if you want your baby in the seat when you are on the plane, then yes you have to buy a separate ticket.

April - posted on 02/10/2009




check the airlines website because I know the last time I flew, they didn't count the carseat as one of your pieces of baggages so you don't need to pay to have it as luggage. strollers you can take to the gait and they will check it in the front of the plane as you board.

Lark - posted on 02/10/2009




you have to buy a ticket for your baby if you use your carseat, but children under the age of two are considered "lap children" and it costs nothing if you hold him.

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