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convertible car seats in regular airplane seats?

we just got a Britax Boulevard and are planning to take it on a plane ride in a couple of weeks (we bought a seat for the baby). has anyone successfully used a convertible car seat on a plane? we took a regular infant car seat on the last flight, and we were able to strap it into the seat no problem on one flight where we were in Economy Plus (more room between seats). but the other flight we got stuck in regular Economy and couldn't make it fit. now i'm nervous about taking the bigger car seat, but he's getting to be too big for the infant one.

on another note: has anyone used the C.A.R.E.S. harness that's approved by the FAA with an infant? our baby is 7 months plus, but i don't know if it would be comfy for him to be just harnessed into the regular airplane seat in one of those harnesses.

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Asked by Mamastheword at 1:37 AM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • ok, this one i know about........i have a two and three year old who have made several plane rides. They also have Britax Boulevard car seats which are large(as you know). I also have two of the sit and stroll seats that convert from car seat to strollers..........very helpful. I have to say that even the sit & stoll's which are way smaller than the Britax has fit on all the seats but has been very tight a few times and generally will not fit down all of the aisles. Anyway, what I have done in the past is go to a web site called "Seat Guru" this has a list of airlines and a list of the seat dimensions. You will have to find out on your reservation what the model of plane you are booked on first. Then select this plane and look at the dimension of your seat and compare it to the measurements of your Britax.. Somewhat complicated but probably the only way to be sure. Good Luck & Have a Wonderful Trip!!!!

    Answer by Muzzyto5 at 1:14 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

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