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Booster seats on airplanes?

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Meaning a backless booster. I have looked into it a little and found that the booster cannot be used ON the plane..but will I need to pay to lug it around with me as if it were another piece of luggage?

We have not flown before and I have no idea what I am doing haha.

I considered purchasing a cheap one upon arrival but then I still need to bring it back home, I guess..

Thoughts from anyone who has dealt with this before?

I will also gladly take any other travel/plane related tips you may have.

Thanks.

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Never used car seats or boosters for my girls on planes.
kam013
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM
I know when we traveled with my GS, they allowed us to check a stroller and carseat and DID NOT count it as "checked" luggage. I would think a booster would be similar to a car seat. Call a travel agent or an airline directly if you are still concerned. Different airlines have different rules.
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disgustipated
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I guess I might have to call. Thanks.

Quoting kam013:

I know when we traveled with my GS, they allowed us to check a stroller and carseat and DID NOT count it as "checked" luggage. I would think a booster would be similar to a car seat. Call a travel agent or an airline directly if you are still concerned. Different airlines have different rules.


Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2013 at 11:35 PM
I've flown 3x with a booster, and have never been charged to check it. It might depend in the airline, so if call to double check.
disgustipated
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Thank you.

Quoting Anonymous:

I've flown 3x with a booster, and have never been charged to check it. It might depend in the airline, so if call to double check.


Marimaru
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Most airlines don't charge for checking carseats and strollers.  

sallymoon
by Member on Mar. 12, 2013 at 1:26 AM

I would not recommend checking a booster or any car seat.  They get thrown around by baggage handlers and during flight, so a strong possibility of damage.  A backless booster might be small enough to count as a personal item or carry on.  There is also an inflatable backless booster called the BubbleBum which is great for travel and will fit inside your carry on or purse.

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