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Do you haul your toddler car seat through the airport?

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becknnico Sat 02-Jul-11 19:07:17

Hi everyone. I have flown with ds in the past but this was when his infant seat fit right into his stroller and I checked it plane side. Next month we will be flying again (5 hour flight..UH) and he now is in a toddler car seat. This is a huge seat and I have no idea how I will haul it through the entire airport along with my baggage. Also, will they even check it s they did before due to the size? I thought about asking a friend where I will land to buy one ( i will send money) but I dont really have the xt cash. What have you done in this situation?

missmapp Sat 02-Jul-11 19:23:06

We hired one with the hire car, cant rememeber how much it was, but it wasnt too bad.

RollingInTheAisles Sat 02-Jul-11 19:33:21

We did and used a go go baby stroller attachment through the airport. We were on a long haul flight and so fixed his toddler seat into the plane seat for added safety / comfort. Totally overpriced in England though good.

Seabright Sat 02-Jul-11 22:12:36

I've just been quoted E72 (about £70) to hire one with a rental car! Can't believe it! But ours is really big & heavy, and I'd be worried out it getting damaged in the hold, so don't really want to take it with us

RaisinHell Sat 02-Jul-11 22:24:19

Take the seat with you, wrap it in bubble wrap and put it in to a large holdall, a large plastic bag, a plastic bin bag or buy one of the car seat bags from Kiddicare.

Check it in, it's no problem with the airlines generally, I have done it many, many times even on Easyjet and Jet 2 no problem and no charge for a child car seat.

The car hire places charge a ridiculous amount for car seats which IME can be of dubious quality and in poor condition.

Seabright Sat 02-Jul-11 22:33:32

Excellent advice, thank you very much you've just saved me £70. Please allow me to purchase a large and expensive glass of wine for you with my saved cash

RaisinHell Sat 02-Jul-11 22:39:11

Very kind of you Seabright smile have a nice trip!

becknnico Sun 03-Jul-11 02:52:41

Thank you!!!

Lizcat Mon 04-Jul-11 18:27:37

After awful experience of hire car seat in South Africa I always take my own now no matter how difficult it is.

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