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    flying and car seats

    So we are thinking about flying to Florida to go to Disney. We will be staying in a house with some friends so we would need car seats for the kids. If we fly it will most likely be southwest because I can get the best deal on tickets for 4 with them. DS is 7.5 and riding in a booster so I was just planning on packing a backless for him in one of the suitcases. DD is 3.5 and FFing in a TF Roundabout50 and a Nautilus. What seat would you take for her? She rides in the TF in my car, the roundabout in my MIL's car and she rarely rides with DH but when she does it is in the Nautilus. Also would you put your 7.5 year old DS in a backless if he normally rides in a high back booster daily?

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    Does she fit in a Scenera? Maestro is light as well. Or an RSTV...
    I'd be fine putting a 7.5 y/o in a backless for vacation.

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    Are you open to buying another seat for your daughter, or are you deciding between the two you have?

    I would be fine with a backless for the 7-year-old.

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    Re: flying and car seats

    My mom has a Scenera I think. I am considering buying her a Frontier. I might be getting a Maestro at some point as well. The Scenera is easy to install FFing, right?

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    Re: flying and car seats

    If you're deciding amongst the seats you have, I'd take the RA50. Easiest to install in lots of cars and probably fits better on an airplane than the TF.

    I would be fine with a 7 y/o in a backless on vacation. My 5.5-year-old was in a backless on vacation. She was just fine (she rides in a highback booster most of the time).
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    Re: flying and car seats

    I would take the backless booster as a carry-on. If your luggage doesn't make it to your destination when you do, you're stuck without a booster. It should fit in an overhead compartment.

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    Re: flying and car seats

    Quote Originally Posted by bensmom View Post
    I would take the backless booster as a carry-on. If your luggage doesn't make it to your destination when you do, you're stuck without a booster. It should fit in an overhead compartment.
    Thanks, I didn't think of that. I would hope the baggage would make it on a nonstop flight I guess you never know.

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    Re: flying and car seats

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    Thanks, I didn't think of that. I would hope the baggage would make it on a nonstop flight I guess you never know.
    It generally does, but I've had 2 trips within the past year where at least one of our suitcases was delivered to our hotel 12 hours after we arrived. I find it easier to just make sure that I have whatever seats I need at my destination on the plane with me (I do sometimes check boosters in luggage on the way home because I don't need them in my car at home).

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    Re: flying and car seats

    When are you going? You could join us for the drive in August
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    Re: flying and car seats

    Quote Originally Posted by NannyMom View Post
    When are you going? You could join us for the drive in August
    We are going in March. We might still drive, we haven't decided yet. If we drive I might DS a FR85 that I will then hand down to DD after the Disney. Just like a bought a used BJCMD because DS and DD fight over the stroller and I want a stress free vacation if that is possible.

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