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    Question What to do with Booster on Southwest

    Hi - I checked archives but couldn't find an answer to this boringly specific question. My 4.5 y.o. son and I will be flying Southwest in 2 days from OAK-MDW and back, with a layover in Las Vegas. I need to bring his Evenflo booster seat to use in Chicago. I am completely perplexed about how to do it! I was planning to check it, probably w/o the back (he is about 40 lb & 40"), but after reading the archives I am scared of what luggage handlers will do to it! (Or is just a booster base relatively stable??) Will Southwest let me gate-check it? (And even if they do, will there be room in the overhead, or will I have to stick it under the seat in front of me?) Then I'd have to lug it around Las Vegas for 2 hours... Ugh. Would appreciate any advice on how to proceed - thanks!
    Nervous Mom

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    Re: What to do with Booster on Southwest

    Bringing it on the plane with you is the safest. You can't use it on the plane because it can't be used with a lap belt only, so stow it either overhead or under the seat. If flights are potentially short on overhead space they usually hand out gate check tags for people with rolling carry on suitcases, I wouldn't worry too much about space.

    What other carry ons are you taking? We usually strap the NBB to the handle of our rolling luggage, they're small and light weight and not very hard to haul through the airport.

    DD - 1/06 - 5-stepping
    DS - 12/07 - Incognito, Recaro Performance Booster & Harmony Literiders
    And a Bubble Bum for backup/travel

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