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    appovred seats for flight

    what seats are approved for flying? I'm guessing the one in my car isnt, and i am going to have to purchase a new one for flying. my son is 2yrs old and 30lbs.

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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    What do you have? Most US harnessed seats are FAA approved.
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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupqueen View Post
    What do you have? Most US harnessed seats are FAA approved.
    i have a Recaro but that thing to big to haul around airport. wife has a graco one.

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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    All of Recaro's seats should be faa approved. Most Graco seats are, the only one that isn't is the SmartSeat. If you look on the seat you should see a label stating "approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft" in red. The info is also in your manual along with airplane installation instructions (usually "refer to lap only belt installation instructions.")
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    If you don't want to use the seats you have, we can probably recommend a lighter-weight one. Is your child rear-facing or forward-facing in the car?

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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    Quote Originally Posted by LISmama810 View Post
    If you don't want to use the seats you have, we can probably recommend a lighter-weight one. Is your child rear-facing or forward-facing in the car?
    bring this back up as its almost time to fly. i currently have a Britax Pavilion 70-G3 and a Recaro Performance ride. Southwest says that the CRS should not be wider that 16" however the Britax is 18.5 and the Recaro is 19". im not sure what to do here.

    My son will be 16 months next month at time of flight. Roughly 30-32lbs. any recommendations?

    i asked Southwest about this AMSafe Aviation CARES system but they didnt know anything about it and im currently waiting on a call back regarding it.

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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    You just don't sit in the bulkhead and lift the armrest, and those seats will fit. All the websites say that but all the planes Southwest uses have armrests that lift. (plus that's the measurement near the base, not at the widest point.)

    The CARES is legal but unlikely to fit well.

    If you want a light travel seat, the Scenera NEXT might suit.
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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    should i just put him in seat without a car seat at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattroginger View Post
    should i just put him in seat without a car seat at all?
    The FAA recommends use of a car seat under 40 pounds, and when you use a car seat during the flight you know it will make its way safely to your destination.

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    Re: appovred seats for flight

    You should absolutely bring and use your car seat, and buy a seat to use it on.
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