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    Question Lugging Radian through airport

    We are flying in the US with our Sunshine radian for my RF 19mo with her own seat. My husband wants to buy a luggage cart to pull it through the airport. What do we do with the cart when we get to the gate?

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    Hi- you would fold it up and put it in the overhead bin. Keep in mind your radian may not fit RF in the plane.

    Good plan on the luggage cart, though. My DH -still- complains about the time he carried the radian through the airport with the backpack straps : p

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    Re: Lugging Radian through airport

    We used to bungee it to the stroller and gate check the stroller, install the seat on the plane.
    Melissa

    DD#1, April 2004, FFg in a Pink Harmony Literider & Onyx Parkway SG
    DD#2, January 2007, FFg in a Pink Monterey & Purple with Pink Hearts HBTB

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    Re: Lugging Radian through airport

    I don't know, I carried a Radian through DFW and from one end of Hartsfield-Jackson to the other once and didn't think it was bad at all. I had a padded shoulder strap I borrowed from a LLBean bag and carried it on my back. I just left the strap attached the whole time and it was easy on and off the plane. We'd done the luggage cart with a different seat before that, and it was a lot more hassle...especially getting through security and on and off the plane. Obviously ymmv, but thought I'd throw in my experience.
    Mom to DS-22 driving a 2011 Honda CR-Z, DS-19 driving a 2010 Toyota Prius, DD-16 driving a 2017 Toyota Yaris iA, and DD-14 riding in a 2018 Mazda CX-9 & 2018 Mazda CX-3

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    I've carried one through Atlanta several times and several other airports. We have used the backpack straps and have attached it to a rolling carry on bag. We put it on the bag by attaching the LATCH & tether clips to a large metal keyring.
    Mama to Josie (4/08, 47lbs & 49"), retriever-cat Hotrod, munchkin-cat Gizmo, and hell-cat Leggs.

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    Re: Lugging Radian through airport

    Thx everyone! We don't travel with strollers. I am bringing my angle adjuster, but plan on being ready to FF her on the plane.

    Mamabear to 4

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    Did your Radian come with the carry strap? I thought all the Sunshine Kids ones did (did Diono stop that? I can't remember - I have a whole bunch of them, lol)
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    DD: 8 years old, 48lbs, 50". DS: 5 years old, 36lbs, 40.5".

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    Re: Lugging Radian through airport

    We have a Diono Radian RXT which we took on a total of 4 fligths along with our Lilly Gold Zoomer Car Seat Stroller in November/December of last year. The Radian clips onto the zoomer very easily. As I was traveling alone with my 2 year old I wouldn't have been able to do it without the zoomer. It was great!

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    Re: Lugging Radian through airport

    The one time we flew with our Radians (two years ago) we used a collapsing luggage cart. My wife managed the two children (then 37 months and 17 months) and strapped one seat to the cart, and then attached the second seat inside the first. Then I attached our backpacks (full of toys/airplane entertainment...) to the car seat. The whole thing rolled right down the airplane isle to the back of the plane. The luggage cart collapsed and I put it on the floor under my wife's seat in front of me and I placed one of the backpacks on top of it so that it could not go anywhere. My daughter fit rear facing with an angle adjuster and my son was forward facing in the seat in front of her. I was surprised how easy it was. PS: if rear facing on the plane don't forget the seatbelt extension.
    Andrew 04/19/10 RF Radian XTSL, 65SL
    Gianna 12/05/11 RF Snugride22, 80SL
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