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    We always pay for an extra seat and bring our daughter's carseat along with us. Our daughter is 5 years and still fits very well in her Britax Advocate ClickTight. But, she had barely any legroom during our last flight and wasn't able to put her table tray down either. Also, the airplane buckle is right behind her back making it very uncomfortable. We already decided to get the Britax Frontier ClickTight Harness to Booster as our next carseat. Do you think, she would be more comfortable using that on the airplane without compromising on safety? Thank you!

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    Admin - CPST Instructor wendytthomas's Avatar
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    Re: Airtravel

    Hi Verena,

    How tall and heavy is she? You and she may enjoy a smaller and lighter weight travel seat, if you travel often enough to justify one. Or, if she's booster ready, a booster seat may be used for travel.

    wendy, cpst-i mom to
    piper, 7/26/02, 62", 108#, seatbelt, driving her own car
    laine 9/16/09, 54", 96#, Nuna Aaces, Diono Solana 2
    in my husband's 2018 Toyota Land Cruiser, my 2017 Volvo XC90, and big sister's 2016 Honda Civic  785

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    upstate NY

    Re: Airtravel

    Just to clarify, if you use a booster for travel, you'll just use it in the car at your destination as belt-positioning boosters are not permitted to be used on board aircraft. (You may be able to take it as a carry-on, or you might have to check it with checked luggage. The airline should be able to help you sort that out.) Depending on her size she may well fit the airplane seat belt without using a car seat, but if it is a long flight she might appreciate the extra support of a car seat.
    Cutie #1 (13 years) 5-stepping
    Cutie #2 (10 years) riding in a Safety 1st Incognito

    Cutie #3 (7 years) riding in a Chicco KidFit
    Cutie #4 (6 years) riding in a Frontier
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