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    Airplane travel

    Has anyone used a convertible carseat rear facing in an airplane?

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    And if so which one was it?

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    i haven't but lots of folks do.
    YES I am a certified CPS Technician...Internet advice is never the same as having someone actually look at your seats, your kids, and your car. Have your seats CHECKED by a Technician.

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    I am a worry wort. We have a Britax MA which I'm almost certain will not fit rf in any airplane. Our second seat is a Evenflo Triumph 5. We plan to take this on vacation in 2 weeks and I am worrying it won't fit.

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    I have never tried it, either. Maybe this site has some more information.... http://www.cpsafety.com/articles/airplaneRF.aspx
    I've read of a few stories where flight attendants simply insisted that the seat be ff, so you just really never know what will happen.
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    I flew with my Roundabout rear-facing a few years ago and it fit fine, though I did raise the arm rest up. According to the measurements on the Britax web site, the Marathon is only 3/4" wider than the Roundabout. The height is where you will have problems. I had to keep my ds pretty upright in order to give the person in the seat in front of him some room. There's no way she could have reclined her seat. But, he did sleep just fine the entire flight, so he was pretty comfortable. BTW, I flew Southwest. Don't some of the major airlines like American have more leg room than Southwest?

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    I am flying United. Thanks for the link I will check it out.

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    I flew United a few years ago...

    with DS in a RA RF without any problems. I was not one of their smallest planes, but not a 747 either.
    Beth

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