Maestro? Generations? Chase? for flying...

Shaggy

New member
I'll try and make a long story brief, but I have a few questions before making a final choice.
My daughter is 3.5 years, 32lbs, 39" tall and I guess has a 14.5" torso as she is on the brink of outgrowing a Scenera. I travel to Europe every year and after much debate had decided to buy her a new seat - for the plane and hire car at the other end.
My initial choice after research and recommendations on here was the Maestro because of it being fairly lightweight and having high top slots. Realistically though, I don't intend to lug a car seat to Europe beyond next year - so I'm not sure I need a seat with the highest slots. I'm not sure how much a child realistically grows in a year....but I'm thinking a seat with 16.5" top slots would last her OK.

So I've been considering practicalities on the flight - carrying weight for me and ability to use the tray table. I'm assuming nobody has been able to use a tray table with a Maestro?

So I've just been browsing on the internet at a couple of other seats...

GENERATIONS?
The Generations looks as if the arm rests can swivel up... so can one use a tray with one of those?
Is it as light weight as the Maestro?
I'm sure I once saw a comparison review of the Maestro and Generations side by side on this board, but I can't find it now.


CHASE?
And the Chase also looks like the arms may be moveable??

If seen many different top slot measurements on the Chase - from 15.5 to 16.8. If its 15.5 I think that may be too low.


Any insights wold be much appreciated.
Thank you
 

babyherder

New member
The arm rests on the Chase can be pulled off (they're just arm rests, they don't act as fake hips or anything in an accident) but I think you're supposed to leave them on. I would be ok with making a personal decision not to use them but I guess that's up to you.

It might not be a bad idea to have a maestro. You can always use it here if you don't want to take it travelling.
 
U

Unregistered

Guest
Since the maestro and Chase are cheaper, i'd stick with those. I love the maestro and think it would make a great travel seat but I have no idea how it would work with the tray table. It sits low on the seat so I don't imagine a problem. I thought the top slots for the Chase was around 17 inches?

(Armywife12, can't log in on my phone anymore)
 

Shaggy

New member
(Armywife12, can't log in on my phone anymore)[/QUOTE]

I almost think the Chase depends on what seat pattern you have!! I measured one today in Target and it was only 15.5", but I'm sure I measured one a while ago in Burlington Coat Factory and it was higher. At 15.5" I would have dismissed it altogether!

Are there 11 other Army wives before you? Guess I could be number 13 !!

Thanks
 

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