radian install on plane


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we will be flying the end of the month and have his radian to install on the plane. i have read it is easy to do, but are there any suggestions on location? window/aisle/middle? what is easiest? any info would be appreciated as i want to avoid spending a long time messing with it on the plane. TIA!


In almost all airline carriers, the carseat needs to be installed by the window so that it does not block anyone's access to the aisle in case of an emergency. The radian does not install well rearfacing, so plan on switching it to forward facing mode while waiting for the airplane to arive. Check out the instructions for installing the seat using a lapbelt forward facing and possibly practice doing that in your vehicle prior to your trip (if you have a lap belt seating position in your car). You shouldn't need a seatbelt extender on the plane like you might with the britax seats forward facing.

When installing on the plane, recline the plane's seat all the way while getting the radian fastened in with the seatbelt. Once you think you have a good install, raise the plane's seat back upright to give you an even tighter install.


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I haven't personally installed a Radian on a plane, but I found this thread awhile back that I thought would be helpful to you. There is a pretty detailed explanation in one of the posts:


Also, many people have said you wouldn't be able to RF a Radian on a plane unless you were in the bulkhead and even then it might be difficult. (Just FYI, you can only sit in the bulkhead with a car seat if it is not an exit row.) So as the OP said, FF is probably the way to go for the plane. :)


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perfect! thanks so much. i was wondering if the buckle would have to be in the belt path. and i knew it would have to be FF but that actually makes it easier since i wont have to mess with the latch straps or the safe stop since he is rear facing in the car. and even better he uses the same slots for RF and FF right now! :thumbsup:

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