Scenera in airplane and European car


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I have a few questions about flying with a car seat.....

We have a Recaro ProRide and a Diono RXT. But I'm thinking of getting the Scenera as a travel seat since it's lighter. I may have to fly by myself with my daughter on a domestic flight in the near future, so I figure I need the lightest seat possible to trek through the airport and down the aisle of the plane. How easy is it to install this seat in a plane rear facing? I will probably have to wrangle my now 16 month old daughter while I'm doing it. She's a bit clingy so I'm not sure how much help I can get with her. I know a lot of people like this seat so I guess I'm really just looking for reassurance that I will be able to install it relatively easily by myself.

We also are thinking of flying to France later in the year and renting a car. I'm hoping we can use the Scenera there as well. We will probably try to stick to a US carrier so we don't run into issues bringing the seat on a European airline. But when we get to France (or Germany possibly) I'm wondering A) if the car rental place will care that we have a US car seat (assuming they even notice and B) how easy it will be to install rear facing. I'll get a 4 door car, hopefully a relatively large one, but we will have to use the seat belt installation. Am I right in thinking that European seat belts don't lock? Can I just buy a locking clip here and bring it with?


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I don't think it would be terribly difficult to install. I'd practice installing beforehand, with a lapbelt if possible.

I don't know if you'll need a noodle for the plane or car. I never used it on a plane but in cars I never needed a noodle myself.

It's pretty common for European cars to have non-locking belts, so get familiar with using a locking clip. I doubt the car rental place would notice or care about what carseat you use.

Hopefully the traveling members will be along soon to chime in.

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