Seat recommendation for flying with tall kiddo, not booster ready.

LBS2700

New member
We will be taking a 2.5 hour flight with our 5 year old. He is 47.5”, 51 lb. and not booster ready due to inability to sit properly for longer periods. The flight will be on a Canadair Regional 200 or 700. Once we land, it’s a 3 hour drive to our destination.

Our car seats are a Diono Pacifica, Graco 4Ever and new Britax Pinnacle. He is very close to outgrowing the Diono Pacifica and Graco 4Ever as we are on the last height adjustment/slot for each. What are my options to keep him in a 5 point harness for our trip? Is there another car seat which will be better suited for this trip? We are open to purchasing another car seat with a budget of $250 if it’s a better option and can be used until he’s booster ready. The Britax Pinnacle Clicktight is a whopping 22.5" wide and I believe the Canadair Regional seats are 17".

Thank you in advance for your suggestions!
 
ADS

ketchupqueen

CPST and ketchup snob
Staff member
You can usually use a wider seat if the arm rests go up.

That said, you might get a few more years out of a Harmony Defender (or if you have a Graco Tranzitions up there, sameish height.)
 

lgenne

New member
I don’t think OP is in Canada. She’s saying they’ll be flying on a CRJ—the Canadair Regional Jets are common airplane models in the US.

If you’re in the US, you have LOTS of options. Or at least more than what KQ mentioned.

Also look at the Chicco MyFit and the Cosco Finale. The Finale is budget friendly and lightweight, which is nice for flying. And you definitely have access to the Graco Tranzitions.
 

Car-Seat.Org Facebook Group

Forum statistics

Threads
219,339
Messages
2,201,069
Members
13,350
Latest member
Nickiee925

You must read your carseat and vehicle owner’s manual and understand any relevant state laws. These are the rules you must follow to restrain your children safely. All opinions at Car-Seat.Org are those of the individual author for informational purposes only, and do not necessarily reflect any policy or position of Carseat Media LLC. Car-Seat.Org makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis. If you are unsure about information provided to you, please visit a local certified technician. Before posting or using our website you must read and agree to our TERMS.

Maxi Cosi is a proud sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Graco is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!Nuna Baby is a Proud Sponsor of Car-Seat.Org!

Please  Support Car-Seat.Org  with your purchases of infant, convertible, combination and boosters seats from our premier sponsors above.
Shop travel systems, strollers and baby gear from Britax, Chicco, Clek, Combi, Evenflo, First Years, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Safety 1st, Diono & more! ©2001-2020 Carseat Media LLC

Top