Cover your car seat with a dedicated car seat cover or a duffel bag to protect it from soil and superficial damage such as broken buckles or torn padding.
If you find yourself at the airport without a car seat bag, most airlines will offer heavy-duty plastic bags to use as a makeshift cover.
Do a car seat need to be in a bag when flying?
If your car seat is FAA-approved and your child has his or her own plane seat, you can take it onboard to use during the flight. Otherwise, you will need to check it as luggage, either at the airline check-in counter or gate.
Can you use a car seat base on an airplane?
If you can’t use your car seat base, but can use the main car seat on the flight, you have a couple of options for traveling with the base. You can either stow it on board the plane on an overhead locker.
How do you travel with a carseat and stroller?
Tips For Flying With Car Seats and Strollers
- Research Airline Seat Measurements Ahead of Time.
- Use an All-In-One Stroller System for Infants and Toddlers.
- Use a Rolling Cart for Easy Transport.
- Look into Renting or Purchasing Car Seats, Booster Seats and Strollers.