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#1 Jupiter123

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

When taking a car seat on a domestic flight as checked baggage, does it need to be boxed up or will it be fine if the straps are secured and unboxed?

#2 Linds

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:47 PM

We have never boxed ours, just taken as is with the straps done up and the tether straps tucked in. Never had any issues!

#3 Kasey5

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

I've never boxed ours. Sometimes we've been given a large plastic bag to put it in, but usually it just goes on as is. We try and tie straps up so they don't flop around and get stuck.


#4 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

We never boxed ours either.

#5 mychichi

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:48 PM

We just flew last week and took out boys booster seats. I bagged them up in a large clear bag (in garbage bag section at Woolworths) and the seats were fine. original.gif

#6 FeRaL n ScReWeD

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:49 PM

Could you put a big garbage bag over it incase it rains or gets dirty! I've always just put mine in a big garbage bag, I havnt worried about a box then my seats arnt that expensive. I've always trusted the baggage handlers to be Carefull with it.

#7 Tobias'smum

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

i didnt even do up the straps we flew qantas and they has large bags as you take it around to over size luggage and pop it into a large bag

#8 Jupiter123

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:53 PM

Awesome. Thank you ladies. Will see if I can pick up a bag on our way to the airport tomorrow night.



#9 mummaorange

Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:59 PM

The airport has the bags :0) Anythung you buy from shops will rip. the bags are thick!

#10 lovingmother

Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

I've never boxed Mine up and it's been fine I've never been asked to. You will be fine.

#11 SeaPrincess

Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:30 AM

QUOTE (Tobias'smum @ 23/12/2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i didnt even do up the straps we flew qantas and they has large bags as you take it around to over size luggage and pop it into a large bag

That's what we do too. If they don't offer, we ask for a bag.

#12 scarfie

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

Yep, mine have always gone into a plastic bag supplied by the airline.  Never a problem.

Have a lovely holiday.


#13 scarfie

Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:47 AM

sorry, double post!

Edited by scarfie, 24 December 2012 - 06:50 AM.





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