We just flew in from Las Vegas, and boy, are my arms tired. Seriously, we've been--to use the Henry Rollins phrase that launched a
thousand dadblog--baby roadies all day, hauling the car seat around from rental car to shuttle to airport to plane and on to airport again.
While we were waiting for our Maxi-Cosi Priori to show up, we needed another carseat, so we got a totally cheap Graco. It's light and narrow, and barely comfortable, but it sure makes a great airplane carseat. I see guys sherpa-ing those giant Britaxes through the terminal, and I feel a little guilty. If you have a hefty carseat and you fly even semi-regularly with the kid, I'd say it's worth it to look at getting a second, barebones/budget/light plane-only car seat, too.
And that seems to be what Izaak's Mom needs, too. They're flying from Holland to China, and KLM isn't going to let the bigger Maxi-Cosi on the plane:
We are desperate. We don't know how a three-point installation car seat can fit on airplane seat. It seems that there is no European standard for car seat fitting in an airplane. And KLM requires less than 42 cm/16.5 inch width, which almost kills all the American seats.So what carseats DO Europeans fly with? And is it just me, or does anyone else out there have a plane-only carseat?
[BTW, my son was 78cm&10.3kg@6month -- Cabrio is definite out for his trip to China, as he came back at 11 month old and he does almost not fit in Cabrio already.]
So we'd love to hear from anyone who has tried Maxi-cosi on air plane.
We are also willing to travel to the nearby countries (UK, Germany, �Ķ) to buy a guaranteed fit one for KLM. So we'd be happy to know any other model fits in KLM.