Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelling

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Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelling

Postby Cheepoozz » Thu May 22, 2014 1:11 am

Hello
I am heading down to perth in June.
had always been a law abiding driver.. was just thinking if it is worth the effort if i bring my own -- since its taxi from home to airport / picking up rental car from Perth airport.

With a 7YO and 3YO boys .. extra seats probably cost be AUD 60-80 more.

also concern the airlines might trash my seats.. thou not expensive but sim tia is really happen:)

appreciate inputs.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby slmkhoo » Thu May 22, 2014 7:46 am

Check if the seats can be used on the airline seats. Some airlines will allow this if the car seats are designed for such use and fit their seats. Not all airline seats are the same size, so you should check carefully. It does mean 2 more things to lug on board.

Alternatively, you can check them in and have them labelled "fragile". I have done that before and the seat arrived at destination unharmed. The simpler the car seat the better - fewer things to break, fall off etc. I wrapped mine in large garbage bags to keep them clean and dry.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby bebebub » Thu May 22, 2014 7:56 am

I've done that quite a few times. All good.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby Cheepoozz » Thu May 22, 2014 8:59 am

slmkhoo wrote:Check if the seats can be used on the airline seats. Some airlines will allow this if the car seats are designed for such use and fit their seats. Not all airline seats are the same size, so you should check carefully. It does mean 2 more things to lug on board.

Alternatively, you can check them in and have them labelled "fragile". I have done that before and the seat arrived at destination unharmed. The simpler the car seat the better - fewer things to break, fall off etc. I wrapped mine in large garbage bags to keep them clean and dry.


nah, i dont meant using the car seats on flight.. but merely for the rental car when travelling in /btw perth.
car booster seat is ok but its the baby seat for the younger boy that is a hassle :)
thanks both

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby jetsetter » Thu May 22, 2014 9:08 am

but car seats can be rented from car rental companies too right? we just rented from them or simply borrowed from our relatives living there.
http://redirect.avis.com/services/css/index.html
https://www.hertz.com/rentacar/productservice/index.jsp?targetPage=carseats.jsp
http://www.europcar.com.au/EBE/module/render/baby-car-seats

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby slmkhoo » Thu May 22, 2014 9:19 am

Cheepoozz wrote:
slmkhoo wrote:Check if the seats can be used on the airline seats. Some airlines will allow this if the car seats are designed for such use and fit their seats. Not all airline seats are the same size, so you should check carefully. It does mean 2 more things to lug on board.

Alternatively, you can check them in and have them labelled "fragile". I have done that before and the seat arrived at destination unharmed. The simpler the car seat the better - fewer things to break, fall off etc. I wrapped mine in large garbage bags to keep them clean and dry.


nah, i dont meant using the car seats on flight.. but merely for the rental car when travelling in /btw perth.
car booster seat is ok but its the baby seat for the younger boy that is a hassle :)
thanks both

Yes, I know you wanted it for the driving on the other side. But bringing it on board can mean a more comfortable ride for the child. It's a hassle to have to lug it around though - checking it in is easier.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby Funz » Thu May 22, 2014 9:39 am

I checked in the car seat and booster for kiddos. Just indicate fragile. All fine.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby bebebub » Thu May 22, 2014 11:57 am

I tried renting it once when dd was 2plus, where she still nap quite abit. Super uncomfortable, especially for long road trips.

Check in the car seats. Hassle free. Doesn't count towards luggage allowance.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby Coolkidsrock2 » Thu May 22, 2014 12:09 pm

I packed my booster seat in a hand luggage and checked it in. No problem.

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Re: Bring your own car booster seats/car seats when travelli

Postby Puzz...zzle » Thu May 22, 2014 1:07 pm

We used to bring along our car seat / booster seat ( check in flight) and stroller when we drove overseas like Perth, Gold Coast , Brisbane and USA. DD was about 1.5 - 5 yrs old. We calculated the rental for car seat was expensive, good enough to buy a new one in S'pore, not worth to rent since you can check in .

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