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Re: 737-700 and kiddos

ApplePair
New Arrival

The Doona website says 20, which is odd because the widest point of mine is almost 18”.  I’m so hopeful it will fit because that would make this adventure so much easier. Thanks for your message! I hope you’ve had good flights! 

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

TPArampgirl
Active Member
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@ApplePair So, this is what I've found out. Between the armrests, down the aisle, you have 18.5 inches. 

 

In the seats with both armrests in the down position, you have 16.5 inches. I think you'll be okay as long as the armrests stay up wherever you put baby. 

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

ApplePair
New Arrival

@TPArampgirl  You don’t know how much I appreciate this- thank you feels so inadequate. If I have 18.5 I should be okay bc the widest part isn’t quite 18”. So! 🤞🏼🙏🏼🤞🏼 I’ll plan for what to do if it doesn’t  fit, but I’m feeling hopeful it will! Which will make my life (& everyone else on the planes!) life so much better. 

My dad was a pilot and I grew up on planes and in airports so I know airline people are great people, but you really are the best. Bless you for taking the time to help this crazy stranger. 

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

TPArampgirl
Active Member

@ApplePair  I'm just glad I could help.  😊 

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

Emerald754
New Arrival

@TPArampgirl & @ApplePair Thank You both so much.... for asking the question about aisle width and providing visual dimensions. I've been searching the web and couldn't find an exact answer anywhere.  First time I'm flying with my 2yr old and trying to be prepared and ease some of my anxieties.  

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

About2be
Active Member

@ApplePair, @TPArampgirl  has ALWAYS BEEN  a SWA 🦸‍♀️. She is exactly who you want working for you. Her dedication to servicing others is outstanding. From day 1 of her answering questions in the community she has always been thorough, kind, respectful, and honest. So luck to have her as co-heart. 

 

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

TPArampgirl
Active Member

Aww! Thank you! 😊 🥲

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

Ifuseeksarah
New Arrival

Hi! I’m traveling alone with my 5 month old soon and I have the doona too! I can’t decide what I want to do because I do have an extra seat for him.
What ended up happening? Did it fit? And if so, how was it in the seat? 
thank you 🙂

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

ApplePair
New Arrival

Hi! So… according to the measurements it should fit, but… it doesn’t. Which is a huge bummer because it’s so easy to roll it down the aisle when it fits! 

My technique is to use it like a stroller down the jet bridge. Then I’ve kept the wheels down going down the aisle (that way I doesn’t have to worry about hitting people with the wheels sticking out) and carry it down the aisle.

 

I baby wear to get through security (the Doona does fit through the security scanner, you have to collapse it and then put the handlebar at all the way to the back of the seat and it fits upside down on the belt, just fyi) but I put her in the Doona before we get on board. That way when you get to your seat you just have to collapse the wheels and strap the Doona in. It fits in the seat, but I don’t think it fits in the bulkhead because the arm rests are fixed. The person in front of you won’t be able to recline their seat, so just know you could make someone mad, but hopefully you don’t get a grouch or the flight isn’t too full. 🤞🏼You probably know this, but the car seat does need to go in the window seat. 

Safe travels! If you have anything else I can help with I’m happy to try, it’s hard to find help about car seat travel on airplanes!

Re: 737-700 and kiddos

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@ApplePair wrote:

Hi! So… according to the measurements it should fit, but… it doesn’t. Which is a huge bummer because it’s so easy to roll it down the aisle when it fits! 

My technique is to use it like a stroller down the jet bridge. Then I’ve kept the wheels down going down the aisle (that way I doesn’t have to worry about hitting people with the wheels sticking out) and carry it down the aisle.

 

I baby wear to get through security (the Doona does fit through the security scanner, you have to collapse it and then put the handlebar at all the way to the back of the seat and it fits upside down on the belt, just fyi) but I put her in the Doona before we get on board. That way when you get to your seat you just have to collapse the wheels and strap the Doona in. It fits in the seat, but I don’t think it fits in the bulkhead because the arm rests are fixed. The person in front of you won’t be able to recline their seat, so just know you could make someone mad, but hopefully you don’t get a grouch or the flight isn’t too full. 🤞🏼You probably know this, but the car seat does need to go in the window seat. 

Safe travels! If you have anything else I can help with I’m happy to try, it’s hard to find help about car seat travel on airplanes!


The exit row seats are not able to recline, so the row behind the exit rows would be perfect for this. (Besides being at the widest part of the airplane which may make the seats feel roomier.

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