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Toddler car seat install

Explorer C

We plan on bringing a car seat onboard for our 2 year old when we fly this year. I have a list of acceptable FAA approved car seats, but I’m concerned about them fitting in the seats. Can the arm rests be put up to fit a car seat, or is that now permitted? We have never flown with our child before and want to make sure we will be able to use a car seat for safety purposes. We are considering the Safety 1st Guide 65 convertible car seat.


Re: Toddler car seat install

Frequent Flyer A

If you remove the cup holder on the side (which I believe is removable), this seat should measure 16" or less in width and should fit SWA seats without the arm rest needing to be raised.


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