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Booster seat for Kids

New Arrival

Hello,  Does anyone know if Booster seats (no back) need to be checked into luggage or if they can be considered like other car seats?  I have 2 kids (ages 5 & 7)  that currently use them in the car and will need them (for the car) once we arrive at our destination.  For other airlines, we have had to check them into our luggage bags, which counts toward the weight.  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Booster seat for Kids

Rising Star

"Child Restraint Devices Unless unoccupied seats are available on a flight, Carrier requires a reservation and purchase of a Ticket for Carriage of a child restraint device on board the aircraft to ensure that a child restraint device may be used during flight. Only federally approved child restraint devices are permitted for use aboard Carrier’s aircraft. Federal regulations prohibit the use of child booster seats and harness-or vest-type restraining devices, unless such devices have been specifically approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under a Type Certificate (TC), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), or Technical Standard Order (TSO). Customers are responsible for providing Carrier copies of TC, STC, or TSO documentation for review at the departure gate. Child restraint devices will be considered as items of carryon Baggage counting toward the adult Passenger’s carryon allowance, unless the child has been ticketed and a seat reserved for use of the CRD"

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Re: Booster seat for Kids

Retired Community Manager

Hi @kse0517,

 

Good news! We allow one child restraint device (car seat, booster seat, etc) to be checked per fare paying Customer, and it doesn't count toward your free bag allowance. So, you're in good shape. Welcome to Southwest Airlines! 

 

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Backless booster seats

New Arrival

Hello,

We purchased seats for our two daughters. Are we allowed to bring their backless booster seats to use in the aircraft? We will be needing them once we land in our destination! Thanks

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Re: Backless booster seats

Rising Star

Only federally approved child restraint devices are permitted for use aboard Carrier’s aircraft. Federal regulations prohibit the use of child booster seats and harness-or vest-type restraining devices, unless such devices have been specifically approved by the Federal Aviation Administration under a Type Certificate (TC), Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), or Technical Standard Order (TSO). Customers are responsible for providing Carrier copies of TC, STC, or TSO documentation for review at the departure gate. Child restraint devices will be considered as items of carryon Baggage counting toward the adult Passenger’s carryon allowance, unless the child has been ticketed and a seat reserved for use of the CRD"