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Safe Carroll: Experts recommend using car seats on airplanes

Carroll County Times -- Infants and toddlers on airplanes are safest in a car seat with a harness, due to the risk of turbulence. A child who rides in a car seat on the ground should ride in the same car seat on a plane. Air turbulence can be dangerous and can appear suddenly without warning.

Not all car seats can fit on standard airplane seats, which are typically about 16 inches wide, but Safe Kids Carroll County and the Federal Aviation Administration strongly recommend using a car seat if it fits. As in cars, babies under two years old are best restrained in a rear-facing car seat, and a forward-facing car seat can protect toddlers up to 40 pounds or more. Make sure your child’s car seat is labeled “certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft.”


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Submitted Jul 29, 2012 By: ziyulu
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chemist74
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:57:13 AM

A few questions.

What happens if you get on the plane and your car seat does not fit the aircraft seat?
How fast can the carseat be removed in an emergency so it does not block other people in the row?
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TruthMatters
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:29:32 AM

"Not all car seats can fit on standard airplane seats,..."
Not all passengers can fit on standard airplane seats either, but they try anyway, so why should it be a problem letting the little ones be a bit safer?
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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2012 7:24:34 AM

Can influence from insurance companies have anything to do with this?
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alex395
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 1:02:55 PM

Yeah, Bloomberg would love this. Add to his growing list of government oppression ie...max size of coke 16 oz., gun control via recommending the cops go on strike and trying to make you say you are not in favor of tradition marriage like Mr. Chick-fil-A. I say coke is fine up two and including a 55 gallon drum, the 2nd amendment is in the constitution so leave it alone and traditional marriage is great and can be supported with speech as per the 1st amendment.
Bloomberg needs to be mayor of San Francisco or Key West to promote his craziness.

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CivicMA
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:28:05 PM

Great idea. Sadly the cattle car seating on planes doesn't make it very workable.
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AlienBug
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 11:23:11 AM

I'm all for tying kids up on planes.
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PurplepassionNC
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 10:26:29 AM

Very good idea especially if it is going to help with their behavior.
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camaro_man
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:36:52 AM

really
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 9:00:22 AM

Until aircraft seating is standardized I don't think it would work very well.
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TerrySawchuk
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 8:01:54 AM

Ok.
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 7:58:32 AM

will the car seat be considered the carry on?
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:57:16 AM

Airplane seating is already too close -- this won't help!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:06:31 AM

I'm ok with this
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BBopp
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 6:06:12 AM

It makes perfect sense. If car seats are mandatory in an auto, they should be mandatory on a plane.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 5:19:52 AM

That should freak people out when they see someone getting ready just in case the plane crashes.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 4:47:55 AM

No holding a kid in your lap would be the best idea.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:24:10 AM

more stupidity
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 2:15:26 AM

will they charge more for it?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:55:47 AM

Seems like a duh moment.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:54:52 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:54:49 AM

sure for another $500 for the extra seat
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:54:32 AM

if the plane crashes, will it save the child???
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:51:06 AM

BS major
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:48:33 AM

More fees for the airlines, freaking great!!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:48:06 AM

But what if a meteor hits your airplane?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:45:23 AM

One more reason not to fly!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:44:58 AM

not a bad idea
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:41:15 AM

car seats on a plane r a joke. You know what a hassle this would be.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:40:50 AM

That is a good idea and maybe they could add a cry room. Where you ever on a long flight and a kid or baby was crying, my stomach would be in a knot and there was little chance I could tune it out.
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HYEgasCA
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:39:48 AM

ya more crap!!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:38:32 AM

It may be a good idea, but unless you're renting a car at your destination, do you really want a bulky car seat along on a trip?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:38:21 AM

The nanny state strikes again!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:37:40 AM

The car seat manufactures haven't sold enough seats so they come up with another con job and just because they are airplane company's they will be charged ten fold over the exorbitant price the car owner had to pay
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:37:19 AM

Parents responsibility and not the airlines problem.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:36:08 AM

This makes good sense
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:35:06 AM

Good luck getting them past the TSA.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:30:43 AM

Stupid
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:30:18 AM

Do you want your child safe or not? Should be the parents choice and THEY pay for whatever choice THEY make. Everyone needs to take responsibility for whatever choice THEY make. Not the government.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:30:10 AM

Maybe the airlines could have seats that could convert to car seats for infants and small children.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:27:40 AM

Passengers already wear seat belts`
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:26:07 AM

Since no one is staying on subject in this forum, maybe I'll post a story about my cow passing methane into the environment. Did you get that Greenpeace?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:22:26 AM

what else?
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:21:04 AM

Have seats made into the current seats. Some car manuafacturers like Dodge did it in the Caravans.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:20:28 AM

How many times have I wrestled that car seat into an airline seat. The only worse was carrying the car seat through the airport and security.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:16:49 AM

What next.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:15:53 AM

Ohhh please.. Whatever!
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:14:28 AM

That means more carry-on luggage, and more money.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:13:35 AM

I recommend leaving the baby with the sitter.
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2012 12:13:23 AM

Ok!
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Ok
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