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Question: I’m traveling by plane with a toddler. What all do I need to know about flying with strollers and car seats?
Answer: In most cases, a stroller and car seat are not counted against travelers’ bag allowance and can be checked free of charge.
Some airlines can accommodate for travelers to use an FAA-approved child restraint system or child safety seat onboard if a seat has been purchased for the child.
The Federal Aviation Administration recommends that children be secured in a seat and not on your lap.
Stroller and car seat policies for each of the major U.S. airlines can be found by clicking its corresponding link:
Furthermore, per federal law, most airlines are still enforcing the requirement that passengers – including children – wear a face-covering while traveling.
Travel requirements for each airline can be found by clicking its corresponding link:
If you are not traveling with one of the major airlines listed above, KPRC 2 suggests visiting the website of the airline you are traveling with to find its masks, stroller and child safety seat policies.
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