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Can you check car seats for free?
Last Updated: 15th June, 2020
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Likewise, do car seats get damaged when checked?
If you are going to have to check the car seat, you can minimize the time the airline has to damage it by gate checking. You still need to have the car seat cover to put over the seat before gate checking to keep it as safe (and clean) as possible. If it is damaged, let the airline know.
Also Know, how do you check a car seat at the airport? To gate check a car seat, alert the gate agent of your flight. They will print a baggage claim label and provide a color-coded gate check ticket. You then bring the car seat to the bottom of the jet way and leave it at the end of the ramp right before you get on the plane.
Similarly, it is asked, do airlines charge to check carseats?
Most U.S. airlines and international airlines will let you take a car seat with you for free, either as checked baggage or as a gate check item.
Is it better to gate check a car seat?
Gate Checking Your Car Seat Means It's Less Likely to Be Damaged. If you are escorting your car seat to the gate there will be less people handling it. This means the chances of it being damaged while traveling through the airport are a lot smaller.