See our updated post for new travel seat suggestions: Travel Carseats: The Ultimate Guide to What You Want to Take on A Plane
Is one seat better or easier for airplane traveling than another? Perhaps. It all depends on our mantra: the best carseat is the one that fits your vehicle, your child, and your budget. We’ve obviously got 2 vehicles here: the airplane and the car. You may think that your carseat looks too wide to use on an aircraft, but it may not be. Remember that armrests can be lifted and often the widest part of the carseat is above the armrest on the airplane seat, so it can be done. Some folks who travel often do buy a different carseat just for traveling because their main carseat is heavier or bulkier than the travel seat. The travel seat can also be a backup seat for a babysitter or grandma’s car.