I need expert opinions!
We fly a lot with our now 4.5 year old. 5-10X a year. We have gotten a lot of use out of our Safety 1st Avenue (now discontinued?? I tried to find info on the Safety 1st website...) I don't have the seat or manual here with me, so that's why I need that info :)
DS is 38" tall and weighs 30 lbs. He is happy RF in his Radian in our cars. We would be comfortable FF him and we are okay with him FF in airplanes. We are spending the summer in a different city and we drove here. We did not think to bring our airplane car seat...and now we need to fly home. We are in a unique-for-us situation of having an installed Radian to pick us up at our destination so...we are considering not taking a carseat on the plane but coming back with the Avenue.
Can he just go without? Do I buy a Cares harness? It will only be used once because we normally have to travel with a carseat on the plane so we can guarantee a safe carseat for our destination...
Also, I got it in my head that DS had outgrown the Avenue by height. Has he actually only outgrown the RF limit? If so we don't need a new air-travel seat. I can't find height info online but 36" is stuck in my head. It may be the RF limit only, though.
If we need a new air-travel seat anyway, I was going to purchase the Maestro, have it shipped here and then take it on the plane because we will need a travel carseat for a few more years.
DH does not want to take the Radian on the plane.
Thank you so much for any and all advice on this!