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Old 04-30-2004, 03:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are traveling with 3 Kids ages 7,5 and 2. We are taking our frame pack Kelty Ridgeline to carry the 29# 2.5yo. Will they let me take it to the gate like you do a stroller and give it right back when we land?

It is 29 x 10.5 x 18.5

I hate to check it becouse it is so expensive!!!

Anyone done this?

We are outta here!! Can't wait!!
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:02 PM
 
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I think we have when baby was riding in it. Otherwise, bagged it at the counter.
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HI!
I just returned from a trip and used one of our backpacks at the airport.
They let us gate check no problem. Ours was a smaller pack, but I bet that is not an issue.
good luck & happy travels
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Old 04-30-2004, 09:38 PM
 
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I've worn my Baby Bjorn three times now (6 flights back and forth). All airports except one made me take it off to go through security -- a major pain. I had to put it through the metal detector, and at 2 airports I think that tagged me as a suspect and I got the full search - grrr -- baby included. Something to consider!


I wore it right onto the plane and then put it in the overhead baggage area. Still better than trying to maneuver a stroller around in the crowds!

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Wearing your little one makes airports so much easier. I have had to fly internationally twice with my 21 month old. We have also had to travel 2-3 times within the U.S. Although it is a pain to take her off when I go through the metal detector -it is more than worth chasing a little one all over the airport. I have checked and carried on my carriers both. Very little hassle. Hope that helps. Have fun on your trip
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Thanks guys I'm definately going to give it a whirl! I have to take it anyways we will be hiking in Joshua tree Nat'l monument. Yeah!! I could use a good search anyways... :
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my tough traveler fit in the overhead compartment. She had a ticket so she got carry on allocation though i. i checked the stroller, which i used to ferry her carseat, carried on the seat, backpack and the diaper/snack/toy bag and my purse.
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i am traveling alone with my two kids next week and i think i will have one in a stroller and one on my back and i pray that NO ONE asks me to put it all through the metal decetor and remove my baby from my back. i will not be able to handle all of that by myself i know it!!!!

have a fun trip!!!!
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