I have a 3-year-old son and we are going to be flying in October. Does he need his car seat when we fly
Hi Katrina! I hope you’re headed somewhere great on your October trip.
The short answer to your question is no, your son does not need his car seat, but it is probably a good idea. Since your son is three, you will be required to purchase a separate ticket for him. You may choose to use his car seat as a restraint for him but if you do, make sure it is FAA approved. Most car seats will meet these guidelines.
If you choose not to use your child’s car seat in flight, you do have the option of purchasing a CARES harness. It is the only FAA-approved child restraint harness. Read more about it here.