Baby carseat allowed in box?

Old Nov 16, 18, 12:14 pm
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Baby carseat allowed in box?

I've already asked KLM check-in staff at AMS, but they gave me conflicting information, so I'm hoping someone here may have some anecdotal experience that might provide some more insight.

I'll be flying GRU-AMS on KLM with an infant, we didn't book a separate seat for the infant. I know I can (among other things) check in a baby car seat for free, but I am wondering if this can be checked in the original box (so as to protect it) or if it has to be checked in unprotected, which I am worried may result in damage to the car seat. Since we didn't book a seat for the infant we cannot take the seat on board, and on top the seat is not certified for use on planes anyway.

Does anyone know?
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Old Nov 16, 18, 12:41 pm
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as long as the box is within the luggage space limits it should be no issue to check the box in.

look at how many boxes - big ones, TVs in it etc - you sometimes see on the luggage belt.
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Old Nov 17, 18, 12:48 pm
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I have in fact brought this car seat to Brazil as my personal second piece of luggage in its box, so I know it's not a problem size wise, however seeing as this is part of a "special" luggage allowance for infants, I wonder if the same rules apply.
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Old Nov 18, 18, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by mfkne View Post
I have in fact brought this car seat to Brazil as my personal second piece of luggage in its box, so I know it's not a problem size wise, however seeing as this is part of a "special" luggage allowance for infants, I wonder if the same rules apply.
If it is a lap infant the luggage allowance is 1 checked piece up to 10 kg - so that could be the car seat. If you already check in a piece and this is a 2nd piece, I would still believe it would work. A car seat is allowed, and to box it makes sense.... worst is you have to take it out of the box...
good luck and let us know how it went
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Old Nov 18, 18, 9:24 am
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The luggage allowance for lap infants is 1 regular piece of luggage of 10 kg indeed, plus the car seat plus a stroller. Indeed worst case we'll pay for a second piece of luggage and box it, it'd likely still be cheaper than buying a new car seat in case it breaks.
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