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1.0 out of 5 stars Easily ripped after one trip through luggage claim at airport, June 29, 2008
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This review is from: JL Childress Gate Check Bag for Car Seats, Red (Baby Product)
The material is not strong enough to withstand multiple trips through luggage claim.

Another issue was when we checked it at the gate the baggage people checked it as luggage because they could not see it was a child seat because of the red cover. We were waiting on the jet way and the airline brought up our stroller ok, but we had to get the child seat in baggage. Extremely frustrating as we waited 20minutes before they figured out it was checked as luggage.

Your better off asking for one of those clear plastic bags for child sets at the check in desk. It's free and you'll save yourself the hassel of going down to baggage claim.
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Initial post: Nov 27, 2009, 2:10:43 AM PST
R. W. says:
The product specifically says this is a gate check bag and not a baggage check bag, yet you checked it in as a baggage. You're supposed to take this item and check it in AT THE GATE before boarding. You did something specifically not recommended by the manufacturer, so it's not their fault. You should read the manual before you blame them for damages incurred from your lack of following their instructions.

In reply to an earlier post on May 21, 2010, 11:39:57 AM PDT
E. Johnson says:
this person said they checked it at the gate & the AIRLINE took it as checked. baggage when they got off the plane.. hence.. they waited 20 min & found out that the luggage guys put it through as checked baggae & had to get it at luggage claim.. not posters fault..airline fault.. there is a reason why something is bright orange.. maybe luggage person is color blind..? same thing happened to a friend of mine while she was traveling to mexico with her baby by herself.. not very convient.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2010, 12:26:53 PM PDT
Private says:
R. Wong, you should read the review before blaming them for giving a bad review. They knew to check it at the gate. But the airline messed up. I, for one, want to know that can happen. I won't waste my money on it now.

Posted on Apr 12, 2011, 8:46:29 AM PDT
P. Hood says:
We have one of these and the issue you describe with the gate check / luggage return is not uncommon. We're with an airline and know how luggage is trreated! We use (and re-use) the heavy duty airline plastic bag before putting this one over the top as gate checking exposes your carseat/stroller to the elements. A part of what makes this product worthwhile is the light-weighting of this bag. It has it's own pouch that can easily slide into a pocket of the stroller/carseat. We fly a lot, (our 9 month old is up to 28 flights) this bag ripped after about 10 flights and has been re-sewn by both hand and machine 3 times since, so yes, that's is a pain in the backside. It still works functionally and IMHO beats a heavy duty bag when trying to travel as light as possible.

Posted on Jun 21, 2011, 9:09:01 AM PDT
I recently asked for one of those plastic bags to check our car seat- and I literally got laughed at by the agent at check-in. The airline that we were on did not have a plastic bag and our new car seat is really scuffed up now.
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