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    Default Anyone taken their own car capsule with Jet star as checked baggage?

    Just wondering if anyone has done this? If so how did you pack the capsule?
    We are hiring a car when we go to Qld but to save some costs would like to take our own car capsule (we also know it's history). Just wondering the best way to get it there in one piece. We're also taking our city select pram, but I kept the original box to make it as compact (and hopefully safe as possible). Am I crazy for attempting this?

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    yep I would not risk taking the large expensive pram. I have travelled many many times and many times pram comes back ok - a couple of times it did not. you check the capsule in at over large baggage. they wrap it in a plastic bag for you.

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    Not sure where you're travelling from, by check there is plastic wrap available in advance. We turned up at Perth airport in Oct with our car seat only to discover QANTAS no longer offered plastic wrap or plastic bags (not even for a fee). Not impressed!

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    I took my pram and capsule to Melbourne from Perth and both were ok. The pram was in a travel bag. As a PP said though, there was no wrapping for the capsule. But for some reason I did get it wrapped on return at Melbourne airport.

    I have learned from past experience to always take my own car seat/capsule. I went to the UK in September and hired a capsule along with my hire car (from Hertz so it was a well known hire car company). Anyway this thing I got was disgusting and covered in mud and what looked like food from a previous user. I had no choice but to use it and cleaned it as best I could. It also wasn't the best quality model so after that I vowed I would always endure the hassle of taking my own as at least I know it's history.

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    From Melbourne to Sunshine Coast - I am sure there is a wrapping stall in the international terminal

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    Default Anyone taken their own car capsule with Jet star as checked baggage?

    Dp!
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    Default Anyone taken their own car capsule with Jet star as checked baggage?

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    Default Anyone taken their own car capsule with Jet star as checked baggage?

    The car seat you can wrap up in plastic, or if you're lucky some airports have the bags there for u to use.
    The city select, I have one. Tbh I used it on a trip once and it's just too heavy to take, it's too much hassle. I have a mclaren stroller instead that I use, and I've also bought a city mini coz ds3 is still a bit young for the mclaren.
    Plus I'd be worried about it getting smashed up.. It does happen, I work at the airport.

    Can u borrow a lightweight pram off someone?
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    @misho it's for our tiny one and she'll still be in the bassinet not the seat I'd say given she's only 3.2kgs at 6 weeks, she'd be too small for the seat I think. .. I might just get insurance and pack it all as well as possible and hope for the best!

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    @emski72 can you buy a travel bag for your pram?

    I have travelled with my Mountain Buggy Urban which is pretty big as my DS was also too young for a small stroller. I have taken it to the UK and Melbourne and it has survived both trips. I packed it in the bag then stuffed the bag with some other clothes etc I was taking on the trip also to give it a bit extra padding.


 

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