Oooh, I’m so clever. Every time I’ve flown with Evie, we’ve gone places where I’ve needed her car seat. She hasn’t been big enough for an umbrella stroller, so I use my stroller’s attachment to use her car seat. I bought a generic car seat travel bag and this was the best decision ever. At gate check, I pack up the car seat in the travel bag along with any extras I don’t want to deal with on the plane. In the past, this has included coats, extra blankets, my tripod, etc. A great way to minimize for the flight!