I'll be taking a cross-country flight with my soon-to-be ten month old. I'm a nervous traveler on a good day, so this trip has me wondering! I'm planning on bringing a regular stroller (Britax) and carseat. I'll be traveling with another family member, too.

Do I really need a gate check bag for them? Or will a regular trash bag do (with my name on it?)?

Is it weird if I just bungee the carseat to the stroller or a piece of luggage to get it through the airport? I know there are gizmos to help lug it around but I'm trying to cut down on additional baby gear.