ARTICLE By Dean smith

How To Take a Pushchair on an Aeroplane

Approximately 5 to 6 minutes

How To Take a Pushchair on an Aeroplane

When it comes to flying with a baby, one of the most common questions is whether you can bring a stroller on board. The answer is yes, as long as you have an airline-approved stroller recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). These strollers can be folded up and conveniently stored in the overhead compartments during the flight.

Traveling abroad with a baby can be daunting, with numerous concerns and a lengthy checklist to manage. However, having the option to bring your own stroller throughout the journey can alleviate some stress for parents. It allows for easy mobility up to the plane's entrance, where you can simply fold it up and stow it away.

Let's take a look at some top choices for airline-approved strollers and address common questions about traveling with a stroller by plane.

Top Picks for Airline-Approved Strollers:

  1. BABYZEN YOYO2: Renowned as the first stroller that could fit into an overhead locker, the BABYZEN YOYO2 is lightweight, versatile, and perfect for both daily use and travel. With easy one-hand folding and a sturdy frame, it's suitable for babies up to 22kg.

  2. Joolz Aer+: Designed for lightweight travel, the Joolz Aer+ weighs only 6kg and features a convenient shoulder strap for hands-free carrying. Its quick folding mechanism makes it ideal for storing in overhead lockers.

  3. Ergobaby Metro+ Deluxe: Combining style with convenience, the Ergobaby Metro+ Deluxe features premium fabrics, an expandable storage basket, and added comforts for both parent and child. Though slightly heavier, its practical features make it a reliable choice for travel.

  4. Bugaboo Butterfly: Offering style and functionality, the Bugaboo Butterfly boasts a one-second fold and a lightweight design. With a durable build and compact size, it's suitable for carrying both your baby and essentials.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Airplane Travel with a Stroller:

  • Can you take a stroller on a plane? Yes, many compact strollers are approved for airline travel and can be stored in overhead compartments. Most airlines allow you to bring your stroller up to the plane's door for added convenience.

  • Do you have to check in your carrycot? You can take your pram with the bassinet to the plane's door, where it will be stowed in the hold. Be sure to check your airline's policies regarding carry-on luggage.

  • How do you travel with a baby on a plane? Wait until your baby is at least 2-3 weeks old and both mom and baby are fit to fly. Make sure you have a compact stroller for the plane and any necessary carrycot.

  • How to use a car seat on a plane? Most child car seats fit on airplane seats and are allowed onboard free of charge. Ensure your car seat is approved for aircraft use.

We hope this guide helps you prepare for a safe and comfortable journey with your little one. Explore our full collection of compact pushchairs for your next family adventure! Bon voyage.