Baby buggies, prams and strollers onboard?

Baby buggies, prams and strollers cannot be taken into the cabin of the aircraft. Passengers can either check their buggies/prams/strollers in at check in or use them to the boarding gate, whereby they will be taken from them and packed into the hold of the aircraft.

Source: http://virginatlantic.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/316/~/baby-buggies,-prams-and-strollers-onboard%3F

My question...if using one upto the boarding gate, whereby it will be taken and packed into the hold of the aircraft. Will I need to pack it into a transit bag? Or is it ok as it folded????

TIA

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i have always taken a bin bag to put mine in..dont take a new buggy tho as they have bent mine in the past..at manchester they took them off us and threw them down a helter skelter-needless to say i claimed on my hol insurance. Last time i took one i got a quinny zapp and took it onboard

It can go in the hold just folded as they do label it! Word of warning dont take a new buggy it may get damaged!

Original Poster

Bin bag sounds like a plan!

We're taking a battered Petite Zia, folds down similar to a Zapp.

You usually leave that either at the bottom of the plane steps or near the door if using one of those mobile platform things. We never bag ours up but always fasten a dog collar around it (even though it has its own clasp) so it doesn't get pulled open.

I personally would never take a pushchair that you don't mind getting damaged. We have had one damaged in December, it was an inconvenience not having it but we only paid a few quid off a carboot sale for it. Annoying thing is it was only the quick release wheel that had come unclipped but it was nowhere to be seen.

So if we had of bagged it up like you suggested then the wheel wouldn't have got lost.

P.S it was a Petite Star

Original Poster

Petite Star Zia Pushchair... that is what we're taking.

Had a look at this.. Transit bag - if you read the comments, you have to detach the wheel and there is no room to store it! LOL

rchan

Petite Star Zia Pushchair... that is what we're taking.Had a look at … Petite Star Zia Pushchair... that is what we're taking.Had a look at this.. Transit bag - if you read the comments, you have to detach the wheel and there is no room to store it! LOL



I got this bag and the buggy last year for hols was fine, fitted in great Inc the wheel, and even had enough space to smuggle a whole load of nappies and 2 packs of wipes in, plus the parasol, bringing our weight down quite a bit

Edited by: "skellysgirl" 11th May 2011

sounds like a plan lol...maybe not leave it til the gate tho?


skellysgirl

I got this bag and the buggy last year for hols was fine, fitted in great … I got this bag and the buggy last year for hols was fine, fitted in great Inc the wheel, and even had enough space to smuggle a whole load of nappies and 2 packs of wipes in, plus the parasol, bringing our weight down quite a bit


I just put all the blokes in the basket, and the wipes in a bag, then when in the departure lounge packed it up. And carried it to the Tarmac

you carried men in the bag oO

skellysgirl

I just put all the blokes in the basket, and the wipes in a bag, then … I just put all the blokes in the basket, and the wipes in a bag, then when in the departure lounge packed it up. And carried it to the Tarmac


My spellchecker strikes again

I ment nappies

plumberman01

you carried men in the bag oO


skellysgirl

My spellchecker strikes againI ment nappies




We'll let you off this time on the grounds that both are full of poo.

made me lol

gavjbrown

We'll let you off this time on the grounds that both are full of poo.


Sometimes people just buy a low priced stroller for £15 or so rather than taking their usual one. Or hire one when on holiday or buy a cheap one when out on holiday. Never taken a pushchair on a plane before so don't know the done thing really.

hiing even years ago was £6 a day and i mean 25 years ago....after getting mine damaged i took an umbrella stroller type which was less likely to get damaged..but when they take it at the gate they then take it to outside in the rain etc..i have seen handlers fighting t shut buggies that open and you can see they will be broken by the time they reach destination! hence i say bag it but i binbag is good-just add one to your suitcase for the return journey!

quote=Mum2ConnornCerys]Sometimes people just buy a low priced stroller for £15 or so rather than taking their usual one. Or hire one when on holiday or buy a cheap one when out on holiday. Never taken a pushchair on a plane before so don't know the done thing really.[/quote]

rchan

Bin bag sounds like a plan! We're taking a battered Petite Zia, folds … Bin bag sounds like a plan! We're taking a battered Petite Zia, folds down similar to a Zapp.



Hi,

We purchased the same buggy just for a holiday trip and transit bag,

You can take the buggy upto the aircraft and just collect at the other end on the belt..

The transit bag was great with the Zia.and protected it very well.

One thing to note though, I would be inclined to remove the front wheel as you dont want to lose it!!


Edited by: "RickT" 12th May 2011

rchan

Petite Star Zia Pushchair... that is what we're taking.Had a look at … Petite Star Zia Pushchair... that is what we're taking.Had a look at this.. Transit bag - if you read the comments, you have to detach the wheel and there is no room to store it! LOL



The wheel DOES fit in the bag, you put the wheel in the basket at an angle and then folder the pram up.

Loads of people give the bag negative reviews, however its designed to be tight to ensure it does not get trapped anywhere.

Once you have practiced putting the pram in and out of the case a few times its simple.

Mum2ConnornCerys

Sometimes people just buy a low priced stroller for



That's what we did with the ZIA, just needed something cheap for the holiday as i did not fancy taking any of the other prams.


Rick
Edited by: "RickT" 12th May 2011

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do you get charged £40 at the gate with ryanair and £50 with easyjet for each stroller? After all, it is hold luggage.

csiman

do you get charged £40 at the gate with ryanair and £50 with easyjet for e … do you get charged £40 at the gate with ryanair and £50 with easyjet for each stroller? After all, it is hold luggage.



1 Pushchair or Car Seat can be carried free of charge for each child/infant travelling.

Its exempt from hold luggage charges unless you take extra.

Similar to wheelchair charges etc.

This is a policy most European airlines have.


Edited by: "RickT" 12th May 2011
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