A stroller is a form of a baby carriage on which the young child of up to three years old sits, facing forward, as the stroller is pushed by an adult. It is also known as a push chair or a push buggy in British English.
Traveling with a baby or an infant can be wearisome. This is because not only do you have to carry your baby, but you also have to bring your hand-luggage. If you decide to take your baby stroller on board, do you have to pay extra fees for it?
What do you need to know about taking your stroller on a plane?
Whether you have to pay extra fees for your baby carriage depends on your airline carrier and the travel destination. Here are some insights about stroller fees and regulations for major airline companies.
- Air France: For domestic and international flights, carrying a stroller on board is free. The baby pays 33 percent of the adult airfare for a long-haul flight. However, the baby's airfare is 15 percent of the adult plane ticket price for a short-haul flight. The price includes a free car seat.
- British Airways: You can carry a baby stroller free of charge. The baby's airfare is 75 percent of that of the adult. The price includes a car seat and a 10-kilo carry-on luggage for the baby.
- Delta Airlines: The baby's airfare for a domestic flight is different from international flights. However, you are allowed to carry your baby stroller free, with a free car seat. For domestic flights, the baby pays full adult airfare; however they pay 10 percent for either long-haul or short-haul international flights.
- Qatar Airways: You have the option to carry your baby stroller free of charge, or to have a free car seat for your baby. The baby's airfare is 75 percent or less of that of the adult. The size of the carry-on luggage for your baby varies according to the flight you take.
- South African Airways: Your baby stroller is free of charge; and the baby is entitled to a 23 kilos of luggage. Their travel plane ticket is 75 percent of that of the adult.
For further assistance
Traveling with a baby requires a lot of plans most of the time. The baby needs to have their own luggage and to make your baby feel comfortable along the journey, you may need to bring several things including spare clothes, blanket, and food items.
On the one hand, your carry-on luggage is cumbersome; but you also have to carry your baby. If you bring a stroller on board, you should always check with the travel agent whether you have to pay extra fees for it, since the rules and regulations vary from an airline company to another.
For more information, you can look for help online by visiting the eDreams website. As an online travel agency, it liaises with tour operators in many countries in the world. For immediate assistance, call eDreams by clicking on Call Now on the website.