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Old 02.12.2012, 22:20
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Flying tomorrow - pram question

I'm flying to the US tomorrow via Frankfurt and I'm wondering - if my pram folds down into two pieces (it's a Bugaboo Donkey) can I check it at the gate? I have a 3 hour layover and would prefer to have it if I can, of not the little man will get heavy if I have him in the wrap. He's only 10 weeks so he's not old enough for an umbrella stroller, plus we don't have one.

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Old 02.12.2012, 22:33
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I'm flying to the US tomorrow via Frankfurt and I'm wondering - if my pram folds down into two pieces (it's a Bugaboo Donkey) can I check it at the gate? I have a 3 hour layover and would prefer to have it if I can, of not the little man will get heavy if I have him in the wrap. He's only 10 weeks so he's not old enough for an umbrella stroller, plus we don't have one.

Anyone know?
You'll be able to check it in at the gate in CH, but you'll need to ask at check in about getting it back in Frankfurt. Some airports do, and some not. I guess you'll check your bags right through to the US and probably by default they'd do the same with the buggy.

But ask at check in, I'm sure its a common issue

Have a good flight with the little man
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

just walk onto the plane like you own it......you are a mother with small monster.....you will be fine......D
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

I would ask a check in, I tried with a bugaboo and was not allowed to take it. Plus unless you have a bag be prepared to have it tossed around and damaged if you gate check it. We travel a lot and gate checking is hard on the buggies, we actually bought a second one for flying and to be honest, on the next trip home I will get one of the 25 dollar ones from target. That way we can check the good one and not worry.
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Old 03.12.2012, 00:17
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Thanks all!

I called and she said it would be no problem, but I often find in CH 10 different people will tell you 10 different things.

We bought the huge Stokke travel bag, it's the only one on the market that will hold the donkey and all of the crap that comes along with it. We used it once last weekend to go to Vienna and it got beat to hell. I'm glad we bought it, would be gutted if we arrived somewhere to find our pram in pieces or with a bent frame.
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I called and she said it would be no problem, but I often find in CH 10 different people will tell you 10 different things.
That's not just here, it's a problem everywhere. I insist on things in writing, seems safer that way.

Have a good flight.
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Old 03.12.2012, 11:31
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

I recently went through Zurich airport and was told (in-person at the security desk) that I absolutely could not take the pram through security. It had to be checked in with the airline. On the way back, however, I was allowed at London Luton airport to take it right to the gate.

Carrying a 10kg baby and bags = difficult!
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

I'll be very surprised if you are allowed to take your pram through the security gates if it can't fold small enough to go through the x-ray machine. Good luck. Definitely take a tough carry bag, or consider a cheaper pram. I have an umbrella stroller that folds flat for a baby, and I actually ended up making a thick mattress/pad to go in the stroller to give extra padding and make it look cosier for such a tiny baby...

As for returning the pram to you for your transit, that's pretty 'iffy' - because normally they tag the pram through to the end destination, along with your other luggage...
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

you can take it with you. In my experience the airlines can and usually will accommodate. The pram will need to be x-ray'd but I am certain that you can also request a physical inspection.

Airlines take all sorts of things at the gate including wheelchairs for adults so any pram should be feasible.

The child should also have his/her own carry on and luggage so that also increases your allotment of free baggage on the majority of airlines.
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

From the SWISS website:

Folding buggy/pushchair
Ask at check-in if you can take your folding one-piece buggy (about the size of an umbrella when folded) with you until you board the aircraft. E.g. for twin buggies this is generally not possible. Depending on where you are flying to, your buggy will be returned to you either when you disembark or on the baggage carousel.
There is no charge for the transportation of folding buggies and pushchairs.
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Re: Flying tomorrow - pram question

Take a small cheap buggy if possible, carting around big buggies through customs with everything else is a real pain.
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