Can I Take A Stroller On A Plane?

If you are planning on taking a holiday with your young family, you are probably wondering if you can take a stroller on a plane. The vast majority of airlines make it very easy and convenient for families to travel so you can almost always take a stroller on a plane.

However, some airlines allow you to take it as hand luggage and some require it to be checked into the hold.

This article will give you all the info you need on taking a stroller on a plane, so you have one less thing to worry about as you get to the airport.

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Can I Take A Stroller On A Plane?

Yes! Most airlines allow you to take a stroller through security and right up to the plane before putting it in the hold for you. Some will allow you to take it in the cabin as hand luggage.

Each airline has a different policy though, so it is worth checking before you get to the airport.

Usually, you have a hold allowance (the bags that you check-in) and a carry on or cabin allowance. Any bags or items that go over your cabin allowance will need to be checked in and often paid for.

However, a lot of airlines, including Easy Jet, Ryanair, Jet2, TUI, Thomas Cook and British Airways let you take a collapsible stroller and a car seat for free.

That means you are still allowed to take your suitcases, handbags, and changing bags without having to pay any extra for your stroller and car seat.


What Is The Weight Limit On A Stroller To Take On A Plane?

Most airlines allow a stroller that weighs up to 10kg.

Every stroller in the JUNIORJONES range weighs under 10kg with the wheels and seat unit on.

  • J-CARBON weighs 9.7kg
  • J-SPIRIT weighs 9.3kg
  • J-CUB weighs 8.4kg
  • J-TOURER weighs 7.3kg

You could take any of the JUNIORJONES strollers on a plane but the one that really stands out is the ultra-light, super-compact J-TOURER.

This handy guide from Made For Mums tells you what each of the main UK airlines accepts.


Do Airlines Charge Extra For Strollers?

Most airlines allow you to take two items for a baby for free in addition to your standard luggage allowance.

This usually includes a collapsible stroller, travel cot, and/or car seat.

It is worth checking with the airline though as you book.


Do Strollers Get Damaged When Flying?

Unfortunately, just like any other type of baggage, a stroller can get damaged when flying. Bumpy flights, careless baggage handlers, or just bad luck can lead to scratches and dents on even the sturdiest of items.

That’s why every J-TOURER comes with its own handy carry bag, to protect your stroller during a flight. That’s one less thing to worry about!

J-Tourer stroller travel bag


Do I Need To Put My Stroller In The Hold?

This depends on the airline. Most will let you take it up to the plane steps. Once you get there they often take it off you and put it in the hold for you. This is really handy as it means you don’t have to check your stroller in with your baggage and then carry your baby around the airport. It also


saves you from having to negotiate the plane steps and aisle with a baby, hand luggage and stroller-particularly difficult if you are on your own or have another child with you.

Depending on the airline and destination, you can very often collect your stroller as you get off the aeroplane, although some will have it unloaded onto the carousel with the rest of your hold baggage.

Some airlines will allow you to take your stroller on as a carry on item, as long as it is within your airline hand luggage allowance.


The beauty of the J-TOURER is it easily fits in the overhead compartment. When folded it is no bigger than a small carry on suitcase.

What’s more, it even comes with a free carry bag so it doesn’t get damaged or dirty on a flight.


The Best Stroller For Holidays

Going on holiday with a baby or toddler can feel like quite a big task, but the J-TOURER makes getting baby from a to b a breeze.

Superior bearings, expertly engineered suspension, and softer PU tyres combine to create TRU-RIDE2. This gives the smoothest ride for baby and an effortless push for you, whether you are exploring little cobbled streets, gliding over beaches or discovering the local countryside together.

A one-hand, compact fold makes life a little easier for you when you are relaxing and soaking up the culture. Plus, a ventilation panel in the hood keeps baby safe and cool, even in the sunshine.

And if you are unlucky with the weather your little one won’t notice, as the J-TOURER comes with a rain cover.

If you would like to find out more about the fantastic J-TOURER, have a look here.

Shop Online

You can order any of the JUNIORJONES strollers or accessories from our online store. You get free delivery on anything over £100 and everything comes with a quibble free warranty and returns policy.

Browse our shop here.


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