In order to answer this question that I am asked very regularly in private message, we are trying to answer you more fully.
First of all, don't worry, it's pretty simple. You have two options for taking your stroller on a plane and it will actually depend on the size of your stroller.
You can either put the stroller as checked baggage or hand baggage and/or at the aircraft door (if your stroller is compact and light, see our comparison) and thus have it accessible before entering the aircraft, plane or just after the flight.
Of course, the rules according to the airlines also vary: you can find at the bottom of the article the conditions of the different air operators for transporting baby strollers by plane.
Free baby stroller on plane
First of all, be aware that most airlines allow you to board a stroller for free (usually even with another accessory, in this case both in the hold!).
Please note that we are talking about strollers here only, this does not include your carrycot and / or your shell. If you have a baby in a shell or carrycot this counts as 2 items.
To see if the set fits in the same bag, how the airlines count the set: 1 baby accessories or two?
Then remains to register the stroller. So how do you get your stroller on the plane? Putting a stroller in the hold of the plane: how does it work?
If your stroller is not a "Cane" type stroller, you will have no choice but to put it in the hold. Strollers with 3 wheels, 4 wheels with saddlebag underneath, strollers that are too big, too heavy (over 5 kg) etc, all must join the bunkers.
You must then have it checked in like your other baggage. It will be weighed, labeled. Keep the receipts well in case of a hazardous arrival. Be careful for strollers over 9kgs, charge for luggage.
How to pack your stroller to put it in the hold?
Please ensure that no thongs, straps or other parts of the stroller can come loose or get caught on the airport treadmills.
To remedy this: 2 solutions! You invest in a very large stroller protection bag to be able to fit your stroller, or you use the packaging provided in most airports (sometimes paying but with insurance! But I do not know more because for us it 's was free!) and you roll up your stroller as compactly as possible, making sure to leave the labels visible!
Drop off your stroller with bulky luggage
Often, when checking in your baggage, the airline employee will have given you an alternate check-in location for your stroller.
It will therefore be necessary to redo the line! so allow a little extra time, but in general this is a very crowded check-in unless you are on a very family flight!
Pick up your stroller at the arrival airport
There too, you will probably have to make people wait in 2 different places: your suitcases and special dimensions luggage. With baby in your arms while you wait! Hence the interest of having an ultra compact baby carrier that allows you to have free arms while waiting.