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      08-17-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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Buggy on a Flight??

Heading off to Spain tomorrow with the family for the first time in years so can't remember whether the little ones buggy is counted as part of our luggage allowance or do they just 'chuck' it in.

Can't see anything on our e-ticket and thought it quicker to ask on here rather than try to call Thomas Cook or the Airport.
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They should carry it for free. Just check it in and then dump at outsize baggage. Some airlines will let you take it to the plane steps if that is easier for you.
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Nice one. Thought that might be the case - just hope it arrives with all four wheels in tact!!!
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I'm pretty sure planes only have 3 wheels
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They usually tag it at check in and take it straight to the door of the plane. Then leave it at the end of the tunnel, and pick it up at the carosel the other end.

Good luck, i've got Hong Kong and Singapore with an 11 month old in a few weeks.
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I would take a pretty old buggy or buy a Cheapo fold up one, those baggage guys don't treat your expensive buggy with much respect.
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Good luck, i've got Hong Kong and Singapore with an 11 month old in a few weeks.
Jesus, I don't envy you, I'm hardly looking forward taking little man (also 11 months old) on a relatively short flight as he never sits still (plus he's had a stomach bug all week), going to be a nightmare. Just hope we don't get a 6 hour delay like we did last time we went abroad when my Daughter was 18 months old (4 years ago), she was fine, but we were jibbering wrecks by the time we arrived!!!

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I would take a pretty old buggy or buy a Cheapo fold up one, those baggage guys don't treat your expensive buggy with much respect.
I know, I'm shitting myself about that, but just going to have to hope it's all OK. Just bought a new Maclaren but the travel bag to go with it was about halve the price of the buggy so thought sod it I'd take the risk. Could alway sue the airline if need be . Wishing I bought a bag now .
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We had a bugaboo and taken it to the gate a few times when we flown - then packed it in its case and it was put into the hold.

BUT ... the case is so bulky on the way back when we gone a bit overboard shopping - shoved it all in the case with the buddy and checked it in - extra weight free
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I would take a compact folding Mclaren or such like. Most carriers let you take that on board, and stick it in the overhead bins.

If you want to check it, there is not normally any issues in regards to allowance.

If you have a bulky one (the modern ones with a chunky chassis etc), you have to check it in, no choice to take it in the cabin.

If you dont have a travel case, you could get it cling-wrapped - most airports have a shop offering that service - it keeps it all together, and also provides some protection from liquids and dirt.

Have a good one!
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Cheers, it's a Maclaren Triumph so not too bulky but also don't want it screwing up. Will TT to hold onto it for as long as possible (safer in my hands!!)
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