Most airlines let you check in a fully collapsible pushchair for free, but some different restrictions apply regarding the size and weight of the pushchair and where it needs to be stored on the plane.
To avoid being hit by extra charges when you check in make sure you’re aware of the restrictions.
If you're flying with Jet2, for example, you’ll need to make sure that it weighs no more than 10kg. But with British Airways, the dimensions of your pushchair must not exceed 117 x 38 x 38cm.
In Which magazine last month, they published a handy chart that gives details of the requirements for each airline.
|Airline||Hold or cabin||Weight or size restriction|
|Air Canada||Hold||Must not exceed 25.5 x 92cm when folded. Larger strollers are subject to space limitations on the day, so are not guaranteed.|
|American Airlines||Hold||Stollers over 9kg must be handed in at the check-in desk. All other stollers can be checked in at the gate before boarding.|
|British Airways||Hold||Must not exceed 117 x 38 x 38cm.|
|Cathay Pacific||Both||No restrictions for the hold. Storing in the cabin is permitted if there is space on the day - must not exceed 7kg and 36 x 23 x 56cm|
|Emirates||Both||For the cabin: ask at the check-in whether there's space on-board. No weight or size restrictions|
|Eurowings||Both||No restrictions for the hold. For the cabin: it must be a 'pocket buggy' - see airline's size restrictions for carry-on baggage.|
|Jet2||Hold||Must not exceed 10kg|
|KLM||Both||For the cabin: must not exceed 15 x 30 x 100cm|
|Lurthansa||Both||No restrictions for the hold. For storing in the cabin, it must be a 'pocket buggy' - see airline's size restrictions for carry-on baggage.|
|Malaysia Airlines||Hold||Max weight: 10kg|
|SAS||Hold||Max weight: 23kg.|
|Singapore Airlines||Both||Sum of length, width and height of stroller should not exceed 115cm for cabin. Max weight: 7kg|
|Swiss||Both||No restrictions for the hold. For storing in the cabin, it must be a 'pocket buggy' - see airline's size restrictions for carry-on baggage.|
|TAP Air Portugal||Hold||None.|
|United Airlines||Both||No restrictions for the hold. For the cabin: must not exceed 9 x 14 x 22in|
|Virgin Atlantic||Both||No restrictions for the hold. For in the cabin, the following foldable buggies are permitted: GB Pocket, Britax Holiday, Silver Cross Jet, Babyzen YoYo.|
|Vueling||Both||For the cabin: must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20cm. Max weight 10kg.|
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