GF-A330 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 1643 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5612 times:
Hi to all,
If anyone can help with our query it would be grately appreciated.
On our upcoming flight from Manchester to Karachi we are planning to carry on the baby stroller onto the aircraft and store in the overhead bin. The length of the stroller is 114cm once fully collapsed. Is this going to be a problem? As Emirates state on their website a pram maybe carried onboard depending on space. We want the stroller to be with us throughout the journey as we will connecting in Karachi onto another flight with a different airline.
hal9213 From Germany, joined May 2009, 302 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 5148 times:
Physically, 114cm is no problem in any class (just use the full-length overhead bins). EK allows priority boarding, which you should make use of, especially the India flights often have too much carry-on on board, and everything may be full when boarding late.
Note that in Dubai, strollers are actually provided and you can use them throughout the entire connectiontime. Karachi might be -as you suggested- the problem though.
fixfox From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5055 times:
Alternatively, you can check-in the stroller.
At DXB Emirates offers FOC baby strollers which you can use right from the arrival gate to the departure gate.
So you do not need yours there.
As stated above, the stroller physically fits the over head bins, but they are extremely full, especially on destinations in Pakistan and India. Most pax have different idea's about traveling light...
afterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1209 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4982 times:
Quoting fixfox (Reply 3): Alternatively, you can check-in the stroller.
I don't think we have to. Years ago we brought our one year-old daughter from CGK to MAN and back using SQ. We didn't check our stroller. Before boarding the aircraft at CGK, strollers were collected and stored somewhere in the aircraft. When leaving the aircraft at SIN, the strollers were already in the airbridge, ready to be used by passengers. When boarding the aircraft to MAN, the same thing happened again.
sq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4874 times:
Quoting afterburner (Reply 5): I don't think we have to. Years ago we brought our one year-old daughter from CGK to MAN and back using SQ. We didn't check our stroller. Before boarding the aircraft at CGK, strollers were collected and stored somewhere in the aircraft. When leaving the aircraft at SIN, the strollers were already in the airbridge, ready to be used by passengers. When boarding the aircraft to MAN, the same thing happened again.
Strollers are usually gate checked and ready for use at the jet bridge very soon after arrival.
EK, as someone stated above, offers a free stroller service while in DXB but to be honest I can't remember if its offered for passengers connecting to a different airline - I'd imagine it is though.
Usually if a passenger brings something like that on board that they must have I try to find space in closets or crew bins to store them. Just make it known to the gate agent and they will pre-board you (you should be pre-boarded anyway with your young one!) and the crew will make it work for you.