One of the features that makes the Baby Jogger City Tour attractive to parents is the compact fold. It is a lightweight stroller, making it perfect for travel. Apparently the City Tour pushchair fits in overhead bins on planes. I went to discover exactly which airlines would allow this stroller to go on the plane as carry-on in the locker above your head.
Can I take the Baby Jogger City Tour pushchair on the plane?
The City Tour stroller by Baby Jogger is a very slim, lightweight pushchair. It folds up very small – so small, in fact, that they say
this nippy stroller is designed for daily adventures, weekend road trips and even far-away flights
It fits into its own backpack carry bag, and it meets the carry-on requirements for many airlines. I took my toddler to the airport to find out the airlines you will be able to take this stroller on as hand luggage.
Can I take the Baby Jogger City Tour on an EasyJet flight as hand luggage?
EasyJet Plus passengers can take one cabin bag measuring 56x45x25cm and one small under seat bag. The City Tour would be your larger carry on bag. All other EasyJet customers can take one bag meeting those dimensions, although they do state that on busy flights it might need to travel in the hold.
Can I take Baby Jogger City Tour stroller on a Jet2 flight as hand luggage?
I’m not sure!
The wheels just stick out of the container. You might be alright, because the actual dimensions of hand luggage requirements for Jet2 are the same as EasyJet, above, at 56x45x25cm but the wheels were not entirely contained in the test environment. Be prepared either way, just in case.
KLM / AirFrance
Can I take a Baby Jogger City Tour pushchair on a KLM / AirFrance flight as carry on?
On KLM and AirFrance planes the City Tour meets the size and weight requirements as a piece of hand luggage.
Will FlyBe let me take a Baby Jogger City Tour stroller on as hand luggage?
You will not be able to take your City Tour on a FlyBe flight as carry on; it will have to go in the hold. The hand luggage requirements are 50x35x20cm, and this stroller doesn’t fit.
Can I take a City Tour pushchair on an Emirates flight as a cabin bag?
Emirates don’t have a tester box for hand luggage but I asked at the Emirates desk at the airport, where I was told the City Tour would be allowed as carry on.
Will I be able to take my City Tour stroller on a CityWing flight as carry on?
The handle and wheels do not fit in the box, and so won’t fit on a citywing flight as hand luggage. Also, although the pushchair is really light at 6.4kg, it is just over the 6kg limit on this airline’s carry-on requirements. Expect to check the stroller in.
Can I take the City Tour pushchair on a Ryanair flight as hand luggage?
Try as he might, my toddler couldn’t squeeze the stroller in the box. You should expect to check in the Baby Jogger City Tour on a Ryanair flight.
Will a City Tour stroller fit on a Thomas Cook flight as hand luggage?
The Baby Jogger City Tour doesn’t meet the cabin bag requirements of Thomas Cook. You will probably be asked to hand the stroller over to be placed in the hold.
British Airways / American Airways
Can I take a City Tour stroller on a BA or AA flight as hand luggage?
The Baby Jogger City Tour meets the cabin bag requirements for British Airways. Be aware that BA reserve the right to move any hand luggage into the hold on busy flights.
I wrote this post in December 2016, using cabin bag guides at Newcastle International Airport. Hand baggage requirements of airlines may change, and no responsibility or liability is accepted if you act on information given here. You should check the individual requirements of your airline before you travel. Also remember that on busy flights you may not be able to keep hand luggage in the cabin with you, even if you were allowed to take it on the plane. There may be no room in the overhead bins and the flight crew may remove it and place it in the hold.
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Do you have the Baby Jogger City Tour? Do you plan to take this compact stroller on a flight? Let me know how it went if you have taken your City Tour pushchair on holiday!