Check-in procedures at Gatwick airport for buggies
By Michael Johnson
If you're heading abroad on holiday with a baby, it's likely that you'll be taking a buggy or pushchair with you.
But what is the policy for checking these in, and to what extent can you use one at the airport?
At London Gatwick airport, parents are allowed to take pushchairs, prams and buggies to the departure gate before flying. Here, you will need to lift your baby from the chair. This is so that your child's buggy can be X-rayed and further security checks, if necessary, can be carried out.
Once through security, whether or not you can take your pushchair or buggy on board will depend on the airline.
Once through security, whether or not you can take your pushchair or buggy on board will depend on the airline. For example, British Airways operates a policy that enables parents to take a small folding buggy right up to the aircraft door.
Most airlines will have their own specific policy on pushchairs, with many allowing you to check-in a collapsible buggy free of charge for storage in the hold. Always be sure to check with your airline before departure to ensure check-in and boarding is a truly hassle-free experience.