So, there you have it…
As you can see most airlines require you to travel with a baby in order to check in your stroller for free.
Here are the airlines that let you check in your stroller without a baby:
- JetBlue Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- Porter Airlines
However, in all my years traveling I’ve never seen a member of airport staff ask for proof of a child when checking in your stroller.
There could be a whole host of reasons why your child may not be with you. So you could risk it and try your luck.
Simply, just ask for a tag for your stroller and either check it in or drop it off at the gate.
When we have done this, it’s usually been my husband that will drop off the stroller while I look after the kids, and its never been an issue.
If you do get asked you could just say something like, ‘my partner is looking after the little one’, or ‘the baby is getting is nappy changed’ or ‘they’re getting some duty-free’. The list of reasons could go on.
I hope you have enjoyed this post and found it helpful. Let us know how you get on with your stroller in the comments!