Heathrow & Pushchair on BA
diment at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 07:37:35 BST 2013
A pushchair is handled in essentially the same way as a wheelchair in my experience. You'll probably be able to get it to the aircraft door or steps before stowing it.
On 08/07/2013, at 4:21 PM, Smylers wrote:
> Hello there. We've just booked a flight and have a couple of questions
> about it, which I was wondering if anybody who's flown from Heathrow
> terminal 5 or travelled with a pushchair on BA before will be able to
> help with.
> How long do we need to allow for getting through terminal 5? We don't
> want to set our alarms unnecessarily early and have to fill time at the
> airport, but obviously we don't want to miss our flight either.
> The booking information says that we need to drop bags off by 45 minutes
> before departure and have entered security at least 35 minutes before
> departure. Any guidance for translating this into 'time by which we need
> our Tube to have arrived at the platform' gratefully received. We'll
> have bags to drop off, and ideally will be avoiding stairs and
> Our other question is about flying with buggies, especially with BA. The
> flight information says our baby can take "one fully collapsible
> pushchair (stroller)" in addition to his checked luggage allowance. Does
> this mean the pushchair gets handed in with the checked luggage, and we
> have to carry him through security and the gate without?
> Also, any idea if "fully collapsible" means something different from
> "collapsible" to BA -- does our buggy have to be particularly small when
> folded in order to be allowed on at all?
> Thanks for any advice.
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