So does a Doona will fit in the overhead compartment?
A Doona is the perfect travel-ready stroller for your little one, and as long as it is FAA approved, you can take it almost on any airline without needing to carry an additional car seat or a stroller.
And if you are planning to bring your Doona with you in the cabin, but not sure if the Doona will fit in the overhead compartment.
Do not worry.
In this post we’ve crafted a complete guide answering all your questions about traveling with a Doona and if it will fit in the overhead compartment, Additionally; some of the best tips to pack and protect your Doona.
We’ve already covered tips on traveling with a car seat in check in luggage, you can read the full article here.
We will also list some of the major airlines compartment luggage dimensions, so you can measure your Doona and see if it will fit perfectly in the overhead compartment.
Let’s dive right in.
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Does Doona Fit In Overhead Bin?
Most strollers that are not foldable will not be allowed on board the airplanes because the lack of space and obviously they will not fit in the overhead compartment so they must be checked at the gate. But a Doona can be folded and placed in a travel bag, so it will just fit perfectly in the overhead bin.
For example the size of this Doona bag is 16.93 x 7.5 x 11.02 inches when folded, less than the allowed size of all the US major airlines which is a standard size of 22 x 14x 9 inches.
You can also try if your Doona will fit under the seat in front of you.
Here is what some major airlines they have to say when transporting a stroller in the cabin.
|Airlines||Carry-on compartment size|
|United Airlines||9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches|
|American airlines||9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches|
|Delta airlines||9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches|
|Jetblue||9 inches x 14 inches x 22 inches|
|Spirit Airlines||22 inches x 18 inches x10 inches|
|Frontier Airlines||24 inches x 16 inches x 10 inches|
|British Airways||56cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22 inches x 18 inches x 10 inches|
|Air Canada||21.5 inches x 15.5 inches x 9 inches|
|Qantas||56cm x 36cm x 23cm / 22 inches x 14 inches x 9 inches|
Take Doona or stroller through the airport security
The TSA ( Transportation Security Administration ) allow taking Strollers through the security checkpoint, it may require some additional screening but overall there are no restrictions.
The TSA recommend to check with your airline first if the Doona or stroller will fit in the overhead bin
Here is what the TSA have to say when transporting a stroller in the cabin.
Does Doona Fit Down Airplane Aisle?
Yes a Doona will easily pass through the aisle on most airplanes, However most airlines do not allow using a Doona on airplanes, you should install your Doona on the seat or place it in the overhead compartment.
Best Way To Travel With a Doona Or a Stroller
If you don’t want to reserve a seat for your Doona or take it on board, you can still use your Doona until you get to the gate and gate check it. and mostly it is free of charge.
As a quick tip, before gate check in your Doona you can ask the airline staff if there is any chance or a free seat so you can install your Doona.
If there is free space the airline staff will be happy to help, otherwise you can just send your Doona using a travel bag with a gate checked tag attached.
Do only thing to not do is to send your expensive Doona or stroller through the check in counter, there is more chance that it will not be handled carefully.
Remember: Make sure that the gate check tag is attached to your Doona or stroller, so the airline will deliver the Doona just after your landing.
Doona Padded Travel Bag Benefits
Among the best ways to travel with a Doona protected and secured, especially when sent as check in luggage, is using a Travel bag.
Most travelers that use the travel bag find it helpful and easy to use because it protects the stroller all the time from any damage or any hits occurred by the luggage handlers.
Also the travel bag will make the gate check much easier especially if you are a frequent traveler and if you fly alone with your infant you can just hand the travel bag at the gate and board the airplane with your little loved one.
Using a travel bag can help store and travel with some extra items -especially if it fits in the overhead bin-, like diapers, clothes, or some toys.
The travel bag will work also for a car-seat or just for storing it when no longer used.
Does a Doona Or a Stroller Will Be Counted As a Checked Bag?
No, most airlines will not charge you for checking your stroller or Doona.
The majority of airlines will let you bring your car seat, stroller or other baby items free of charge, even to the cabin.
If you are not using your stroller at the airport you can check in it with the rest of your bags -which is not recommended- but overall your stroller will not be counted as a check in bag.
A Doona is really a game changer when traveling with your sweetheart, it is so practical and super light.
But if you want to head to the airport with you Doona make sure to do a quick research about your airline carry-on size if it is not mentioned above.
If the Doona does not fit in the overhead compartment, use a sturdy travel bag as stated above and gate check in your Doona.
Happy travels, We wish this helps
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