Getting through large airports efficiently with a baby or toddler can be an interesting part of travel, especially if you do not have a stroller with you. I personally used an Ergo carrier with my daughter when she was younger most of the time when we traveled, but there were certain trips when a stroller was the most efficient (and least painful) way to get through the airport. However, you likely aren’t always bringing the stroller on trips, and even if you are, some strollers are not permitted to be gate checked due to size.
This can lead to a problem when you want to get through the airport as quickly and easily as possible with kids who can’t yet keep up. Today I read on Milepoint about a great solution – borrow a stroller in the airport!
However, the cool new information in the article is that reportedly a US hub airport has plans to introduce a similar offering in combination with Maclaren strollers by the end of 2014. I can easily see how this would make total sense for everyone involved!
The US lags severely behind many other countries and foreign carriers when it comes to amenities and services for traveling families, so I am in full support of anything that catches us up a bit to what is offered to traveling families in other parts of the world!
Have you ever used a stroller when in transit at a foreign airport? Would you use one if you came across a “borrow a stroller” program at a US airport?