Plane Travel Made Easy: The Suitcase Stroller Guide

Ever found yourself juggling luggage and a stroller while racing to catch a flight? You're not alone.

I've been there too, teetering on the edge of sanity in an overcrowded airport with bags under each arm and my little one in tow.

Ah, the joys of parenthood! What if I said there's an alternative?

Enter the suitcase stroller - your new travel buddy that promises ease and convenience. It's more than just a storage space; it transforms into a fully functional stroller when needed!

In this post, you'll get acquainted with these versatile game-changers, discover how to choose the right one for airplane travel, understand its maintenance requirements and safety tips, all rolled into practical advice designed just for busy parents like us.

Hold on tight, we're about to dive deep into this.

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 TernX Carry On provides a generous 18L of luggage space


Why Use Suitcase Strollers?

If portability and ease-of-use are qualities you value for all your travel equipment, then a suitcase stroller is more than likely going to work to your advantage. A suitcase stroller can be your child’s comfort zone, a storage for your essentials, and above all, a lifesaver during your travels.

Sounds good? Except you may be wondering: What even is a suitcase stroller? We got you covered, of course! In this post, you'll get acquainted with these versatile game-changers, discover how to choose the right one for airplane travel, and understand its maintenance requirements and safety tips, all rolled into practical advice designed just for busy parents like us.


The Magic Behind Suitcase Strollers

Suitcase strollers, also known as airplane strollers, are designed to lighten your load when traveling with children. Most notably, they morph from compact suitcases into comfortable strollers within seconds! Even better, the compact folding stroller fits nicely in the overhead cabins, which means you can have the luggage with you at all times during your travels. Aside from convenience, this significantly reduces the risk of your items getting damaged or lost between stops.


Benefits of Having a Suitcase Stroller for Your Family Travels


All About Convenience and Comfort

You might wonder how comfy these suitcase-stroller hybrids can be? The answer: remarkably so.

Travel strollers take into account both parental convenience and child comfort levels. They offer adjustable handles for different heights, swivel wheels for easy maneuverability (for those tricky corners), brake locks on rear wheels, and even a reclining seat.

You even get a peek-a-boo window so you don’t miss any cute yawns or spontaneous giggles along the journey and a detachable sun canopy for outdoor use.


Easy to Handle and Store

A luggage stroller is not only easy to use but also simple to store. They fold up into a compact size that fits easily in overhead compartments on airplanes, your perfect cabin size strollers. When you're ready to move on, simply unfold the stroller, and off you go.

You also get the peace of mind knowing you have everything you need all within reach with this amazing travel bag and stroller combo.


Tough Yet Eco-Friendly Materials

A lot of thought has been put into the design of suitcase strollers, particularly the TernX carry on luggage stroller, which we love not just for usability but also sustainability. Made from recycled German polycarbonate and aerospace aluminum, this nifty piece ensures durability while keeping our planet in mind.

Additionally, TernX carry on stroller has 18L of storage space and certified for a child up to 48.5 lbs (22 kg). That's a lot of room for your baby and all their essentials.


An Ideal Companion For Air Travel

Frequent flyers will appreciate how perfect this compact gem is for airplane travel. It snugly fits in most overhead compartments of planes, making gate-checking unnecessary—say goodbye to those worries about damage during transit.

You can smoothly roll it down narrow plane aisles without bumping into fellow passengers thanks to its sleek dimensions. Once onboard, simply pop it in the overhead compartment of the plane. 

Read here to find out more on how traveling with a carry on stroller can simplify family travels.


from luggage to travel stroller in seconds 

Can I Bring a Stroller on a Plane?

You might be asking, "Can I take my trusty stroller with me when flying?" Well, you're in luck. Most airlines allow parents to carry their child's stroller and or car seat at no extra cost. It's usually considered as part of your hand luggage or baby gear.

But remember, there are some rules and guidelines set by airlines that we need to follow. So before packing up that cute little buggy, let's go through the essentials together.


Every Airline is Different

The first thing you should do is check your airline’s specific policy about bringing a baby stroller onboard. While most airlines will let you bring it for free as checked baggage, others may count it towards your allowance or even require an additional fee.

In general though, most major US-based carriers such as Delta and American Airlines allow one fully collapsible travel stroller per infant or child without any charge.

Read here to find out more about the different stroller policies for the top 50 airlines.


Dad folding the TernX Carry On at the airport


What Is the Luggage That Turns Into a Stroller?

If you're juggling between your little one and multiple bags at the airport, then it's time to meet the TernX carry on stroller. A game-changer in family travel gear, this marvel seamlessly morphs from a suitcase into a compact stroller.

A suitcase stroller can improve your travel and parenting experience in many ways, and chief among them is the convenience of having a storage readily available wherever you go; on the road or with you as you board a jet. You also don't even need to unload your stuff when collapsing the stroller. You can choose to keep all your travel essential close and have them intact and secured all the same.

The TernX carry on luggage stroller, in particular, isn't just any ordinary luggage or stroller. It stands out as the only compact 2-in-1 solution that offers storage even when folded up. In fact, it's efficient design and positive impact on travelers was recognised in the Australian Good Design Awards.


How to Maintain Your Suitcase Stroller

Your suitcase stroller is a game-changer for family travel, but it needs some TLC to stay in top shape. Just like you wouldn't drive your car without regular oil changes and tire rotations, don't neglect the maintenance of your TernX suitcase stroller.


Cleaning Your Suitcase Stroller Regularly

Little ones are experts at making messes, so make sure you're ready to tackle them. Wipe down surfaces regularly with mild soap and water or baby-safe cleaning wipes. But avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the materials.

If there's a spill on fabric parts (we've all been there), spot clean immediately using a soft cloth dampened with lukewarm water and gentle detergent. Allow it to air dry completely before folding up the stroller again.


Maintaining the Wheels of Your Suitcase Stroller

The wheels carry the load—literally—when it comes to smooth navigation through airports or city streets. Make sure they roll smoothly by checking them after each trip.

If they seem stuck or squeaky, use silicone-based lubricant—never oil-based which can attract dirt—sparingly on wheel axles for smoother operation.


Check the Folding Mechanism of the Suitcase Stroller

You bought this handy device because of its compact design; keeping that mechanism working perfectly is crucial. Check for any debris caught in hinges every now and then; remove if necessary with tweezers or small brush.


Inspecting Safety Harness of the Suitcase Stroller

Keeping your child safe is crucial. Always check the harness for signs of wear or damage like frayed fabric or loose stitches. If something seems off, don't gamble, get in touch with customer service.

For more details on how to clean your stroller, read here.


Safety Tips for Using Suitcase Strollers

Using a suitcase stroller can be a game-changer when traveling with little ones. But, safety is key. Ensure your children's safety by following these tips when using a suitcase stroller.


Check the Locks are Engaged

The first thing to do before using your stroller suitcase is checking its locks. You need to make sure the hinges are engaged properly to avoid the suitcase stroller from collapsing unexpectedly. And that's no fun at all. For most units, make sure you hear a "click" when opening or closing the stroller as a signal that it's secured or ready for use. For others, turn to the instructions provided by manufacturers for best practice.


Buckle Up Properly

Your child’s security starts with correct buckling up in the stroller seat. Always make sure your little one is buckled up safely. The straps should fit snugly but comfortably around your kid so they don't wiggle out mid-journey or worse - during turbulence.


Avoid Overloading the Suitcase Stroller

An overloaded stroller isn’t just hard to maneuver but also risky due its instability under excessive weight load. Follow the manufacturer's suggested weight limits for their strollers. This will help parents avoid the risk of tipping over.


Regular Maintenance is Key

Maintaining your suitcase stroller in good shape isn't just about prolonging its lifespan but also ensuring safety. Regularly checking brakes and wheels can prevent accidents that may occur due to malfunctioning parts.


Parents pushing child along plane aisle with TernX Carry On 

How Do You Carry Luggage with a Stroller?

When traveling with kids, balancing luggage and a stroller might seem like an impossible juggling act. But don't worry. With the TernX luggage stroller, it's simpler than you might suspect.


The TernX Carry On Stroller Solution

TernX, renowned for their smart family travel solutions, has created a suitcase that transforms into a stroller - or is it the other way around? Either way, this game-changer lets parents handle their toddlers and luggage effortlessly while on the move.

This compact solution doesn’t compromise on storage either – even when folded. Built from robust materials like recycled German polycarbonate and aerospace aluminum, it’s designed to withstand your adventures while providing utmost comfort to your little ones.

If you are keen to travel with carry on only, read here to learn how to travel with kids and carry on only.


Packing Tips For Suitcase Strollers

To make sure all your essentials fit in without overloading yourself or upsetting balance of the TernX carry-on stroller:

  • Keep things light: Pack only what you absolutely need. A minimalist approach goes long ways towards stress-free travels.
  • Maintain balance: Distribute weight evenly across different compartments of your suitcase-stroller to ensure smooth maneuverability during transit.

To find out carry on luggage size for the Top 86 airlines, read here.


Navigating Through Airports

Airport commutes can be challenging but not if you’re equipped with our multi-functional 2-in-1 TernX carry on stroller. It's perfectly sized to fit in overhead compartments of airplanes, which means you won't need to check it in. More importantly, your toddler can remain seated while you navigate through busy airport terminals.

TernX Carry On in a plane's overhead compartment  

Conclusion on Your Suitcase Stroller Guide

The TernX cabin size stroller suitcase is an excellent the 2-in-1 travel solution that will change the way your travel with kids. A travel essential for modern parents, with convenience and ease rolled into one. Better yet, the stroller is versatile enough for everyday use, especially in urban environments where space is a consideration. If there's a perfect time to follow a trend, then this is one of those! After all, moving through airports don't need to be chaotic; and juggling luggage and a little one shouldn’t be a parenting nightmare during your travels.






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