Are WonderFold wagons allowed in airports?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

WonderFold wagons (specifically the W4 model) are allowed in airports. However, it is important to note that these wagons are technically classified as “stroller-wagons” rather than traditional strollers. This distinction is important because stroller-wagons are permitted to be gate-checked at airports, whereas regular wagons are not.

Gate-checking refers to the process of checking in your stroller or stroller-wagon at the gate just before boarding the aircraft. This allows you to have the convenience of using your wagon throughout the airport and up until you board the plane. Once at the gate, the airline staff will take your wagon and store it in the cargo hold of the aircraft. Upon arrival at your destination, the wagon will be returned to you at the aircraft gate, rather than having to wait at the baggage claim area.

While the WonderFold W4 wagon can be gate-checked, it is worth considering whether you want to take the risk of potential damage during the flight. Air travel can be rough on checked items, and wagons like the WonderFold W4 are not exactly cheap. If you rely heavily on your wagon and it would be a significant inconvenience to be without it, you may want to reconsider flying with it.

Personally, I recently received the WonderFold W4 wagon and I can attest to its versatility and usefulness in everyday life. It can be folded easily and is compact enough to fit in the trunk of my car, making it perfect for trips to the park, beach, or even just running errands. The wagon has a spacious interior that can comfortably accommodate my children and their belongings. The durable construction and sturdy wheels make it easy to maneuver on different terrains.

While I haven’t flown with my WonderFold W4 wagon yet, I am hesitant to do so because of the potential for damage. However, it is reassuring to know that it is allowed as a gate-checked item. Ultimately, the decision to fly with your wagon will depend on your personal circumstances and the importance of having it with you during your trip.

WonderFold wagons, specifically the W4 model, are allowed in airports as they are considered stroller-wagons and can be gate-checked. However, it is important to weigh the potential risks of damage during air travel, especially considering the cost and usefulness of the wagon in your everyday life.