Getting to the airport, checking in, navigating through security and walking to the gate is a long process, especially with kids who will want to sit, ride or be carried along the way. Not to mention, after a long flight, families may face a line at customs, a long walk to baggage claim and other unavoidable airport holdups. The Ride-On Carry-On, developed by a flight attendant, can definitely help make flying with kids easier.
A child loving the Ride-On Carry-On — Photo courtesy of Ride-On Carry-On
The Ride-On Carry-On straps to and instantly converts rolling carry-on luggage into a stroller for kids ages 8 months to 5 years who weigh up to 50 pounds. It folds flat to fit into overhead bins and doesn't need to be removed while going through airport security, eliminating awkwardly folding and unfolding a big stroller under the critical gaze of fellow passengers in a hurry.
The headrest turns into a tray table permitting snacking on the go. Have a messy eater? Just spot clean the nylon polyester with soapy water. The Ride-On Carry-On also has a seat belt with a crotch strap and has been safety tested in the US and abroad.
If you're thinking that a stroller is a better solution, consider the following: Checking a stroller at the gate can be hassle. Not only do airlines typically not insure for breakage while in transit, you have to wait for it upon arrival. In a hurry? Be prepared to have the entire plane disembark into the customs line in front of you, while you wait for your stroller to appear. Need to make a tight connection? Just hope your plane isn't delayed, because the stroller won't transfer like checked luggage will.
Flying with kids is hard enough. The Ride-On Carry-On just might be the best $39.95 spent on your trip.