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Are gate-checked strollers on CX available at connecting airport?

Old Feb 10, 16, 1:24 pm
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Are gate-checked strollers on CX available at connecting airport?

I'll be flying ORD-(HKG)-SIN with a 5 hour connection in SIN. If I gate-check my stroller at ORD, will it be available at HKG, or do I collect it upon arrival at SIN?

The question is particularly pertinent on my inbound SIN-(HKG)-ORD trip, since the connection time in HKG will only be 65 minutes (barely above the legal MCT), and sometimes gate-checked strollers take inordinately long to appear (at least on other airlines - never done it with CX before).

So, are gate-checked strollers on CX available at the connecting airport, the destination airport, or do I have a choice? Many thanks in advance.
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Old Feb 10, 16, 1:34 pm
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So far as I am aware, you are obliged to claim the stroller from the arrival gate, and then re-gate check it at the departing gate
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Old Feb 10, 16, 2:06 pm
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Originally Posted by AC*SE View Post
So far as I am aware, you are obliged to claim the stroller from the arrival gate, and then re-gate check it at the departing gate
If this is the case, I'll use the stroller on the outbound, where we have 5 hours to mill around HKG, then check the stroller on the inbound.
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Old Feb 11, 16, 2:56 pm
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That is what I usually do:
During check-in, tell the GA if you wish to check through all the way to your destination or connecting airport. If you choose to collect at your connecting airport, you need to tell the GA at the outgoing flight gate and they will tag it for you and handle it. I know its a lot of stress traveling with baby but Cathay is doing pretty good in accommodating that especially in HKG.
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Old Feb 11, 16, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by collegeidol View Post
That is what I usually do:
During check-in, tell the GA if you wish to check through all the way to your destination or connecting airport. If you choose to collect at your connecting airport, you need to tell the GA at the outgoing flight gate and they will tag it for you and handle it. I know its a lot of stress traveling with baby but Cathay is doing pretty good in accommodating that especially in HKG.
Oh wow, so I get the option to check it to my final destination? That's huge.

Do you know how much stroller collection delays deplaning? As I said, we have a connection in HKG barely over the legal MCT, and so don't want to spend it all waiting for the ground crew too deliver a stroller . . . Thanks in advance . . .
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Old Feb 29, 16, 12:13 am
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Update: On both the outbound (ORD-HKG-SIN) and inbound (SIN-HKG-ORD), I was given the option to gate check the stroller at the initial airport, and pick it up upon deplaning in HKG; or to check it as luggage at the initial airport, and retrieve it at my final destination with other checked bags.

Thanks again.
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