JetKids Bed box is famous for combining a ride-on suitcase with a fold-out mattress. The ride-on function is certainly fun for older kids, but parents may have some concerns about their little ones cruising around the airport, or lugging around the suitcase when their child is too tired to ride it. Also, don’t forget with only two hands it’s tricky to pull your child on the JetKids Bed Box while pushing a luggage trolly.
When it comes to the sleep function, Flyaway Kids Bed wins hands-down. It has a sturdy inflatable mattress that expands over your child’s seat and leg room to create 80cm worth of space for them to sleep and play. The Jet Kids Bed Box mattress is very thin in comparison, and as it’s not connected to the suitcase base, it tends to move around during the flight.
Both Stokke’s JetKids BedBox and Flyaway Kids Bed can be set-up once the seatbelt sign has been turned off. It takes several minutes to set up a JetKids Bed box verses 90 seconds for Flyaway Kids Bed.
For JetKids, you need to secure the suitcase in place by tying it to the seat base so it doesn’t move around during your flight. You then need to flip and secure the lid in place, undo a small platform to make level with the seat, snap together the mattress and place it on top of the seat.
Flyaway Kids Bed is simply inflated with a hand-held pump to secure it in place between seats or on bulkhead seats. It features an emergency pressure release valve to make sure it can never be over-inflated or affected by pressure changes in the cabin.
The base support on Flyaway Kids Bed is only 10cm wide, so it free’s up more storage space or legroom for Mom or Dad under your child’s seat compared to JetKids BedBox.
Jet Kids Bed Box is an approved carry-on size piece of luggage that has a 23L capacity and weighs 3.3 kg / 7.3 lbs.
Flyaway Kids Bed is considerably smaller and can be carried separately as a comfort item or packed with the rest of your carry-on luggage. It weighs 1.3 kg or 2.8 lbs, and measures 25cm x 25cm or 10 in x 10 in when deflated. It comes in a carry bag with a small handheld pump for inflating the product.
While JetKids Bed box is loved for it’s ride-on function in the airport, Flyaway Kids Bed wins for its kid-friendly features onboard the plane.
When your child isn’t sleeping, Flyaway Kids Bed is perfect for playing on as it features side arms that stop toys and coloring pencils from falling on the floor.
Flyaway Kids Bed can also be wiped clean during the flight, whereas the fabric mattress on Jet Kids Bed Box can only be hand-washed once you land.
We hope this helps you decide between these two products and wish you a wonderful flight!