What is BedBox®?
BedBox® is primarily a premium ride-on suitcase. It is the ultimate travel gadget for children up to approximately 6-7 years. It is your child’s hand luggage & ride-on suitcase, with an integrated bed/leg-rest feature. All in the very same box.
BedBox® is developed by a former aircraft engineer, pilot, parents and frequent travelers, in cooperation with one of the best design agencies in Norway. It has a clean aviation-inspired and Scandinavian design, and it’s swivel wheels makes it easy to maneuver. In addition, it has a unique and patented bed/leg-rest feature, which makes it one of a kind.
The bed/leg-rest feature of the BedBox® looks so comfortable! Does it compromise safety?
No, we believe using the bed/leg-rest feature of the BedBox® properly does quite the opposite. On a long flight, either we like it or not, children will naturally become tired and will eventually need to rest or sleep. Traditionally, this has been solved by letting children sleep across a seat row like this (or even on the floor!). Although sleeping across a seat row is widely accepted and usually not a problem, it is not optimum in case of unexpected turbulence. Using the bed/leg rest feature of the BedBox® will better allow using the aircraft seat belt, while still having a super comfortable place to sleep or rest.
Is there any limitations for using the bed/leg-rest feature during air travel?
Yes, it is intended to be used during the cruise portion of the flight only, and must be stowed away during taxi, take-off, landing or turbulence.
Can the BedBox® be used on any aircraft seat?🤔💺
BedBox® should be used on window seats on single aisle aircrafts. If flying on wide-body aircrafts with twin aisle, it should preferably be used on either window seats, or on the middle seats, if sitting in the middle row, between the aisles.
Can the BedBox® be used on other than air travels?
Yes, the BedBox is the perfect travel companion, and can in many cases be used as a comfortable leg rest on trains and ferries.
Is it difficult to use?
No. It is quite easy to use, by following these instructions.
Is BedBox® FAA/EASA/CASA approved?
The BedBox® does not require a specific approval from the aviation authorities. It is primarily a premium hand luggage dimensioned ride-on suitcase designed to make the travel experience better and more comfortable, and the bed/leg-rest feature should only be used during the cruise portion of the flight. Utilizing the bed/leg-rest feature is the same as some of you might have done before: putting a regular suitcase in front of the seat, with some pillows & blankets on top of it, to make up a comfortable seating.
The FAA (US), EASA (Europe) and CASA (Australia), all base their regulations on ICAO guidelines so that most of the regulations are standardized. Placing a BedBox® in front of the seat to make up a comfortable seating is not a violation of these standard International guidelines and practices, as long as its limitations are respected. These limitations will also apply to many other personal products brought on board, as well as most baby bassinets which is provided by some airlines. The baby bassinets provided by some airlines will on the other hand be subject to a specific approval since it is a part of the aircraft inventory, but that is another story.
With the BedBox®, we wanted to create a unique product that is stylish, universal, easy to maneuver and fun to ride. And we added a patented seat extension feature to it, which makes it one of a kind.
Can the BedBox® be used during turbulence?
No, just like most baby bassinets that you will find on some limited number of aircrafts, it shall not be used during turbulence. However, to better secure towards unexpected turbulence, we recommend always using the seat belt in combination with the use of BedBox®, and use the strap to secure the BedBox® in place. (See photo)
What is the maximum length for using the bed/leg-rest feature in a typical aircraft seat?
Some airlines have better seat pitch than others. Seat pitch is usually between 82-90 cm. The BedBox can be used as a comfortable leg rest for children up to 120-130cm. Children up to 100-110 cm might also be able to curl up a little and lay down comfortably on the side.
Is there enough space for other items in the suitcase?
Yes, the mattress does not take up much volume, so there is plenty of space for other favorite items as well. The total capacity of the BedBox® is 20 liters.
In which direction should the child be positioned when using the bed/leg-rest feature?
We recommend a position with the feet towards the seat in front (like this). This will better allow using the seatbelt in combination with bed/leg-rest feature of the BedBox®. Even though this is not a strict requirement, it is always recommended and a good practice to use the seatbelt whenever seated.
What happens if the seat in front is reclined? Will it affect normal usage of the bed/leg-rest feature?
This has been tested on many different economy seats with a normal recline angle. Since the platform height of the BedBox® is so low, and close to the rotation/hinge point of the backrest of the seat in front, this will usually not be a problem.
Are the wheels lockable?
No, the wheels are not lockable. To secure the BedBox® in place, we recommend using the shoulder/pulling strap, as you can see on this photo.
Can the BedBox® be used on bulkhead seats? (Without a seat in front)
The BedBox is primarily designed to be used between two seat rows, as this will give better support and stability. However, if the BedBox is properly secured to the aircraft seat with the help of the strap, it is possible to use it on bulkhead seats.
Does every airline approve it? Do you have an overview of which that don’t?
No, an airline is a private property, and can deny basically whatever they want onboard. Even your shoes! Many airlines and crew quickly see all the benefits of a comfort device such as the BedBox, and will approve its use. Happy and well rested children is important for them as well💤🙂 However, some will currently not. Final decision will rest with the crew. For more information, please read this article.
What should I do if I am denied using the BedBox during the flight?
Even if this is frustrating, we recommend that you always follow the Cabin Crews instructions, and stow it away even if you don’t agree. However, you could always remind them kindly of the following:
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