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Child Car Seat Information

This section of our website has been created to help those clients travelling with children and provides information regarding child car seats.

Many of our existing clients prefer to take their own car seats for peace of mind when travelling abroad so that they can be confident on arrival that they have the correct fitting seat for their child and the knowledge on how to fit the seat securely. Staff at most car rental agencies are advised not to assist in the fitting of car seats as it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Please note: The cars seats provided by our suppliers meet each individual country’s requirements/regulations which can differ from UK standards.

For more information on car child seat laws around the world visit www.childcarseats.org.uk and click on the other countries tab.


Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus

There is a baggage limit of 20kg per passenger. On short haul services a fully collapsible push-chair is allowed free of charge. All other baggage must be included in the accompanying adult's baggage allowance. The excess baggage charge is 9 Euros per kg. On transatlantic or long haul flights in addition to a fully collapsible push-chair infants are also entitled to one piece of baggage. The push-chair must be checked in with the baggage and can be handed down at the gate if required. More Info


Alitalia

Alitalia

Car seats will be charged as extra and the excess baggage charge is 12 Euros per kg. More Info


British Airways

British Airways

Regardless of whether they have a seat or not, infants under 2 years can check in one fully collapsible pushchair (stroller) and one car seat free of charge. More Info


easyJet

easyJet

It is the accompanying person's responsibility to ensure that the minor is adequately secured into the aircraft seat. To this end easyJet will accept a car seat supplied by the accompanying person for any child over six months for whom an airline seat has been purchased, provided that the car seat has a rigid metal or plastic frame, is no wider than 42cm, includes lap, shoulder and crotch straps, and is upright and forward facing. If you decide to check your car seat in as excess baggage, please note that each passenger is allowed 20kg of hold baggage and the excess baggage fee is £9 per kg. More Info


First Choice

First Choice

For the safety and comfort of your infant, you can bring an approved child’s car seat on board for children aged between six months and three years. Your child will need his or her own airfare for this, and this will be charged at the appropriate child price. Purchasing a child’s airfare for your infant also means that he or she will be entitled to their own baggage allowance, in which the car seat will be included. More Info


Flybe

Flybe

Passengers carrying a car seat or a booster seat must check these items in as an item of baggage. There is no charge for the carriage of either pushchairs,prams or car seats. More Info


Monarch

Monarch

Infants receive a 10kg baggage allowance (subject to payment of hold / checked-in baggage charges); however pushchairs, prams and car seats should be accepted for carriage free of charge in addition to the baggage allowance.. More Info


Iberia

Iberia

Infants are allowed one piece of baggage up to 23kg plus a push chair. Children who are not yet 2 years of age and who do not occupy a seat will pay 10% of the fare. Excess baggage fees can be anything between 3.50 Euros per kg and 105 Euros per 23 kg, depending on where you are flying to. More Info


KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

For a child under 2 years of age without his or her own seat, you may check in one piece of baggage weighing no more than 10kg free of charge. Excess baggage fees are between 2 Euros and 30 Euros per kg per one-way depending on where you are flying to. If a seat has been reserved for your child, you may bring your own car/child seat aboard on the condition that it fits between the armrests of the aircraft seat (42 cm/16.5 inches). Only child seats that display no defects and that carry a visible seal of approval awarded by the European Union or an official government agency may be taken aboard. More Info


Ryanair

Ryanair

They will carry one push chair free of charge so the checked in car seat will incur an excess baggage fee. Baggage fees are range from £8 (online) to £16 (over the phone) per additional item per one way will apply. More Info


TAP Portugal

TAP Portugal

Up to 10kg of hold luggage is allowed for children less than 2 years of age. Excess baggage is charged at 5 Euros per kg. Use of a baby seat of the car baby seat type is required on flights operated by TAP (only applicable in cases in which you wish to reserve a seat for your baby). A car-type infant seat is accepted and placed on a regular cabin seat (front or rear facing), subject to the conditions outlined on their website. More Info


Thomson

Thomson

Infants do not get a baggage allowance, but Thomson will carry a folding pushchair free of charge but a car seat will incur an extra charge. Excess baggage fees are £17.50 per 5kg, which can be purchased in advance to cover the excess baggage costs of the child seat. If you pay the additional charge at the desk at the airport ,this is generally around £10 per kg and they will charge you each way. There is no extra charge for using a car seat, but if you choose this option, your infant will now be using a seat on the aircraft, and so you will have to pay either the usual child's air fare or the child price set for your accommodation, whichever is lower. A full deposit is needed, but your child is entitled to a full baggage allowance. More Info


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