Child Car Seats, Booster Seats & Pushchairs
Many parents prefer the re-assurance of taking their child’s own car seat or booster seat with them when they travel.
Your car rental company will have the facility to book child car seats and booster seats at the time of booking. However, the rental company may not have the right size seat available when you arrive, especially if you are travelling with a young baby.
For peace of mind we would always recommend taking your child’s own car seat if possible. You may also be able to use your child’s booster seat on the airplane but it is best to check with your airline whether this is possible.
In the main, airlines do not charge for your infant’s car seat, booster seat, buggy or pushchair and they do not form part of your checked luggage allowance.
Airlines differ in their allowances and some allow you to carry 2 items free of charge. These items can be dropped off at the Bag Drop Center or alternatively your child’s pushchair can be taken to the boarding gate or aircraft door.
Please check your airline’s allowance for children’s equipment and pre-book if necessary, for it to be placed in the hold, together with your luggage.
Any child car seat, booster seat or pushchair which is put in the airplane hold can be collected from your flight’s luggage carousel in the arrivals hall.
Check out the airlines policy for travelling with a child car seat, booster seat, buggy and pushchair below:
Ryanair – Baby Equipment
You can carry 2 items of baby equipment free of charge per child – 1 pushchair plus one of the following items: car seat or booster seat or travel cot.
On arrival at the airport the 2 free items of baby equipment will be tagged for travel at one of the Bag Drop Desks, which close 40 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time.
Children’s pushchairs can be used up to the aircraft steps and after landing the pushchair will be available at the aircraft steps (provided local conditions allow this).
EasyJet – Baby Equipment
For every infant (even if on your lap) or young child you can take up to two of the following items free of charge: travel cot, pushchair, double pushchairs, buggy, car seat, collapsible or non-collapsible pram, booster seat, baby back carrier.
The items you’ll need between check-in and boarding e.g. buggy can usually be taken to the boarding gate or aircraft door as appropriate but do check local airport regulations as these can differ.
You can take car seats onto the aircraft if you’ve arranged this facility.
If you wish to take more than 2 of these items per infant or young child, they can be purchased as hold luggage.
Jet2 – Baby Equipment
Collapsible pushchairs/buggies or children’s car seats up to a total maximum weight of 10kg (for both items) do not form part of the baggage allowance and may be carried free of charge on a limited release basis as checked luggage.
If the combined weight is more than 10kg, excess baggage charges will apply.
There must be an infant or child on the booking.
Monarch Airlines – Baby Equipment
Customers travelling with infants who have either purchased baggage for their scheduled flight or have baggage included in their holiday package, qualify for an extra 10 kg of hold baggage.
The 10kg additional baggage allowance can be combined with the adult 20kg allowance in one piece of baggage, subject to hold bag fee. Alternatively, the additional 20kg can be carried in a separate bag which will be exempt from any further charges. Note, Monarch will not accept a single bag that weighs more than 32 kg.
Pushchairs, prams and car seats will continue to be carried free of charge. Travel cots will be weighed as part of the 10 kg allowance. Pushchairs and car seats will come through with all other luggage on the baggage belt inside the terminal.
Thomas Cook Airlines – Baby Equipment
A child younger than two years of age on arrival back into the UK, who will be travelling on your lap, may bring three of the following items free of charge:
- 10 kg baggage allowance
- a stroller/pushchair
- a travel cot
- a car seat (checked in to the hold)
If all four are required, one item would be part of any pre-purchased hold baggage weight allowance on the same booking. Please remember that an infant does not have a hand baggage allowance.
If an Infant has been booked in a seat, the 10 kg baggage allowance no longer applies.
A stroller or pushchair and car seat are still available for carriage free of charge.
All other items would need to be part of any pre-purchased weight allowance on the same booking. A hand baggage allowance would apply if a seat has been booked.
British Airways – Baby Equipment
Your child will have the same free checked baggage allowance as you, which will vary depending on which cabin you are travelling in.
If you are travelling with an infant (under 2), they are given one free checked bag, as per the adult weight and size limit for that travel class.
You cannot combine your baggage allowances, so please make sure you know the number of bags per person, plus size and weight limits for checked bags.
In addition you can also take these items for your infant or child, free of charge:
- one fully-collapsible pushchair (stroller) and
- one car seat
If you have a small, fully collapsible and lightweight pushchair/stroller (with maximum dimensions of 117cm x 38cm x 38cm/46in x 15in x 15in when the pushchair is collapsed), you’ll be able to take this right to the aircraft door at most airports.
You may take the car seat on board the aircraft, if you have booked a seat for your infant or child and intend to secure the car seat into it.
Please check car seat dimensions and safety requirements so that you know your car seat will fit safely into the aircraft seat.
Vueling Airlines – Baby Equipment
At the check-in desk you can, at no additional cost check in a total of 2 extra items (pushchair, cradle or cot).
Because we know that your child and his or her buggy are inseparable, you can take it right to the door of the plane!