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 your airlines Terms & Conditions for travelling with a child car seat, booster seat, buggy or pushchair. For a brief overview of the different airlines policies on travelling with baby equipment and child baggage allowances check our page.