Did you know that many airlines let you check in a car seat AND a pushchair for free, in additional to your usual luggage?

Hiring a car is costly enough without having the additional cost of around £5/day for a child car seat, even if you decide to grab a ride with a taxi, you’ll be expected to pay a premium for a child car seat, on top of the journey cost.

There is however two simple options, you can either hire one from the airport for less than half the cost of the car hire companies, or you can simply take your own… at no extra cost!

So, which airlines let you check-in for free?

Aer Lingus

Car seat (or booster seat or travel cot) and buggy

Air France

Car seat and buggy - though if buggy exceeds dimensions (55 x 35 x 25cm), it replaces the hand luggage allowance for the child

British Airways

Car seat and buggy (if it's fully collapsible) for children up to age 11

Cathay Pacific

Car seat and buggy (if it's fully collapsible)

Delta

Car seat and buggy

EasyJet

Car seat and buggy - can't weigh more than 32kgs combined

Emirates

Car seat and buggy (if it's fully collapsible). If your baby's sat on your lap, you'll need to check the car seat. But if they have a seat, you can bring it on board

First Choice

Car seat - you can also bring a buggy but only if you've bought a seat for your child

Jet2.com

Car seat and buggy - can't weigh more than 10kgs combined

Monarch

Car seat and/or buggy - you can bring both if your child is under two

Norwegian

Car seat and buggy

Qantas

Car seat and buggy

Qatar Airlines

One item per infant - can be a child seat, buggy or travel cot

Ryanair

Car seat and buggy

Singapore Airlines

Car seat and buggy (if it's fully collapsible)

Thomas Cook

Car seat and buggy

Thomson

Car seat and buggy are free to check in but if you bring both, one will count against your baggage allowance

United Airlines

Car seat and buggy

Virgin Atlantic

Car seat and buggy (if it's fully collapsible)