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Tips on flying

FLYING high: When flying with children, remember that children over two years of age will require a seat and may have to pay full fare.

Children under two can have their own seat and you may be able to bring your own car seat, but you must check the airline to ensure your brand is compatible. If your child is under six months, they will still need a ticket and usually there is a charge. Consider packing snacks or a lunch for your child on budget fl ights, as the in-flight service may be very expensive.

It can be difficult to get flights straight from Ireland. Take advantage of stopovers and win brownie points with the kids by taking in a theme park. If you are flying out through the UK, it could be worth adding to your trip by spending a day in Legoland Windsor. Prices start from € 27 for children and € 37 for adults, with under three's free. If connecting through Paris, spend an extra night and take a day trip to Disneyland Paris. It costs € 54 for adults, € 49 for children, while under three's are free.

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