A MOTHER has revealed how she always manages to get extra space on flights despite having SEVEN kids.

Flying with children is a struggle, but by knowing what you're entitled to before you fly, you could make things much easier for yourself.

Corrina Stone has seven kids, but still loves to travel and knows how to make sure she has all the room she needs whenever she flies, and for minimum cost.

She revealed how she uses her small passengers' size to her own advantage, in order to gain extra seat space.

She told the Irish Examiner that by booking infants onto a plane for a child rate, you get a seat which you can use to put your things on, while your small child can sit on your lap for the journey.

She said: "If you’re flying short-haul with an infant under two years old, you pay a flat infant fare of about €25 or £25 for them to sit on your lap for the duration of the flight.

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"However, you can buy a child fare for your infant instead, ensuring you have a seat for them. They will still have to be on your knee for take-off and landing. 

"Not only will this mean you have extra room during the flight but sometimes the child fare is cheaper than the infant fare.

"You just need to contact the airline after booking to advise them that the child ticket is for an infant."

As part of a big family, Corrina knows how easy it is to be separated on plane journeys, with several airlines now charging to book seats.

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However, she still refuses to pay for seating and says her family has never been split up yet.

Instead, she recommends setting an alarm for the moment online check-in opens, so that you can be among the first to be given a seat for the journey.

She says this increases your chances of being sat next to the people with whom you are flying.

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