Tips for Flying With Kids:: Keep it Fun {and} Relaxed

by Tina on October 30, 2013

in family, Travel

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We’ve all likely seen them… those families with kids who arrive in a frazzled rush to the gate with one kid hanging on a hip, the other screaming in the stroller, with a trail of cheerios in their wake.  Then they get on the airplane and more chaos ensues as pacifiers fly down the aisle from an angry little one while Dad’s shhh gets louder and louder as the noise of the unhappy traveler escalates.  I’ve seen those families and I’m not proud to admit it, but at times I’ve been the one with the screaming kid you would not have wanted to sit next to.

Traveling with kids can be pretty intimidating, even for seasoned travelers.  We’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the years to not only make our kids willing travelers, but very happy ones, too.  I was delighted to read through this free e-book from  CheapFlights, a company that we have actually used quite a bit lately because it really has saved us a ton of money, that includes many of those tips and tricks.  It is a super helpful guide for families traveling with kids and is usefully divided by age so parents can quickly find the information they need.  With the holidays quickly approaching and the highest season of travel nearly upon us, it is definitely worth checking out!

 

Photo: Styled and Photographed by Tina Fussell

Provided by CheapFlights.  All opinions are my own.

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Zoe Willis October 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Oh, how fabulously useful and timely! I’ve a 24-hour long haul with a toddler pending in the new year. Last time I did that trip was with a nursing 5-month old. I think the latter will prove easier than the former so any and all help gratefully received.

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Tina November 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

Wow, 24 hours with a toddler! I know you can do it! I hope this post helps you. Where are you heading?

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kelleyn October 30, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Sadly, I have been one of those families. When we were coming back from Switzerlad 5 years ago, my then 18 month old was not thrilled at the prospect of sitting on a plane for 9 hours. The flight was warm and he didn’t want to eat any of the food I had prepared for him nor the airplane food. Then I made the mistake of giving our extra pacifier to a man who was traveling alone and his baby was screaming. It was a mess and the man behind me told me to drug my child.

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Tina November 1, 2013 at 11:35 am

Wow, that sounds like a crazy adventure! When our oldest was a baby we lost her pacifier on a flight and it was disastrous. From then on we traveled with 5-6 of them and a few duplicate favorite animals. At least these stories get funnier as time goes by 🙂

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