As most of you know I am a true lover of Flying with Kids! Going on an adventure with your family is the stuff dreams are made of. But it can be stressful. How do I pack? How do I carry a car seat? What do I do when we are stuck in the airport for hours on end?
I have answered all these and many more in my book Flying with Kids. You can purchase the kindle version on Amazon. Or you can get the ebook delivered to your email for free by entering your email address below. I have also blogged a lot of these answers (check out the book to get EVERYTHING) in past posts.
When someone asks me questions about flying with their children for the first time I get freakishly excited! I remember my first time flying with our son. Despite my 6 years as a flight attendant and my husband being an airline pilot I was still so nervous about taking my 6 month old flying alone. But it was the greatest experience. We had an amazing trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma and thus began our love affair with travel. Our family adventures have taken us to Fort Wayne, Chicago, New York, and even Paris.
When you are getting ready to fly, one of the biggest areas of prep would be packing! Packing correctly isn’t just important so that you don’t forget something, but also so that you have some organization. I have a free downloadable packing list for all my new subscribers. I have made a Youtube video of me packing for three of us in one carry-on suitcase.
I frequently get asked about flying with car seats. The biggest thing to know is if your car seat is allowed on aircraft. Also, car seats can’t be placed just anywhere on a plane. Please check out my car seats post!
Did you know that children under 12 don’t have to take off their shoes? I have lots of tips for getting through airport security with children.
Flights get delayed! Often! Some of my tips for handling flight delays with kids come from lots of experience with handling flight delays.
There are more and more airports adding play areas for children. Check to see if your airport has made the list yet.
If you are flying with medication, make sure you know the proper way to do this to save time in the security line.
If you will be flying internationally, a little prep time in the beginning can save you a lot of hassle in the long run.
I hope that this helps answer any of your questions on flying with kids. If not, please message me on any of my social media channels, or comment here and I will do my very best to help you out.
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