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Flying With Children

How to Fly With Kids: 5 Items to Make the Ride a Little Smoother

U.S. News Travel | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Flying with kids is never ideal, and can feel more like a necessary evil than a vacation at times. Unfortunately, short of magically teleporting, there are few ways to move a family thousands of miles within a day's time, crossing oceans and time zones in the process.

The Mile Hell Club, or Flying With Children

Jennifer Meer | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Meer

Flying with young children is a test of your personal fortitude, the strength of your marriage and a direct challenge to your belief system in all that is holy and right. It's exhausting.

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

What I Noticed When I 'Stepped Away' From My Children

Cara McDonough | Posted 03.25.2014 | Parents
Cara McDonough

I like having a break. I like seeing my husband care for our children in his own way. But what I really like, I learned, is catching a glimpse of my little family through an innocent bystander's eyes.

The Good-Karma Guide to Holiday Travel

Stash Hotel Rewards | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Stash Hotel Rewards

The best test of whether your meditation class is paying off is seeing how you behave on no sleep and when you're late for a flight after the mustachioed, wrestler-turned-TSA agent tells you to follow him for a pat down.

Tips for Traveling With Children

Chris Lopinto | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
Chris Lopinto

Traveling with children can be a stressful time for parents, and surrounding passengers. Unlike environments that allow parents to simply "walk away" from a crowd if a child is disruptive, when traveling by plane, everyone is a captive audience with nowhere to go.

An Open Letter to the Non-Parents on My Flight

Conor Grennan | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents
Conor Grennan

I try to pretend that I am just like you, my non-parent friend. You've got nothing to fear! Not a thing in the wor-- no, Lucy! Don't eat that -- Lucy! What is that thing, anyway? Everything is going to be just fine. False alarm, my non-parent friend! False alarm!

Flying With Children Should Not Be Such An Ordeal

Chris VanDijk | Posted 11.14.2012 | Parents
Chris VanDijk

Ah, flying. Going to the airport and seeing the flight attendants in their pill box hats and the pilots with their air of nonchalant cool. For some reason, this is still the image we have in our heads. An image completely divorced from reality.

All About The 'Families Flying Together Act 2012'

Corinne McDermott | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Parents flying with small children have a new advocate in Washington.

Airlines Respond About Keeping Families Together

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.30.2012 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

I figured if an airline would not guarantee a young child be seated with their parent or guardian, they were in violation of their own unaccompanied minor policies. In order to get to the bottom of this, I reached out to the airlines.

How To Keep Babies Safe In The Air

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

Here's the crux of the issue that has stymied safety experts and pediatricians for years -- and has perhaps lulled parents into a false sense of security.

When A Kid Is Kicking Your Seat On A Plane

Corinne McDermott | Posted 09.19.2011 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Back in my pre-kids days, I remember having my seat kicked only once. From what I could overhear, the child (around eight or nine, I think), had been giving her mom a run for her money for quite some time.

5 Tips to Avoid Flying With Kids

Corinne McDermott | Posted 08.17.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Summer is almost here, which means travel. If the thought of a child as a fellow passenger is really so awful as to ruin your trip, here are some tips to avoid them as best as possible.

Tokyo Delights

Ondine Cohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

If you only get to do one thing in Tokyo make sure to head to the Meiji Shrine particularly on the weekend when there are weddings taking place and the brides are in gorgeous kimonos.

Five Things Flying With Kids Has Taught Me

Corinne McDermott | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Everyone seems to have on opinion on whether you should travel with young children. But our adventures as a family have bonded us, tested us, and opened up a whole new world to us.

Fear Of Flying... With a Toddler

Corinne McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

I was nervous. I rehearsed pointed retorts to any possible snide remarks. Vacations are exciting, but getting there is no longer half the fun. We were leaving on a jet plane with our daughter, then 20-months-old.

If You Thought You Could Get Away Without Buying Your Baby a Plane Seat, Think Again

Eileen Ogintz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Eileen Ogintz

A flight attendant once told me that babies are the only thing not required to be strapped in for take off and landing. You would have to purchase a seat, but wouldn't you pay any amount to keep your baby safe?