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Flying With Kids

Playing on Planes: In-Flight Entertainment Tips for Flying With Kids

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andeep Singh, documentarian and television and Web video producer I flew my first plane at age 6. Well, kind of. It was on a tran...

A Survival Guide for Flying with a Baby for the First Time

Corinne McDermott | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Whether it's for a family vacation or visiting relatives, air travel is a necessity for passengers of all ages. Infants and toddlers CAN travel well, so long as their travel companions are well-prepared.

A New Call for Car Seats on Planes

Corinne McDermott | Posted 07.08.2015 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Just before Christmas 2012, six-month-old Isaac Appaqaq died in a plane crash. When the Perimeter Aviation twin engine turbo prop aircraft he was onboard overran the runway, little Isaac was the only fatality.

Toddler Flies Upside Down, Loves Every Second Of It

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News

Turbulence? This toddler laughs in the face of it. Four-year-old Léa Langumier has been flying with her dad, Raphael, since she was 2. And though ...

9 Ways To Be A Decent Human Being On Your Next Flight

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel

Whether it's a weekday or the busiest weekend of the year, flying can be a terrible experience. There is one easy way to make the process a little bit...

Essential Baby Travel Gear Picks from Family Travel Bloggers

Corinne McDermott | Posted 06.05.2015 | Travel
Corinne McDermott

Don't even think about postponing your summer travel ideas because you've got a baby in tow. These picks for essential baby travel gear, from those who make a living toting their tots, will help lighten the load.

Flying With My Toddler

Kaitlyn Jones | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Kaitlyn Jones

The passenger sitting in front me decides even though he isn't sleeping, he is going to take whatever legal space he can get in economy. My injured child wails from the pain of the seat pushed on her head while my bladder lets loose from the pressure of her cranium in my pelvis.

Mom: United Airlines Kicked My Family Off Flight Because My Daughter Has Autism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

An Oregon woman says she plans to sue United Airlines after her family was kicked off a flight last week during an unscheduled landing, which the woma...

12 Family Vacation Tips For Traveling With Young Children

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Traveling with children isn't easy. There are fights over beds, electronics and pool toys. Things won't always go your way, the weather won't always be perfect and your accommodations won't always be ideal. But choose gratefulness instead of bitterness. People notice.

8 Mobile Apps that Will Make You Love Your Next Layover

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whether you want to find the nearest airport lounge or yoga room, or just need help getting rebooked, you'll find your next layover more bearable with these apps at your fingertips.

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.

Say Adios to the Babymoon and Embrace Adventure With Kids

Carrie Visintainer | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Carrie Visintainer

I always find that my kids can hike farther, climb higher or process deeper than I might think. It's the most beautiful thing to watch them adapt, learn, make friends in new places and begin to understand the concept of empathy.

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.

Vacation Travel Tips for Parents With Young Kids

Vincent Daly | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

By default, children view parents as resident experts of the universe. Although kids possess the capacity to thrive when exposed to new experiences, they still seek the security of Mom and Dad when dealing with the unknown.

Family Asked To Deboard Plane After Dad Sends Tweet Criticizing Gate Agent

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.24.2014 | Parents

A Minnesota dad isn't exactly feeling the "LUV" after he and his two kids were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight last weekend following confusi...

Books, Apps and Activities to Help Special Needs Children Prepare for Air Travel

Meg Harris | Posted 09.20.2014 | Travel
Meg Harris

The first trip on an airplane can be exciting but also intimidating. Often books are a great way of preparing children for an unknown experience.

3-Year-Old Allegedly Forced To Urinate In Seat On Plane: A Flight Attendant's Perspective

Sara Keagle | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Sara Keagle

You may think that because I'm a flight attendant, I'm going to side with the flight attendant, but in this instance, I am not. As a mom and a flight attendant, I completely disagree with the way this was handled.

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.

How to Enjoy Your Spring Break With Kids (Hint: Put Your Phone Down)

Megan Morton | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

we are sitting with our lounge chairs sinking into the tide. The sun is setting and we are sipping frosty Coronas. Two sun-kissed little boys run and dip into the waves, wielding their sand shovels. Our little boys. We have figured it out. How to vacation with kids.

How Sharing Pringles Saved My Flight to Hawaii

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 05.19.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

On a recent trip to Hawaii, during the first six-hour leg and headed to Arizona, I settled in and looked forward to a relaxing flight. Until two children took the seats next to me.

The Real Reason Moms Need Vacations

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

Common wisdom has it that moms need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo.

How Not to Fly With a Toddler

John Corcoran | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
John Corcoran

For those who haven't had the pleasure of doing it, taking an energetic 2-year-old on an airplane feels kind of like transporting a sack of live bees. He's constantly moving, other passengers don't want to sit too close to you and every once in awhile, you get stung.

Trapped on a Plane With an in-Flight Movie: 6 Ways to Deal

Common Sense Media | Posted 06.09.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

You're trapped on an airplane playing a movie on the drop-down screen that's totally wrong for your kids. Here are some ways to address the problem.

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.

The Best Airports For Kids

Posted 03.25.2013 | Travel

Traveling is, in and of itself, no easy feat. So, adding little ones into the equation is enough to make a family want to stay home. We know that ther...