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Flying With Kids

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 07.21.2014 | 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 06.16.2014 | 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...

Why Bad Parents Oppose Kid-Free Flights

Keli Goff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Keli Goff

There are parents who believe their children should be welcome everywhere -- even in places where people are willing to pay not to be near them.

What Airline Takes Care Of Infants?

George Hobica | Posted 04.05.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Flying internationally? If there's a choice, you definitely want to choose a foreign-based airline over a U.S.-based one.

Another Airline Creates Kid-Free Areas

Posted 02.19.2013 | Travel

UPDATE 2/4/2013: AirAsia X (AirAsia's long-haul branch) has officially launched its "Quiet Zone" seats reserved for passengers over 12 years of age, r...

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!

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.

The Real Secret to Flying With Children

Melissa Sher | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Melissa Sher

A recent survey of every single person on the planet asked, "What's your greatest fear?" One hundred percent of respondents gave the same answer: Being seated next to a baby on a plane.

Antsy Toddler Kicked Off Flight

AP | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel

UPDATE: Mark Yanchuck, the father of the toddler kicked off an Alaska Airlines flight, says his son Daniel was being fussy, but was wearing his seat ...

7 Tips For Flying With Young Kids

Diya Luke | Posted 02.20.2012 | Travel
Diya Luke

It may not be as smooth as a business trip, but traveling with toddlers can be less exhausting by making a few adjustments.

Of Course He Flies For Free, He's Just Big For His Age

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

How old are your children? Are they always the age you say they are?

10 Best Tips For Family Friendly Travel!

Soultravelers3 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soultravelers3

Can international family travel or long term travel really be family friendly travel and even easy or cheap? We say yes of course, because we have b...