Do infants and babies need I.D. for domestic flights? It’s a definite maybe.
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Do infants and babies need I.D. for domestic flights? It’s a definite maybe.

Sure, all babies need passports to fly over the U.S. border and back (and possibly a notarized letter of consent). But if you think you can slip through airport check-in and onto the plane for a domestic flight without presenting any identification for your child under 2 years old? You might be making a costly…

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Pack this! Organic baby food pouches for travel by plane, train, or car

True confessions: Not sure what exactly I would find in Thailand, especially after we headed out of Bangkok, I packed several glass jars of organic baby food in a heavy-duty Ziploc bag in one of our checked suitcases. Did it add a bit of extra weight? Heck ya. Did any of it break or leak?…

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Should more airlines ban babies from first class – or business class?

It was a smooth take-off for the 10+ hour flight on which my family had been split into two separate rows by the airline. The baby and I sat in our window seat on the bulkhead row, where a bassinet could later be mounted, while an eastern European couple returning from their honeymoon occupied the two seats…

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Ask Shelly: Top 5 tips for flying with a newborn baby?

Flying with my 5-week-old. Oh, I had a lot to learn! Shelly, My first child will be born in June. We are a military family so we fly everywhere all the time. Right now we are stationed in Juneau, Alaska. Grandparents live in TX and IL. Our biggest questions are about flying with newborns. What’s…

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How to dish out some romance on your next family vacation

There’s nothing like a little baby vomit or a diaper blow-out to put a mom in the mood for romance. And when it happens at the beginning of a 10-hour flight, let’s just say Cupid ought to high-tail it to the next hotel if he knows what’s good for him. Sleep-deprived parents with babies and tots have…