Pack This! Inflatable Airplane Seat Extension for Flying Kids

Pack This! Inflatable Airplane Seat Extension for Flying Kids

When I saw the “family couch” introduced by China Airlines was recently discontinued, I wanted to offer up an alternative to help flying kids sleep soundly on long flights–on any airline. Unfortunately, the BedBox (recommended here), which turns a kid-size rolling suitcase into a small bed or leg rest, is packing a hefty price tag…

Need to Know: Flying Gulf Air with a Baby or Toddler

Need to Know: Flying Gulf Air with a Baby or Toddler

Are you considering flying Gulf Air with a baby or toddler–or any kids under 12? Lucky you! Most of the airlines featured in this Need-to-Know Airlines series so far are here for very specific reasons–the kind of reasons that might be deal-breakers for the family flying with babies or toddlers. In the case of Gulf…

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…

Should the FAA force parents to buy seats for babies and toddlers?

Should the FAA force parents to buy seats for babies and toddlers?

Join the conversation! Please, share your own thoughts on this with a comment below this post. In case you haven’t yet heard, there is a petition circulating in an effort to end the practice of allowing babies and toddlers less than 2 years old to fly as “lap children” on airplanes in the U.S.  While…

Say no to juice for flying toddlers, say yes to a fruit tea “cocktail”

Say no to juice for flying toddlers, say yes to a fruit tea “cocktail”

As I’ve warned many parents in the past, you can’t always expect regular milk to be available on flights–even on those with breakfast service, the only “milk” product offered may be a powder to lighten the color of your coffee. Fruit juice, however, is almost always available on flights and is, unfortunately, almost always the first thing flight attendants offer young children. Let’s…