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Offline flopnfly

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Kids and Airports - three Helpful Tips
« on: February 16, 2011, 08:02:40 AM »
Kids and Airports - Three Helpful Tips

    * by Doug O'Neill
    * Feb 14, 2011

Winter break is almost upon us. For lucky Canadian families, that means an escape to somewhere warm, if not downright hot. It also means a trip to the airport. And that's the downside.

Getting kids through the airport can be challenging, so we turned to our friend at Travelocity, the ever-helpful Roaming Gnome, for some help.

Compliments of our friends at Travelocity, here are three tips to take make the airport experience for you and your children a little less stressful:

    Consider flight times: A 6 a.m. flight may not be suitable for younger children. Consider booking non-stop flights, rather than changing planes with your kids and carry-on in tow.

    Speed-up airport check-in: Whiz through airport check-in by gate-checking bulkier items, such as strollers, and preparing effectively for security check-in points. If youíre travelling internationally, have your kids wear comfortable and easy slip-on shoes as opposed to sandals or lace up runners as they will have to remove them for security. And donít forget to take advantage of web check-in when itís available.

    When travelling think about food and hydration: The last thing you want is a cranky youngster on your hands. To avoid tantrums, pack an empty plastic drink bottle ahead of time and have the flight attendant fill it up during the flight. And keep a supply of snacks like Cheerios and fruit rollups with you, in case the kids get hungry.

    (Source: Travelocity Canada)
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Re: Kids and Airports - three Helpful Tips
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011, 08:21:24 AM »
Thanks for the tips.  They can also be applied to husbands.   :ROFL:

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Re: Kids and Airports - three Helpful Tips
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 11:45:21 AM »
Sedation for some husbands, lol
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Re: Kids and Airports - three Helpful Tips
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 07:58:33 AM »
Those are helpful tips for anyone!

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Re: Kids and Airports - three Helpful Tips
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2011, 09:30:25 AM »
Just saw a commercial on TV last night, for "Boost Mobile" and the gist was, they dressed up their kid like a dog, and put him in a pet carrier to fly..

Don't we all wish that SOME people had thought of that, before they boarded the plane!   :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
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