HOW TO TRAVEL BY PLANE WITH CHILDREN
For many, air travel is the most convenient and safe way to travel. However, often moms and dads deny themselves of this pleasure due to the fact that supposedly traveling with children is fraught with difficulties, inconvenience, discomfort for others. Such an opinion is not justified by anything – you can easily and comfortably fly with small children! And how to prepare for such a flight, read our new article.
How much is
The cost of children’s air tickets is definitely lower than adults. Special rates for children created:
• 0–2 years (Infant): one-tenth of the adult fare, without space. On some flights there is a free flight for a child.
• From 2 to 11 years old (child): half the cost of an adult fare, with a seat.
• From 12 years old: adult ticket.
Documents for travel with a child
For a trip abroad, prepare a package of children’s documents:
• passport of the child;
• child’s air ticket;
• visa (if needed)
Air flight with children
The main thing in traveling with children is for parents to remain calm, balanced, confident. What you need for this:
• Early booking of tickets to choose the most suitable seats for you and your baby on the plane.
• Try to buy tickets for crowded flights. According to statistics, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – the days when people are least likely to fly.
• Choose flights at the time of the day when your little ones are calmer: for some it’s morning, for others it’s afternoon.
• Schedule an early arrival at the airport to be among the first to get in the queue to check in and get on the plane.
• Wear bright clothes for babies so that if necessary they are easy to find among people.
• Do not hesitate to ask the air staff that, if possible, there are no neighbors in the seats, passengers – change places, flight attendants – apply warm water for infant formula, turn – let you pass through customs control first. In most cases, people calmly go to meet passengers with children.
• Do not forget that there are mother’s and child’s rooms at the airports where you can safely feed or change your baby’s clothes, while the flight attendants have pencils, coloring books and toys.
What to take with you
So that the child in flight does not feel discomfort, was full and is busy with something, grab a plane:
• light and comfortable children’s clothing, easy-to-remove shoes, change of T-shirts and pants;
• snack during the flight: even if you have a special children’s menu ordered, put your children’s favorite foods (apples, oranges, bananas, cookies) in your handbag;
• new toys that can distract the child for a longer time;
• a tablet w
• wet wipes so that you can wipe the pens and face of the baby;
• the most necessary drugs (antipyretic, antiallergic, painkillers).
When can I start flying?
The main thing – do not be afraid to fly with babies! By the way, it is easier with newborn babies to fly in flight than with inquisitive three-year-olds. Here are some more important points.
• Order a cradle when buying air tickets – do not keep the baby on your lap all the time! Another good option is: carrying backpack, baby sling, car seat. Infants will comfortably sleep over the entire flight in the usual conditions.
• For your information: the stroller is allowed by many airlines for free transportation.
• Everyone knows the effect of take-off and landing, when due to pressure drops lays his ears. Small children also experience discomfort, often pointing to their ears. The best way out is to drink: for babies – from a bottle with a dummy, for older children – from a drinking cup. You can give suck candy.
• Food (milk, infant formula, water, juice) for an infant can be taken on a flight just as long as it may be needed during the flight.
Independent flight of the child
It turns out that a child is allowed to fly independently from the age of five. The administration of the airlines assumes customs inspection, boarding and transfer of the child upon arrival to the person who is authorized to meet him.
We at AvesTravel will help you organize the perfect vacation with your child: we will select the most comfortable hotel, consider the details of the flight and other nuances. Just tell us about your dream vacation and we will arrange it for you!