Take A Seat: Tips For Comfort When Flying With Your Family

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If you are planning on taking a flight or going away with your family, there are some things to think about when it comes to a long flight. Children may struggle with boredom, strange noises, and the restraint typically involved in flying commercial or charter flights to your destination. There are a few things to keep in mind, particularly around seating on the plane, that can make a difference in how smooth getting there can be.

Some things to consider when planning and booking your family's flight include:

The question is: window or aisle? This remains a burning question for passengers everywhere; should you book a window or aisle seat on a flight? While watching out a window seems like a good distraction for young kids, it can be a hassle when they need to use the bathroom to climb over the passengers in your row. Many parents may book the aisle and window seat, leaving the middle-seat open in hopes that it doesn't get booked which will provide the perfect scenario for the flight.

Think about booking a bulkhead. The bulkhead seat might be a good place for you and your child to sit on a plane. There is more leg room, and since the seats are configured differently, you won't have to worry about your child kicking or disturbing the seat in front of them. Keep in mind, however, that these spots don't have under-the-seat storage, so all of your baggage will need to go in the overhead bins.

Spring for a child's ticket. Most flights allow passengers to bring children that sit on their laps for no additional charge, usually for kids under the age of two or that weigh a certain amount, typically 40-pounds or less. It is far safer to go ahead and buy your child a ticket, if possible, so that they are able to be safely restrained during take-off and landing. Also, this will provide much more room for your child during the flight, since they will have their own seat.

Go ahead and bring the car seat. If your kids are under the age of four, bring their car seats with them for the flight. If the seat has a label that indicates that it is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for flight travel, it will make the duration of the flight much more comfortable and safe for the child. This is only applicable when you have purchased a seat and bought a ticket for the child, not when they are riding in your lap.

Don't expect young children to act like mini-adults when stuck on a long, boring flight. Most passengers will expect some situations to arise, such as a crying baby or restless child. Instead, focus your energy on engaging and distracting your kids during the flight, and be prepared with snacks, books, or small toys ahead of time. Where you sit on a plane can impact the comfort and convenience of the flight, so use these tips to find the sweet-spot where you whole family can sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip. Contact a company like Wings Over Kississing for more info.


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