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With the Oakland Airport just 12 minutes from my front door, my family flies Southwest Airlines a lot. Southwest is often a favorite airline of flying families as well, and with good reason. Since it has different rules and practices than other airlines, however, it can sometimes trip up inexperienced flyers, especially travelers with kids. …

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One of the many challenges of air travel with toddlers is deciding how to best transport the milk, juice, or other liquids they need. Although TSA allows parents with babies and toddlers to bring liquids in excess of 3.4 ounces, the reality is that the process is still far from easy. If you bring milk or other liquids with …

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When Southwest Airlines announced plans to fly to Hawaii in fall 2017, fans began hoarding Rapid Rewards points with palm trees and mai tais on the brain. As frequent Southwest flyer who travels often to the Aloha State from my home base in Northern California, I was pretty excited myself. Flights began in March 2019. …

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I talk a lot about flying with kids on this site, but what if you are ready for your child to fly without you? Each year, millions of parents trust their kids to the airlines, allowing them to fly solo to a destination as an unaccompanied minor. Whether your child is traveling to visit extended …

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Spring break and summer travel season are just around the corner, and many more families will likely be hitting the road or returning to the friendly skies in 2023. As encouraging as that news is after the last few years, it also means lots of time in transit with potentially very bored kids. I’m assuming …

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While West Coast travelers often sing the praises of Southwest Airlines for families, my East Coast bias makes JetBlue my family’s favorite airline. While nothing can quite top the free checked bag benefit Southwest offers, JetBlue offers an in-flight experience and loyalty program features that really appeal to family travelers. If you’re flying JetBlue with …

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Are you making the most of Southwest Airlines fare sales? Major Southwest flight sales only happen a couple of times a year (with more minor ones in the mix regularly), so it’s really important for travelers to know how to take full advantage of the savings when they pop up. Whenever a Southwest sale is …

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Frequent flyer miles can be a great tool to help families travel on the cheap. My own family saves thousands of dollars on flights and other travel costs every year thanks to miles and points. The frequent flyer programs of most major airlines, however, have gotten increasingly complex. The good news is that some of …

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