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Tuesday Travel Tips: Air Travel Tips Galore for Family Travelers

Air travel with kids can certainly be a confusing endeavor.  After more than 100 flights with my kids, even I can be surprised on occasion with unlikely rules or uncommon situations when flying with little ones.  If experienced family travelers can occasionally trip up, imagine how hard it is for the average family who only …

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CLEAR Airport Security Review: Is this TSA Shortcut Right for Your Family?

If there is one thing that unites air travelers everywhere, it is the mutual hatred of airport security lines. Luckily, there are more and more ways to minimize your time in TSA lines. Airports now have special lines for family travelers, airline elites, and premium cabin travelers. The TSA itself has gotten in on the …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 3: At Your Destination)

We’re at the end of the three part Trips With Tykes series covering car seat use on airplanes. Thanks for following along! Today’s topic covers everything related to car seats after your plane arrives at your destination, from rental cars to car seat alternatives to missing or damaged checked seats. Follow along with the full …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 2: On the Plane)

Welcome back to Part 2 of the Trips With Tykes complete guide to car seats on airplanes. The goal of this guide is to answer every question you’ve ever had (and probably a few you’ve never had) about traveling on planes with kids and car seats. Part 2 covers car seat use while on the …

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Car Seats on Airplanes: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Part 1: At the Airport)

If you’ve flown with a baby, toddler, or young child, chances are that you’ve thought way too much about car seats. Car seats are one of the biggest sources of confusion, misinformation, and frustration for parents flying with kids. There are all sorts of logistics involved to bringing (or not bringing) a car seat along …

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No iPad Necessary: 20+ Tech-Free Travel Entertainment Ideas for Kids

Summer travel season is just around the corner! That means lots of time in the air or on the road with potentially very bored kids. I’m assuming you don’t want to be the parent hearing “are we there yet” for hours on end, so be sure to pack plenty of in-flight or road trip entertainment …

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Kicked Off a Plane for a Crying Baby? Keep it from Happening to You

Every few weeks there seems to be another news story of someone kicked off a plane for questionable behavior.  Often these stories involve young children.  The airline’s story and the aggrieved passenger’s story are never the same.  It is hard to know which version of the truth to accept. The viral story from a few …

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The Most Important Air Travel Rule of All

After flying more than 100 flights with my kids, everyone always asks me what my air travel secret is.   How do I survive and thrive in busy airports and in tight economy class airplane seats with a toddler and a kindergartner in tow? First things first: it’s definitely not as easy as it looks.  Our family …

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How CLEAR Saved My Sanity at Orlando Airport (& Free Trial Membership for You!)

No matter how skilled you are, it is often hard to avoid long lines on a Disney trip. But the worst line of all on your Orlando vacation may not be for Space Mountain or Tower of Terror. It might actually be at the end of your trip when you are standing at Orlando International Airport (MCO) …

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Southwest Airlines Refer-a-Friend Bonus is Back: Refer Your Kids!

Some airlines and hotel loyalty programs offer bonuses to members who refer-a-friend to join the program.  Southwest Airlines doesn’t have a bonus on a regular basis, but once or twice a year, the airline runs a special limited time refer-a-friend promotion. It’s back! Regular readers know that I love Southwest Airlines for family travel (even …

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