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Posts about the experience of passing through airports while traveling with kids, including reviews and commentary about specific airports in the US and abroad.

Flying to San Francisco: Complete Guide to Bay Area Airports

Planning a trip to San Francisco, California? A lot of travelers to the Bay Area don’t realize that the region has quite a few ways to get here by air. In fact, the San Francisco Bay Area has three major international airports – San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and Norman Y. …

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SFO Airport Guide: Tips for Navigating San Francisco Airport with Kids

One of the biggest challenges of traveling with kids is navigating through large airports. Each airport is laid out differently, has different amenities, and presents different challenges when it comes to traveling with kids. Wouldn’t it be great to know what to expect at different airports all over the country before you travel with your …

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Doing Battle with the TSA Over My Toddler’s Milk

I approached the TSA checkpoint in Charlotte International Airport yesterday just like I did on any other flight day with kids. After flying north of 120 flights with at least one kid in tow, I’ve pretty much mastered airport security lines even with a toddler and 7 year old traveling with me. (Trips With Tykes uses …

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Airport Scavenger Hunt: Entertainment for a Long Layover or Flight Delay

Thanks to Best Buy for sponsoring this post!  As always, all opinions are my own. Have you ever been stuck with your kids in an airport for an extended period of time thanks to a long layover or flight delay?  Keeping your kids and yourself entertained is essential to avoid succumbing to boredom.  You can …

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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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Complete Guide to Speeding through Airport Security with Kids

One of the most stressful aspects of air travel with kids is dealing with airport security.  Can you take off your shoes, take liquids and laptops out of your carry-on bag, and fold up a stroller all while holding a screaming baby or squirmy toddler?  Don’t even get me started on how challenging it is …

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At the Airport: Coping with TSA

Like many frequent travelers, I’ve found clearing airport security to be a bit of a challenge with a little one in tow.  Most of the hassles do not come from my toddler, however.  They come from the TSA — the oh-so-bright folks who create the maze of contradictory, unenforced, overinforced, and misenforced rules that govern …

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