Curious which airline will be best for your next trip with kids? Before you delve into the details, first check out my post rating the Best and Worst Domestic Airlines to Fly with Kids.
And now, the details! Here are the most relevant articles I’ve written that compare the features, fees, and restrictions of the major domestic airlines:
- Comparison of Checked Bag Fees On All Domestic Airlines: Need to bring a lot of baby gear? Research in advance how much those bags are going to cost you.
- Before You Book, Check Those Airline Change Fees: Airlines now charge very different amounts for changing your nonrefundable tickets. These charges can add up for families with several people, so check carefully before booking if you might need some flexibility.
Where to Sit & How to Sit Together
It isn’t a given anymore that an airline will make it easy for your kids to sit next to at least one adult. Here’s are a few reviews of seating quandries on various airlines.
- American Airlines’ Family-Unfriendly Seating Policies
- Getting Seating with Your Kids On Delta
- Getting Seating with Your Kids on Alaska Airlines
The On-Board Experience
- Pre-Boarding Kids: Which Airlines Still Offer It: Having the luxury of a little extra time to board with your little ones is becoming less and less common. If pre-boarding matters to you, check out this post.
- Changing Table Challenges: Identifying the airlines with the most changing table availability for easy diapering of your little one.
Kidcentric Airline & Airport Reviews
There are airlines and airports that are more child-friendly than most. Here are a reviews of a few highlights:
- A Kidcentric Review of JetBlue and JFK’s Terminal 5
- Why I Really Do Love Virgin: I highlight why Virgin America is a kid and family-friendly choice for your next trip.
- Fly the Ultra-Discount Airlines at Your Own Risk: Super-discount airlines like Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit have some surprise fees and policies that can really punish travelers with kids.
- The Complete Guide to Flying Southwest with Kids: Everything you need to know to make the most of Southwest’s family friendly atmosphere and avoid any surprises.
- A Quick Tour of SFO’s United Boarding Area E: New United gates at SFO have a nursery and a kid friendly art installation.
More articles coming soon!
Monday 22nd of September 2014
Excellent info to have handy. Thanks so much for doing this.