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Checking a bag is something frequent flyers try mightily to avoid. It adds time, extra logistics, and cost to air travel. When little ones come along, however, packing light just isn’t always possible. Flying with a baby or toddler requires gear! The time comes for traveling parents to face the reality of needing to check …

Read More about Checked Bag Fees: Airline-by-Airline Guide for US Travel

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 …

Read More about Flights for Unaccompanied Minors: Comparing Each Airline’s Fees & Rules

I’m often asked by fellow traveling parents: “What is the best airline to fly with kids?” Air travel with kids can be stressful even in the best of circumstances, so it’s only natural that families want to fly an airline that makes things easier. If only the answer were so simple. For United States based …

Read More about What Are the Best Airlines to Fly with Kids in the USA?

Flying with kids can be a challenge. But sometimes airlines can make it harder by throwing a curveball your way with a unique rule or requirement that you weren’t expecting on your travel day. My family has flown on pretty much every US airline and quite a few international carriers over the years. While the basics …

Read More about 3 Little-Known Airline Rules All Traveling Parents Need to Know

When airline horror stories go viral with family travelers involved, I tend to hear about them pretty quickly. The stories are varied and usually pretty egregious – from families having milk and formula confiscated by TSA to an airline assigning a parent a seat 20 rows away from their baby or toddler. And let’s not forget the multiple …

Read More about Flying American Airlines with a Stroller? A Rule Every Traveling Parent Needs to Know

We all know that car seats are the safest place on airplanes for babies and toddlers. Budget realities sometimes mean that families can’t buy a seat for their little ones every time. But when parents go out of their way to pay the extra money and bring a car seat on board, they need to be …

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