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Airport Security with Kids: 8 Expert Tips to Shortcut Long TSA Lines

One of the most stressful aspects of air travel with kids is dealing with airport security. Quick: can you take off your shoes and belt, remove all liquids and laptops out of your carry-on bag, and fold up a stroller all while holding a screaming baby or squirmy toddler? How about doing that after you’ve …

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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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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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Air Travel with Toddlers and Milk

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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Do I Need ID for My Child?

International Travel If you are traveling internationally, this is a simple question.  Yes!  You need a passport for your little one, even if you are just going to Mexico or Canada.  Many parents who haven’t traveled frequently may be unaware of the law changes in 2007 (requiring those entering the US by air to have …

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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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