Online Resources for Flying with Kids
Flying to your family vacation destination is often the quickest, easiest way to travel, but flying with children takes extra planning. If you haven’t flown with your kids before, or if you’re looking for ways to make your next trip safer and smoother, you’ll enjoy these sites, which are full of air travel tips for families…
TSA Tips on Traveling With Kids
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) explains how its policies affect you and your children when you travel. You can read all about kids and airport security screenings, then click through to learn more about children with disabilities and security screenings, bringing formula, juice, and breast milk through security, and more. There are also short videos about flying with children.
The FAA’s Advice on Flying With Children
This page links to many articles about the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules and advice for flying with kids. Read more about kids and airport security, then read on to learn about safety rules that protect children on planes, and about child safety seats for air travel. The FAA does not require child safety seats or harnesses, but it recommends them as the safest way for kids to fly. An added bonus: Some child safety seats work in both airplanes and cars, so you can bring one seat on the plane, and use it in your rental car at your destination, too.
“Flying With Kids” from MomsMinivan.com
Mommy blogger Laurel Smith frequently flies with small children, and she’s written her best kid-friendly air travel tips into one long blog post on MomsMinivan.com. Get a fellow parent’s advice on security screenings, car seats, escalators (which scare many toddlers), keeping kids entertained, dealing with (or preventing) ear pain, packing snacks and extra clothes, and more.