Flying with a Toddler: Tickets, Airport and Boarding, Oh My!

Flying with a Toddler: Tickets, Airport and Boarding, Oh My!

Stressed about flying with a toddler? How do in-flight bassinets work? Are stopovers a good idea when traveling with a kid? What exactly do you need to do at the airport security checkpoint?

You have the questions and we have the answers! Read my in-depth post before you fly with your child!

Do you need to buy a flight ticket for your child? Airline rules vary when it comes to requiring tickets for young children.

Long layover flights are not always a bad thing. Especially when it’s a long flight…

For long flights I like to book late-night flights because I want my kid to sleep through most of the flight.

I don’t know about you, but I find clearing airport security the most stressful part about flying. Here’s what you need to know to make the process less stressful.

An airplane bassinet is only for infants or young toddlers that meet certain weight and height limits. These limits vary so it helps to do your research.

Get to the airport early if you want the good seats e.g. bulkhead seat and potentially exit row seat. Interested in scoring bulkhead seats?

When to board the plane? You won’t have to board the plane according to the zone on your boarding pass if you are traveling with a kid.

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Maureen

Hi there! I'm Maureen and I'm so glad you are here! Parenthood is an amazing journey filled with whys and how-tos, and my mission is to help you find answers to these questions.

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