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10 Tips for Traveling with Kids on Airplanes


It takes more than a window seat to distract kids during a long flight.
It takes more than a window seat to distract kids during a long flight.
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Never-ending fees, strict security and shrinking seats have transformed the once-glamorous field of air travel into an ordeal that's guaranteed to stress even the most seasoned travelers. Add kids into the mix and you've found a surefire recipe for disaster. According to The New York Times, unruly children represent one of the top gripes for airline patrons. This leaves parents in the difficult position of coping with not only the demands of their own children, but also the wrath of other passengers. Before you resign yourself to driving to your destination or putting off long-distance trips until your kids are older, try these 10 tips for keeping the peace when traveling with kids on an airplane.

Read the next page to learn why you risk more than missing your flight when you show up to the airport with only minutes to spare.