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6 Tips for Flying with Kids | T+L Family

Natsko Seki Prepare for takeoff

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The Six Commandments for Flying with Kids

1. Start out on the right foot: Arrive with hours to spare, use sidewalk check-in, and have everyone wear slip-on shoes.

2. Burn energy before boarding. Run races, hunt for lost change. Tucker out your crew—and then buckle them in.

3. Don't surrender your stroller until you step onto the plane. When you arrive, it'll be on the gangway, ready to roll.

4. Go nonstop. Connections = complications + nap interruptions.

5. Dodge delays. For the best chance of a timely arrival, book the first flight out.

6. Keep the fun flying: Dole out treats and surprises all along the way.

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