The following was written by contributor Emily Carter of The Pilot’s Wife.
Just the thought of baggage checks, long security lines, TSA regulations, and cramped airplanes has the potential to leave a person in search of a Xanax. And that’s when you brave the airport alone, much less with babies and small children in tow.
However, flying with your family doesn’t have to be a stressful event. As a an avid traveler and a pilot’s wife, I’ve spent a significant portion of my life traveling in airplanes, including twenty-five states and seven countries. I traveled on a commercial airline by myself with my son when he was nine weeks old, and have continued to fly with him often in the last 19 months.
With a little bit of planning and a relaxed attitude, air travel can be a pleasant experience for everyone.