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.