Aisling's top flight tips:
Published 18/05/2010 | 15:31
1. When I'm booking the flights, I contact the airline or tour operator and explain that I have children and opt for all the extras I can. Make sure to note down any reference numbers and call at least before departure to check 24 hours your requests are 'in your booking'.
2. Prepare individual nappy booking'. packs that include wipes and a nappy bag so you don't have to bring your entire hand luggage
3. to the loo. Night flights are good for long-haul journeys. Look for flights that fit into your children's routine.
4. If you're travelling short haul then travel during the day chil-drenwon't sleep well as your in the unfamiliar surroundings
5. of the airplane. Expect delays. Bring extra food, change of clothes and your hand luggage. nappies in
6. It's always worth asking for extra leg room.
7. Always ask the airline if you'll be able to bring your buggy boarding gate as a couple up to the of hours pottering in the airport ruined if you don't have your could be child's pram with you.
8. Board the flight last if possible, babies and small children can become very claustrophobic while waiting for the flight
9. to take off. Feed your baby during take- off and landing to help with and to settle them. their ears
10. Ask early to be moved to a spare row of seats if the flight isn't full.
11. Sit back and enjoy!
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