When it comes to family vacations, flying with children is likely one of the largest logistical dragons you'll slay. From toddler tantrums and teen boredom to infant ear pain and stroller storage, the list of potential issues is long. I went to some of my favorite family travel gurus for advice.
Toddlers: Entertainment is the name of the game. As Wise Bread contributor Julie Rains shares, forgetting to factor this in can result in a fidgety flight. Her top tip? Pack headphones. Says Rains, "The crew ran out of them once on a flight from Arizona, and it was a long ride home." Thegoodtravellife.com's Tiffany Karabaich, on the other hand, favors low-fuss, easily packed classics like books, movies, and a traditional Etch a Sketch. She also prefers lollipops as a pain management tool for youngsters too old for a bottle. "It helps them continuously swallow to pop their ears," says Karabaich.