flying with kids

A couple of weeks ago 21st Century Family flew Scoot from Singapore to Australia (into Sydney and out of Gold Coast) on an epic adventure (more of that to come). It’s the first time I’d flown on Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, and I was somewhat nervous about doing a long haul flight on a budget airline with my two children, one of which is a high-spirited two year old. Here’s some lessons I learned that I thought worth sharing. [click to continue…]

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Tolerance, Ear Plugs & A Glass of Wine

by 21stcenturymummy on September 5, 2010

Ever since a woman sued an airline because her eardrums apparently burst due to a three year old screaming, the hot topic of conversation as the moment is child-free flights, or family-only sections on planes. Since then, flight comparison website Skyscanner, published a survey that says 60% of people would like a kids-only section on aeroplanes.

Whilst I understand sitting next to a screaming baby or misbehaving child can make your blood pressure go through the roof, (I get annoyed even though I have a child), child-free section or flights – what a stupid idea!

My 2 year old has always been a good traveller, she’s never screamed or played up. I personally couldn’t think of anything worse than being squashed amongst other families.

There’s plenty of adult passengers who don’t exactly set the perfect example of good behaviour either. They’re often loud, obnoxious and extremely annoying. I’d personally like snoring-free sections, [click to continue…]

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Top Tips For Flying With Babies and Young Children

June 4, 2010

One of the biggest issues when planning a holiday with a baby or toddler is flying. Many parents decide to avoid getting on a plane because of the potential stress it might cause. However, I firmly believe having a young child shouldn’t hamper your travelling plans and there are plenty of things you can do to […]

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