3 Best Places for People Travelling by Plane with Children. A Flight Attendant Advises Which Seats You Should Choose

    3 Best Places for People Travelling by Plane with Children. A Flight Attendant Advises Which Seats You Should Choose
    Greg

    5:20 PM EST, November 8, 2021

    More and more people are flying with children these days. And sometimes these are babies who are just a couple of months old!

    Flight attendant's advice

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    Flying with kids is not an easy thing. Kids can't stand the cabin pressure fluctuations, they hate sitting in one place for a long time, they get bored very easily and burst into tears whenever things go wrong, at least in their opinion. A flight attendant working for Virgin Airways shares a few hints how this experience can be made much more bearable. In an interview given to a British magazine, she tells parents what the best three seats are for anyone flying with children. She has been an attendant for a few years now and she has been watching how kids behave when the plane is airborne.

    #1 By the partition wall

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    If you are going to fly with a baby, you need to book the seats by the partition wall. There is a bassinet (some kind of portable crib) fixed to it where you baby can sleep even throughout the whole flight. The benefit for parents is that there is much more legroom. Unfortunately, the bassinets are only available for long-distance flights.

    #2 Near the toilet

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    Walking with your kid to the toilet is a part of the business. That is why booking seats as near the restroom as possible is an option worth considering. Otherwise you will have to push your way all along the aisle.

    #3 By the window

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    Children love the sights. Cities, mountains and seas viewed from several thousand feet are bound to keep them busy for some time.

    Walking down the aisle

    If your child is an active creature and at the same time he/ she cries a lot, you should never fly at night. That means you won't have to worry whether your baby's sobbing will wake up your co-passengers or not. If they have too much energy, just grab their hands and go for a walk up and down the aisle (of course as long as the passengers are not being served by the cabin crew). This little change could help you calm your baby down a little.

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    Blocked ears

    The biggest problem for parents flying with children is the pressure changes that give us the earache and block the ears. Most kids cry a lot once that happens. How can we handle this? First, ask your child to blow their nose just before take-off. As you are flying, give your older children some chewing gum or hard candy. That stimulates swallowing saliva. As for the younger ones, you need a pacifier or a... feeding bottle. Another way out is to breast the baby during take-off and while the plane is approaching the airport. The baby will be much calmer!

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