Air travel with children is always tough. With children along, you need more prep time, you must be extra alert at the airport to not lose track of them, parents and children are a bit nervous, ear pain may ensue, and you may deal with other perhaps loud, rude, or inappropriate fellow passengers.
Enjoy the flight the way Southwest Wants You To
Here are my top five tips for making your flying experience as pleasant as Southwest Airlines claims it will be.
1) Set flying rules with your children ahead of time and stick to them.
These should include rules for behavior from the time you load up the car until the time you arrive at your destination. Outline behavior expectations for packing the car to the airport, in the car, at the airport, and in flight. Have a behavior chart with you with stickers or tokens and designated prizes for every large part of the trip. Read more