Do you remember yourself when you were 4 years old? How did you look on the world? Were you explorer? Trying to figure out all new things, climbing on a tree, hiding under the table, running around the street freely, riding your bike?
Do you like winter time? Why not travel in winter time. Maybe for some might sounds like impossible, but your children really do not mind traveling anytime, as long as they are with YOU.
Could you imagine your children to stay still for 5 minutes and wait in the queue? Could you imagine that for an hour?
Most children could have difficulties to stand still and wait in the line for check in and so could you, with all the bags, luggage, other passengers and crowd plus feeling excited about the flight…
Some airports have self-check-in machines. Think in front if this option is ok for you – will your child stay still not running around, will your child give you “place” and wait that you focus on checking in?
Sometimes you do not have the other option so here are few suggestions:
If you have enough time on the airport while changing the plains – transfer – find the gate that has no flight – usually there is a lot of free space and not many people, so your children can run around without having a guilty feeling that you are bothering other passengers.
You have a few options.
Option 1: Classical
You go to check in and they check you inn as they usually check in the families. If you ask and tell them your wishes, they are usually kind enough to satisfy your wishes.
Some airports are very children and parents friendly and some are not.
Check the airport or terminal maps where baby facilities and toilets are before you travel.