Consider flight times: A 6 a.m. flight may not be suitable for younger children. Consider booking non-stop flights, rather than changing planes with your kids and carry-on in tow.
Speed-up airport check-in: Whiz through airport check-in by gate-checking bulkier items, such as strollers, and preparing effectively for security check-in points. If you’re travelling internationally, have your kids wear comfortable and easy slip-on shoes as opposed to sandals or lace up runners as they will have to remove them for security. And don’t forget to take advantage of web check-in when it’s available.
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When travelling think about food and hydration: The last thing you want is a cranky youngster on your hands. To avoid tantrums, pack an empty plastic drink bottle ahead of time and have the flight attendant fill it up during the flight. And keep a supply of snacks like Cheerios and fruit rollups with you, in case the kids get hungry.
(Source: Travelocity Canada)