Bharti AXA TRAVEL Insurance Guide to Travelling with Your Kids on a Plane 15 May 2018 Guide to Travelling with Your Kids on a Plane You are almost 30,000 feet up in the sky and thousands of miles away from your travel destination. As the clouds pass, you suddenly realise that this bliss can come to a halt any moment now. Your child, strapped to a seat, is feeling a little restless and you might not know what to do if your toddler throws a tantrum the very next minute. But here are a few tips that will help you manage your children when you are travelling on a plane with them. Comfortable Clothing It is imperative for you to dress your child in comfortable clothes and layers. This way you can remove or add clothes depending on the temperature at the airport and on the plane. Soft and comfortable clothes like pyjamas are your best bet. Children can get irritable if they are dressed up in tight and synthetic clothes, just as you would. Entertainment Go old school, get your children a magnetic X and O game or a colouring book to pass their time. Don’t carry huge board games that will take up a lot of cabin space, especially because they are bulky. If none of these work, you can always download apps on your iPad and let them play with it on airplane mode till you reach your travel destination. Snacks If your child is hungry, there are more chances of her or him getting irritable. It is best to pack healthy snacks like apples that help manage hunger pangs for a longer period of time. Candy can be treated as rewards for good behaviour on the plane. Carrying snacks is cheaper than buying them on the plane. So, always be prepared. Web Check-in and Boarding Save time by online check in from home or the hotel room. You could also print your boarding pass at home and skip the unnecessary queues. Through web check-ins, you could get window seats for your kids, so that they can enjoy the picturesque views of the clouds and the horizon. As you have the print out of the boarding pass in hand you can spend some quality time with your kids at the airport! As soon as the boarding announcements begin, you embark the plane with your children. This will give you time to place your bags in the overhead bins and strap your children comfortably to their seats. Travel insurance Handling your luggage in one hand and your kids in the other could be a tedious task. You never know when you might misplace things. It is therefore best to buy a travel insurance online or otherwise, as it can cover your expenses and make arrangements if anything goes wrong. You can also ask your travel insurance provider to help you with your travel insurance claim online. Fellow Passengers It is important to explain to your children to maintain discipline on the plane, so as not to cause disturbance to other commuters. You can also get stuffed toys and pillows instead of noisy toys and games. Similarly, the snacks you bring on board should not have a very strong aroma, keeping in mind that others do not feel inconvenienced. If you follow these simple tips and get a travel insurance policy, you and your children can experience a happy trip on the plane minus any worries or tantrums! Why choose Bharati AXA Travel Insurance Travelling overseas is always fun. its more fun when you know your trip financialy secure. That's why our Travel Insuarnce is idel companion for all your journey's of life 130+COUNTRY WIDE PRESENCE COVERS ALL TRAVELS RELATED DISASTERS FLEXIBLE PLANES FOR YOUR NEEDS 24/7 AXA ASSISTANCE WORLDWIDE Explore Our Products Car Two Wheeler Travel Health Critical Illness Personal Accident Request Call Back Category * - Select -CarTwo WheelerHealthTravelPersonal Accident Buy Renew Claim submit Disclaimer : The information published on this website is for the public's reference only. Content of this information is to provide an overview of your Travel needs and should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, travel, services, or any other items mentioned on this subject for any purpose whatsoever.