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Do You Strap Your Baby In on the Plane?

Does your bundle need his own seat? Credit: Getty Images
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat. USA Today reports that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is pushing fo...
Parents who travel with babies are being encouraged to strap their little bundles of joy into a seat.

Flight Attendant Takes Matters - and Crying Baby - into Her Own Hands

When babies cry, slapping them will not lessen the tears. When a Southwest Airlines flight attendant realized some parents on Flight 879 from Dallas to Seattle might not clearly understand that, she took matters into her own hands. Literally...

Airplane Jitters When Traveling With Kids? Just Relax

Flying with kids doesn't have to be painful. Credit: jyri, Flickr You want to be very careful when you go on an airplane trip with children. Remember the famous case of the McCallister family in 1990? In the rush of the family leaving for Paris,...

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes Take Separate Planes

You'll never catch Revolutionary Road's Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, the director and her husband, cuddling up on an airplane. That's because the Hollywood power couple takes separate planes when they fly. That way, they reason, if there's a crash, o...

Baby Born Over Atlantic

Crossing the Atlantic by plane is pretty quick compared to other methods, but the eight-hour flight from Amsterdam to Boston wasn't quick enough for one little Canadian. She apparently couldn't wait for the plane to land and her mother, a Ugandan wom...

Christie Brinkley - Concerned mom or interfering ex?

Knowing that his recent 20/20 interview discussing his divorce would hurt their kids, Peter Cook and Christie Brinkley did the smart thing and got their kids out of town the night it aired. (Though one could argue that it isn't smart to air your dirt...

No pre-boarding for families

Once upon a time, families traveling with small children got to board first, to give them time to get their little ones settled in, put away their luggage, toys, and snacks, and do whatever else they needed to do, without blocking the rest of the pas...

Ten-year-old takes to the skies

In California, the minimum age to get behind the wheel of a car is fifteen and a half, when you can get a learner's permit. There are, it seems, no such restrictions on flying a plane. That's why, even though he's got at least five years before he ca...

Should airplanes have a kid's section?

(Click the photo to see 5 essential travel tips for kids on planes) These days, traveling by air can be an extreme test of patience and restraint. Herded like cattle and crammed into tiny seats, most of us suffer quietly and try to make the best ...

Mom gives birth during 14-hour flight

Jacel Brown was only seven months pregnant and had been cleared by her doctor to travel with her husband. So imagine her surprise -- and I imagine her terror -- when she went into premature labor and delivered her son during a 14-hour flight from the...

Pilot hits house to avoid kids

A small plane pilot whose plane crashed into a home in England is being hailed as a hero after he managed to steer his plane away from a park where nearly two dozen children were playing. Instead, the plane crashed into a house that was, fortunately,...

Prioritizing memories

We were in the car, driving past the airport on our way home from swim class. I pointed out the planes to the kids as we went by, as I often do. After all, what kid doesn't like airplanes? "Daddy, what's the biggest plane in the world?" asked Jare...

Mom plans skydive salute for Iraq-bound son

There are many things that I would do to prove to my family just how much I love them, but jumping out of a perfectly good airplane is not one of them. Tina Peters, however, is clearly a braver woman than I. Before her son, Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason...

Product Recall: Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes

Estes-Cox Corp., of Penrose, Colorado, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Sky Rangers Park Flyer Radio Control Airplanes. The planes have a tendency to explode and, because they are launched by ...

Flight attendent freaks out, kicks toddler off plane for talking

When I posted previously about a child getting kicked off an airplane because they were out of control and holding up the flight, everyone seemed to agree that the airline did the right thing. But what about when a chatty toddler simply won't stop ...

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