I embarked upon my first flight as a mother when my daughter was 6 months old. I was petrified things would be complicated, everything would go wrong and every person on the plane would hate me the moment they saw a baby boarding. Since that first flight, my now-15-year-old daughter flies solo, having flown multiple times a year on domestic and international flights. She’s a pro, although I’ll admit not every flight went well and I still have a few scars, even as I served as the head of a family travel website! Still, I survived, and you can, too, with these tips for flying with kids.
1. Confirm seat assignments when booking flights
When traveling with kids, never rely on the airline to book your seats together.