Choose a destination appropriate for your child’s age
Many parents ask themselves the same questions before a flight: Will my baby sleep during the flight? What happens if he/she cries? How do I get my child to sit quietly during the flight and not disturb other passengers?
It is more difficult for children to cope with dry air, low air pressure and restricted space than it is for adults, so when travelling with babies and small children try to choose shorter flights with as few connecting flights as possible.
Make sure your child has had all necessary vaccinations and check your child’s general well-being before the flight.
Prepare your child for the flight
Don’t forget to bring your child’s favourite toys, books, colouring books, colouring pencils and small snacks they are familiar with and like.
Our staff will be happy to help you find your seats, deal with your pushchair and ensure your child’s seatbelt is correctly fastened.
If a baby cries a lot during a flight, this may be because the difference in air pressure hurts his/her ears. We therefore recommend giving your baby plenty to drink during take-off and landing.
Feeling comfortable at the airport
It’s a good idea to dress your child in layers because there can be considerable differences between the outside temperature, the temperature in the airport and the temperature aboard the aircraft. Don’t forget warm socks – children can wear them during the flight instead of shoes for greater comfort.
Playrooms are usually available at most major airports for families waiting for flights: here children can burn off excess energy before take-off.