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Junior Jetset: Would You Fly on a Children's Airline?

Junior Jetset: Would You Fly on a Children's Airline?

A friend and I were talking about taking our four kids on a four-hour flight to visit another friend. All of our children are under five so that sense of panic set in even entertaining the idea of being in the air that long with a bunch of youngsters. Then, for a split second, I dared to dream about a child-friendly carrier that not only tolerated tots, but targeted them. An airline that would have the interactive seats like Virgin, but sell rice milk, juice boxes, burpers and toys from the touch screen, show Disney movies and play tot rock. To see the other reasons why it would be wonderful for wee ones,


The stewards would dress in costumes and sing and dance as they passed out applesauce and cheerios. No one would cringe when a baby cried or give the death stare when shrieks came from a small fry. There would be no first class or coach, just family seating without the armrests to dig into your sides when you reached into your diaper bag. And, there would be space to comfortably accommodate nursing, sleeping babies and lil walkers wanting to stretch. Waiting to board at the airport would not be about harnessing your wee ones, but letting them loose on the indoor play structure far away from the business men and women typing on their laptops and catching naps or the miserably unhappy travelers that dismiss lil ones as beasts. Oh, what a wonderful world that would be. Do you have dream features to add?

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macneil macneil 8 years
GOD yeah. Just flown with mine. She was a darling, slept both ways, but it is still the hardest thing in the world to fly with little children, you can't explain things to them.
Neural Neural 8 years
Sounds fab!!! Sign me up!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
That's a good point, macgirl. I can see it being more of a babysitter than an entertainer.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
I think I would be afraid of it. All it takes is a handful of "those" parents where they figure they are on a kid airline and anything goes. If however I had a real terror of a lil traveler than I would suffer through.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
as a childless traveler, i'm all for this! i love kids, but after my last international flight filled wiht bored, screaming children, i'm all kiddied out. and i'm sure i'd use it when i have little ones someday!
Greggie Greggie 8 years
It would depend on price. I wouldn't pay more for it, because my son proved so easy to travel with that I no longer fear it with any of my kids. But if it was the same price, I'd choose it over a regular airline just to help us out.
meandtheo meandtheo 8 years
this is a great dream...i would fly this airline. my only reservation would be that once i finally got my tot to calm down and/or sleep she would be awakened by all the other kids. most airports do have little kid playing areas, they are usually behind closed doors so you have to ask for them but it sure beats waling up and down the movable walk ways a thousand times!
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