Monday, June 22, 2015
1. Check bags curbside. In addition to our giant rolling suitcase this time I also needed to take a carseat and playard for Amelia to sleep in. Just as we pulled into the airport I had an aha moment where I realized I could simply drop all three items at the curbside check-in counter. Done and done. Not only did it save us wrangling the luggage and waiting in line it was so easy! (Just remember to have cash, around $3 per bag, to tip the baggage handler.)
2. Wear slip on shoes. This is pretty self explanatory, but I'm telling you it makes the security line process much smoother. In fact I think TSA is working on making slip on shoes mandatory for ALL travelers.
backpack try packing one just for travel.
4. Pocket your ID. Try wearing pants (or any outfit with a pocket) to and from the airport. This will let you store your ID in an easily accessible location and save you the hassle of rummaging through your bag or purse for your wallet. Once you've passed security and reached the gate simply put your ID back in your wallet. This trick is great for domestic flights. Although I haven't traveled internationally with a baby, I would similarly wear a money belt at the airport for easy access to passports.
And there you have it. Five easy tricks for flying with a baby! Have you traveled with a baby? Anything you would add to this list?
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