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It is NEVER a good idea to sit on someone else's assigned airplane seat

It is NEVER a Good Idea to Sit in Someone Else’s Assigned Airplane Seat

As my family boarded our flight today, we noticed that there was a child sitting in my husband’s assigned seat. Because we had booked my husband’s flight separately and later than my son’s and mine, my son and I were in the window and middle and my husband was in the aisle one row behind us. I paid extra for his seat (I get free priority seats and he doesn’t) and my plan was to ask if the person in the aisle seat next to me if he would switch since it was only one row, but if he wouldn’t, it was no big deal, my husband still had a seat he could live with. It was on an aisle toward the front of the plane so we were good. Yet, as we got to our seats, mine and my sons were empty, but my husband’s had a child in it. Continue reading

Tips for Traveling with a Lap Child on an Airplane

Tips for Air Travel with a Lap ChildAs I was flying to Orlando a few days ago, I saw a family traveling with lap children. It was a lovely family, a dad, a mom, and two adorable daughters. Unfortunately, due to lack of information, airline controls, and planning, both parents’ nerves were frazzled before we reached 35,000 feet. Hopefully these tips will keep others from having to go through what they went through. Continue reading