The thought of travelling with a young family can be a nightmare for many, but there are certain tricks that can help you survive – and even enjoy – the trip.
Australian Jetstar cabin crew member and mother-of-two, Carrie Lawrie, recently shared with FEMAIL how she makes travelling with children a breeze.
The busy flight attendant has flown to many corners of the globe and occasionally has her two children in tow.
A Jetstar Cabin Crew member and mum, Carrie Lawrie, has shared with FEMAIL how she makes travelling a breeze
The first tip Carrie swears by is making sure you factor in plenty of extra time for travel.
She said all too often families often underestimate the size of the airports and distance to the gates:
‘Having extra time will reduce stress. Get to the gate early and board the flight first as this will help with getting comfortable and organised on board,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.
‘With more time needed to travel with kids, parents should always arrive early to ensure it is as stress free as possible.’
Carrie said that ‘preparation is the key’ when travelling as a family and parents should give themselves more time.
‘There are extra toilet stops, more luggage to check in and more people to go through security, plus larger amounts of coffee to consume at the airport pre-flight,’ she said.