Tips for the airport when you are travelling as a family

July 24, 2019

Airports can be a nightmare if you are travelling as a family. If you are not there at least one hour earlier than usual, you may even miss your flight. However, there are ways to make things smooth when you travel with your family through an airport. Here is our selection of tips for the airport when you are travelling as a family…

Get there at least one hour earlier than usual

We already mentioned it, but it is worth to emphasize it. The extra hour will give you the necessary time to go to the bathroom, get a snack, buy something you missed, and go to the bathroom again. To make sure you are safe on this rule, write down on all your travel plans the departure time one hour earlier. That will keep you safe from getting late.

Documenting Baggage

Ensuring that you have all the relevant documentation with you in a handy travel wallet will help check in go much smoother. Documenting baggage is an excellent idea when travelling as a family. You don’t have to deal with juggling luggage and people. Try to put everything in your allocated suitcase and keeping hand luggage to a minimum. This will free up your hands to handle documents, take care of your children, and carry the last minute shopping somebody will do while you wait for your plane.

Pack wisely

The previous advice leads us to packing. When you travel with family, the worst you can do is get a single jumbo suitcase for everyone. The best is to fit each persons’ goods in one small suitcase each, then make each person responsible for their suitcase.

When you count your luggage, you should have as many packages as people. Leave some empty space so that you can fit your shopping when you come back. There is always a souvenir you want to take home. If you have no space, it will be a packing nightmare when you want to return home.

Luggage Labeling

Label all your luggage with a string of the same colour. Make it an original and different from the label, and ensure you put it on everyone’s suitcases. When you are waiting for your bags on your bags coming off the plane, you will recognise them easily. This is a great way to avoid confusions.

What are your tips for travelling as a family?

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  • Ella @ Typical Mummy July 28, 2019 at 12:21 am

    This post has reminded me that my Dad used to tie really bright ribbons to our suitcases when we went on holiday so that he could always see them coming on the luggage carousel. He also used to write our name and address (or the place where we were staying) and flight details on a piece of paper and put it inside the suitcase too, in case the luggage labels on the outside came off!

  • Lizzy Barlow July 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I have to give my son a sticker with my phone number is – as a toddler he is prone to running off and is getting pretty quick now too!! Great Tips.

  • Laura - Dear Bear and Beany July 28, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Great advice. We go on holiday in a couple of weeks and I need to get luggage labels.

  • Rowena July 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Very helpful tips especially as I’m flying soon with my little man. Thanks for sharing.

  • Kira July 29, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Some really great tips! We are travelling to spain in October with the kids – these will definitely come in handy!

  • fashionandstylepolice July 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    Labelling luggage is so important. I had to learn the hard way some years ago.

  • Stephanie July 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Great tips! I’m so rubbish at packing wisely, always over packing!

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