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Author Archives: Beth Henry

About Beth Henry

Beth Henry is a 16 year flight attendant for a major US Airline. Beth has a passion for children and has been taking care of them first as a babysitter, then as a nanny, and now as a mom. She shares tips for flying with kids based on her experiences with her 7 and 3 year old frequent fliers and from the families she meets on her work flights. Her goal is to empower parents to feel confident and comfortable when flying with their kids.

Flying with Toddlers

The Best of: Flying With Toddlers Flying with toddlers can be fun, but age 1-3 is probably the most challenging age to deal with then traveling. Since toddlers are less able to express themselves than older children, they can get easily frustrated and act out. Toddlers have an unbelievable amount of energy and hate sitting … Continue reading »

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Best Travel Gift Ideas for Infants

Here are some of the best travel gift ideas for infants I can recommend. From clothes to toys to equipment, they’re all things that will make family travel more pleasant. (Amazon Affiliate links are used in this post for your shopping convenience. When you make a purchase through these links I may receive a small … Continue reading »

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One Day Only! Amazon Prime Sale $79!

Amazon Prime Sale From $99 to $79 (One Day Only) Great Amazon Prime sale! For one day only, you can become an Amazon Prime member for just $79 (20% savings on their regular $99 price).  We use Amazon Prime regularly for the great prices and convenience. Most items include free 2-day shipping for Prime Members! … Continue reading »

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How to Prevent Losing Your Kids in Crowds

As parents, our job is to keep our children safe. When traveling, that job doesn’t change, but the surroundings and dangers are different from at home. Here are ideas for ways to prevent losing your kids in crowds. Even the most compliant children could get separated in a crowd, so you need to have a … Continue reading »

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5 Steps to Take Before Flying With Kids

Flying with kids is great because you get to view the world through their eyes. They get excited about things you’ve taken for granted, and they give you a fresh outlook on the world. But flying with kids can be stressful and challenging, and it does require a little more planning. Here are 5 steps … Continue reading »

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Overhead Bins: Assist Mechanism

[[Video]]: 737 Bins Assist Mechanism Did you know that some Boeing overhead bins have an assist mechanism? As a flight attendant who shuts hundreds of overhead bins each flight, I couldn’t believe I didn’t know about this until last year! I had been shoving the entire weight of the full overhead bins when there was … Continue reading »

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5 Pro Tips for Long Haul Flights with Toddlers

Planning For Long Haul Flights With Toddlers A reader recently asked for tips for flying long haul flights with toddlers. So far the longest flight I’ve been on with my kids was scheduled 6 hours, becoming 10 hours long with delays and diversions. I reached out to some of other great family travel bloggers and … Continue reading »

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Memoirs of a Lyft Driver- Part One (guest blogger Becca Davis)

Have you ever thought of becoming a Lyft Driver? My sister, Becca Davis, has been thinking about it for a while and decided to give it a try in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  Here is some useful information about becoming a driver for a ride share company and some of her stories from her rides. … Continue reading »

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Aviation Costume Ideas

Halloween Aviation Costumes Does your child love aviation? Are you still trying to come up with a Halloween costume? Here are a few ideas for aviation costumes that you can get in time for Halloween! The first one is a DIY costume: a flight attendant! All you need is a white shirt, dark skirt or … Continue reading »

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5 Things You Should Always Pack (Even if the Airline Provides Them)

For this week’s Tuesday Travel Tips, I’m going to share with you 5 things you should always pack, even if you expect them to be provided by the airline. As a flight attendant my job is to provide both service and safety. Most of the time I am able to provide the service that passengers … Continue reading »

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