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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.

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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Travel Tips: Passing Time While Waiting to Board Your Flight

Every Tuesday I share travel tips here on the blog. This week I want to share with you a tip for passing time while waiting to board your flight. Last week as I was heading to my gate to work a flight as a flight attendant, I saw a mom who had a great idea … Continue reading »

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Useful Extras to Pack for Your Next Vacation

Make Hotel Stays More Pleasant With These 9 Items We just ended a week long vacation in Newport, RI. I have discovered a few extras to pack that make our hotel stay more pleasant. None of the items are “must haves”, but they do make your vacation a little more comfortable. 1) Soft Tissues Chances … Continue reading »

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Fun Travel Food Ideas & Tools

Travel Food: Easy Ways to Make Food Fun How is school lunch packing going for you? Are you still packing Pinterest-worthy lunches or have you already thrown in the towel? We just started school last week, so I’m feeling strong with my SunButter sandwiches and fresh fruits and vegetables. I’m lucky that my 8 year … Continue reading »

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SULLY: A Review

How does a filmmaker create drama for a well known real-life event in which everyone survives with barely a laceration? That is the challenge that director Clint Eastwood and star Tom Hanks confidently tackle in Sully which opened September 9, 2016. Read on to find out CSK reader and aviation buff, Jason Redd’s thoughts on … Continue reading »

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9/11 Musings of a Flight Attendant

9/11 Memories: Flight Attendant Musings and Responses It’s that time of year again: the time when my stomach hurts and I just want to sleep all day. On this day 15 years ago my airline’s plane, a 767 that I flew on regularly, was overtaken by terrorists and flown straight into the World Trade Center. … Continue reading »

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Stay Healthy When Flying: 5 Simple Ways

Flight Attendant Secrets: 5 Ways to Stay Healthy When Flying It can be tough to stay healthy when flying. With the dry air in the airplane, exposure to billions of germs from other travelers, inconsistent sleep schedules, and preservative-filled food, our bodies are in full defense mode when we travel. Flight attendants, pilots, and frequent … Continue reading »

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Expedited Passport in NYC-

What to Expect and What to Do While You Wait If you need to get an expedited passport in NYC, I’ll share with you what to expect as well as ideas for what to do while you wait.  As a flight attendant I am required to have a passport for flying, so I didn’t have … Continue reading »

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10 Unique Travel Toys for Ages 3-6

Planning a flight with a child between ages 3-6? Here are 10 unique travel toys for your busy bag for your next flight. A friend of mine just sent a message asking if I had any ideas for birthday presents for her friend’s 4 and 5 year old boys. They will be flying soon from … Continue reading »

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