Flying with Children

Until April this year, when Sharon and Faith went to the U.S.A. for 2 weeks, the longest flight we’d been on with the kids was Cairns, with a Brisbane stop over – so two 2.5 hour flights. So the thought of flying to Europe with children aged 6 and 2 was quite daunting.

The trip to the US for Sharon and Faith was a bit of an unexpected trial run and proved that kids can sleep for long periods on flights.

Not so on this flight – 8 hours from Melbourne to Singapore. There was too much to see and do, and fiddle with. Faith finally fell asleep about an hour and a half from Singapore, but Emma stayed awake the whole time and is now super-tired. We’re hoping for better luck on the next leg.

One thing that has become very clear to me on this trip is that looking after children on a flight is quite stressful: especially with enquisitive kids like ours. So Mum, I apologise profusely for those anxt ridden hours of flights in 1982, but rest assured that your grand-daugthers are doing it to us now.

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  1. Linda says:

    I was amazed when Em turned up in Australia having flown from London alone with a child under the age of two. Very brave! I am sure you will agree.

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