The travel experts at WeJustGotBack.com
offer tons of great tips for traveling families, including these from their Baby, Come Fly with Me
page: * Book an early flight.
Crowd-free airports are happy airports. * Decide how baby will travel
. You'll have to decide for yourself whether to spring for a ticket for your baby or toddler. * Bulkhead or no bulkhead?
Pros are that you'll have more leg room and can take advantage of requesting a bassinet that bolts to the dividing wall. Cons are that there's no storage space under the seat, and the arm rests are stationary. * Ship ahead, rent, or buy later.
Now that every major airline except Southwest is charging a fee for a second checked bag, it can be cheaper to rent baby gear at your destination than to bring it along. Most car rental agencies can provide a car seat (usually about $10 a day; always call ahead to confirm) and family-friendly hotels can provide a crib (sometimes for free but usually for a fee). * Board with baby last.
If you haven?t flown in a while, here's a news flash: Airlines have all but done away with pre-boarding for families with children. Check WeJustGotBack.com
's Advice section for more great travel tips!