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snyder1994 Wed 21-Dec-16 14:27:07

Am I being unreasonable to want to book a four hour flight to Greece, with my 6, 5, 3, and almost 2 year old. My family lives there and I haven't seen them since my oldest was born. I really want to see them and they really want to meet my children as they've never met them, but I'm not sure it's a good idea to

HarryDresdensLeatherDuster Wed 21-Dec-16 14:28:19

Why not? I have flown all over the world with mine. What's stopping you?

YelloDraw Wed 21-Dec-16 14:29:48

Why not? 6 and 5 will be fine with some books/iPhone/film. The younger two will need more entertaining.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Wed 21-Dec-16 14:31:29

I dint see a problem my sister has 5 & goes all over the world with them. I am not saying it's easy but you get used to it. Go & enjoy yourself.

Anotherdayanotherdollar Wed 21-Dec-16 14:32:03

Not at all unreasonable. Will you have another adult will you? 5 and 6 yr olds are old enough to carry/wheel their own luggage, 3 yr old is even old enough for carrying their own carry on luggage. A double collapsible stroller might be useful for the younger two. Good luck!

sonjadog Wed 21-Dec-16 14:32:05

What´s the problem?

ChasedByBees Wed 21-Dec-16 14:32:08

It would be absolutely fine. Get someone to meet you at the airport on the other side to make things easier. Do any of your family have car seats you could borrow?

Heratnumber7 Wed 21-Dec-16 14:32:49

It's only four hours and four back. Go for it.
Or go by train?

Ahickiefromkinickie Wed 21-Dec-16 14:33:26

My Big Fat Greek Plane Journey grin

Could one of your family in Greece visit you and then you all make journey to Greece together?

FunkinEll Wed 21-Dec-16 14:35:25

We're flying to Greece with our 1, 4, 7 and 8 year old next year. I keep telling myself we'all be fine.

We did a 2 hour flight with them all this year which was ok, not too stressful. Lots of books/ pens and mostly iPads.

ChristmasZombie Wed 21-Dec-16 14:41:04

What are your concerns? I'm sure people on here will be able to offer specific advice.

CottonSock Wed 21-Dec-16 14:43:51

I would, but not on my own

Blacksox Wed 21-Dec-16 14:45:29

What is the problem?

SparklyLeprechaun Wed 21-Dec-16 14:47:23

Why not? 4 hours is not very long. I'd personally be more concerned about the logistics of maneuvering 4 young children and luggage through the airport but I presume you're used to it. The flight itself will be fine.

dollydaydream114 Wed 21-Dec-16 14:57:36

They'll need a bit of entertaining I expect and I'm not saying it will be the most relaxing flight you've ever had, but four hours isn't that long in the big scheme of things and it will totally worth it to introduce your children to your family. And it will exciting for the kids to see Greece for the first time, too.

bookgirl1982 Wed 21-Dec-16 15:00:40

Will the airline be ok with a 1 adult to 4 child ratio? I though you needed an adult for every two children.

NavyandWhite Wed 21-Dec-16 15:02:21

Is your DH/DP going too?

PatriciaHolm Wed 21-Dec-16 15:05:50

What particularly concerns you?

Will you be on your own?

AreWeThereYet000 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:36:50

I went to Greece this July with my DS who was turning 3 in the September, plenty of snacks and colouring books and he was fine, also booked an early morning flight so he slept most of the way tbf x

whyohwhy000 Wed 21-Dec-16 17:39:01

bookgirl1982 That only applies to children under 2.

unless I'm making stuff up

ForalltheSaints Wed 21-Dec-16 17:51:09

Not unreasonable at all- to visit family is something you would regret not doing so go ahead.

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