I am going to Spain next Monday with my DSs 3 and 4 next Monday. My mum has a place there and I'll be meeting her at Barcelona airport. I'm travelling on my own with the kids though. I'm not worried about it as I flown teir loadds but just a little anxious that the kids behave and I keep my cool. Does anyone have any practical words of advice? Or ideas for suitable actiities on the plane. I am planning taking a packed tea on the plane - so that'll occupy them for a while - also will take plenty of small toys. Should I try to take the buggy on with me? or is that too much hassle? ALSO - can I check the car seats in for free - I seem to think I can but not sure why. I'm flying with BMI Baby, so I'll ring them but I thought I'd ask here first. I'm quite excited by the challenge of 2 pre-schoolers and an aeroplane. AM I MAD??
Well I have just rung BMI baby and they are telling me it'll cost me £25 per car seat per flight. That's £100. Last time we hired car seats but they were covered with dried on puke and not very looked after at all!
I doubt you'd be allowed to take the buggy onto the plane tbh....I've never seen one...you'll probably find you need less stuff to keep them amused than you think...a couple of new books, a couple of old favourites, crayons and a colouring book if they're old enough. Dd is always so excited about the Pringles (she's only allowed them on a plane...) and loves looking around her..
There's another thread from a poster about to fly to France on her own with Lyingair,which is full of tips about seating...(not sure if BMI baby is a non-numbered seat thingy)