While some kids enjoy cruising through the clouds, other kids freak out with the fear of height. If they want, they can wreak havoc and make it impossible for you to handle them. Flight fear may make them nauseate even before leaving for the airport. Worst, the kids may slip down their seat belts, run all over the plane, disturb other passengers, crying out loud – disturbing the entire cabin.
Air taxis and smaller airplanes are beneficial in a way that they provide privacy and reduce the chances of embarrassment for parents.
In order to make your air taxi experience comfortable and memorable, prepare your kids to travel in the air taxi using these tips.
When packing your bags, make sure to pack a small backpack for each kid. Put their goodies, toys, and a few treats in the backpack. Ask the kids to bring their own luggage from their rooms to pack it. Then discard the unwanted items in front of them so that they are aware of the things they have on the flight.
If you are traveling with baby or babies then prepare a separate baby bag containing extra items including extra milk bottle, extra diapers, spit up rag, wipes, a small toy, and other comforts. Always make sure to bring the kid’s favorite toy to keep them engaged.
Always divide the food for each kid and mark them with labels. You can also pack the food individually so that the kids do not end up fighting in the plane.
There are two types of medications you should take with you on the flight. One is for sick kids and one is for angry kids.
For Sick Kids: If your child is being treated on medical advice then make sure to schedule the medicine and kid’s sleep time according to the flight time. Sick kids are the most difficult to handle during flights. They cannot enjoy the air ride; therefore, it is better to give them their medication beforehand so that they sleep peacefully in the air taxi.
For Angry Kids: Most of the mothers give sedative medicines to their kids before the flight, which is not recommended at all. Firstly, it does not reduce the flight fear. Secondly, the medicine may react inversely and make the flight more difficult for you. Prepare them mentally instead of using sedative medicines and syrups.
Outline the ‘air taxi manners’ and put them with pictures somewhere in the house. Teach them to the kids from time to time. The manner list can include throwing wrappers in the bins, speaking politely, avoiding knocking on the windows, avoiding running, walking decently (or like their favorite cartoon character), not removing shoes or socks, and such. Tell them that the air taxi manners are controlled by the Air Police.
Above all, never scold a child in the air taxi, as it will worsen their behavior. Deal with them politely and always choose a service that respects the opinion and privacy of the children. Reliable smaller airplane services like Silicon Valley Air Charter have well-trained their staff not only for adult and senior passengers, but also for kids. For more information about air taxi flights within northern California, contact us today.