This week Jetstar’s ”unaccompanied minor policy” has come under fire by our members. Jetstar has a policy that children who are not yet attending secondary school are regarded as unable to travel independently. Two 14 year old girls were denied boarding as they did not have adequate proof that they were in attendance at secondary school. The Jetstar Policy specifically states … [Read more...]
Travelling with Children
Travelling with Children is a popular topic on the Australian Frequent Flyer. There are both rewards and challenges - read about them in the articles below.
Perhaps the best tip is to ensure the children are entertained during the flight and the Qantas entertainment App can help with this!
As anyone with children would know, holidays can be a trying experience. Throw in a long flight, missing baggage and a car hire company not wanting to honour your booking, and it could turn into a nightmare. Despite suffering those misfortunes, this week’s trip report turns out to be anything but a nightmare. Many years ago we lived in Namibia and have always wanted to go … [Read more...]
It’s a problem we all seem to face at one time or another. With many workplaces shutting down over Christmas and New Year, we may be forced to take annual leave during this peak period. If you want to use the time to travel overseas, school holidays often mean a shortage of cheap Economy fares and award seats. As a result, our preferred method of travel can cost more than we … [Read more...]
A unique way to remove the pitfalls of flying with children is to banish them to the back of the plane. But airlines will not necessary make it easy for families to divide on class-lines. One member this week queries whether it is possible to have two adults flying in First whilst seating the children in Economy. Our members look at some innovative ways in trying to make … [Read more...]
It’s a common question these days. With liquids and gels often being restricted or limited in the cabin as far as carry on baggage goes, how do you handle your family’s unique dietary requirements? One of our members asks: I am heading domestically with 2 kids tomorrow, (only BNE to SYD) but my wife is insistent that we need to take a bottle of milk for each of the kids as it … [Read more...]