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“Family Travel” TweetChat: This Week’s Transcript

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The best conversation about Family Travel happens live every Wednesday night at 9 pm ET TwitterChat #FTFChat Join us! #ftfchat wthashtag.com/ftfchat Transcript from March 2, 2011 to March 3, 2011 All times are Pacific Time   March 2, 2011 12:24 am familytravel4um: What concerns do you have about family travel? We want to hear about them so join our next ... Read More »

Business Travelers Want to Ban Kids From Planes

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Business Travelers Want to Ban Kids From Planes Not so long ago we stumbled upon an online chat where the subject was banning children from flying, or at least banishing them from flying in business class. So we were not completely surprised at the USA Today Travel article that said 74% of UK-based business class travelers get annoyed at children ... Read More »

Screaming Child Bursts Passenger’s Ear Drum. Airline Sued

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Screaming Child Bursts Passenger’s Ear Drum. Airline Sued Well (pun intended) now we’ve heard it all. A 67 year old American passenger traveling from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia, on Qantas Airlines was stunned when a child screamed in her ear. The passenger, Jean Barnard, claims her eardrum was ruptured, and blamed the airline for “failing to take necessary precautions ... Read More »

Summer Splash and SpongeBob Make Grand Cayman Grand

Summer Splash and SpongeBob Make Grand Cayman Grand   The Cayman Islands have come up with a popular, value-driven, summer program for families that’s fun and educational. Appropriately dubbed the Cayman Summer Splash package, the program runs until September 6 and features a weekly appearance of everyone’s favorite squishy hero, Nickelodeon’s own SpongeBob SquarePants. The highlights of the Summer Splash ... Read More »

What’s the Difference Between a Kid and a Carry-on?

What’s the Difference Between a Kid and a Carry-on? Judging by the new round of airline fees, probably not much at all! From Blogger Pictures Southwest Airlines opted not to charge for carry-ons (other airlines opted out too), but then announced it was doubling the fees it charges unaccompanied kids to fly. There has always been a fee for “UM’s ... Read More »

Time for An All-Family Airline?

Most Americans are not anti-kids, just some mean-spirited, presumably well-heeled ones who fly first class. As part of a recent spate of comments in thread on kids and families flying first class, one guy (maybe a woman) said: “ If I paid money for first class, I WILL GET FIRST CLASS. I don’t want any ROTTEN CHILDREN anywhere near me…Or ... Read More »

Castles and Kids and Families in Ireland

From Kaleel ftp etc It was a fairy tale castle if ever I saw one! And I had seen a few. It looked brooding and distant surrounded by 410 acres of beautifully groomed, gently rolling green located in Newmarket-on-Fergus, County Clare, in the west of Ireland. But this 16th century castle proved to be a warm and welcoming place, with ... Read More »

Drugging Kids on Planes: Reaction!

Drugging Kids on Planes Redux When we created a Travel Video PostCard video a year or more ago about the practice of some parents giving their kids Benadryl or a related “drug” to keep the kids calm during a flight, we were not prepared for the volume and intensity of the feedback. Full-fledged arguments broke out among viewers and followers, ... Read More »

Banning Kids From Planes

Banning Kids From Planes? Most Americans aren’t anti-kids. Just the ones that fly it seems. A recent on line chat had a curmudgeonly majority of flyers saying kids don’t belong on planes. Or if they must travel, then there should be a Family Travel section in the back of the plane. We were taken aback at the grumpiness of the ... Read More »

Ban Kids

No Kids Fly Zone By Kaleel Sakakeeny Most Americans aren’t anti-kids. Just the ones that fly first class it seems. A recent on line chat had a curmudgeonly majority of flyers saying kids don’t belong in first class. Of course in my family it was never an issue, but we were a bit taken aback at the grumpiness of the “no ... Read More »

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