You might think that your kids will be okay on a long-haul flight. After all, airlines now put individual TV screens on the backs of each seat. And that means your kids will be able to watch movies and TV shows throughout the whole journey, right? Well, i an ideal world, that would be the case. But I bet your kids will get bored after their second movie! And don’t think they will sleep throughout the entire journey either. After all, would you be able to sleep for twenty hours straight?
One thing is for sure, your kids will get very bored throughout the long-haul flight. So it’s important to pack some fun things for them in your hand luggage. Not only that, though, but you will also need to pack some other practical things. Not sure what you need exactly? Here are my long haul necessities.
These days, it’s perfectly fine to use your tablet and smartphone on a plane as long as it is in flight mode. It’s a good idea to have your tablet with you for when your kids are bored with watching films. That way, they can start playing their favorite games. Sure, some airlines provide computer games, but I’m sure your children would rather play their favorites on your tablet! Remember to charge your device fully before boarding the plane. Otherwise, your children could end up very bored and annoyed!
Most airlines will hand out free headphones to all its passengers. However, these are never any good. You will find that it is much better to take your own headphones. Especially if they are noise-cancelling ones. That way, your kids won’t be disturbed in the middle of their movie or game! Not sure which are the best for kids and travel? Dextro Audio explains about some of the best brands on the market.
A Change Of Clothes
Accidents can happen at any time, but they are a lot more likely to occur on a plane! Especially if you are eating your meal during a period of strong turbulence. For this reason, it is a good idea to take a change of clothes onto the plane for your kids. If anything does happen, you can always take them to the toilet and get them changed. This will make the rest of the flight a lot more comfortable for them. No one wants to sit in a sticky sweater for a few hours, not even your kids!
Sweets And Snacks
There will be a lot of food available from the airline, but it is a good idea to take some of your own food on board for your kids, especially if they are picky eaters! It’s a good idea to pick snacks that are easy to pack and won’t make too much mess. You should also think about taking candies on board. These can help bribe your children whenever you need to persuade them to do something and don’t want to risk a tantrum!