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    Stay away from sticker books :s the air hostess don't look to impressed when there are stickers all over the windows!!

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    So you can't take the stroller to the gate then??

    How about if we have to board via stairs? How do I get both babies on board?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    So you can't take the stroller to the gate then??

    How about if we have to board via stairs? How do I get both babies on board?
    None of the planes I have been on lately have let me take my pram to the gate . That was only domestic travel though, not sure if international is any different

    Makes it that much harder doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    None of the planes I have been on lately have let me take my pram to the gate . That was only domestic travel though, not sure if international is any different

    Makes it that much harder doesn't it?
    Especially as DS has an irregular gait and isn't big on walking.

    I actually have no idea how I will get them to the plane. They have a combined weight of 30kg.

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    For a baby - a carrier of some sort - I am so happy I had the ergo - some airports will let you walk through security checks with baby still in it which is great.

    For security checks make sure you have as little on you as possible. We got stuck with a grumpy old lady at the security point which made me take B out of the ergo, my thongs off, spare dummies - it was a nightmare - put anything loose in those little baskets.

    Have Nappies/wipes ease of access. Pull ups for bubs

    Pack a backpack but not a massive one, one that will fit under the seat in front and with different pockets so you can have quick access to Nappies/food/entertainment.

    iPad/iPod/portable DVD player - but only one of them not all - as it's a waste of space
    Coloring book - mini pots of play dough with a few cutters/rollers

    If your budget allows - buy some food from the carts - it can be 'exciting' to pick a treat and get the toddler to be served.

    Let them walk up and down the aisle - you can follow behind.

    For the airport be as organized as possible. Get any visas beforehand or find out the quickest way to get one on arrival - have foreign currency in your wallet/pocket.

    Relax - its a plane trip with a toddler/baby - it might be stressful, they might cry, they might have a tantrum, people may look down at you - it will end and everyone will be ok.

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    I'm always, always allowed to take the stroller to the gate - and I've travelled with the boys a lot. The only time they have said no is when I check in with only 30 mins to spare.

    By gate, I mean to the part where they scan your ticket, just before you board the plane. You can't take it past that point - if there are stairs to get onto the plane, just ask for assistance.

    Oh and all airlines call forward parents with young children first, so I recommend boarding first to get settled. I prefer to do this. Some prefer to board last so the child is on the plane for as little time as possible. Just do whichever works for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    So you can't take the stroller to the gate then??

    How about if we have to board via stairs? How do I get both babies on board?
    If you board via stairs then no you can't take stroller to plane, otherwise depends on the gate/airline etc. international flights you can quite often take pram to plane door (I've done many a time with my Phil and Ted). Getting babies on board - carry the little one and put a harness on the toddler. Dont take too much carry on - bare necessities so you aren't carrying bags and bags. Nothing for yourself an only entertainment/nappies/food for kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlissedOut View Post
    I found taking a small stroller so I didn't have to carry my baby to the gate helped.

    I'd love some tips for traveling with two on your own. I'm taking an 11mo and 24mo on a 4 hour international flight and I'm scared.
    When you fly international you can take your kids car seats on the flight if you have Australian standard approved seats and pre-register them with the airline. That way they can be readily retrained on the plane, plus you can buy a simple trolley lugger from the hardware store and occy strap the car seats to the trolley puller with kid in car seat and simply wheel them thru the airport and onto plane.

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    Awesome, if my P&T can come to the boarding gate and be there when I get off I'll have no issues.

    I'm not doing a carrier again. I took DS in one to Sydney and had to take it off for security despite no metal in it, then had a horrible time reloading DS.

    On board shouldn't be an issue aside from pooey bums. Someone said the flight attendants will watch the spare for me?


 

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