Every November we spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Northern California with my husband’s family. I’ve been thinking a lot about this trip and how we can best make a long-distance trip with twin babies. We usually drive, but this year it might be more convenient to fly. It’s at least 16 hours to my father-in-law’s house, and I’m not so sure I want to be in the car that long with two babies. I have only flown on a plane a few times myself, and always as an adult. So if you are in a similar situation, I have a few tidbits that I’ve learned that may be helpful to you.
- Did you know that airlines don’t charge you to check ANY baby items? Strollers, car seats, Pack ‘N Plays, diaper bags~you name it. They also don’t count towards your one carry-on item either, so you can bring a diaper bag (or two, if you want to! One for each baby) and a carry on bag for mom, dad, and older brother.
- If you are going on an airline flight with two small children or “lapbabies” (ie, twin babies), you and daddy will have to sit in separate rows. Try and get seats that are across the aisle from each other if you want to sit together. 2 lapbabies aren’t permitted in the same row because there is only 1 extra oxygen mask per row.
- You can check your car seats and bring your double Snap ‘N Go. This would be the ideal way to get through the airport.
Best of luck to you!