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Travelling
with kids

Our travelling with kids section is a handy resource for parents and children flying with us. An easy guide to our family-friendly services and policies, it is also loaded with helpful tips for mums-to-be and parents travelling with their children. Everything from exchanging money to changing nappies. There’s even some advice for kids on coping with your parents on a holiday!

No parents allowed

Kids, this section is especially for you! You’ll find some handy hints and great ideas about going on holidays with your family, plus some fun stuff to do while you’re there.

  • Stuff you can’t live without
  • Survival tips
  • Fun activities

Stuff you can’t live without

When you’re flying with the family there are some things that you just have to have:

  • Your iPod or MP3, for when you don’t want to talk to the person next to you. Also handy for listening in when people think you’re not!
  • Chewy to help your ears ’pop’ when you’re taking off and landing.
  • Your own pack, so you have your stuff handy and your parents don’t make you use a trolley bag–not cool.
  • Your second favourite t shirt, cos you know your favourite one is going to get dirty.
  • Your portable DVD player and headphones so you can watch your own stuff.
  • Spare batteries for it.
  • Handheld electronic game.
  • Maps and travel guides so you can find fun things to do on holiday.
  • More spare batteries.
  • Favourite books and magazines.
  • Travel games like uno and cards.
  • Snacks for the plane trip.
  • Your camera (or borrow your parents).

Survival tips

Other kids have had to go on holidays with their parents–and survived. Even had a good time. Here’s how they managed it.

  • If you’re flying with both your parents suggest that they book seats in front or behind you. They can sit together and you can look like you’re travelling alone.
  • Rip your favourite tunes onto your iPod or MP3 before you go.
  • Set up a gmail or hotmail address so you can keep in touch with your friends. Don’t forget to add all their addresses before you go.
  • Help plan the trip so you can include some cool places that you want to visit.
  • ’Google’ your destination to see what’s cool about it.
  • Take a book with a story about the place you’re going.
  • Take a journal or a blank book to write notes and stick interesting stuff into.

Fun activities

Don’t forget to print these before you leave!

Colouring in

Join the dots

Mazes

Beach scene (PDF 64KB)

 

Hawaii (PDF 456KB)

Easy(PDF 240KB)

Cityscape (PDF 97KB)

 


Angel (PDF 456KB)


 

Intermediate 1 (PDF 248KB)


Captain Jetstar (PDF 50KB)

Dinosaur (PDF 256KB)


Intermediate 2 (PDF 268KB)


Jetstar plane (PDF 34KB)


Mermaid (PDF 400KB)


Hard (PDF 388KB)


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