If you’ve ever had to get on a plane with children of any age, you’ll know that keeping them occupied in-flight is as nerve-wracking, if not more so, than packing for the holiday!
A new survey commissioned by Emirates has revealed that it only takes an average of 90 minutes for Singaporean children under 16 to get bored on long-haul flights. But don’t let that stop you from taking your little ones to see the world!
Here are some travel tips to make your next long-haul flight stress-free, and enjoyable!
Download apps, and load up the iPad!
Before you get on that long-haul flight with your child, leave your “Zero Screen Time” rule at the boarding gate! Turns out, 69% of Singaporean children like watching cartoons during air travel. So, mummies and daddies, remember to download a selection of age-appropriate games, apps, songs, cartoons and movies to buy you a couple of hours of peace! You should definitely invest in a pair of kiddie headphones like these awesome volume-controlled Paw Patrol ones.
Eat, Drink, and Be Happy
Make sure your carry-on is filled with a copious amount of snacks because a hungry toddler does not a happy toddler make! Keeping the little ones munching is a tried-and-tested air travel hack which 65% of Singaporean parents swear by. Do leave sippy cups or water bottles empty until you get past the different security checkpoints; you can always get some water or juice during food service in-flight.
Having to unwrap anything adds instant appeal to the most blah of items. Have a colouring book? Wrap it up! Got sticker pads? Wrap those up too! Leave well-loved, familiar toys at home, and whip out beautifully-wrapped surprises periodically throughout the long-haul flight. You can even up the thrill-factor and let the little ones request for airline-exclusive toys and collectibles, such as the adorable “Fly With Me” animal plush toys or Lonely Planet Activity Kits found only on Emirates’ flights.
Young Parents is excited to give away FOUR Emirates’ “Fly With Me” Kits, filled with on-board exclusives your little one will love, including a Lonely Planet Activity Kit, an Emirates Blanket Buddy, and even an Emirates Little Traveller Mug!
Giveaway closes on Tuesday, Oct 29, 2019, at 2359hrs.
To find out more about the Emirates’ experience, go here.