As the big Thanksgiving holiday approaches many of you are packing up for air travel on USAIR. I am providing a link to the policies for USAIR about traveling with kids. Basically, if the child is under 2 you can carry them on your lap or you can buy them a seat. If you buy a seat and they are under 2 you MUST have a car seat. You need to bring a birth certificate for a child under 2 (even for domestic travel), they may or may not ask for it but don’t get stuck without it! In fact, I would take on no matter what the age of your child just to be safe. If your child is over the age of 2 you are required to purchase a seat but you are not required to have a car seat. Claire has only been on one plane trip. It was not too bad, just bring plenty of small games and books and snacks! Stickers, crayons, new books and Play-doh worked best for us. Bring a pacifier or bottle if they still take one, for their ears when you take off and land.
Parking has changed quite a bit in the last year. The Charlotte-Douglas Airport website has good info on parking options and rates and even tells you “live” how the parking conditions are looking. be sure to log on right before you leave. Did you know the airport has more than 20,000 parking spaces? We even have curbside valet that costs $19 a day – might be worth it if you are travelling with a baby or toddler!
Do you have any tips about the Charlotte airport? Leave a comment below.