Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London
Artist rendering of upgraded JFK Terminal 7

Flying can be pleasant – upgraded on British Air flight to London

In expected the usual indifference of US carriers at JFK. Instead, the British Airways staff couldn’t have been nicer and I breezed through security. The gods must have been smiling on me because I got upgraded!

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Can flying actually be fun? Yes, but more likely on a foreign carrier
Littlest Flight Attendant aboard

Can flying actually be fun? Yes, but more likely on a foreign carrier

If you’re thinking you wouldn’t find these amenities on an American carrier, you are probably right. “In the United States, you don’t see a lot of airlines offering amenities for kids,” said Brian Sumers, who covers airlines and aviation for the travel industry website Skift.

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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America

The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know

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Amenities galore in the business and first lounges at Dubai Airport
KIds play area in Emirates Business Class lounge Dubai

Amenities galore in the business and first lounges at Dubai Airport

Even after midnight the lounges are busy, as Dubai is a major gateway and global connection point. (There are appealing packages from Emirates for those who want to stop over for a day or two.)

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On a long-haul flight, Emirates Airlines thinks of everything
Littlest Flight Attendant aboard

On a long-haul flight, Emirates Airlines thinks of everything

It’s the extra touches—the captain signing their travel journals, the chance to have their picture taken in a flight attendant’s or captain’s hat—perhaps even the chance for a wannabe young flight attendant to help serve.

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Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance
Jim Grace, CEO of InsureMyTrip in the call center

Taking the Kids — why families need travel insurance

. I know most families don’t think they need travel insurance, but it really can save the day — and lots of money as costs can run into six figures when someone must be evacuated in a medical emergency. And, as travel insurers note, that is as likely to happen at a Mexican resort as on a cruise ship in some exotic locale.

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Who Knew? A Trip to the Fire Station in the Falkland Islands
Kids from A&K cruise at Falkland Islands Fire House

Who Knew? A Trip to the Fire Station in the Falkland Islands

The fire trucks pull up to our ship Le Boreal in the Falkland Islands, sirens blazing and lights flashing. But there was no emergency.

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On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm
Bird and while lookouts on Le Boreal

On a Cruise to Antarctica – 34 Kids and a Whole Lot of Enthusiasm

On the first day of our A&K adventure cruise from Argentina to the Falklands, S. Georgia and Antarctica - 34 kids on board and a lot of enthusiasm for learning

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