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lcuy Nov 30th, 2007 03:37 PM

Just keep in mind the TSA amy make you unwrap them....

FHurdle Dec 2nd, 2007 03:47 PM

I agree with the advice to book two aisle seats and one middle seat towards the back of the plane. It dramatically increases your chance of having the remaining middle seat stay empty.

As for someone being "upset" about having to move, there is not a single person in the entire country living outside a mental institution who will not be thrilled and overjoyed to exchange a middle seat for an aisle seat. It just won't be a problem.

Also, take some food. There isn't any served on this flight or than some wraps for purchase that don't look too appealing.

mseas Dec 3rd, 2007 11:41 AM

thanks again!
She will be 22 months old when we travel....sounds like a consensus to have a variety of 'things' - food and otherwise.

TravelRocks: can you tell me more about this statement, ", and watching these children's movies on the seats. Airbus 330 is great! "

colombiana Dec 3rd, 2007 01:32 PM

someone in this forum suggested you look for your particular airline and the aircraft you will be flying and tells you which seats are best, what I also did for my trip to Hawaii I often checked my own flight and saw how many seats were left. As someone else here said, there are not that many flights that are not sold out completely. Hope this helps, Gina

cheapboxofwine Dec 3rd, 2007 01:50 PM

I have flown to Europe several times with my two girls and alone! It can be challenging even when you have help. Great that you are booking a separate seat for your child. I'd suggest to bring the car seat on board so the child knows that you are traveling and needs to be strapped in just like when you are in the car. That is a safe way to go with the kids anyway in my opinion! Not sure what time of day you leave from MSP but keep the child on a regular nap/sleep schedule prior. Have some healthy snacks and even eat a light meal before boarding. You never know when you'll be fed! Carry on a sippy of water in case your child's ears are feeling it. I am from MSP--head to Creative Kidstuff and get some travel friendly goodies for the flight! I never did this, but have seen younger kids with dvd and headphones. Hey, it can work when they need a break from the stresses of travel.

shoefly Dec 3rd, 2007 03:51 PM

Are there "bulkhead" seats on that plane? They seem good for kids because they can stand up now and then, and it seems like airlines try to put families in them.

mseas Dec 4th, 2007 05:50 AM

Great idea on Creative KidStuff.

We're on the 11:40 a.m. direct flight out of MSP. She usually has a nap around 1 p.m. so I'm hoping we can maintain that schedule.

I checked on SeatGuru and see that the seats in the front half of coach have power supply capability -- I suppose that would be the way to go as far as using laptops, etc. Right?

mseas Dec 14th, 2007 11:15 AM

We selected three of the four seats in Row 38...thanks for the advice. I'll try to remember to post back on how it all turns out.

suze Dec 15th, 2007 08:57 AM

Good luck with your flight. Hopefully some of the time everyone will spend napping. Do take plenty of food and snacks along.

The Weasel, I don't know of a single person living on this planet who *prefers* a middle seat on an airplane.

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