11 JULY 2011

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Article from BTNews 11 JULY 2011

COMMENT: Advice to family travellers

British Airways sent us a press release last week (see below) which gave advice on travelling with children.  It was relevant as we are just about to enter the holiday season (in the UK at least) when young people, in their millions, descend upon the airports of the country, noisy, excited and without much patience.

The BA offering was very good and set our minds thinking. 

It did not say one thing, which this publication believes is the most important rule of all when travelling with children.

Get to the airport early!

Please please. 

Yes, we know that hanging around in the concrete domain, with the shops very tempting, is possibly not the most pleasant of places with the kids in tow, but that is far better than a late arrival at the departure terminal, harassed, concerned whether one will miss the flight, and possibly not quite sure which way to go.

Under these circumstances even the most experienced of travellers can get stressed.

It has happened to us all.

Thank you British Airways for your well considered advice.  And also for the BA “Aunties” (and presumably “Uncles” too), ready to take over with the little ones once inside the building.

If you are a business traveller our recommendation is to venture forth in September.

So we repeat our advice.

Get to the airport early.  It’s the lesser of two evils.

Malcolm Ginsberg

Editor in Chief

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