Tips for travelling with family this summer

Published 16 August 2012
If you've booked a last minute getaway before the new school term starts, SportsDirect.com has some tips to reduce the stress of travelling with the family.

• plan for the journey and make sure you have a plan for everyone

• losing any luggage upon arrival at your new destination is extremely stressful so an easy way to avoid prolonged stress and helps avoid replacing clothes using holiday spending money is to pack clothes for everyone, in every suitcase

• ensure that Grandma’s medication is in a safe place (many airlines allow some medication to be taken on board the flight, please check with an airline before flying about restrictions and exceptions to these rules) and can be easily accessed should it be required

• packing home comforts for the kids can also make travelling with younger children and impatient teenagers much easier to handle, particularly on long-haul flights. Ask each child who is flying to choose their own favourite item to put in their hand luggage allowance so they can have something familiar to relate to, or something to entertain them on board. Many airlines which offer long haul flights have alternative children’s entertainment, menus and flight packages to suit so it’s worth checking these options out before booking.

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