Family travel doesn’t have to be stressful. According to Dan Kaiser, vice president of operations, Kidco., “When you have lightweight and easy to use gear for your little ones, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable for everyone.”
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
It’s only natural for parents to be a little apprehensive about their first flight with young children. Most kids do just fine in the air, as long as they have an idea of what to expect — and what’s expected of them. And for some kids, flying may be their favorite part of family travel.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
The greatest disparity in financial literacy exists among African Americans. To make changes in this area, Tomeka Purcell created a book series and corresponding dolls to help educate, entertain and inspire children and family travelers.