Don’t just assume that, if you’re flying with your child, the airline will automatically seat you and your child together on the aircraft. If you don’t specifically choose your seats before you arrive for your flight, you may find you and your child have been separated, as there’s nothing stating an airline must legally seat a child next to their parent or other adult.
Thankfully, more airlines are realizing that separating young flyers from their guardians is just a recipe for a mid-flight meltdown, and they’re taking efforts to always seat families together. Following the leads of American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Alaska Airlines, JetBlue recently announced it would implement a formal family seating guarantee, so that children aged 13 years or younger would be guaranteed a seat next to an adult on the same reservation. The guarantee assures this with no extra work required on the part of the parent, as well as no additional fee.
“We know traveling with young children can add challenges, and we want to do everything we can to put parents and families at ease by providing a smooth trip each time they choose JetBlue,” said Joanna Geraghty, president and CCO, JetBlue. “This enhanced family seating policy reflects our commitment to continue to meet the needs of our customers and provide exceptional service.”
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Through Dec. 31, family travelers can enjoy the most unexpected thing in Florida: a white Christmas. The Now Snowing in Celebration festival in Kissimmee, Florida, embraces winter traditions for both locals and visitors. Free to visit, families will love heading to the town built by Disney.
Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.
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.
Embrace the holiday season with a family coastal retreat to Virginia Beach. The destination offers a blend of holiday charm and year-round amenities perfect for family travels. With mild winter weather, pristine beaches and a variety of seasonal events, the destination offers a one-of-a-kind winter escape.