Now that we have a baby, travel will never look the same. Gone are the days of budget airlines and carry-on only. At least for awhile. If I’ve learned anything in the few short months of being mom it’s that everything takes more time than expected. From leaving the house to accomplishing a simple errand, it just takes longer. Sometimes it’s obvious…a diaper blowout, a crying meltdown or a forgotten diaper bag. But sometimes, I can’t figure out where the time goes, but it’s taken me twice as long! So when we were preparing for our first flight with baby, we made sure to allow for extra time.
Baby Travel Bug’s first flight was at 9 weeks old from Florida to Michigan, from one set of loving grandparents to another. We chose to fly Southwest Airlines because we were not just flying for a visit, but it was the first leg of our move back to Indonesia. So when we left Florida, it was with all our belongings. And Southwest’s baggage policy is the best for that. Another nice thing about Southwest Airlines is the choose your own seat policy & family pre-boarding. A wise mother of multiples suggested heading to the back of the plane and claiming three seats for us, hoping that if it wasn’t a full flight no one would willingly choose to sit in the back of the plane in the middle seat next to an infant. Good advice. Continue reading