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A Successful Flight

Uploaded: Jun 16, 2015
Recently I took my first flight alone with two little ones. We went on vacation to see a bunch of relatives. Even though our son has flown many times, I was quite nervous about the flight.

Luckily our son loves all things transportation, so the airport and airplane were like two big toy stores for him. Not only did he see a line of taxis but he took the elevator, saw many conveyor belts, watched the AirTrain and saw planes taking off. And our daughter was also content. She enjoys being in a front carrier and her eyes widened as she saw all of the airport's and airplane's new sites.

When we boarded the Southwest flight I found two seats for us. Almost immediately a woman nearby took one look at us and quickly stowed away her laptop and other belongings to move as far away from us as she could. It was a full flight and, not surprisingly, the seat next to us wasn't filled until the last moments. Thankfully, a kind man who has three kids himself asked if that seat was available. He even joked about having lots of experience with kids grabbing him and spitting up, so I need not worry. I couldn't have asked for a better seatmate.

I don't know how often I will travel on my own with two kids. But at least now I know that I can handle it.
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Posted by Sally , a resident of Palo Alto High School,
on Jun 16, 2015 at 7:39 am

Glad the flight went well!! I'm sure all the relatives are so grateful you made the effort so they could enjoy the kids!


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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Palo Alto Online blogger,
on Jun 16, 2015 at 7:56 am

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Sally - Thanks!! Yes, many memories made.


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Posted by jenifer1doll, a resident of Community Center,
on Sep 8, 2015 at 7:40 am

I have remembered my first fly, I have a lot of emotions, it was unforgettable. You can see sky, it's like you can touch clouds [portion removed]


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