4. Indulge in the wonder of flying
You’re in the sky! What!? Don’t forget that flying is a tremendous feat of engineering, and while you are probably used to it, the kids can still think it’s a pretty magical experience. Try your best to instantiate this sense of wonder in your kids each time they fly.
Going through security can be a daunting experience for littlies. There were quite a few tears the first time our son approached the metal detector (not helped by a particularly grumpy security officer!) Our tip? Turn the metal detector into a magical fortress for the kids to venture into – you’ll be surprised how willing they are to zip straight through and discover the world that waits beyond!
6. Be a Junior Flyer
Flying is an experience that’s like none other, and kids always remember their first few times. To record these experiences as your little adventurer grows, Vanessa Mann has published Junior Flyer, a great little 96-page logbook where you and your child can record the details of up to 36 flights to remember for years to come. The logbook also features fantastic extras like illustrations, flying fun facts, educational profiles of common passenger aircraft, trivia and pull out maps. Retailing for just AUD$22, The Junior Flyer logbook is available online and in selected bookstores in Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.