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July 3, 2019 Aviation No Comments Email Email

Tigerair Australia is helping to make travel a breeze these school holidays by once again hosting free kids face painting in its Melbourne Airport terminal. For the second time this year, after initially launching in April earlier this year, hundreds of exited kids have taken part in face painting and colouring in competitions before or after their flights.

The free initiative began last Saturday June 29th and runs until this Thursday July 4th between 11am and 2pm at Tigerair’s Melbourne Airport terminal.

It comes as Tigerair reveals the top five travel tips when travelling with kids these school holidays, take a look below:

1.Plan, plan and plan again

Not only do you need to consider what you’ll do once you get the airport, you need to keep in mind how long it might take to get you there. Everything from what time you need to leave the house, how long it will take to get to the airport and if you’re driving how long it could take to snag that precious carpark close to the terminal. Most airlines these days have web-check in available and if you’re flying Tigerair this opens 72 hours prior to your flight so you can save time and do it online so all you need to do when you arrive at the airport is drop your bags and be on your way to the terminal. Forget about printing plane tickets for you and the family, you can save your mobile boarding pass directly to your phone and simply show this when boarding your flight at the gate.

Top tip: Be mindful of the check-in closure time so leave enough time for contingency. Remember, while it’s an exciting time to jetting off for a school holidays escape, you’re not the only one so be prepared for some airport bound traffic and chaotic carparks- and that’s all before you get to the airport.

2.Sit up the pointy end

Live life at the front. Pre-select your seats at the front of the plane. Not only is it easier to get on and off the plane with all of those carry-on bags, on Tigerair flights you get extra legroom so there’s more space to spread out if needed. It can also help if your trying to get your little ones to have an inflight snooze, as it’s usually quieter because it’s in front of the engines. You can pre-select your seats before you fly when booking or purchase these via manage my booking.

Top tip:  Get in quick and pre-select the seat that accommodates your needs the best. It’s first in, best dressed, so make you snap your seat up quick.

3.Pack your carry-on essentials

One of the most important things you need to do is to properly pack your carry-on when travelling with kids. Ensure there’s plenty of snacks, something for the little ones to chew so their ears don’t pop during take-off and landing and some entertainment options to keep them amused while flying- think games, drawings, iPads and heaps of toys. Tigerair’s model is all about providing the lowest fare for the seat, then allowing the customer the choice to pick and choose what optional extras, if any, they wish to pay for.

Top tip: If you need extra carry on to fit all the essentials, remembers there’s always Cabin+ which allows you to boost your carry on allowance from 7kg to 12kg and you don’t have to wait at the baggage carousel to pick up your luggage.

4.Take a travel pram

Specifically made prams for air travel are a lifesaver and can make holiday a whole lot smoother for everyone. Not only do they store safely in the aircraft’s overhead locker storage, it means you don’t have to carry kids through the airport or use a baby carrier and they are much more lightweight than traditional pushers.

Top tip: Do your research and invest in the right travel pram for you. Not all travel prams are permitted in our carry-on depending on their size, so best to visit our website for further information to make sure your pram fits before arriving at the airport.

5.Be extra prepared

No matter how prepared you think you are, take the time before you travel to make sure you’re extra prepared. Pack each child a separate bag with a change of clothes, nappies, wipes, medication and comforters for that extra piece of mind in case the unexpected happens.

Top tip: Before you fly, log in online to manage your booking and ensure you have made all the upgrades you need (extra luggage, seat selection, queue jump).

Take a look at some the snaps we’ve managed to capture so far and if you do need anything further from me please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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