Traveling as a family is a unique and bonding experience, but it is most certainly not without its stresses. Having young children at an airport can be an absolute nightmare. From having to stand in long lines to long layovers it can take almost all of your energy to keep your family happy. Fortunately, there are some precautions you can take in order to minimize any complications that may arise during air travel with your family.
One precaution you can take which will greatly enhance the quality of air travel with your family is packing wisely. If you have children make sure you go through all of their luggage to make sure they haven't packed anything that will make getting through security difficult. In your own carry on bag it is wise to pack a wide variety of snacks for when your family unavoidably will get hungry. Depending on the age of your children it is also not a bad idea to pack games or electronic devices for your children to use during the flight. Other items you may wish to pack into your carry on as a precaution are jackets and blankets as planes can sometimes be very cold.
It is absolutely essential that you make sure you and your whole family has the necessary documents for travel. This includes forms of identification ranging from passports to visas. It is a good idea to have a responsible member of the family in charge of all the documents. This will insure that they do not get lost and that they stay all together. Before even leaving for the airport it is a good idea to take the precaution of double checking to make sure you have all of the documents needed for everyone who is traveling.