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New Baggage Regulations to Help Aussie Parents Travel with Infants

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Travelling around the globe has never been easy, especially when infants tag along for the trip. One of the main issues that parents often have to deal with is the need to bring extra items on the trip, without going over the allowed baggage weight limit for adults.

However, things are bound to change, as the first Australian airline announced that infants are now allowed to be accompanied by their own, personal luggage.

Up until now, infants under the age of two weren’t allocated a seat. Therefore, the parents had to place all baby items in their bags, which left little room for anything else. Now, Virgin Australia allows the parents to pack an additional bag that can weight up to 23kg.

So instead of giving up on going abroad with the kids, instead of choosing to play online casino games while staying at home to avoid the hassle that comes with travelling, parents can now rest easy and pack as many things as they need!

All You Need to Know About Travelling with an Infant

When travelling with an infant under the age of two, you have two options: either the infant sits on your lap, which means you don’t have to pay full fare, or you purchase a ticket so the kid will be able to sit separately.

In the past, infants who had no seats of their own weren't entitled to get an additional suitcase on board.

However, earlier this month, Virgin Australia announced that parents are allowed to check-in an additional suitcase while travelling with an infant under the age of 24 months – without additional costs.

Also, parents will be able to check in two more baby items, such as a stroller or car seat, as long as each item weighs less than 23kg.

But the fun doesn’t end there! Any adult who travels with an infant can now also bring an additional carry-on bag that weighs up to 7kg to store a variety of baby products, which include baby milk, wipes, baby food, and more.

The new rule applies both to domestic and international flights, which will make the trip much easier for every parent out there.

Tips for Flying with Young Kids

Packing an extra bag is not the only thing you can do to make your flight easier when there are kids involved. Here are a few tips that you might find useful:

  • Choose the aisle seat – The older your child is, the more active he will be. While most adults prefer the comfort of getting a window seat, it just isn’t practical when you have to entertain a wiggling child for hours on end.

  • Choose the right baby carrier – When you get to the airport, you will have to manage multiple things at once: your baggage, passports and tickets, and of course – your kids. By using the right baby carrier, one that you will be allowed to keep on while going through security, you will be able to make life easier as your hands will stay free.

  • Stock up on snacks – Even if your flight is a short one, hours will go by from the moment you leave the house till you reach your final destination. Make sure that you bring your baby’s favourite snacks, and don’t forget something to treat yourself as well!


Start Packing Your Bags!

Now that parents are no longer required to struggle so much when packing for a flight, there is nothing that can stop them from travelling to any destination they have in mind! Are you ready to go on vacation with your kids?

 

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