I recently experienced the longest direct flight of my life, a knee stiffening 15 hours from Hong Kong to New York. Thankfully I was travelling WITHOUT my kids. That said, I did get to spend time with some of my fellow passenger’s children – from a kid who would sing loudly (and badly) to a tiny newborn, prone to tears every now and then.
Today a little Canary Island love with some ideas on exursions in Lanzarote, brought to you by Catherine Lavinia.
Lanzarote is famed for its great year round climate, offering a sunny escape both during the winter months and during the summer. Famous for its landscape, which is almost lunar in style, caused by volcanic eruptions meeting the sea, Lanzarote offers adventure and relaxation hand in hand.
I recently flew from Hong Kong to New York on my own. 15 hours trapped inside a small metal cabin with only myself for company. I loved every second!
Being at an airport without two small children in tow also makes for a different/much improved experience. In particular;
- Other passengers don’t give you evil looks at check-in
- You can walk more than 5 meters uninterrupted and at a good pace
- You can pause to flip through magazines at the shop or linger buying unnecessary beauty items in Duty Free
- You’re relaxed, even looking forward to reading your book or catching up with the latest movies onboard
- Other passengers don’t give you evil looks as you board your plane
What things do you miss about flying solo?
Looking to take the kids away for Chinese New Year / February half term? If so, get booking asap. Flights to popular destinations maybe already be scarce so check with your travel agent and sites such as Zuji, Skyscanner, Agoda and Openroomz for available flights/hotels.
Now on to my top 5 tips on where to go!
Thinking about booking a Qantas flight with an infant? Here are Brooke’s tips from a recent flight from Hong Kong to Sydney.
Qantas QF128 Flight Review – Economy
Brooke & her 3 month old son
How did you book the flight?
Via Qantas Frequent Flyers
How did you get to Hong Kong Airport?
On the Airport Express
Had you made any special request for seat?