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Broken In-Flight Entertainment On A Longhaul Flight!

When it comes to flying with kids, you can leave nothing to chance. I learnt this the hard way recently on a 9 hour DAY FLIGHT from Christchurch to Singapore.  We’d had a minor incident on the way down – my seat was broken and despite it being a seemingly packed flight, they found another few seats at the back of the plane.

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Review of Thai Airways: Hong Kong to Phuket

For our Christmas trip to Phuket, I chose to fly with Thai Airways as it was half the price of Cathay Pacific.  Thai Airways is part of the Star Alliance, which includes Singapore and United Airlines.  Thai’s Royal Orchid Plus Program is open to any person 2 years of age or older.  Whilst I am a Royal Orchid Plus member, my daughters are enrolled in KrisFlyer (belonging to Singapore Airlines) as we fly Virgin a lot and they don’t meet the minimum age requirement for the Flying Club.

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Is Cathay Premium Economy Worth It?

Is it worth the extra to splurge to Premium Economy on a longhaul flight?  Of course prices and quality vary between airline but on Cathay Pacific, a Premium Economy fare can amount to double the Economy price.  Therefore the decision really depends on the length of your upcoming journey and how much cash you’re willing to splash.  

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Jetlag and Kids: 10 Top Tips

Jetlagged kids… we’ve all been through it.  Whether it’s trying to settle a wide awake baby at 2am or sticking your toddler in front of the TV at 5am while you get some much needed sleep.  Either way it’s not fun.  However, don’t let it stop you from planning your trip of a lifetime.  Here are my top tips for dealing with jetlag:

  1. KNOW what you’re in for.  
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Life At The Airport With No Kids

99% of the time I’m flying with my kids.  In general Mesdames Jetlag & Mayhem (ages 7 and 5) are becoming easier to handle. Yet hanging about at the airport still isn’t that much fun.  There’s almost always a fight about who gets to pull the suitcase, screams of ‘I’m thirsty’ and constant hassling from me about the importance of going to the toilet BEFORE we get on our longhaul flight.  

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