Last time we talking about Where to go for a vacation with the child? Features traveling with children (part 1)
It is only in our country, children in the sandbox of one not released. The school - the parents, the theater - with the teacher, and if you walk, it is only a group of at least five people.
The fact that one child went to visit her grandmother in another city - and can be no question.
Abroad, the children literally from the younger years are beginning to travel on their own: bikes, cars, trains, walking, finally.
The only form of transport on which parents can put the child and do not worry - it's a plane. However, each airline has its own rules of transportation of children flying unaccompanied. And before you book an air ticket, we strongly recommend that you become familiar with them.
Do foreign air carriers are strict age restrictions for children traveling alone? For example, the airline did not take on board their aircraft children (by flying) aged up to two years, and the Dutch KLM - up to five years. But for children over five in the Dutch developed a special program Junior Jet: a child acquires the status of a particular passenger, and from the moment of check-in prior to arrival at the final destination enjoys special attention from the KLM staff. Children cling to the clothes a special badge with the inscription Junior Jet, baggage molded bright stickers also showered with gifts and indulges in every possible way during the flight.
But the rules of British Airways, Air France, and Finnair does not clearly stipulate what age a child can fly unaccompanied. It says only that "children under 12 years of age may travel alone." Therefore, parents, booking a ticket for the flight of the English, French or Finnish airlines should understand, ready if their minor child to the "lonely" flight.
Transportation of children
One adult passenger can take a 90% discount per child under the age of two years (no seat). Free baggage allowance for the baby is 10 kg. On request, passengers can book a seat for him, but in this case, the ticket is issued as a child under 12 years. For the second, third and other children under two years of flying with one adult tickets are issued as for children up to 12 years. A child up to 12 years, usually made out of 67% of the ticket (for some types of payment - 75%) of the cost of an adult ticket. Percentage discounts to special tariffs are regulated by special rules. The ticket entitles you to a place and a free baggage allowance in accordance with the class of service.
On international flights, children from 8 to 12 years of age may fly unaccompanied. In this case, the discount rate provided for children, are not in all cases. Caring for these children is the responsibility of the staff of the airline. In addition to having mandatory for all children of the passport with the visa, mourners at the airport you must fill out a special application for the transportation of an unaccompanied child under 12 years of age and the child's parents return.
Carriage of unaccompanied children aged 2 to 8 years (some airlines - 12 years old) are charged at the adult rate, the ticket has put the mark "for child care is needed." In this case, airline bears full responsibility for the child before handing over to meet him. In the case of a flight with one parent need the notarized consent of the other parent
An unaccompanied child is accepted for carriage:
accompanying persons remain with the child at the departure airport before boarding an aircraft;
the child will necessarily be met at the destination airport.
With accommodation, problems will not be, if the administration warned in advance. Child (up to 2 years), of course, live free. All hotels have beds for children and a few species. This can be an arena, the usual bed for a small or standard additional bed for older children. In the four - and five-star hotels in Bath are sterile, and the child can bathe in them directly. From diapers and other necessary things abroad, do not have problems, but it is better to buy the house, as there is cheaper. Toys at the resorts are sold everywhere, but, as a rule, much in the five-star and four-star hotels more expensive. For some years older children, there is day and night babysitter (nanny). Its services cost $ 10-15 per hour.
While at home, to see exactly what will have your baby, it's hard. Information is to ensure that the special children's table in the hotel there. But this does not mean that it will fit your child. First, the table is designed for children who already have teeth. Secondly, it is not always special, so it's best to choose a hotel with all the conditions for young guests. The resort stores familiar to our children's nutrition often lacking. Another same brand may not be appropriate because of the different composition of water.
It is not necessary to go to a resort in the heat when the temperature surpasses 35. Children as bad tolerate it as a long road. So for a family voyage is better to choose the April-June or September-October already. At this time, the beaches are much quieter, and the permit will cost a little bit cheaper than in the tourist rush. Especially because the acclimatization of children takes much longer than in adults. Therefore, the child really had time to experience all the charms of resort life and have a good rest, the trip should take an average of 21 days, or even better a month. And it is no less than 2 weeks. Therefore, if one of the parents can not allocate on a family vacation for so long, it makes sense to order a longer (by date) tour package for one of them and the child.
Of course, starting a family vacation, you need to very carefully think about the composition of a personal first aid kit. After all, insurance is designed for the most extreme cases, but you can just get lost in the local drug names.
One of the most important moments in the journey is the security of documents. We strongly recommend you retain and carry their documents in a separate bag, which must lie nearby. Note Travel Wallet & Passports Holder with RFID Blocking . The bag has a handle, the length of which can be adjusted. If you need to absent himself on business, you can hang it around your neck or shoulder. You will not have to hold it in his hands. Bag with zipper. Inside a lot of pockets for cards and passports. There is a small pocket for small items, such as USB flash drive, which is also on the snake. For the money and important papers, there is an inner pocket with zipper. There is also a lock, which can be attached keys. Even in the bag has pockets for ID cards, where you can put a driver's license. The advantages of this bag are that it can put a lot of things and they will always be in the manner and under your supervision.