And now, as they say, for something completely different. Since we often talk about travel and manners, one reader has brought up one of the most controversial subjects in the travel industry: diapers in pools. “Should kids in diapers be allowed in the pool?”
About halfway through a 3,755-mile road trip from Orlando to Seattle, I had a little reality check. It happened a few minutes into an hour-long interview with an NPR show in Madison, Wis., when the topic swerved toward unruly kids in a car. “How to survive a road trip with your kids”
How good are your reading comprehension skills? How patient are you? How willing are you to forgive other people’s shortcomings? “How my kids taught me to be a better consumer advocate”
You don’t have to spend 300 days a year on the road with your kids to know the ins and outs of family travel. But it helps. “Don’t do this when you’re traveling with kids”
If your blood pressure spikes when you think about the words “kids” and “plane” in the same sentence, as you just did (sorry about that), then this story may have a calming effect.
True, there’s no faster way to start a brawl on a flight or an online chat room than by putting the two together. Some passengers feel the interior of a plane should be a designated quiet zone; others treat it as a playground. It’s a conflict as old as commercial aviation.
“Are airlines about to charge your kids more?”