Fort Lauderdale Airport & Ship Parking

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids is never an easy task. It takes a lot of planning, preparation, and patience. Here are some tips that will help prepare you and your children for a safe and smooth trip.

  • No red-eye flights.

Overnight flights are an easy way to make your child uncomfortable and cranky. Although red-eye flights are usually cheaper, it probably still isn’t worth the potential tantrum. Try to ensure that your child will get a good night’s sleep before a long day of traveling.

  • Explain security, boarding, and flying procedures beforehand.

The best way to keep a child calm in a new environment like an airport is to prepare them. We suggest having a practice flight at home. Set up some chairs in the living room and demonstrate how to behave and sit properly on a plane. The TSA Kids page is also a good resource for airport preparation. 

  • Pack a small carry-on bag with toys.

Bring coloring books, headphones, handheld games, anything that will entertain your child without making too much noise or mess. Ask the flight attendant for a blanket and pillow before you are seated, just in case the kids want to take a nap during the flight.

  • Don’t forget the essentials.

Pack nutritional snacks, an extra set of clothes, gum, their favorite toy, and a reusable water bottle. All of these things will come in handy in case of an accident or scary turbulence. Remember that you can’t bring any liquids through airport security that is less than 3.4 ounces! 

  • Have parking arrangements figured out ahead of time.

To ensure a smooth departure, we recommend securing a safe spot to keep your vehicle before you get to the airport. Relying on airport parking can sometimes be a gamble. We’ve all been there... You finally find a spot in the furthest lot. You aboard a cramped and smelly shuttle and then you pay a shockingly over-priced rate. We recommend booking a parking reservation with us! At FLL Park Safe we’ll make your Fort Lauderdale long-term parking a breeze! Book your reservation online, park at our manned facility (located less than a mile from the airport), allow us to load your baggage into our complimentary shuttle van, and we’ll drop you off right at your terminal! 

At FLL Park Safe we want to help make your travel experience as smooth as possible. That’s why we offer the best long-term parking for Fort Lauderdale Airport. Never worry about the security of your car while on a vacation again!