One MUM has revealed the amazing item that lets her kids sleep on long-haul flights – and it’s called a “gift from heaven”.
Misty Kingma traveled on a 15-hour Delta flight from LA to Australia with her two children.
She revealed in a TikTok video how she managed to get her son Lennox to sleep 7.5 hours during the long flight.
In the video, she says: “Testing an inflatable baby on our 15-hour flight to Australia.
She wrote in the caption: “Highly recommended! Comes with hand pump to inflate on flat surface. Worth the investment! “
Misty also said it was a great cozy play area while he was awake.
The video has been viewed nearly 13 million times, with other parents agreeing with it.
One said: “Wow! That’s a game changer! I killed for this when I was a kid.”
Another said: “Our 18-month-old just had a severe meltdown on 95% of our 4-hour flights. I wish I’d known about this sooner!”
Many people say they “wish there was one for adults”.
One former flight attendant offered her own advice, saying: “Try putting it on a window seat. I can see the crew isn’t quite okay with it in the middle seat.”
However, parents should check with the airline that allows them first, as Misty says while about “50 airlines” allow them, many others do not.
British Airways, United and Qantas are some of the airlines that do not.
However, the website revealed Which airlines accept them?and is currently in process.
EasyJet, Jet2 and Norwegian all accept them, according to their FAQs.
For adventurous parents, the Flyaway bed is recommended for kids ages two to seven, and costs $159.
Another option is Plane Pal – an inflatable pillow fills the void between the seats and it folds neatly when you’re done using it.
A flight attendant said she saw a mother carrying “three dog beds” for her kids to use as pillows.
Another device that allows you to turn an economy seat into a bed has received high praise from parents.
Families can pay to upgrade their seats on Air New Zealand to turn them into triple beds called Skycouch.
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