Airline offers to ‘bump you off ‘a flight? Grab it!

Nowadays it’s becoming more commonplace for airlines to overbook. These companies then try to persuade some travelers to take a different flight due to filled seats.  Throughout our years of travel, we’ve been approached many times to volunteer to be ‘bumped off’ but never agreed to it.   We typically book specific seats far ahead… Read More

How the Electronic Ban will affect Traveling with Autism

Much as been said in the past few days about the new reveal electronic ban that the UK and US have put into effect. Since its reveal on  March 20th, 2017, many have spoken for and mostly against the new regulations. It even has a trending Twitter hashtag at #electronicban! For the few people who… Read More

Nine Ways to Accommodate Kids with Autism while Flying

Airline travel is a stressful experience for any family. For a family with children with autism, however, there are many aspects to airports that are not autism-friendly by default. To help mitigate problems, parents need to be proactive in both contacting the airline and preparing themselves. Here are our nine tips for accommodating children with… Read More

Ten Questions and Tips for Families Flying with Autism

Flying can be a stressful experience filled with lots of complicating factors. Families with autism will likely run into problems adjusting to the often confusing, overstimulating environment of an airplane. Not to mention that most airlines do not have the ability to provide every accommodation, so parents are often on their own. The following is a list… Read More

JetBlue Airline’s Autism-Friendly Service

When it comes to airlines offering top-notch autism-friendly service, JetBlue has been one of our favorites.We recently had our first opportunity to test their accommodations for ourselves and see exactly how autism-friendly the airline truly is. For many years I’ve been following with interest JetBlue’s efforts to help travelers with autism get accommodations when they… Read More

Must Have Items when flying with Autism

This month’s question comes from a Facebook follower, a parent, who is wondering what items are essential to pack when flying with a kid on the autism spectrum. Of course, each kid has his or hers favorite things so my tips will solely focus on the ‘essential items’ in all categories, that should be packed with… Read More

Flying with Autism on CRJ -700 Planes

I remember a decade ago when we first started traveling extensively how squeamish I was about flying to Savannah airport in a CRJ 700 plane. In my defense, I had flown earlier that year in a 25- seater plane from Vancouver to Seattle during a storm, which had traumatized me. To my surprise, the flight… Read More

Airport Security Tips For Families With Autism

Due to the ever-changing airport regulations, many travelers find it difficult to know what to expect from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and airport security checkpoints on any given day. Even more confusing is the fact that the checks vary from airport to airport, some done with body scanners while others still use the… Read More

Why Fly with TAM Airlines

When I made plans to fly from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, I decided to book my flight with TAM Airlines because it is part of the well-trusted Star Alliance .* We had never flown with them before, so I did not know what to expect when I booked my flight.Much to… Read More

Five Lessons Learned from Bad Flight Experiences

Like in life, there are both good and bad experiences in travel. The savvy traveler needs not only to enjoy the fun but learn valuable lessons from the bad ones. In our case, as a family with autism one incident can impact the rest of the day. So, we try our best to learn from… Read More

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