5 Tips for Baby's First Flight


Options to fly

A. Any flight to Maui is going to be a long one. If you’re more comfortable with your baby flying within their car seat, you may purchase an airplane ticket for your baby and attach your car seat to the airplane seat belt.

B. If your baby is under 2 years old, they fly for free when seated on their parents lap.

Extra Food and Clothing

Bring more food, diapers, wipes, and clothing (for both you and the baby). Air pressure changes can mess with your baby’s belly, and as a result, your clothing too.

 Takeoff and Landing 

Your baby’s ears may bother them when the air pressure changes. For a typical flight over the pacific ocean to Maui, your cruising altitude is 36,000 feet, which takes about 35 to 40 minutes for ascent and descent. To prevent your baby from crying, try to time feeding or sleeping during that time. If feeding or sleeping isn’t an option, try a pacifier during the ascent and descent.

Look and Listen for family signs to help you

Many airports have separate lines for families while going through security checkout for bypassing the long wait.

Boarding your flight

If you’re flying with a child under two, your family gets to board the plane first, or right after first class. If you feel you need the extra time to get your baby settled, take advantage of this.