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Home for the holidays. Or not.

According to the calendar, this is the year to spend Christmas at my parent's place. According to the airlines, however, this is the year to stay home. Over the past month, I've looked at hundreds of flights out of more than a half-dozen Midwest airports into three different hubs near...

By Brian Reid | December 3, 2009; 07:59 AM ET | Comments (47)

Do 'Boy' Toys Always Trump 'Girl' Toys?

In my quest to help build a more gender-neutral world, one of the small annoyances is the toys that are included with kid's meals at various restaurants (note to nutrition-focused readers: I will make reference to fast-food joints later in the post without even touching on whether eating such foods...

By Brian Reid | August 31, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

Child on a Plane IV

Okay, so family travel on airplanes is not a new subject around here: We've chatted about Southwest dumping pre-boarding, the flight attendant vs. a baby, and, of course, the boy who couldn't stop saying, "Bye, bye, plane." In all cases, it seems, it's the flying world versus those of us...

By Stacey Garfinkle | July 7, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (48)

Families Here, Rest of You Over There

Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Transportation Security Administration is expanding its use of family security lanes to speed up getting through airport security. By Nov. 20, the TSA says that every airport security checkpoint will have dedicated lanes for families or people with special needs. They'll be marked with...

By Stacey Garfinkle | November 12, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (63)


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