Tips For Flying 

As Salam Alikum Readers

I am writing about flying in a airplane and here are some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

  1. Always pack a change of clothes in your carry on , this is especially important if your flying with children, 
  2. Gate check the stroller, wear baby / toddler in ergo carrier, if to big to wear then invest in a harness backpack we have one that looks like a monkey it will save you a lot of time and worry if you don’t have to chase a wondering toddler through the airport.
  3. If packing yogurts get the tube kind and freeze before hand and store in a lunch bag for keeping foods cold I did this and it was still frozen when I got to where I was going after 18 hours.
  4. Baby wipes for easy clean up, I use them to wipe down the seat armrests and tray
  5. Bring a pillow and blanket with you
  6. Pack a portable charger and have it fully charged for your phone or iPad 
  7. Snacks and empty bottle for water
  8. Extra pair of socks and underwear 
  9. Extra hijab 
  10. Travel in comfortable clothes 
  11. Have all your important information in one place ( I have a bag I pack my passport and flight information in with a list of emergency contacts )
  12. Something to read or do during layovers and on the flight, or headphones to watch movies if plane has them.

Know that when flying with your baby small children that you’re allowed to take them food and breastmilk, formula just tell tsa that it’s your babies food.

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Horrible Airport Experience 10/27/2014

Yesterday I had a very bad experience at the airport .

My day started off good and I was excited and nervous as I was flying alone with a 15 month old went through the line got my boarding pass from the airline I was flying on then went through security and that is were I ran into issues.

The security people were not helpful and I am not fluent in Arabic , and they didn’t speak English so it was very hard the few who claimed to speak English didn’t understand me at all and there is no paging system in the airport what kind of airport doesn’t have a paging system?

The problem is over a piece of paper  apparently I forgot to get a piece of paper from the police department in the town I was staying in because I stayed more than 3 months .

They had me run all over the airport looking for my husband I had several panic attacks and dissolved into tears , They finally found my husband and the issue was almost resolved had to travel back to the town I was staying in to get dumb piece of paper.

My husband he re-booked his flight and left me with his brothers and his Brother in law . Went to claim my bags and guess what they sent one on the airplane so I don’t know if I’ll ever see it ?
I rode in the car back to the town and am now just sitting here waiting.