In an age where kids are dependent on electronics, turning them off during take-off and landing can be unnerving for parents. Will they fidget? How many times will you hear, "Are we there yet?" Sure, they can use their own boring old crayons or read a book they know is packed in carry-on, but sometimes access to something new helps.
A current British Airways Skyflyer — Photo courtesy of British Airways
British Airways provides kids with a Skyflyer activity pack. The odds are, unless they've seen it online, that your child doesn't know what's inside. He or she may not even expect to receive it to begin with, so there's the surprise factor to consider. Now, they have something new to do onboard. Here's what's inside the current version.
- For children between 3-5 years old, the pack contains crayons and a 'Spread your Wings' colouring book featuring Cuthbert the Cat.
- For children over 6, the pack contains a pen and ‘Wing It’ book, which is full of facts about flying along with puzzles and sudokus.
The Skyflyer activity packs are available on all flights to and from London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports. The theme of the pack can change though they always come in handy carriers.
A Paddington Bear Skyflyer activity pack — Photo courtesy of Walking on Travels
For example, last summer it was themed around the London Olympics. Kids can go online to print a special luggage tag to insert into their Skyflyer activity kit, see what's playing onboard and order a special kids meal.
Sure, the activity pack won't keep them entertained on a 10-hour flight, but it's a nice perk that parents appreciate.