Tips for Travelling with Kids: Long-Haul Flights Made Easy With Kids Luggage

Tips for Travelling with Kids: Long-Haul Flights Made Easy With Kids Luggage

Are you dreading the thought of a long-haul flight with your kids? Don't worry, you're not alone! Many parents feel apprehensive about travelling long distances with little ones in tow. However, with the right strategies and a relaxed mindset, long-haul flights with kids can be enjoyable and even memorable. At Penny Scallan, we are experienced travellers and parents, and we know a thing or two about how to make long-haul flights easier and more enjoyable for both parents and children. Get ready to embark on your next adventure with confidence and excitement


Packing correctly and finding the right luggage for your kids is possibly the most important aspect to prioritise. Our range of travel bags designed specifically for children, such as the Penny Scallan Travel Suitcase, Duffle Bag and Backpacks. These bags not only add a touch of fun with their adorable designs but also provide ample space to organise your child's belongings.

Our bags are not only durable but also made from easy-to-clean materials, ensuring that they can withstand the demands of travel with kids, and your little one’s messy hands.

Choose your seats wisely

When flying long-haul with kids, picking the right seats is crucial. Consider proximity to toilets, the configuration of seats for your family size, and options like bulkhead or extended legroom seats. Investing in a seat for each child is highly recommended to ensure everyone's comfort. If your baby sleeps well in a car seat, bringing it on board can provide added comfort and safety.

Travel Snacks & Meals

One travel tip we stand by is bringing a Penny Scallan Insulated Lunch Bag that is perfect for keeping your child's food at the right temperature during travel. The lunch bag is fully lined with thermal foil, ensuring that hot meals stay warm and cold items remain cool.

For an all-in-one lunchtime solution, be sure to check out our Mini Bento + Mini Insulated Lunch Bag Pack. This bundle includes both the Mini Bento Box and the Mini Insulated Lunch Bag, providing you with everything you need to pack a delicious and well-protected meal for your child on the go.

Travel Entertainment

To keep your children entertained during the flight, pre-load electronic devices with games, movies, or educational applications. Downloading content beforehand ensures you won't rely on unreliable in-flight Wi-Fi. If you prefer a screen-free experience, explore alternative options such as books, colouring books, puzzles, or small toys to engage your child's attention.

Prioritise Comfort:

Pack comfortable clothing for both you and your children. Consider changing your little one into soft and comfy PJ’s to enhance relaxation during the flight. Bringing essential toiletries like a toothbrush, hairbrush, and wipes can also freshen up your little one’s experience.