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Tantrums at 30,000 Feet: Can you soothe a screaming child on a plane?
by Staff
Taking to the sky with your kids requires plenty of patience, planning and just a little bit of luck. Take our quiz to see just how much you know about keeping your cool while traveling with kids on an airplane.

What airline made headlines in April 2012 when it announced the first ever child-free decks on airplanes?

  • Singapore Airlines
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • United Airlines

What's the best way to prevent your child from getting an earache as the plane ascends or descends?

  • Try to let them sleep through the takeoff and landing.
  • Use ear drops.
  • Give them something to chew or suck on.

True or false: Federal law requires airlines to seat children and parents together on a plane.

  • true
  • false
  • No, but there are several state laws that require it.

What's the safest way for an infant to travel on an airplane according to the Federal Aviation Administration?

  • in the parent's lap
  • strapped in using a standard seatbelt
  • in a government-approved child safety seat

True or false: Young children can sit in an exit row as long as they are in the middle or aisle seat.

  • true
  • false
  • It depends on the airline.

What's the maximum allowed age for children seated in a parent's lap while flying?

  • 12 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 months

True or false: Antihistamines like Benadryl are a no-fail method for helping children sleep on planes.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You can only carry a maximum of 3 ounces of formula or breast milk on a plane.

  • true
  • false
  • It's up to the TSA agents' discretion.

What slightly-roomier section of seats do many airlines designate for families?

  • bulkhead
  • bilge area
  • exit row

What is the least busy day of the week for airlines and airports?

  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • Monday