Flying with Children

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There’s nothing better to while away a bit of time than some drawing and colouring in. The Smiggle store offers plenty of distractions with a lot’s of great pens, pencils and kids stationery, all at very affordable prices. Great fun for all. Click here to see the Location Map for the location of Smiggle.

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There’s nothing better to while away a bit of time than some drawing and colouring in. The Smiggle store offers plenty of distractions with a lot’s of great pens, pencils and kids stationery, all at very affordable prices. Great fun for all. (see map for the location of Smiggle)

Baby Bottle Meals and Baby Bottles

Some airlines have special child, toddler and baby meals available which can be requested at the time of reservation, other airlines serve limited in-flight meals. It’s best to make sure you are well prepared with appropriate food and drink packed for the trip. Carry biscuits, water, juice & snacks for your kids. All are available at the stores in the retail area of the terminal Click here to see the Terminal Map

Please visit individual airline websites for their policy on taking meals and baby bottles on board.

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Toilets with dedicated parent’s rooms are available throughout the airport – both in the Check-in and Departures halls. Click here to see the Terminal Map.

Coolangatta Airport night Getting to the airport

Develop a plan before you leave bearing in mind check-in times for your flight. Remember to allow extra time for airport car parking, traffic delays and road works. Ensure you view our location map before you leave to obtain directions. For more information on where to go when you arrive, view our Terminal Map.

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At the airport

Make sure you allow plenty of time to arrive at the boarding gate particularly when travelling on international flights. If you have time on your side your whole party will be stress free which will rub off on your children – happy children equals happy parents!

If travelling with infants and young children, you will be invited to board the aircraft before other passengers whenever possible.

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A limited number of strollers are available for use – just ask the check-in staff.

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During takeoff and landing you must nurse your baby. Your baby or young child may cry on take-off and landing due to the brief ‘popping’ in their ears as cabin pressure adjusts to altitude. This is perfectly normal. By giving your baby a bottle or breastfeeding at this time, you will help to relieve the ‘popping’ sensation. For older children and for yourself, the ‘popping’ can be simply alleviated by chewing on a toffee or sweet.


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