Flying with kids is never easy, but flying with kids on
Thanksgiving eve could be really tough this year.
The day before Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel
day of the year. And now a bunch of disgruntled flyers want to make
it even worse by using that day to protest against the new full
body scanners. They want people to refuse to submit to the scanners
and instead demand a personal pat down.
If they succeed, it could mean that the security lines at O'Hare
will take hours longer than necessary for all you poor people
trying to have a nice
family holiday. So plan accordingly. If you were planning to
get to the airport two hours early, considering going three hours
early. I know. I hate hanging around O'Hare too, especially with
If you take my advice and go really early, but no protest
develops, don't sit around cursing me because you have more than
two hours to kill before your flight. Simply head over to Terminal
2 where the Chicago Children's Museum has a kids' play area. It's
for little ones, but my kids had fun in there when they were 10 and
12 and we were waiting for a delayed flight to take off.
As for the full body scanners, don't believe everything you read
in the media (said the woman who has spent her entire adult life
working in the media). I've been through them and it's really no
Cindy Richards is the mom of two who gets her muse from traveling the world, usually with kids in tow. She also writes for TravelingMom.com, where she also serves as editor.
See more of Cindy's stories here.
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