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These Insider Travel Secrets Will Make Your Next Flight a Breeze

Town and Country Logo By Lauren Hubbard of Town and Country | Slide 1 of 11: Traveling with little ones is rough, especially if you can’t hand out noise-cancelling headphones a la the Clooneys, and though we sympathize, there are also times we’d just prefer to sit... anywhere but next to a baby. Of course, there’s no way to guarantee you won’t find up sharing a seat with an unhappy newborn, you can reduce your odds by choosing seats away from the bulkheads. These partitions tend to offer parents the best spots to secure baby seats and bassinets, and end to be the first ones allocated to travelers who are flying with wee ones - which means that if you’re looking to keep your travel time adults-only, you should consider bulkheads your no-fly zone.

From choosing the right drink to avoiding crying kids, here's everything you need to know. Whether you're looking to elevate your in-flight experience with an upgrade, deciding on the best time to fly, or picking the least germy seat on the plane, life above 30,000 feet is filled with quandaries. Luckily, finding the answers doesn't need to be complicated - all it takes is a little insider information to unlock the secrets of the skies and make your time at cruising altitude smooth sailing.

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