Air travel with children can at times be challenging, but with a little bit of preparation, you can turn it into a smooth and enjoyable experience. Here are some tips for travelling with children via Palma Airport.
Palma Airport is a child-friendly place with numerous facilities for children and families.
There are several children’s play areas, which are equipped with toys and games to keep children entertained before their flight.
The airport has numerous baby changing facilities, which are located throughout the airport. These are equipped with changing tables, sinks, and anything else that is needed when changing your baby’s nappy or diaper.
Palma de Mallorca Airport has special toilets for children and breastfeeding rooms. These rooms are equipped with comfortable seating, changing tables, and other amenities that make it easy for mothers to breastfeed or pump in private.
If you need a few last-minute items for your journey, the following shops might be of interest to you.
|Pharmacy||Medicines and babycare products||Departures – main terminal building – public zone, level 2|
|Lolly||Games for young and old||Departures – airside, Module C|
|Tutti-Frutti||Sweets, snacks, chocolates||Departures – airside, Module A and Module C|
|WH Smith||Magazines, books, snacks and drinks||Departures – main terminal building – public zone, level 2|
Departures – main terminal building – airside, level 4
Departures – airside, Module A, Module B, Module C, Module D
Please see here for a full list of shopping opportunities at Palma Airport.
If you haven’t yet travelled by air with your children or if things didn’t go too well the last time around and you are feeling a little nervous, you may want to consider the following tips.
Bring snacks and entertainment for your children, such as books, colouring books, and games. Also, pack extra clothes, nappies /diapers, wipes, and any other necessary items. See here for more information on what can go in your hand luggage.
If possible, complete your check-in as soon as the online check-in opens. If you leave it too late, it might not be possible for the whole family to sit together.
When you are travelling with children, chances are that you will not be able to move through the airport as quickly as usual. To avoid unnecessary stress, it is a good idea to arrive with plenty of time to spare before your planned departure.
Remember that you will need to remove jackets and possibly shoes and that you will need to take any liquids and electronics from your carry-on bags. If you have a pushchair with you, this may need to be folded or taken apart.
Be prepared for unexpected delays or changes. If possible, bring some extra nappies, baby food and /or snacks together with anything else you may need, in case your journey takes longer than planned.
Many airlines offer priority boarding for passengers travelling with young children. This allows families to board the plane early and get settled before other passengers. However, policies may vary between airlines, so it’s always a good idea to check with your airline before you travel.