For example, did you know there are airports out there that cater to families, having playgrounds, museums and interactive exhibits. Almost unbelievable, but CheapFlights.com will clue you in where! They have locations, hours of operation and other info in there FREE, updated 2009 guide. To get the PDF of the guide, visit cheapflights.com and sign up for their newsletter.
Here is some sneak peek info:
- San Francisco International: SFO’s secret gem is the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum. This museum is free and showcases SFO’s rich history. Modeled after the 1937 waiting room at the airport, families will find aviation models and a cool Pan Am exhibit. There is also a nice aquarium in Boarding Level C, the Departures/Ticketing Level of Terminal 1. And for those families that crave something more interactive, visit SFO Kids’ Spot in post-security Terminal 3 near Gate 87A. The spot features a crawling apparatus and a plasma wall that shoots arcs of energized color activated by sound.
- Los Angeles International Airport: Los Angeles International’s Flight Path Learning Center of Southern California highlights the golden years of commercial aviation. If you have time in between flights the center is located adjacent to LAX at 666 1 West Imperial Highway. Kids can view aircraft models and impressive aviation displays all for free.
There is even information for international airports.
- Frankfurt International: Check out the airfield activity center where children can watch planes take off and land from the panoramic windows while exploring aircraft models in the visitors’ terrace in Terminal 1.
- Hong Kong International: Schedule some time to see a movie at the Sky Plaza in Terminal 2. The cinema has 300 seats and boasts the largest 3D projection screen in all of Asia.
- London Heathrow: Make your way to Terminal 3 where you’ll find the Jetterz Kids Club, a supervised play area for children ages five to 14. The Club comes complete with a TV, DVD player, books, movies, computer games and a range of toys to excite any age.
The 2009 Kids’ Airport Diversion Guide also contains new information on TSA’s family-friendly security lanes and which airports already use them in the 2009 guide. So if you are planning on flying this summer, be sure to sign-up for the CheapFlights.com newsletter and download that guide!
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