Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Traveling With Kids

Is it better to pay $25/suitcase (probably two suitcases), or to make the kids carry their own clothes in their stuffed backpacks across the airport terminals and onto the plane?

Is it better to pay $80-$112 to park at the economy or long-term parking lots at the airport, or pay maybe $10 but have to take all the kids and luggage on the MAX light rail?  (We can't have someone drop us off like we did last time, because we fill up all the seats in our van.  And don't know anyone with a 12 passenger van here in Portland.)

What would you do?


  1. Is cabbing to the airport an intermediate option? There are some cab companies with minivans, might that work?

  2. Online quotes for airport shuttles suggest it would end up being comparable in price to the economy lots, so I'm not sure it's worth it.

  3. Hmmm... well... I PERSONALLY would probably pay the money, but that's because I can work it into the budget and tracking FIVE kids + stuff by myself sounds stressful. On the other hand, if your hubby is going too, then maybe it wouldn't be too bad. As long as you can trust your kids to keep track of their backpacks. Oh, and anyone who flies with five kids in tow is my hero. :)

  4. I don't know, but take your time. If this were Twitter, I would include #TooMuchWorkToDoBeforeYouGetHere #PainterIsStillHereAndICantMoveFurnitureUntilHesDone