Meet the Toddler Who Has Flown Over 100 Flights
My kids fly a lot, but meet the toddler who really flies a lot. In fact, he flies so much that American Airlines recently threw a celebration for him to celebrate his 100th flight at just 21 months old. Twenty-one month old Oliver isn't trying to set kid flight records, but instead, he is just tagging along with his mom who has a job that requires a bunch of travel. He was born via in-vitro without a legal father, so going along for the ride with his mom (and sometimes a nanny), simply made the most sense for them to maximize family time together.
Oliver even has a favorite TSA agent, he makes choo-choo tracks out of tray tables, uses travel gear such as an FAA-approved CARES Harness
and a Mountain Buggy Bagrider
, has visited numerous airline lounges, can often be found at the front of the plane, and in 2017 flew the equivalent of three laps around the earth on American Airlines. That's not bad for a kid who is barely old enough to walk!
, Oliver's travels have taken him to Disney World, Jamaica, Grandma's House, Hong Kong, New York City, California, Denver, and way beyond. He may be DFW based, but thanks to his mom deciding that where she goes, he goes, his world is much bigger than just the great state of Texas.
For his 100th flight last month from Des Moines to DFW (which happened to be DelAAyed), American Airlines put together a fun celebration for him before departure in Des Moines complete with balloons, airport golf cart rides, a trip to the cockpit, and more some gifts.
In our family, we don't really track flights closely enough to know which number we are on, but Oliver's adventures almost make me wish that we did! Hopefully, I can get Oliver's mom to share with us some fun toddler travel stories and tips, but until then, enjoy his Twitter feed and this cute story done by WFAA.
Do you track your child's flights? Anyone else around here have a toddler that hit 100 flights before their second birthday?