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Old 05-03-2013, 05:58 AM   #16
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WOW - Great information!! Thank you everyone. Your idea 3 and 1 makes so much more sense then mine! Thanx again !!!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:59 AM   #17
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Either will work but we prefer the 3 and 1 across the aisle and have the dgd's switch off with the window seat.
Another vote for this one. First flight ever, we did 2 and 2. But quickly realized the boys actually want to sit together so they can play games, chat, be silly....whatever they do together! Flight goes much, much faster if they have one another to occupy themselves. Of course, this only works because they get along so well! It's usually me with the two boys, husband right across the aisle.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #18
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We do 3 and 1

DS always gets the window since he is on the autism spectrum and this keeps him calm. I sit in the middle and DH on the aisle. DD sits across the aisle. My kids are 5 and 11.

In August we are doing our first trip as a family of 5 and will have a lap baby we will do the same configuration except DH and I will switch seats.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:21 AM   #19
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Another vote for this one. First flight ever, we did 2 and 2. But quickly realized the boys actually want to sit together so they can play games, chat, be silly....whatever they do together! Flight goes much, much faster if they have one another to occupy themselves. Of course, this only works because they get along so well! It's usually me with the two boys, husband right across the aisle.
This is how we sit as well. Works out for us!

Last flight had just 2 seats and 2 seats, so the boys sat together and we sat across the aisle from them. We'll do that again on the way home from Orlando soon.
When they were little, they switched mid-flight to share the window seat. Once they got older, one would take it on the way there and the other on the way back.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:16 AM   #20
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We have done both. I think the 3 and 1 works a little better with smaller ones. The kids fight less at younger ages (at least mine did) and this way both kids have access to mommy and daddy. When they are younger they also have to go to the bathroom more frequently, so if you have all 3 seats, then you aren't bugging the aisle person to keep getting up. The 2 and 2 are better when they are older so they don't fight with each other (it gets worse every year) and they both get window seats and they don't have to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes (and bug the stranger on the aisle as much).
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #21
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Plan to pay extra for reserved seating or you may find yourselves disappointed when you get to the airport. E.g., two people here, two people far away, no one by a window.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:22 AM   #22
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better to not place kids in the window seats.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:49 AM   #23
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I have actually been debating this same thing. I think I have decided to do 3 and 1. I think if I split them up 2 and 2 then they will keep wanting to switch "I wanna sit with daddy.....now I wanna sit with mommy". I don't think that would go well with the stranger sitting at the end of us. I'm very glad that our flight is only and hour and a half!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:58 AM   #24
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We do 2 and 2. Like you, we were worried about the kids squabbling being so close to each other and invariably we hear the "I want to sit by Mommy!" or "I want to sit by Daddy!" So we do 2 and 2 and one kid with me on the way there and then we switch on the way back. Both DH and I like to sit by the window and so do the kids so this configuration gets us closest to the window.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #25
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Hello - Sorry not Disney related but we are flying to Disney in November. Its 4 of us. 2 kids and 2 adults. The plane seats 3 - row - 3. How do you do your seating? I was thinking of 2 behind one another so each kid can get a window with a parent. I would love the kids and I in one section and my husband across the isle but after thinking about it I think the kids will fight for the window. 6 and 3 years old. First time for the 3 year old to fly.
we usually sit 3 and 1. Me and the kids sit together while hubby sits accross the row on the isle seat so we can still talk if we want to without disturbing too many people. our kids have been much younger like yours the first time we flew and we sat 2 and 2 to be able to have one of us help each child.

our kids are 9 and 12 for this trip though so don't need as much attention this time around.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:27 PM   #26
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We do two and two right behind each other. This way each child gets a window and my DD (a seat kicker) can sit behind my son.
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I've seen lots of families do 2 and 2 and I've seen lots do 3 and 1. I think it depends on the age of your kids and the dynamic in your family. I don't necessarily think one is always better than the other.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #28
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What about 1 adult and 3 kids. The kids have never flown before. Ages 16 (slightly autistic), 10, and 8.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:31 PM   #29
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What about 1 adult and 3 kids. The kids have never flown before. Ages 16 (slightly autistic), 10, and 8.
If the plane configuration is 3/3 or 3/2, I'd put the 3 kids together and the adult on the aisle across. If it's 2/2, I'd have the two kids that get along best sit together and the adult with the other kid, with all of you on the same row.
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What about 1 adult and 3 kids. The kids have never flown before. Ages 16 (slightly autistic), 10, and 8.
In this i'd seat the 10 and 8 across from parent and 16 y o. I'd pick the middle and isle seats on either side to avoid having to cross over strangers, also if you're flying at a low season time you might get lucky and not have anyone sitting in the other 2 seats
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