Inflatable airplane bed called a ‘godsend’ by parents traveling with picky toddlers: ‘He slept 7.5 hours’
- A mother uses an inflatable bed when traveling with her son on long flights
- Misty Kingma traveled with her family on a 15-hour flight from LA to Australia
- Your son slept soundly on the flyaway inflatable crib for 7.5 hours
- The product inflates in 90 seconds and prevents toys from rolling off the seat
A mother found the perfect solution for traveling on long-haul flights with young children.
Mama Misty Kingma was traveling with her family on a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Australia and used the inflatable Flyaway Kids Bed to ensure her toddler got a good night’s sleep on the plane.
In a now-viral TikTok video, Misty’s son Lennox slept for 7.5 hours and had a “cozy place to play” while awake.
‘Highly recommended! Comes with a hand pump for inflation on the plane,” she wrote in the video.
But the product is quite expensive, retailing at $159/AUD222.25 – and some airlines won’t accept the bed as it poses a ‘danger’.
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Mama Misty Kingma was traveling with her family on a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to Australia and used the inflatable Flyaway Kids Bed to ensure her toddler got a good night’s sleep on the plane
The flyaway bed offers children a comfortable place to sleep on the plane and inflates in just 90 seconds.
The clever design prevents toys from rolling onto the floor and can be stowed in carry-on luggage as it weighs only 1.3kg.
On the brand’s website, the product has also garnered hundreds of five-star reviews from satisfied customers.
In just 48 hours, Misty’s video went viral, racking up a staggering 12.5 million views, wowing thousands worldwide.
“I wish I was a baby so I could get so comfortable on a plane,” one person commented.
“Wish there was an adult version,” added another, and a third wrote, “This is awesome!”
The Flyaway cot offers children a comfortable place to sleep on the plane and inflates in just 90 seconds. But some airlines do not accept the bed as it poses a “danger”.
But an airline hostess mentioned that the product is not accepted on flights of certain airlines.
“Flight attendant for 25 years and counts on a large US airline here. These are NOT permitted/unapproved by the FAA for use on our flights. Looks comfy though,” she wrote.
Another person confirmed: “Please remember that some airlines do not allow this on a plane as it is a hazard. The flight attendants will force you to remove it.’
The full list of airlines that accept the Flyaway cot can be found here.
Which airlines in Australia accept the flyaway cot?
You can see the full list of airlines here