The thought of travelling abroad with a toddler can be scary & daunting at times, I have been abroad twice in my life and that was so long ago that my passport has actually expired. My partner on the other hand has never been abroad and I know he would really love to. So since his work colleague got home from a lovely little holiday away, we have been thinking of saving up to go abroad ourselves. The thought of leaving the country scares me, I don’t know why.. but it does. I don’t know if it’s because of the recent terrorist attacks but the thought of going on holiday abroad with my toddler scares me even more. I get worried about little things like forgetting things, busy airports, managing my anxiety, missing flights or more importantly our flights being cancelled. In light of the recent Ryanair fiasco with them cancelling flights giving little warning and causing havoc for people travelling abroad with there families it has brought back memories of what happened to us when we went abroad in 2010.
We went on our first proper family holiday to Spain & ended up stranded in a different country due to the volcanic ash cloud in Iceland making it too dangerous to fly. Our flights were cancelled at the last minute and we had to stay in Spain for an extra 2 weeks. We didn’t have the money to stay on holiday for longer, we needed to go home, I had exams to do and my parents had jobs to return to but we couldn’t get back. I mean it all worked out well in the end, I got to spend more time with my grandma who was quite unwell and unfortunately passed away just a few months later. We enjoyed our time in the sun but we had to borrow money from a family member to be able to afford to stay for the extra 2 weeks. What would you do if your flight got cancelled and you didn’t have a back up plan? We panicked, but we got by. Remember that you can always make a claim, and be reassured that there is always a way around it. I read in the news the other morning that Ryanair will be cancelling another 18,000 flights between November and March, crazy right? Affecting the travel plans of another 400,000 passengers. This makes me wonder what I would do and how I would feel if we got stuck abroad again but this time with a toddler, i know for sure I would panic and my anxiety would most probably get the best of me. What would we do if we had saved up, got excited, planned a holiday abroad and then we were suddenly told that we couldn’t go. How disheartening. I would be absoultely gutted, and this must be how a lot of families are feeling right now.
What would you do if your flight got cancelled at the last minute? Would you panic?
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