Families are flying less and flying longer, if Family Travel Forum site visitors are any indication. According to the family vacation media company, its family travel bulletin boards are filled with chatter on how to entertain kids on long haul flights.
Since the economy is forcing families to drive farther than ever before for their vacations, when they have to fly, it’s increasingly likely to be a long, stressful cross-country or international trip. “With pretzels, pillows and politeness gone from the in-flight experience, parents are desperate for ideas on how to entertain their kids and stave off the wrath of other passengers,” notes FamilyTravelForum.com editor Kyle McCarthy. “And forget about kids being rewarded with a pair of pilot’s wings when it’s over.”
Now, to meet families’ ever-changing vacation needs, Family Travel Forum is partnering with InMotion Entertainment to offer a break on DVD rentals and other family media purchases at more than 50 entertainment stores in 40 airports across the United States.
At each InMotion store, families can choose from hundreds of the latest film releases in all genres; then rent or purchase their choice, and play it on a laptop or a rented DVD player. When travelers are done viewing, DVDs can be sent (along with the rented player) back in InMotion’s prepaid mailer or dropped off at any InMotion Entertainment store en route.
Through June 15, 2009, visitors to www.FamilyTravelForum.com will receive special two-for-one offers from InMotion Entertainment, enabling them to double the entertainment value and make long haul flights more fun for all ages. Additionally, families should stop by the free entertainment kiosks at all InMotion stores to watch FTF’s new podcast on planning a great family vacation, then download it to an iPod for the trip home.